Nilson knee-ds to wait for test

RANDY SPORTAK, CALGARY SUN

, Last Updated: 8:04 AM ET

Marcus Nilson and his injured left knee was sent for a MRI yesterday.

Nilson, injured after a knee-on-knee hit with Dallas forward Brenden Morrow Sunday afternoon, is out indefinitely until the team finds out the result.

Calgary is also without left wing Mike Leclerc four to six weeks due to a broken wrist, while right wing Darren McCarty is day-today due to a stiff back and slight groin problem.

For insurance, forward Craig MacDonald was summoned from AHL Omaha.

McCarty wasn't sure if he'd have to miss a second-straight game tomorrow against Los Angeles.

"Tough to say. I can honestly say I feel better today than I did Saturday or (Sunday) and hopefully I can progress. It's day to day," he said.

There is some good news on the injury front. Defenceman Rhett Warrener -- out with a knee injury since March 7 -- is expected to skate for the first time today.

General manager/head coach Darryl Sutter said he figured Warrener would be back in action with a week or so remaining in the regular season.

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BOYD SIGNED: Junior standout Dustin Boyd was signed to a three-year, entry level contract yesterday.

Boyd, chosen in the third round, 98th overall, in the 2004 draft, collected 48 goals and 90 points in 64 regular season games for Moose Jaw this season.

The 6-ft., 188-lb. centre finished third in the WHL in goals and fourth in points.

He was also a big part of Canada's gold-medal winning world junior team, collecting four goals and six points in the tournament.

Boyd and the Warriors are facing Brandon in the first round of the WHL playoffs.

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HORDICHUK SUSPENDED: Nashville Predators forward Darcy Hordichuk was suspended for three games without pay by the NHL yesterday for initiating a fight Saturday night with the Los Angeles Kings' George Parros.

Hordichuk was assessed a minor penalty for roughing and a misconduct for the second-period brawl in the Predators' 6-4 road loss to the Kings.

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ICE CHIPS: Tampa Bay defenceman Pavel Kubina left the Lightning's game last night against the Carolina Hurricanes because of a lower-body injury ... Toronto Maple Leafs forward Jason Allison is out indefinitely with a broken bone in his hand, the team announced yesterday.


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