The Hockey News Daily Dish: Nov. 22

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Brenden Morrow, LW, Dallas Stars

2008/11/22:  The injury to Dallas Stars captain Brenden Morrow, who limped off the ice during the third period of Thursday's home loss against the Chicago Blackhawks and did not return, is a torn ACL. As a result, Morros will require surgery that should keep him out of the lineup for six months.

Mike Komisarek, D, Montreal Canadiens

2008/11/22: The Montreal Canadiens learned on Friday that they'll be without rugged defenseman Mike Komisarek for at least another month due to his suspected hand/shoulder injury. Komisarek was hurt in a fight with Boston's Milan Lucic earlier this month. He has been officially placed on injured reserve.

Trent Hunter, RW, New York Islanders

2008/11/22: Big winger Trent Hunter came out with 17 penalty minutes after defending injured teammate Frans Nielsen Friday night. After Nielsen was hit by Devils defenseman Mike Mottau, Hunter fought Mottau, earning a fighting major, instigator and 10-minute misconduct.

Brad Winchester, LW/RW, St. Louis Blues

2008/11/22: Playing in his first NHL game of the season, Blues winger Brad Winchester earned an assist and had seven penalty minutes during Friday's OT win over the Ducks. The big 27-year-old was called up from Peoria of the AHL on Thursday.

Lee Stempniak, RW/LW, St. Louis Blues

2008/11/22: Forward Lee Stempniak stayed red-hot for the Blues Friday night, scoring the unassisted game-winner in overtime against the Ducks. He now has 10 points in six games.

Bret Hedican, D, Anaheim Ducks

2008/11/22:  At age 38, Anaheim defenseman Bret Hedican played his 1,000th NHL game during Friday night's loss in St. Louis. He didn't have a whole lot to celebrate, going minus-1 with a third-period penalty during which the Blues scored.

Steve Regier, LW, St. Louis Blues

2008/11/22:  It continues to be a crazy week for Blues winger Steve Regier. He scored again Friday night after scoring twice in his first game of the year on Sunday, but he'd been sent down to Peoria of the AHL on Monday and called back up on Wednesday.

Injury news...

Barry Tallackson, RW, New Jersey Devils

2008/11/21:  Devils rookie Barry Tallackson finally made his season debut Friday night, playing 4:14 against the Islanders. He had played five games for Lowell of the AHL, tuning up after undergoing surgery to correct an irregular heartbeat

Frans Nielsen, C, New York Islanders

2008/11/21: After taking a nasty elbow, Islanders center Frans Nielsen had to be helped off the ice with head and leg injuries during Friday night's game in New Jersey. Devils defenseman Mike Mottau took Nielsen out with the hit.

Jason Arnott, C, Nashville Predators

2008/11/21:  Though he left Monday's game early with a neck injury, Predators veteran Jason Arnott was right back on the ice for Friday's game in Tampa. He even led Nashville forwards in minutes, playing for 20:13.

Daniel Winnik, LW, Phoenix Coyotes

2008/11/21:  After sitting out two games with an upper body injury, left winger Daniel Winnik was placed on injured reserve, retroactive to November 15. Though more of a physical player, he's struggled to score this year, with one point in 15 games.

Kari Lehtonen, G, Atlanta Thrashers

2008/11/21:  Goaltender Kari Lehtonen has officially been placed on injured reserve by the Thrashers. The 25-year-old had missed eight straight games with a back injury.

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