NHL: Feb. 23, 2007

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There were 17 scouts in Chicago for its game against San Jose last night, including two from the Flyers. The Blackhawks are said to be shopping defenseman Brent Seabrook, but the price is steep. -- Philadelphia Inquirer

Any teams interested in acquiring Panthers forward Todd Bertuzzi won't get a chance to see him in action. There has been speculation that Bertuzzi has drawn interest from teams around the league. But Jacques Martin's asking price is thought to be high, mainly because he would like to see what Bertuzzi can do for the Panthers. -- Miami Herald

The Flyers' Geoff Sanderson is drawing interest from the Hurricanes, among other NHL teams, as Tuesday's NHL trade deadline draws near. The 'Canes have a plethora of injured forwards and need help. -- Philadelphia Inquirer

If Montreal Canadiens GM Bob Gainey is working on a deal, he gave no hint of it yesterday. Gainey said he hasn't decided whether to swing a deal or stick with the current roster. He said the club's three games leading up to the deadline may decide whether he elects to deal. -- Toronto Sun

Jaromir Jagr did not participate in a shootout that went four rounds against Martin Brodeur. The Rangers captain did not shoot for the sixth consecutive time after two initial misses because he previously told Tom Renney he does not feel confident enough to participate in the one-on-one showdown in which the great ones generally thrive. -- New York Post

Stars general manager Doug Armstrong said Thursday he is not actively seeking to add players before Tuesday's NHL trade deadline. But the Stars also received some interesting news Thursday that could force Armstrong into talks. Forward Patrik Stefan is expected to have hip surgery that will end his season. -- Dallas Morning News

Stars coach Dave Tippett shuffled his lines Thursday in practice. Ladislav Nagy was moved to a line with Mike Ribeiro and Loui Eriksson, while Niklas Hagman was moved into Nagy's spot on the top line with Mike Modano and Jere Lehtinen. -- Dallas Morning News

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli, who has made deals in recent weeks that improved his team both now and in the future, was close last night to another: signing winger Marco Sturm to a contract extension. -- Boston Herald

Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro started his 50th game of the season and 10th in a row against Toronto last night. With 21 games to go and only three back-to-back sets remaining, it's possible DiPietro might not sit again. When coach Ted Nolan started backup goaltender Mike Dunham against his former Atlanta team on Feb. 1, he said he would ride DiPietro the rest of the way and hasn't deviated from that. -- Newsday