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Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, 9:09 p.m.
 

• The NHL will not suspend Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski for allegedly biting an opposing player in Saturday's game against Montreal. The league said Monday there was no conclusive evidence that Grabovski bit Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty. Pacioretty said he got a precautionary tetanus shot after the incident in Toronto's 6-0 victory. The forward emerged from the skirmish showing his arm to the officials and claiming that Grabovski bit him.

• The snowed-out game between the Lightning and Bruins has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 25. The new date means the Lightning will play at home against Toronto on Wednesday night, fly to Boston for a game Thursday night and return to Tampa Bay for the regular-season finale on Saturday.

• Maple Leafs goalie James Reimer left Monday's game against the Flyers with an injury to his left leg. Reimer was hurt during a scramble four minutes into the second period. Reimer, who is 5-3-0 this season, was replaced in the Toronto goal by Ben Scrivens.

Brian Elliott was a surprise starter in goal for the Blues against the Kings even though Jaroslav Halak, activated a day earlier, was listed in goal on the pregame sheet. Elliott allowed 14 goals the previous three games while Halak was sidelined with a groin injury. Coach Ken Hitchcock said after Saturday's 6-5 shootout loss to the Ducks that he'd go with rookie Jake Allen if Halak wasn't ready to go. Halak came out first during the pregame skate Monday night, usually NHL protocol for the starter.

— AP

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