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NHL notebook: Lightning GM Yzerman says Drouin's suspension no impediment to trade

| Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016, 8:00 p.m.

• Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said the suspension of Jonathan Drouin will not change efforts to trade the disgruntled forward. Drouin was suspended indefinitely without pay Wednesday for missing a minor league game. The third overall pick in the 2013 draft asked to be traded in November. Drouin has six goals and 34 assists in 89 NHL games. He has been slowed by injuries this season.

• Bruins forward David Krejci returned to the lineup Thursday against the Canucks after missing 10 games with an upper-body injury.

• Blackhawks left wing Richard Panik did not play against the Lightning on Thursday after oversleeping and reporting late to the team's morning skate. The 24-year-old Panik, acquired from Toronto on Jan. 3, has scored goals in each of the past two games.

• The Rangers signed veteran left wing Daniel Paille, who was released from his contract with the Blackhawks' AHL affiliate, the Rockford Ice Hogs. Paille, 31, has played in 570 NHL games, scoring 85 goals and 97 assists with the Sabres and Bruins. Paille was originally selected by Buffalo in the first round, 20th overall, of the 2002 NHL Draft.

• The Blackhawks traded winger Ryan Garbutt to the Ducks for winger Jiri Sekac. Garbutt had two goals and four assists in 43 games with the Hawks. Sekac has one goal and two assists in 22 games.

• Country music stars Dierks Bentley, Vince Gill, Charles Kelley and Chris Young will serve as celebrity coaches for the All-Star Game on Jan. 31 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. They will join coaches Gerard Gallant (Panthers), Lindy Ruff (Stars), Darryl Sutter (Kings) and Barry Trotz (Capitals) behind the bench.

— Wire reports

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