Thanks to Pete DeBoer for not keeping the guys out there too long so everyone could enjoy this absolutely glorious South Florida day.
Defenseman Bryan McCabe was out there and was in a regular jersey and took some contact. McCabe, out since Jan. 15 with a broken jaw, is getting real close to returning to the lineup.
DeBoer says McCabe is out for Wednesday's game, but expects to see him in one of the two weekend games, either against Detroit on Friday or Tampa Bay on Saturday.
Dmitry Kulikov, as reported earlier, doesn't have a broken ankle but it is badly bruised. He's not able to put much weight on it although he was walking around Sunday with the aid of a walking boot.
DeBoer says it'll probably be a week before Kulikov can skate and likely two weeks before he returns to the lineup.
DeBoer also stayed with the lines he shuffled up during the San Jose game.
That means Cory Stillman is up on the top line with center Stephen Weiss and Jack Skille.
Your second line is David Booth, Mike Santorelli and Radek Dvorak, with Chris Higgins, Marty Reasoner and Rostislav Olesz manning the third set. Darcy Hordichuk, Scott Timmins and Steve Bernier are your fourth pairing.
Will have more -- with quotes -- later on.
Enjoy your day....