NHL Morning Links - Nov. 29 

November, 29, 2013
Attention fantasy owners: Before you hit the shops with aspirations of snagging a five-dollar iPod or 50-cent waffle-maker, set your lineups. We’ve got morning hockey (Winnipeg Jets vs. Philadelphia Flyers, 11:30 Eastern). Otherwise, here are a few NHL bits and bobs to distract from the physiological aftermath of yesterday’s indulgences ...

The Calgary Flames will have to manage without two of their better players for the foreseeable future. While rookie forward Sean Monahan is listed as week-to-week with a fractured foot, defenseman Dennis Wideman is sidelined for six to eight weeks with a broken hand. Look for T.J. Brodie and Kris Russell to pick up more of the offensive slack on the back end, at least until Mark Giordano (broken ankle) is ready to return (next week, maybe).

Goalie Justin Peters of the Carolina Hurricanes is making a case for himself to be considered top backup to Cam Ward, even once Anton Khudobin (lower body) is healthy. It’s hard to argue with Peters’ .920 save percentage and 2.49 goals-against average.