Peep Show

Updated: February 2, 2004, 3:36 PM ET
By Jim Wilkie
Washington Capitals: Washington's Sergei Gonchar said he is ahead of schedule and expects to return from a separated shoulder soon after the All-Star break. Just in time for trade rumors to heat up regarding the Capitals defenseman.

Dallas Stars: Dallas has climbed back into the thick of the Western Conference race and should be looking to bolster its lineup soon. Stars GM Doug Armstrong will probably be looking for a left-handed defenseman who can help the power play.

Philadelphia Flyers: Jeff Hackett's vertigo has improved enough for the Philadelphia goalie to practice for the first time in weeks, but he still doesn't know when he'll be able to return to game action.