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(The Sports Xchange) - The Vancouver Canucks recalled winger Nicklas Jensen from Utica of the American Hockey League.
Jensen scored four goals in his last seven games for Utica. Canucks Forwards Tom Sestito and Zack Kassian are out with injuries.
New York Rangers center Derek Stepan is scheduled to make his regular-season debut on Saturday against the Toronto Maple Leafs, coach Alain Vigneault said on the Rangers website Friday.
Stepan missed the first 12 games due to a fractured fibula.
Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson began his three-game suspension Friday for his high hit to the head of Carolina left wing Jiri Tlusty on Tuesday. Johnson was replaced by James Wisniewski, who had missed the last three games with a broken finger.
New Jersey Devils right wing Jordin Tootoo returned Friday after missing seven games with a foot injury.
Editing by Gene Cherry