Lappin was recalled from AHL Albany on Friday, and will make his NHL debut in Friday's home matchup with the Blackhawks, NHL.com's Mike Morreale reports.
The 23-year-old winger has had a solid start to the season in the minors, notching three points (one goal, two assists) over six games with AHL Albany. It's unclear where he'll slot in on the Devils' depth chart for Friday's game, but the youngster will presumably slide into a bottom-six role in what will be his first NHL contest.
Rosario is hoping to come back to the MLB after spending a season in the Korean Baseball Organization, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.
Rosario raked during his time across the ocean, bashing 33 home runs and driving in 120 runs. Even though the KBO is well-known for being a hitter-friendly league, the 27-year-old could pose as an intriguing option for any team looking for a right-handed power bat, even if his defensive skills likely will limit him to first base.
Thomas registered a team-high 25 points (10-15 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 2-6 FT) to go with four assists, three rebounds and two steals across 35 minutes in Thursday's 105-99 loss to the Bulls.
Thomas' poor free-throw shooting and five turnovers Thursday were a bit uncharacteristic, but he's gotten off to a nice start in the scoring column through two games, tallying 25 points in both contests. More impressively, he hasn't needed much volume in order to bolster his scoring production, shooting an excellent 17-for-29 (58.6%) from the field during that span.
Skinner (undisclosed) will be a game-time decision for Friday's home game against the Rangers.
Skinner skated with Victor Rask and Lee Stempniak on the Hurricanes' top line during Friday's morning skate, indicating he's likely closer to probable than questionable for the evening's contest, but he'll have to go through pregame warmups before his status is confirmed for Carolina's home opener. The 24-year-old winger's owners can check back prior to puck drop Friday evening for confirmation on Skinner's availability.
The surgery to repair a meniscus typically requires a much lengthier recovery timetable than that for the procedure to trim the damaged cartilage, with the latter sometimes allowing for a return after only a few weeks. The first option is often better for the knee's long-term health, but it typically requires at least a month or two of recovery. Anderson thus finds himself in danger of missing the rest of the season, leaving rookie Devontae Booker as the clear lead back in Denver for the foreseeable future. The
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