Game recaps plus the latest on Andrej Meszaros, Martin Hanzal, Kyle Clifford, Brandon Dubinsky and more.

Matt Moulson scored twice in his Sabres debut.

Matt Moulson scored twice in his Sabres debut.

STAR-TELEGRAM.COM: Matt Moulson scored twice in his debut with the Buffalo Sabres, but it wasn’t enough to prevent his new club from falling to the Dallas Stars 4-3. Former Sabres coach Lindy Ruff, now head coach of the Stars, received a standing ovation from Sabres fans. Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta, meanwhile, has decided against taking his appeal of his ten-game suspension to an independent arbitrator.

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: The Blackhawks scored four unanswered goals to steamroll the Minnesota Wild 5-1.

TRIBLIVE.COM: Rookie Jayson Megna scored his first NHL points (1 goal, 1 assist) as the Pittsburgh Penguins downed the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1. Penguins captain Sidney Crosby collected his 20th point of the season. Earlier in the day, the Penguins learned defenseman Rob Scuderi will require ankle surgery and is out indefinitely.

NOTE: Games involving Canadian NHL teams are recapped in “Canadian Corner”.

TBO.COM: The Tampa Bay Lightning are quietly off to an 8-3 start to this season.

PHILLY.COM: After spending several games as a healthy scratch, Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros returns to the lineup in Tuesday’s game against the Anaheim Ducks.

LOS ANGELES TIMES: Call-ups Frederik Andersen, Patrick Maroon, Peter Holland and Devante Smith-Pelley are coming through for the battered Ducks.

ARIZONA REPUBLIC: Phoenix Coyotes center Martin Hanzal was suspended two games for his hit on Edmonton Oilers defenseman Jeff Petry.

NHL.COM: The NHL has fined LA Kings forward Kyle Clifford over $2,700.00 for kneeing Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

COLUMBUS DISPATCH: Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky won’t face supplemental discipline for his hit on Anaheim Ducks center Saku Koivu.