Cousins will serve a one-game suspension for Wednesday's tilt with the Pistons after the league office the 18th technical foul of the season he was assessed in Sunday's loss to the Thunder, Howard Beck of Bleacher Report reports.
Vanek was traded to the Panthers by the Red Wings for defenseman Dylan McIlrath and a third-round pick Wednesday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports, with TSN's Darren Dreger adding that the Wings will additionally receive Arizona's 2017 third-round pick if Florida makes the playoffs.
Lacy needed "two screws, two wires, and a plate" to repair the deltoid ligament in his left ankle last October, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports. "I'm just trying to make sure whether I end up in Green Bay or somewhere, I'm in the best shape or I'm in the best position I can be in personally, so when it's time for me to contribute to whatever team that it is that they're getting 100 percent of me," Lacy added Tuesday on Adam Schefter's "Know Them From Adam" podcast.
Earnhardt Jr. climbed out of his wrecked race car, surveyed the damage, chatted with his team and hopped on a golf cart for a trip to the infield care center. Eight minutes after checking in with doctors, Earnhardt walked out and he felt fine. Earnhardt crashed out near the midway point of the Daytona 500 on Sunday, hitting the wall after Kyle Busch lost control and turned sideways in front of him, ESPN.com reports.