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Pro Sports Daily:
Goaltender Pascal Leclaire announced his retirement Tuesday due to a recurring hip injury. Leclaire, 30, was taken by the Columbus with the eighth overall pick of the 2001 NHL Draft, and spent parts of six seasons with the Blue Jackets. The Ottawa Senators acquired him in March 2009, but he appeared in just 48 games over the next two seasons. He missed all of last season with hip issues. In a 173-game career, Leclaire went 61-76-15 with a 2.89 goals-against average, a .904 save percentage and 10 shutouts. His best season came in 2007-08, when he went 24-17-6 and was second in the League with nine shutouts.
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from James Gordon of Senators Extra,
A poll sent out to past ticket buyers Monday offers up a slate of potential incentives — including free parking and two-for-one tickets — and asks respondents how likely they would be to take advantage.
“As you are most likely aware, the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association are negotiating...
According to the very credible www.mrmadhawk.com blog, Mikael Wikstrand have reached a verbal agreement to join Frölunda at the end of the year. This does not come as a surprise as rumours have been circulating ever since Wikstrand’s hot start, that he’d follow the path of a certain someone on the Ottawa Senators blueline.
This also bodes well for Wikstrand’s chances...
This just in:
Jared Cowen is having "surgical procedure" for "lower body" injury.
— Ken Warren (@Citizenkwarren) November 12, 2012
Now here's Bruce Garrioch to pour some salt to Jared's wound:
Jared Cowen need surgery on his leg: Does he get his NHL or AHL salary while he is out? AHL folks.
— Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch...
In the wake of Cowen going under the knife to repair a torn labrum in his hip – the procedure itself is scheduled for this Saturday – I, like many others, alluded to the immense pressure that will be placed on the team’s veteran defencemen.
I neglected to mention Mike Lundin’s name.
Signed as an unrestricted free agent during the summer, this James Gordon doppelganger...
Not since David Hasselhoff has an American product torn up the German charts like Erik Condra. After posting an impressive 19 points in 7 games played, Condra is packing up his bags and taking his exemplary puck possession skills from EV Füssen of the DEL-3 to SC Riessersee of the DEL-2.
From the EV Füssen website transcribed by the ever so exceptional Google...