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Ducks get Gibson back in goal against Columbus

After a disastrous homecoming to open the season, John Gibson will be back in goal for the Ducks as they host the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday night. It will be Gibson's first game for the Ducks since allowing all six goals on 39 shots in a 6-4 loss to Pittsburgh on Oct. 9. Gibson, who left the ice first during Friday's morning skate, got the nod in the season opener...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Puck Dumps 10/24/14

What everyone is talking about The Bruins suffered a potentially devastating injury yesterday. Well, Zdeno Chara suffered the injury, but his absence likely completely realigns Boston’s strategy for the season, depending on how long he is out. Of course, with a serious knee injury, like the one Chara has reportedly suffered, and at his age, they might never get the same Zdeno...
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Bissonnette returning to Wales to resume playing career

Longtime Coyotes fan favorite and tough guy Paul Bissonnette has been unable to secure new employment in the NHL and is heading back to Wales to join the Cardiff Devils of the Elite Ice Hockey League. Bissonnette played with the Devils for 11 games during the 2012 NHL lockout, posting six goals and 21 points and achieving cult-hero-like status among the Welsh. Cardiff announced the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
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Bissonnette returning to Wales to resume playing career

Longtime Coyotes fan favorite and tough guy Paul Bissonnette has been unable to secure new employment in the NHL and is heading back to Wales to join the Cardiff Devils of the Elite Ice Hockey League. Bissonnette played with the Devils for 11 games during the 2012 NHL lockout, posting six goals and 21 points and achieving cult-hero-like status among the Welsh. Cardiff announced the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
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Sabres-Sharks Preview

The San Jose Sharks tout one of the NHL's most dynamic offenses. Their lack of defense, however, is a big reason the team is riding a three-game losing streak. The Sharks look to tighten up their defense Saturday against the visiting Buffalo Sabres, the NHL's lowest-scoring team. After opening the season with consecutive shutouts, San Jose (4-3-1) has allowed 25 goals over...
Via AP on Fox
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Feature Friday: Nick Spaling

  Throughout the 2014-2015 NHL season, I’ll be posting player features each Friday. This week, we’re going to take a look at Nick Spaling. By: Melissa Esing (Off_thePost)   Nick Spaling (right) after his first goal as a Pittsburgh Penguin. Photo Credit: Gene J. Puskar/AP     During the offseason, forward Nick Spaling was acquired from the Nashville Predators (along with Patric...
Via The PensNation
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Here is Proof Nashville is Terrified of Chicago Blackhawks Fans

If a carefully devised scheme to manipulate ticket sales in order to deter Blackhawks fans from attending Preds home games wasn’t enough proof that the Nashville Predators organization is terrified of Blackhawks fans, the franchise took its anxieties to a whole new level last night. For the second year in a row, the Predators opted to sing “God Bless America” in place of the...
Via Sports Mockery
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Blackhawks-Blues Preview

Frustrations are starting to grow for St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock, who hasn't been pleased with his team's recent efforts. His tune isn't likely to change with the Chicago Blackhawks coming to town Saturday night for a rematch of last season's playoff series between these Central Division rivals. St. Louis (2-3-1) is coming off a pair of ugly defeats, 3-0...
Via AP on Fox
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Bruins’ Joe Morrow Finally Has Opportunity To Impress At NHL Level

BOSTON — Joe Morrow has been a part of three different NHL organizations since he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2011, but he’s never appeared in a game at the top level. That could change over the next four-to-six weeks, which is the expected timeframe that the Bruins will be without captain and No. 1 defenseman Zdeno Chara because of a PCL tear suffered in Thursday’s...
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Coyotes Injury Update: David Moss Day to Day with Upper Body Injury

Arizona Coyotes winger David Moss left Thursday night’s game against the Minnesota Wild with an upper body injury. Moss did not return to the game. #456748396 / gettyimages.comUPDATE: #Coyotes forward @djmoss25 has suffered an upper-body injury in tonight's game and will not return— Arizona Coyotes (@ArizonaCoyotes) October 24, 2014Through six games this season, Moss has...
Via Sports Injury Alert
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Milano taken off injured list, joins OHL Plymouth

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated forward Sonny Milano off the injured non-roster list and assigned him to the Ontario Hockey League's Plymouth Whalers. Milano sustained a facial fracture at the NHL Prospects Tournament in September. The 18-year-old spent the past two seasons with the United States National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan...
Via AP on Fox
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Will The Carolina Hurricanes Try To Cut Some Salary?

from Darren Dreger of TSN, Peter Karmanos is known as a budget-conscious owner. If things don't improve dramatically, the likelihood increases Karmanos puts heat on rookie general manager Ron Francis to trim the payroll that current stands at $66.2 million (according to capgeek.com). This seems somewhat obvious given the fact the Hurricanes invested money this season to...
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Carey Price will be back in goal for Habs against Rangers

Carey Price will be in goal for the Canadiens and will be facing the Rangers for the first time since Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final when he suffered a season-ending knee injury in a collision with Chris Kreider. The Canadiens lost the series in six games. The Canadiens practised Friday morning in Brossard and coach Michel Therrien wouldn’t confirm the rest of his lineup...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Jokipakka to make NHL debut, Stars go back to superline

The Stars on Friday went back to the lines they used Tuesday in a 6-3 win over Vancouver and also practiced Jyrki Jokipakka on the third pair. That means Jokipakka will make his NHL debut tonight, and that the Devils could get a dose of Jamie Benn-Jason Spezza-Tyler Seguin. “We want them to win games,” Stars coach Lindy Ruff said when asked if he was trying to make sure all...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Paul Bissonnette Signs With The Cardiff Devils

via the Elite Ice Hockey League, The Cardiff Devils are pleased to confirm the signing of Paul Bissonnette.  The NHLer is coming in on a temporary basis while he still looks for opportunities in the NHL, but Devils management are excited to have him for whatever length of time that he will be in Cardiff.   “Paul got in touch with us and explained that he had already...
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Senators Ask Fans To Wear Red To Saturday’s Game In Support Of Military

The Ottawa Senators are planning a special ceremony prior to Saturday’s game against the New Jersey Devils in light of Wednesday’s tragic events. According to the Ottawa Sun, the Senators will hold a moment of silence for soldier Nathan Cirillo, who was killed in the shootings in Canada’s capital, before puck drop. The team is also asking fans to show support for the military...
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Senators, Canadiens, Leafs pay tribute to soldiers

OTTAWA (AP) The Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs will hold coordinated tributes Saturday night to honor the Canadian soldiers who lost their lives during shootings this week. The tributes will be before games at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, the Bell Centre in Montreal and Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The Senators said Friday the teams will show appreciation...
Via AP on Fox
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Panthers-Coyotes Preview

The Florida Panthers have struggled to score but hope their best offensive showing yet can serve as a springboard. With their goaltender bouncing back after a rough first few starts, the Arizona Coyotes are looking to rediscover what appeared to be a promising offense. Florida seeks its third win in four games Saturday night when it visits the Coyotes. The Panthers (2-2-2) have won...
Via AP on Fox
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Zdeno Chara to Miss 4-6 Weeks With Knee Injury

The Bruins are about to get a taste of what it's like to live without their most indispensable player. Zdeno Chara, who left Thursday night's loss to the Islanders in the first period after a huge, open ice hit of Islanders' captain John Tavares, is out 4-6 weeks. Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said Chara's injury is a tear in the posterior cruciate ligament in his left...
Via Hockey Fan Land
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Hextall: ‘There’s not a lot out there’ to bolster depleted Flyers defense

Flyers GM Ron Hextall is in a tough spot. With Andrew MacDonald and Braydon Coburn each out approximately four weeks, his already-missing-Kimmo-Timonen defense is down to five healthy NHL blue-liners. And that includes the likes of Luke Schenn and Michael Del Zotto, two once-promising players who’ve fallen on hard times since those once-promising times. The former is minus-8 after...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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2014 Fantasy Hockey, Daily Fix: October 24th 2014

Just a five game slate this weekend, but there’s still some great action going on over at Draft Kings. If you are a new user to Draft Kings please use this link to sign up! The main event tonight is a $10,000 Face-off GPP with a $27 entry fee *Note this is a FREE PREVIEW of what the articles behind our pay wall look like* Enjoy! With just five games on the ledger tonight, we...
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Alexander Ovechkin, Urban Cowboy, everyone (photo)

The Washington Capitals are in the midst of a three-game sojourn up Canada way. After a 3-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday night, the team packed up and headed to the frontier town of Calgary for a Saturday night showdown with the Flames. Taking to heart the saying, “When in Rome…”, Alexander Ovechkin...Read More The post Alexander Ovechkin, Urban Cowboy, everyone...
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Penguins-Predators Preview

The Nashville Predators acquired James Neal from the Pittsburgh Penguins to aid their transition from former coach Barry Trotz's defensive-minded system to a more dynamic one under Peter Laviolette. With Neal as its leading goal scorer, Nashville is off to one of the best starts in franchise history and will try to remain the league's only team without a regulation loss Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
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Peter Chiarelli On Zdeno Chara’s Injury

from Caryn Switaj of BostonBruins.com, "This is completely different, separate, isolated from the other ligaments that are more critical in the maneuvering of the knee, so good news is, it's isolated to that ligament," Chiarelli told media during the press conference. "Bad news is he's out 4-6 weeks. Might be a little earlier than four weeks, but a...
Via Kukla's Korner
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Duclair In, Malone Out In Eastern Conference Finals Rematch

After being a healthy scratch the last two games, Anthony Duclair found himself back on the third line in practice today as the Rangers prepared for their first meeting against the Montreal Canadiens since last year’s heated Eastern Conference Finals. With Duclair’s inclusion into the line-up, Ryan Malone found himself skating as an extra with Michael Kostka. Here were the lines…...
Via NY Rangers Blog
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