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Lightning G Vasilevskiy out 2-3 months following surgery to remove blod clot

TAMPA BAY -- Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy had successful surgery on Thursday, September 3, to remove a blood clot from near his left collarbone and to treat a type of Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Vice President and General Manager Steve Yzerman announced this morning. The procedure was performed by Dr. Karl Illig, Director of Vascular Surgery at Tampa...
Via Fox Sports Florida
33 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Rangers name Chris Drury as Director of Player Development

The New York Rangers have appointed Chris Drury as the new Director of Player Development. The current Rangers front office page has Jim Sullivan listed as the Director of Player Development, along with a few other titles. My guess is that Drury will just take the development role, and not the other roles Sullivan has. […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
35 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Bruins D Seidenberg: Trade rumors were 'slap in the face'

Boston Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg said he wasn't worried about getting traded over the last year -- he has a full no-trade clause, so he would have to approve any trade should one actually happen. But that didn't mean he wasn't disappointed to hear his name make the rounds in trade rumor talk both over the summer and before the trade deadline. Seidenberg spoke to the Boston...
Via Fox Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Stars' Klingberg on long-term deal: 'I was really surprised'

Dallas Stars defenseman John Klingberg did not make the team's roster out of training camp last year. Life has changed drastically for Klingberg since then. The evidence is in the contract: Klingberg, a player who fell just short of good enough last September, enters this year's camp with a seven-year deal on the books. It's quite a turn of events, and one that has even Klingberg...
Via Fox Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Lightning goalie Vasilevskiy out for 2-3 months after surgery to remove blood clot

The young Tampa Bay goalie who thrilled fans with his play last season will be on the bench for the beginning part of the upcoming season. Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy had surgery Thursday to remove a blod clot from his left collarbone, according to a release from the Lightning. The team said the 21-year-old's surgery was successful, but noted he will miss at least 2-3 months of play...
Via Fox Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Children of Penguins' Dupuis pray nightly for his healthy return to ice

The children of Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis believe in the power of prayer.With that in mind, Dupuis' four kids take to their knees every night and ask for their father to stay healthy on the ice.Dupuis believes he's on schedule to return for the upcoming season after a blood clot threatened his life in November. The 36-year-old opened up about his fears in a moving...
Via Fox Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Immigration officials take Kings' Slava Voynov into custody

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Kings' Slava Voynov has been taken into custody by U.S. immigration officials, two months after pleading no contest to a domestic violence charge. The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/1VClVsY ) the Russian citizen faces possible deportation. He is being held without bail pending a hearing before an immigration judge. The 25-year-old defenseman...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stars announce roster for alumni game against Israeli national team

The Dallas Stars alumni game against the Israeli national team is one week away, and the Stars finally have their roster set. Perhaps the biggest name on the list is Marty Turco, who will man the crease for the Stars. The roster also features some members of the 1998-99 Stanley Cup championship team, including forwards Guy Carbonneau and Brent Severyn as well as defensemen Richard...
Via Fox Sports
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Andrei Vasilevskiy Out 2 to 3 Months After Vascular Surgery

  The Tampa Bay Lightning announced that goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy had successful surgery on Thursday. The operation was to remove a blood clot located near his left collar bone and to treat a type of Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. This syndrome can cause pain, numbness, tingling, and/or weakness in the arm and hand due to pressure against the nerves below the clavicle. Per...
Via Lightning Shout
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Individual Game Tickets For 2015-16 Season On Sale At 11 A.M. Today

Fear not, Boston Bruins fans. Hockey season is right around the corner. The Bruins have announced that individual game tickets for the 2015-16 season will go on sale Thursday, Sept. 4, at 11 a.m. ET. Fans can purchase tickets on the team’s official website, through the Bruins’ official mobile app, by calling Ticketmaster (1-800-745-3000) or by visiting the TD Garden box office...
Via NESN.com
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Flyers GM Hextall: Staying home could aid in fast start

The Philadelphia Flyers are intent on getting off to a fast start this season, and general manager Ron Hextall believes that begins with staying at home.The Flyers will spend their entire training camp in Voorhees, N.J., as opposed making trips to Cape Cod (last year) and Lake Placid (2013)."We felt we needed to change something," Hextall told Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer...
Via Fox Sports
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Blackhawks' Toews on Kane saga: 'You stay together as a team'

Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews stressed the importance of remaining bonded as a team when he was indirectly asked about the ongoing Patrick Kane saga on a Winnipeg radio station Thursday.Toews did his best to answer the host's question of how he deals with off-ice concerns with "one of your star teammates," although Kane's name was not mentioned. Kane, who has not been...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: September 4th, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.  It’s better than most people’s reaction to being at work before a three day weekend. Terror followed by joy.  Probably the same feeling watching the Pens play defense this year. THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – There is a small bit of clarification in the Ruutu/Laraque prank deal, although...
Via The Pensblog
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Al Arbour Tribute Day 5: 9|4|15

We’ve reached our fifth and final day of our Al Arbour tribute here at Islanders Insight. The great coach himself would probably say it’s time to “get on with the show” and start looking forward to the upcoming season which is set to start next month. We conclude on a Friday, exactly one week after his passing. Arthur Staple reported yesterday that the team will wear a commemorative...
Via Islanders Insight
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015-16 Central Division Preview: Nashville Predators

2014-15 record: 47-25-10 (102 points) 2nd place in the Central Division, 3rd place in the Western Conference Goals For: 232 Goals Against: 208 Power Play: 16.2% (25) Penalty Kill: 80.8% (18) Team Faceoff Pct: 48.9% (21t) Key Offseason Moves 2015 Top Draft Pick: Round 2 – Pick 55 – F Yakov Trenin Additions: Barret Jackman, […] The post 2015-16 Central Division Preview: Nashville...
Via Committed Indians
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Coyotes sign 1st-round pick Merkley

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Coyotes signed first-round draft pick Nick Merkley to a three-year, entry-level contract Thursday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 18-year-old right wing, selected 30th in the June draft, had 20 goals and 70 regular-season games last season for assistant last season for Kelowna in the Western Hockey League. He also had five goals...
Via AP on Fox
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes sign 1st-round pick Merkley

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Coyotes signed first-round draft pick Nick Merkley to a three-year, entry-level contract Thursday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 18-year-old right wing, selected 30th in the June draft, had 20 goals and 70 regular-season games last season for assistant last season for Kelowna in the Western Hockey League. He also had five goals...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes sign 1st-round pick Merkley

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Coyotes signed first-round draft pick Nick Merkley to a three-year, entry-level contract Thursday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 18-year-old right wing, selected 30th in the June draft, had 20 goals and 70 regular-season games last season for assistant last season for Kelowna in the Western Hockey League. He also had five goals...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Classic Jonathan Toews

Today, former Fighting Sioux forward Jonathan Toews was asked about the Patrick Kane situation by the AM 1290 out of Winnipeg, MB. And this was his response. Classic Toews; he always seems to say the right thing.Per ESPN:Toews said: "I think you've just got to have confidence that things like that will resolve themselves over time. And for the time being, you stay together as a team...
Via Goon's World
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Over/Under: Thomas Hickey, Ryan Pulock

First line: Tavares, Okposo, LeeSecond Line: Strome, Nelson, BaileyThird Line: Nielsen Grabovski, KuleminFourth Line: Martin, Cizikas, Clutterbuck/Grabner Defensive Pair One: Boychuk, LeddyDefensive Pair Two: de Haan, Hamonic Taking a further look at defenseman in the Over/Under series, the assumed bottom pair of Thomas Hickey and Ryan Pulock will be examined. This tandem is not...
Via Islanders Insight
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Slava Voynov taken into custody by U.S Immigration

Nathan Fenno of the Los Angeles Time is reporting that currently suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has been taken into custody by the United States Immigration and Custom Enforcement. Voynov had recently been in a luxury jail following a 45-day stay following his no contest plea for misdemeanor domestic violence. The same report says Voynov is being held at detention...
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating The Rangers’ Center Depth

View image | gettyimages.com By Michael Monti Former Los Angeles King Jarret Stoll signed with the Rangers this offseason. Stoll, 33-year-old, played in 73 games last season, recording 6 goals and 17 points. This wasn’t his best performance, but, the 6’1’’ 213lbs brings a physical presence with him. Stoll registered 167 hits last season for the Kings. He brings more to...
Via TopSportsReport
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes sign 1st-round draft pick Nick Merkley

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The Arizona Coyotes signed first-round draft pick Nick Merkley to a three-year, entry-level contract Thursday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 18-year-old right wing, selected 30th in the June draft, had 20 goals and 70 regular-season games last season for assistant last season for Kelowna in the Western Hockey League. He also had five goals...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Flyers' Voracek joins battle against multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis hits close to home for Philadelphia Flyers forward Jakub Voracek.Voracek's sister, Petra, is dealing with the disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged, causing disruption in the ability of parts of the nervous system to work properly.In an effort to take up the fight against multiple sclerosis, the 26-year-old...
Via Fox Sports
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jakub Voracek will donate $1,000 for every point he scores

If you’re not rooting for Jakub Voracek this season, you will be after reading this story. The Philadelphia Flyers forward is planning to donate $1,000 for every point he records in 2015-16. The donations will go towards helping those with multiple sclerosis – a disease which impacts Voracek’s sister. Voracek's sister has multiple sclerosis. Every point he gets this season...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 hours ago  |  Discuss
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