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Posted On Saturday, 01.12.2013 / 3:09 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2012-13 Training Camp blog

Hecht coming back to Buffalo

Jochen Hecht is returning to play for the Buffalo Sabres after agreeing to a one-year contract, his German professional team has announced.

Hecht spent this season playing for his hometown team of Adler Mannheim, which posted news of the player's signing with the Sabres on its website Friday. The team said he's prepared to travel to Buffalo on Saturday.

Hecht will rejoin the Sabres, where he's played for the past nine NHL seasons.

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Posted On Saturday, 01.12.2013 / 3:00 PM

By Mike G. Morreale -  NHL.com Staff Writer /NHL.com - Top Prospects Blog

Cassels in for injured Carrier for Top Prospects Game

The Canadian Hockey League on Saturday announced that forward William Carrier of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League will miss the 2013 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game due to a lower-body injury that may sideline him for up to three weeks.

Carrier will be replaced on Team Cherry by Cole Cassels of the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League. The Top Prospects Game is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday (NHLN-US, Sportsnet) at Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Ranked No. 7 on NHL Central Scouting's preliminary ranking of QMJHL skaters for the 2013 NHL Draft, Carrier is the second player in three days to be sidelined by injury for the Top Prospects Game. Defenseman Ryan Pulock of the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League suffered a wrist injury and on Thursday was on Team Cherry by Jordan Subban of the Belleville Bulls of the OHL.

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Posted On Saturday, 01.12.2013 / 2:47 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2012-13 Training Camp blog

Pandolfo reportedly headed to Bruins training camp

CSN New England is reporting longtime New Jersey Devils forward Jay Pandolfo will be attending Boston Bruins training camp. The 38-year-old, who grew up in Massachusetts before starring at Boston University, played the first 13 seasons of his career for New Jersey, where he won two Stanley Cup titles.

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Posted On Saturday, 01.12.2013 / 2:25 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2012-13 Training Camp blog

Reports: Fehr to return to Capitals

According to the Washington Times, the Washington Capitals will be inviting a familiar face to their training camp.

Multiple D.C.-area outlets are reporting that forward Eric Fehr will participate in this year's Capitals training camp and that the team intends on signing him to a pro-rated, one-year contract once he passes his physical.

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Posted On Thursday, 01.10.2013 / 11:14 AM

By Mike G. Morreale -  NHL.com Staff Writer /NHL.com - Top Prospects Blog

Subban to replace Pulock at Top Prospects Game

The Canadian Hockey League on Thursday announced that defenseman Ryan Pulock would not play in the 2013 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game due to a wrist injury that could sideline him two weeks.

Pulock will be replaced on Team Cherry by Jordan Subban of the Belleville Bulls in the Ontario Hockey League. The Top Prospects Game is scheduled for Wednesday at Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, at 7 p.m. ET.

Subban, who ranks 12th among defensemen in the OHL with 27 points on seven goals and 20 assists, is No. 17 on NHL Central Scouting's preliminary rankings of players in the league. The 5-foot-9, 175 pound blueliner is the youngest of the Subban brothers -- defenseman P.K. Subban and goalie Malcolm Subban.

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Posted On Wednesday, 01.09.2013 / 2:20 PM

By Mike G. Morreale -  NHL.com Staff Writer /NHL.com - Top Prospects Blog

Sport Testing Inc. to put top prospects to the test

Before the top prospects of the Canadian Hockey League showcase their ability at the 2013 Home Hardware CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on Wednesday, they'll undergo a series of on- and off-ice tests that will provide scouts and general managers an instant profile on each player.

On Tuesday morning, all 40 of the players competing in the game will be put through those tests at Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, home of the Halifax Mooseheads of Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

The on-ice component, which will have 10 individual measurements that break each player's game down into the essentials of speed, agility, explosiveness, stickhandling and reaction time, will be conducted by Sport Testing Inc. Company co-founders Jonathan and Jamie Hollins and additional assistants will lead the testing.

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Posted On Wednesday, 01.09.2013 / 12:00 PM

By NHL Green -  /NHL.com - NHL Green Slapshots™

Ference promises trees, with assist from Seguin

Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference has led the environmental movement within sports for years. Ference launched the Carbon Neutral Challenge in 2007, has showcased his personal devotion to living a sustainable lifestyle through a web-series with National Geographic, and delivered a powerful speech as keynote speaker this July, at the 2012 Green Sports Alliance Summit in Seattle. He’s spoken at elementary schools about the benefits of composting, met with MIT grad students to discuss the future of renewable energy and can be found riding his bike to TD Garden on game days.

On Monday, the Boston blueliner (and self-proclaimed tree-hugger) received a message via Twitter from the folks over at the blog “Stanley Cup of Chowder” (@cupofchowdah) offering an environmental incentive for his on-ice performance:

The Plant a Billion Trees campaign is a major restoration initiative launched by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in 2008 to restore Brazil's Atlantic Forest. According to TNC, much of what does remain of the forest is found in small, isolated fragments and is on the brink of extinction due to pressures of urban expansion, agriculture, ranching and illegal logging. The Plant a Billion Trees campaign aims to reforest 2.5 million acres and connect more than 12 million acres in new forest corridors.

Ference responded later in the day, willing to match the pledge of fifty trees per goal, but with a twist. The rugged defenseman, not known for his goal-scoring prowess, has decided to match the goal total of someone with the scoring touch: teammate Tyler Seguin.

This season, the on-ice success of Ference and Seguin will not only help the Bruins compete for their second championship in three years, but will assist in the effort to save Brazil’s Atlantic Forest.

To find out more or to contribute to the campaign, go to plantabillion.org.

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Posted On Saturday, 01.05.2013 / 12:33 PM

By Seth Jones -  Special to NHL.com /NHL.com - Seth Jones Draft blog

Jones relishing one final moment with his team

Seth Jones is a defenseman for the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound defenseman has solid athletic bloodlines -- his father, Popeye Jones, played 11 seasons in the NBA. Jones excelled the last two seasons for the U.S. National Team Development Program and won a gold medal with the United States at the 2013 World Junior Championship. Jones has offered to maintain a monthly blog for NHL.com that will chronicle his season leading up to the 2013 NHL Draft.

I've won a couple other tournaments, and under-18 golds, but right now, with this gold medal, it's the greatest feeling in my life right now. Nothing compares. The U-18 golds are good, but this is unbelievable.

We stayed off the ice yesterday. Coach Housley asked Jake McCabe, our captain, if he thought we needed a practice and he said we needed more rest. So we stayed off the ice yesterday and being this deep in the tournament, I think that really helped with our legs. We had an optional skate this morning, but I stayed off the ice then, too.

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Posted On Saturday, 01.05.2013 / 12:11 PM

By Adam Kimelman -  NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor /NHL.com - 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship blog

U.S., Canada again in same group for 2014 WJC

The party is under way for the United States, but its opposition for the 2014 World Junior Championship already has been set.

The tournament, which will be held in Malmo, Sweden, will see the United States take part in Group A. Joining them will be Canada, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany. Group B will include Sweden, Russia, Switzerland, Finland and Norway. Norway replaces Latvia, which was relegated after finishing 10th in this year's tournament.

"It's the first time ever that we'll have the IIHF World Junior Championship in Malmo and we will try to do our best to make it a successful event," Mikael Haglund, the general secretary of the organizing committee, told reporters in Ufa, Russia.

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Posted On Saturday, 01.05.2013 / 10:57 AM

By NHL.com Staff -  /NHL.com - 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship blog

NHL Network to celebrate U.S. WJC gold medal

Fans can relive the excitement from the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship all weekend on the NHL Network.

The United States' gold-medal game victory against Sweden can be seen at 8 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET Saturday.

Sunday, NHL Network will replay every game in the American run to their third World Junior Championship gold medal, starting at 8 a.m. ET.

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