Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland announced Wednesday that veteran forward Mikael Samuelsson has a non-displaced fractured finger and will miss a minimum of two weeks, according to a report by Detroit Free Press beat writer Helene St. James.
Samuelsson had missed 12 games this season with a groin injury, returned to the lineup Sunday against the Minnesota Wild, but took an Ian White shot off his left hand during the morning skate prior to Tuesday's game against the Nashville Predators.
St. James reported the Red Wings are awaiting test results on Jimmy Howard, who left the 4-3 overtime loss to the Predators in the first period with blurry vision. Howard gave up two goals on seven shots before he was lifted and replaced by Jonas Gustavsson.
In the shootout in the Canucks/Blackhawks game, upon consultation on the ice the officials ruled that Patrick Kane's shot crossed the goal line and video review upheld that call. Good Goal Chicago.
At 18:39 of the second period in the Canucks/Blackhawks game, video review upheld the referee's call on the ice that Vancouver defenseman Dan Hamhuis' shot did not completely cross the goal line. No Goal Vancouver.
At 11:42 of the first period in the Red Wings/Predators game, video review upheld the referee's call on the ice that Nashville defenseman Shea Weber's shot hit the cross bar and the puck never crossed the goal line in the subsequent scrum. No Goal Nashville.
Andrei Markov -Alexei Emelin
Francis Bouillon – PK Subban
NEW YORK – When Brandon Prust joined the New York Rangers from the Calgary Flames in January 2010, he wasn’t much more than a player who would drop the gloves and spend most of a game glued to the bench in a strict enforcer role.
That changed under Rangers coach John Tortorella, who employed him as a checking-line wingr and penalty-killing specialist. Prust also fought more than anyone in the NHL last season, and it resulted in him being rewarded with a four-year, $10 million contract by the Montreal Canadiens in July.
Prust wasn’t looking to leave as a free agent, but the Canadiens made an offer he couldn’t refuse.
“Well, to have some teams come at you like Montreal did, it’s definitely flattering, and I think it was good for me to also set a precedent for players like me and how important we can be to teams.” Prust told reporters at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night with the Canadiens paying a visit to the Rangers. “That was something I was happy to do as well, you know? Sometimes players like me are maybe overlooked or not looked at as an important piece to the puzzle, but it was something I wanted to prove and wanted to show."
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He's only 17 but he can see the ice so well and he moves the puck and goes to the open ice all the time, so I just think he's a player that is ready to play in the NHL. I'm really looking forward to coaching someone like this.