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Penguins' Pouliot assigned to AHL

Tuesday, 10.21.2014 / 9:36 AM / News

The Pittsburgh Penguins have assigned defenseman Derrick Pouliot to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.

Pouliot has been rehabbing from offseason shoulder surgery.

The WBS Penguins play tonight at 7 p.m. at Albany.


Around the League notebook for Monday, Oct. 20

Tuesday, 10.21.2014 / 12:54 AM / News

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Taylor Hall scored on a penalty shot (WATCH ) and had an assist, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins’ first goal of the season with 3:25 remaining in the third period (WATCH ) held up as the game-winner as the Edmonton Oilers earned their first win of the season.

* The Oilers improved their all-time home record against the Lightning to 11-4-0, including four straight wins in Edmonton.


Kings defenseman Voynov suspended indefinitely

Monday, 10.20.2014 / 5:19 PM / News

NEW YORKLos Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has been suspended indefinitely from all club activities pending a formal investigation by the National Hockey League of the player's arrest Monday morning on charges of domestic violence.

The suspension was imposed under Section 18-A.5 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, which provides that, during the pendency of a criminal investigation, "The League may suspend the Player pending the League's formal review and disposition of the matter where the failure to suspend the Player during this period would create a substantial risk of material harm to the legitimate interests and/or reputation of the League."

According to a statement from the Redondo Beach Police Department on Monday afternoon, Voynov was arrested on a charge of 273.5(a) P.C.


Sabres to retire Hasek's number before Jan. 13 game

Monday, 10.20.2014 / 3:59 PM / News

The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will officially retire the jersey of goaltender Dominik Hasek, one of the most prolific goaltenders in NHL history, in a ceremony scheduled to take place January 13, 2015, prior to the team’s home game against the Detroit Red Wings at First Niagara Center. Hasek, who was the fifth and final Sabres player to wear No. 39, will be the seventh player in franchise history to receive the honor of having his jersey retired to the rafters. He was inducted into the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame on March 29 and will be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Nov. 17.

Hasek will join six other Sabres legends who have had their jerseys officially retired from use by the team. Other retired jerseys include: Gilbert Perreault (No. 11, retired in 1990); Rick Martin (No. 7, retired in 1995); Rene Robert (No. 14, retired in 1995); Tim Horton (No. 2, retired in 1996); Danny Gare (No. 18, retired in 2005); and Pat LaFontaine (No. 16, retired in 2006).


Capitals reassign forward Wilson to Hershey

Monday, 10.20.2014 / 3:26 PM / News

The Washington Capitals reassigned forward Tom Wilson to the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, the team announced Monday.

Wilson, who has missed the first five games of the season with a lower-body injury, is expected to debut with the Bears this weekend, according to the Capitals.

The No. 16 pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, Wilson, 20, had three goals and 10 points with the Capitals last season and was one of three rookies (Nathan MacKinnon, Tyler Johnson) to appear in all 82 games.


Stars' Nemeth out for season with arm laceration

Monday, 10.20.2014 / 3:13 PM / News

Dallas Stars defenseman Patrik Nemeth is expected to miss the remainder of the regular season because of an arm laceration sustained Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Nemeth was injured in the first period of the Stars' 6-5 overtime loss when he was cut by Flyers forward R.J. Umberger's skate and had surgery Sunday.

"It was a real severe laceration," Stars coach Lindy Ruff said. "When I say severe, it's probably an understatement. I don't want to go into detail because I don't know exactly … first and foremost I hope for his sake it's a full recovery."


Ducks recall Gibson from AHL, reassign LaBarbera

Monday, 10.20.2014 / 3:10 PM / News

The Anaheim Ducks have recalled goaltender John Gibson from the Norfolk Admirals, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).In addition, the Ducks have reassigned goaltender Jason LaBarbera to Norfolk.

Gibson, 21 (7/14/93), posted a 1-1-0 record with a 3.05 goals-against average (GAA) and .902 save percentage (SV%) in two games with Norfolk. Reassigned to Norfolk on Oct. 15, Gibson stopped 32-of-34 shots en route to a 3-2 win in his AHL season debut on Oct. 17 vs. Manchester. The 6-3, 216-pound goaltender has appeared in 48 career AHL games with Norfolk, going 22-18-4 with five shutouts, a 2.40 GAA and .917 SV%.


Flames sign Brodie to five-year contract extension

Monday, 10.20.2014 / 2:22 PM / News

The Calgary Flames on Monday signed defenseman TJ Brodie to a five-year contract extension.

Brodie, 24, scored his third goal in seven games in a 4-1 win at the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday. He had four goals and 27 assists in 81 games last season.


Laich won't accompany Capitals on three-game trip

Monday, 10.20.2014 / 1:38 PM / News

Washington Capitals forward Brooks Laich has an upper-body injury and will not accompany the team on its upcoming three-game road trip, according to Mike Vogel, senior writer for the Capitals website.

Forward Jay Beagle will return to the lineup and take Laich's place on a line with Marcus Johansson and Andre Burakovsky, Vogel reported.

"I think we're looking at probably the first game back from the trip [Oct. 29 against the Detroit Red Wings]," coach Barry Trotz said, according to "Not too serious but serious enough where I don't think he will be quite effective for us in the three games.

"It's not a six-week thing. I think it's a week to 10 days and he should be ready to roll."


Rangers defenseman Girardi day-to-day: report

Monday, 10.20.2014 / 1:18 PM / News

New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi is day-to-day with a cut on his lower leg and questionable for the game Tuesday against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center, according to

"The cut was bleeding this morning, so we'll see how it is [Tuesday] and go from there," Rangers coach Alain Vigneault told Jim Cerny.

Girardi left the game Sunday against the San Jose Sharks early in the third period after blocking a shot from Sharks forward Joe Pavelski that cut him near his foot and required stitches.

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