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Sabres get Linus Omark from Oilers for draft pick

Thursday, 12.19.2013 / 10:54 PM / News

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The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday acquired forward Linus Omark from the Edmonton Oilers in a trade for a conditional sixth-round draft pick.

Omark has played one game for Edmonton this season after appearing in 65 from 2010-12. He played last season in Switzerland.


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Kings activate Fraser from IR

Thursday, 12.19.2013 / 8:52 PM / News

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The Los Angeles Kings activated forward Colin Fraser from injured reserve on Thursday night.

The Kings assigned forward Linden Vey to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League. Vey has played in 14 games with the Kings this season and has five assists.

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Blackhawks recall LaBarbera from Rockford

Thursday, 12.19.2013 / 7:17 PM / News

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The Chicago Blackhawks recalled goalie Jason LaBarbera from Rockford of the American Hockey League on Thursday. Goalie Kent Simpson was reassigned to the IceHogs.

LaBarbera, 33, was 1-3-0 with a 3.28 goals-against average and .870 save percentage in seven games with the Edmonton Oilers. The Blackhawks acquired him from Edmonton in exchange for future considerations Saturday.


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Rangers recall Miller, send two to Hartford

Thursday, 12.19.2013 / 6:58 PM / News

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The New York Rangers recalled forward J.T. Miller from Hartford of the American Hockey League on Thursday. Forward Arron Asham and defenseman Dylan McIlrath were assigned to the Wolf Pack.

Miller, 20, has a goal and an assist in 17 games with the Rangers. Assigned to Hartford on Dec. 9, Miller leads the Wolf Pack with a plus-five rating, and ranks second in goals (seven). He was the Rangers' first-round pick (No. 15) in the 2011 NHL Draft.

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Middleton added to Top Prospects Game

Thursday, 12.19.2013 / 6:12 PM / News

Defenseman Jacob Middleton of the Ottawa 67's in the Ontario Hockey League has been added as an injury replacement in the BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Calgary on Jan. 15, 2014.

The announcement was made by the Canadian Hockey League on Thursday.

Middleton, who is a C rated prospect on NHL Central Scouting's December players to watch list for the 2014 NHL Draft, will replace defenseman Nelson Nogier of the Saskatoon Blades in the Western Hockey League. Nogier, a B rated prospect on Central Scouting's list, is unable to participate due to an upper-body injury.

Middleton, 17, is in his second OHL season and first with the 67's. He has one goal and nine points in 31 games this season. Ottawa saw forward Sean Monahan play in the Top Prospects Game last year in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Monahan was the No. 6 pick in the 2013 draft by the Calgary Flames.

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No supplemental discipline for Washington's Wilson

Thursday, 12.19.2013 / 5:51 PM / Department of Player Safety News

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The NHL Department of Player Safety on Thursday announced Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson will not be subject to supplemental discipline for a check on Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn in a game Tuesday at Wells Fargo Center.

Wilson had a phone hearing Thursday afternoon with the Department of Player Safety.

Here is the Department of Public Safety video explaining the decision: http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=60&id=515461&lang=en.

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Red Wings, Maple Leafs in Winter Classic preview

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The Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs will get an up close and personal scouting report on each other Saturday night in advance of the 2014 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic.

Both teams are struggling of late as they collide Saturday at Air Canada Centre (7 p.m. ET, NHLN-US, CBC) in the final meeting between the two clubs before they rendezvous again in front of more than 100,000 people at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Jan. 1, 2014.

The second episode of HBO's "24/7" series will air shortly after the conclusion of this game, which will likely earn a large amount of real estate during the series' third episode the following week.

Detroit entered a game Thursday night against the Calgary Flames at Joe Louis Arena with losses in six straight. The Red Wings have had losing streaks of seven and six games this season, and both have occurred in the past six weeks.

Injuries have wreaked havoc on the club, with as many as eight regulars missing games. The team's top two players, Pavel Datsyuk and captain Henrik Zetterberg, have both missed time, and both Zetterberg and starting goaltender Jimmy Howard remain out of the lineup.

In total, six of the team's nine best forwards are injured, plus Howard and top-four defensemanDanny DeKeyser.

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Laughton to captain Canada World Junior team

Thursday, 12.19.2013 / 5:04 PM / 2014 World Junior Championship

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Oshawa Generals center Scott Laughton, a 2012 first-round pick of the Philadelphia Flyers (No. 20), was named captain of the Canada National Junior Team for the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Halifax Mooseheads forward Jonathan Drouin (Tampa Bay Lightning) and Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba were named alternate captains.

"It's a huge honor," Laughton told TSN. "To be able to wear the 'C' for Canada and to have a great group of guys in the room and to be able to lead these guys, they're all so talented. It's a huge honor for me."

Canada coach Brent Sutter told TSN Laughton reminds him of Mike Richards, whom Sutter had as captain of the 2005 World Junior Championship team that won the gold medal in Grand Forks, N.D.

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Steen signing strengthens Blues' foundation

Thursday, 12.19.2013 / 4:14 PM / NHL Insider

Louie Korac - NHL.com Correspondent

ST. LOUIS -- Alexander Steen's appreciation for Don Baizley went beyond a player-agent relationship.

Baizley, who represented many NHL players during a lengthy career, died this past summer from complications with lung cancer. He was 71.

Baizley represented Steen's father, Thomas, when he was a player for the Winnipeg Jets, and he also represented Steen, who signed his three-year extension to remain with the St. Louis Blues on Thursday. The contract pays Steen $17.4 million ($5.8 million average annual value), which includes $5.1 million in 2014-15, $5.8 million in 2015-16 and $6.5 million in 2016-17, and also includes a full no-trade clause that immediately kicks in as part of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

But Steen, who maintained he was comfortable playing out the final year of a four-year, $13.45 million contract, wanted to honor his family friend and not get into any negotiations this past summer.

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Ovechkin hits, scores his way to win for Capitals

Thursday, 12.19.2013 / 1:24 PM / Ford Tough Performance of the Week

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Alex Ovechkin found a way to get himself quickly into the Washington Capitals' game against the visiting Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday at Verizon Center.

Long before Ovechkin would score his NHL-leading 27th goal of the season in the final minute of the third period, rallying the Capitals from a three-goal deficit en route to a 5-4 shootout win, he displayed the other side of his game opponents must fear.

Jumping on the ice for his first shift 31 seconds into the first period, Ovechkin tracked the puck along the boards in his offensive zone, where it happened to be possessed at the time by forward Brayden Schenn of the Flyers. Schenn had his head down looking at the puck, and before he had time to decide what to do with it he was on the receiving end of a crunching check by Ovechkin, who sent Schenn to the ice and created a turnover.

Ovechkin would record five of the Capitals' 29 hits in the game. He also registered six shots and assisted on a power-play goal by Marcus Johansson.

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For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory