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Carolina's Westgarth to have hearing Tuesday

Monday, 11.25.2013 / 2:20 PM / Department of Player Safety News

NHL.com

Carolina Hurricanes forward Kevin Westgarth will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Tuesday morning for a hit on Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki on Sunday night at PNC Arena.

At 7:55 of the first period, Westgarth hit Borowiecki along the boards. Borowiecki was helped from the ice and did not return to the game.

Westgarth received a two-minute minor for boarding on the play.

The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: boarding. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review.

Carolina won the game, 4-1.

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USA Hockey Sled Classic sees record turnout

Monday, 11.25.2013 / 1:39 PM / News

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Featuring 16 teams representing 14 NHL franchises, the fourth annual USA Hockey Sled Classic enjoyed a record turnout as dozens of sled hockey players competed in three different divisions.

Presented by the NHL, the tournament saw the Buffalo Sabres edge the Dallas Stars 3-2 in a shootout in the A Division final and the Washington Capitals beat the New York Rangers 3-0 for the B Division title. The C Division was won by the Nashville Predators, who defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 in the final.

Hosted from Nov. 21-24 in Pittsburgh at Consol Energy Center, Robert Morris University Island Sports Center and Blade Runners Ice Complex, the tournament was part of the third annual Come Play Hockey Month, a joint effort between the NHL and USA Hockey.

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Malkin, Pacioretty and Dubnyk named 'Stars' of week

Monday, 11.25.2013 / 12:00 PM / News

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NEW YORKPittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin, Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty and Edmonton Oilers goaltender Devan Dubnyk have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Nov. 24.

FIRST STAR – EVGENI MALKIN, C, PITTSBURGH PENGUINS

Malkin led all skaters with seven assists and eight points as the Penguins (15-9-0, 30 points) won three of four games to re-claim first place in the Metropolitan Division. He posted a pair of assists in each of his first two games of the week: a 3-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks Nov. 18 and a 4-0 triumph over the Washington Capitals Nov. 20. Malkin then snapped a 15 game goal drought, recording 1-1—2 in a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders Nov. 22. He closed the week by collecting two assists, his fourth consecutive multi-point game, in a 3-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens Nov. 23. The 27-year-old native of Magnitogorsk, Russia, has recorded at least one point in 10 of his past 11 games (1-15—16) and is tied for first in the NHL with 22 assists while also placing seventh in the League with 26 points in 24 contests.

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Fantasy All-Access: Giving #HockeyThanks

Matt Sitkoff - NHL.com Contributor

This is the week where fantasy owners get to stuff their faces with turkey, stuffing and plenty of hockey action; more on that later in the roster trends. Here are some of the players we are giving #HockeyThanks for in the fantasy world so far.

A healthy Sidney Crosby is where he belongs near the top of Yahoo fantasy rankings and it sure looks like there is no slowing down No. 87 on the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Even though he hasn't scored a goal in 10 games, the reigning Norris Trophy winner, P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens, is the top-ranked fantasy defenseman with his 10 power-play points and 78 shots.

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Capitals forward Erat confirms trade request

Monday, 11.25.2013 / 11:54 AM / News

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Washington Capitals forward Martin Erat confirmed Monday he has asked for a trade. He initially expressed his wish to be traded in an interview with the iDNES Czech news organization before confirming his request to reporters in the United States.

Erat was acquired from the Nashville Predators at the 2013 NHL Trade Deadline in exchange for prospect Filip Forsberg. In 23 games this season, Erat has no goals and six assists. He has spent some time on the Capitals' fourth line and expressed frustration about his ice time.

"Since Day One, I didn't get the chance here," Erat said. "It's time for me to move on."

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Capitals' Neuvirth day-to-day with lower-body injury

Monday, 11.25.2013 / 10:55 AM / News

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Washington Capitals goaltender Michal Neuvirth left practice early Monday and is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

Neuvirth appeared to sustain the injury when the Capitals were working on 3-on-none drills. He's 2-3-1 with a 2.83 goals-against average and .912 save percentage in seven appearances this season.

The Capitals are off until Wednesday, when they host the Ottawa Senators.

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Daily Primer Nov. 25: Blues, Wild aim to gain ground

Monday, 11.25.2013 / 3:00 AM / NHL Insider

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The top four teams in the Central Division are in a heated race for first place. Two of those teams happen to be the hottest in the NHL and will go head-to-head Monday night.

The St. Louis Blues, who are one point behind the Chicago Blackhawks for the division lead, will host the fourth-place Minnesota Wild at Scottrade Center (8 p.m. ET, NBCSN, TSN2). The Wild are currently tied for third in the Central, one point behind St. Louis and two back of Chicago.

St. Louis is 9-2-1 this month; the Wild are 9-1-1. Minnesota coach Mike Yeo knows his club will need to bring its best effort.

"I would say their defensive squad is about as good as you can find in the League; the way they skate, they're big, they're strong and the way they move the puck, they definitely help their forwards get to their game," Yeo told the Wild's website. "And their forwards obviously have an identity with the way they play."

Here's a look at all of Monday's action:

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Simpson sheds shadow at North Dakota

Monday, 11.25.2013 / 3:00 AM / On Campus

Bob Snow - NHL.com Correspondent

If University of North Dakota senior defenseman Dillon Simpson were born three years earlier, the family photo album would likely have him sitting in Lord Stanley's Cup.

Simpson's dad, Craig, also an NCAA standout at Michigan State, was etched into Cup lore when the Edmonton Oilers won the championship in 1988 and 1990.

Currently a broadcaster for Hockey Night in Canada, Craig Simpson's two college seasons from 1983-85 included 141 points in 88 games, which led to becoming the No. 2 pick by the Pittsburgh Penguins at the 1985 NHL Draft.

His NHL career from 1985-95 would begin immediately in the Steel City for almost three seasons, but it ended prematurely with the Buffalo Sabres after a serious back injury.

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Canada roster projection: Challenging task at hand

Monday, 11.25.2013 / 3:00 AM / 2014 Olympics

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

It's become a common sight to see an executive associated with the Canadian Olympic team scouting from press boxes across the National Hockey League. The architects of the team Canada will bring to the 2014 Sochi Olympics are taking and comparing notes on a regular basis.

Executive Director Steve Yzerman is tasked with putting it all together. He routinely dispatches himself and his chief lieutenants -- Doug Armstrong, Ken Holland, Peter Chiarelli and Kevin Lowe -- around the League to check in with the players that are under consideration.

The players know they're watching. They're trying to impress.

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Lightning recall Kucherov, Korobov

Sunday, 11.24.2013 / 5:51 PM / News

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The Tampa Bay Lightning recalled forward Nikita Kucherov and defenseman Dmitry Korobov from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, the Lightning announced Sunday.

Kucherov, 20, has played 17 games with the Crunch this season, posting team-highs for both goals (13) and points (24). He ranks second in the AHL and first on Syracuse with six power-play goals. The Moscow native leads all AHL rookies for goals and points.

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I didn't think it would actually work, but it ended up working, so I'm thanking my lucky stars tonight.

— Columbus forward Nick Foligno on scoring the overtime goal after telling the Blue Jackets in the locker room that he would win the game