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Avs' Johnson suspended two games for slashing

Tuesday, 02.11.2014 / 3:24 PM / Department of Player Safety News

NHL.com

NEW YORK - Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson has been suspended for two games, without pay, for slashing New York Islanders forward Frans Nielsen during NHL Game No. 878 in New York on Saturday, Feb. 8, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 12:09 of the third period. Johnson was assessed a minor penalty for slashing.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement and based on his average annual salary, Johnson will forfeit $38,461.54. The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

For a full explanation of the decision, complete with video, please click on the following link: http://video.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=60&id=560334&lang=en.

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Edmonton Oilers' arena project gets green light

Tuesday, 02.11.2014 / 2:39 PM / News

NHL.com

The Edmonton Oilers announced Tuesday that the city's downtown arena project has been given the green light to begin construction in March and is expected to be completed by the fall of 2016.

The city of Edmonton and Katz Group met the $480 million Guaranteed Maximum Price for the project, the centerpiece of which will be Rogers Place, an 18,641-seat arena that will become the home of the Oilers.

"This is an exciting day for Edmonton as we move ahead with a project that will help realize our vision of a more vibrant downtown and ensures that the Edmonton Oilers remain a vital part of our city for years to come," Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson said. "The look of Rogers Place is bold and forward-looking, just like Edmonton. As part of our downtown vision, it will serve as a symbol of our city's great future."

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Olympic dream to be delayed for Canada scratches

Tuesday, 02.11.2014 / 1:49 PM / 2014 Olympics

Arpon Basu - Managing Editor LNH.com

SOCHI -- The Olympic dream is getting closer to reality for Canada with their first game coming Thursday against Norway (noon ET, USA).

Two players, however, will have to wait at least another day.

The identities of the two players coach Mike Babcock will need to scratch for Canada's first game became a little clearer after practice Tuesday.

In all likelihood it will be one of Martin St. Louis (Tampa Bay Lightning) or Matt Duchene (Colorado Avalanche) at forward, and one of Dan Hamhuis (Vancouver Canucks) or P.K. Subban (Montreal Canadiens) on defense.

It's the unfortunate reality of having a 25-man roster and a 23-man lineup, but it's not one the players affected by it are dwelling on.

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Potential U.S. top line poised to produce in Sochi

Tuesday, 02.11.2014 / 1:39 PM / 2014 Olympics

Corey Masisak - NHL.com Staff Writer

SOCHI -- For the second straight day, San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski skated between two Toronto Maple Leafs teammates, James van Riemsdyk and Phil Kessel, during United States practice at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Coach Dan Bylsma switched players on the other three lines, but that trio remained the same. Should they play together Thursday in the team's opening game against Slovakia, van Riemsdyk, Pavelski and Kessel could be the line with the most NHL goals this season of any in the tournament.

"Well, we better score then," Pavelski said when informed of his trio's scoring prowess. "We've better find ways to score. There's a lot of hard work that has been put in during the year and they're both great players."

Kessel is second in the League this season with 31 goals. Pavelski is tied for fourth with 29, and van Riemsdyk checks in tied for 13th with 24. That's 84 goals, and it is more than any other trio that has practiced together in Sochi leading up to the start of the tournament Wednesday.

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Sweden's hopes lifted with Lundqvist's resurgence

Tuesday, 02.11.2014 / 1:06 PM / 2014 Olympics

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

SOCHI -- The Swedes might have been wondering if their gold-medal expectations were too high had the opening of the men's hockey tournament at the 2014 Sochi Olympics been scheduled for early last month instead of Wednesday.

Henrik Lundqvist was scuffling in net and struggling to help the New York Rangers stay above water in the improving Metropolitan Division. He was having a poor season not only by his standards, but even by the standards typically set for an average NHL goalie, certainly one who hasn't been a Vezina Trophy winner and a repeat finalist.

He was never seriously in jeopardy of losing his job as Sweden's No. 1 goalie, but the thought of playing in the Olympics was so hard for Lundqvist to fathom at the time because of how engrossed he was in trying to solve the riddle that had become his surprisingly erratic play in a season that appeared close to going off the rails.

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Bylsma, Americans face vexing decision in goal

Tuesday, 02.11.2014 / 12:21 PM / 2014 Olympics

Shawn P. Roarke - NHL.com Senior Managing Editor

SOCHI -- United States coach Dan Bylsma knows of all the decisions he makes, none will be dissected as much as the one which determines who plays goal in the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

In fact, the decision could define his legacy as coach of the U.S. team.

That, simply, is the lot of a coach. Bylsma understands that and accepts it. But he doesn't have to love it.

Coaches make hundreds of decisions about their teams on an almost daily basis, but outsiders fixate on the goalie decisions because, in the game today, no player has a bigger impact than a goalie on the top of his profession.

The Americans may know this better than anyone.

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Pressure on, but support also intense for host Russia

Tuesday, 02.11.2014 / 11:52 AM / 2014 Olympics

Corey Masisak - NHL.com Staff Writer

SOCHI -- They entered the room, single file, to applause. They listened as their boss earned cheers for answering a question about the country's most surprising defeat with a response about a triumph four years later. When they left, it was another, louder round of applause, which included some of the people assembled standing up to cheer and acknowledge them.

The entire Russian hockey team held a press conference Tuesday, only this wasn't like a normal meeting with the media. A total of 463 people attended in an auditorium-style room inside the Main Press Center, many who aren't likely to cover a hockey game at the 2014 Sochi Olympics but just wanted a glimpse of this event's rock stars.

If figure skater Evgeni Plushenko is Russia's version of Michael Phelps, this collection of hockey players is the country's Dream Team.

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Daniel Sedin adjusting as he goes solo in Sochi

Tuesday, 02.11.2014 / 11:50 AM / 2014 Olympics

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

SOCHI -- Swedish left wing Daniel Sedin is getting ready to play in a major international hockey tournament without his center and best friend.

Strange? Yeah, just a bit.

The last time Daniel and Henrik Sedin did not play together in an international tournament was at the 1998 World Junior Championship. That was Henrik's lone tournament without Daniel, just as the 2014 Sochi Olympics will be Daniel's lone tournament without Henrik, who had to remove himself from the Swedish roster because of bruised ribs that had been keeping him out of the Vancouver Canucks lineup.

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Crosby's leadership manifesting itself in subtle ways

Tuesday, 02.11.2014 / 10:32 AM / 2014 Olympics

Arpon Basu - Managing Editor LNH.com

SOCHI -- Sidney Crosby stepped on the ice for Canada's practice at the Bolshoy Ice Dome on Tuesday and made a beeline for Mike Babcock.

The coach immediately put his arm around his captain and the two began skating around the rink together, discussing the defensive systems work Babcock had just gone over with the team on video. Babcock pointed to areas on the ice where Crosby had to be in certain situations and Crosby asked more questions. By the time they separated as Babcock prepared to start practice, about 10 minutes had passed, or about 15 laps around the ice.

It was a sign the Pittsburgh Penguins star center is 100 percent dialed in on his second Olympic tournament, but it was also a subtle hint Crosby is ready to thrive in his new role as Captain Canada.

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Selanne soaking in final Olympics with Finland

Tuesday, 02.11.2014 / 9:09 AM / 2014 Olympics

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

SOCHI -- As the perspiration poured off his face, requiring him to repeatedly wipe his brow and his nose with his sweaty blue glove, Teemu Selanne couldn't stop his eyes from wandering and his mouth from moving.

The Finnish legend is playing in his sixth and final Olympics, his emotions are running wild, and he's genuinely excited to talk about it.

"I think anything you do for the last time, it's going to be emotional because a lot of times you don't know it's your last and there's still a lot of things you wonder about such as what could happen after," Selanne said after his first practice Tuesday. "But when you know it's your last you try to take everything in. You see things differently. It's just been an unbelievable journey in my national career and ending it here, it's a perfect way."

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