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Sharks forward Torres aims for return without ACL

Tuesday, 11.25.2014 / 6:48 PM / News

NHL.com

San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres said Tuesday he plans to start skating again in the next week, and when he does he'll do so without the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

Torres, who has played in 12 NHL games since the start of last season, spoke to reporters in San Jose.

"People have helped me along the way and I'm hoping that I can get back and start helping this team out the way I know I can," Torres said, according to CSN Bay Area. "At the end of the day, I haven't played in a couple years, but I feel good. Mentally, I feel refreshed. … Coming back here puts that fire back in my body."


Capitals forward Ovechkin leaves practice with injury

Tuesday, 11.25.2014 / 4:27 PM / News

NHL.com

Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin left practice Tuesday for precautionary reasons after sustaining an upper-body tweak.

Ovechkin is questionable for the game Wednesday at the New York Islanders but will make the trip

"I'm hoping he'll be in the lineup tomorrow," Capitals coach Barry Trotz told the Capitals website. "I believe so, yeah."

Canucks acquire defenseman Pedan from Islanders

Tuesday, 11.25.2014 / 4:20 PM / News

VancouverCanucks.com

VANCOUVER, B.C.Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have acquired defenceman Andrey Pedan in exchange for Alexandre Mallet and a third round pick in 2016 from the New York Islanders.

Pedan, 21, has played six games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers this season, recording three assists and 51 penalty minutes. The Moscow, Russia native played three seasons with the Guelph Storm of the Ontario Hockey League before making his professional debut in 2012.13 with the New York Islanders AHL affiliate Bridgeport Sound Tigers. During the 2010.11 season Pedan played for Russia at the World Junior Championships earning two points in six games and recording 25 penalty minutes.

Rangers captain McDonagh returns to practice

Tuesday, 11.25.2014 / 3:51 PM / News

NHL.com

New York Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh practiced Tuesday for the first time since separating his left shoulder on Nov. 1.

He said he did not think he would be ready to play Wednesday at the Tampa Bay Lightning.

"I felt pretty encouraged today," McDonagh told BlueshirtsUnited.com. "I had good mobility [in the shoulder] and good strength. The whole training staff has done a great job of trying to get everything back to feeling 100 percent, and it's getting really close."

Canucks to honor Quinn before game against Devils

Tuesday, 11.25.2014 / 1:21 PM / News

VancouverCanucks.com

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Vancouver Canucks will celebrate the life and legacy of Pat Quinn prior to tonight's game versus the New Jersey Devils. The organization will honour the beloved Canuck with a video tribute and moment of silence before the national anthems. Fans are encouraged to arrive by 6:55 pm to share in the remembrance of Pat Quinn.

The team also confirmed that the players will wear "PQ" decals on their helmets for the rest of the season to honour Pat Quinn's legacy. The design will be unveiled prior to the game.

Inside Rogers Arena, the Forever a Canuck display at Section 121 will be fully dedicated to Pat Quinn. Fans will be able to view images, videos and other memories of Pat's time with the Canucks. Those not in attendance at tonight's game also have the opportunity to share their memories and stories of Pat Quinn by visiting Canucks.com/PatQuinn.

Hurricanes recall Michal Jordan from AHL

Tuesday, 11.25.2014 / 9:46 AM / News

CarolinaHurricanes.com

RALEIGH, NCRon Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled defenseman Michal Jordan from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). In addition, the team has placed defenseman Brett Bellemore on injured reserve with a lower-body injury.

This marks the second recall of the season for Jordan, 24, who also joined the Hurricanes from Nov. 10-11, but did not appear in a game. The Zlin, Czech Republic, native ranks first among Checkers defensemen and third on the team in scoring this season, registering seven points (2g, 5a) in 15 games. Jordan is in his fifth professional season, after earning AHL career highs in assists (21) and points (25) in 2013-14 with the Checkers. Carolina's third selection, 105th overall, in the fourth round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Jordan has appeared in five career games with the Hurricanes, all during the 2012-13 season.

Around the League notebook for Monday, Nov. 24

Tuesday, 11.25.2014 / 12:15 AM / News

NHL Public Relations

MONDAY'S RESULTS

Home Team in CAPS

Pittsburgh 3, BOSTON 2 (OT)

NY ISLANDERS 1, Philadelphia 0 (SO)

DETROIT 4, Ottawa 3

Minnesota 4, FLORIDA 1

FLEURY EARNS 300TH CAREER WIN

Marc-Andre Fleury became the 31st goaltender in NHL history to earn 300 wins when he made 27 saves in the Pittsburgh Penguins' 3-2 overtime victory against the Boston Bruins. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Fleury (547 games) becomes third-fastest goaltender to earn 300 wins, following Jacques Plante (521) and Andy Moog (543). At 29 years, 361 days, Fleury also becomes the third-youngest goaltender to earn 300 wins, following Martin Brodeur (29 years, 223 days) and Terry Sawchuk (29 years, 323 days).

Ducks send Etem, Karlsson to Norfolk

Monday, 11.24.2014 / 8:09 PM / News

AnaheimDucks.com

The Ducks have reassigned left wing Emerson Etem and center William Karlsson to the Norfolk Admirals, Anaheim's primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Etem, 22 (6/16/92), scored 2-2=4 points with two penalty minutes (PIM) in 21 games with the Ducks this season. A native of Long Beach, CA, Etem has collected 12-13=25 points with a +6 rating and 15 PIM in 88 career NHL games with Anaheim. The 6-1, 212-pound winger appeared in 50 games with Norfolk last season, earning 24-30=54 points with a +14 rating and 10 PIM. Selected by Anaheim in the first round (29th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Etem led the Admirals in scoring and assists, co-led in plus/minus, ranked second in goals and third in power-play goals (7) in 2013-14.

Former NHL player, coach Oliver dies at 77

Monday, 11.24.2014 / 6:34 PM / News

Murray Oliver, a center who played in 1,127 NHL games with the Detroit Red Wings, Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs and Minnesota North Stars, died Sunday after a heart attack, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported. He was 77.

A five-time All-Star, Oliver scored 20 goals for the Red Wings in 1959-60 to finish second behind Bill Hay in voting for the Calder Memorial Trophy as the League's top rookie. He scored 274 goals and 728 points in 17 NHL seasons, including a career-high 68 points for the Bruins in 1963-64, and had at least 20 goals in three straight seasons.

Oliver was an assistant coach for the North Stars from 1978-86 and took over as coach for 36 games in 1982-83 after Glen Sonmor stepped aside for health reasons. He led the North Stars to a second-place finish in the Norris Division, and they defeated the Maple Leafs in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Legendary NHL, international coach Quinn dies at 71

Monday, 11.24.2014 / 6:30 PM / News

NHL.com

Pat Quinn, a former NHL coach, player and executive, died Sunday in Vancouver after a lengthy illness. He was 71.

Quinn coached for five NHL teams from 1979 to 2010, reaching the Stanley Cup Final twice and becoming one of four men to win the Jack Adams Award as the League's best coach with at least two different franchises.

"Whether he was playing for a team, coaching a team or building one, Pat Quinn was thoughtful, passionate and committed to success," NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. Pat’s contributions to hockey, at every level, reflected the skills he possessed and the great respect with which he treated the sport. The National Hockey League, one of the many organizations to benefit from his devoted service, sends heartfelt condolences to Pat’s loved ones and his many friends around the hockey world."

Quinn, born in Hamilton, Ontario, played 606 NHL games as a defenseman, starting his playing career during the 1968-69 season with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Two years later, he joined the Vancouver Canucks and spent two seasons there before finishing his career with a five-year stint with the Atlanta Flames. He scored 18 goals and 113 assists, and had 950 penalty minutes in his career.

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