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Ducks' Beleskey, Vatanen sidelined with injuries

Tuesday, 02.17.2015 / 3:14 PM / News

Ducks winger Matt Beleskey is out 2-4 weeks with an upper-body injury, and defenseman Sami Vatanen is out 4-6 weeks with a lower-body injury, the team announced today.

Both injuries were suffered in the first period of Sunday night's 5-3 defeat to the Washington Capitals at Honda Center.

The 26-year-old Beleskey has a career-high 21 goals in 56 games with the Ducks this season, including an NHL-best eight game-winning goals.


Bruins' Miller sidelined for road trip by shoulder injury

Tuesday, 02.17.2015 / 2:54 PM / News

Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller injured his shoulder again and has flown back to Boston to be evaluated, coach Claude Julien said Tuesday.

Miller won't play for the remainder of the Bruins' four-game road trip, which concludes with games at the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday and St. Louis Blues on Friday.


Senators' Lehner, MacArthur likely out Wednesday

Tuesday, 02.17.2015 / 2:14 PM / News

Chris Stevenson - Correspondent

OTTAWA -- Ottawa Senators goaltender Robin Lehner and forward Clarke MacArthur continued to be evaluated Tuesday after they were injured Monday in the second period of a 6-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes and did not return for the third period.

Lehner and MacArthur most likely won't be available when the Senators host the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday, the Senators said via Twitter. Ottawa recalled goalie Chris Driedger from the Evansville IceMen of the ECHL on an emergency basis.

MacArthur collided with Lehner when he skated back to try to break up a 3-on-1 which resulted in a goal by the Hurricanes with 52 seconds left in the period.

MacArthur’s head hit Lehner in the chest. Each player was motionless on the ice for several minutes before getting up and leaving the ice.


Red Wings recall Pulkkinen, reassign Mrazek to AHL

Tuesday, 02.17.2015 / 12:10 PM / News

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today recalled right wing Teemu Pulkkinen from the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins and assigned goaltender Petr Mrazek to the Griffins.

Pulkkinen, 23, has racked up 57 points (30-27-57) in 44 games with the Griffins this season, including 18 points (10-8-18) in 11 games with the team since being assigned by Detroit on Jan. 20. He scored his AHL-leading 30th goal of the season on Sunday at Chicago – seven more goals than the next-highest in the league – becoming the first Griffin to score 30 goals in back-to-back seasons. He also leads the league in points and is second in game-winning goals (6), power-play goals (10) and shots on goal (178). The Vantaa, Finland, native has also skated in six games with the Red Wings this season, notching his first NHL goal on Jan. 20 versus Minnesota. Originally drafted by Detroit in the fourth round (111th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Pulkkinen also appeared in 185 professional games with Jokerit of Finland's SM-Liiga from 2009-13 prior to coming to North America, totaling 128 points (49-79-128).


Around the League notebook for Monday, Feb. 16

Tuesday, 02.17.2015 / 9:42 AM / News

NHL Public Relations


The New York Rangers scored three unanswered goals, capped by Kevin Klein's game-winner with 4:32 remaining in regulation, to earn a 6-5 win against the New York Islanders, their fourth consecutive victory, snapping a three-game skid in the Battle of New York.

* At 34-16-5 (73 points), the Rangers climbed within two points of the Islanders (37-19-1, 75 points) for first place in the Metropolitan Division. The Rangers hold two games in hand and own the ROW tiebreaker (NYR: 32, NYI: 30). The teams will next face off on March 10 at Nassau Coliseum in their final game of the season (NYR: 1-3-0; NYI: 3-1-0).

* The Rangers improved to 15-4-1 against Metropolitan Division rivals, including wins in 12 of their past 14 intradivision games.

* Klein (1-1—2) scored his first goal since Jan. 8 at LAK, ending a 16-game drought. He has 1-6—7 in his past five games and paces all Rangers defensemen with 9-16—25. He has four game-winning goals this season, tied for second among defensemen, after scoring two in his first 433 games.


Bruins recall Malcolm Subban from Providence

Monday, 02.16.2015 / 6:40 PM / News

BOSTON, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, February 16, that the club has recalled goaltender Malcolm Subban from Providence. Subban will join the Bruins in Edmonton for the team’s practice at Leduc Rec Center on Tuesday, February 17. The practice is currently scheduled for 11:00 a.m. local but is subject to change.

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Flyers recall goalie Zepp, loan Stolarz to AHL

Monday, 02.16.2015 / 4:28 PM / News

Goaltender Rob Zepp was recalled Monday by the Philadelphia Flyers from Leigh Valley of the American Hockey League.

The Flyers loaned goalie Anthony Stolarz to Lehigh Valley in a corresponding transaction.

Zepp returned from injury Feb. 13 to win two of three starts for Lehigh Valley prior to his recall. He is 3-1-0 in six appearances for the Flyers this season with a 2.92 goals-against average and .889 save percentage.


Senators sign Methot to four-year contract extension

Monday, 02.16.2015 / 12:40 PM / News

Defenseman Marc Methot signed a four-year, $19.6 million contract extension Monday with the Ottawa Senators.

Methot's contract includes a modified 10-team no-trade clause, the Senators announced via Twitter.

Methot, a nine-year veteran, has 15 goals and 90 points in 414 games with the Columbus Blue Jackets and Senators.


Sabres' Kaleta has surgery, to miss 4-6 weeks

Monday, 02.16.2015 / 12:24 PM / News

Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta had minor surgery and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks, coach Ted Nolan said.

The Sabres revealed the news Monday via Twitter and did not specify the nature of the surgery Kaleta will have. He missed the Sabres' 2-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday with a lower-body injury.

Kaleta, a nine-year NHL veteran, had three assists and 32 penalty minutes in 33 games this season. He has 27 goals, 54 points and 538 penalty minutes in 339 games with the Sabres.


Hossa, Toffoli and Rinne named stars of the week

Monday, 02.16.2015 / 12:00 PM / News

NHL Public Relations

NEW YORKChicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa, Los Angeles Kings forward Tyler Toffoli and Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Feb. 15.


Hossa led the NHL with five goals and tied for second in the League with six points to help the Blackhawks (35-18-4, 74 points) pick up points in all four of their games. He opened the week with a pair of two-goal performances: in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Arizona Coyotes Feb. 9 and in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Vancouver Canucks Feb. 11, including the tying marker with 54.5 seconds remaining in regulation. Hossa also posted two goals in his final game of the prior week (Feb. 8 at STL), becoming the sixth player in Blackhawks history to notch three consecutive multi-goal performances (in three straight team games of one season). The 36-year-old Stará Lubovna, Slovakia, native added his fourth consecutive multi-point game with 1 1—2 in a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils Feb. 13 before being held off the scoresheet in a 2-1 shootout win over the Pittsburgh Penguins Feb. 15. Competing in his 17th NHL season, Hossa ranks third on the Blackhawks with 17-25-42 in 57 outings.

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Quote of the Day

I don’t know if it was more relief for me that [Stamkos] scored or the power play scored. It was a whole compilation of Alka Seltzer.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper after Steven Stamkos broke a long scoring drought and Tampa Bay's struggling power play scored four times in Game 2 at Montreal