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Lightning recall Drouin, Witkowski from AHL

Sunday, 10.19.2014 / 6:24 PM / News

NHL.com

The Tampa Bay Lightning recalled forward Jonathan Drouin and defenseman Luke Witkowski from the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League, the team announced Sunday.

Drouin, who was assigned to Syracuse for conditioning last Thursday, played two games with the Crunch and had a goal and two assists with a plus-4 rating. Drouin was assigned for conditioning after sustaining a minor fracture on his right thumb, causing him to miss training camp.

Drouin (5-foot-11, 178 pounds) was the third pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.

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Stars place forward Nichushkin on injured reserve

Sunday, 10.19.2014 / 5:33 PM / News

NHL.com

The Dallas Stars placed forward Valeri Nichushkin (groin) on injured reserve and recalled defenseman Jyrki Jokipakka from Texas of the American Hockey League, the team announced Sunday.

Nichushkin, 19, hasn't played since Oct. 11 and is pointless in two games with a minus-1 rating. He scored 14 goals and 34 points in 79 games as a rookie last season.

Jokipakka, 23, has a power-play goal in three games this season for Texas.

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Hurricanes recall Patrick Brown from AHL

Sunday, 10.19.2014 / 5:22 PM / 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 forward Patrick Brown from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Brown, 22, appeared in two games during Charlotte's weekend homestand. The Bloomfield Hills, MI, native made his NHL debut with Carolina on Oct. 10, and has averaged 9:37 of ice time while playing in all four of the Hurricanes' games this season. In 2013-14, Brown (6'1", 210 lbs.) scored 15 goals and earned 15 assists (30 points) in 40 games during his senior season at Boston College. The son of two-time Stanley Cup-champion Doug Brown, he is in his first professional season after having signed with the Hurricanes as a free agent on April 12, 2014.
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Horvat assigned to Comets for conditioning

Sunday, 10.19.2014 / 1:27 PM / News

VancouverCanucks.com

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have assigned centre Bo Horvat to the AHL Utica Comets on a conditioning assignment.

Horvat, 19, appeared in five games with the Canucks during the 2014 NHL Pre-Season games registering one goal (1-0-1). Last season he appeared in 54 games for the OHL London Knights collecting a career-high 74 points (30-44-74) and 36 penalty minutes.

The 6'1", 216-pound centre was originally selected by Vancouver ninth overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.

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Bruins assign Griffith, Spooner to Providence

Sunday, 10.19.2014 / 11:18 AM / News

BostonBruins.com

BOSTON, MABoston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, Sunday, October 19, that the club has assigned forwards Seth Griffith and Ryan Spooner to Providence.

Griffith has skated in three games for Boston during the 2014-15 season. He tallied 20 goals and 30 assists in 69 games last year with Providence.

Spooner has skated in five games with Boston so far this season, bringing him to 32 career NHL games. During the 2013-14 season Spooner skated in 23 games for Boston notching 11 assists and skated in 49 games with Providence scoring 11 goals and earning 35 assists.

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Around the League notebook for Saturday, Oct. 18

Sunday, 10.19.2014 / 2:33 AM / News

NHL Public Relations

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: A CLOSER LOOK AT SATURDAY’S ACTION

* Five of 11 games were tied or within one goal entering the third period.

* Eight games were tied or within one goal in the final five minutes of regulation, including three that were decided in overtime (TOR-DET, NSH-CHI and PHI-DAL) and one that went to a shootout (FLA-WSH).

* Three captains scored in overtime: Henrik Zetterberg (DET), Jonathan Toews (CHI), Claude Giroux (PHI).


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Blue Jackets goalie McElhinney leaves game

Sunday, 10.19.2014 / 1:31 AM / News

NHL.com

Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Curtis McElhinney left the game against the Ottawa Senators in the second period with an injury and did not return.

Teammate Nick Foligno collided with McElhinney, and each wound up in the Columbus net. The play was a goal by Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson at 7:02 that made it 2-0.

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Lightning defenseman Hedman leaves with injury

Sunday, 10.19.2014 / 1:30 AM / News

Kevin Woodley - NHL.com Correspondent

VANCOUVER -- Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman, who entered play Saturday leading all NHL defensemen with seven points (three goals), left midway through the second period of a 4-2 win against the Vancouver Canucks because of an upper-body injury and did not return.

The Lightning will likely play the remainder of their five-game road trip, which continues Monday at the Edmonton Oilers, without Hedman; he is returning to Tampa for further evaluation.

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Blues' Stastny day-to-day with upper-body injury

Sunday, 10.19.2014 / 12:25 AM / News

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- St. Louis Blues center Paul Stastny will not play Sunday against the Anaheim Ducks because of an upper-body injury he sustained during his first shift against the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday, Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said.

Stastny, who leads the Blues in scoring with four points in the first three games, was hit by Coyotes forward Martin Hanzal along the boards at center ice and then by Mikkel Boedker in the St. Louis zone. He headed back to the locker room to be evaluated after his shift ended and did not return to the game.

Hitchcock described Stastny as day-to-day.

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Around the League notebook for Friday, Oct. 17

Saturday, 10.18.2014 / 1:59 AM / News

NHL Public Relations

INSIDE THE NUMBERS: GOALIES STEAL FRIDAY SPOTLIGHT

Minnesota’s Darcy Kuemper established a new franchise record for longest individual shutout streak and three veteran goaltenders – Vancouver’s Ryan Miller, Florida’s Roberto Luongo and Nashville’s Pekka Rinne– posted shutouts on a night highlighted by goaltending performances.

* After not surrendering a goal through Minnesota’s first two games, Kuemper had his season-long shutout streak snapped at 4:02 of the third period versus Anaheim. His stretch of 163:46 is the longest individual single-season shutout streak in Wild history (he was off the ice for 0:16 in MIN's opening two games). The team shutout streak of 164:02 fell short of the franchise record (169:20) by just 5:18.

* Kuemper stopped the first 66 shots he faced this season and 70 of 72 overall for a 0.67 goals-against average and .972 save percentage. At age 24, he became the youngest goaltender in NHL history to post shutouts in each of his team’s first two games of a season.

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