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Hurricanes mourn death of U.S. Army Sgt. Cathcart

Sunday, 11.16.2014 / 1:08 PM / News

United States Army Special Forces Sgt. 1st Class Michael A. Cathcart, who skated with the Carolina Hurricanes last season during a practice at Fort Bragg, N.C., died Friday following injuries sustained during combat operations Friday in Kunsuz Province, Afghanistan.

"We are deeply saddened to hear that we've lost Sgt. Cathcart," Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis told the Hurricanes website. "The day that Mike practiced with our team at Cleland Ice Rink at Fort Bragg was a very special day for our players.

"People throw around the word 'hero' too easily sometimes, but Mike Cathcart was a true hero. He proudly served our country and died protecting our safety and freedom. We are grateful for that day we were able to spend with him and the impact he left on our team. On behalf of the Hurricanes organization, I send heartfelt condolences to his family and his unit."

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Blue Jackets forward Tyrell sent to AHL

Sunday, 11.16.2014 / 11:38 AM / News

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The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned center Dana Tyrell to the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons, Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Tyrell, 25, made his Blue Jackets debut November 8 vs. Tampa Bay and has averaged 6:56 of ice time in three games. The Airdrie, Alberta native has also collected five goals and four assists for nine points with six penalty minutes and a +7 plus/minus rating in seven games with Springfield this season. Acquired by the Blue Jackets in a trade with the Lightning on Mar. 3, 2014, he has registered 7-17-24 and 26 penalty minutes in 135 career NHL games.

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Rogers Hometown Hockey celebrates Kelowna

Sunday, 11.16.2014 / 11:12 AM / News

Prior to the telecast Sunday of the Montreal Canadiens and Detroit Red Wings NHL Network will televise the "Rogers Hometown Hockey" broadcast at 6:30 p.m. ET on CITY and the NHL Network in the United States. This week's location is Kelowna, British Columbia, to celebrate the city's iconic hockey story.

Among the features airing on the pregame show:

* Shea Weber is one of the best defenseman in the NHL, but it almost never happened. He went undrafted in the Western Hockey League Bantam draft and was cut from a couple of teams. Everything changed when the Kelowna Rockets took a chance.

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Around the League notebook for Saturday, Nov. 15

Sunday, 11.16.2014 / 10:52 AM / News

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Of the 12 games contested Saturday:

* Ten were tied or within one goal entering the third period.

* Eight saw the winning club overcome a deficit at any point in the game, including one third-period comeback that led to a win when the Los Angeles Kings beat the Anaheim Ducks 3-2 in overtime.

* Seven featured one-goal margins, including two that went past regulation, the Kings' defeat of the Ducks and the Pittsburgh Penguins' 3-2 shootout win against the New York Rangers.

* Five saw the game-winning goal scored in the third period, including two decisive goals in the final three minutes of regulation; the Colorado Avalanche's Matt Duchene at 17:07 against the New Jersey Devils, and the Nashville Predators' Craig Smith at 17:58 against the Winnipeg Jets.

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Blackhawks call up goaltender Darling, demote Raanta

Sunday, 11.16.2014 / 12:32 AM / News

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The Chicago Blackhawks have recalled goaltender Scott Darling from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League, the Blackhawks announced Saturday.

Chicago sent down goalie Antti Raanta to make room for Darling.

Darling, 25, was 2-1-0 with a 1.98 goals-against average and .933 save percentage in three games with the Blackhawks in late October. He is fifth in the AHL in GAA (1.83) and save percentage (.933) in seven games.


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Stars forward Nichushkin to have hip surgery

Saturday, 11.15.2014 / 8:59 PM / News

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Dallas Stars forward Valeri Nichushkin will have hip surgery next week and is expected to miss four months, the team announced Saturday.

Nichushkin, a first-round pick (No. 10) by the Stars in the 2013 NHL Draft, has no points in four games this season. He played the first two games of the season for the Stars, was sidelined for nine games by hip and groin problems that had plagued him since training camp, then returned for two games last week. He hasn't played since Nov. 6 and was placed on injured reserve by the Stars earlier this week.

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Blue Jackets acquire defenseman Leopold from Blues

Saturday, 11.15.2014 / 3:10 PM / News

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The Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday acquired defenseman Jordan Leopold from the St. Louis Blues for a fifth-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.

Leopold was acquired by the Blues on March 30, 2013. He had a goal and seven assists in 49 regular-season games and one assist in 12 Stanley Cup Playoff games, but was a healthy scratch in nine games this season. He'll provide depth to a Blue Jackets team that will be without defenseman Fedor Tyutin for four to six weeks because of a knee injury.

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Blackhawks reassign forward Regin to AHL

Saturday, 11.15.2014 / 12:25 PM / News

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The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have reassigned forward Peter Regin to the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.

Regin, 28, registered one assist in four games with Chicago since being recalled from Rockford on Nov. 6. The Herning, Denmark, native has tallied 10 points (four goals, six assists) in 11 games with the IceHogs this season.

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Around the League notebook for Friday, Nov. 14

Saturday, 11.15.2014 / 1:20 AM / News

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HOCKEY HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES HONORED

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Toronto Maple Leafs faced off in the annual Hockey Hall of Fame Game, which precedes Monday’s induction ceremony. This year’s inductees – Rob Blake, Peter Forsberg, Dominik Hasek and Mike Modano (Player category); Pat Burns (Builder category) - posthumously, represented by his wife Lynn Burns; Bill McCreary (Referee/Linesman category) were honored and participated in a ceremonial faceoff.

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Maple Leafs to add Borje Salming to Legends Row

Friday, 11.14.2014 / 4:50 PM / News

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September's launch of the Toronto Maple Leafs 'Legends Row', a monument to honour some of the greatest players in team history, saw two centremen inducted in Darryl Sittler and Ted Kennedy alongside goaltender Johnny Bower. Today the team announced that the man many view as the best defensemen in team history, Borje Salming, would be the fourth statue added in September, 2015.

Salming spent 16 seasons in a Maple Leaf sweater where his strong two-way play put him among the elite defencemen in the game and made him one of the most popular players in team history. After being discovered playing in Sweden by scout Gerry McNamara, Salming joined Toronto in 1973 and made an immediate impact, earning NHL Second All-Star Team honours in his sophomore season before going on to a Hall of Fame career.

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I've been so fortunate, blessed, to play a long time with some great players and be on power plays, play in some great cities and stuff. It's been fun.

— Avalanche forward Jarome Iginla on tying Dino Ciccarelli for 46th place on the NHL's all-time list with his 1,200th career point after their win vs. the Predators on Friday