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Former NHL defenseman Montador dies

Sunday, 02.15.2015 / 8:53 PM / News Staff

Steve Montador, a defenseman who played 571 games in 10 NHL seasons, died Sunday. He was 35 years old.

Montador, who was undrafted after playing five seasons in the Ontario Hockey League, signed with the Calgary Flames in April 2000. He won the Calder Cup with the Saint John Flames in his rookie season in the American Hockey League.

Montador had 33 goals, 131 points and 807 penalty minutes in 571 NHL games. He played for the Flames, the Florida Panthers, the Anaheim Ducks, the Boston Bruins, the Buffalo Sabres and the Chicago Blackhawks during his career.


Around the League notebook for Saturday, Feb. 14

Sunday, 02.15.2015 / 10:28 AM / News

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Drew Stafford scored in regulation and added the decisive goal in the fourth round of the shootout to help the Jets end a five-game road skid (0-4-1) and improve to 3-1-2 in their past six games.

* At 29-19-10 (68 points), the Jets continue to occupy the first wild-card spot in the Western Conference. They also climbed within three points of the idle Chicago Blackhawks (34-18-4, 72 points) for third place in the Central Division. Chicago, however, holds two games in hand and owns the ROW tiebreaker (CHI: 28, WPG: 24).

* Stafford and Tyler Myers (0-2—2) each found the scoresheet for the first time in a Jets uniform. Stafford's shootout tally was his fifth career game-deciding goal while Myers posted his second multi-point performance of the season (also Nov. 18 vs. SJS w/ BUF).

* Bryan Little (0-2—2) and Andrew Ladd (1-0—1) each found the scoresheet; they share the team lead with 21-25—46 and 19-27—46, respectively.


Stars forward Seguin (knee) could miss 3-6 weeks

Saturday, 02.14.2015 / 2:56 PM / News

Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin has a knee injury and could miss 3-6 weeks, according to the Dallas Stars Inside Edge website.

The Stars announced Saturday that Seguin and forward Patrick Eaves were placed on injured reserve following injuries sustained Friday in a 2-0 win against the Florida Panthers.

With a little less than seven minutes remaining in the third period of the game against the Florida Panthers, Seguin released a pass while entering the offensive zone and was upended by Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov.

Kulikov was assessed a five-minute major for clipping and a game misconduct. Seguin was helped to the locker room and did not return.


Around the League notebook for Friday, Feb. 13

Saturday, 02.14.2015 / 1:46 AM / News

Joe Pavelski of the San Jose Sharks and Shawn Matthias of the Vancouver Canucks each had hat tricks to help their clubs keep pace in the Pacific Division. The Sharks (29-20-8, 66 points) and Canucks (31-20-3, 65 points) maintained their rank in the division and increased their leads over the idle Calgary Flames (30-22-3, 63 points) and Los Angeles Kings (24-18-12, 60 points).

* Pavelski had his fourth career hat trick to help the Sharks erase an early 2-0 deficit against the Arizona Coyotes and snap their three-game skid in Arizona.

* Pavelski leads the Sharks with 31-21—52 in 57 GP and trails only Rick Nash (34) and Alex Ovechkin (33) for the NHL goals lead. Pavelski had his other three career hat tricks last season, finishing with a career-high 41 goals (82 GP); he also reached the 30-goal plateau in 2011-12 (31; 82 GP).


Stars' Seguin leaves game with injury after hit

Friday, 02.13.2015 / 11:55 PM / News

Steve Hunt - Correspondent

DALLAS -- Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin, the NHL's third-leading scorer, had to be helped off the ice with 6:55 remaining in the third period of their game against the Florida Panthers on Friday.

Florida defenseman Dmitry Kulikov upended Seguin just inside the Panthers' blue line, sending him sprawling to the ice. Seguin had to be helped off the ice and was taken to the Dallas dressing room, He did not return to the game.

Stars coach Lindy Ruff said after the 2-0 victory that Seguin had a lower-body injury and will be re-evaluated Saturday but that "it looked like he's going to miss some time."


Hurricanes recall defenseman Jordan from AHL

Friday, 02.13.2015 / 5:12 PM / News

Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, announced that the Hurricanes have recalled defenseman Michal Jordan from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League.

Jordan, 24, skated in 16 games with the Hurricanes from Nov. 26-Dec. 31, before he was reassigned to Charlotte on Jan. 8. The Zlin, Czech Republic, native has played in 29 games with the Checkers this season, scoring two goals and earning eight assists.


Predators recall Stalberg, reassign Aronson to AHL

Friday, 02.13.2015 / 11:48 AM / News

Nashville, Tenn.Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Friday that the team has recalled forward Viktor Stalberg from Milwaukee (AHL) and reassigned defenseman Taylor Aronson to the Admirals.

Stalberg, 28 (1/17/86), has four assists in 11 games for the Predators this season, and 126 points (60g-66a) in 324 career NHL games with Nashville, Chicago and Toronto. In 14 games with Milwaukee, the Gothenberg, Sweden, native has 12 points (7g-5a), including a hat trick on Saturday at Rockford.


Around the League notebook for Thursday, Feb. 12

Friday, 02.13.2015 / 9:13 AM / News

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Shea Weber had one goal and two assists, including an assist on Filip Forsberg’s game-winning goal, to power the Nashville Predators to their fourth consecutive victory and a 6-1-0 mark in their past seven contests.

* The Predators became the first team to reach 80 points this season. They continue to hold a three-point edge on the Anaheim Ducks and a four-point advantage on the Central Division rival St. Louis Blues for first place in the NHL.

* Weber registered his second three-point game of the season (three assists Nov. 18 at the Toronto Maple Leafs) and 11th of his career. He ranks fourth on the Predators and shares sixth among NHL defensemen with 39 points in 55 games.

* Forsberg scored his 19th goal of the season to set a Predators record for most goals by a rookie, breaking the previous mark of 18 (Alexander Radulov, 2006-07). Forsberg has 13 multipoint games this season and leads all rookies in goals, assists (31), points (50) and plus/minus (plus-22) in 55 games.

* Pekka Rinne stopped 32 shots, including one with his head in the third period, to earn his 13th win in his last 15 games (13-1-1). He leads the NHL with 32 wins and a 1.99 goals-against average while his .930 save percentage ranks second behind the Montreal Canadiens' Carey Price (.933).


Hawks recall Hartman, Cumiskey; reassign Teravainen

Thursday, 02.12.2015 / 8:57 PM / News

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have recalled forward Ryan Hartman and defenseman Kyle Cumiskey from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. Additionally, the team has reassigned forward Teuvo Teravainen to the IceHogs.

Hartman, a West Dundee, Ill., native, has 18 points (8G, 10A) in 47 games with the IceHogs in his professional debut; he shares third on the club with eight goals. Hartman was Chicago’s first-round pick (30th overall) in the 2013 National Hockey League Draft. The 20-year-old ranks third on Rockford with 81 penalty minutes and fifth with 94 shots on goal.


Coyotes' Hanzal likely out for season for back surgery

Thursday, 02.12.2015 / 4:06 PM / News

Arizona Coyotes center Martin Hanzal needs to have back surgery that will likely end his season, general manager Don Maloney said Thursday.

"Marty is going to have a procedure on his back next week, which will put him week-to-week and in all likelihood finish his season," Maloney told the Coyotes website. "The good thing is he'll have time to recover and we'll get him back as soon as possible. The likelihood of him returning this season is remote, but we do anticipate a full recovery."

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Quote of the Day

I always feel the pressure to produce offensively. It's disappointing and frustrating when you can't help out your team the way you're supposed to.

— Rangers forward Rick Nash on scoring twice in a 5-1 Game 4 victory against the Lightning on Friday