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Flyers' Lecavalier scores 400th career goal

Sunday, 03.30.2014 / 5:44 PM / News

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Flyers center Vincent Lecavalier scored the 400th goal of his career in the first period of the game Sunday against the Boston Bruins.

Lecavalier took a pass from Adam Hall inside the Boston blue line and off the rush fired a shot that beat Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask under his glove at 5:25 to open the scoring.

"It's a great honor," Lecavalier said. "But I have to move on now. It felt great. I never thought when I was 18 years old when I got in the League that I would get there. I was very proud."

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Jets recall three players from IceCaps

Sunday, 03.30.2014 / 2:00 PM / News

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The Winnipeg Jets on Sunday recalled defensemen Ben Chiarot and Zach Redmond, and goalie Michael Hutchinson from the St. John's IceCaps of the American Hockey League.

In 63 games with the IceCaps, Chiarot, 22, has 17 points (five goals, 12 assists) and 85 penalty minutes. He was a fourth-round selection (No. 120) of the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2009 NHL Draft and appeared in a game with the Jets against the Chicago Blackhawks on Nov. 2, 2013.

Redmond, 25, has 21 points (six goals, 15 assists) in 37 games for St. John's and has played in 11 games with Winnipeg. He was the Thrashers' seventh-round pick (No. 184) in the 2008 draft.

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Avalanche's Duchene injures knee, will have MRI

Saturday, 03.29.2014 / 7:48 PM / News

Rick Sadowski  -  NHL.com Correspondent

DENVER -- Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene injured his left knee on his first shift Saturday at Pepsi Center against the San Jose Sharks and didn't return to the game.

Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said Duchene will have an MRI on Sunday.

"He's playing so well right now," Roy said. "It's not good news for him and it's not good news for us as well, but it's been the way it's been all year. We always try to win hockey games and we're going to have to continue to find ways to win hockey games."

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Flames sign college free agent Van Brabant

Saturday, 03.29.2014 / 6:09 PM / News

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The Calgary Flames on Saturday signed collegiate free-agent forward Bryce Van Brabant to a two-year entry level contract with an average annual value of $1.35 million.

Van Brabant, a native of Morinville, Alberta, finished his third season at Quinnipiac (Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference). In 40 games, he had 15 goals, seven assists and 113 penalty minutes.

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Union advances, Wisconsin upset in NCAA play

Saturday, 03.29.2014 / 12:22 AM / News

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Top-seeded Union College advanced to the NCAA East Regional final by defeating Vermont 5-2 on Friday in Bridgeport, Conn.

The Dutchmen, the nation's top-ranked team and a three-time ECAC tournament champion, will face Providence of Hockey East on Saturday. The Friars defeated Quinnipiac 4-0 in the second game.

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Van Riemsdyk ties fastest goal to start period

Friday, 03.28.2014 / 11:34 PM / News

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James van Riemsdyk of the Toronto Maple Leafs tied the NHL record for the fastest goal from the start of a period when he scored four seconds into the second period against the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday night.

Tyler Bozak won the draw to van Riemsdyk, who raced into the Flyers zone and beat goaltender Steve Mason to tie the game 1-1.

"[Bozak] made the play, pretty much," van Riemsdyk told the Maple Leafs website. "We kind of looked at each other before that start of the faceoff and he decided he was going to try to push it ahead. ... He made a great play, I just fired on net."

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Panthers' Luongo unavailable Saturday: report

Friday, 03.28.2014 / 4:08 PM / News

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Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo will not play Saturday against the Montreal Canadiens, coach Peter Horachek said Friday.

Luongo sustained an upper-body injury Thursday in a collision with Carolina Hurricanes forward Radek Dvorak.

"It would be a lot different if we were right now fighting for the Presidents' Trophy or a certain [playoff] position," Horachek told the Sun Sentinel. "He's an important part of the team. It's not good to see him out, but it's an opportunity for Danny to step up and do the same thing and give us the same feeling."

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Canadiens prospect Bozon leaves hospital

Friday, 03.28.2014 / 3:44 PM / News

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Montreal Canadiens prospect and Kootenay Ice forward Tim Bozon has been discharged from Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Friday after falling ill late last month with a form of acute bacterial meningitis.

Last week, the condition of the 19-year-old was listed as critical but stable and improving as he battled Neisseria Meningitidis. At one point after being admitted to the hospital he was in a medically induced coma.

"From what I have learned since coming out of the coma, the people here at the Royal University Hospital went to amazing lengths to save my life," Bozon said at a news conference Friday, according to the website juniorhockey.com. "To them, first and foremost, my heartfelt thanks. But I must also extend gratitude to everyone who sent me their thoughts and prayers, especially my parents, who rushed here from France to be by my side."

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Sabres to retire Hasek's No. 39 next season

Friday, 03.28.2014 / 11:28 AM / News

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Longtime Buffalo Sabres goaltender Dominik Hasek will have his No. 39 retired next season, the team announced Friday.

Hasek, who is being inducted into the Sabres Hall of Fame on Saturday, will be the seventh Sabres player to have his number retired, along with Gilbert Perreault, Rick Martin, Rene Robert, Tim Horton, Danny Gare and Pat LaFontaine.

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Panthers' Luongo leaves game with injury

Friday, 03.28.2014 / 2:05 AM / News

Alain Poupart - NHL.com Correspondent

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Goalie Roberto Luongo left the Florida Panthers' game against the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night after the first period with an upper-body injury and did not return.

Luongo was knocked down and shaken up after Carolina forward Radek Dvorak crashed into him with 7:12 left in the opening period. Luongo finished out the period but was not on the bench for the start of the second. He was replaced by Dan Ellis. The Panthers said Luongo was removed as a precautionary measure. The Hurricanes won the game 3-0.

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