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Around the League notebook for Tuesday, Jan. 20

Wednesday, 01.21.2015 / 9:00 AM / News


Of the eight games contested Tuesday:

* Seven games were tied or within one goal during the third period (OTT-NYR, EDM-WSH, PIT-PHI, NSH-MTL, MIN-DET, VAN-TBL, BOS-DAL).

* Five games went past regulation, including three that were decided in overtime. Carl Hagelin of the New York Rangers, Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers and P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens all scored in overtime while Teddy Purcell of the Edmonton Oilers and Pavel Datsyuk of the Detroit Red Wings each had game-deciding goals in the shootout.

* Five teams overcame a deficit at any point in the game to earn a victory. Of those five teams, four rallied from third-period deficits to pick up wins, including the Oilers, who erased a 4-2 deficit in the final 4:11 of regulation before winning in a shootout. The Minnesota Wild also erased a multigoal third-period deficit (4-1) to pick up one point in Detroit.


Brodeur to extend leave from Blues: report

Wednesday, 01.21.2015 / 12:07 AM / News

St. Louis Blues goaltender Martin Brodeur will extend his leave of absence from the team, reported Tuesday.

Brodeur was granted the leave Jan. 14. A statement from the Blues then said, "Brodeur will rejoin the club in one week and his future will be addressed at that time."

Brodeur's agent, Pat Brisson, told the website the Blues have granted Brodeur an extension to ponder his future.


Penguins defenseman Letang leaves game with injury

Tuesday, 01.20.2015 / 11:03 PM / News

Adam Kimelman - Deputy Managing Editor

PHILADELPHIA -- Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang left the game against the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday with 4:24 left in the first period after being hit into the boards by Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo.


Sharks place Braun, Wingels on IR

Tuesday, 01.20.2015 / 8:00 PM / News

San Jose Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has recalled defenseman Dylan DeMelo from the Worcester Sharks (AHL).

DeMelo, 21, has registered 13 points (3-10=13) and 14 penalty minutes this season with the Worcester Sharks. Last season with Worcester, DeMelo posted 24 points (2-22=24) in 68 games, finishing first amongst all Worcester defensemen in points and assists.

In 120 career games with the Worcester Sharks, DeMelo has posted 42 points (5 goals, 37 assists) and 73 penalty minutes.


Flames activate Ramo, recall Wotherspoon from AHL

Tuesday, 01.20.2015 / 2:32 PM / News

Goaltender Karri Ramo was activated off injured reserve Tuesday by the Calgary Flames, who recalled defenseman Tyler Wotherspoon from Adirondack of the American Hockey League.

The Flames created roster space for Ramo and Wotherspoon by placing defenseman Ladislav Smid on IR and reassigning forward Drew Shore to Adirondack.

Ramo is 8-5-1 with a 2.67 goals-against average and .904 save percentage in 16 games. In his absence, Joni Ortio was recalled from the AHL and has won four straight decisions, allowing five goals.


Panthers reassign forward Trocheck to AHL

Tuesday, 01.20.2015 / 12:08 PM / News

Sunrise, FL -- Florida Panthers Executive Vice-President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has reassigned F Vincent Trocheck to San Antonio (AHL).

Trocheck, 21, has appeared in 28 games with Florida this season, scoring four goals with nine assists. For his career in the National Hockey League, he has played in 48 games, all with Florida, registering 21 points (9-12—21) and 18 PIM. He has played in eight games with San Antonio this year recording six points (2-4—6)

Trocheck was drafted by Florida in the third round (64th overall) in the 2011 NHL Draft.


Maple Leafs recall Leivo, Percy, reassign two

Tuesday, 01.20.2015 / 11:07 AM / News

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Tuesday that the club has recalled forward Josh Leivo and defenseman Stuart Percy from the AHL's Toronto Marlies. In addition, the team has reassigned Troy Bodie and Sam Carrick to the Marlies.

Leivo, 21, has skated in eight games with the Maple Leafs this season, collecting one goal and four penalty minutes. In 17 regular season games with the Marlies this season, Leivo has 13 points (four goals, nine assists) and 11 penalty minutes.


Hurricanes reassign defenseman Murphy to AHL

Tuesday, 01.20.2015 / 10:30 AM / News

RALEIGH, NCRon Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the Hurricanes have assigned defenseman Ryan Murphy to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Murphy, 21, has earned five assists in 16 NHL games for the Hurricanes this season. The Aurora, Ont., native leads all Charlotte skaters in assists this season with 17 helpers in 23 AHL games. On Jan. 6, Murphy was selected to participate in the 2015 AHL All-Star Classic, which will be held on Jan. 25-26 in Utica, NY. The Hurricanes' first round selection, 12th overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Murphy has skated in 68 career NHL games with Carolina, totaling 17 points (2g, 15a).


Around the League notebook for Monday, Jan. 19

Tuesday, 01.20.2015 / 9:18 AM / News

NHL Public Relations


Five different players had multipoint games for the New York Islanders in a 7-4 win against the Philadelphia Flyers. The Islanders improved to 31-14-1 (63 points) and passed the idle Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning for sole possession of first in the Eastern Conference standings. New York's seven goals matched a season-high from a 7-5 win against the Dallas Stars on Oct. 25, 2014, and the Islanders improved to 12-4-1 in their past 17 games.

* The Islanders have 31 wins through their first 46 games this season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last time the Islanders recorded 31 wins in their first 46 games was during the 1978-79 season (31-6-9). The Islanders are 16-4-0 at home this season. Elias says the last time they had 16 wins through 20 games on home ice was also during the 1978-79 season (16-0-4).

* Nikolay Kulemin (2-1—3) scored twice and had his ninth assist for his second three-point game of the season. The second goal was also the team-leading third shorthanded goal of the season for Kulemin, who has four points (3-1—4) in his past two games.


Lightning's Carle to have surgery, miss 6-8 weeks

Monday, 01.19.2015 / 6:45 PM / News

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Matthew Carle will have surgery to repair torn adductor muscles in his lower abdomen, the Lightning announced Monday.

The procedure will be performed in Philadelphia on Tuesday by Dr. William Meyers. Carle is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.

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