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Flames sign first-round pick Klimchuk

Tuesday, 12.17.2013 / 8:32 PM / News

The Calgary Flames signed 2013 first-round pick Morgan Klimchuk to a three-year entry-level contract on Tuesday.

Klimchuk, a Calgary native, was the 28th player taken in the draft and the third of the Flames' three first-round picks.

Klimchuk, a 6-foot, 182-pound forward, is in his fourth season with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League. He has 12 goals and 29 points with a plus-9 rating in 26 games.

The contract has an average annual value of $925,000.

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Blue Jackets' Boll has surgery, out 3-4 months

Tuesday, 12.17.2013 / 3:17 PM / News

NHL.com

Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Jared Boll will be sidelined 3-4 months following surgery to repair a torn tendon in his ankle.

The surgery was performed Monday by Dr. Greg Berlet at OhioHealth's Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Center.

"Our initial hope was that Jared would be able to return to the lineup with rest and rehabilitation, but it became apparent over the past few days that surgery was the best course of action," general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said. "We're disappointed for Jared as he has worked very hard and is an important part of our team, but we expect him to make a full recovery and hopefully return to the lineup later this season."

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Blues' Backes leaves game vs. Senators with injury

Monday, 12.16.2013 / 9:40 PM / News

Sean Farrell - NHL.com Correspondent

OTTAWA -- St. Louis Blues captain David Backes left the game against the Ottawa Senators on Monday during the second period with an upper-body injury.

Backes skated slowly off the ice and went to the dressing room with 2:49 left in the second after he collided with Ottawa's Colin Greening on an open-ice hit. He did not return.

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Bruins' Thornton plans to appeal 15-game suspension

Monday, 12.16.2013 / 5:09 PM / News

NHL.com

Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton has notified the NHL of his intention to appeal the 15-game suspension he was handed for an incident involving Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik on Dec. 7.

Thornton, who was suspended by the League on Saturday afternoon, had a 4 p.m. deadline on Monday to file his appeal. The NHL Players' Association announced, through its Twitter feed Monday afternoon, the intent to appeal.

Under provisions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman will hear the appeal during an in-person meeting. Thornton, if he so chooses, can appeal Bettman's ruling to a neutral arbitrator.

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Blackhawks activate Bickell from IR

Monday, 12.16.2013 / 1:28 PM / News

NHL.com

Bryan Bickell was activated from injured reserve Monday by the Chicago Blackhawks and the power forward likely will return to the lineup when the Blackhawks play the Nashville Predators on Tuesday.

Bickell has been out since Nov. 16 with a lower-body injury. In 22 games prior to getting hurt, he had five goals and six points.

To make room on the roster the Blackhawks sent forward Jeremy Morin to their American Hockey League team, the Rockford IceHogs. In 15 games he had one goal and four assists.

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Sabres' McCormick to miss 4-6 weeks

Monday, 12.16.2013 / 12:43 PM / News

NHL.com

Buffalo Sabres forward Cody McCormick will miss 4-6 weeks with an upper-body injury, interim coach Ted Nolan said Monday.

McCormick, who has one goal and four assists in 25 games this season, played just three shifts in a 2-1 overtime loss against the Calgary Flames on Saturday. He was hurt blocking a slap shot by Flames defenseman Mark Giordano.

"He's fearless," Nolan said. "He puts himself in front of shots that are coming in 90 miles an hour and sometimes they hit you in the wrong spot. Unfortunately, that's what happened to Cody last game. But he's a tough guy. He'll bounce back and be ready to go in time when he's healed."

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Ovechkin, Jones, Hutton named 'Three Stars'

Monday, 12.16.2013 / 12:00 PM / News

NEW YORK -- Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin, Los Angeles Kings goaltender Martin Jones and Nashville Predators goaltender Carter Hutton have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Dec. 15.

FIRST STAR – ALEX OVECHKIN, RW, WASHINGTON CAPITALS

Ovechkin led the NHL with five goals and tied for third with six points as the Capitals (18 12 3, 39 points) earned five out of a possible six points to maintain second place in the Metropolitan Division. He began the week by recording his third career four-goal game (and 13th career hat trick), including the tying marker with 32.4 seconds remaining in regulation, in a 6-5 shootout victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning Dec. 10. After being held off the scoresheet in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Florida Panthers Dec. 13, Ovechkin posted 1-1—2, including the tying goal with 47.9 seconds left in the third period, in a 5-4 shootout win over the Philadelphia Flyers Dec. 15, the Capitals' second three-goal comeback of the week. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Ovechkin has seven game-tying goals in the final minute of regulation during his NHL career; no other player has scored more than four such goals since he entered the League in October 2005. The 28-year-old Moscow native leads the NHL with 27 goals in 31 games this season and is tied for fifth with 37 points.

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Panthers' Gudbranson sustains lower-body injury

Sunday, 12.15.2013 / 10:25 PM / News

Arpon Basu - Managing Editor LNH.com

MONTREAL -- Florida Panthers defenseman Erik Gudbranson left the game against the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday after the first period with a lower-body injury and did not return.

But coach Peter Horachek does not anticipate an extended absence for his young defenseman.

"He should be OK," Horachek said, adding Gudbranson will not go on injured reserve.

Gudbranson played his final shift of the first period with 1:04 to play then remained in the dressing room after the first intermission.

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Red Wings' Franzen to miss game with injury

Sunday, 12.15.2013 / 9:32 PM / News

NHL.com

Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzen was forced to leave early in the second period of a game Sunday against the Tampa Bay Lightning with an upper-body injury after a hit from defenseman Radko Gudas.

He did not return to the game.

Gudas appeared to make contact with Franzen's head at 4:35 of the second period. Gudas was not penalized on the play; Franzen received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after yelling at Gudas from the Detroit bench.


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Canadiens' Parros sustains second concussion

Sunday, 12.15.2013 / 9:23 PM / News

Arpon Basu - Managing Editor LNH.com

MONTREAL -- Montreal Canadiens forward George Parros has a concussion and will be evaluated on a daily basis, coach Michel Therrien announced Sunday following a 2-1 loss at home to the Florida Panthers.

Parros left the Canadiens' 1-0 overtime win on the road against the New York Islanders on Saturday after a fight with Eric Boulton at 2:01 of the first period.

This is the second concussion of the season for Parros, who had not been diagnosed with a concussion over the first eight seasons of his career.

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— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory