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Roberts to work with new sports performance center

Wednesday, 03.11.2015 / 5:00 PM / News

Former NHL player Gary Roberts announced plans Wednesday for a familiar role of off-ice instruction in his return to Pennsylvania.

He will be the coordinator of the Sports Performance Center at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry Township, Pa.

Since his NHL retirement in 2009, Roberts, 48, has been on a mission to make sure hockey players maintain a structured workout regimen away from the rink. He aided many of the NHL elite at his personal training center in Toronto the past seven years and will try to offer a similar philosophy at the 185,000 square foot center scheduled to open in August.

Roberts, who seven years ago played in the Stanley Cup Final with the Pittsburgh Penguins, will coordinate, lead and work at the Sports Performance Center. He'll work with youth hockey players and other athletes, and consult with the full-time UPMC staff.

"I love the city and the fans of Pittsburgh," Roberts said in a statement. "These are philosophies I honed during my career and afterward. I'm thrilled to team up with UPMC to bring philosophies and programs that we've put in place to train, develop and mentor athletes from the youth levels all the way to the professional ranks."


Blues' Shattenkirk on track in recovery from surgery

Wednesday, 03.11.2015 / 3:34 PM / News

Louie Korac - Correspondent

ST. LOUIS -- Kevin Shattenkirk admitted the play was rather innocent.

But on that Feb. 1 day against the Washington Capitals, once the St. Louis Blues defenseman received MRI results, the diagnosis was cut and dry.

Shattenkirk, who has missed the Blues' past 17 games after having abdominal surgery, spoke to reporters for the first time since the injury Tuesday. He resumed skating with defenseman Zbynek Michalek (concussion), and though Shattenkirk's status remains week-to-week, the recovery seems to be progressing.

The Blues have gone 10-6-1 in Shattenkirk's absence.

"They've felt good," Shattenkirk said of the recent skates. "I guess about a week ago now, the scar tissue released and that kind of spooked me a little bit. They say if that happens, just take some time, take a day off, let it rest and it's going to feel better, and it has. The groin is still something that I need to work on and strengthen, and then once that gets back, hopefully I can jump into real team practices and then get my conditioning back and ready for games."


Panthers' Luongo won't return Thursday: report

Wednesday, 03.11.2015 / 12:00 PM / News

Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo will miss a third straight game Thursday against the Winnipeg Jets, according to the Miami Herald.

Luongo sustained a shoulder injury March 3 against the Toronto Maple Leafs. He left the game but later returned after backup Al Montoya sustained a groin injury that has him out for several weeks.


Maple Leafs to hold Kadri out two more games

Wednesday, 03.11.2015 / 11:30 AM / News

Mike Brophy - Correspondent

TORONTO -- Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri will not play in their next two games, team president Brendan Shanahan announced Wednesday.

Kadri, 24, was late for a team meeting Sunday and was made a healthy scratch for the Maple Leafs game Monday against the New York Islanders. In announcing Kadri will also miss the game Wednesday against the Buffalo Sabres and Friday against the Calgary Flames, Shanahan made clear there were other factors in the discipline.

"We have told him if things go well he'll be available for Saturday's game against Vancouver," Shanahan said. "There's more to this obviously than if this was just a case of Nazem being 15 minutes late for a meeting one time. The easiest thing for us to do at this point would be to sweep this under the rug and put this off until the offseason to deal with it, but Nazem is an important part of our future.


Around the League notebook for Tuesday, March 10

Wednesday, 03.11.2015 / 9:00 AM / News

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Ben Bishop made 19 saves and Tyler Johnson broke a scoreless tie 63 seconds into overtime to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 1-0 win against the Montreal Canadiens, their fourth straight win and fifth consecutive regular-season victory against the Canadiens.

* The Lightning (42-20-6, 90 points) improved to 3-0-0 against the Canadiens (42-18-7, 91 points) this season to move within one point of their division rival for top spot in the Eastern Conference and entire NHL. The top seven teams in the League are separated by two points and 10 points divide the top 12 teams.

* Tampa Bay is 6-0-1 in its past six regular-season games against Montreal, including four straight wins at the Bell Centre. The teams play twice more this season: March 16 at TBL and March 30 at MTL.

* Johnson scored his fifth game-winner and 25th goal of 2014-15, establishing career highs in each category. His first career overtime goal stretched his point streak to seven games (3-6—9), equaling a personal best set earlier this season.


Lamoriello not on Devils bench but role unchanged

Tuesday, 03.10.2015 / 11:25 PM / News

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Lou Lamoriello was not on the bench for the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday against the Minnesota Wild but said his role as co-coach has not changed.

He watched the Devils' 6-2 loss from the press box; co-coaches Adam Oates and Scott Stevens were at ice level.

"I wanted to watch the game from a different area," Lamoriello said while giving the postgame press conference. "Just to see something a little different."


Blues agree to terms with defenseman Parayko

Tuesday, 03.10.2015 / 6:11 PM / News

ST. LOUIS St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has agreed to terms on a two-year entry level contract with defenseman Colton Parayko.

Parayko has been assigned to the Blues' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, Chicago Wolves.

Parayko, 21, has spent the past three seasons at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. This season, the 6-foot-4, 224-pound defenseman appeared in 34 games and ranked third on the club with 23 points, including six goals and 17 assists.


Rangers agree to terms with Tambellini on contract

Tuesday, 03.10.2015 / 12:38 PM / News

The New York Rangers agreed to terms Tuesday with forward Adam Tambellini on an entry-level contract, the team announced. Terms were not disclosed.

Tambellini was selected by the Rangers in the third round (No. 65) of the 2013 NHL Draft.

Tambellini has scored 45 goals and has 79 points in 65 games this season for the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League. He ranks fourth in the WHL in goals and seventh in scoring. In 96 WHL games, Tambellini has 62 goals and 118 points.


Flyers sign forward Martel to entry-level contract

Tuesday, 03.10.2015 / 12:24 PM / News

The Philadelphia Flyers have signed 5-8, 162-lb C Danick Martel to a three-year entry-level contract, according to general manager Ron Hextall.

Martel, 20 (12/12/1994), is currently in his fourth and final season with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He is currently ranked second in the league in scoring with 48 goals and 54 assists for 102 points in 63 games.


Stars sign forward Shore to entry-level contract

Tuesday, 03.10.2015 / 10:41 AM / News

Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has signed center Devin Shore to a three-year entry-level contract. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Shore, 20, recently completed his junior season at the University of Maine recording 35 points (14-21=35) in 39 games played. In 112 career collegiate games, he registered 104 points (34-70=104). Following his sophomore season in 2013-14, he was named a Second Team All-American and to the Hockey East First Team.

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