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Devils forward Jagr scores 700th goal

Saturday, 03.01.2014 / 2:16 PM / News


New Jersey Devils forward Jaromir Jagr became the seventh player in NHL history to reach 700 goals when he scored at 3:31 of the second period Saturday in a 6-1 win against the New York Islanders.

Jagr skated in from the right circle and took a shot through traffic that deflected off the skate of Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald past goalie Evgeni Nabokov, giving the Devils a 2-0 lead.

"I never consider myself a goal-scorer," Jagr told MSG Network after the game in undoubtedly the understatement of the season, "so to reach 700 goals is big for me."


Rinne makes 16 saves, wins rehab start for Admirals

Saturday, 03.01.2014 / 12:42 AM / News


Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne had an easy night in his first rehab start, making 16 saves in the Milwaukee Admirals' 9-1 victory against the Iowa Wild in an American Hockey League game Friday.

Rinne played the entire game, the first time he had done so since Oct. 22 against the Minnesota Wild. He has played nine NHL games this season.

"I'm feeling really good," Rinne said, according to The Tennessean. "I'm happy I got to make a few good stops and play the full 60 minutes. I think that was the main goal, just get that game conditioning. It was quite an easy game for myself. I was telling some of the guys after the first period I was still tired even though I had just five shots."


Rangers, Girardi agree on contract extension

Friday, 02.28.2014 / 5:06 PM / News


The New York Rangers and defenseman Dan Girardi have agreed to a contract extension, the team announced Friday.

Terms were not disclosed, but TSN's Darren Dreger reported it's for six years and $33 million. ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun reported the contract includes a full no-movement clause in the first three years and a modified no-trade clause in the final three.

"Dan has been a Ranger for his entire career, signing with us as an undrafted free agent and working his way to become a top defenseman in the NHL," Rangers president and general manager Glen Sather said in a statement. "His dedication to this club, as a leader both on the ice and in the locker room, is invaluable to this team. We are happy to have been able to ensure that he will continue to wear the Blueshirt."


Canadiens' Price to miss third straight game

Friday, 02.28.2014 / 4:18 PM / News


Goaltender Carey Price will miss the Montreal Canadiens game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday with a lower-body injury, coach Michel Therrien told reporters Friday.

It will be Price's third straight game out of uniform since returning from his gold-medal win with Canada at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Therrien said Price will accompany the Canadiens on a four-game, western road trip next week and should be back playing soon.


Candidates named for inaugural Mike Richter Award

Friday, 02.28.2014 / 3:03 PM / News


Let's Play Hockey and the Herb Brooks Foundation on Friday announced the 18 candidates for the inaugural Mike Richter Award, to honor the most outstanding goaltender in NCAA men's hockey.

Candidates for the award were determined by nominations from all 59 NCAA Division I men's hockey head coaches, and based on criteria including skill on the ice, academic standing, sportsmanship and community service.

The candidates combine for a 2.19 goals-against average, a .926 save percentage and a grade-point average of 3.12.


NHLPA and NHL agree to multi-year exclusive trading card licenses with the Upper Deck Company

Thursday, 02.27.2014 / 3:28 PM / News


TORONTO, ON – The National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) announced today that each have agreed to terms with The Upper Deck Company on multi-year agreements to be the exclusive licensed manufacturer of NHL Trading Cards, beginning with the 2014-15 season.

Upper Deck had been the exclusive trading card partner from 2004 through 2009-10, and is currently one of two licensed manufacturers through the 2013-14 season. Upper Deck has held NHL and NHLPA trading card licenses since the 1990-91 season, and will release the 25th edition of Upper Deck Series One Hockey this coming fall.


Avalanche sign Cliche to two-year extension

Thursday, 02.27.2014 / 2:30 PM / News


The Colorado Avalanche on Thursday signed forward Marc-Andre Cliche to a two-year contract extension through the 2015-16 season. Terms were not disclosed.

Cliche, who was claimed off waivers from the Los Angeles Kings prior to the 2013-14 season, has one goal and six points in 53 games. He leads the Avalanche in shorthanded ice time per game, averaging 2:35 on the penalty kill.

"Marc-Andre has been a solid addition to our hockey club," Avalanche executive vice president of hockey operations Joe Sakic said. "He has done a tremendous job on the penalty kill, has a great work ethic and we're excited to have him under contract for the next two years."


Penguins' Letang addresses stroke; return uncertain

Thursday, 02.27.2014 / 1:24 PM / News

Wes Crosby - NHL.com Correspondent

PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang is not sure if he will return this season after sustaining a stroke in January.

Letang, who has missed Pittsburgh's past five games, said he is not targeting a specific date for his return and is instead "targeting day-by-day." The 2013 Norris Trophy finalist is training but has not returned to his normal workout regimen.

He said he started using light weights and is gradually building toward his usual routine.

"I have some good days, some bad days [physically]," Letang said. "I think the most difficult thing is around family, everybody is really careful. I can't even lift their luggage without having them try to help me out."


Senators recall Hammond with Anderson at home

Wednesday, 02.26.2014 / 6:07 PM / News


The Ottawa Senators have recalled goaltender Andrew Hammond to serve as the backup to Robin Lehner on Thursday in the absence of Craig Anderson.

Anderson traveled home to Florida this week to be with his wife, who was expecting the couple's second child.

The Senators announced the recall of Hammond from Binghamton of the American Hockey League on Wednesday, and the Ottawa Sun reported he would back up Lehner against the Detroit Red Wings.

"Nothing forthcoming at this point," coach Paul MacLean said after practice prior to the recall. "We'll wait to hear, and right now we're prepared for Robin to be the goalie, and if we need to bring Hammond or [Nathan] Lawson, we're prepared to do that. So right now that's where it stands."


Predators send Rinne on conditioning assignment

Wednesday, 02.26.2014 / 3:19 PM / News

John Manasso - NHL.com Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- The Nashville Predators announced Wednesday they will send goalie Pekka Rinne, who has missed the past four months with a hip infection, to the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League on a conditioning assignment, signifying the two-time Vezina Trophy finalist is close to playing NHL games.

Coach Barry Trotz would not say when Rinne, 31, might be able to return to the ice for the Predators. Nashville has not set any kind of timetable during Rinne's rehabilitation process, but the goalie said he is close.

"I'm just going to try and focus on trying to get my own game back, but so far I feel real comfortable," Rinne said. "I'm happy how things have gone in practices and how things have gone so far. I'm actually a little bit surprised it's been going so well, but like I said, it's still a process.

"For sure, I feel like I'm really close to the game shape and now it's just a final couple of games before I jump on the ice with the Nashville team."

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