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Oilers getting close to hiring coach: report

Thursday, 05.14.2015 / 10:36 PM / News

The Edmonton Oilers are close to hiring their next coach, no later than the end of the month, the Edmonton Journal reported Thursday.

Reports suggest it will be Todd McLellan, who left the San Jose Sharks after coaching them for the past seven seasons. McLellan is in Prague coaching Canada in the IIHF World Championship, which ends Sunday.

McLellan reportedly met with Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli during the tournament.

"I think the [hiring] process is moving forward," Oilers vice president of communications Tim Shipton told the newspaper. "I don’t get the sense that they want it to be a long, drawn-out effort. The process continues. I don't think things are signed, sealed and delivered with any coach at the moment."

No decision is expected before Monday.

Canadiens' Pacioretty, Beaulieu dealt with injuries

Thursday, 05.14.2015 / 6:00 PM / News

Sean Farrell - Correspondent

BROSSARD, Quebec -- Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty said Thursday he was fortunate to have played in the Stanley Cup Playoffs after sustaining a concussion late in the regular season.

After experiencing severe symptoms, Pacioretty missed only the first game of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Ottawa Senators after not playing in Montreal's final two regular-season games.

The Canadiens were eliminated in the second round by the Tampa Bay Lightning with a Game 6 loss Tuesday.

Pacioretty sustained the injury on April 5 when the back of his helmet hit the boards after he was checked by Florida Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov.

"When it happened, it was pretty bad at first," Pacioretty said. "The first two days we were still in Florida, I was locked down in my room and luckily I had my dad there. My family lives down there so my dad was at the game and he drove me home. As soon as the sun went down we would go outside for the next two days and eat outside.

"He was very worried about me and that was tough on me, and kind of made me take a step back and think about my family and stuff. But I had very bad symptoms for two or three days, but as soon as they went away I don't think I felt anything significant."

Senators owner Melnyk in need of liver transplant

Thursday, 05.14.2015 / 5:33 PM / News

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk is in need of a liver transplant, team president Cyril Leeder said Thursday.

Melnyk, 55, has been dealing with major health issues since mid-January and was hospitalized because of liver-related issues three weeks ago.

"The need is very urgent and the family has exhausted their local internal network and we wouldn't be making the public plea unless it was a very urgent and serious situation," Leeder said. "This is a life-threatening situation."

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman issued this statement:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Eugene Melnyk. We hope a suitable donor is found quickly."

Howe to be honored with new Detroit River bridge

Thursday, 05.14.2015 / 5:30 PM / News

The Gordie Howe International Bridge will span the Detroit River between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, Prime Minister of Canada Steven Harper and Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced Thursday in Windsor.

The publicly owned bridge, which is scheduled to open in 2020, will be named to honor the 87-year-old hockey icon who was born in Saskatchewan and spent 25 years with the Detroit Red Wings.

"His career, not just his career in hockey but in sports, has symbolized and has been about an unprecedented combination of skill, strength and ability," Harper said, according to the Red Wings website. "That's everything you want this particular bridge, this great international bridge, to be.

Canucks sign defenseman Jordan Subban

Thursday, 05.14.2015 / 5:25 PM / News

Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the Canucks have signed defenseman Jordan Subban.

Subban, 20, recently completed his fourth season playing for the OHL Belleville Bulls. This season, Subban set new career-highs and finished first on the team in goals (25), powerplay goals (8), and points (52) in 63 games played. His 25 goals on the year are the most by a Belleville Bulls defenseman in a single season in franchise history. Subban also finished ranked eighth amongst OHL defensemen in scoring (25-27-52).

The Rexdale, Ontario native has appeared in 253 OHL regular season games with the Belleville Bulls collecting 165 points (57-108-165) and 203 penalty minutes.

Senators' Melnyk appeals to public for liver donor

Thursday, 05.14.2015 / 2:43 PM / News

The following statement regarding Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk was posted to the team's official Web site Thursday.

OTTAWA – This past season our fans witnessed the remarkable and historic rally of their Ottawa Senators to overcome the largest regular-season point deficit in National Hockey League history to successfully qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

During this spectacular comeback many of our fans noticed the unusual absence of the Senators' number one fan and team owner, Eugene Melnyk.

Mr. Melnyk has consistently remained very private on matters of a personal or family nature.

Today, the club wishes to share with the hockey community and our fans that Mr. Melnyk has been sick and battling major health issues since mid-January. Since then, his medical care and treatment have been the sole focus for him and his family.

AHL announces division realignment for 2015-16

Tuesday, 05.12.2015 / 6:57 PM / News

The American Hockey League on Tuesday approved division realignment that will be in effect for the 2015-16 season.

There will be two divisions in each conference. In the Eastern Conference, the Atlantic Division will have eight teams and the North Division seven teams. In the Western Conference, the Central Division will have eight teams and the Pacific Division seven.

The AHL had three five-team divisions in each conference for the 2014-15 season.

Wild goalie Harding expected to retire: report

Tuesday, 05.12.2015 / 12:28 PM / News

Minnesota Wild goaltender Josh Harding is expected to retire because of complications from multiple sclerosis, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Harding's three-year, $5.7 million contract expires June 30.

"I wouldn't want to speak for him, but he has bigger issues than just hockey," Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher told the Tribune.

Brodeur says return to Devils 'few years' away: report

Monday, 05.11.2015 / 11:27 PM / News

Martin Brodeur does not anticipate joining the New Jersey Devils front office anytime soon, the former goaltender told Monday.

The Devils hired Ray Shero to replace Lou Lamoriello as general manager last week and Brodeur said he believes the organization is heading in a different direction.

"Especially with the change [the Devils] made, I think it's a great opportunity for me to take a step back and go somewhere -- or stay somewhere -- that I'll be able to learn and do things I want to do and try to learn as much as possible and who knows what the future [holds]," Brodeur told writer Tom Gulitti.

Dubnyk, Wild will try to agree on contract to stay

Monday, 05.11.2015 / 5:25 PM / News

Dan Myers - Correspondent

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Goaltender Devan Dubnyk wants to remain with the Minnesota Wild, and the feeling is mutual.

Dubnyk is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. He has said in the past and reiterated Monday he hopes to stay in Minnesota long term.

"There's no reason why I wouldn't want to be here; it's been a lot of fun for me and definitely the most fun I've had in my career," Dubnyk said. "I'm not going to go look elsewhere if there is no need to, and obviously that depends on what comes and how those conversations are going."

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