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Around the League notebook for Friday, Feb. 20

Saturday, 02.21.2015 / 1:55 AM / News

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DUBNYK BACKSTOPS WILD TO SHUTOUT VICTORY OVER OILERS

Devan Dubnyk stopped all 15 shots he faced to backstop the Minnesota Wild to a 4-0 shutout victory against the Edmonton Oilers. The Wild, who have earned points in 14 of their last 16 games (12-2-2), improved to 30-21-7 (67 points) and moved within one point of the idle San Jose Sharks, who occupy the final wild-card spot in the Western Conference with a record of 30-22-8 (68 points).

* Dubnyk recorded his sixth shutout and his career-high 21st win of the season. Dubnyk is 21-7-3 overall with a 2.20 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage. Since being acquired by Minnesota from the Arizona Coyotes on Jan. 15, Dubnyk has a record of 12-2-1, which includes five shutouts. Dubnyk also improved to 5-0-0 this season against the Oilers, his former club.

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Seguin: Too early to gauge recovery from knee injury

Friday, 02.20.2015 / 9:20 PM / News

NHL.com

Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin said Friday it is too early to measure his recovery from a knee injury in the first stages of treatment.

"It's only been a week, so there hasn't been too much progress or setback," Seguin told the Stars website. "It's just been how it is. Every night I go to sleep and in the morning I'll wake up and see if it hurts at all, to see if I was cured overnight. Maybe I will get over that soon."

Seguin was injured by a hit from Florida Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov on Feb. 13. The Stars said Seguin would be sidelined 3-6 weeks.


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NHL, SAP announce multi-year partnership; unveil new statistics platform that launches today

NHL.com/stats powered by SAP HANA has new look, integrates more than 30 enhanced statistics

Friday, 02.20.2015 / 2:47 PM / News

NHL Public Relations

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – The National Hockey League (NHL) today announced a multi-year North American partnership with SAP SE, the enterprise application software and database leader. As the official cloud software provider of the NHL®, SAP collaborated with the League on the transformation of the NHL's statistics platform on NHL.com and the introduction of new and enhanced statistics that will establish NHL.com/Stats as the definitive destination for hockey analytics. Starting today, fans, broadcasters and media around the world will be able to analyze official League, team and player statistics via a more comprehensive, interactive and personalized interface that includes advanced search features and new filters for team and player comparisons.

"Hockey is extremely fast-paced with very little stoppage in play, which results in many aspects of the game failing to show up in the box score," said John Collins, NHL Chief Operating Officer. "In partnering with SAP and using its best-in-class SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud service, we are now able to capture data points like never before and present existing and new statistics in a visually appealing way."

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Senators' Lehner, MacArthur out with concussions

Friday, 02.20.2015 / 11:47 AM / News

NHL.com

Ottawa Senators goaltender Robin Lehner and forward Clarke MacArthur have been diagnosed with concussions, general manager Bryan Murray told the Senators website Friday.

Lehner and MacArthur were injured during a game Monday against the Carolina Hurricanes when they collided as MacArthur skated back to defend an odd-man rush by the Hurricanes.

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Around the League notebook for Thursday, Feb. 19

Friday, 02.20.2015 / 11:31 AM / News

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THURSDAY’S RESULTS

Home Team in Caps

NY ISLANDERS 5, Nashville 2

Vancouver 5, NY RANGERS 4 (SO)

Buffalo 3, PHILADELPHIA 2 (SO)

Columbus 2, PITTSBURGH 1

WASHINGTON 5, Winnipeg 1

Florida 3, MONTREAL 2 (SO)

San Jose 5, DALLAS 2

NIEMI BACKSTOPS SHARKS IN STADIUM SERIES TUNE-UP . . .

Playing their final game before they host the Los Angeles Kings in the Coors Light NHL Stadium Series on Saturday at Levi's Stadium (10 p.m. ET, CBC, NBCSN, TVA Sports 2), the San Jose Sharks opened a 3-0 lead before the midway point and Antti Niemi stopped 37 shots, including 27 during the final two periods, to help the Sharks end a two-game skid.

* With the victory, the Sharks (30-22-8, 68 points) re-entered the Stanley Cup Playoff picture in the Western Conference, leapfrogging the idle Kings (27-18-12, 66 points) into the second wild-card position. Their closest competition, Los Angeles and the Minnesota Wild, each hold three games in hand. However, San Jose owns the regulation/overtime win tiebreaker (Sharks: 28, Wild: 27, Kings: 26).

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Desjardins inducted into Flyers Hall of Fame

Thursday, 02.19.2015 / 7:42 PM / News

Adam Kimelman - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

PHILADELPHIA -- Eric Desjardins won the Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens, but he'll always consider himself a part of the Philadelphia Flyers family.

And the Flyers will always remember Desjardins' contributions during his 11 seasons in Philadelphia. On Thursday, he was inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame.

Desjardins played 738 games with Philadelphia, eighth overall and third among defensemen in Flyers history. His 93 goals, 303 assists and 396 points are second among Flyers defensemen to Hockey Hall of Fame member Mark Howe.

More than the numbers, his arrival in Philadelphia in a trade with the Canadiens on Feb. 9, 1995, along with forward John LeClair, remade the Flyers. LeClair was the power forward who could play with star center Eric Lindros, and Desjardins was a No. 1 defenseman who could play in all situations.

"When that trade was made, it was just a great fit for what they were trying to do in Philadelphia at the time," said Shjon Podein, who was Desjardins' teammate with the Flyers. "It just catapulted this organization to that next level."


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Bruins place Miller on IR, recall Ferlin from AHL

Thursday, 02.19.2015 / 4:05 PM / News

BostonBruins.com

BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, Thursday, February 19, that the club has placed defenseman Kevan Miller on injured reserve and recalled forward Brian Ferlin from Providence.  Ferlin will join the team in St. Louis Thursday evening and be eligible for Friday's game against the Blues.

This is the first NHL recall of Ferlin's career.

In his first full season at the American Hockey League level, the 22-year-old Ferlin has appeared in 46 games for Providence, notching nine goals (third on the team) and seven assists for 16 points with 36 penalty minutes.

The winger competed in 92 collegiate games in three years at Cornell (2011-14) where the 22-year-old racked up 31 goals and 41 assists for 72 points with a plus-25 rating. In his final season at Cornell in 2013-14, Ferlin led the team in goals (13) and points (27), and was named All-Ivy League First team and to the All-ECAC Hockey Third team.

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Maple Leafs recall MacWilliam on emergency basis

Thursday, 02.19.2015 / 1:13 PM / News

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The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Thursday that the club has recalled defenceman Andrew MacWilliam from the Toronto Marlies (AHL) on an emergency basis.

MacWilliam, 24, has skated in 45 regular season games with the Marlies this season, collecting four points (one goal, three assists) and 34 penalty minutes. The Calgary, Alberta native was originally drafted by the Maple Leafs in the seventh round (188th overall) during the 2008 NHL Draft. MacWilliam has yet to make his NHL debut.

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Flames recall Granlund, reassign Wolf to AHL

Thursday, 02.19.2015 / 12:42 PM / News

CalgaryFlames.com

CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today that they have recalled centre Markus Granlund from the Adirondack Flames of the American Hockey League. The Flames also announced that forward David Wolf has been assigned to Adirondack.

Granlund, a Finnish-born centre, has played 33 games for Calgary this season recording five goals and eight assists. Granlund has also played 14 games for Adirondack this season netting six goals and six assists.

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Ducks sign forward Jackman to one-year extension

Thursday, 02.19.2015 / 12:07 PM / News

AnaheimDucks.com

The Anaheim Ducks have signed right wing Tim Jackman to a one-year contract extension through the 2015-16 season. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Jackman, 33 (11/14/81), has collected 8-3=11 points with 146 penalty minutes (PIM) in 74 career games with the Ducks. Acquired from Calgary in exchange for a sixth-round selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft on Nov. 21, 2013, Jackman has recorded 5-2=7 points with a team-leading 84 PIM in 48 games this season. The 6-2, 224-pound winger’s five goals are the most since his career-high 10 in 2010-11, and his seven points are his highest total since 2011-12.

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