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Revived top line sparks Maple Leafs' first victory

Sunday, 10.12.2014 / 11:43 PM / News

Corey Masisak - Staff Writer

NEW YORK -- Before his team's game Sunday at Madison Square Garden, Toronto Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle intimated that his top line needed to do a couple of things to be more effective after he split them up the night before.

One problem for James van Riemsdyk, Tyler Bozak and Phil Kessel was a lack of opportunities, caused in part by "being one and done," which is hockey speak for not creating second chances and extending shifts in the offensive zone. Another was the trio's work on the power play.

Reunited against the New York Rangers, Toronto's top trio combined for three goals and seven points and sparked the Maple Leafs to a 6-3 victory.


Flyers prospect Morin breaks jaw, will have surgery

Sunday, 10.12.2014 / 10:23 PM / News

Defenseman Samuel Morin, a Philadelphia Flyers prospect, sustained a fractured jaw and is expected to have surgery Monday, the team announced.

Morin, a first-round pick (No. 11) at the 2013 NHL Draft, is playing for the Rimouski Oceanic in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He has three assists in four games.


Leafs goaltender Reimer leaves with injury

Sunday, 10.12.2014 / 10:08 PM / News

NEW YORK -- Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer left the game Sunday early in the third period after a collision with New York Rangers forward Dominic Moore.

Moore’s hip hit Reimer’s head and he fell awkwardly to the ice with 13:17 left in the third period. Reimer was replaced by Jonathan Bernier. He did not return but was credited with the 6-3 victory.

Rangers forward Rick Nash also left the game because of the pending birth of his child.


Wild sign defenseman Brodin to six-year extension

Sunday, 10.12.2014 / 3:20 PM / News

The Minnesota Wild signed defenseman Jonas Brodin to a six-year contract extension, the team announced Sunday. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Elliotte Friedman of "Hockey Night in Canada" reports the contract is worth $25 million

"I'm really excited," Brodin told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "I really like the organization, my teammates, the whole staff. I believe we can win. I'm really happy right now. I'm really confident my game will continue to develop."

Brodin, 21, has an assist and a plus-5 rating in two games this season while averaging 22:25 minutes per game. The No. 10 pick of the 2011 NHL Draft, Brodin finished fourth in Calder Trophy voting in 2012-13, and has 10 goals and 31 points with a plus-8 rating in 126 NHL games.


Bruins hoping to have Krejci back against Avalanche

Sunday, 10.12.2014 / 3:07 PM / News

Boston Bruins forward David Krejci practiced Sunday for the second straight day and is hopeful to return to the lineup Monday against the Colorado Avalanche at TD Garden.

Krejci left the Bruins' preseason finale Oct. 4 with an undisclosed injury and has missed the first three games of the regular season.

"Every day [is] better," Krejci told the Bruins website. "Today was a pretty good day, so hopefully [I'll] wake up tomorrow and feel good enough to play. But we got to wait till tomorrow."


Stars recall forward McKenzie from AHL

Sunday, 10.12.2014 / 2:19 PM / News

Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has recalled left wing Curtis McKenzie from the Texas Stars, Dallas' top development affiliate in the American Hockey League.

McKenzie, 23, posted a goal and an assist in Texas' season-opening win last night against Iowa. In 2013-14, he won the Dudley "Red" Garrett Memorial Award, given to the AHL's most outstanding rookie, and was named to the AHL All-Rookie Team leading all AHL rookies with 65 points (27-38=65) in 75 games played. He added 14 points (3-11=14) in 21 postseason contests helping Texas win their first Calder Cup.


Bruins recall Griffith, assign Cunningham

Sunday, 10.12.2014 / 10:57 AM / News

BOSTON, MABoston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, Sunday, October 12, that the club has recalled forward Seth Griffith from Providence and assigned forward Craig Cunningham to Providence.

Griffith will join Boston for their 11:00 a.m. practice at TD Garden on Sunday. This is the first NHL regular season recall of Griffith's career.

In two games with the Providence Bruins this season, Griffith has one goal with a plus-three rating. Last year, Griffith skated in 69 games with Providence and scored 20 goals (tied for third) and notched 30 assists (third on the team) for a total of 50 points (second on the team). He also skated in 12 playoff games with Providence accruing four goals and seven assists.


Kane unlikely to play for Jets this weekend

Friday, 10.10.2014 / 8:30 PM / News

Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane is unlikely to play this weekend after sustaining an injury to his right knee in the season opener Thursday.

The Jets, who defeated the Arizona Coyotes 6-2, play at the San Jose Sharks on Saturday and at the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday.

"I don't know, but my expectation is [he will not play]," coach Paul Maurice told the Jets website Friday. "I would not list him as day-to-day right now and we'll go from there."


Barroway to become majority owner of Coyotes

Friday, 10.10.2014 / 7:37 PM / News

GLENDALE, ARIZONA -- The Arizona Coyotes announced today an agreement to sell 51 percent of the Arizona Coyotes franchise to Andrew Barroway. The sale and ownership transfer is subject to approval by the NHL's Board of Governors. Once the transaction has been approved and closing has occurred, Barroway will begin to serve as the Coyotes Chairman and Governor.

"This is truly a dream come true for me and my family," said Barroway. "I am extraordinarily grateful for the opportunity of a lifetime and look forward to working and solidifying a strong partnership with the Club's current ownership group.

To read more from the Coyotes website, CLICK HERE.


Flyers hope Coburn won't be out long-term: report

Friday, 10.10.2014 / 3:39 PM / News

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Braydon Coburn could only miss a few days with a lower-body injury that kept him out of the Flyers' game Thursday against the New Jersey Devils, according to

Coburn was removed from the lineup hours before the game started and was seen on crutches during pregame introductions. Coburn had three shots on goal, two blocked shots and two hits in 20:02 of ice time in the Flyers' season-opening 2-1 loss to the Boston Bruins on Wednesday.

Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said Friday that Coburn would be re-evaluated Monday but was optimistic Coburn would not be out long-term.

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