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Hurricanes reassign defenseman Jordan to AHL

Thursday, 02.19.2015 / 10:48 AM / News

CarolinaHurricanes.com

RALEIGH, NCRon Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the Hurricanes have reassigned defenseman Michal Jordan to the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Jordan, 24, appeared in each of the Hurricanes' three games following his most recent recall on Feb. 13. The Zlin, Czech Republic, native earned three points during the stint, including his first NHL goal on Feb. 16 at Ottawa. Jordan has skated in 19 total games with the Hurricanes this season, registering three points (1g, 2a) and two penalty minutes. He has notched 10 points (2g, 8a) in 29 games with the Checkers this season. Jordan (6'1", 195 lbs.) is in his fifth professional season, after earning AHL career highs in assists (21) and points (25) in 2013-14 with the Checkers. Carolina's third selection, 105th overall, in the fourth round of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Jordan has appeared in 24 career games NHL with the Hurricanes.

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Around the League notebook for Wednesday, Feb. 18

Thursday, 02.19.2015 / 2:20 AM / News

NHL Public Relations

LIGHTNING STRIKE DUCKS TO REACH TOP OF ATLANTIC DIVISION STANDINGS...

The Tampa Bay Lightning netted four consecutive goals in the second period in a 4-1 win against the Anaheim Ducks. Tampa Bay's first win in Anaheim since Jan. 9, 2009 improved its record to 36-18-6 (78 points) this season and allowed it to tie the Montreal Canadiens for first in Atlantic Division standings points. Montreal, however, holds two games in hand; Tampa Bay owns the ROW tiebreaker (TBL: 34, MTL: 31).

* Tampa Bay has earned points in five of its last six road games (3-1-2).

* Anton Stralman (1-1-2) netted his fourth goal and added his 24th assist to post his seventh multi-point game of the season. Ondrej Palat (0-2-2) recorded his ninth multi-assist game of the season and extended his point streak to three games (1-3-4).

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Canadiens defenseman Emelin injured, did not return

Wednesday, 02.18.2015 / 9:46 PM / News

Chris Stevenson - NHL.com Correspondent

OTTAWA -- Montreal Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin was injured against the Ottawa Senators at Canadian Tire Centre on Wednesday and did not return to the game.

Emelin was injured on the first shift of the game when he collided with Senators wing Mark Stone and fell into the boards in front of the Canadiens bench.

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Flyers sign Schultz to multiyear contract extension

Wednesday, 02.18.2015 / 3:25 PM / News

PhiladelphiaFlyers.com

Nick Schultz
Defense - PHI
GOALS: 2 | ASST: 11 | PTS: 13
SOG: 54 | +/-: 6
The Philadelphia Flyers have signed 6-1, 200-lb defenseman Nick Schultz to a multi-year contract extension, according to general manager Ron Hextall.

Schultz, 32 (8/25/1982), has appeared in 55 games for the Flyers this season, recording two goals and 11 assists for 13 points. He has already recorded his highest point total in a season since 2010-11, when he had 17 points (3G, 14A). Schultz has also picked up 33 PIM this season and is a plus-6.

Schultz originally signed with the Flyers as a free agent on July 2, 2014. He previously spent time with Minnesota, Edmonton and Columbus. He split the 2013-14 season between the Oilers and Blue Jackets, posting five assists and 28 PIM in 69 total games.

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Jets' Perreault could miss rest of regular season

Wednesday, 02.18.2015 / 3:00 PM / News

Patrick Williams - NHL.com Correspondent

WINNIPEG -- The Winnipeg Jets could be without left wing Mathieu Perreault until the end of the regular season.

Jets coach Paul Maurice announced Wednesday that Perreault has a significant lower-body injury. The Jets placed Perreault on injured reserve and recalled forward Carl Klingberg from St. John's of the American Hockey League.

"We would be hopeful that [Perreault] would return before the end of the regular season," Maurice said, adding that if Perreault did return before the Stanley Cup Playoffs, it would not be much sooner.

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Blues recall defenseman Lindbohm from AHL

Wednesday, 02.18.2015 / 11:17 AM / News

StLouisBlues.com

ST. LOUISSt. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has recalled defenseman Petteri Lindbohm from their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Chicago Wolves.

Lindbohm, 21, has dressed 41 games for the Wolves this season, recording 17 points (six goals, 11 assists) to go along with 56 penalty minutes.

In addition, the 6-foot-5, 202-pound defenseman has appeared in nine games for the Blues, collecting one assist and six penalty minutes.

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Around the League notebook for Tuesday, Feb. 17

Wednesday, 02.18.2015 / 12:23 AM / News

NHL Public Relations

ISLANDERS, CAPITALS EARN KEY METROPOLITAN DIVISION POINTS

The New York Islanders and Washington Capitals each earned victories over division rivals to keep pace in the Metropolitan Division, where the top four teams are separated by five points.

* Chad Johnson stopped 37 shots and Brock Nelson scored the game-winner to lift the Islanders to their fourth straight win against the Carolina Hurricanes. The Islanders improved to 19-3-0 against Metropolitan Division opponents. They have won 12 of their last 13 division matchups, the lone setback a 6-5 home loss to the New York Rangers on Monday.

* Johnson was two saves shy of his career high, set on Dec. 12, 2013, when he made 39 saves at the Edmonton Oilers while playing for the Boston Bruins. He improved to 7-7-0 in 16 appearances this season.

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Ducks' Beleskey, Vatanen sidelined with injuries

Tuesday, 02.17.2015 / 3:14 PM / News

AnaheimDucks.com

Ducks winger Matt Beleskey is out 2-4 weeks with an upper-body injury, and defenseman Sami Vatanen is out 4-6 weeks with a lower-body injury, the team announced today.

Both injuries were suffered in the first period of Sunday night's 5-3 defeat to the Washington Capitals at Honda Center.

The 26-year-old Beleskey has a career-high 21 goals in 56 games with the Ducks this season, including an NHL-best eight game-winning goals.

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Bruins' Miller sidelined for road trip by shoulder injury

Tuesday, 02.17.2015 / 2:54 PM / News

NHL.com

Boston Bruins defenseman Kevan Miller injured his shoulder again and has flown back to Boston to be evaluated, coach Claude Julien said Tuesday.

Miller won't play for the remainder of the Bruins' four-game road trip, which concludes with games at the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday and St. Louis Blues on Friday.

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Senators' Lehner, MacArthur likely out Wednesday

Tuesday, 02.17.2015 / 2:14 PM / News

Chris Stevenson - NHL.com Correspondent

OTTAWA -- Ottawa Senators goaltender Robin Lehner and forward Clarke MacArthur continued to be evaluated Tuesday after they were injured Monday in the second period of a 6-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes and did not return for the third period.

Lehner and MacArthur most likely won't be available when the Senators host the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday, the Senators said via Twitter. Ottawa recalled goalie Chris Driedger from the Evansville IceMen of the ECHL on an emergency basis.

MacArthur collided with Lehner when he skated back to try to break up a 3-on-1 which resulted in a goal by the Hurricanes with 52 seconds left in the period.

MacArthur’s head hit Lehner in the chest. Each player was motionless on the ice for several minutes before getting up and leaving the ice.

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