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Father's surgery may delay Ovechkin's return to Caps

Thursday, 02.20.2014 / 1:03 PM / News

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Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee told reporters Thursday that the father of Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin has undergone heart surgery, which could delay Ovechkin's return to Washington.

McPhee said Mikhail Ovechkin suffered what is believed to be a heart attack and underwent surgery, but is in stable condition.

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Stamkos, Rinne among NHL players back on ice

Wednesday, 02.19.2014 / 8:26 PM / News

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The NHL reopened for business Wednesday afternoon when coaches and players for all 30 teams hit the ice to begin preparations for the resumption of the season Feb. 25.

There was a lot of attention on the Tampa Bay Lightning and the health of center Steven Stamkos, who resumed skating during their afternoon session at the RDV Sportsplex in Orlando, Fla.

Stamkos was sidelined a little more than three months after crashing into the goal post and breaking his right tibia at TD Garden against the Boston Bruins on Nov. 11. Stamkos, who was forced to withdraw from the 2014 Sochi Olympics because of the injury, has 14 goals and 23 points in 17 games.

Stamkos' timetable to play agan is open-ended, according to the Tampa Bay Times. The goal, according to Lightning coach Jon Cooper, is to have Stamkos ready to face the Nashville Predators when the Lightning resume regular-season action Feb. 27.

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Coyotes recall defenseman Gormley

Wednesday, 02.19.2014 / 2:12 PM / News

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The Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday recalled defenseman Brandon Gormley from the team's American Hockey League affiliate, the Portland Pirates.

Gormley, selected in the first-round (No. 13) of the 2010 NHL Draft, has produced six goals and 32 points in 48 games for the Pirates this season. His 26 assists are the second most on the team and his five power-play goals are tied for third most.

The 6-foot-2, 196-pounder has totaled 11 goals, 61 points and 70 penalty minutes in 116 career games for the Pirates.

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Rangers' Zuccarello has broken hand

Wednesday, 02.19.2014 / 11:04 AM / News

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The New York Rangers announced Wednesday that forward Mats Zuccarello sustained a non-displaced fracture in his hand while playing for Norway at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Mats Zuccarello
Left Wing - NYR
GOALS: 15 | ASST: 28 | PTS: 43
SOG: 128 | +/-: 5
An MRI exam performed in Russia confirmed the injury. Zuccarello is scheduled to return to New York on Thursday and he will be re-evaluated by Rangers team doctors. There was no word on how long Zuccarello could be out. The Rangers' next game is Feb. 27 against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Zuccarello, Norway's lone NHL player, was forced to sit out Norway's qualification playoff game against Russia on Tuesday, a game Norway lost 4-0. In three preliminary-round games, Zuccarello did not register a point but had 10 shots on goal and led the team's forwards with an average ice time of 22:25 per game.

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U.S. Paralympic sled team special debuts Monday

Wednesday, 02.19.2014 / 9:57 AM / News

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The 2014 U.S. Paralympic Sled Hockey Team will be the focus of a one-hour documentary entitled "Ice Warriors: USA Sled Hockey" that will debut Monday at 10 p.m. ET on PBS.

The 2014 Sochi Paralympics will begin March 7 at Shayba Arena in Sochi. The United States is coached by former University of Wisconsin coach Jeff Sauer, who is in his third season with the U.S. National Sled Hockey Team.

The PBS program follows the 17-member United States sled hockey team across North America as it prepares to defend the gold medal it won at the 2010 Vancouver Paralympics. The program will profile the accomplishments and determination of each individual on and off the ice.

The documentary also will be available online in its entirety beginning Feb. 25.

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Sabres terminate Omark's contract

Wednesday, 02.19.2014 / 12:10 AM / News

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The Buffalo Sabres terminated the contract of forward Linus Omark, the team announced Tuesday.

Omark, acquired by Buffalo from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a conditional sixth-round draft pick on Dec. 19, had two assists in 13 games with the Sabres.

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Stars prospect Desrosiers sets QMJHL record

Tuesday, 02.18.2014 / 11:39 AM / News

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Rimouski Oceanic goalie and Dallas Stars prospect Philippe Desrosiers established a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League record when he extended his shutout streak to 231:15 while recording his fifth shutout of the season on Monday, a 5-0 victory against the Victoriaville Tigres in Rimouski.

Desrosiers, who was selected in the second round (No. 54) by the Stars at the 2013 NHL Draft, made 31 saves Monday to notch his second straight shutout and third in four games.

The previous mark was set earlier this season by Francois Brassard of the Quebec Remparts, a 2012 Ottawa Senators draft pick, who had a 212-minute streak.


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Wild sign goalie John Curry to two-way contract

Tuesday, 02.18.2014 / 1:09 AM / News

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The Minnesota Wild on Monday signed goalie John Curry to a two-way contract.

The 29-year-old has a 6-3-2 record, 1.95 goals-against average and .939 save percentage in 12 games with the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League this season, his seventh in professional hockey. He has also posted a 10-2-0 record, 2.66 GAA and .917 save percentage in 13 games with the Orlando Solar Bears in the ECHL. He spent most of last season with Orlando after playing in Germany in 2011-12.

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Penguins' Dupuis has successful knee surgery

Wednesday, 02.12.2014 / 7:54 PM / News

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Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis underwent successful knee surgery Wednesday to repair a torn right anterior cruciate ligament. He was injured in a Dec. 23 game against the Ottawa Senators when he was involved in a collision with teammate Sidney Crosby.

In 13 NHL seasons with the Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers, Atlanta Thrashers and Penguins, Dupuis has 182 goals and 394 points in 837 career games. He has 20 points (seven goals, 13 assists) in 39 games this season.

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AHL Hall of Fame adds newest members

Wednesday, 02.12.2014 / 1:22 PM / News

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The four newest members of the American Hockey League Hall of Fame were enshrined Wednesday as part of the 2014 AHL All-Star Classic in St. John's, Newfoundland.

The newest members of the AHL Hall of Fame are Bill Dineen, Al MacNeil, Bob Perreault and John Slaney. They were inducted during a ceremony at St. John's Convention Centre.

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