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Devils' Jagr moves into ninth on all-time assists list

Tuesday, 03.04.2014 / 9:11 PM / News

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

NEWARK, N.J. -- New Jersey Devils forward Jaromir Jagr moved into ninth place on the NHL's all-time assists list Tuesday against the Detroit Red Wings at Prudential Center.

Jagr picked up the 1,041st of his career on Travis Zajac's goal at 6:30 of the third period, moving him past Marcel Dionne. He is eight assists behind Gordie Howe (1,049) for eighth on the all-time list. Zajac's goal gave the Devils a 3-2 lead.

Jagr, who turned 42 on Feb. 15, has 700 goals and 1,741 points in 1,453 career games spanning 19-plus NHL seasons.

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Hurricanes sign Khudobin to two-year extension

Tuesday, 03.04.2014 / 5:39 PM / News

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The Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday agreed to a two-year, $4.5 million contract extension with goaltender Anton Khudobin.

The deal will pay Khudobin $2 million for the 2014-15 season and $2.5 million in 2015-16.

"We are pleased to be able to keep Anton with the Hurricanes," general manager Jim Rutherford said. "He has played well this season and signing him helps solidify our team's goaltending situation."

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Wild goalie Backstrom likely out for season

Tuesday, 03.04.2014 / 5:07 PM / News

Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher said Tuesday goaltender Niklas Backstrom will be shut down for the foreseeable future, most likely the rest of the season.

Backstrom has lower-body injuries and hasn't played since a relief appearance Jan. 30. His last start came Jan. 11.

The Wild on Tuesday acquired goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov from the Edmonton Oilers in a trade for a fourth-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft.

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Blue Jackets' Murray leaves game with injury

Tuesday, 03.04.2014 / 12:33 AM / News

Joe Yerdon - NHL.com Correspondent

TORONTO -- Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Ryan Murray left the game Monday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs with a lower-body injury and will not return.

Murray, 20, played 4:51 of the first period. His final shift of the game came with 1:47 remaining.

In his rookie season with the Blue Jackets, Murray has played 60 games and has three goals and 17 assists.

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Blackhawks agree to terms with Bollig on extension

Monday, 03.03.2014 / 2:54 PM / News

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The Chicago Blackhawks on Monday agreed to terms with forward Brandon Bollig on a three-year contract extension.

Terms were not released by the team, but according to reports it has an average annual value of $1.25 million.

"I was hoping it would happen," Bollig said. "Obviously we've been talking and my contract was up after this year, and I was hoping I would remain a Blackhawks and it worked out for me."

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Oilers sign Scrivens to two-year extension

Monday, 03.03.2014 / 1:50 PM / News

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The Edmonton Oilers signed goaltender Ben Scrivens to a two-year contract extension Monday.

Terms were not disclosed, but ESPN's Pierre LeBrun reports it's worth $2.3 million per season.

Scrivens was traded from the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Los Angeles Kings in the offseason in the Jonathan Bernier trade. The Oilers acquired him in mid-January for a third-round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft.

"It's a great opportunity. Now the real work begins," said Scrivens, an Alberta native. "It's great to be here in Edmonton playing at home."

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Blackhawks' Hossa (upper body) out 2-3 weeks

Monday, 03.03.2014 / 1:30 PM / News

Brian Hedger - NHL.com Correspondent

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks will be without forward Marian Hossa for up to three weeks with an upper-body injury that happened this past Saturday night at Soldier Field in the final 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game.

Hossa was hit hard by Pittsburgh Penguins forward Craig Adams while playing the puck behind the Pittsburgh net with 6:48 left in the first period and skated slowly to the bench. He remained seated for the rest of the period and didn't return to the ice.

"Probably two-to-three weeks we're looking at," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said after practice Monday at United Center. "There's going to be some quality ice time shared amongst the guys [now]."

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Rinne to return for Predators on Tuesday

Monday, 03.03.2014 / 1:13 PM / News

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Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne is expected to start Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Bridgestone Arena.

Rinne, who hasn't played since late October due to an infection in his surgically-repaired hip, stopped 33 of 35 shots in a pair of games for Milwaukee of the American Hockey League in a conditioning stint and declared himself ready to go over the weekend.

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Franzen, Henrique, Kuemper named 'Stars' of week

Monday, 03.03.2014 / 1:00 PM / News

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NEW YORK – Detroit Red Wings right wing Johan Franzen, New Jersey Devils center Adam Henrique and Minnesota Wild goaltender Darcy Kuemper have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending March 2.

FIRST STAR – JOHAN FRANZEN, RW, DETROIT RED WINGS

Franzen posted 3-2—5 in two games to lead the Red Wings (28-20-12, 68 points) to a pair of road wins following the Olympic break, helping the club maintain the second Wild Card position in the Eastern Conference. He assisted on both goals in a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens Feb. 26, including the primary helper on Gustav Nyquist's overtime winner with 27.3 seconds remaining.

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LaFontaine resigns from Sabres, rejoins NHL

Saturday, 03.01.2014 / 6:50 PM / News

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Pat LaFontaine resigned his position as president of hockey operations with the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday and will resume his previous role as vice president of development and community affairs for the NHL.

LaFontaine joined the Sabres on Nov. 13, 2013, after general manager Darcy Regier and coach Ron Rolston were fired. He hired Tim Murray as general manager in January.

“Terry Pegula hired me in November and my primary objective was to lead the Sabres organization through a time of transition,” LaFontaine said in a statement issued by the team. “I'm proud of what we've been able to accomplish in a short period of time and want to thank Terry and Kim Pegula for the opportunity and their support during my time with the Sabres."
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I'm hoping Bob [Murray] didn't go out and get Dany Heatley just to get someone. I'm sure he's excited and motivated.

— Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau on general manager Bob Murray's decision to sign Dany Heatley