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Senators goalie Hammond injured during practice

Sunday, 11.15.2015 / 5:42 PM / News

Ottawa Senators goaltender Andrew Hammond sustained an undisclosed injury during practice Sunday and goalie Matthew O'Connor has been recalled on an emergency basis.

Hammond is 2-0-2 with a 2.42 goals-against average and .930 save percentage in four games. He made 33 saves in a 3-2 win Thursday against the Vancouver Canucks. A groin injury sidelined Hammond for the first six games of the season.

Flyers' White out 2-4 weeks with upper-body injury

Sunday, 11.15.2015 / 4:47 PM / News

Philadelphia Flyers forward Ryan White will be sidelined 2-4 weeks with an upper-body injury, the Flyers announced Sunday.

White was hurt in the third period of the Flyers' 3-2 overtime win Saturday against the Carolina Hurricanes when he was checked by Hurricanes defenseman John-Michael Liles. He left the ice and did not return.

The Flyers are also missing defenseman Mark Streit and forward R.J. Umberger. Streit will have surgery Tuesday to repair a pubic plate detachment and will miss six weeks. Umberger is on injured reserve with a lower-body injury.

Panthers forward Barkov to play Monday: report

Sunday, 11.15.2015 / 3:17 PM / News

Forward Aleksander Barkov will return to the Florida Panthers lineup Monday against the Tampa Bay Lightning after missing 10 games with a broken bone in his hand, according to the Miami Herald.

Barkov practiced Friday and was on the ice for the morning skate Saturday, but did not play in the first of a back-to-back set against the Lightning at Amalie Arena. He is expected to reunite on the Panthers' first line with Jonathan Huberdeau and Jaromir Jagr.

Barkov, 20, has three goals and six points in seven games this season.

Hurricanes defenseman Murphy out with concussion

Sunday, 11.15.2015 / 2:12 PM / News

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Ryan Murphy is sidelined with a concussion, coach Bill Peters said Sunday.

Murphy left Carolina's 3-2 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday in the second period after he was hit by Flyers forward Ryan White, who was penalized for boarding. Murphy played one shift before leaving with what was ruled an upper-body injury.

"He'll go through the protocol starting [Monday], and we'll just take it day-by-day," Peters told the Hurricanes website.

Avalanche place Varlamov on IR, claim Wagner

Sunday, 11.15.2015 / 1:18 PM / News

The Colorado Avalanche placed goaltender Semyon Varlamov on injured reserve Sunday, retroactive to Nov. 10.

Varlamov has been sidelined with a groin injury sustained during practice last Wednesday. He is 3-6-1 with a 3.26 goals-against average and .890 save percentage in 10 games.

Colorado claimed forward Chris Wagner off waivers from the Anaheim Ducks to take Varlamov's place on the roster. Wagner appeared in 11 games for the Ducks this season and played three for their American Hockey League affiliate in San Diego.

Around the League notebook: Saturday, Nov. 14

Sunday, 11.15.2015 / 10:40 AM / News


Each of the 13 arenas that hosted an NHL game Saturday honored victims of the recent Paris tragedy with a moment of silence in a pregame ceremony. Some also played the French National Anthem "La Marseillaise" prior to puck-drop, including Bell Centre where the Montreal Canadiens hosted the Colorado Avalanche.


Of the 13 games played Saturday:

* Nine were tied or within one goal entering the third period (NYR-OTT, SJS-BUF, VAN-TOR, FLA-TBL, PHI-CAR, ARI-CBJ, CHI-STL, MIN-DAL, EDM-LAK).

* Three saw the winning team overcome a deficit of at least one goal (FLA-TBL, PHI-CAR, CHI-STL).

* One saw the winning team overcome a multi-goal deficit (PHI-CAR).

Stars' Roussel moved by playing of French anthem

Sunday, 11.15.2015 / 1:10 AM / News

Steve Hunt - Correspondent

DALLAS -- As one of two NHL players born in France, Antoine Roussel wanted to show support for his home nation after the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday.

So, he placed stickers of the French flag on the back of his helmet and on his stick for the Dallas Stars' 3-2 overtime win against the Minnesota Wild at American Airlines Center on Saturday. Roussel was joined in the gesture by several of his teammates, including defenseman Jason Demers, who grew up near Montreal and speaks fluent French.

"The boys played really hard," Roussel said. "They were committed to that, and I really appreciate that from them. It was huge."

Oilers' Nugent-Hopkins misses game due to illness

Saturday, 11.14.2015 / 10:14 PM / News

Curtis Zupke - Correspondent

LOS ANGELES -- Edmonton Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was scratched for the game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on Saturday because of an illness.

Edmonton had Leon Draisaitl take Nugent-Hopkins' place, with left wing Taylor Hall and right wing Teddy Purcell, to start the game.

NHL teams pay tribute to victims of Paris attacks

Saturday, 11.14.2015 / 5:55 PM / News

Teams around the NHL showed their support for Paris on Saturday, one day after attacks in the city killed more than 100 people.

There was a moment of silence at Canadian Tire Centre prior to the New York Rangers' 2-1 win against the Ottawa Senators. "La Marseillaise," the French national anthem, was played before "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "O Canada."

Each of the 12 arenas hosting an NHL game Saturday night will have a moment of silence during pregame. Some will also play "La Marseillaise," including Bell Centre, where the Montreal Canadiens host the Colorado Avalanche.

Paris attacks greatly impact Flyers' Bellemare

Saturday, 11.14.2015 / 2:18 PM / News

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Philadelphia Flyers center Pierre-Edouard Bellemare was impacted greatly by the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday.

Bellemare was born and raised in the French capital and said Saturday his sister lives there. He said he reached her Friday and she was not in danger.

"She was home," Bellemare said from PNC Arena after the Flyers finished their morning skate. The Flyers play the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; CSN-PH, FS-CR). "She had come back from work in the middle of Paris. When I called her she was as shocked as me."

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