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Nelson at center of Islanders' quick start to season

Wednesday, 10.15.2014 / 8:49 PM / NHL Insider

Brian Compton - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- One week into the season, nobody should be surprised to see the New York Islanders' top center, John Tavares, among the NHL scoring leaders.

But their No. 2 center, Brock Nelson, is right there with him.

Nelson, a first-round pick (No. 30) in the 2010 NHL Draft, scored his third goal Tuesday in a 6-3 win against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. It was Nelson's seventh point, tying him with Tavares and three others for the most in the League.

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Flyers recall forward VandeVelde from Lehigh Valley

Wednesday, 10.15.2014 / 6:02 PM / News

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The Philadelphia Flyers recalled forward Chris VandeVelde from Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League, the team announced Wednesday.

VandeVelde scored two goals in the Phantoms' 5-2 win against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on opening night. He had an assist and was minus-3 in 18 games for the Flyers last season, and scored 10 goals and 24 points in 41 games at Lehigh Valley.

The Flyers re-signed VandeVelde to a one-year, two-way contract on July 4. He was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the fourth round (No. 97) of the 2005 NHL Draft.

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Hurricanes recall Brody Sutter from Charlotte

Wednesday, 10.15.2014 / 5:44 PM / News

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RALEIGH, NCRon Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled center Brody Sutter from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). It was also announced today that forward Patrick Dwyer has been placed on injured reserve, retroactive to Oct. 11.

Sutter, 23, is in his third full professional season and has played in all three of Charlotte's games thus far this year. The Viking, Alb., native played in three of Carolina's seven exhibition games during training camp before being assigned to Charlotte on Oct. 2. Sutter (6'5", 203 lbs.) notched eight goals and earned 20 assists (28 points) in 69 games with the Checkers in 2013-14, and has scored 12 goals and earned 22 assists in 99 career AHL games with Charlotte since turning professional. The Hurricanes drafted Sutter in the seventh round, 193rd overall, of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He is the cousin of former Hurricanes forwards Brandon Sutter and Brett Sutter.

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Kings' Muzzin signs five-year contract extension

Wednesday, 10.15.2014 / 4:39 PM / News

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin signed a five-year, $20 million contract extension Wednesday.

Muzzin, 25, was in the final season of a two-year contract and could have been a restricted free agent after the season. The new contract starts next season and keeps him with the team through the 2019-2020 season.

"It's exciting," Muzzin told the Kings website. "This is a place I want to stay and I want to play here for a long time. I'm very happy that we got a deal done and this is home for me for the next five years."

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Red Wings still waiting on Alfredsson: report

Wednesday, 10.15.2014 / 3:22 PM / News

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The Detroit Red Wings still are waiting on whether forward Daniel Alfredsson will play this season, the Detroit Free Press reported Wednesday.

Alfredsson, 41, has stopped skating at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit and the Free Press reported he told Red Wings general manager Ken Holland last week that he wasn't sure when he would start again.

"He was feeling pretty good but was getting frustrated because he wasn't getting over the hump," Holland told the Free Press on Wednesday. "He would feel good, push it and have a setback. He was frustrated because he was not able to get to the point where he wants to be at to tell me he wants to practice with us."

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Hurricanes' Skinner hoping for Thursday return

Wednesday, 10.15.2014 / 2:58 PM / News

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Carolina Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner skated in a regular jersey Wednesday and hopes to return to the lineup Thursday against the New York Rangers.

Skinner shed the no-contact jersey he had been wearing since he returned to the ice following a concussion he sustained during a preseason game Oct. 5. Skinner has missed the Hurricanes' first three games.

Hurricanes coach Bill Peters said Skinner will travel to New York and a determination on his availability for Thursday would be determined after the morning skate.

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Ducks reassign goalie Gibson to Norfolk of AHL

Wednesday, 10.15.2014 / 2:46 PM / News

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The Anaheim Ducks reassigned goaltender John Gibson to Norfolk of the American Hockey League, the team announced Monday. Gibson will play two games with the Admirals this weekend before returning to Anaheim, according to the Ducks.

After being called up from Norfolk late last season, Gibson, 21, went 3-0-0 with a 1.33 goals-against average and .954 save percentage while becoming the youngest NHL goalie since Darren Puppa of the Buffalo Sabres to earn a shutout in his debut. He made four appearances in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, including a loss to the Los Angeles Kings in Game 7 of the Western Conference Second Round.

In Gibson's only start this season, he faced 39 shots and allowed six goals in a season-opening loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Oct. 9. Frederik Andersen has since assumed the starting role in Anaheim with a 3-0-0 record, 1.95 GAA and .928 save percentage.

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Oilers' Fasth goes on IR; Bachman recalled from AHL

Wednesday, 10.15.2014 / 2:40 PM / News

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The Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday placed goaltender Viktor Fasth on injured reserve with a groin injury.

Fasth was injured in the first period of the Oilers' 6-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday. He stopped eight of 11 shots before being removed with 4:26 left in the first period.

The Oilers recalled goaltender Richard Bachman from Oklahoma City of the American Hockey League to take his place. The 27-year-old went 0-2-1 with a 3.02 goals-against average and .916 save percentage. In his only AHL game this season, Bachman allowed three goals on 30 shots in an overtime loss to San Antonio.

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Blue Jackets assign forward Gibbons to Springfield

Wednesday, 10.15.2014 / 2:09 PM / News

ColumbusBlueJackets.com

COLUMBUS, OHIO --- The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated forward Brian Gibbons off Injured Reserve and assigned him to the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Gibbons missed the first three games of the regular season with a lower body injury.

Gibbons, 26, joined the Blue Jackets in July after spending the past three seasons in the Pittsburgh Penguins organization. The center tallied five goals and seven assists for 12 points with six penalty minutes and a +5 plus/minus rating in 41 games with Pittsburgh in 2013-14. He has also collected 30-60-90 in 168 appearances with the American Hockey League’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

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Jets re-assign Patrice Cormier to IceCaps

Wednesday, 10.15.2014 / 12:29 PM / News

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The Winnipeg Jets announced they have re-assigned forward Patrice Cormier to the St. John’s IceCaps of the American Hockey League.

Cormier, 24, played in nine games with the Jets in 2013-14 recording three assists and seven penalty minutes. He’s compiled five points (1G, 4A) in 49 career NHL games with Winnipeg and the Atlanta Thrashers. The Moncton, NB native has spent parts of the last three seasons with St. John’s accumulating 70 points (34 G, 36A) in 152 games as a member of the IceCaps. Cormier has collected 75 points (36G, 39A) and 256 penalty minutes in 163 AHL games with St. John’s and the Chicago Wolves. He was originally drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the second round, 54th overall, in the 2008 NHL Draft.

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