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Canucks' Daniel Sedin feeling better after hit

Monday, 04.14.2014 / 1:42 PM / News

Kevin Woodley - NHL.com Correspondent

VANCOUVER -- Vancouver Canucks left wing Daniel Sedin was back at Rogers Arena on Monday for a season-ending press conference, and showed no ill-effects after being taken off the ice on a stretcher during the Canucks' game Sunday.

Sedin left Vancouver's 5-1 win against the Calgary Flames at 17:16 of the second period following a hit from behind into the boards by Flames forward Paul Byron. Sedin was taken to an area hospital for further evaluation and imaging. He was released before midnight and said he felt "OK" on Monday.

Byron was penalized with a five-minute major for boarding and a game misconduct.

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De la Rose signs entry-level contract with Canadiens

Monday, 04.14.2014 / 12:32 PM / News

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Jacob de la Rose, a 2013 second-round pick of the Montreal Canadiens, on Monday signed a three-year, entry-level contract that will begin next season. Financial terms of the contract were not released.

De la Rose, the 34th pick of the draft, had seven goals and 13 points in 49 games with Leksand in the Swedish Elite League this season. He also had three goals and three assists to help Sweden win the silver medal at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championship.

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Lindback, Gibson and Johansen named stars of week

Monday, 04.14.2014 / 12:00 PM / News

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NEW YORKTampa Bay Lightning goaltender Anders Lindback, Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson and Columbus Blue Jackets center Ryan Johansen have been named the NHL's “Three Stars” for the week ending April 13.

FIRST STAR – ANDERS LINDBACK, G, TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

Lindback posted a 3-0-0 record with a 0.67 goals-against average, .975 save percentage and one shutout to help the Lightning (46-27-9, 101 points) earn four consecutive victories and clinch home-ice advantage in their first-round playoff series against the Montreal Canadiens. He stopped all 25 shots he faced in relief of Ben Bishop in a 3-0 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs April 8. Lindback then made 34 saves in a 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers April 10. He capped the week by recording 18 saves, and denying all three attempts he faced in the shootout, to pick up his third career shutout and first since Dec. 13, 2010, in a 1-0 triumph over the Washington Capitals April 13. The 25-year-old native of Gävle, Sweden, appeared in 23 games this season, compiling an 8-12-2 record with a 2.90 goals-against average and .891 save percentage.

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Flyers forward Hartnell fined $5,000 for spearing

Monday, 04.14.2014 / 11:58 AM / Department of Player Safety News

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NEW YORK – Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Hartnell has been fined $5,000 for spearing Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Brett Bellemore in NHL Game No. 1222 in Philadelphia on Sunday, April 13, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 13:09 of the third period. Hartnell was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for spearing.

The fine money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Time to get your beard on

Hockey fans called to grow one for the team

Monday, 04.14.2014 / 11:23 AM / News

NEW YORK – The Beard-A-Thon®, presented by Just For Men® is back and hockey fans across North America are invited to join in a great hockey tradition and grow their own playoff beards for the 2014 Stanley Cup® Playoffs. While supporting their team, beard growers will also raise money for hockey charities across North America.

In the past five seasons, more than 30,000 fans have participated in the Beard-A-Thon program raising over $2.5 million for hockey related charities. This season, the goal is to raise an additional $1 million through the participation of beard growing fans across the country.

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Maple Leafs' Bernier needs surgery for sports hernia

Monday, 04.14.2014 / 10:58 AM / News

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Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier confirmed Monday he will have surgery to repair a sports hernia.

Jonathan Bernier
Goalie - TOR
RECORD: 26-19-7
GAA: 2.68 | SVP: 0.923
Bernier, who is scheduled to have the surgery Wednesday, missed the Maple Leafs' final four games of the regular season and nine of the last 14. Toronto ended up losing 12 of its last 14 to drop from third in the Eastern Conference standings to 12th.

The news first was reported by Maple Leafs beat reporter Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto.

In his first season as a full-time starter after Toronto acquired him from the Los Angeles Kings, the 25-year-old went 26-19-7 in 55 games, with a 2.68 goals-against average and a .923 save percentage that ranked eighth in the NHL.

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Hurricanes' Semin to have wrist surgery

Monday, 04.14.2014 / 9:56 AM / News

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Alexander Semin soon will have surgery on his wrist, Carolina Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford told the Raleigh News and Observer on Monday.

Semin played three of the Hurricanes' seven games in April and sat out the final two.

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Penguins recall Vokoun from AHL conditioning stint

Monday, 04.14.2014 / 9:15 AM / News

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Goaltender Tomas Vokoun was recalled by the Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday following a conditioning assignment with its American Hockey League affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

Vokoun played two games over the weekend, going 1-1-0 with a 2.41 goals-against average and .891 save percentage.

He sat out the entire season after being diagnosed with a blood clot in his pelvis during training camp.


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X-Factor: Brassard could hold key for Rangers

Monday, 04.14.2014 / 2:50 AM / Rangers vs Flyers - 2014 SCP First Round

Tal Pinchevsky - NHL.com Staff Writer

The emergence of Derek Stepan as a top center and Brad Richards' return to form after a difficult 2012-13 season gives the New York Rangers a prominent duo centering their top two lines heading into the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

But it has been the play of Derick Brassard which has helped put the Rangers on the fast track.

Acquired in the trade which sent Marian Gaborik to the Columbus Blue Jackets at the 2013 NHL Trade Deadline, Brassard enjoyed great success last year in his first appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, leading New York with 12 points in 12 games.

A repeat performance could help lead the Rangers past the first round of this year's playoffs.

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Why the Bruins will win the Stanley Cup

Monday, 04.14.2014 / 2:48 AM / Bruins vs Red Wings - 2014 SCP First Round

Shawn P. Roarke - NHL.com Senior Managing Editor

The 2013-14 Boston Bruins are better than the team that lost the 2013 Stanley Cup Final in shocking fashion.

In fact, these Bruins are playing better hockey than the 2011 edition, which defeated the Vancouver Canucks in seven games to claim the organization’s first Stanley Cup since 1972.

Last spring, the Bruins were 76 seconds away from forcing a Game 7 against the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Final only to see a comeback of epic proportions by the visitors turn a one-goal deficit into a 3-2 victory in a stunning 17-second span.

This spring, the Bruins are better than the team that trudged silently off the ice, casting furtive glances back at the improbable pig pile of Hawks at the other end of the TD Garden, cursing what could have been.

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