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Devils' Clowe leaves game with injury

Tuesday, 04.01.2014 / 12:38 AM / News

Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer

NEWARK, N.J. -- New Jersey Devils left wing Ryane Clowe was forced to leave the game against the Florida Panthers late in the second period Monday night after taking a hard hit from Quinton Howden. The Devils announced in the third period that Clowe would not return.

Clowe, who missed 32 games this season with a concussion, was rattled by Howden with 1:09 remaining in the second and the Devils holding a 4-3 lead. He appeared dazed by the hit while being looked over by trainers.

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Comparisons continue between Vigneault, Tortorella

Tuesday, 04.01.2014 / 12:09 AM / NHL Insider

Kevin Woodley - NHL.com Correspondent

VANCOUVER -- Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella understands his unlikely job swap with Alain Vigneault last summer makes for easy comparisons between the two.

With Vigneault and the New York Rangers back in Vancouver to play his former team at Rogers Arena on Tuesday, Tortorella is also very aware those assessments don't flatter him right now.

Hired to get more out of veteran group that had been knocked quickly out of the past two Stanley Cup Playoffs, Tortorella has the Canucks on the verge of missing the postseason altogether for the first time in six seasons with 79 points. Vigneault's Rangers are second in the Metropolitan Division in the Eastern Conference with 88 points after winning six of their past seven games.


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Rangers agree to terms with college forward McCarthy

Monday, 03.31.2014 / 5:00 PM / News

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The New York Rangers on Monday agreed to terms with University of Vermont forward Chris McCarthy, 22. Details of the contract were not released.

The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder had 18 goals and 24 assists in 38 games this season. He lead the team in assists and points (42). He also had 12 multipoint games.

In five seasons at Vermont, McCarthy had 46 goals and 114 points. A native of Collegeville, Pa., McCarthy played for the United States National Team Development Program in 2008-09, prior to attending college.

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Oilers sign Arcobello to contract extension

Monday, 03.31.2014 / 4:17 PM / News

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The Edmonton Oilers on Monday agreed to terms with center Mark Arcobello on a one-year contract extension. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Arcobello, 25, has 18 points (four goals, 14 assists) and eight penalty minutes in 41 games with the Oilers. He scored his first two NHL goals, including the winner in overtime, on Nov. 5 against the Florida Panthers.

Arcobello has 28 points (10 goals, 18 assists) and a plus-11 rating in 15 games with the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League. He is the Barons' all-time leader in goals (60), assists (101), points (161) and playoff points (35), and his 188 games are the second most in team history behind Chris VandeVelde's 192.

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Nolan loses interim tag, signs extension with Sabres

Monday, 03.31.2014 / 3:46 PM / News

Joe Yerdon - NHL.com Correspondent

BUFFALO -- Ted Nolan's return to the Buffalo Sabres is complete; now he's tasked with guiding the franchise through a rebuild.

The Sabres announced Monday they have removed the interim tag from Nolan and signed him to a three-year contract extension to be the full-time coach.

"I'm really excited about going with the next step forward and helping shape this team into a very competitive team and a team that will hopefully one day battle for a championship," Nolan said at a press conference announcing his extension.

Nolan was named interim coach Nov. 13 following the firing of coach Ron Rolston and general manager Darcy Regier. Current Sabres general manager Tim Murray said Nolan has proven to be the best man for the job.

"He's been in a lot of situations here that haven't been great," Murray said. "A lot of nights I've liked the way our team competed. We have to get him better players. Some games that we hang on and get a shootout loss or something like that, I think with better players and the way he coaches we'll get a better result. In trying times I've liked a lot of what I've seen."

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Avalanche forward Duchene out roughly four weeks

Monday, 03.31.2014 / 3:08 PM / News

Rick Sadowski  -  NHL.com Correspondent

DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche announced Monday that center and leading scorer Matt Duchene is expected to miss about four weeks with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee.

Duchene, who has 23 goals and 47 assists in 71 games, was injured on his first shift in a collision with linemate Jamie McGinn on Saturday in the Avalanche's 3-2 win against the San Jose Sharks at Pepsi Center.

"He'll be out approximately four weeks," Avalanche coach Patrick Roy said after practice Monday. "We'll know more after, but that's the first I heard from our doctors. We'll take our time. We'll be patient."

Duchene will miss the Avalanche's final eight regular-season games and most likely the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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Oilers sign Oesterle to two-year contract

Monday, 03.31.2014 / 1:24 PM / News

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The Edmonton Oilers on Monday signed Western Michigan University defenseman Jordan Oesterle to a two-year, entry-level contract. Financial terms were not released.

Oesterle, 21, has two goals and 15 assists in 34 games this season, and led all WMU defensemen with 70 blocked shots. In three collegiate seasons the 6-foot, 185-pounder had seven goals and 27 assists in 113 games.

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Turris, Bergeron, Oshie named 'Three Stars' of week

Monday, 03.31.2014 / 12:00 PM / News

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NEW YORK – Ottawa Senators center Kyle Turris, Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron and St. Louis Blues right wing T.J. Oshie have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending March 30.

FIRST STAR – KYLE TURRIS, C, OTTAWA SENATORS

Turris led all players with seven points (4-3—7) and a +7 rating (tied) to help the Senators (31-29-14, 76 points) go 3-0-1 and move within six points of a Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference. He opened the week with one goal in a 4-3 shootout victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning March 24. After posting two assists and a shootout goal in a 3-2 loss to the Florida Panthers March 25, Turris recorded his fifth game-winning goal of the season, a career high, in a 5-3 triumph over the Chicago Blackhawks March 28.

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Fantasy All-Access: 'March Madness' comes to an end

Matt Sitkoff - NHL.com Contributor

Tuesday marks the start of the last month of the NHL regular season and the start of fantasy championships. Before we look forward let's focus on some players that have gone into March like a lion and left that way.

It took Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux 15 games to score a goal this season, but in March he had a League-leading 21 points in the 14 games. The Boston Bruins' Jarome Iginla led the League with 13 goals in the month with one day to go. The Calgary Flames' Mark Giordano is leading all defenseman in scoring with 16 points in 16 games. And the Ottawa Senators' Chris Neil has a league-high 50 penalty minutes with one game to go in the most crucial month in fantasy hockey.

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Happy birthday to Mr. Hockey: Howe turns 86

Monday, 03.31.2014 / 11:19 AM / News

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Gordie Howe, the legendary Mr. Hockey, celebrates his 86th birthday Monday.

Born March 31, 1928 in Floral, Saskatchewan, Howe has been part of the hockey universe since his debut with the Detroit Red Wings on Oct. 16, 1946.

The numbers that surround Howe's career have reached iconic status. His 801 goals and 1,850 points when he retired in 1980 were NHL standards; he still ranks second to Wayne Gretzky and in goals, and third, behind Gretzky and Mark Messier, in points.

Howe played 26 seasons in the NHL, all but one with the Red Wings. He's the only player in NHL history to play in five decades, and his 1,767 games remains the most in League history. His 1,685 penalty minutes are a testament to the toughness he played with.

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When we started our journey we made a commitment to our fans to be relevant and to see the Chicago Blackhawks become the best professional hockey organization. There are not two finer symbols of that than Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. The commitment we have made to these incredible young men is equal to the commitment they have made to our team, our fans, our entire organization and the city of Chicago.

— Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz on signing Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane to contract extensions