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Red Wings' Legwand fined $5,000 for butt-ending

Friday, 03.21.2014 / 3:27 PM / Department of Player Safety News

NEW YORKDetroit Red Wings forward David Legwand has been fined $5,000 for butt-ending Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin in NHL Game No. 1046 in Detroit on Thursday, March 20, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.

The incident occurred at 16:14 of the third period. Legwand was assessed a major penalty and game misconduct for butt-ending.

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

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Canadiens' Prust ruled out for rest of regular season

Friday, 03.21.2014 / 12:52 PM / News

NHL.com

Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust will miss the remainder of the regular season with an upper-body injury, the team announced Friday.

The Canadiens did not specify if the injury was related to Prust's shoulder, which has caused him trouble throughout the season. Prust missed a month earlier in the season and more time once the NHL reconvened following the 2014 Sochi Olympics.

Prust returned to the lineup March 12 and played four games before sitting out the Canadiens' 3-2 home loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday.

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Islanders' Okposo, Visnovsky day-to-day

Friday, 03.21.2014 / 11:55 AM / News

New York Islanders forward Kyle Okposo and defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky are day-to-day with injuries, according to coach Jack Capuano.

Okposo left practice early Friday with a lower-body injury. Okposo is tied for sixth in the NHL with 69 points and leads the Islanders in points and goals (27) in 69 games. Okposo is the first player other than John Tavares to lead the Islanders in scoring since the 2008-09 season.

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Jets prospect Kichton ready to kick-start career

Friday, 03.21.2014 / 10:56 AM / AHL Update

Alyssa Dombrowski - Special to NHL.com

Brenden Kichton knows a thing or two about being a leader.

The 21-year-old spent the past five seasons with the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League, serving as team captain and winning the Bill Hunter Trophy as the league's top defenseman with 85 points (22 goals, 63 assists) in 71 games during his final season.

This year, he's taken up the role of learner, as he continues to develop in his first professional season with the St. John's IceCaps of the American Hockey League.

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Clinching scenarios: Bruins can secure first berth

Friday, 03.21.2014 / 10:52 AM / Drive to the Playoffs

NHL.com

The Boston Bruins would become the first team to clinch a berth in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs if they defeat the Colorado Avalanche in any fashion OR if they get one point against the Avalanche AND the New York Rangers lose in regulation to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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Flyers agree to contract with 2013 pick Hagg

Friday, 03.21.2014 / 10:37 AM / News

NHL.com

The Philadelphia Flyers on Friday agreed to terms with defenseman Robert Hagg, their second-round pick (No. 41) in the 2013 NHL Draft. Contract details were not released.

Hagg, 19, will arrive in North America on Monday and report to the Adirondack Phantoms of the American Hockey League.

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Daily Primer March 21: Bruins go for 11 in a row

Friday, 03.21.2014 / 3:00 AM / NHL Insider

NHL.com

The hottest team in the NHL goes for its 11th straight victory Friday, and possibly a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. To get it, the Boston Bruins will have to beat one of the best in the NHL.

The Bruins bring a 10-game winning streak into their game against the Colorado Avalanche in Denver. It's the first of a back-to-back set for Boston, which had a couple of days off after a 4-2 road win against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday.

Boston also has a chance to be the first team to clinch a playoff spot Friday. They can do so if they beat the Avalanche in any form, or if they get one point against the Avalanche and the New York Rangers lose in regulation to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The Bruins have outscored their opponents 41-15 during their win streak and have won seven of the 10 games by three or more goals. They lead the Eastern Conference with 99 points.

Colorado is home after going 1-1-1 on a three-game swing through Canada that ended with a 5-4 overtime loss against the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday. The Avalanche have 94 points, putting them seventh in the overall standings but third in the Central Division behind the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks.

Here's a look at all of the action Friday:

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Super 16: Career year marks crossroad for Okposo

Friday, 03.21.2014 / 2:00 AM / Super 16: NHL Power Rankings

Corey Masisak - NHL.com Staff Writer

This has been a lost season for the New York Islanders, one that began with hope of building off a return to the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 2013, but is ending with losses piling up and more question marks about the lineup built around superstar John Tavares than when the campaign commenced.

There has been one potentially big development for the future of the Islanders in 2013-14, and that is the play of Kyle Okposo. Long considered a gifted but inconsistent forward with potential, Okposo has put together the best season of his career with 69 points in 69 games.

Though he has spent a lot of his career with the Islanders on the second line, he moved into the spot next to Tavares and either Matt Moulson or Thomas Vanek, and that trio proved to be one of the most productive in the NHL. The question moving forward is simple: Will 2013-14 be remembered as a breakout season for Okposo, or a career year?

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Wild gain confidence earning point in comeback

Thursday, 03.20.2014 / 11:16 PM / NHL Insider

Tal Pinchevsky - NHL.com Staff Writer

NEWARK, N.J. -- The Minnesota Wild trailed the New Jersey Devils by two goals in the third period, and it looked like they were certain to lose for the sixth time in eight games and score one goal or fewer for the third time in four.

But a comeback forced overtime, earned a point in the standings for a 4-3 loss, and gave the Wild a little swagger in their march toward the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

"The points are important. We had an opportunity to get two," Wild forward Zach Parise said. "But I think given the way we came back a couple of times, this one could be important."

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Blackhawks agree to terms with forward Carey

Thursday, 03.20.2014 / 6:36 PM / News

NHL.com

The Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday agreed to terms with free-agent forward Matt Carey on a two-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Carey, who will wear No. 25 for the Blackhawks, had 37 points (18 goals, 19 assists) as a freshman at St. Lawrence University, sharing the team lead in goals and ranking second in points and power-play goals (11). The native of Hamilton, Ontario had a season-high three points on three occasions, including a hat trick Nov. 9 against Dartmouth.

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I came into a team that had 65 points, that was at the bottom of the basement, a team that everybody wrote off as never going to be good. My goal is to go from the very bottom to the very top.

— Forward Brandon Dubinsky on signing a six-year contract extension with the Columbus Blue Jackets