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Kings' Martinez activated from injured reserve

Friday, 03.20.2015 / 4:51 PM / News

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have activated defenseman Alec Martinez off of injured reserve, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.

A fourth round (95th overall) selection of the Kings at the 2007 NHL Draft, Martinez has played in 45 games this season, registered 17 points (5-12=17), a plus-11 rating and eight penalty minutes. Martinez missed 18 games due to an upper-body injury and was placed on injured reserve Feb. 7.

The 27-year-old Martinez (born on July 26, 1987) is a 6-1, 205-pound native of Rochester Hills, Michigan who has appeared in 248 career NHL regular season games, all with the Kings, totaling 72 points (28-44=72), a plus-34 rating and 60 penalty minutes.


Flames assign forward Poirier to AHL

Friday, 03.20.2015 / 4:46 PM / News

CALGARY, AB -- The Calgary Flames announced today that they have assigned forward Emile Poirier to the Adirondack Flames of the American Hockey League.

Poirier, a first round pick (22nd overall) in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, played his first five NHL games this season and recorded his first point (an assist). The Montreal, Quebec native has also featured in 42 games for Adirondack this season, scoring 14 goals and adding 16 assists for 30 points.


Oilers' Hall could return to lineup Saturday vs. Flyers

Friday, 03.20.2015 / 4:00 PM / News

Edmonton Oilers left wing Taylor Hall, who has missed the past 19 games with a cracked bone in his lower leg, was no longer wearing a non-contact jersey during practice Friday.

Hall, who was rotating with Andrew Miller on a line with Anton Lander and Ryan Hamilton, is questionable to play against the Philadelphia Flyers at Rexall Place on Saturday.

Oilers coach Todd Nelson said a decision on Hall will be made in the morning.

"We'll make a decision collectively as a staff and with Taylor on what we will do moving forward," Nelson told the Oilers website. "He's been out for a while and it's one thing to skate in practice and another to skate in a game. We haven't made a concrete decision where he will play, that's something we'll discuss as a group. But first and foremost we have to make sure he's healthy."


Coyotes recall forward Hodgman from AHL

Friday, 03.20.2015 / 3:17 PM / News

GLENDALE, ARIZONAArizona Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have recalled forward Justin Hodgman on an emergency basis from the Portland Pirates, the club's American Hockey League affiliate (AHL).

The 26-year-old Hodgman has recorded 1-0-1 and two penalty minutes (PIM) in four games with the Coyotes this season. The 6-foot-1, 203-pound native of Brampton, Ontario has also registered 10-20-30 and 49 PIM in 51 games with the Pirates.

Hodgman signed with the Coyotes as a free agent on July 1, 2014.


Panthers, Stevens agree to entry-level contract

Friday, 03.20.2015 / 3:16 PM / News

Florida Panthers Executive Vice President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms with G Colin Stevens on an entry-level contract.

"We are very pleased to have reached an agreement with Colin," said Tallon. "He attended our development camp this summer and performed very well. Our scouts have followed Colin's development closely this season and look forward to his contributions to our organization."


2015 Congressional Hockey Challenge

U.S. & Canadian lawmakers face off against lobbyists; Congressmen Meehan, Emmer, Paulsen and Katko lead the lawmakers

Friday, 03.20.2015 / 3:06 PM / News

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Wednesday, March 25 at 7:00 p.m., a team of Members of Congress, Congressional staff, administration officials, USA Warriors Hockey team members and Canadian Members of Parliament will face off against lobbyists and politicos for the seventh annual Congressional Hockey Challenge. The Lawmakers will face the Lobbyists at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the practice facility of the Washington Capitals.

The friendly but competitive hockey game will once again benefit the NHL/Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) scholarship. This academic scholarship, created in 2012, is available to at-risk youth and participants of the NHL's Hockey is for Everyone™ initiative.

The team of U.S. Members of Congress on the Lawmakers' squad includes Congressional Hockey Caucus co-chairs Reps. Pat Meehan (PA-07), Tom Emmer (MN-06), Erik Paulsen (MN-03) and John Katko (NY-24).


Kings prospect Miller continuing breakout season

Friday, 03.20.2015 / 2:12 PM / AHL Update

Kinsey Janke - Special to

Colin Miller hasn't yet finished his second season with the Manchester Monarchs, but he's already written himself into the American Hockey League history book.

During the AHL All-Star event in Utica, N.Y., the 22-year-old defenseman fired a 105.5 mph shot during the AHL All-Star Skills Competition, the hardest shot in the event's 20-year history.

"I had never done anything like that before so I was really kind of going into the whole thing blind and just trying to really not embarrass myself too much," Miller said. "I was happy when I hit the net and had a really good time at the entire event."


Canadiens' Subban fined for diving/embellishment

Friday, 03.20.2015 / 12:00 PM / News

NHL Public Relations

NEW YORKMontreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban has been fined $3,000 as supplementary discipline under NHL Rule 64 (Diving/Embellishment), the National Hockey League announced today.

Revised for the 2014-15 season following offseason approval by the League's Board of Governors and the National Hockey League Players' Association, NHL Rule 64 is designed to bring attention to and more seriously penalize players (and teams) who repeatedly dive and embellish in an attempt to draw penalties. Fines are assessed to players and head coaches on a graduated scale outlined below.

Citation# Player Fine(s) * Head Coach Fine(s)
1 $2,000 N/A
2 $3,000 N/A
3 $4,000 N/A
4 $5,000 N/A
5 $5,000 $2,000
6 $5,000 $3,000
7 $5,000 $4,000
8 $5,000 $5,000
* For Head Coach, each FINE issued to a player on his Club counts toward total.

Predators recall forward Arvidsson from AHL

Friday, 03.20.2015 / 11:18 AM / News

Nashville, Tenn.Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Friday that the Predators have recalled forward Viktor Arvidsson from Milwaukee (AHL) under emergency conditions. He will wear No. 38.

Arvidsson, 21 (4/8/93), currently leads the Admirals, is tied for the AHL rookie lead, and tied for 10th among all AHL skaters in points (20g-31a-51pts) while playing in all 63 of the team’s games this season. The Kusmark, Sweden, native is also second among all rookies in goals and fourth among first-year players in assists, as well as ranking second among rookies in power-play goals (7), and tied for fourth in game-winning goals (4). He also leads the entire AHL in shots by 28 (237).


Maple Leafs defenseman Brennan loaned to AHL

Friday, 03.20.2015 / 11:01 AM / News

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today that the club has loaned defenseman TJ Brennan to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).

Brennan, 25, has played in three games with the Maple Leafs this season. He recorded one assist in five regular season games with the Marlies this year after being acquired in a trade with Chicago on February 25. In 54 games with the Rockford IceHogs, Chicago's AHL affiliate, Brennan registered 36 points (nine goals, 27 assists).

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I definitely think going back down helped me, I had a lot of confidence down there, I played a lot of minutes and I think that helped me a lot. With the 37 games up here, that gave me experience as well. I know what it takes to play in the NHL and now it's time for me to show that I'm capable of being a full-time NHL player.

— Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on finishing the 2014-15 season in juniors after playing 37 games with Edmonton to begin the season