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Mueller, Blues mutually agree to terminate contract

Wednesday, 10.08.2014 / 3:02 PM / News

NHL.com

The St. Louis Blues and forward Peter Mueller have mutually agreed to terminate his contract so that he can pursue other hockey options in Europe, according to the Blues' Twitter account.

Mueller, 26, had 24 goals and 46 points in 49 games for Kloten in Switzerland's top professional league last season. The native of Bloomington, Minn., signed a one-year, two-way contact with the Blues in July.

Following his season in Switzerland, the 6-foot-2, 209-pound forward was invited to play for the United States at the 2014 IIHF World Championship; he had one goal and four points in eight games.

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Canadiens' Sekac takes long road to NHL debut

Wednesday, 10.08.2014 / 2:54 PM / NHL Insider

Arpon Basu - Managing Editor LNH.com

TORONTO -- Tomas Plekanec was asked a question about his new teammate and Czech countryman Jiri Sekac during Montreal Canadiens training camp. He quickly corrected his questioner.

"Oh, you mean Forrest Gump?" Plekanec asked, a wry smile on his face.

That was the nickname given to Sekac by a Czech newspaper after he set a new Canadiens record in the beep test, a grueling exercise that measures an athlete's maximum oxygen intake, or VO2, during rookie camp last month. The test essentially entails the player running through a number of stages for as long as he can.

Sekac kept running, just like Forrest Gump did in the movie of the same name, a nickname Plekanec was only too happy to share with anyone who would listen in the hopes it would stick.

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Blue Jackets' Johansen practices, status uncertain

Wednesday, 10.08.2014 / 2:20 PM / News

Craig Merz - NHL.com Correspondent

COLUMBUS -- At the same time center Ryan Johansen was preparing for his first practice since signing a new contract Monday, teammate Brandon Dubinsky was undergoing abdominal surgery in Philadelphia that could keep him out for six weeks.

Just another day of drama for the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Johansen was ribbed by his teammates when he got to Nationwide Arena on Wednesday morning after staying at home in Vancouver until agreeing to a three-year, $12 million contract Monday.

"We're excited to have him back," left wing Scott Hartnell said. "It's good to see his goofy little face around the dressing room."

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Blue Jackets' Dubinsky out after abdominal surgery

Wednesday, 10.08.2014 / 2:00 PM / News

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky had abdominal surgery in Philadelphia on Wednesday and is expected to miss approximately six weeks, according to the Blue Jackets.

Dubinsky had 16 goals, a career-high 34 assists and was third on the Blue Jackets with 50 points last season. He led Columbus in faceoff winning percentage (52.9 percent) and penalty minutes (98), and was second in hits.

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Penguins' Malkin says he's ready to play in opener

Wednesday, 10.08.2014 / 1:50 PM / News

NHL.com

Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin declared himself ready to play in the season opener Thursday against the Anaheim Ducks at Consol Energy Center, and coach Mike Johnston said Malkin has a 99-percent chance of playing.

"Malkin skated today and looked really good," Johnston said, according to the Penguins website. "If you looked at the drills in practice he looked really good for being off a month."

Malkin practiced Tuesday for the first time since training camp started because of an undisclosed injury sustained during his offseason workouts.

"I think I will play," Malkin said Wednesday, according to the Penguins website.

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Blackhawks' Versteeg out with lower-body injury

Wednesday, 10.08.2014 / 1:48 PM / News

NHL.com Staff

Chicago Blackhawks forward Kris Versteeg will miss about three weeks with a lower-body injury, coach Joel Quenneville said Wednesday according to the team's official Twitter account.

Versteeg had 12 goals and 36 points in 81 games last season with the Florida Panthers and Blackhawks. Chicago acquired Versteeg from the Panthers on Nov. 14, 2013, along with Phillipe Lefebvre for Jimmy Hayes and Dylan Olsen.

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Wild's Kuemper to start in goal in opener

Wednesday, 10.08.2014 / 1:38 PM / News

NHL.com Staff

Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo named Darcy Kuemper the starting goaltender for the season opener Thursday against the Colorado Avalanche, according to the team's official Twitter account.

"Real excited, obviously, I think everyone is," Kuemper told the Wild website. "We need to go out there and do what we can to get the win."

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Iginla named alternate captain

Wednesday, 10.08.2014 / 12:35 PM / News

ColoradoAvalanche.com

Veteran forward Jarome Iginla is the newest Colorado Avalanche alternate captain, the team announced on Wednesday.

Iginla joins fellow alternate captain Cody McLeod and team captain Gabriel Landeskog as the players that will don captain letters this year. Landeskog is entering his third season with the 'C' on his chest while McLeod is in his second season with the 'A.'

Now in his 18th NHL campaign, Iginla is no stranger to wearing a letter. He spent nine of his 16 seasons (2003-2013) with the Calgary Flames as their team captain and was an alternate captain for the club in the three seasons previous (2000-2003). He has also worn the 'A' several times in international play with Team Canada.

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Red Wings' Datsyuk confirms he won't play in opener

Wednesday, 10.08.2014 / 12:20 PM / News

NHL.com

Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk confirmed Wednesday he will not play in the season opener Thursday against the Boston Bruins, according to the Red Wings.

Datsyuk sustained a second-degree separation of his right shoulder Sept. 22, in the Red Wings' first preseason game. He has been practicing, but the initial prognosis was Datsyuk would be out for four weeks.

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NHL Network-US unveils new programming

Sportsnet's HOCKEY CENTRAL Programming Added to Fan-Friendly Lineup

Wednesday, 10.08.2014 / 12:18 PM / NHL Network

NHL.com

NEW YORK - With today's start of the 2014-15 NHL season, NHL Network™-U.S., Where the NHL Gets Hockey™, announced today the launch of its programming lineup for the new season.

New to the Network for U.S. fans this season is the addition of a suite of NHL programs from Rogers Communications. NHL Network-U.S. will simulcast the popular midday hockey panel HOCKEY CENTRAL at Noon featuring Daren Millard, Nick Kypreos and Doug MacLean. Each weekday from Noon-1 p.m. ET, the group discusses and dissects the latest news and information from around the League.

Along with the midday show, Sportsnet's popular nightly re-cap show HOCKEY CENTRAL Tonight will be televised on NHL Network-U.S. nightly, Monday through Friday. Sportsnet's team of hosts and analysts, including Millard, Kypreos, MacLean, John Shannon, Glenn Healy, Kelly Hrudey, P.J. Stock and others, take fans around the League to provide the latest highlights, scores, updates, interviews and analysis from everything going on in the NHL®.

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