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Bruins call up top prospect Pastrnak

Monday, 11.24.2014 / 9:55 AM / News

BostonBruins.com

BOSTON, MABoston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, November 24, that the club has recalled forwards Jordan Caron and David Pastrnak from the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League). Caron and Pastrnak will join the team Monday and are eligible for Monday night's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at TD Garden. This is the first NHL recall of Pastrnak's career.

Caron skated in one game for Boston this season against the Colorado Avalanche on October 13, 2014. From 2010-2014, the 24-year-old forward has appeared in 124 games for Boston, tallying 12 goals and 16 assists for 28 points. Caron has also skated in nine postseason contests with Boston, notching one goal.

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Legendary Soviet coach Tikhonov dies at 84

Monday, 11.24.2014 / 9:32 AM / News

NHL.com

Viktor Tikhonov, the legendary coach of the Soviet Union national team powerhouses, died Monday after a long illness. He was 84.

Tikhonov won three Olympic gold medals and eight World Championships as the coach of the Soviet national team, later the Russian national team, between 1979 and 1992. He also led his team to the title at the 1981 Canada Cup, a competition which pitted the best players from the top hockey-playing countries.

He also won an Olympic silver medal as well as a silver medal and two bronze medals at the World Championships. In many circles, Tikhonov gained the most notice for the Olympic silver medal, which came in 1980 at Lake Placid when his powerhouse team was upset by the United States in the medal round in a contest that became known as the "Miracle on Ice."

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Penguins' Crosby early leader in Hart Trophy race

Monday, 11.24.2014 / 3:00 AM / Trophy Tracker

Arpon Basu - Managing Editor LNH.com

The Pittsburgh Penguins have been a picture of stability since winning the Stanley Cup in 2009.

But their lack of success in the Stanley Cup Playoffs since that time led to an offseason of drastic change.

General manager Ray Shero, coach Dan Bylsma and assistant coach Tony Granato were let go, while Bylsma's other assistant, Jacques Martin, was reassigned as senior advisor of hockey operations. Jim Rutherford was brought in as general manager and Mike Johnston as coach, defensemen Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik were allowed to leave as free agents, and James Neal was traded to the Nashville Predators for Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling. In all, eight players who took part in at least 41 games last season were not on the opening night roster this season.

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Around the League notebook for Sunday, Nov. 23

Monday, 11.24.2014 / 12:59 AM / News

NHL Public Relations

MILESTONE NIGHT IN VANCOUVER

Jannik Hansen notched his first NHL hat trick and Bo Horvat recorded three assists and the Vancouver Canucks picked up a 4-1 win against the Chicago Blackhawks in Daniel Sedin's 1,000th NHL regular-season game.

* Sedin, who was selected second overall by the Canucks in the 1999 Draft, was recognized for his achievement in a pre-game ceremony. He is the third player in Canucks history to play 1,000 games with the club, following Trevor Linden (1,140) and his twin brother, Henrik Sedin (1,031). Overall, Sedin is the 52nd player in NHL history to play at least 1,000 regular-season games with one franchise.

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Ducks' Stoner sits because of 'mumps-like symptoms'

Sunday, 11.23.2014 / 9:00 PM / News

Curtis Zupke - NHL.com Correspondent

ANAHEIM -- Anaheim Ducks defenseman Clayton Stoner missed the game Sunday at Honda Center against the Arizona Coyotes because of "mild mump-like symptoms," the Ducks announced.

Stoner is not confirmed to have the disease, but he was held out for precautionary reasons, according to the Ducks.

Anaheim earlier this month had right wing Corey Perry and defenseman Francois Beauchemin each miss five games because of mumps. The Ducks said at the time that all players would get vaccinated.

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Panthers reassign forward Grimaldi to AHL

Sunday, 11.23.2014 / 3:55 PM / News

FloridaPanthers.com

SUNRISE, Fla.Florida Panthers Executive Vice-President and General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has reassigned F Rocco Grimaldi to the San Antonio Rampage (AHL).

Grimaldi, 21, scored his first National Hockey League goal last night in Florida’s 3-2 shootout loss to the Nashville Predators. The Rossmoor, California, native has played in seven games for the Panthers season, scoring one goal with 18 shots, while logging 12:36 TOI. He has appeared in 13 games with San Antonio this season registering six points (3-3-6).

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Sharks recall Tennyson, assign Burish to AHL

Sunday, 11.23.2014 / 2:58 PM / News

SanJoseSharks.com

SAN JOSE - San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson announced today that the team has recalled defenseman Matt Tennyson from the Worcester Sharks of the American Hockey League.

Tennyson, 24, has posted six points (three goals, three assists) and eight penalty minutes in 17 games with Worcester this season.

In 2012-13, Tennyson appeared in four NHL games with the Sharks, posting two assists.

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Sabres assign goalie Lieuwen to Rochester of AHL

Sunday, 11.23.2014 / 2:54 PM / News

The Buffalo Sabres assigned goaltender Nathan Lieuwen to Rochester of the American Hockey League, the team announced Sunday.

Lieuwen dressed as the backup to Jhonas Enroth for Buffalo's 2-1 win against the Washington Capitals on Saturday. He was recalled from Rochester after Michal Neuvirth sustained a lower-body injury in the Sabres' 4-1 win against the San Jose Sharks on Nov. 18.

Lieuwen is 3-4-0 with a 3.53 goals-against average and a .876 save percentage in 10 games with Rochester.

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Quote of the Day

I always feel the pressure to produce offensively. It's disappointing and frustrating when you can't help out your team the way you're supposed to.

— Rangers forward Rick Nash on scoring twice in a 5-1 Game 4 victory against the Lightning on Friday