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Blues place Pietrangelo on injured reserve

St. Louis defenseman sidelined with lower-body injury @NHL

Defenseman Alex Pietrangelo was placed on injured reserve by the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday with a lower-body injury. 

Pietrangelo was injured blocking a shot in the Blues' 6-1 win against the Detroit Red Wings on Dec. 9. He left the game, then returned. 

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Murray activated by Penguins from injured reserve

Pittsburgh goaltender missed five games with lower-body injury, could face former teammate Fleury, Golden Knights on Thursday @NHL

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray was activated off injured reserve on Tuesday.

Murray missed five games with a lower-body injury sustained during the Penguins' 5-4 win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Nov. 27. The two-time Stanley Cup champion is 11-7-1 with a 2.95 goals-against average and .906 save percentage in 21 games (20 starts). 

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Perreault providing depth, versatility for Jets

Whether on first or fourth line, center key contributor to Winnipeg's strong start

by Tim Campbell @TimNHL / Staff Writer

WINNIPEG -- There's a growing list of reasons for the Winnipeg Jets improvement this season.

Goaltending, power play, quickness, center Mark Scheifele and forward Blake Wheeler each have been prominent. The Jets also have a fourth-line center, Mathieu Perreault, who's averaging nearly a point per game this season.

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NHL 100 Classic

Despite major snowfall, rink build on schedule for NHL100 Classic

Ice makers in Ottawa successfully battling elements for Saturday outdoor game

by Chris Stevenson / Correspondent

OTTAWA -- As his crew worked on the rink at Lansdowne Park in swirling snow Tuesday, Derek King, NHL senior manager of facilities operations/hockey operations, declared everything ready to go for the 2017 Scotiabank NHL100 Classic.

The game Saturday (7 p.m. ET; CBC, SN, TVA Sports, NBCSN, NHL.TV) between the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators will mark the culmination of the League's Centennial celebrations and coincide with Canada's 150th celebration, the 25th anniversary of the Senators and the 125th birthday of the Stanley Cup.

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Morning Report

Boeser keeps on rolling for Canucks

What you need to know to start your NHL day @NHL

Another game, another goal from Brock Boeser.

The Vancouver Canucks forward scored for the third straight game in a 5-1 loss at the Winnipeg Jets on Monday. It was his 16th goal of the season, which leads all NHL rookies; Chicago Blackhawks forward Alex DeBrincat is second with 12.  

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McDavid first in NHL All-Star Fan Vote

Oilers center joins Stamkos, Ovechkin, Subban atop division races to be named captain; balloting continues through Jan. 1 @NHL

Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid and Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos are the leaders in the fan vote through Wednesday for captains in the 2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game, set for Amalie Arena in Tampa on Jan. 28.

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NHL Centennial

Greatest NHL Uniform: 1993-2006 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim Staff Writer Amalie Benjamin relates how movie-inspired logo turned jersey into instant classic

by Amalie Benjamin @AmalieBenjamin / Staff Writer

The battle to be named Greatest NHL Uniform is waging, with fans having until Dec. 31 to visit to cast their votes for the Greatest NHL Uniform. Sponsored in Canada by Visa, the site takes users on a stunning visual history of the League, with an interactive gallery page providing a robust look at NHL franchises from the past 100 years and the uniforms that defined them. staffers are also sharing their picks. Today, Staff Writer Amalie Benjamin explains the uniforms worn by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim are at the top of her list. 

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Five Questions With...

Five Questions with Jonathan Huberdeau

Panthers forward discusses Achilles injury, playing with Jagr

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / Columnist's Q&A feature called "Five Questions With …" runs each Tuesday throughout the 2017-18 regular season. We talk to key figures in the game and ask them questions to gain insight into their lives, careers and the most recent news.

The latest edition features Florida Panthers forward Jonathan Huberdeau:

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Fantasy buzz: Pietrangelo's injury, Fleury's return

Blues turn to Parayko, Edmundson; Golden Knights goaltender strong option against short-rested Hurricanes

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy /

All season long,'s fantasy hockey staff will have you covered with daily lineup news, production trends and injury notes from around the League. We will identify how these developments affect fantasy owners in year-long (Yahoo) and daily (DraftKings) formats.

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NHL 100 Classic

Karlsson eager for Senators to play NHL100 Classic against Canadiens

Defenseman ready for 'rare' outdoors experience

by Mike Zeisberger @zeisberger / Staff Writer

OTTAWA -- The world's largest skating rink, as designated by Guinness World Records, is in Ottawa. So, too, is Erik Karlsson, who earns his living wearing skates.

Yet somehow, someway, the Ottawa Senators defenseman's steel blades have never made contact with the famed Rideau Canal, a 4.8-mile frozen stretch for skaters each and every winter in Canada's capital city.

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Press Release

Greatest NHL Uniforms battle underway

Fans, using mobile-first digital program, can make their choices through Dec. 31 @NHL

NEW YORK / TORONTO -- As the NHL continues its Centennial celebration, the League today launched the Greatest NHL Uniforms, a mobile-first digital program where fans will have the opportunity to choose their favorite NHL® uniform of all-time.

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Short Shifts

Young girl dazzles Rangers, fans with violin version of national anthem

Zoe Nguyen performs flawless 'Star-Spangled Banner' at Madison Square Garden @NHL

Zoe Nguyen plays anthem

Zoe Nguyen captivates MSG crowd with anthem on violin

Zoe Nguyen captivates the Madison Square Garden crowd with her rendition of the national anthem on violin, highlighting Garden of Dreams Night

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Zoe Nguyen has the world on her strings.

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US Hockey Hall of Fame

Passion for women's hockey fueled Smith's success

Three-time Olympic coach to be inducted into U.S. Hall of Fame

by Lisa Dillman @reallisa / Staff Writer

Ben Smith was going down hockey's memory lane during a recent six-hour drive from his home in Gloucester, Massachusetts, to a game in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on his way to help USA Hockey with a scouting assignment.

Smith coached the U.S. Women's team at three Winter Olympics and won the first-ever gold medal in women's hockey in 1998 at Nagano, Japan.

As Smith spoke, he grew increasingly animated talking about Nagano; he almost seemed ready to get behind the bench again.

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Fantasy projected goalie starters

Updates from correspondents, teams, reports

by Fantasy Hockey Staff @NHLFantasy /

Projected goalie starters are based on reporting of staff and correspondents at morning skates, team announcements and media reports. While last-minute lineup changes are possible, these projections provide fantasy owners with the most up-to-date information available.


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NHL Insider

Rookie watch: Dubois exhibiting confidence on top line with Blue Jackets

19-year-old center showing why Columbus took him No. 3 at 2016 NHL Draft

by Mike G. Morreale @mikemorrealeNHL / Staff Writer

Center Pierre-Luc Dubois is trusting his instincts and the advice of his coaches to establish the power-forward mentality the Columbus Blue Jackets envisioned when choosing him No. 3 in the 2016 NHL Draft.

Dubois (6-foot-3, 207 pounds) is never short on confidence, but he's learned the importance of patience this season with a commitment to adapt, play with grit and fill whatever role he's given.

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Fantasy: Top 10 waiver wire pickups for Week 10

Johnson, Sobotka, Dell viable options with expanded workloads

by Pete Jensen @NHLJensen / Senior Fantasy Editor

Every Monday during the season, will provide the top 10 players to add off the fantasy waiver wire. Based on Yahoo transaction data and other factors including production, lineup and/or injury trends, we have identified appealing options at each position for fantasy owners in season-long leagues.

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3 Stars of the Week

Schenn leads 3 Stars of the Week

Blues center, St. Louis goaltender Allen, Flyers goalie Elliott earn honors

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL /

Schenn earns first star of week

Schenn, Allen, Elliott named 3 Stars of the Week

Blues' Brayden Schenn, Blues' Jake Allen and Flyers' Brian Elliott are named the NHL's 3 Stars of the Week ending Dec. 10th

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NEW YORK -- St. Louis Blues center Brayden Schenn , St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen and Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Brian Elliott have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Dec. 10.


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Late Jets fan being honored in traveling jersey tribute

Friend arranges for it to reach all 31 NHL arenas with help from across League

by Sean Shapiro / Correspondent

A special Winnipeg Jets jersey was part of an equally special photo at American Airlines Center in Dallas on Oct. 6, when the Dallas Stars played the Vegas Golden Knights in the season opener for each.

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Gretzky feels McDavid's pain after Oilers loss to Maple Leafs

Understands captain's frustration following shutout

by Mike Zeisberger @zeisberger / Staff Writer

TORONTO -- Wayne Gretzky was about to disappear into the somber Edmonton Oilers locker room Sunday when he was asked what more the magnificent Connor McDavid could have done to score.

Gretzky simply shrugged his shoulders.

"I don't know," he said. "I just don't know."

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US Hockey Hall of Fame

Wilson gets U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame nod -- again

Successful, innovative coach, outstanding college player previously inducted with 1996 World Cup winners

by Nicholas J. Cotsonika @cotsonika / Columnist

When Ron Wilson heard he was going into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame, he was surprised.

"I thought, 'What are these guys talking about?'" Wilson said. "'I'm already in.'"

It's true. He is. Wilson coached the 1996 World Cup team, which was inducted last year. That is the only U.S. team to win a best-on-best tournament, the crowning achievement of Wilson's career.

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Schwartz to miss at least six weeks for Blues with right ankle injury

St. Louis' second-leading scorer placed on injured reserve after blocking shot Saturday

by Louie Korac / Correspondent

ST. LOUIS -- Forward Jaden Schwartz was placed on injured reserve by the St. Louis Blues on Sunday with an injury to his right ankle that will keep him out for at least six weeks.

Schwartz was injured blocking a shot by defenseman Mike Green and was helped off the ice with 2:51 left in the first period of the Blues' 6-1 victory at the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday. He is scheduled to be re-evaluated in six weeks.

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Short Shifts

Garth Brooks waves to Subban's camera while performing at concert

Country music legend rocks Bridgestone Arena with Predators star in crowd @NHL

P.K. Subban has friends in high places, like up on a stage at a Garth Brooks concert.

And also that friend of his is actually Garth Brooks.

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NHL Insider

Turris, Predators on the rise since trade

Center has 13 points in 14 games, Nashville 10-2-2 since his debut

by Robby Stanley / Correspondent

NASHVILLE -- It would be hard to imagine a much better start with a team than the one forward Kyle Turris has had since he was traded to the Nashville Predators on Nov. 5.

Turris, who came to Nashville as part of the three-team trade that had Matt Duchene go from the Colorado Avalanche to the Ottawa Senators, has 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) in 14 games since joining the Predators.

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This Date in NHL History

Dec. 12: Richard becomes NHL scoring leader

Plus: Roy moves into third place on wins list; Lemieux scores four goals

by John Kreiser @jkreiser7713 / Managing Editor


1953: Maurice Richard of the Montreal Canadiens becomes the NHL's all-time leading scorer with a goal and two assists in a 7-2 victory against the New York Rangers at the Forum.

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NHL Centennial

This Week in Centennial History

Hextall becomes first goalie to shoot, score; Beliveau debuts as Canadiens captain @NHL

As part of the League's Centennial Celebration, is taking a look back at memorable events each week.

Here are Centennial highlights for the week of Dec. 3-9:

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NHL revenues, salary cap projected to rise

Teams could have $78-$82 million to spend in 2018-19

by Dan Rosen @drosennhl / Senior Writer

MANALAPAN, Fla. -- NHL revenues are on the rise, and so is the salary cap for next season, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday.

Commissioner Bettman, speaking at the conclusion of the two-day Board of Governors meeting, said the League is projecting hockey-related revenues to grow 8.2 percent to $4.54 billion this season and the salary cap to rise to between $78-$82 million for the 2018-19 season.

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