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  1. Video: Craig Anderson out indefinitely after injuring himself during warmups

    Oct 27, 2010, 1:04 AM EDT

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    Craig Anderson hurt himself during a warmup drill before Colorado’s game against the Vancouver Canucks tonight. Click “read more” for more details about the situation and video of the injury.

  2. Nightly Recap – Tuesday, October 26

    Oct 27, 2010, 12:02 AM EDT

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    Note: We’ll get you up to speed on the late Colorado-Vancouver game tomorrow morning or afternoon. Toronto 3, Florida 1 Colton Orr normally does damage with his hands, but tonight, he scored a game-winner for the Maple Leafs. This was a pretty bland night overall on paper, with J.S. Giguere cruising to his fourth win…

  3. Ryan Miller needs more help if the Sabres want to shake slump

    Oct 26, 2010, 11:22 PM EDT

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    In three wins, Buffalo Sabres star goalie Ryan Miller allowed three goals. Yet in six losses, Miller allowed 20. Read more about this feast or famine early season for Miller (and the Sabres) after the jump.

  4. Ondrej Pavelec could ‘possibly’ return to Thrashers’ net on Saturday

    Oct 26, 2010, 9:56 PM EDT

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    We already passed along word that Atlanta Thrashers goalie Ondrej Pavelec was activated from the injured reserve yesterday, yet it seems like the good news keeps trickling in. He might not be 100 percent ready at this moment, but it sounds like Pavelec could be back as soon as the end of this week. The…

  5. Save of the Week: Antero Niittymaki (October 18-24)

    Oct 26, 2010, 8:52 PM EDT

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    The “voter turnout” wasn’t outstanding for the first save of the week poll, but San Jose Sharks goalie Antero Niittymaki won convincingly enough. Check out the results and video by clicking on “read more.”

  6. Goal of the Week: Teemu Selanne (October 18-24)

    Oct 26, 2010, 8:20 PM EDT

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    Anaheim Ducks forward Teemu Selanne edges Nashville Predators defenseman Cody Franson for our inaugural Goal of the Week award (for October 18-24). Check out the poll results after the jump.

  7. Today’s Starting Goalies – October 26

    Oct 26, 2010, 6:27 PM EDT

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    Whether you’re interested for fantasy hockey reasons or just want to know which goalie your team is playing in a given day, we thought it might be helpful to share our best guesses (based on various previews from newspapers and Web sites plus our own instincts) on who might start each day. 7:00 PM ET…

  8. Kings place Drew Doughty on ‘retroactive’ IR, will miss at least next two games

    Oct 25, 2010, 6:06 PM EDT

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    The Los Angeles Kings were hoping that Drew Doughty would recover enough from concussion problems to return to the ice for Wednesday’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks, but that’s not going to happen. In fact, the team apparently placed Doughty on the injured reserve, according to the Los Angeles Times. While that means the all-world…

  9. Today’s Starting Goalies – October 25

    Oct 25, 2010, 5:37 PM EDT

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    Whether you’re interested for fantasy hockey reasons or just want to know which goalie your team is playing in a given day, we thought it might be helpful to share our best guesses (based on various previews from newspapers and Web sites plus our own instincts) on who might start each day. 7:00 PM ET…

  10. Around the Rink – Monday, October 25

    Oct 25, 2010, 4:17 PM EDT

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    We normally put up our previews earlier in the day, but this Monday’s been jam packed with hockey fun (you’re going to have to click on “older posts” to see the first entry of the day). Let’s take a look at today’s sparse schedule of three games now that the dust cleared … a bit.…

  11. Drew Doughty to miss tonight’s game, Kings hope he’ll return Wednesday

    Oct 25, 2010, 3:02 PM EDT

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    Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty is dealing with concussion-like symptoms after taking a hit from Carolina Hurricanes forward Erik Cole on Wednesday. The Kings hope he’ll be able to return for Wednesday’s game in Chicago against the Blackhawks, according to Rotoworld.com. The team opted against putting him on the injured reserve because doing so…

  12. Montreal Canadiens target Friday or Saturday return for Andrei Markov

    Oct 25, 2010, 2:39 PM EDT

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    Good news out of Montreal, although it seems like things are still in the air a bit for valuable defenseman Andrei Markov. TSN has the word on the talented offensive defenseman’s injury status. Andrei Markov was cleared for contact drills Monday and the club will seek final clearance from team doctors later this week. They are…

  13. Groin injury should sideline Jason Spezza for Tuesday’s game against Coyotes

    Oct 25, 2010, 2:07 PM EDT

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    While he remains a member of the Ottawa Senators – at least for the time being – it’s been an awfully tough haul for Jason Spezza ever since he was booed off the ice once the team lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the playoffs. He dealt with trade rumors during the summer and now…

  14. Atlanta Thrashers activate Ondrej Pavelec from IR

    Oct 25, 2010, 1:51 PM EDT

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    While this afternoon brought about its fair share of bad news, there are at least a couple pockets of sunshine. Take, for instance, the fact that the Atlanta Thrashers activated Ondrej Pavelec from the injured reserve (and sent backup Peter Mannino to the minors) today. As you may remember, Pavelec suffered a concussion after a…

  15. Report: NHL fines Rick Nash $2,500 for high-stick

    Oct 25, 2010, 1:34 PM EDT

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    Reports out of Columbus indicate that Blue Jackets forward Rick Nash was fined (but not suspended) for a high-sticking infraction against Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano. Here is the report from the Columbus Dispatch via TSN. The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that Blue Jackets forward Rick Nash has been fined $2,500 by the NHL for a…

  16. Broken neck puts Michael Nylander’s season (and career) in jeopardy

    Oct 25, 2010, 1:25 PM EDT

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    It’s been a rough handful of seasons for former NHL forward Michael Nylander. After producing at more than a point per game pace alongside Jaromir Jagr with the New York Rangers, the crafty forward signed a deal with the Washington Capitals that proved to be a bad fit for GM George McPhee’s salary cap. Nylander…

  17. Rene Bourque, Jaroslav Halak and Steve Stamkos named this week’s three stars

    Oct 25, 2010, 12:55 PM EDT

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    The NHL named its three stars of the week, handing out a big pat on the back to Calgary Flames forward Rene Bourque, St. Louis Blues goalie Jaroslav Halak and Tampa Bay Lightning center Steve Stamkos. Here is a quick rundown of each player’s week, via the league’s press release and a few spare thoughts…

  18. Vote for the Goal(s) of the Week (October 18-24)

    Oct 25, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

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    To celebrate the best moments of each week, we’ll put up a poll to see which goal/save/whatever was the most amazing of a given seven days. We might not always have one per day and sometimes there will be more than seven to choose from, but all you need to do is vote for your…

  19. Vote for the Save of the Week (Oct 18-24)

    Oct 25, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

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    To celebrate the best moments of each week, we’ll put up a poll to see which goal/save/whatever was the most amazing of a given seven days. We might not always have one per day and sometimes there will be more than seven to choose from, but all you need to do is vote for your…

  20. Save of the Night – October 24 (Antero Niittymaki)

    Oct 25, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

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    OK, the game was long over and there were more important saves tonight (Henrik Lundqvist made some pivotal stops to keep the New York Rangers ahead of the New Jersey Devils). But sometimes you just have to award style instead substance. This is one of those times: Antero Niittymaki made an impressive splitting save on…

  21. Goal of the Night – October 24 (Cody Franson)

    Oct 25, 2010, 9:45 AM EDT

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    OK, I know that he’s talented and wears No. 4 … but take it easy with the Bobby Orr comparisons. Now that I set that aside, this is still a silky smooth goal by Nashville Predators defenseman Cody Franson. He wasn’t the only Predators defenseman who scored a nice goal last night, either, as Shea…

  22. Bruins D Johnny Boychuk will miss about four weeks with arm injury

    Oct 25, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    At some point, you almost wonder if the Boston Bruins should consider making hospital scrubs their next alternate uniform. The team is dealing with injuries to key components such as Marc Savard and Marco Sturm and certainly didn’t have an easy time last season. Add another important player to the injured reserve because defenseman Johnny…

  23. Video: Michael del Zotto’s camera-breaking shot

    Oct 25, 2010, 12:33 AM EDT

    I know the NHL is experimenting with 3-D cameras, but this is really pushing it …

  24. Flames ride dominant first period for 4-0 win over Sharks

    Oct 24, 2010, 11:58 PM EDT

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    Miikka Kiprusoff, Robyn Regehr, Jay Bouwmeester

    The spotlight might be on San Jose’s meltdown, but credit should go to Miikka Kiprusoff and Rene Bourque of the Flames for winning this one 4-0. More on that game after the jump.

  25. Ilya Kovalchuk scores in return, but Devils fall to Rangers 3-1

    Oct 24, 2010, 10:23 PM EDT

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    NY Rangers 3, New Jersey 1 It was pretty hard to blame the Devils’ woes on Ilya Kovalchuk after the team was bludgeoned 6-1 by the Buffalo Sabres in his absence. You cannot really point to him for this loss, either, as Kovalchuk was the only New Jersey player to pierce Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist…

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