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  1. Injury roundup: Fedotenko and Halpern add to teams’ woes, Colaiacovo placed on the IR

    Jan 20, 2011, 11:15 AM EDT

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    ruslaninjured

    The hits keep coming for the Rangers (Ruslan Fedetenko), Blues (Carlo Colaiacovo) and Canadiens (Jeff Halpern) as these teams just keep suffering injuries.

  2. Curtis Glencross produces the latest sickening hit on Clayton Stoner; Suspension on the way?

    Jan 20, 2011, 10:48 AM EDT

    glencrossfalls

    Curtis Glencross delivered the latest suspension-worthy hit last night, boarding a vulnerable player in Clayton Stoner. Check out discussion of the hit and video of the play in this post.

  3. Goals of the Night: Marian Gaborik’s five-point masterpiece (January 19)

    Jan 20, 2011, 9:30 AM EDT

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    Marian Gaborik responded to a benching by scoring four goals and one assist, including tallies that collectively earned him the January 19th Goal of the Night.

  4. Minnesota dominates Calgary 6-0

    Jan 20, 2011, 1:11 AM EDT

    Niklas Backstrom

    The Wild dominated the Flames tonight 6-0 thanks to great performances by returning goalie Niklas Backstrom and forward Martin Havlat.

  5. Big night for R.J. Umberger: Forward scores OT goal, becomes a dad?

    Jan 20, 2011, 12:30 AM EDT

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    rjumberger

    In one night, R.J. Umberger scored an overtime game-winner and prepares to become a dad. So how was your Wednesday?

  6. Oilers decide that Shawn Horcoff’s return is worth taking a ‘calculated risk’

    Jan 19, 2011, 11:46 PM EDT

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    Edmonton Oilers v Toronto Maple Leafs

    Are the Oilers making the right “calculated risk” by allowing Shawn Horcoff to return before his MCL sprain is fully healed?

  7. Marian Gaborik responds to benching with four goals and one assist; Rangers beat Maple Leafs 7-0

    Jan 19, 2011, 10:04 PM EDT

    gaborikcomesback

    Three days after New York Rangers coach John Tortorella decided to bench star forward Marian Gaborik, the Slovakian sniper responded with an outstanding four-goal, one-assist performance to help the team beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-0. Gaborik broke an eight-game goal drought in a big way, scoring twice in the first and twice in the…

  8. NHL rescinds Brad Staubitz’s game misconduct, allowing him to play against Calgary tonight

    Jan 19, 2011, 9:18 PM EDT

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    staubitzfightsjacques

    The NHL decided to rescind an instigator penalty that would have lead to an automatic one-game suspension for Wild forward Brad Staubitz and as $10K fine for coach Todd Richards.

  9. Kyle Wellwood can only laugh at fat jokes as ‘one of the lightest people in hockey’

    Jan 19, 2011, 8:33 PM EDT

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    wellwoodvsdrewiskie

    Despite the fact that he’s one of the “lightest people in hockey,” Kyle Wellwood still deals with fat jokes. At least he can laugh about it too, now.

  10. Mike Danton hopes to return to NHL as his parole sentence ends this week

    Jan 19, 2011, 7:48 PM EDT

    DANTON

    More than six years after being the focus of one of the strangest (and saddest) hockey stories ever, Mike Danton says he hopes to return to the NHL.

  11. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 19th

    Jan 19, 2011, 6:40 PM EDT

    Henrik Lundqvist

    Here are the probable starters for tonight’s three games.

  12. Jaroslav Halak wins January 10-16 Save of the Week

    Jan 18, 2011, 7:09 PM EDT

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    darkandmysterioushalak

    Jaroslav Halak beat out some of the biggest names in the NHL to earn the January 10-16th Save of the Week.

  13. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 18th (early edition)

    Jan 18, 2011, 6:30 PM EDT

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    Jonathan Quick

    Here are the probable starting goalies for tonight’s first seven games.

  14. Flyers hand GM Paul Holmgren three-year extension reportedly worth $4.5M

    Jan 18, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT

    paulholmgrenflyersgm

    The Flyers handed their exceptional general manager Paul Holmgren a three-year contract extension reportedly worth $4.5 million today.

  15. Dave Bolland wins January 10-16 Goal of the Week

    Jan 18, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT

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    Dave Bolland

    There were some great contestants for the January 10-16th Goal of the Week, but Blackhawks forward Dave Bolland earned it with his “killer crossover.”

  16. Searching for Evgeni Malkin’s game

    Jan 18, 2011, 4:11 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Penguins v Montreal Canadiens

    With Sidney Crosby missing time thanks to concussions, the spotlight turns to Evgeni Malkin. Yet the Penguins’ “other” star isn’t himself. This post goes in-depth to study why he might be struggling and what could be done to break him out of his considerable slump.

  17. Around the Rink – Tuesday, January 18th

    Jan 18, 2011, 3:20 PM EDT

    wingsvpens

    Here are previews for an exciting 10-game slate of games, including Detroit vs. Pittsburgh and Washington vs. Philadelphia.

  18. Good news for banged-up Blues: TJ Oshie expects to play tonight after being activated

    Jan 18, 2011, 2:49 PM EDT

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    oshieinjured

    There hasn’t been much good news for the Blues lately, but here’s one promising bit: the team activated TJ Oshie today. He’s expected to play against the Kings tonight.

  19. NHL suspends Scott Nichol four games for elbow on David Schlemko

    Jan 18, 2011, 1:44 PM EDT

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    nicholfourgamesuspension

    The NHL handed Sharks forward Scott Nichol a four-game suspension for his hit on Coyotes defenseman David Schlemko.

  20. Looking back at Mark Messier’s career as he turns 50

    Jan 18, 2011, 1:20 PM EDT

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    Mark Messier

    Let’s celebrate Mark Messier’s 50th birthday with a look back at his great career.

  21. Sidney Crosby’s agent shoots down boycott rumors

    Jan 18, 2011, 12:42 PM EDT

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    Sidney Crosby’s agent Pat Brisson shot down rumors of his client boycotting the 2011 NHL All-Star Game. Let’s not ignore the possibility that he isn’t very happy with the way the league handled the hits that caused his concussion, though.

  22. More Sharks news: Scott Nichol faces discipline, team claims Kyle Wellwood off waiver wire

    Jan 18, 2011, 12:27 PM EDT

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    wellwoodashark

    More Sharks news: the team claimed Kyle Wellwood to thwart the Blues while Scott Nichol faces a disciplinary hearing for his elbow on Coyotes defenseman David Schlemko.

  23. Crosby concussion confusion: Will he be ‘cooperative’ or could he boycott the All-Star Game?

    Jan 18, 2011, 12:06 PM EDT

    crosbyandsteckel

    On one side, Brendan Shanahan says that Sidney Crosby “couldn’t be more cooperative” regarding the 2011 NHL All-Star Game. Yet rumors are circulating that the league’s top star might “boycott” the game in protest of the way the NHL handles concussions. Click “Read More” for the details.

  24. Sharks bag brute Ben Eager in trade with Thrashers; Atlanta receives 5th round pick

    Jan 18, 2011, 11:47 AM EDT

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    eagerben

    The Sharks added some grit (and another former Blackhawk) by trading for enforcer Ben Eager. The Thrashers received San Jose’s fifth round pick in the exchange.

  25. Brendan Shanahan answers questions, reflects on 2011 All-Star Game Fantasy Draft

    Jan 18, 2011, 11:27 AM EDT

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    oldmanahanasg

    More on the 2011 NHL All-Star Game Fantasy Draft: Brendan Shanahan discusses the draft format, how someone might react to being “Mr. Irrelevant,” splitting up the Sedin twins and more.

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