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  1. Islanders power forward Kyle Okposo skates in first full team practice of season

    Jan 12, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

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    The Islanders still say that he’s far away from appearing in his first game of the season, but forward Kyle Okposo played in a full team practice for the first time this season this morning.

  2. Chris Pronger expected to practice with Flyers on Friday, could be back by next week

    Jan 12, 2011, 5:26 PM EDT

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    Good news for the Flyers and bad news for every other team in the NHL: Chris Pronger could be back on the ice as soon as next week. Reports indicate that Matt Walker is getting healthier, too, so the team could get much bigger and meaner in a matter of weeks.

  3. Around the Rink – Wednesday, January 12th

    Jan 12, 2011, 4:00 PM EDT

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    There aren’t a lot of contests with only four games tonight, but as you’ll see from these previews, they’re high on quality rather than quantity.

  4. Martin St. Louis remains go-to guy in Tampa Bay, in good times and bad

    Jan 12, 2011, 2:35 PM EDT

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    In good times or bad, Martin St. Louis has been a constant force of positivity for the Tampa Bay Lightning.

  5. Predators sign ‘Swiss Army Knife’ Jerred Smithson to two-year, $1.6M extension

    Jan 12, 2011, 2:03 PM EDT

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    The Predators locked up “Swiss Army Knife” forward Jerred Smithson to a two-year, $1.6 million deal.

  6. 2011 All-Star Game tidbits: Plenty of first-timers, more snub talk, Weekes’ Carolina hot spots

    Jan 12, 2011, 1:37 PM EDT

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    In this post, we cover a variety of All-Star game-related bits, including some more snub talk, the rosters full of first-timers and Kevin Weekes’ recommendations for people visiting North Carolina.

  7. Petr Prucha signs with KHL while Kyle Wellwood leaves Russia for the Blues

    Jan 12, 2011, 12:55 PM EDT

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    The KHL and NHL more or less traded mediocre forwards, as Petr Prucha left Phoenix for SKA St. Petersburg while Kyle Wellwood left Atlant for the St. Louis Blues.

  8. The NHL’s top defensive defenseman: Pittsburgh’s Brooks Orpik?

    Jan 12, 2011, 12:22 PM EDT

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    According to a Globe & Mail writer’s numbers, Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik is the NHL’s best defensive defenseman so far this season.

  9. NHL decides not to fine or suspend Colton Orr for knee-to-knee hit on Logan Couture

    Jan 12, 2011, 11:52 AM EDT

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    This won’t make Sharks fans happy, but word is that the league won’t discipline Leafs enforcer Colton Orr for his knee-to-knee hit on Logan Couture.

  10. Save of the Night – Henrik Karlsson (January 11)

    Jan 12, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Henrik Karlsson won’t win points for technique with his stop on Jussi Jokinen, but the exciting overtime save was Tuesday night’s best.

  11. Videos: Scott Hartnell’s Gordie Howe hat trick, Patrice Bergeron’s trio

    Jan 12, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Two hat tricks took place last night: one of the official variety (Patrice Bergeron) and another one of the unofficial Gordie Howe variety (Scott Hartnell). View footage of both by clicking “Read More.”

  12. Riding the Zamboni – Tuesday, January 11th

    Jan 12, 2011, 1:53 AM EDT

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    Here are summaries of Tuesday night’s 10 games, including Daniel Briere’s four-point reaction to being snubbed for the All-Star game.

  13. Logan Couture unlikely to return during Leafs-Sharks game after knee-to-knee hit from Colton Orr

    Jan 12, 2011, 12:53 AM EDT

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    It’s unclear if the injury is severe, but a knee-to-knee hit knocked Sharks rookie Logan Couture out of tonight’s game against the Maple Leafs.

  14. Jimmy Howard wins January 3-9 Save of the Week

    Jan 12, 2011, 12:21 AM EDT

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    Jimmy Howard won the January 3-9th save of the week award by an overwhelming margin.

  15. Mason Raymond’s ‘show-off move’ helps Canucks beat Islanders in shootout

    Jan 11, 2011, 11:37 PM EDT

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    Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin wasn’t happy with Mason Raymond’s “show-off move,” which helped the Canucks earn a 4-3 shootout win.

  16. Jamie Benn edges Alex Ovechkin for January 3-9 goal of the week

    Jan 11, 2011, 9:49 PM EDT

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    Jamie Benn’s amazing deke beat out Alex Ovechkin’s falling goal for the January 3-9 goal of the week.

  17. Potential owner Terry Pegula visits Buffalo Sabres offices today

    Jan 11, 2011, 9:02 PM EDT

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    Terry Pegula seems like he’s on the verge of buying the Buffalo Sabres, so it makes sense that he took a look around the team’s offices today.

  18. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 11th (late edition)

    Jan 11, 2011, 7:33 PM EDT

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    Here are the probable goalies for the last three games of the Tuesday night.

  19. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 11th (early edition)

    Jan 11, 2011, 6:49 PM EDT

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

  20. Today’s Starting Goalies – January 10th

    Jan 10, 2011, 6:10 PM EDT

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

  21. Coyotes trade Wojtek Wolski to Rangers for Michal Rozsival

    Jan 10, 2011, 5:31 PM EDT

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    The Coyotes sent forward Wojtek Wolski to the Rangers in exchange for defenseman Michal Rozsival in a surprising trade today.

  22. Around the Rink – Monday, January 10th

    Jan 10, 2011, 4:52 PM EDT

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    Let’s take a look at tonight’s four games, including another match in the Red Wings-Avalanche rivalry and a tough one between Pittsburgh and Boston.

  23. Detroit places Pavel Datsyuk on injured reserve to make room for goalie Joey MacDonald

    Jan 10, 2011, 3:43 PM EDT

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    The Red Wings placed Pavel Datsyuk on the IR to make room for minor league goalie Joey MacDonald.

  24. Alex Kovalev expected to miss a week with injured knee

    Jan 10, 2011, 3:03 PM EDT

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    The Senators can’t buy any luck this season, much like Alex Kovalev, who is expected to miss a week or more with a knee injury.

  25. Swedes Gabriel Landeskog and Adam Larsson top mid-season rankings for 2011 NHL Entry Draft

    Jan 10, 2011, 2:01 PM EDT

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    While 2011 won’t be a “Crosby draft,” two Swedes topped the mid-season prospect rankings: OHL forward Gabriel Landeskog and Swedish Elite League defenseman Adam Larsson. Find out more about those prospects (and more) in this post.

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