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  1. Ducks activate Jonas Hiller from IR, send Timo Pielmeier back to minors

    Feb 11, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT

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    58th NHL All-Star Game

    Although he probably won’t start in tonight’s game, the Ducks activated workhorse goalie Jonas Hiller from the IR today.

  2. Back to the Rescue? Thrashers activate Tobias Enstrom from IR

    Feb 11, 2011, 8:07 PM EDT

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    Dustin Byfuglien, Nik Antropov

    The Thrashers activated all-star caliber defenseman Tobias Enstrom from the IR today. The team missed him badly, even if he slips under the radar compared to his partner in crime Dustin Byfuglien.

  3. Today’s Starting Goalies – February 11 (late edition)

    Feb 11, 2011, 7:12 PM EDT

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    Here are the starting goalies for tonight’s four latest games, including Marty Turco’s (possible) reunion with his former team in Dallas.

  4. Today’s Starting Goalies – February 11 (early edition)

    Feb 11, 2011, 6:49 PM EDT

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    Here are the starting goalies for today’s 7pm ET games.

  5. Today’s Starting Goalies – February 10th

    Feb 10, 2011, 6:13 PM EDT

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    Mikko Koskinen

    Here are the probable starting goalies for tonight’s five games, including the beginning of the Mikko Koskinen era for the Islanders.

  6. Quebec officials name who will pay the bill for their new NHL-friendly $400M arena: taxpayers

    Feb 10, 2011, 5:32 PM EDT

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    Quebec City officials announced that their upcoming $400 million arena will be paid 50-50 by the city and the province.

  7. Report: Ryan Malone might miss up to two months with abdominal injury

    Feb 10, 2011, 4:43 PM EDT

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    Tampa Bay Lightning v New Jersey Devils

    Reports indicate that Ryan Malone might miss up to two months with what could be a torn abdominal muscle.

  8. Canadiens add some muscle by calling up Ryan White, but do they need more?

    Feb 10, 2011, 3:40 PM EDT

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    Johnny Boychuk, Jaroslav Spacek

    The Canadiens called up rough forward Ryan White to help add some muscle (and possibly replace an injured player), but will that be enough to soothe the battered-and-bruised Habs?

  9. Around the Rink – Thursday, February 10th

    Feb 10, 2011, 2:50 PM EDT

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    Brooks Orpik, Justin Williams

    Here are previews for tonight’s five games.

  10. Penguins news: Sidney Crosby expects to play this year, team calls up 4 players

    Feb 10, 2011, 2:18 PM EDT

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    Sidney Crosby discussed his concussion issues for the first time since January 25th while the team called up four players from the minors.

  11. NHL shares artist rendering of 2011 Heritage Classic

    Feb 10, 2011, 1:48 PM EDT

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    What will the 2011 Heritage Classic look like? The NHL provided an artist rendering of what the scene that might take place on February 20th.

  12. Predators acquire Mike Fisher from Senators in exchange for first rounder, conditional pick

    Feb 10, 2011, 1:10 PM EDT

    Mike Fisher, Daniel Alfredsson

    The Predators attempted to fill a serious need at center by acquiring Mike Fisher from the Senators, sending their 2011 first rounder and a conditional 2012 pick that could be a second or third rounder to Ottawa. Somewhere, Carrie Underwood is smiling.

  13. Wednesday’s controversial hit: Ryan Getzlaf dings up Dan Hamhuis

    Feb 10, 2011, 12:05 PM EDT

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    Ryan Getzlaf, Bobby Ryan, Teemu Selanne

    Wednesday night featured another controversial hit when Ryan Getzlaf clobbered Dan Hamhuis, although this time around it seems like the consensus was that it wasn’t suspension-worthy.

  14. Save of the Night – Robin Lehner (February 9)

    Feb 10, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

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    Robin Lehner

    Robin Lehner and the Senators had another tough night, but that doesn’t change the fact that he made a brilliant save. The stop ended up being Wednesday’s best.

  15. Goal of the Night – Bobby Ryan (February 9)

    Feb 10, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Ryan Getzlaf, Bobby Ryan, Teemu Selanne

    The Ducks enjoyed the return of Ryan Getzlaf, who set up Bobby Ryan’s Goal of the Night with a beautiful backhand pass.

  16. Northeast Division Watch (February 10)

    Feb 10, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

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    Montreal Canadiens v Boston Bruins

    With the All-Star break over, it’s time for the NHL playoff races to intensify. Every week, we’ll provide updates for each division’s outlook. The biggest contenders and/or closest races will receive the greatest amount of attention. Today, we take a look at the Northeast Division.

  17. Riding the Zamboni – Wednesday, February 9th

    Feb 10, 2011, 12:50 AM EDT

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    Ryan Kesler, Bobby Ryan, Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf, Andy Sutton

    Here are summaries of Wednesday night’s games.

  18. Devils, Sharks make small-time swap

    Feb 9, 2011, 11:30 PM EDT

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    Jay Leach, Steve Staios

    The Sharks sent blueliner Jay Leach and center Steve Zalewski to the New Jersey Devils for two minor league forwards: Michael Swift and Patrick Davis.

  19. Bruins’ 8-6 win over Habs had everything: fights, goals and plenty of hate

    Feb 9, 2011, 10:31 PM EDT

    Zdeno Chara, Steve Kampfer, Roman Hamrlik, Max Pacioretty

    The Bruins battered and bruised the Canadiens, winning a wild 8-6 game by overwhelming their division opponents. Read all about the craziness, which included 140 penalty minutes and even a (pseudo) goalie fight between Carey Price and Tim Thomas.

  20. Sharks take slim Pacific lead with 3-2 win over Blue Jackets

    Feb 9, 2011, 9:50 PM EDT

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    Antti Niemi, Jason Chimera

    Antti Niemi and the Sharks remain hot, as their 3-2 win over the Blue Jackets propelled San Jose to a slim lead atop the Pacific Division.

  21. Blackhawks-Panthers trade sends Michael Frolik to Chicago, Jack Skille to Florida

    Feb 9, 2011, 9:23 PM EDT

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    The Blackhawks acquired Michael Frolik (plus the rights to goalie Alexander Salak) by trading Jack Skille, Hugh Jessiman and David Pacan to the Panthers.

  22. Atlantic Division Watch (February 9)

    Feb 9, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT

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    Carolina Hurricanes v New Jersey Devils

    With the All-Star break over, it’s time for the NHL playoff races to intensify. Every week, we’ll provide updates for each division’s outlook. The biggest contenders and/or closest races will receive the greatest amount of attention. Today, we take a look at the Atlantic Division.

  23. Ducks activate Ryan Getzlaf from IR, send Aaron Voros to AHL

    Feb 9, 2011, 8:32 PM EDT

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    getzlafbackwithperry

    After missing 14 games with sinus fractures, Ryan Getzlaf is expected to return to the Ducks’ lineup after being activated from the IR. The team sent Aaron Voros to the AHL to make room for Getzlaf.

  24. Visa issues will keep Peter Forsberg out of Colorado’s game against Minnesota

    Feb 9, 2011, 7:45 PM EDT

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    forsbergcomebackdec

    Visa issues will keep Peter Forsberg out of Colorado’s upcoming game against the Wild, but he’s expected to return against Columbus or Nashville this weekend.

  25. Islanders send sixth rounder to Coyotes for goalie Al Montoya

    Feb 9, 2011, 7:34 PM EDT

    Al Montoya

    The Islanders added a goalie to their injury-ravaged rotation after sending a sixth round pick to the Coyotes for Al Montoya.

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