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  1. Devils suit up just 15 skaters against Pittsburgh this afternoon

    Oct 11, 2010, 4:08 PM EDT

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    You had to know that when it was known that the Devils wouldn’t be able to afford any injuries early in the season thanks to their salary cap constraints that the hockey gods would find a way to make things interesting. It turns out that day is today as the Devils will be skating just…

  2. Chris Drury could return to Rangers lineup by Friday

    Oct 11, 2010, 3:17 PM EDT

    Chris Drury

    The Rangers have gotten off to a good start just a game into their season, but they could be getting their captain Chris Drury back by the end of the week. Larry Brooks of the New York Post got word from Rangers coach John Tortorella that Drury could very well rejoin the team by Friday.…

  3. Signings: Lilja signs with Anaheim, McGrattan signs with Boston

    Oct 11, 2010, 2:39 PM EDT

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    We’ve given you reports recently about the possible signings of Andreas Lilja in Anaheim and Brian McGrattan in Boston and if you’ve been waiting with bated breath to know if either of these guys will land with those teams, today is your big day. The Anaheim Ducks confirmed that they have signed defenseman Andreas Lilja…

  4. Ondrej Pavelec collapsed due to fainting spell

    Oct 11, 2010, 1:09 PM EDT

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    With Thrashers goalie Ondrej Pavelec out of the hospital, the question about why he collapsed to the ice in Atlanta on Friday night has finally been answered. The Thrashers released this update as to what happened to Pavelec and what his immediate future holds. Ondrej Pavelec was released from the hospital yesterday following two days…

  5. Stars forward Mike Ribeiro arrested for public intoxication

    Oct 11, 2010, 12:17 PM EDT

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    Love him or hate him, Dallas Stars forward Mike Ribeiro always manages to get your attention. Either he’s pulling off highlight reel goals in the shootout or mid-game or making opposing fans scream their heads off at him for taking an apparent dive to draw a call. This time around, Ribeiro is getting noticed in…

  6. Nikolai Khabibulin’s stellar play stealing the show in Edmonton

    Oct 11, 2010, 11:49 AM EDT

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    While it’s awfully early in the season to get too excited about the play of any one player, one guy you have to think is doing especially well considering all things is Oilers goalie Nikolai Khabibulin. After an off-season filled with more questions about whether or not he would be going to jail for drunken…

  7. Red Wings sign head coach Mike Babcock to four-year contract extension

    Oct 11, 2010, 11:13 AM EDT

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    Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock will get to deliver his death stare in Detroit for four more years. The Wings announced they’ve signed Babcock to a four-year contract extension. Babcock has been instrumental to getting Detroit to stay on top of things in the Western Conference and brought Detroit their most recent Stanley Cup…

  8. Around The Rink – October 11

    Oct 11, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Happy Columbus Day to all of you fortunate enough to have a bank holiday to sit around and watch afternoon hockey. There are three games dropping the puck before the sun sets today while you’re kicking back enjoying some lasagna to celebrate everyone’s favorite 15th Century Italian explorer. All times are eastern because that’s the…

  9. Flames’ Rene Bourque and Adam Pardy injured in 3-1 win over Kings

    Oct 11, 2010, 2:03 AM EDT

    While the Flames were able to secure their first win of the year tonight, a 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings, they were able to also add a couple more names to their ever-growing injured list. Forward Rene Bourque and defenseman Adam Pardy both left tonight’s game with separate ailments and their status is,…

  10. You make the call: Shawn Horcoff’s reviewed goal vs. Florida

    Oct 10, 2010, 10:56 PM EDT

    Edmonton captain Shawn Horcoff was able to net the game-winning goal in the Oilers 3-2 win over Florida tonight, getting rookie Taylor Hall his first NHL point in the process as Hall landed an assists. Horcoff, however, would see his goal get reviewed by the gang in Toronto as the puck went off his skate…

  11. Thrashers goalie Ondrej Pavelec released from hospital

    Oct 10, 2010, 10:15 PM EDT

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    The news for Atlanta goalie Ondrej Pavelec is getting better. After collapsing Friday night in a game against the Washington Capitals and spending the last three days in an Atlanta hospital, Pavelec has been released and now rests at home to recover. Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal Constitution has the story. After losing consciousness…

  12. Ottawa’s Erik Karlsson gets called out by coach Cory Clouston

    Oct 10, 2010, 9:43 PM EDT

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    While the life of a rookie is often viewed as being tough in the NHL, sometimes the life of a second-year player is even harder. After all, you’ve shown what you can do once before and the expectation levels go up. For Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson, the first two games of his season have put…

  13. Paul Martin says Devils were never a factor in free agency, expects to get booed by fans

    Oct 10, 2010, 7:03 PM EDT

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    Penguins defenseman Paul Martin’s off-season was filled with intrigue as an unrestricted free agent. When teams came calling bidding for his services, he had two serious competitors in Pittsburgh and Los Angeles. The team missing from that list was his former team the New Jersey Devils. Did Martin spurn the Devils to sign with their…

  14. Anaheim, Chicago, and Atlanta make roster moves before tonight's games

    Oct 9, 2010, 5:31 PM EDT

    Ducks defenseman Andy Sutton’s broken thumb suffered in a fight with Ruslan Salei last night has lead to a roster move for Anaheim. Defenseman Brett Festerling gets the call from Syracuse to join the Ducks and take the place of Sutton. It’s expected that Luca Sbisa will get the nod to take Sutton’s place in…

  15. Bryzgalov brilliant in Coyotes 5-2 win over Boston in Prague

    Oct 9, 2010, 4:32 PM EDT

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    You could say it was a great start to the season for the Phoenix Coyotes, meanwhile the Bruins will be left to answer a few questions of their own after the Coyotes took out Boston 5-2 in Prague. The Coyotes outskated, outhustled, and outworked the Bruins on their way to running the Bruins out of…

  16. Video: Thrashers coach Craig Ramsay discusses Ondrej Pavelec

    Oct 9, 2010, 2:39 PM EDT

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    We’ve been keeping you posted on what’s going on with Thrashers goalie Ondrej Pavelec and while we just got you the latest update on Pavelec’s condition, we’ve got video of Thrashers head coach Craig Ramsay discussing Pavelec’s situation after last night’s 4-2 win over the Capitals. http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/33399740

  17. Thrashers goalie Ondrej Pavelec still in hospital, diagnosed with a concussion

    Oct 9, 2010, 2:01 PM EDT

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    The Thrashers have provided another update on the condition of goalie Ondrej Pavelec and it turns out his spill to the ice after passing out may have done even more harm than it looked. In case you missed it last night, Pavelec collapsed to the ice unconscious just 2:25 into the Thrashers game against Washington.…

  18. Jordan Eberle’s first NHL goal was so good they’re still talking about it days later

    Oct 9, 2010, 1:09 PM EDT

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    In case you missed it, the fans in Edmonton got a glimpse of what their future may be all about. While Many fans were focusing on #1 draft pick Taylor Hall, it was Jordan Eberle who made a big first impression on opening night for the Oilers. Eberle scored a goal and an assist in…

  19. You make the call: Dan Cleary's reviewed goal against Anaheim

    Oct 9, 2010, 11:21 AM EDT

    It’s time for a little bit of “You Make The Call” here at PHT. Last night saw Detroit’s Dan Cleary go barreling into Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller while going after a Pavel Datsyuk pass. Cleary crashed into Hiller and the puck went into the net. Here’s the video of how things turned out. The initial…

  20. Bruins sign captain Zdeno Chara to a seven-year extension

    Oct 9, 2010, 10:53 AM EDT

    It turns out that the Bruins trip to Europe has been good for business. After locking up Patrice Bergeron for three more years with a contract extension, the Bruins announced today that they have extended the contract of captain Zdeno Chara as well according to Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe. This was a homecoming…

  21. Around The Rink – October 9th

    Oct 9, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

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    The last two days of the NHL season felt like an appetizer for what’s to come today. The NHL is still in Europe with two more games getting the afternoon delight treatment. Meanwhile, the rest of the league comes to the table to check things out. Oddly enough, a handful of teams are playing the…

  22. Goal of the night: Buffalo's Derek Roy

    Oct 9, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Last night’s Sabres 2-1 win over the Senators produced not just a surprising outcome (the Sabres are generally miserable against Ottawa) but also our goal of the night. Check out the stick handling by Sabres forward Derek Roy. You can’t really fault Sens goalie Pascal Leclaire for making the moves he did. Any of us…

  23. Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson suffering from back spasms

    Oct 9, 2010, 3:35 AM EDT

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    While the Red Wings’ season got off to a hot start with a 4-0 win over Anaheim, it didn’t come without some worry. Defenseman Jonathan Ericsson left the game in the first period with back spasms and will miss Saturday’s game in Chicago. The Wings will have to call on rookie defenseman Jakub Kindl to…

  24. Ducks' Andy Sutton breaks thumb in fight

    Oct 9, 2010, 2:40 AM EDT

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    Sometimes the perils of dropping the gloves can have unforeseen circumstances. In the case of Ducks defenseman Andy Sutton, taking swings at Red Wings defenseman Ruslan Salei can bring about problems. Like a broken thumb. Not only did the Ducks begin the season with a one-sided loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night,…

  25. Evander Kane and Thrashers win one for Pavelec, beat Washington 4-2

    Oct 9, 2010, 1:06 AM EDT

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    With the game being marred by Ondrej Pavelec’s terrifying collapse early in the game, both the Atlanta Thrashers and Washington Capitals did continue playing the game and did find a way to keep things somewhat focused. You could argue that the Capitals didn’t do much of that in looking lethargic against an energized Thrashers team…

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