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  1. Kings prospect Brayden Schenn has no structural damage in his knee

    Sep 11, 2010, 10:37 AM EDT

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    We told you a couple days ago about the injury to Kings prospect Brayden Schenn and Helene Elliott of the LA Times has the update on his condition. Feel free to breathe easier Kings fans. The best news that might emerge from the Kings’ rookie camp arrived Friday, before the first prospect took the ice…

  2. Horse named in honor of Kings scouts killed in 9/11 tragedy makes its first start today

    Sep 11, 2010, 9:48 AM EDT

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    With today marking the 9th anniversary of the terrible events on September 11, 2001 the hockey world reflects on two of their own that were lost in the events of that day. Garnet “Ace” Bailey and Mark Bavis were on United Airlines flight 175, one of two planes that crashed into the World Trade Center.…

  3. Canucks prospect Cody Hodgson to miss rookie camp, creates fan uproar

    Sep 10, 2010, 9:14 PM EDT

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    Canucks prospect Cody Hodgson is a player many within the organization and in the stands are eager to see blossom into the next superstar forward in Vancouver. Last year, Hodgson appeared he’d be ready to make the leap to the NHL as a 20 year-old. Instead, he was sent back to the OHL’s Brampton Battalion…

  4. Ruslan Fedotenko to get a tryout with the New York Rangers

    Sep 10, 2010, 7:52 PM EDT

    After a couple weeks of speculation, the rumors about Ruslan Fedotenko getting an invitation to New York Rangers training camp are true. TSN’s Bob McKenzie confirmed that Fedotenko will be attending camp with the Rangers and looking to win a job with the blueshirts. The Rangers conglomeration of forwards is, to say the least, interesting…

  5. Report: NHL in contact with ECHL referees to possibly work as scabs

    Sep 10, 2010, 7:27 PM EDT

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    If you’ve been stressing out a bit over the potential labor problems the NHL and NHLPA could have in a couple of years, it’s probably best to take a breath and relax. In the meantime, you can get worked up over the NHL and the NHL Officials Association not having a new agreement squared away.…

  6. Red Wings' Derek Meech clears waivers

    Sep 9, 2010, 5:53 PM EDT

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    If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to get your ego punched, perhaps consulting Red Wings forward/defenseman Derek Meech might be in order. Yesterday, Meech was waived by the team and today we find out that he’s cleared waivers.Ted Kulfan of The Detroit News shares this. Derek Meech cleared waivers and will be in training…

  7. Predictable conclusion: Dan Ellis quits Twitter

    Sep 9, 2010, 5:10 PM EDT

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    Lightning goalie Dan Ellis is calling it quits on Twitter. No, he’s not retiring from hockey, he’s just not going to use Twitter anymore. We’ve outlined Ellis’ missteps and repentance for his words to this point but to say that this is a surprising outcome from everything that’s happened the last few days would be…

  8. Richard Park leaves the NHL to sign three-year deal with Swiss team

    Sep 9, 2010, 4:33 PM EDT

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    The free agent crunch has been a theme we’ve hit from all sides this summer and yet another player is packing his things up and heading to Europe after being unable to land a deal in the NHL. Former Wild and Islanders forward Richard Park is packing his bags to join the Swiss Elite League.…

  9. Video: Mike Modano takes the ice in Wings gear for the first time

    Sep 9, 2010, 3:26 PM EDT

    If you haven’t gotten your dose of reality in a while, it’s about high time you did. Prepare to rub your eyes in disbelief at seeing longtime Dallas Star Mike Modano taking the ice for the first time as a member of the Detroit Red Wings. If you’re not prepared to see such a drastic…

  10. Alex Tanguay looking to re-charge his career in his return to Calgary

    Sep 9, 2010, 3:01 PM EDT

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    If there’s going to be a team to keep an eye on all year it’s going to be the Calgary Flames. Not because they’re a true Stanley Cup contender but because of the test of fans faith Daryl Sutter made with the team’s off-season moves. While a lot of attention has been paid to signing…

  11. Blue Jackets sign 2010 first round pick Ryan Johansen

    Sep 9, 2010, 12:56 PM EDT

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    There’s some prospect news out of Columbus this morning as the Blue Jackets have signed their 2010 first round pick Ryan Johansen to his three-year entry-level contract officially making him a pro. Aaron Portzline of Puck Rakers has the contract details. Johansen will make a base salary of $900,000, but the deal could reach $1.975 million…

  12. Flames defenseman Robyn Regehr shrugs off trade speculation

    Sep 9, 2010, 12:28 PM EDT

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    Being a high-priced player on a team with salary cap problems can make life interesting. Or really annoying. It can be equal parts of both if you’ve got a no-trade clause which, in the case of Flames defenseman Robyn Regehr, he does. With training camp coming up soon, Regehr was available to comment on some…

  13. Milan Lucic says his ankle is healthy, can't wait to start season

    Sep 9, 2010, 11:32 AM EDT

    Last season, Bruins power forward Milan Lucic was bitten by the injury bug. Struggling with injuries isn’t uncommon for a guy that plays the brand of game that Lucic does, but ankle injuries are a different monster entirely. Bruins fans can relax a little bit over the fact that Lucic says he’s feeling great and…

  14. Kings prospect Brayden Schenn injured in training

    Sep 9, 2010, 10:02 AM EDT

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    The Los Angeles Kings will be holding their breath a bit while they await news on how severe an injury is to one of their top prospects. Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider lays the bad news on us. According to the Kings, prospect Brayden Schenn suffered a knee injury during a training session in…

  15. Vancouver GM Mike Gillis to bring news straight to fans via Twitter

    Sep 9, 2010, 9:41 AM EDT

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    While some hockey players are struggling with Twitter as a medium to connect with their fans, one NHL team general manager is going to join up to help bring direct contact and open communication to the forefront. Matthew Sekeres of the Globe and Mail tells us about how Vancouver GM Mike Gillis looks to break…

  16. Edmonton's Taylor Hall shoulders the franchise's future, takes Kevin Lowe's number

    Sep 8, 2010, 11:52 PM EDT

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    While last year was one to forget for the Edmonton Oilers, the future is shaping up to potentially great. Today, the Oilers introduced three of their rookies who could be the cornerstones of the next wave of Oilers greats in Taylor Hall, Magnus Paajarvi and Jordan Eberle. One of those three will be wearing a…

  17. 2010 NHL free agency: Blackhawks sign Ryan Potulny

    Sep 8, 2010, 10:28 PM EDT

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    The Blackhawks aren’t done shopping just yet. Now with Cristobal Huet on his way to Switzerland to give the Hawks the cap relief they so desperately need, they’ve had room to add cost-effective players to the roster and tonight we find out that they very well may have landed a diamond in the rough. CapGeek.com…

  18. Bruce Boudreau quashes rumors about Tomas Fleischmann and Eric Belanger

    Sep 8, 2010, 9:39 PM EDT

    If you’re a Capitals fan and you’ve been fretting about the possibility that Tomas Fleischmann might be traded, head coach Bruce Boudreau is here to calm your nerves and talk you off the ledge. The Sporting News’ Craig Custance got word from the Caps head coach that the offensively-gifted forward wasn’t going anywhere. Fleischmann, a…

  19. Former Oilers captain Jason Smith arrested for domestic abuse

    Sep 8, 2010, 9:00 PM EDT

    Former Devils/Flyers/Senators/Leafs/Oilers defenseman Jason Smith is in some hot water tonight after being arrested for alleged domestic assaults. Canoe in Canada has the disturbing story. Jason Smith is charged with assaulting his wife and daughter, who QMI Agency is not naming, on Aug. 10 in Calgary. The 36-year-old also faces a charge he confined his…

  20. Dan Ellis apologizes for Twitter salary gripes and the world moves on

    Sep 8, 2010, 7:53 PM EDT

    You could say that Lightning goalie Dan Ellis has had a rough couple of days on the Internet lately but you’d be downplaying things wildly. We outlined the Twitter ramblings that got Ellis in hot water with fans yesterday and while I was coming off more like a disappointed father saying that Ellis should be…

  21. Kirk Maltby even closer to re-signing with Detroit on a two-way deal

    Sep 7, 2010, 5:49 PM EDT

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    If reports are to be believed, the ongoing debate over whether or not the Red Wings should re-sign veteran forward Kirk Maltby will be settled within the next day or so. George Sipple of the Detroit Free Press says that an announcement on Maltby is expected very soon. Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland…

  22. Peter Mueller and the Avalanche still struggling to make a deal

    Sep 7, 2010, 5:26 PM EDT

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    Waiting on restricted free agents to come to terms with their teams is a bit of an arduous process. Some teams don’t have the cap space they’d hope to to make a signing while others are sticking to a budget when looking to sign a player back. Other times, it comes down to differences of…

  23. 2010 NHL free agency: Canadiens sign Jeff Halpern

    Sep 7, 2010, 4:39 PM EDT

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    The Montreal Canadiens have added another forward to the mix and made sure to keep their depth strong. Veteran centerman Jeff Halpern has signed with the Canadiens for one year helping boost the depth up the middle for the Habs. Salary details were not made immediately available but once they are we’ll update this post.…

  24. Devils' Brian Rolston has not been asked to waive his no-trade clause

    Sep 7, 2010, 3:45 PM EDT

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    The Devils have salary cap problems and they’re in need of answers before the season starts next month. Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice finds out that one player who has been mentioned as a solution to the Devils cap problems, Brian Rolston, hasn’t been approached at all by the team to send him elsewhere.…

  25. Wild forward James Sheppard to miss 3-4 months after ATV accident

    Sep 7, 2010, 3:20 PM EDT

    James Sheppard’s make it or break it year with the Minnesota Wild may have just been decided for him before it even started. Michael Russo of The Star Tribune breaks news that Sheppard will miss the next 3-4 months after being injured in an ATV accident. Wild center James Sheppard was in an ATV accident…

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