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  1. Jason Blake is out for three months after being accidentally slashed by a skate

    Oct 15, 2011, 3:26 PM EDT

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    Jason Blake will be out for three months because of a severe laceration near his left wrist.

  2. “Wear and tear” will prevent Martin Brodeur from playing Saturday

    Oct 15, 2011, 3:02 PM EDT

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    Martin Brodeur

    Martin Brodeur’s minor shoulder injury is an unfortunate, but not uncommon, reminder that father time is catching up with him.

  3. The Buffalo Sabres have confidence in backup goalie Jhonas Enroth

    Oct 15, 2011, 2:08 PM EDT

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    Ryan Miller, Jhonas Enroth

    Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff won’t hesitate to use Jhonas Enroth every third or fourth game.

  4. Marian Hossa, Viktor Stalberg are both questionable versus the Boston Bruins

    Oct 15, 2011, 1:36 PM EDT

    Marian Hossa

    The Chicago Blackhawks better write out their lineup in pencil ahead of their Saturday night clash against the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins.

  5. Is Peter Mueller dealing with another concussion?

    Oct 15, 2011, 1:08 PM EDT

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    Peter Mueller

    Peter Mueller’s absence from games so soon after returning from a concussion is causing all the obvious fears to surface.

  6. Evgeni Malkin is on the sidelines – again

    Oct 15, 2011, 12:33 PM EDT

    Evgeni Malkin

    Evgeni Malkin’s return lasted just one game before he found himself back on the sidelines.

  7. Capitals aren’t taking any chances with Jay Beagle

    Oct 15, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    Beagle helped off ice

    Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau has kept Jay Beagle off the ice for two straight days as the team waits to see if he displays any concussion-like symptoms.

  8. Top-tier goaltending prospect Jacob Markstrom might get the nod on Monday or Tuesday.

    Oct 15, 2011, 11:30 AM EDT

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    Jacob Markstrom

    Top-tier goaltending prospect Jacob Markstrom could record his first NHL start on Monday or Tuesday.

  9. Evgeni Nabokov will start Saturday in his first NHL game since 2010

    Oct 15, 2011, 10:35 AM EDT

    Evgeni Nabokov

    Evgeni Nabokov will make his Islanders debut on Saturday against the New York Rangers.

  10. Michal Neuvirth isn’t likely to start or warm the bench Saturday

    Oct 15, 2011, 10:07 AM EDT

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    Michal Neuvirth

    The Capitals decision to call up Dany Sabourin probably means that Michal Neuvirth isn’t ready to backup Tomas Vokoun.

  11. Prolific AHL goal scorer will get his chance with Columbus

    Oct 15, 2011, 9:45 AM EDT

    Rick Nash, Anton Stralman, Jared Boll, Derek MacKenzie, Jan Hejda

    30-year-old Alexandre Giroux, who had 60 goals in 69 AHL games in 2008-09, is expected to play on the Blue Jackets’ second line on Saturday.

  12. The Ducks top two lines are scoreless after three games

    Oct 15, 2011, 9:15 AM EDT

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    Corey Perry

    George Parros’ one assist in enough to put him ahead of every member of the Ducks’ top two lines in the Art Ross Trophy race after three games.

  13. Are the Ottawa Senators really this bad?

    Oct 15, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Ottawa Senators v New Jersey Devils

    Most people felt that the Ottawa Senators were going to struggle this season. But after only a single week, their showing some strong signs of being #1 by year’s end… at the NHL Entry Draft.

  14. Jason Blake suffers “severe” cut in win against San Jose

    Oct 15, 2011, 2:47 AM EDT

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    San Jose Sharks v Anaheim Ducks

    Jason Blake suffered a gruesome cut to the left forearm and had to be sent to the hospital at the tail end of the Ducks 1-0 victory over the Sharks.

  15. Vancouver spa offers gift certificates for rioters’ confessions

    Oct 15, 2011, 2:05 AM EDT

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    Riot Breaks Out After Game In Vancouver

    A Vancouver spa is offering $50 gift certificates for any rioters who come forward, turn themselves in, and provide “proof of arrest.” There’s some pure comedy coming out of Vancouver…

  16. NHL schedule humor: Coyotes take on Jets in home opener

    Oct 15, 2011, 1:26 AM EDT

    Phoenix Coyotes v Detroit Red Wings - Game Two

    The new Jets will faceoff with the old Jets for a home-opener extravaganza on Saturday night. Someone must have a sense of humor in the league’s scheduling office….

  17. Short-handers and late power play goal lead Canes over Sabres

    Oct 14, 2011, 11:02 PM EDT

    Jeff Skinner, Joel Ward

    The Carolina Hurricanes started their 4-game road trip with an impressive win against the new-look Buffalo Sabres. Say it with me: special teams are important.

  18. Sharks and Ducks renew acquaintances in Anaheim

    Oct 14, 2011, 10:03 PM EDT

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    San Jose Sharks v Anaheim Ducks

    The Sharks and Ducks renew their rivalry after lengthy absences from the ice. Who needs a six-day rest before games at the beginning of the season? Apparently the Sharks and Ducks.

  19. Katz gives a little; will an arena deal get done in Edmonton?

    Oct 14, 2011, 9:05 PM EDT

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    2011 NHL Entry Draft - Round One

    Oilers owner Daryl Katz has been negotiating with Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel for a downtown arena. They have about two weeks to pound out a deal…

  20. Guy Boucher wants Lightning to avoid “sophomore psychology”

    Oct 14, 2011, 7:34 PM EDT

    Tampa Bay Lightning v Boston Bruins - Game Seven

    Guy Boucher isn’t happy with his team’s 1-2-1 start this season. While some coaches would work on X’s and O’s, Boucher thinks the problem is between the players’ ears.

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