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  1. Canucks injury updates for Ryan Kesler, Dan Hamhuis and Manny Malhotra

    Sep 17, 2011, 12:58 PM EDT

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    Ryan Kesler could be back as late as November while Dan Hamhuis and Manny Malhotra are expected to miss a big chunk of the preseason. Meanwhile, the Canucks don’t seem fazed by Christian Ehrhoff’s departure.

  2. Reports: Capitals D Tom Poti fails physical, will likely be placed on long-term injured reserve

    Sep 17, 2011, 11:57 AM EDT

    Tom Poti

    Tom Poti failed a physical today, which means he’ll likely go on the long-term injured reserve. That’s sad news for the defenseman, but it provides salary cap relief for the Capitals.

  3. More Lokomotiv tributes: Philip McRae gives up 38 in ode to former Blues, Avalanche players react

    Sep 17, 2011, 11:32 AM EDT

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    Blues forward Philip McCrae will switch from number 38 next season in honor of former St. Louis players Pavol Demitra and Igor Korolev. Meanwhile, Semyon Varlamov, Paul Stastny and Milan Hejduk reflect on the losses.

  4. Pavel Datsyuk will wear number 24 during the preseason to honor former teammate Ruslan Salei

    Sep 17, 2011, 10:51 AM EDT

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    On the same day that the team will travel to mourn fallen former assistant coach Bruce McCrimmon, the Red Wings announced that Pavel Datsyuk will switch to number 24 for training camp and the preseason to honor Ruslan Salei.

  5. NHL 12 review roundup: Is it the best game yet or has the series reached a plateau?

    Sep 17, 2011, 9:30 AM EDT

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    It’s been a few days since NHL 12 came out, so here’s a roundup of critical responses to EA Sports’ newest hockey video game.

  6. PHT Exclusive: Coyotes GM Don Maloney reflects on the offseason

    Sep 17, 2011, 8:30 AM EDT

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    2011 NHL Entry Draft - Rounds 2-7

    Coyotes GM Don Maloney talks to PHT about the offseason, new acquisitions, and insultingly low expectations from the experts.

  7. Kid Kadri looks to crack the Leafs lineup this season

    Sep 17, 2011, 1:10 AM EDT

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    Toronto Maple Leafs v New Jersey Devils

    Former first round pick Nazem Kadri hopes he can find a permanent spot on the Leafs roster this season. He better make a good first impression… because the Leafs aren’t wasting any time this preseason.

  8. Is this Martin Brodeur’s final season?

    Sep 16, 2011, 10:34 PM EDT

    Montreal Canadiens v New Jersey Devils

    38-year-old Martin Brodeur is entering the final year of his contract. Is this going to be his last season before retirement? He’s given it some thought…

  9. Mike Fisher slowly recovering from offseason surgery, could be in doubt for season opener

    Sep 16, 2011, 8:46 PM EDT

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    Nashville Predators v Vancouver Canucks - Game One

    A slow recovery for Predators’ center Mike Fisher from offseason shoulder surgery could mean he’d miss the opening of the 2011-12 season.

  10. Jets have no problems with Byfuglien’s conditioning

    Sep 16, 2011, 7:21 PM EDT

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    Dustin Byfuglien, Nik Antropov

    Not surprisingly, Dustin Byfuglien was faced with plenty of questions about his weight at the first day of Winnipeg’s training camp. But he, nor anyone else on the team, seem to think it will be a problem.

  11. Coyotes GM Don Maloney on Kyle Turris’ contract demands: “It’s illogical”

    Sep 16, 2011, 5:53 PM EDT

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    Kyle Turris wants a lot of money from the Phoenix Coyotes and Coyotes GM Don Maloney doesn’t understand where he’s coming from.

  12. Meet the new boss: Flyers name Chris Pronger team captain

    Sep 16, 2011, 4:26 PM EDT

    Chris Pronger

    Hang on to your seats for a huge surprise: Chris Pronger was named the new captain of the Flyers today. Wait, that’s not a surprise at all.

  13. Lombardi: Drew Doughty’s contract offer drops nearly $25,000 each day he isn’t signed

    Sep 16, 2011, 3:48 PM EDT

    Dallas Stars v Los Angeles Kings

    Dean Lombardi’s last contract offer to Drew Doughty is like a clock. Each day that Doughty isn’t signed, the offer drops by $25,000. Time is money after all.

  14. Patrick Kane heads into training camp with “no limitations” on repaired wrist

    Sep 16, 2011, 2:44 PM EDT

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    Patrick Kane’s surgically repaired wrist will be an issue in training camp for the Blackhawks, but he kicks off camp with no limitations on using it.

  15. Patrik Elias doesn’t want to be Devils captain; Is it time for Zach Parise?

    Sep 16, 2011, 12:07 PM EDT

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    Patrik Elias doesn’t want to be Devils captain again. Well if not him… Is it time for Zach Parise?

  16. Baby steps: Sidney Crosby cleared to practice without contact

    Sep 16, 2011, 10:55 AM EDT

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    It’s a small step, but a big one nonetheless for Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby as he’s been cleared to practice without contact.

  17. Blues playoff chances will hinge on Jaroslav Halak

    Sep 16, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Minnesota Wild v St. Louis Blues

    It’s been a year since the blockbuster trade that sent Jaroslav Halak to the St Louis Blues. If the Blues want to get to the postseason this year, they’re going to need him to step up his game.

  18. Leafs lock-up Luke Schenn for 5 years

    Sep 16, 2011, 2:37 AM EDT

    Toronto Maple Leafs v New Jersey Devils

    Leafs fans rejoice! Toronto signs their young defenseman to a 5-year deal for approximately $3.5 million per season.

  19. Kings camp to open on Friday, without Doughty

    Sep 16, 2011, 1:37 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Kings v Detroit Red Wings

    The one thing that Kings fans have been dreading all offseason has become a reality: Drew Doughty will hold out as he continues to negotiate a new deal.

  20. Last minute deal: Josh Bailey signs two-year deal for $2.1 million

    Sep 16, 2011, 12:28 AM EDT

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    Only hours from owner Charles Wang’s deadline, the New York Islanders and restricted free agent Josh Bailey reached an agreement on a two-year deal.

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