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  1. Chris Pronger practices for first time since breaking his foot; no timetable for his return

    Jan 14, 2011, 3:03 PM EDT

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    Chris Pronger’s first practice since breaking his foot seemed positive, but there’s no timetable for his return.

  2. Banged-up Blues defense goes into tonight’s game vs. Kings far from 100 pecent

    Jan 13, 2011, 10:16 PM EDT

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    Eric Brewer will tough out some injuries to help the Blues avoid dressing only five defensemen, but there’s no getting around the fact that St. Louis is banged up on the blueline.

  3. Islanders power forward Kyle Okposo skates in first full team practice of season

    Jan 12, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

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    The Islanders still say that he’s far away from appearing in his first game of the season, but forward Kyle Okposo played in a full team practice for the first time this season this morning.

  4. Chris Pronger expected to practice with Flyers on Friday, could be back by next week

    Jan 12, 2011, 5:26 PM EDT

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    Good news for the Flyers and bad news for every other team in the NHL: Chris Pronger could be back on the ice as soon as next week. Reports indicate that Matt Walker is getting healthier, too, so the team could get much bigger and meaner in a matter of weeks.

  5. Detroit places Pavel Datsyuk on injured reserve to make room for goalie Joey MacDonald

    Jan 10, 2011, 3:43 PM EDT

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    The Red Wings placed Pavel Datsyuk on the IR to make room for minor league goalie Joey MacDonald.

  6. Report: Alexander Semin won’t make this week’s Florida trip

    Jan 10, 2011, 1:21 PM EDT

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    Capitals coach Bruce Boudreau announced that Alexander Semin won’t make the team’s trip to Florida this week, meaning he’s expected to miss games against the Panthers on Tuesday and a big one against the Lightning on Wednesday.

  7. Report: Brad Stuart’s broken jaw won’t require surgery, will sideline him for 6-8 weeks

    Jan 8, 2011, 1:04 PM EDT

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    Tough news for the Detroit Red Wings: Brad Stuart’s broken jaw will force him to miss 6-8 weeks, even though surgery won’t be required. Should the league suspend Tom Kostopoulos for the hit?

  8. Dan Bylsma denies putting Sidney Crosby on the ice with knowledge of concussion symptoms

    Jan 8, 2011, 12:28 PM EDT

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    Dan Bylsma addressed the speculation that the Penguins mishandled Sidney Crosby’s concussion issues today.

  9. Struggling Kings welcome back Willie Mitchell, Alexei Ponikarovsky for Saturday’s game

    Jan 7, 2011, 9:40 PM EDT

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    The disappointing Los Angeles Kings will bolster their struggling lineup with the return of Willie Mitchell and Alexei Ponikarovsky tomorrow night.

  10. Banged-up Gilbert Brule ruled out for Oilers’ game vs. Canucks tonight

    Jan 7, 2011, 9:21 PM EDT

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    A bruised chest/abdomen will keep Gilbert Brule out of tonight’s Oilers-Canucks game. Kurtis Foster will be back in Edmonton’s lineup, though.

  11. Ryan Getzlaf placed on IR with multiple sinus fractures

    Dec 30, 2010, 5:47 PM EDT

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    Tough news for the Anaheim Ducks: Ryan Getzlaf was placed on the injured reserve with multiple sinus fractures after a puck hit him in the face. Yes, that sounds very painful.

  12. Thrashers place big center Nik Antropov on injured reserve

    Dec 30, 2010, 4:31 PM EDT

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    The Thrashers placed big center Nik Antropov on the injured reserve and recalled Tim Stapleton to take his place.

  13. Sharks injury update: Heatley, Pavelski might miss game against Wild

    Dec 29, 2010, 1:55 PM EDT

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    Joe Pavelski is almost definitely out while Dany Heatley might not play in the Sharks’ game tonight against the Wild.

  14. Ales Hemsky will be back for Oilers vs. Sabres tonight

    Dec 28, 2010, 8:51 PM EDT

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    After a 10-game absence, the Oilers expect to have Ales Hemsky back in the lineup tonight against the Sabres.

  15. Jordan Staal practices, ‘didn’t rule out’ return by Winter Classic

    Dec 26, 2010, 2:34 PM EDT

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    It might not be much more than dreaming big, but after returning to practice today, Jordan Staal isn’t ruling out the possibility that he might be able to play in the Winter Classic on Saturday.

  16. Marian Hossa, Viktor Stalberg back in Chicago’s lineup; Corey Crawford out with flu

    Dec 26, 2010, 1:56 PM EDT

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    While Corey Crawford won’t be able to go for Chicago, the team will finally re-gain the services of Marian Hossa and Viktor Stalberg tonight. Patrick Kane won’t make the game, though.

  17. Derek Roy leaves Buffalo-Florida game with leg injury (Updated)

    Dec 23, 2010, 11:15 PM EDT

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    It’s not clear how long Derek Roy will be injured, but the underrated center left the Sabres’ game against the Panthers tonight and coach Lindy Ruff said it looked serious.

  18. John Tortorella thinks Marian Gaborik will be back by Monday

    Dec 23, 2010, 7:45 PM EDT

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    Marian Gaborik is dealing with a groin injury that has him sidelined for tonight’s game, but Rangers coach John Tortorella thinks he’ll be back by Monday.

  19. Injury updates: Cam Ward’s better, Matt Bradley out 2-4 weeks, Patrick Kaleta day-to-day

    Dec 23, 2010, 7:00 AM EDT

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    Here are some injury updates regarding Cam Ward, Patrick Kaleta and Matt Bradley.

  20. As Marian Gaborik fights more groin problems, Rangers call up Mats Zuccarello

    Dec 22, 2010, 11:01 PM EDT

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    Out goes Marian Gaborik, in comes “The Norwegian Hobbit Wizard” Mats Zuccarello. Read all about that plus updates on Matt Gilroy, Mike del Zotto and Vinny Prospal in this post.

  21. Report: Sami Salo probably won’t return until February

    Dec 22, 2010, 9:00 PM EDT

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    The Canucks won’t have to make any tough decisions until around February as the team moved Sami Salo’s return date back about a month or so.

  22. Marco Sturm set to make Kings debut tonight

    Dec 21, 2010, 9:07 PM EDT

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    The Kings plan on easing him to the lineup with a “fourth line role” but the news is good all the same: Marco Sturm is expected to make his debut with L.A. tonight.

  23. Alexander Semin is a ‘game-time decision’ for tonight’s game against NJ Devils

    Dec 21, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Capitals forwards Alexander Semin and Matt Hendricks might miss tonight’s game against the Devils, as they are game-time decisions.

  24. Tampa Bay expects Mike Smith to miss about 2 weeks with ‘minor’ knee injury

    Dec 21, 2010, 12:45 AM EDT

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    The Lightning claim that Mike Smith’s left knee injury is a minor one that will keep him out about two weeks.

  25. Islanders news: Matt Martin suspended for 2 games, Kyle Okposo practices in full gear

    Dec 20, 2010, 6:45 PM EDT

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    The good news: Kyle Okposo practiced in full gear today. The bad news: Matthew Martin was suspended for two games. The worst news: the Islanders are still the Islanders.

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