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  1. Should Sidney Crosby break his silence?

    Aug 24, 2011, 11:48 AM EDT

    Sidney Crosby

    One Pittsburgh area writer believes that Sidney Crosby’s silence on his concussion recovery is “indefensible” and “inexplicable.”

  2. Vancouver should be careful with Ryan Kesler; hopes to be ready by opening night

    Aug 22, 2011, 4:09 PM EDT

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    Ryan Kesler

    Ryan Kesler is optimistic about making a quick recovery from hip surgery, but the Canucks should be careful with their crucial two-way center.

  3. Leafs assistant GM Dave Nonis optimistic about Luke Schenn and Matthew Lombardi

    Aug 18, 2011, 9:46 PM EDT

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    Tampa Bay Lightning v Toronto Maple Leafs

    Maple Leafs assistant GM Dave Nonis said that the team should agree to a new contract with Luke Schenn before training camp. Nonis also had a vague but optimistic report about Matthew Lombardi.

  4. Dan Bylsma hasn’t asked Sidney Crosby for health updates this summer

    Aug 17, 2011, 4:28 PM EDT

    Sidney Crosby, Dan Bylsma

    Dan Bylsma says that he hasn’t spoken to Sidney Crosby about how he’s been feeling this summer, but discussed the fact that he’ll have a plan if Crosby’s recovery period continues beyond training camp and the start of next season.

  5. Best news of the day? Jonas Hiller says he expects to be ready for training camp

    Aug 16, 2011, 3:04 PM EDT

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    Jonas Hiller

    Could Jonas Hiller’s vertigo issues be behind him? The Ducks goalie said that he expects to be able to attend training camp and be ready for the 2011-12 season. In fact, he even went as far as to set another All-Star nod as his goal.

  6. Daniel Alfredsson reportedly skated for first time since undergoing back surgery today

    Aug 16, 2011, 1:13 PM EDT

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    Ottawa Senators v Washington Capitals

    Bruce Garrioch reports that Daniel Alfredsson skated for the first time since undergoing back surgery today, which indicates that the captain’s rehab continues to stay on track.

  7. Report: Sidney Crosby might not be ready for the start of the 2011-12 season

    Aug 14, 2011, 2:46 PM EDT

    Sidney Crosby

    A report indicates that Sidney Crosby might miss the beginning of the 2011-12 season.

  8. Brian Burke says Leafs won’t rush Matthew Lombardi back into action

    Aug 12, 2011, 11:40 AM EDT

    Matthew Lombardi, Robert Lang, Ian Laperriere

    If you’re wondering if the Maple Leafs are anxious to get Matthew Lombardi on the ice after trading for him this off-season, Brian Burke has your answer: they’re taking a cautious approach with the center’s concussion issues.

  9. Francis Bouillon is working out again, but won’t be ready for some time

    Aug 11, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

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    Francis Bouillon, T. J. Oshie

    Francis Bouillon might still have a long way to go to recover from concussion issues, but the good news is that he’s working out again.

  10. Martin Erat looks forward to healthier 2011-12 season

    Aug 10, 2011, 9:00 PM EDT

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    Martin Erat, Alex Goligoski, Jamie Langenbrunner

    Reports indicate that Martin Erat is looking healthy after fighting back problems last season. That’s a big concern for Nashville, a team that needs every bit of offensive creativity they can get.

  11. Ducks GM discusses statuses of Teemu Selanne, Jonas Hiller

    Aug 8, 2011, 6:03 PM EDT

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    Teemu Selanne

    Ducks GM Bob Murray provided an update regarding Jonas Hiller and Teemu Selanne, although the details are more than a little vague.

  12. Chris Pronger expects to play a full season in 2011-12

    Aug 8, 2011, 4:38 PM EDT

    Chris Pronger

    Even though he’s far behind his normal off-season training schedule, Chris Pronger seems optimistic that the 2011-12 season will be a healthy one.

  13. Chris Pronger is ‘progressing nicely’ but could miss beginning of Flyers training camp

    Aug 6, 2011, 12:16 PM EDT

    prongerap

    It’s not shocking news but it might be a little unsettling for Flyers fans: Chris Pronger will likely miss at least the beginning of training camp.

  14. Peter Mueller’s recovery from concussion issues remains a mystery

    Jul 20, 2011, 6:25 PM EDT

    petermuellerap

    Concussions derailed Peter Mueller’s renaissance with Colorado in 2009-10 and kept him from playing a single game in 2010-11. So will he be back? The Avalanche are keeping him at arm’s length from the media.

  15. Your requisite Vancouver Canucks playoff injuries post

    Jun 16, 2011, 3:18 PM EDT

    injurycanucksap

    Here’s your requisite list of injuries – most of them confirmed, though not all – for the Vancouver Canucks now that the playoffs are over.

  16. Mason Raymond will miss Game 7, could be out several months with fractured vertebra

    Jun 14, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v Boston Bruins - Game Six

    Mason Raymond won’t just miss Game 7 after Johnny Boychuk caught him with an awkward hit in Game 6. A vertebra compression fracture will likely sideline him between three and six months overall.

  17. Ryan Kesler missed practice Sunday, but should play in Game 6 on Monday

    Jun 12, 2011, 7:54 PM EDT

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    Brad Marchand, Ryan Kesler

    Ryan Kesler missed today’s practice, fueling already building rumors that he’s been injured in the Stanley Cup finals. It seems like he will play in Game 6 either way, though.

  18. Dan Hamhuis is also a game-time decision for Canucks in Game 2

    Jun 4, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Boston Bruins v Vancouver Canucks - Game One

    Much like his inspiring teammate Manny Malhotra, Vancouver Canucks defenseman Dan Hamhuis has been listed as a game-time decision for Game 2 against the Boston Bruins. Unlike the increasingly likely (and undoubtedly inspiring) return of Malhotra, the general consensus isn’t very optimistic about the chances of Hamhuis actually playing, though. Hamhuis is a valuable defensive…

  19. Manny Malhotra takes part in morning skate, will be game-time decision for Game 2

    Jun 4, 2011, 3:07 PM EDT

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    Henrik Sedin, Raffi Torres, Alex Burrows, Jeff Tambellini

    It seems like the chances of Manny Malhotra returning for Game 2 are getting stronger. He upgraded himself from day-to-day to a game-time decision after the team’s morning skate.

  20. Report: Evgeni Malkin on the ‘fast track’ to recovery from knee surgery

    Jun 4, 2011, 2:45 PM EDT

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    Evgeni Malkin,  Tim Thomas

    With Sidney Crosby’s status still uncertain, the Penguins must be happy to hear that Evgeni Malkin is making progress in rehabbing his injured knee.

  21. Vancouver Canucks officially confirm Manny Malhotra is cleared to play, listed as day-to-day

    May 28, 2011, 4:10 PM EDT

    Manny Malhotra

    The Canucks officially cleared Manny Malhotra to play, listing him as day-to-day. The possibility of him completing his improbable comeback in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals increased substantially, so the question is: how much of a difference could he make?

  22. Your requisite San Jose Sharks playoff injuries post

    May 26, 2011, 4:51 PM EDT

    Joe Thornton, Dany Heatley

    With the Sharks out of the playoffs, we now know the injuries that Joe Thornton, Dany Heatley, Ryane Clowe and Jason Demers dealt with. Win or lose, it validates the impression that hockey players are tough.

  23. Joe Thornton will be in the Sharks lineup in Game 5, but he can’t win it alone

    May 24, 2011, 5:23 PM EDT

    Vancouver Canucks v San Jose Sharks - Game Four

    Even with Joe Thornton in the lineup for Game 5, it’s clear that other Sharks players must step up to keep their hopes alive.

  24. Keith Ballard and Andrew Alberts are likely replacements for Christian Ehrhoff, Aaron Rome

    May 22, 2011, 1:22 PM EDT

    Jordin Tootoo, Keith Ballard

    With Christian Ehrhoff and Aaron Rome likely out of the Canucks lineup, Vancouver will likely turn to Keith Ballard and Andrew Alberts. Will the Ballard trade finally be worth it after a disappointing season?

  25. Report: Mikael Samuelsson won’t travel with Canucks for rest of series vs. Sharks

    May 18, 2011, 2:14 PM EDT

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    Mikael Samuelsson

    It sounds like the Canucks will be without winger Mikael Samuelsson for the rest of their series against the Sharks.

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