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Kings Place Jeff Zatkoff On IR With Groin Injury

Oct 23, 2016 11:29 AM

Jeff Zatkoff has been placed on injured reserve by the Los Angeles Kings.

Zatkoff had just stepped into the starting role after Jonathan Quick was injured.

Zatkoff had to be helped off the ice after getting hurt several hours before the Kings' home game against Vancouver. 

Peter Budaj and Jack Campbell will assume goalie duties for the Kings.


Tags: Los Angeles Kings, Injury

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Devils Dedicate Statue To Martin Brodeur

Oct 23, 2016 11:26 AM

The New Jersey Devils have dedicated a statue outside Prudential Arena to longtime goaltender Martin Brodeur.

The 44-year-old Brodeur was honored prior to the Devils' game against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.

Brodeur led the Devils to three Stanley Cups and set NHL records for games played (1,266), wins (691) and shutouts (125). The 10-time All-Star won the Vezina Trophy four times during his 21 seasons with the Devils, and he was a two-time Olympic gold medalist.


Tags: New Jersey Devils

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Jaromir Jagr Joins 750-Goal Club

Oct 21, 2016 1:22 AM

Jaromir Jagr became the third player to join the NHL's 750-goal club when he scored Thursday night in the Panthers' 4-2 loss to the Capitals.

Jagr's power-play goal tied the game at 2 with 5:50 remaining in the second. Jagr took a pass in the slot from Aleksander Barkov, who was behind the goal line, and beat Braden Holtby.

Jagr trails only Wayne Gretzky (894) and Gordie Howe (801) in career goals.

Tags: Florida Panthers, New York Rangers, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Pens Sign Matt Murray To Three-Year Extension

Oct 20, 2016 8:27 PM

Matt Murray's breakout performance in last year's Stanley Cup playoffs earned the Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender a hefty raise.

Murray, 22, and the team agreed to a three-year extension that will pay Murray $3.75 million per season, beginning next season.

Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Misc Rumor, Signing, Terms Agreement

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Jonathan Quick Expected To Miss Three Months

Oct 20, 2016 8:24 PM

Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick is now expected to miss about three months after undergoing a nonsurgical procedure to improve a groin injury he suffered in the season opener.

Kings general manager Dean Lombardi listed the timeline for Quick after the procedure was performed Tuesday, according to the team.

Quick was injured in the first period Oct. 12 and placed on injured reserve Oct. 13.

Tags: Los Angeles Kings, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Marian Hossa Scores 500th Career Goal

Oct 19, 2016 1:38 AM

Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa became the 44th NHL player to reach 500 career goals in Tuesday night's 7-4 win over the Flyers.

"Obviously doing it at home in front of our fans, in Game 4 [of the season], I couldn't be happier," Hossa said. "Especially, you know, the guys ended up winning this game; it feels great."

Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Philadelphia Flyers, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Jackets Suspend Gregory Campbell For Not Reporting To Minors

Oct 16, 2016 9:26 PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets have suspended center Gregory Campbell for failing to report to Cleveland (AHL).

The Jackets waived Campbell last week after they could not work out a trade for the veteran center. When he went unclaimed, he was assigned to the AHL.

But his agent said Campbell, 32, chose not to report rather than take a roster spot from a younger player.

Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets, Misc Rumor, Waiver

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Ducks Sign Rickard Rakell To Six-Year Extension

Oct 15, 2016 6:30 PM

The Ducks have announced that the club has signed forward Rickard Rakell to a six-year contract extension through the 2021-22 NHL season. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Rakell, 23, has collected 29-49=78 points in 165 career NHL games with the Ducks. The center led the team in game-winning goals (7) and overtime goals (2) while setting career highs in goals (20), assists (23), points (20-23=43) and games played (71) last season. Rakell also ranked tied for third amongst Ducks players in goals (20) and fourth amongst Ducks players in scoring (43).

Press Release

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Evander Kane Out Weeks With Broken Ribs

Oct 15, 2016 6:13 PM

Buffalo Sabres first-line winger Evander Kane suffered three cracked ribs after crashing into the end boards during Thursday night's game, according to coach Dan Bylsma.

As for how much time Kane will miss, Bylsma said, "We're looking at weeks."

"Evander has three cracked ribs and we're looking at weeks," Bylsma said Friday after practice.

Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Kings Place Goalie Jonathan Quick On IR

Oct 14, 2016 10:41 AM

The Los Angeles Kings placed Jonathan Quick on injured reserve Thursday after the goalie got hurt in the first period of their season opener.

Quick incurred an unspecified lower-body injury during Los Angeles' opener at San Jose while making a fairly ordinary stretch to stop a scoring chance by Joe Pavelski. Quick was replaced by new backup Jeff Zatkoff for the final two periods of the Kings' 2-1 loss.

The club described Quick's absence as "week-to-week."

Tags: Los Angeles Kings, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Co-Owners Plan To Keep Penguins
The Penguins are no longer for sale, but could possibly add minority investors.

Leafs' Auston Matthews Scores Four Goals In NHL Debut
The Senators defeated the Maple Leafs in the NHL season opener 5-4 in overtime.

Sabres Re-Sign Rasmus Ristolainen To Six-Year Deal
Rasmus Ristolainen will receive an annual average salary of $5.4M.

Devils Claim Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau Off Waivers From Isles
The Devils also placed defenseman Seth Helgeson on waivers Tuesday.

Lightning Re-Sign Nikita Kucherov To Three-Year Contract
Nikita Kucherov scored 30 goals for the Lightning last season.

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Flames Re-Sign Johnny Gaudreau To Six-Year Deal
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Sidney Crosby Suffers Another Concussion
Penguins star Sidney Crosby suffered the injury last Friday at practice.

Oilers Trade Nail Yakupov To Blues For Prospect, Draft Pick
Nail Yakupov has scored 50 goals in 252 NHL games and has never scored more than 17 in a single season.

Lightning To Retire Martin St. Louis' #26
Martin St. Louis becomes the first player in the history of the Lightning franchise to have his jersey retired.

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Kings Place Marian Gaborik On IR With Broken Foot
Marian Gaborik will be out of the Kings' lineup until late November.

Dan Boyle Retires After 17-Year NHL Career
Dan Boyle retired from the NHL on Wednesday at SAP Center in San Jose, where he played six seasons with the Sharks.

Connor McDavid Named Youngest NHL Captain Ever
The Oilers have made Connor McDavid, 19, the youngest captain in NHL history.

Las Vegas NHL Team Names Kerry Bubolz Team President
Kerry Bubolz spent 13 seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Quicken Loans Arena as president of business operations.

Predators Extend Peter Laviolette's Contract
The Predators have extended head coach Peter Laviolette's contract through the 2020-21 season.

Nikita Kucherov Holding Out
Lightning leading scorer Nikita Kucherov will not report to training camp until he signs a new deal.

Canada Rallies To Win World Cup Title
Brad Marchand scored the winning goal to lead Canada to a 2-1 win over Team Europe on Thursday night.

Isles, Dennis Seidenberg Agree To One-Year, $1M Deal
This summer, the Bruins bought out the final two years of Dennis Seidenberg's contract.

Canada Beats Team Europe To Take Game 1 Of World Cup
Game 2 in the best-of-three series will be played on Thursday night.

Marian Gaborik Out Eight Weeks With Foot Injury
Marian Gaborik will miss the World Cup Finals and the first part of the NHL season.

Bruins Sign Brad Marchand To Eight-Year, $49M Extension
Brad Marchand, 28, played in 77 games last season, scoring 37 goals with 24 assists.