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Tuukka Rask Expects To Be Ready For Start Of Game

Aug 14, 2017 5:54 PM

Tuukka Rask said Monday he'll be ready for training camp after having groin surgery on May 9.

"I'm 100 percent [certain]," Rask said before teeing off at the Seventh Annual Putts and Punches Golf Tournament to benefit the Shawn Thornton Foundation at Ferncroft Country Club.

Rask, 30, said the rehabilitation process was relatively easy and that he feels "normal" three months after the surgery.

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Kyle Okposo To Play Summer League Game

Jul 20, 2017 12:44 AM

Sabres forward Kyle Okposo is set to play in a summer league game, his next step while recovering from an undisclosed illness that placed his hockey future in question in March.

"Da Beauty League" announced on its Twitter account that Okposo will make his debut Wednesday night.

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Nolan Patrick Had Second Abdominal Surgery Before Draft

Jul 1, 2017 1:15 AM

Flyers No. 2 overall pick Nolan Patrick had a second abdominal surgery prior to being drafted and is expected to return to full activity in four to six weeks.

General manager Ron Hextall announced the surgery Friday, a week after the Flyers selected Patrick in the draft. Patrick missed three months last season with a similar injury.

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Blues Lose Patrik Berglund Until December

Jun 29, 2017 1:35 AM

Blues center Patrik Berglund is expected to be out until December after having surgery to repair a dislocated left shoulder.

The Blues said Berglund was injured during an offseason conditioning program in Sweden and flew to St. Louis for Tuesday's procedure. The team called it a successful surgery.

Berglund scored a career-high 23 goals and finished with 34 points in 2016-17, adding four assists in 11 playoff games.

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Ryan Kesler To Miss Three Months After Hip Surgery

Jun 17, 2017 7:39 PM

Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler has undergone hip surgery that will keep the Selke Trophy finalist away from full hockey activity for 12 weeks.

The 32-year-old Kesler had surgery last week, the Ducks announced Saturday.

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Ducks Waive Simon Despres

Jun 17, 2017 12:38 AM

The Anaheim Ducks are parting ways with defenseman Simon Despres, whose once-promising career has been curtailed by serious concussion issues.

The Ducks placed Despres on waivers Friday. General manager Bob Murray indicated the club will buy out the remainder of his $18.5 million contract.

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Derick Brassard Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

Jun 7, 2017 2:21 AM

Senators center Derick Brassard has undergone surgery for a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

Senators GM Pierre Dorion said in a statement that the surgery, performed Tuesday in Cleveland, went as planned, and Brassard will begin a rehabilitation program immediately.

Dorion said that the expected recovery period is four to five months and he is hopeful Brassard will be ready for the start of the regular season.

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Tobias Rieder Undergoes Successful Ankle Surgery

May 28, 2017 10:29 AM

Tobias Rieder had successful surgery on his ankle and should be ready for the 2017-18 season, the team announced Saturday.

The team said Rieder will need eight to 12 weeks to recover from the procedure.

Rieder suffered the injury playing for Germany in the world championships earlier this month.

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Predators' Aberg Scores Go-Ahead Goal, Then Evaluated For Concussion

May 21, 2017 1:20 AM

Nashville left wing Pontus Aberg had to leave Saturday night's 3-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks to be evaluated for a concussion minutes after he scored the goal that gave the Predators a 2-1 lead in the third period.

Aberg fell face-first to the ice with 11:24 to play in the third period but stayed in the game. After he scored his first career playoff goal, the NHL concussion spotter asked him to go into the locker room for further tests.

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Sharks' Joel Ward Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

May 20, 2017 12:58 AM

Sharks forward Joel Ward had surgery on his injured right shoulder and is expected to be completely healed for the start of next season.

Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said Friday that Ward had dealt with a minor shoulder injury during the season and recently opted for surgery instead of rehab.

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Predators Lose Ryan Johansen For Rest Of Playoffs
Ryan Johansen suffered a left thigh injury in Game 4 on Thursday night.

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Andrej Sekera Out Six To Nine Months With Torn ACL
Oilers defenseman Andrej Sekera is scheduled for surgery this Thursday.

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Ovechkin Played With Injury During Playoffs
Russian hockey officials said that Alex Ovechkin would not be able to play at the world championships because of the lower-body injury.

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John Tavares Underwent Hand Surgery
Islanders star captain John Tavares had surgery on his right hand and should recover in time for next season.

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Oilers Lose Andrej Sekera For The Remainder Of Series
Andrej Sekera suffered an undisclosed injury from a hit by Ryan Getzlaf.

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Crosby Returns, But Capitals Beat Penguins In Game 5
Sidney Crosby passed his concussion test and returned to the Penguins' line-up on Saturday night.

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Sidney Crosby Participates In Full Practice
Four days after suffering a concussion, Sidney Crosby was back on the ice with teammates on Friday.

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Jason Zucker Undergoes Surgery
Wild left winger Jason Zucker's surgery went well repairing a muscle in his midsection.

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Sidney Crosby To Miss Game 4 With Concussion
Penguins star captain Sidney Crosby has a history of concussions and missed the first six games of this season because of a concussion.

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Joe Thornton Has Knee Surgery Before Free Agency
Joe Thornton heads into free agency after spending nearly 12 seasons with the Sharks.

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Paul Stastny Skates, Listed Day-To-Day
Blues forward Paul Stastny skated for the first time in a month on Tuesday.

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Bruins Prepare For Playoffs Without Krug, Carlo
Brandon Carlo suffered an upper-body injury during Saturday's loss to the Capitals.

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Cam Fowler Could Miss Two To Six Weeks
Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler is suffering from a right leg injury.

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Kris Letang Out Four To Six Months
Penguins star defenseman Kris Letang will have surgery for a herniated disc in his neck.

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Zach Parise Out Three Weeks With Eye Injury
Bruce Boudreau said Zach Parise came away from the scary collision with his vision intact and perhaps on track to return next week.

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Panthers Coach Regrets Rushing Ekblad Back To Lineup
Aaron Ekblad is now dealing with a sore neck and will not join the Panthers for their four-game road trip.

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Stamkos: 'When I'm 100 Percent, I'll Be Back'
Steven Stamkos has been out since having right knee surgery on November 17.

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Hawks Lose Artem Anisimov For Three To Four Weeks
Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov has a lower-body injury that will likely sideline him for the rest of the regular season.

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Jackets Lose Ryan Murray For Four To Six Weeks
Ryan Murray suffered a broken right hand in a game against the Sabres on Saturday.

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Henrik Lundqvist Sidelined Two To Three Weeks
Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist is suffering from a lower-body injury.

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