Jim Hughson, lead NHL announcer for Sportsnet in Canada, apologized on Wednesday for his comments two weeks ago that made light of Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews' disorderly conduct charge.
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Red Wings senior vice president Jim Devellano has had surgery to remove a noncancerous brain tumor.
The surgery was Monday, and the Red Wings said it was successful. The team said Devellano is resting comfortably in a hospital and is expected to have a full and speedy recovery.
The 76-year-old executive is in his 38th season with the franchise and 53rd in the NHL.
The Los Angeles Kings aren't taking any chances with the Taylor Swift "curse."
After winning the Stanley Cup in 2012 and 2014, the Kings haven't gotten out of the first round of the playoffs since a banner commemorating Swift's sellout streak at Staples Center was raised in August 2015. Swift might sing "Don't Blame Me," but Kings fans do.
The team is trying to shake it off by covering the banner with black cloth, leaving a blank space in the rafters.
Lee Stempniak has retired from the NHL after playing for 10 teams in 14 seasons.
The 36-year-old winger announced his decision Tuesday through the players' union. He says he is "extremely grateful to have lived my dream every day throughout my career."