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Ottawa Senators Name DJ Smith Head Coach

View the original article on Last Word On Hockey: Ottawa Senators Name DJ Smith Head Coach QUEBEC CITY, QC – MAY 31: Head coach DJ Smith of the Oshawa Generals looks on during the 2015 Memorial Cup Championship against the Kelowna Rockets at the Pepsi Coliseum on May 31, 2015 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The Oshawa Generals defeated the Kelowna Rockets 2-1 in overtime to become the 2015 Memorial Cup Champions. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) The Ottawa Senators have named  DJ Smith as the team’s new head coach. It is a three-year deal and financials of the...

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St .Louis Blues Vince Dunn Day-to-Day

DETROIT, MICHIGAN – NOVEMBER 28: Vince Dunn #29 of the St. Louis Blues skates against the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena on November 28, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. Detroit won the game 4-3. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) The St. Louis Blues announced that defenseman Vince Dunn is considered day-to-day with an upper-body injury. Head coach Craig Berube made the announcement on Thursday morning. Craig Berube says Vince Dunn is day-to-day. #stlblues — St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) May 16, 2019 Dunn took a shot of his face in the first period of Game 3 vs the San...

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Erik Johnson of the Colorado Avalanche has Surgery

DENVER, CO – DECEMBER 01: Colorado Avalanche defenseman, Erik Johnson (6) takes a shot during a regular season NHL game between the Colorado Avalanche and the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets on December 1, 2016, at the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO. (Photo by Russell Lansford/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Colorado Avalanche announced that defenseman Erik Johnson had successful shoulder surgery earlier this week. It is unclear if he will be ready for the beginning of the regular season. Erik Johnson had surgery this week on his right shoulder. He was playing hurt in the playoffs — Adrian Dater...

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Report: Ralph Krueger To Coach Buffalo Sabres

TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 16: Head coach of Team Europe Ralph Krueger gives instructions during practice at the World Cup of Hockey 2016 at Air Canada Centre on September 16, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) According to Elliotte Freidman and Bob McKenzie of TSN, the Buffalo Sabres are expected to hire Ralph Krueger as their next head coach. As @FriedgeHNIC first suggested/speculated, Ralph Krueger will indeed be named the next head coach in BUF. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) May 15, 2019 Krueger’s previous role as a head coach came with the Edmonton Oilers during...

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Los Angeles Kings Sign Nikolai Prokhorkin

GANGNEUNG, SOUTH KOREA – FEBRUARY 25, 2018: Gold medalists, Olympic Athletes from Russia Bogdan Kiselevich, Ilya Kovalchuk, and Nikolai Prokhorkin (L-R) pose at a victory ceremony for the men’s ice hockey event at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, at Gangneung Hockey Centre. The Olympic Athletes from Russia won 4-3 in overtime. TASS (Photo by TASSTASS via Getty Images) The Los Angeles Kings have signed free agent center Nikolai Prokhorkin to a one-year entry-level contract. This contract carries him through the 2019-20 season. After posting 41 points in 41 games last season with SKA St. Petersburg in the KHL, Nikolai...

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Buffalo Sabres Lawrence Pilut Out Five Months

OTTAWA, ON – MARCH 26: Buffalo Sabres Defenceman Lawrence Pilut (24) skates off the ice after National Hockey League action between the Buffalo Sabres and Ottawa Senators on March 26, 2019, at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON, Canada. (Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Buffalo Sabres announced that defenseman Lawrence Pilut has undergone successful shoulder surgery and will miss the next five to six months. Lawrence Pilut (@LPilut) has undergone successful shoulder surgery. The procedure has an estimated recovery time of five to six months. — Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) May 13, 2019 Pilut split...

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St. Louis Blues Carl Gunnarsson Out With A Lower-Body Injury

SAN JOSE, CA – MARCH 08: Carl Gunnarsson #4 of the St. Louis Blues skates with the puck against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on March 8, 2018 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Rocky W. Widner/NHL/Getty Images) The St.Louis Blues announced that defenceman Carl Gunnarsson will miss Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals with a lower-body injury. Berube says Gunnarsson (lower-body injury) won’t play tonight. Robert Bortuzzo is in. https://t.co/l0tXlp4cwK #stlblues — St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) May 11, 2019 There is no indication of how Gunnarsson suffered the injury. The Blues last played on Tuesday...

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Report: Ken Holland Expected to be Named GM of Edmonton Oilers

PITTSBURGH, PA – JUNE 23: Detroit Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland (L) and Detroit Red Wings Senior Vice President Jim Devellano speak during day two of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 23, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, Ken Holland is expected to be named the general manager of the Edmonton Oilers. Holland is expected to make $25 million over the course of his five-year contract with Edmonton. The paperwork still has to get done. Provided all of that is managed today, expect the Oilers...

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Petr Mrazek and Trevor van Riemsdyk Leave Game 2 for Carolina Hurricanes

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 28: Petr Mrazek #34 of the Carolina Hurricanes makes the second period save on Leo Komarov #47 of the New York Islanders in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Barclays Center on April 28, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The Carolina Hurricanes announced that goaltender Petr Mrazek (lower-body) and defencemen Trevor van Riemsdyk (upper-body injury) will not return to Game 2. #Hurricanes defenceman Trevor van Riemsdyk and goaltender Petr Mrazek have both been forced out...

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Boston Bruins David Krejci Day To Day

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 25: David Krejci #46 of the Boston Bruins shoots the puck in tech first period of a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game One of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 25, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) Boston Bruins Head Coach Bruce Cassidy said center David Krejci is day to day with an undisclosed injury. He is a game-time decision for game 2 tomorrow night. Cassidy said Krejci is day-to-day. — Joe McDonald (@JoeyMacHockey) April 26, 2019 Krejci...

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Jordan Weal Signs With the Montreal Canadiens

UNIONDALE, NEW YORK – MARCH 14: Jordan Weal #43 of the Montreal Canadiens skates against the New York Islanders at NYCB Live’s Nassau Coliseum on March 14, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Canadiens 2-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The Montreal Canadiens have re-signed winger Jordan Weal to a 2-year contract. The contract is worth $2.8 million, or $ 1.4 million per season. $1.4M AAV https://t.co/4DlrhN1PYm — Eric Engels (@EricEngels) April 26, 2019 Over his four-year career, Jordan Weal has bounced around the league. He has played with the Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings, Arizona Coyotes, and Montreal...

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Toronto Maple Leafs Zach Hyman To Undergo ACL Surgery

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – APRIL 19: Marcus Johansson #90 of the Boston Bruins defends Zach Hyman #11 of the Toronto Maple Leafs during the second period of Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on April 19, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) The Toronto Maple Leafs announced on Thursday that forward Zach Hyman will undergo surgery on Monday to repair a torn ACL. He is expected to miss at least six months. The @MapleLeafs announced today that forward Zach Hyman will undergo surgery Monday, April 29...

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Montreal Canadiens Sign Nate Thompson

MONTREAL, QC – MARCH 16: Nate Thompson #21 of the Montreal Canadiens skates against the Chicago Blackhawks during the NHL game at the Bell Centre on March 16, 2019 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Montreal Canadiens 2-0. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) The Montreal Canadiens have signed center Nate Thompson to a one-year deal worth $1 million. This contract carries him through the 2019-20 season. Nate Thompson Staying In Montreal Over his 12-year NHL career, Thompson has played for the Tampa Bay Lightning, Anaheim Ducks, New York Islanders, Los Angeles Kings, Boston Bruins, Ottawa Senators, and...

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