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Anaheim Ducks Re-Sign Forward Nick Ritchie

SAN JOSE, CA – APRIL 18: Anaheim Ducks left wing Nick Ritchie (37) controls the puck as he brings it up ice in the second period during game four of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs between the San Jose Sharks and the Anaheim Ducks on April 18, 2018 at SAP Center in San Jose,CA (Photo by Samuel Stringer/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Anaheim Ducks have re-signed restricted free agent forward Nick Ritchie to a three-year contract worth $4.6 million. Ritchie will see 1.2M this season, 1.4M next and 2M in the third year. This contract...

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Chicago Blackhawks Goalie Corey Crawford Expected to Play Thursday

CHICAGO, IL – JANUARY 17: Corey Crawford #50 of the Chicago Blackhawks follows the action against the Montreal Canadiens at the United Center on January 17, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford said he’s expected to start his first game of the season Thursday against the Arizona Coyotes. Crawford informed the media on Wednesday of his intentions. The final decision will be made after Thursday’s morning skate. Corey Crawford says they’ll wait till tomorrow morning to make it official, but the plan is indeed for him to start tomorrow. — Mark...

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Detori Red Wings Evgeny Svechnikov Out 5-6 Months

TORONTO, ON – MARCH 24: Evgeny Svechnikov #77 of the Detroit Red Wings skates during the warm-up prior to playing against the Toronto Maple Leafs in an NHL game at the Air Canada Centre on March 24, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) The Detroit Red Wings have announced that forward Evgeny Svechnikov is sidelined for 5-6 months with a knee injury. The surgery completed on Tuesday by Dr. Kyle Anderson. Svechnikov required ACL reconstruction. UPDATE: #RedWings forward Evgeny Svechnikov underwent successful surgery on his right knee today. Svechnikov required anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and...

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Vancouver Canucks Elias Pettersson in Concussion Protocol

VANCOUVER, BC – OCTOBER 3: Elias Pettersson #40 of the Vancouver Canucks skates during the pre-game warmup prior to his first NHL game against the Calgary Flames on October, 3, 2018 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images) The Vancouver Canucks announced that rookie forward Elias Pettersson has been put into concussion protocol after a head injury he suffered on Saturday night against the Florida Panthers. There’s no timetable on Pettersson’s return to the lineup. Pettersson goes to room after Mike Matheson takes him to the boards — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) October 14,...

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Danny DeKeyser Injury Latest Setback for Detroit Red Wings

Danny DeKeyer of the Detroit Red Wings (Courtesy/Getty Images) The Detroit Red Wings season is only five games old, but their defence has suffered a season’s worth of injuries. Danny DeKeyser left Saturday’s 8-2 rout by the Boston Bruins. Detroit is already without regulars Mike Green, Jonathan Ericsson and Trevor Daley. Dennis Cholowski suffered an injury in Monday’s game against the Anaheim Ducks. The Dekeyser injury is the latest in a painful string for the Wings, who also saw Daley leave the Oct. 7 game at the Los Angeles Kings. Daley is slated to miss at least the next...

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Philadelphia Flyers James van Riemsdyk Out 5-6 Weeks

PHILADELPHIA, PA. – Philadelphia Flyers forward James van Riesmdyk skates against Boston Bruins Jeremy Lauzon in a pre-season game on Sept. 24. (Photo Credit: Kate Frese) The Philadelphia Flyers have announced that forward James van Riemsdyk is sidelined for five to six weeks with a lower-body injury. INJURY UPDATE: James van Riemsdyk will be out approximately 5-6 weeks with a lower-body injury. https://t.co/RZBDTeIcp8 — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) October 8, 2018 The Middletown, N.J. native left in the first period after recording five minutes, 13 seconds of ice time in Saturday’s game against the Colorado Avalanche. He blocked a pair...

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The Future is Now for the Detroit Red Wings Defence

DETROIT, MI – OCTOBER 04: Dennis Cholowski #21 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates his first NHL goal in the first period while playing the Columbus Blue Jackets at Little Caesars Arena on October 4, 2018 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) The Detroit Red Wings defence was one of the oldest in the league last season. Players like Mike Green, Trevor Daley, Jonathan Ericsson and Niklas Kronwall are all over 30-years-old and played important parts on that team. However, all of them have gone through injuries and has forced head coach Jeff Blashill to hit the...

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San Jose Sharks Place Joe Thornton on Injured Reserve

SAN JOSE, CA – DECEMBER 30: Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks skates with the puck against the Philadelphia Flyers at SAP Center on December 30, 2016 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Rocky W. Widner/NHL/Getty Images) The San Jose Sharks have announced that centre Joe Thornton has been put on short-term injured reserve after his surgically repaired knee flared up. #SJSharks Joe Thornton placed on IR for ‘precautionary’ reasons. read—>https://t.co/DVrAsvPsyO — Paul Gackle (@GackleReport) October 7, 2018 No one can pinpoint an exact moment that Thornton got injured. The 39-year-old played most of the pre-season and...

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New Jersey Devils Sign Drew Stafford

SAN JOSE, CA – MARCH 20: Drew Stafford #18 of the New Jersey Devils skates with the puck against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on March 20, 2018 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Rocky W. Widner/NHL/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Drew Stafford The New Jersey Devils have announced that forward Drew Stafford has signed a one-year, one-way contract with the club worth $810,000. Stafford attended Devils training camp on a professional tryout contract. The Devils announced the move on Friday. The #NJDevils have agreed to terms with RW Drew Stafford on a one-year, one-way contract worth...

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New York Islanders Name Anders Lee Captain

NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 30: Mathew Barzal #13 of the New York Islanders (l) celebrates his goal at 17:44 of the second period against the Vegas Golden Knights and is joined by John Tavares #91 (c) and Anders Lee #27 (r) at the Barclays Center on October 30, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The New York Islanders have named Anders Lee the team’s 15th captain in the franchise’s 46-year history on Thursday. Lee replaced John Tavares as captain, who moved onto the Toronto Maple Leafs in the off-season. Tavares...

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Detroit Red Wings Sending Filip Zadina to AHL is a Positive

DALLAS, TX – JUNE 22: Filip Zadina reacts after being selected sixth overall by the Detroit Red Wings during the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft at American Airlines Center on June 22, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The Detroit Red Wings recently completed training camp was a chance for Filip Zadina to prove he was ready for the NHL. However, he only registered three points in seven pre-season games. Zadina will start the season with Detroit’s American Hockey League affiliate Grand Rapids Griffins. Some Wings fans see fellow draft picks like Jesperi Kotkaniemi...

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St. Louis Blues Robert Bortuzzo Suspended

ST. LOUIS, MO – NOVEMBER 26: St. Louis Blues defenseman Robert Bortuzzo (41) gets ready to pass the puck during a NHL game between the Minnesota Wild and the St. Louis Blues on November 26, 2016, at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO. The Blues won in a shootout 4-3. (Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The NHL Department of Player Safety announced that St. Louis Blues defenceman Robert Bortuzzo has been suspended for the remainder of the pre-season, plus the first game of the regular season. This is his second career suspension. St. Louis’ Robert Bortuzzo...

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2018-19 Atlantic Division Preview

TAMPA, FL – APRIL 28: Tim Schaller #59 of the Boston Bruins takes a shot on Andrei Vasilevskiy #88 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during Game One of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on April 28, 2018 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2018-19, where Last Word On Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of...

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Anaheim Ducks Corey Perry Out Long-Term Following Surgery

ST. LOUIS, MO – NOVEMBER 29: Anaheim Ducks rightwing Corey Perry (10) during a NHL game between the Anaheim Ducks and the St. Louis Blues on November 29, 2017, at Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO. Anaheim won, 3-2. (Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Anaheim Ducks have announced that right wing Corey Perry has undergone knee surgery and will be out for approximately five months. BREAKING: #NHLDucks Executive Vice President and General Manager Bob Murray said Corey Perry had surgery today to repair meniscus and MCL injuries. His recovery timetable is set for 20 weeks, or about...

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Puck Drop Preview: 2018-19 Winnipeg Jets

NASHVILLE, TN – MAY 10: Pekka Rinne #35 of the Nashville Predators congratulates Patrik Laine #29 of the Winnipeg Jets after a 5-1 Jets Victory in Game Seven of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Bridgestone Arena on May 10, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images) Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2018-19, where Last Word On Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end...

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Detroit Red Wings Mike Green Likely To Miss Start of Season

OTTAWA, ON – APRIL 04: Detroit Red Wings Defenceman Mike Green (25) waits for the faceoff during first period National Hockey League action between the Detroit Red Wings and Ottawa Senators on April 4, 2017, at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, ON, Canada. (Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Detroit Red Wings have announced that defenceman Mike Green will likely miss the start of the season due to fatigue. The news came Friday morning from Red Wings general manger Ken Holland. Detroit Red Wings D Mike Green likely to miss start of season. Has been dealing...

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It’s Time to Make Dylan Larkin the Detroit Red Wings Next Captain

DETROIT, MI – APRIL 05: Detroit Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin (71) looks on during a regular season NHL hockey game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Detroit Red Wings on April 5, 2018, at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The surprise retirement of Henrik Zetterberg has made a huge ripple effect on the Detroit Red Wings. Zetterberg has been a staple for the franchise for many years but was also the team’s captain. There have been a few names tossed around to be the next captain. However, Dylan...

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Montreal Canadiens Forward Nicolas Deslauriers Out with Facial Injury

MONTREAL, QC – FEBRUARY 04: Montreal Canadiens Left Wing Nicolas Deslauriers (20) tracks the puck during the Ottawa Senators versus the Montreal Canadiens game on February 4, 2018, at Bell Centre in Montreal, QC (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Montreal Canadiens have announced that forward Nicolas Deslauriers is sidelined indefinitely with a facial fracture. Nicolas Deslauriers will be out indefinitely due to a facial fracture. DETAILS ➡️ https://t.co/ihumf5x92l. — Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) September 18, 2018 Deslauriers was injured in the first period of the Habs 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils. The 27-year-old took...

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