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Tampa Bay Lightnings Yanni Gourde Suspended Two Games

TORONTO, ON – MARCH 11: Yanni Gourde #37 of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates against Trevor Moore #42 of the Toronto Maple Leafs during an NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on March 11, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Lightning defeated the Maple Leafs 6-2. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) Yanni Gourde will be absent from the ice for the Tampa Bay Lightnings next two matchups. The NHL Department of Player Safety announced his suspension Friday evening after reviewing Gourdes illegal check to the head on Carolina Hurricanes forward Jordan Staal. Tampa Bay’s Yanni Gourde has been suspended for...

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Jared McCann Belongs on the Pittsburgh Penguins Top Line

COLUMBUS, OH – FEBRUARY 26: Jared McCann #19 of the Pittsburgh Penguins controls the puck during the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on February 26, 2019 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) Jared McCann has been a hot hand for the Pittsburgh Penguins since being acquired by the team in February. Head coach Mike Sullivan and his propensity to shuffle players around led to McCann finding himself on the Penguins top line. Alongside Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel, McCann quickly showcased his talents. He thrived on the top line and the chemistry he...

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Buffalo Sabres Jack Eichel Suspended Two Games

DENVER, CO – FEBRUARY 25: The Buffalo Sabres’ Jack Eichel #15 during the pre game skate before playing the Colorado Avalanche during their NHL regular season game on February 25, 2017, at the Pepsi in Denver, Co. The Avalanche won the game 5-3. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Buffalo Sabres will be without Jack Eichel after the NHL Department of Player Saftey issued a suspension on Saturday. Eichel landed an illegal check to the head of Colorado Avalanche forward Carl Soderberg on Friday. Replay of Zadorov taking out Eichel. #sabres #goavsgo — Buffalo Sabres...

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Teddy Blueger: Hidden Gem for the Pittsburgh Penguins

PITTSBURGH, PA – FEBRUARY 13: Pittsburgh Penguins Left Wing Teddy Blueger (53) looks on during the third period in the NHL game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Edmonton Oilers on February 13, 2019, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. (Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) With their inconsistent play this season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have been shifting players around, looking to spark some forward motion and secure a playoff spot. One of the answers to the Pens’ problems may be right in front of their faces: Teddy Blueger. Penguins fans rallied long and hard for...

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Edmonton Oilers Jesse Puljujarvi Sidelined for Remainder of Season

MONTREAL, QC – FEBRUARY 03: Jesse Puljujarvi #98 of the Edmonton Oilers skates against the Montreal Canadiens during the NHL game at the Bell Centre on February 3, 2019 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 in overtime. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) Jesse Puljujarvi will miss the rest of this season with the Edmonton Oilers. It was confirmed on Thursday that Puljujarvi would undergo hip surgery to correct an injury. Jesse Puljujarvi will not play again this season. He will have hip surgery next week. #Oilers #NHL — Jason Gregor (@JasonGregor) February 28,...

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Winnipeg Jets Josh Morrissey Out Until Early April

OTTAWA, ON – FEBRUARY 09: Winnipeg Jets defenseman Josh Morrissey (44) waits for a face-off during second period National Hockey League action between the Winnipeg Jets and Ottawa Senators on February 9, 2019, at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON, Canada. (Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Josh Morrissey of the Winnipeg Jets will be out for all of March and is expected to return sometime in early April, the team announced Tuesday. #NHLJets HC Paul Maurice says D Josh Morrissey (upper body) will be out of action for all of March and his window to...

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