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  • Penguins D Daley to miss six weeks
    By The Sports Xchange / Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Trevor Daley will be sidelined at least six weeks after undergoing knee surgery on Thursday, the team announced.

    • Daley injured his left knee during the first period of Tuesday's 3-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes.

      With their blue line ravaged by injury, the Penguins acquired veteran defenseman Ron Hainsey from Carolina on Thursday. The Hurricanes secured the services of forward Danny Kristo and a second-round pick of the 2017 NHL draft in the deal for Hainsey, who waived his no-trade clause.

      Pittsburgh is also without defensemen Olli Maatta and Justin Schultz, as the former is sidelined for five more weeks with a hand injury while the latter is dealing with a concussion.

      Daley, who is second on the Penguins in average ice time at 20:18, has collected five goals and 14 assists in 54 games this season. The 33-year-old Toronto native has scored 78 goals and set up 200 others in 892 career contests with the Dallas Stars, Chicago Blackhawks and Penguins.

  • Capitals send F Boyd back to AHL Hershey
    By The Sports Xchange / Thursday, February 23, 2017

    The Washington Capitals reassigned forward Travis Boyd to Hershey of the American Hockey League on Thursday.

    • Boyd, who received his first recall to the NHL on Tuesday, did not play in Wednesday's 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.

      The 23-year-old Minnesota native collected 11 goals and a team-leading 32 assists in 53 games with the Bears this season. He also scored two goals and set up another in the 2017 AHL All-Star Game.

      Boyd, who was a sixth-round pick by Washington in the 2011 draft, has recorded 98 points (33 goals, 65 assists) in 131 career AHL games with Hershey.

  • Blackhawks agree to terms with minor league G Glass
    By The Sports Xchange / Thursday, February 23, 2017

    Chicago Blackhawks goaltending prospect Jeff Glass on Thursday agreed to a two-year contract that runs through the 2017-18 seasons.

    • Financial terms were not disclosed by the team on Glass, who has posted a 5-4-1 mark with two shutouts, a 2.38 goals-against average and .917 save percentage in 10 games this season with Rockford of the American Hockey League.

      Glass, who was a third-round pick by the Ottawa Senators in the 2004 NHL draft, has a 48-72-6 record in 147 career AHL games with Binghamton, Toronto and Rockford. The 31-year-old also secured an 81-87-30 mark with six different clubs in the Kontinental Hockey League.

  • Penguins acquire veteran D Hainsey from Hurricanes
    By The Sports Xchange / Thursday, February 23, 2017

    The Pittsburgh Penguins addressed their ailing blue line by acquiring veteran defenseman Ron Hainsey from the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday.

    • The Hurricanes secured the services of forward Danny Kristo and a second-round pick of the 2017 NHL draft in the deal for Hainsey, who waived his no-trade clause. The 35-year-old Hainsey is the league's all-time leader in games played without a postseason appearance, although that streak likely will come to an end as he suits up for the reigning Stanley Cup champions.

      Pittsburgh announced earlier on Thursday that veteran defenseman Trevor Daley would miss six weeks after undergoing knee surgery. Daley sustained the injury in the Penguins' 3-1 victory over Carolina on Tuesday.

      Pittsburgh is also without defensemen Olli Maatta and Justin Schultz, as the former is sidelined for five more weeks with a hand injury while the latter is dealing with a concussion.

      Hainsey, who is in the final season of a three-year, $8.5 million contract, has collected four goals and 10 assists in 56 games with the Hurricanes in 2016-17. The Connecticut native has scored 49 goals and set up 201 others in 891 career contests since being selected by the Montreal Canadiens with the 13th overall pick of the 2000 draft.

      Kristo has recorded six goals, seven assists and 12 penalty minutes in 40 games with both Chicago and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League. The 26-year-old Minnesota native has recorded 153 points (78 goals, 75 assists) in 267 career AHL contests with Hamilton, Hartford, Chicago and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

  • Bruins move up freeway to take on Kings
    By The Sports Xchange / Thursday, February 23, 2017

    LOS ANGELES -- The Boston Bruins and Los Angeles Kings face off Thursday at Staples Center in a pivotal game for both team's playoff prospects.

    • The Bruins (30-24-6) took their first loss in five games under interim coach Bruce Cassidy on Wednesday, dropping a 5-3 decision to the Anaheim Ducks.

      Boston remains one point behind the Toronto Maple Leafs for third place in Atlantic Division, and the Bruins are tied with the Florida Panthers and the New York Islanders for the second Eastern Conference wild-card spot. However, the Maple Leafs, Panthers and Islanders each have a game in hand on Boston.

      The Bruins extended their recent lack of success playing in California, registering a ninth loss in their past 11 games contested in the Golden State.

      With the Bruins set to play for a second night in a row, they are scheduled to turn to backup goaltender Anton Khudobin to face the Kings. Finding a reliable goaltender to spell starter Tuukka Rask has been one of Boston's shortcomings, as Khudobin has a 2-5-1 record, a 3.05 goals-against average and an .888 save percentage in nine games.

      Boston will complete its 11th set of back-to-back games, and the Bruins are 2-6-2 in the second game thus far.

      Cassidy knows regardless of who is between the pipes, his team will need a far better collective effort than the one against Anaheim. The Bruins responded well after he replaced Claude Julien but Tuesday fell into the same bad habits that were presented prior to his promotion from assistant coach.

      "Good teams don't beat themselves, and we definitely had a little bit of that tonight," Cassidy said. "At the end of the day, you've got to defend the front of the net better than we did tonight."

      The Bruins' recent success has been keyed by getting production throughout the lineup, raising the team to 12th in the league in goals scored.

      "We need to keep our confidence up, we've been playing very well lately," Boston center Riley Nash said. "If you can have four lines and six defenseman rolling, you wear a lot of teams down".

      The Kings (29-26-4) broke a three game losing streak Tuesday with an unimpressive 2-1 road win over the NHL's worst team, the Colorado Avalanche.

      Expected to compete for the Pacific Division title at the start of the season, the Kings haven't been able to find consistent offense. Their present ranking of 24th in the league at 2.44 goals per game is a big reason why they are chasing a Western Conference wild-card position instead of a division crown.

      With 23 games remaining for Los Angeles, each game has increasing importance, and the players are aware that they must improve their performance and get results. Their puck-possession offense still creates opportunities, and their defense is still solid, but the lack of goal-scoring has the Kings at the top of the list of clubs looking to add a skilled forward by the March 1 trade deadline.

      "We need to win some games and get a streak going so we can get into the playoffs, so we can be comfortable and not be waiting until the last game of the season," Los Angeles center Tyler Toffoli said.

      While the win against Colorado alleviate the pressure of a growing losing streak, the Kings know their level of performance needs to improve significantly over the season's final weeks. A one-goal win against a cellar-dweller is not the type of effort that will defeat a Boston team that has found its stride under Cassidy.

      "We'll look at the good stuff we did and we'll probably compare it to other games and look at that kind of stuff and move in to Thursday against Boston and hopefully we can keep it going," Kings left winger Tanner Pearson said.

      Goalie Peter Budaj, who has played the majority of the games in the absence of Jonathan Quick, appears to be back on track after a stretch of yielding 19 goals in five goals. He gave up just one goal in each of his past two games, the victory against Colorado and a 1-0 loss in Anaheim on Sunday.

      A change in the goaltending rotation is on the horizon as Quick nears a return from the groin injury that has sidelined him for all but 20 minutes of play this season. The Kings placed Jeff Zatkoff on waivers Wednesday, and with Quick still seven to 14 days away, they will either recall Jack Campbell from their AHL Ontario affiliate or trade for a backup goalie.

  • NHL roundup: Oilers end Panthers' win steak
    By The Sports Xchange / Thursday, February 23, 2017

    SUNRISE, Fla. -- Kris Russell scored the go-ahead goal as the Edmonton Oilers ended the Florida Panthers' five-game winning streak with a 4-3 victory on Wednesday night at the BB&T Center.

    • Russell's goal, his first of the season, came with 12:02 left in the third period. Leon Draisaitl earned

      Oscar Klefbom, Eric Gryba and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored for the Oilers.

      Aleksander Barkov, Colton Sceviour and Jonathan Marchessault scored for the Panthers.

      Capitals 4, Flyers 1

      PHILADELPHIA -- Evgeny Kuznetsov netted his second two-goal game of the season and Braden Holtby turned aside 33 of 34 shots to earn his 30th win, leading Washington over Philadelphia.

      Nicklas Backstrom added a goal and an assist and T.J. Oshie netted his 24th goal of the season as the Capitals halted a two-game losing streak following their bye week.

      Brayden Schenn scored the only goal for the Flyers, who have lost six of their last eight games.

      Ducks 5, Bruins 3

      ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Rickard Rakell's second goal of the game with 2:34 to play broke a tie and led Anaheim past Boston.

      Ondrej Kase, Josh Manson and Andrew Cogliano also scored for the Ducks. Nick Ritchie and Corey Perry each added two assists, while Jonathan Bernier stopped 26 shots.

      Brandon Carlo, Zdeno Chara and Frank Vatrano scored for the Bruins, who saw their longest winning streak of the season end at four games. Boston also got two assists from David Backes and 20 saves from Tuukka Rask.

  • Lightning RW Callahan likely out for season after hip procedure
    By The Sports Xchange / Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan is out indefinitely and will likely miss the rest of the regular season after having a follow-up surgical procedure on his right hip in New York on Tuesday.

    • He originally had surgery to repair a labral tear in the hip on June 21.

      Callahan, who hasn't played since Jan. 7, has two goals and two assists in just 18 games this season.

      "He just didn't feel right," Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman told the Tampa Bay Times.

      The hip issue is not expected to be career threatening.

      "All in all, it's encouraging," Yzerman said.

      If the Lightning place Callahan on long-term injured reserve, it would give them cap space ahead of the NHL trade deadline on March 1.

      "If we want to we can take advantage," Yzerman told the Times. "If there's an opportunity to make our team better, we will."

  • NHL notebook: Red Wings send G Coreau to Grand Rapids
    By The Sports Xchange / Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    The Detroit Red Wings assigned goaltender Jared Coreau to the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League for conditioning, the team announced Wednesday.

    • Coreau, 25, last played on Feb. 12 at Minnesota. He experienced a couple of setbacks after suffering a sprained MCL on Dec. 20.

      The Red Wings have five days off from games and practices. Coreau is expected to rejoin the Red Wings for practice Monday before their three-game Western Canada trip that starts Tuesday in Vancouver.

      Coreau has appeared in 13 games during his first NHL season, posting a 5-3-3 record, 3.27 goals-against average, an .893 save percentage and a team-best two shutouts. The Perth, Ontario, native made his NHL debut on Dec. 3 at Pittsburgh and earned his first NHL win in his second career start on Dec. 23 at Florida.

      --The Anaheim Ducks recalled left winger Nicolas Kerdiles from the San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League on Wednesday.

      Kerdiles, 23, has yet to make his NHL debut. He became the first Anaheim draft pick who was raised in Orange County (Irvine, Calif.) after being selected in the second round (36th overall) in 2012.

      The 6-foot-2, 192-pound Kerdiles has 66 points (29 goals, 37 assists) and 117 penalty minutes in 112 career AHL games with San Diego (2015-17) and Norfolk (2013-15).

      --The Winnipeg Jets reassigned defenseman Julian Melchiori and forward Brandon Tanev to the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League on Wednesday.

      Melchiori, 25, has two shots on goal in five games with Winnipeg this season. He also owns two goals, four assists and 16 penalty minutes in 31 games for Manitoba. The Jets selected Melchiori in the third round of the 2010 NHL draft.

      Tanev, 24, has two goals and two assists in 42 games in his rookie season with the Jets. He also has a goal and two assists in five games for Manitoba. Following a four-year career with Providence College, which included winning the NCAA national championship in 2015, Tanev signed with the Jets as a free agent at the end of last season and played in three games.

  • Ducks recall LW Kerdiles
    By The Sports Xchange / Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    The Anaheim Ducks recalled left winger Nicolas Kerdiles from the San Diego Gulls of the American Hockey League on Wednesday.

    • Kerdiles, 23, has yet to make his NHL debut. He became the first Anaheim draft pick who was raised in Orange County (Irvine, Calif.) after being selected in the second round (36th overall) in 2012.

      The 6-foot-2, 192-pound Kerdiles has 66 points (29 goals, 37 assists) and 117 penalty minutes in 112 career AHL games with San Diego (2015-17) and Norfolk (2013-15).

      Kerdiles has four goals, five assists and two penalty minutes in 10 games with San Diego this season.

      Prior to reaching the AHL, Kerdiles won gold with Team USA at the 2011 and 2012 Under-18 World Junior Championships and helped lead Wisconsin to the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Championship in 2013.

  • Red Wings assign G Coreau for conditioning
    By The Sports Xchange / Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    The Detroit Red Wings assigned goaltender Jared Coreau to the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League for conditioning, the team announced Wednesday.

    • Coreau, 25, last played on Feb. 12 at Minnesota. He experienced a couple of setbacks after suffering a sprained MCL on Dec. 20.

      The Red Wings have five days off from games and practices. Coreau is expected to rejoin the Red Wings for practice Monday before their three-game Western Canada trip that starts Tuesday in Vancouver.

      Coreau has appeared in 13 games during his first NHL season, posting a 5-3-3 record, 3.27 goals-against average, an .893 save percentage and a team-best two shutouts. The Perth, Ontario, native made his NHL debut on Dec. 3 at Pittsburgh and earned his first NHL win in his second career start on Dec. 23 at Florida.

      The first victory kicked off a stretch of eight consecutive decisions for Coreau without a regulation loss (5-0-3), including a season-high 45 saves on Jan. 24 at Boston. He also made 17 appearances for the Griffins this season and ranked among the league's top goalies at the time of his call-up with 11 wins, a 2.18 goals-against average and .924 save percentage.

      In four seasons with Grand Rapids, Coreau owns a 56-33-3 record, 2.39 goals-against average, .922 save percentage and 10 shutouts. He is also 2-2 with a 2.21 goals-against average and .935 save percentage in four playoff appearances over the past two seasons.

      Prior to his professional career, the 6-foot-6, 220-pound Coreau spent three seasons at Northern Michigan University.

  • Jets reassign D Melchiori, F Tanev
    By The Sports Xchange / Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    The Winnipeg Jets reassigned defenseman Julian Melchiori and forward Brandon Tanev to the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League on Wednesday.

    • Melchiori, 25, has two shots on goal in five games with Winnipeg this season. He also owns two goals, four assists and 16 penalty minutes in 31 games for Manitoba. The Jets selected Melchiori in the third round of the 2010 NHL draft.

      Tanev, 24, has two goals and two assists in 42 games in his rookie season with the Jets. He also has a goal and two assists in five games for Manitoba. Following a four-year career with Providence College, which included winning the NCAA national championship in 2015, Tanev signed with the Jets as a free agent at the end of last season and played in three games.

  • NHL roundup: Toews' 5-point night leads 'Hawks over Wild
    By The Sports Xchange / Wednesday, February 22, 2017

    SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- All three forwards on the Blackhawks' top line scored on Tuesday as Chicago sent a message that the Central Division race might not be over yet. By beating the Wild 5-3, Chicago pulled within five points of Minnesota, which still sits atop the division.

    • Jonathan Toews recorded a hat trick, Richard Panik scored in the second period, and Nick Schmaltz got in on the fun in the third as the Blackhawks improved to 7-1-0 in their last eight.

      The Wild got two goals from Mikael Granlund and one from Zach Parise, but lost to Chicago in regulation for the first time in their past 10 meetings.

      Maple Leafs 5, Jets 4 (OT)

      TORONTO -- Jake Gardiner scored 2:29 into overtime to give Toronto a victory over Winnipeg.

      Leo Komarov scored twice for the Maple Leafs while Nazem Kadri and William Nylander also scored.

      Patrik Laine scored twice for the Jets and Bryan Little and Nikolaj Ehlers added a goal apiece.

      Lightning 4, Oilers 1

      TAMPA, Fla. -- Ben Bishop won his fifth consecutive start and Tampa Bay's "Triplets" line scored the first three goals in a win over Edmonton at Amalie Arena.

      Ondrej Palat had two goals to lead the Lightning, who also got a goal and three assists from Nikita Kucherov and two assists from Tyler Johnson, all on the same line.

      The Oilers, who saw their three-game winning streak end, got a goal from Iiro Pakarinen, his first goal of the season.

      Islanders 3, Red Wings 1

      DETROIT -- Josh Bailey collected a goal and an assist as New York opened a season-long nine-game road trip with a solid victory over Detroit.

      Bailey opened the scoring and set up a third-period insurance goal. Leaping to keep a Detroit clearing attempt in the zone with his outstretched glove, Bailey carried the puck into the zone before feeding John Tavares, who snapped the puck top shelf from the slot for his 22nd goal of the season. Calvin De Haan also scored for the Islanders.

      Henrik Zetterberg scored for the Red Wings.

      Canadiens 3, Rangers 2 (SO)

      NEW YORK -- Paul Byron scored the deciding goal in the shootout and Montreal defeated New York at Madison Square Garden.

      Shea Weber and Andrew Shaw had the Canadiens' goals in regulation and Carey Price stopped 28 shots.

      Rick Nash and Oscar Lindberg scored for the Rangers. Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves.

      Penguins 3, Hurricanes 1

      RALEIGH, N.C. -- Sidney Crosby scored his NHL-leading 33rd goal, and Matt Murray stopped 29 shots as Pittsburgh defeated Carolina.

      Evgeni Malkin and Scott Wilson also scored for the Penguins.

      Jeff Skinner registered his fifth 20-goal season in his first seven NHL seasons with a goal for the Hurricanes.

      Senators 2, Devils 1

      NEWARK, NJ -- For the second time in less than a week, Ottawa skated out of the Prudential Center with two crucial road points after beating New Jersey.

      Missing three of their top forwards -- the injured Mark Stone, Mike Hoffman, and Bobby Ryan -- the undermanned Senators received a stellar goaltending performance from Craig Anderson, and goals from Kyle Turris and Erik Karlsson, to win for the fifth time in their last seven games.

      The loss was the second straight for the Devils, who received a power-play goal from Travis Zajac and 21 saves from Cory Schneider.

      Kings 2, Avalanche 1

      DENVER -- Tyler Toffoli and Trevor Lewis had goals, Peter Budaj stopped 24 shots, and Los Angeles beat Colorado.

      The Kings snapped a three-game losing streak with the win. .

      Mikko Rantanen scored an unassisted goal, his 14th of the season, and Calvin Pickard had 30 saves for the Avalanche.

      Flames 6, Predators 5 (OT)

      NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- After blowing a second-period lead, Calgary rallied for an overtime win over Nashville on Mark Giordano's goal.

      Mikael Backlund and Micheal Ferland scored twice each, and Dougie Hamilton once for the Flames in regulation.

      Filip Forsberg had a hat trick and P.K. Subban and Colin Wilson scored single goals in regulaton for the Predators.

  • Islanders' Cizikas, Clutterbuck leave game with injuries
    By The Sports Xchange / Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    The New York Islanders lost two forwards to injury during the second period of Tuesday's game against the Detroit Red Wings.

    • Casey Cizikas skated to the bench late in the period with his left glove off and showed his hand to the team's training staff before heading to the dressing room.

      Cal Clutterbuck, playing his first game after missing nine because of a lower-body injury, also did not return for the third period.

      The Islanders indicated neither player would return.

  • Ducks send Tropp down to AHL San Diego
    By The Sports Xchange / Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    The Anaheim Ducks reassigned right winger Corey Tropp to San Diego of the American Hockey League on Tuesday.

    • Tropp recorded two hits but failed to dent the scoresheet in his Anaheim debut against the Arizona Coyotes on Monday. The 27-year-old has collected six goals, 21 assists and 133 penalty minutes in 149 career contests with the Buffalo Sabres, Columbus Blue Jackets and Ducks.

      Tropp leads the AHL's Gulls in assists (25) and points (37) in 42 games this season. His 12 goals and five power-play tallies rank second on the team.

  • NHL notebook: Leafs recall Gauthier, put Marner on IR
    By The Sports Xchange / Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    The Toronto Maple Leafs recalled center Frederik Gauthier and placed center Mitch Marner on injured reserve retroactive to Feb. 15 with an upper-body injury on Tuesday.

    • Gauthier, 21, has two goals and an assist in 18 games with the Maple Leafs this season. The 21st-overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft had one goal and five assists in 26 games with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League.

      Marner, 19, sustained a suspected right shoulder injury last Wednesday against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The fourth overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft has 15 goals and 33 assists in 56 games with the Maple Leafs on the campaign.

      -- The Carolina Hurricanes acquired defenseman Philip Samuelsson from the Montreal Canadiens for defenseman Keegan Lowe.

      Samuelsson, 25, has not played in an NHL game this season, but has one goal and four assists in 40 games with the St. John's IceCaps of the AHL.

      He was selected 61st overall by Pittsburgh in the second round of the 2009 NHL Draft and has logged 13 NHL games between the Penguins and Arizona Coyotes from 2013-16.

      -- The Arizona Coyotes recalled defenseman Anthony DeAngelo from Tucson of the AHL.

      The move comes one day after the Coyotes traded defenseman Michael Stone to the Calgary Flames for a third-round pick in the 2017 draft and a conditional fifth-round selection in 2018.

      DeAngelo recorded three goals and six assists in 20 games with the Coyotes this season. The 21-year-old New Jersey native is competing in his first NHL campaign since being selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning with the 19th overall pick of the 2014 draft.

      -- The St. Louis Blues assigned center Ivan Barbashev and left wing Magnus Paajarvi to the Chicago Wolves of the AHL.

      Barbashev, 21, has two goals and an assist in 12 games with the Blues this season. The former second-round pick (33rd overall) of St. Louis in 2014 NHL Draft has 19 goals and 18 assists in 45 contests with the Wolves this season.

      Paajarvi, 25, has three goals and one assists in 10 games with St. Louis on the campaign. The seventh-year NHL veteran also has six goals and 10 assists in 25 games with the Wolves this season.

      -- The Calgary Flames assigned right wing Garnet Hathaway to the Stockton Heat of the AHL.

      Hathaway, 25, has one goal and four assists in 26 games with the Flames on the campaign. In eight games with the Heat this season, he has three goals and three assists.

      Hathaway joined the Flames as an undrafted free agent in 2015. He has one goal and seven assists in 40 career games with the Flames.

  • Coyotes recall D DeAngelo
    By The Sports Xchange / Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    The Arizona Coyotes recalled defenseman Anthony DeAngelo from Tucson of the American Hockey League on Tuesday.

    • The move comes one day after the Coyotes traded defenseman Michael Stone to the Calgary Flames for a third-round pick in the 2017 draft and a conditional fifth-round selection in 2018.

      DeAngelo recorded three goals and six assists in 20 games with the Coyotes this season. The 21-year-old New Jersey native is competing in his first NHL campaign since being selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning with the 19th overall pick of the 2014 draft.

      DeAngelo has also scored three goals and set up 13 others in 25 contests with the Roadrunners in 2016-17.

  • Canadiens ship D Samuelsson to Hurricanes
    By The Sports Xchange / Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    The Carolina Hurricanes acquired defenseman Philip Samuelsson from the Montreal Canadiens for defenseman Keegan Lowe, the teams announced Tuesday.

    • Samuelsson, 25, has not played in an NHL game this season, but has one goal and four assists in 40 games with the St. John's IceCaps of the American Hockey League.

      He was selected 61st overall by Pittsburgh in the second round of the 2009 NHL Draft and has logged 13 NHL games between the Penguins and Arizona Coyotes from 2013-16.

      Lowe last played in the NHL with the Hurricanes in the 2014-15 season. The former third-round pick (73rd overall) in the 2011 draft has three goals and nine assists with the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL this season.

      Carolina (24-23-8) is in eighth and last place in the Metropolitan Division while Montreal (31-20-8) is first in the Atlantic Division.

  • Flames assign RW Hathaway to AHL's Stockton
    By The Sports Xchange / Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    The Calgary Flames assigned right wing Garnet Hathaway to the Stockton Heat of the American Hockey League on Tuesday.

    • Hathaway, 25, has one goal and four assists in 26 games with the Flames on the campaign. In eight games with the Heat this season, he has three goals and three assists.

      Hathaway joined the Flames as an undrafted free agent in 2015. He has one goal and seven assists in 40 career games with the Flames.

      Calgary (29-26-4) is fourth in the Pacific Division standings.

  • Blues assign C Barbashev, LW Paajarvi to AHL
    By The Sports Xchange / Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    The St. Louis Blues assigned center Ivan Barbashev and left wing Magnus Paajarvi to the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League on Tuesday.

    • Barbashev, 21, has two goals and an assist in 12 games with the Blues this season. The former second-round pick (33rd overall) of St. Louis in 2014 NHL Draft has 19 goals and 18 assists in 45 contests with the Wolves this season.

      Paajarvi, 25, has three goals and one assists in 10 games with St. Louis on the campaign. The seventh year NHL veteran also has six goals and 10 assists in 25 games with the Wolves this season.

      St. Louis (31-24-5) is third in the Central Division standings.

  • Maple Leafs recall C Gauthier, place C Marner on IR
    By The Sports Xchange / Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    The Toronto Maple Leafs recalled center Frederik Gauthier and placed center Mitch Marner on injured reserve retroactive to Feb. 15 with an upper-body injury on Tuesday.

    • Gauthier, 21, has two goals and an assist in 18 games with the Maple Leafs this season. The 21st-overall pick in the 2013 NHL Draft had one goal and five assists in 26 games with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League.

      Marner, 19, sustained a suspected right shoulder injury last Wednesday against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The fourth-overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft has 15 goals and 33 assists in 56 games with the Maple Leafs on the campaign.

      Marner leads the Maple Leafs in assists and ranks second on the team in points (48), one behind fellow rookie and last year's first-overall pick Auston Matthews.

      Toronto (27-20-11) is fifth in the Atlantic Division and hosts the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.

  • NHL roundup: Panthers complete perfect trip
    By The Sports Xchange / Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    ST. LOUIS -- Vincent Trocheck scored with 4.6 seconds left in the third period to give the Florida Panthers a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Monday night.

    • The Panthers completed a 5-0-0 road trip for the first time in franchise history and won for the eighth time in nine games.

      Trocheck scored his 21st goal of the season through traffic in front of the St. Louis net. It appeared goalie Jake Allen never saw the shot as he did not move to attempt to block the high shot.

      The Blues had tied the score at 1 on a goal by Kyle Brodziak 2:54 into the third period. Jonathan Marchessault scored for Florida at 10:40 of the first period.

      Coyotes 3, Ducks 2

      GLENDALE, Ariz. -- A few hours after Arizona traded defenseman Michael Stone to Calgary, the Coyotes jumped all over Anaheim, scoring three-first period goals and hanging on for a win.

      Christian Dvorak, Jakob Chychrun and Radim Vrbata scored for the Coyotes, who improved to 8-4-1 in their last 13 games. Ryan Getzlaf had a pair of goals for Anaheim, including one on a slap shot through traffic with 26.8 seconds left with the goalie pulled.

      Coyotes goalie Mike Smith made 27 saves but left the game with 15:31 left in the third period after he appeared to take a shot to the head from Anaheim's Jakob Silfverberg that knocked Smith's mask off about a minute and a half earlier. There was no immediate word on Smith's condition. Rookie Marek Langhamer (six saves) replaced Smith, marking his first NHL action. Langhamer stopped defenseman Sami Vatanen on a rebound chance as the clock expired.

  • Avs D Zadorov breaks ankle, out for season
    By The Sports Xchange / Monday, February 20, 2017

    Colorado Avalanche defenseman Nikita Zadorov will miss the remainder of the season after sustaining a fractured ankle during a collision in practice Monday.

    • The injury occurred when Zadorov got tangled up with forward Mikko Rantanen.

      "He actually fell on top of Mikko, but his leg got trapped underneath Mikko and he fell awkwardly," Colorado coach Jared Bednar said.

      Rantanen told the Denver Post, "I think I fell first, and then he fell on me. But I don't know what happened, exactly. He's a heavy guy."

      Zadorov notched 10 assists and a minus-20 rating in 56 games this season. The 21-year-old Russian has scored four goals and set up 24 others in 145 career contests since being selected with the 16th overall pick of the 2013 draft by the Buffalo Sabres.

      While Zadorov is done for the season, fellow defenseman Erik Johnson practiced Monday in a no-contact jersey as he attempts to return from a 33-game absence due to a broken leg.

      Bednar wasn't sure when Johnson would return to game action, though it is unlikely to be Tuesday when the Avalanche play host to the Los Angeles Kings.

      "We'll just see what tomorrow brings," Bednar said. "He's had some days where he's felt real good and others not. Seems to be on the right path and hopefully he'll be joining the team for full practice here in the next few days."

  • NHL notebook: Flames acquire Stone from Coyotes
    By The Sports Xchange / Monday, February 20, 2017

    The Calgary Flames acquired defenseman Michael Stone from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Calgary's third-round pick in 2017 and a conditional fifth-round pick in 2018, the Flames announced Monday.

    • The Coyotes will get that fifth-round pick if Stone agrees to re-sign with the Flames during the offseason.

      Stone, a third-round pick by the Coyotes in the 2008 draft, has played 45 games for Arizona this seasons and recorded nine points (one goal, eight assists).

      --Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba was suspended two games by the NHL for an illegal check to the head of Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone.

      Trouba lowered the boom with an open-ice elbow to the head of Stone 6:42 into the third period of Winnipeg's 3-2 victory in Ottawa on Sunday. Stone was unable to return to the game following the hit by the 22-year-old Trouba, who was assessed a minor penalty for an illegal check to the head on the play.

      --The St. Louis Blues activated forward Paul Stastny from injured reserve in time for Monday night's game against the Florida Panthers.

      Stastny, 31, has been sidelined for the past four games after suffering a lower-body injury in the Blues' 2-1 overtime win on Feb. 9 in Toronto.

      --The San Jose Sharks activated defenseman Dylan DeMelo from injured reserved.

      DeMelo, 23, has been out since suffering a wrist injury against the Edmonton Oilers on Jan. 10. He has a goal and three assists in 14 games this season.

      The Sharks also reassigned forwards Kevin Labanc, Nikolay Goldobin and Marcus Sorensen and defenseman Mirco Mueller to the San Jose Barracuda of the American Hockey League.

      --Ottawa Senators defenseman Fredrik Claesson signed a one-year deal worth $650,000.

      Claesson has collected five assists in 19 games with Ottawa this season. The 24-year-old Swede has seen an uptick in playing time of late by competing in five of the team's last six contests.

      Claesson was scheduled to be a restricted free agent this summer.

      --The Minnesota Wild recalled forward Tyler Graovac from the Iowa Wild of the American Hockey League.

      Graovac, 23, has six goals, 37 shots on goal and six penalty minutes in 45 games with Minnesota this season.

      --The Buffalo Sabres assigned forwards Justin Bailey, Nicholas Baptiste and Evan Rodrigues to the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.

      Bailey, 21, has two goals and an assist in 19 games for the Sabres this season. Baptiste, 21, made his NHL debut with Buffalo this season and recorded three goals and an assist in 14 games. Rodrigues, 23, has two assists in eight games with Buffalo in 2016-17.

  • Senators D Claesson signs one-year deal
    By The Sports Xchange / Monday, February 20, 2017

    Ottawa Senators defenseman Fredrik Claesson signed a one-year deal worth $650,000 on Monday.

    • Claesson has collected five assists in 19 games with Ottawa this season. The 24-year-old Swede has seen an uptick in playing time of late by competing in five of the team's last six contests.

      "I'm really excited and I'm happy they believe in me and that I can keep going here," Claesson told the Ottawa Citizen. "It's been taking a little while for me. I've just got to stay patient, keep doing what I'm doing and we'll see what happens."

      Claesson was scheduled to be a restricted free agent this summer.

  • Jets' Trouba suspended for two games
    By The Sports Xchange / Monday, February 20, 2017

    Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba was suspended two games by the NHL on Monday for an illegal check to the head of Ottawa Senators forward Mark Stone.

    • Trouba lowered the boom with an open-ice elbow to the head of Stone 6:42 into the third period of Winnipeg's 3-2 victory in Ottawa on Sunday. Stone was unable to return to the game following the hit by the 22-year-old Trouba, who was assessed a minor penalty for an illegal check to the head on the play.

      Trouba, who is a first-time offender, will forfeit $33,333.34 in salary.

      Trouba will sit out Tuesday's game versus the Toronto Maple Leafs and a Feb. 28 contest against the Minnesota Wild. He is eligible to return when the Jets host the St. Louis Blues on March 3.