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Blues Lose Two To Injury

via the AP,

St. Louis Blues forwards Ryan Johnson and Vladimir Orszagh will be sidelined three to four weeks - Johnson with a broken foot and Orszagh with a knee injury. Johnson, a center, broke his left foot in a victory at Vancouver on Sunday night. Orszagh was scheduled for arthroscopic surgery on his left knee today.

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Artyukhin Gets Two Games

via NHL.com,

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Evgeny Artyukhin has been suspended for two games, without pay, as a result of being assessed a match penalty during NHL game #913 against the Ottawa Senators on March 6. At 17:53 of the second period, Artyukhin was assessed a match penalty for attempt to injure Ottawa player Antoine Vermette.

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Away For A Few Hours

I have a meeting today and will not have any computer access. I should be back around 4:30pm or so.

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Sweden’s Woman Goalie To Play In Men’s League

from the AP via TSN,

Swedish Olympic star Kim Martin is set to become the first woman goalie to play in a men's pro hockey game in Sweden. Martin, 20, is scheduled to play for the Malmo Redhawks against Bofors on Wednesday in the last round of the second-tier Allsvenskan league.
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Eastern Conference- What Teams May Be Doing

from Phil Coffey of NHL.com,

Will trades be down because of the timing and the cap? NHL.com takes a look at the Eastern Conference to assess who might be looking to trade, whose selling and who is still kicking tires as the deadline nears. Philadelphia Flyers: Browsing -- The Flyers are never afraid to make the big move, as witnessed by signing Peter Forsberg this summer. What the Flyers really need is a run of good health. The team has struggled with continuity because of the injuries, not a lack of talent.
much more on every Eastern team...

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Sens Looking At Bertuzzi

from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,

The Senators have become serious players in the hunt for Vancouver Canucks winger Todd Bertuzzi. Sources say the Senators are among four teams that have held talks with the Canucks about the controversial forward, but it's not known what the club is looking for in return.

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Bolts Tried To Get Khabibulin Back

Scotty Bowman was just on the Fan 590 in Toronto and mentioned Tampa tried to get Nikolai Khabibulin back from Chicago. They offered a first rate player, Scotty thinks it was St. Louis, but said that deal would not help Chicago at all, since they would be getting a high salary back in return.

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Kuba Hurting- Will He Be Traded

from the Pioneer Press,

For the record, Filip Kuba has an abdominal strain that will cause him to miss a second consecutive game tonight against the Los Angeles Kings, the Wild defenseman said Monday. Kuba is one of four Wild defensemen due to become unrestricted free agents who could be high on the shopping lists of teams looking for a durable top-four defenseman. Hence the club's caginess about Kuba's injury. "He's injured," Risebrough said. "We don't anticipate him out long. That's the official line." Does that mean Kuba is on the trading block? "I'm saying that the trade deadline is looming, and I'm not commenting about who I'm trading or not," Risebrough said.

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Trade Talks Delayed- Many Teams Still In Playoff Race

from Damien Cox of the Toronto Star,

Across the league, GMs are citing the shift of the trade deadline back to 40 days from the final day of the season from the old mark of 26 days as a key reason why there doesn't seem to be a high level of activity in the final days before the deadline. More teams believe they are still in the race, the GMs suggest. But few believe the salary-cap system imposed as part of last summer's new collective bargaining agreement between the league and the NHL Players' Association is a factor in sluggish league-wide trade chatter.
read on for some trade talk...

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Report- Parrish Traded

RDS (translated) is reporting Mark Parrish has been traded by the Islanders. Where you ask, that has yet to be reported. update 9:32am, via TSN,

A website report last night suggested the impending unrestricted free agent had been traded, although no destination or yield was mentioned. Parrish is expected to be in the lineup when the Islanders face the New Jersey Devils tonight. It is, however, highly likely that Parrish will be traded before the 3 p.m. deadline on Thursday.

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