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Pierre-Marc Bouchard Returns To The Lineup

from Michael Russo of the Star Tribune,

Pierre-Marc Bouchard’s long road back from a concussion is near complete.

The Wild playmaker is scheduled to play his first game in nearly 14 months Wednesday night when he suits up against the Phoenix Coyotes.

“I figured that the day would come. You just never knew when,” said coach Todd Richards, who has coached Bouchard in only one game—last season’s opener at Columbus.

“You watch him practice, and he gets you excited because you see the things he can do. Obviously, a game is going to be different, but you’re excited to have him back.”

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Video- Save Of The Day Candidate

Miikka Kiprusoff preserves a tie game late in OT against Philadelphia.  Flames won the game in a shootout.

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Wild Claim Patrick O’Sullivan

RALEIGH, NC – Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that forward Patrick O’Sullivan has been claimed on waivers by the Minnesota Wild.

“We’re happy that Patrick is getting an opportunity, which didn’t arise here because of the play of Sergei, Jussi and Jeff,” said Rutherford. “For him to be successful, he has to play in the top nine, and that spot did not open up for him here.”

O’Sullivan, 25, has scored one goal in 10 games with the Hurricanes this season. He has two penalty minutes and is minus-1 in those games, averaging 8:51 in ice time per game. Signed by the Hurricanes as a free agent on the opening day of training camp, O’Sullivan has totaled 55 goals and 95 assists (150 points) in 290 career NHL games with Los Angeles, Edmonton and Carolina.

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Minority Owner In Minnesota May Be In Some Trouble

from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News,

One of the facets of Gary Bettman’s job as NHL commissioner that doesn’t get near enough attention is his constant behind-the-scenes work putting out ownership fires.

Well, Bettman may have to put his fire retardant suit on once again when it comes to Minnesota Wild minority owner Philip Falcone.

Falcone is a Minnesota native, former collegiate hockey player at Harvard and a Wall Street maverick who made billions of dollars essentially gambling on the real estate crisis in the United States.

Falcone, who owns 40 percent of the Wild and is the team’s alternate governor, appears to be in a fair amount of hot water with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The SEC and the district attorney’s office in New York are investigating, among other things, a $113-million loan Falcone took out from his hedge fund, Harbinger Capital Partners of New York, to pay a tax bill.

But the authorities are also investigating every one of Falcone’s business transactions during the past five years, including his minority purchase of the Wild and his financial dealings with Wild majority owner, Craig Leipold.

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Gaborik Returns To Minnesota

from Jim Cerny of NewYorkRangers.com,

Many, including Wild forward Cal Clutterbuck, have said that, despite all of his success in Minnesota, Gaborik will be booed this evening.

“I can’t control how they are going to act,” Gaborik said of the Wild fans. “Hopefully it’s going to be pleasant. I think I’ve done a lot of good things there and had good success as an expansion team, so hopefully it’s going to be positive.”

Gaborik’s current teammate in New York, as well as former teammates in Minnesota, Derek Boogaard, hopes that Gaborik receives the warm response he feels he deserves.

“He put in a lot of good years for that organization and he did a lot of good things there, so if anything it should be all positive,” said Boogaard.

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Burns Suspended Two Games

via Michael Russo tweet,

Brent Burns has been suspended 2 games for butt-ending Steve Bernier

You can watch the butt-end here if you missed it earlier.

added 3:03pm,

TORONTO (Nov. 13, 2010) – Minnesota Wild defenseman Brent Burns has been suspended for two games, without pay, for careless use of his stick in an incident with Florida Panthers’ player Steve Bernier at the conclusion of NHL game #230 on November 12, 2010.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, and based on his average annual salary, Burns will forfeit $38,172.04. The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

 

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Report- Steve Bernier May Have Suffered A Broken Cheekbone

At the end of the game which Florida won 2-1.

20:00 Minnesota Brent Burns: 5 minutes, fighting
20:00 Minnesota Brent Burns: 10 minutes, game misconduct
20:00 Minnesota Cal Clutterbuck: 2 minutes, roughing
20:00 Florida Bryan Allen: 2 minutes, cross checking

Their are reports Burns also received a five minute major for the butt-end so the penalty log may change.

via George Richards tweet,

Steve Bernier has probable broken left cheekbone, alert and drinking water while loaded into ambulance

via Michael Russo tweet,

Brent Burns: “I didn’t mean to do that. He just came at me, and I think it was my glove that got him.”

added 11/13/10 at 4:29am, watch the video below…

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Bouchard Not Ready For Game Action

from Michael Russo of Russo’s Rants,

Pierre-Marc Bouchard’s rehab assignment to Houston will have to wait. Bouchard, who hasn’t play a hockey game since Opening Night last season due to a concussion and subsequent post-concussion syndrome, had a conversation with Denver-based Dr. James Kelly on Thursday. Bouchard told the concussion specialist what he’s been telling us for months. He still has a certain pressure in his head, sometimes immediately after workouts, sometimes late in the afternoon, sometimes at nights.

He’s complained about this symptom since I talked to him on the phone in June, although he said it hasn’t gotten better. Kelly has “strongly recommended” to Bouchard to “hit pause.” That doesn’t mean he’s been shut down. Bouchard is allowed to continue to work out and practice normally (includes contact) with the Wild, but until he strings some days together without symptoms, he’s not able to take the next step and play some games.

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JJ’s Three Cheers, 11/4/10: Mason, Matsumoto, Jovanovski

The daily toast to last night’s stars around the league (with an extra day to quickly catch up on, thanks to an annoyance in another sector of my life that was completely beyond my control). Now then…

From Tuesday’s games, JJ’s Three Cheers go out to:

***Mathieu Garon of the Columbus Blue Jackets, for a 29-save, 3-0 shutout over Montreal
**Minnesota’s Niklas Backstrom, for a 36-save, 1-0 blanking of San Jose
*And big time cheers to Vancouver’s Raffi Torres, whose hat trick led the Canucks to a 4-3 win over Edmonton.

On to last night, with a few highlights to throw around, as usual:

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Michel Therrien, A Head Coach In-Waiting

from Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,

Michel Therrien wasn’t a perfect NHL coach, but he should rank atop the list of any in-season replacement candidates.

There is no indication he does, though. It’s puzzling, considering even his harshest critics among former Penguins players privately confided this week that Therrien knows hockey. To paraphrase one of his former players: Therrien knows pucks, but he doesn’t always know how to deal with people….

He would command respect again if given a chance to step behind a bench.

Reports of potential openings with New Jersey — despite general manager Lou Lamoriello’s claims to the contrary — and Buffalo should excite Therrien. He is still being paid by the Penguins and can often be found at Consol Energy Center serving as a first-year pro scout for Minnesota.

Lamoriello has long been a presumed fan of Therrien, of whom he spoke in complimentary terms to the Tribune-Review in May 2008 by praising the former Pens coach for his commitment and patience in helping change the franchise’s “culture.”

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