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Sebastian Aho Out With Lower-Body Injury And Concussion


Also, Mark Giordano will not receive any additional discipline after receiving a match penalty on the hit.

If you missed the hit, watch it below...

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Deryk Engelland Signs A One-Year Extension With The Vegas Golden Knights

VEGAS (January 15, 2018) — Vegas Golden Knights General Manager George McPhee announced today, January 15, that the team has signed defenseman Deryk Engelland to a one-year contract extension through the 2018-19 season worth $1.5 million.

Engelland has tallied 13 points (3 G, 13 A) to go with 16 penalty minutes in 41 games this season for the Golden Knights. He has also blocked 83 shots this season, which ranks as the second most on the team and tied for 28th in the league. Over the course of his nine seasons in the NHL, he has recorded 99 points (25 G, 74 A) to go with 516 penalty minutes in 510 games with the Golden Knights, Calgary Flames and Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Edmonton, AB native, who has been a longtime Las Vegas resident, was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights during the 2017 Expansion Draft on June 21 from the Flames. 

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Video- Andrew Cogliano On His Suspension

via Sportsnet,

Anaheim Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano comes to tears when discussing how his 830-game ironman streak will come to an end, as he'll miss his first ever NHL game due to suspension.


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Not Yet Complete In Toronto

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

They are close. They have the coach. They have the centre in Auston Matthews. They have the goaltender in Frederik Andersen. They even have a defence, without a definitive No. 1, comparable to the Pittsburgh defence of a year ago that was good enough for the Penguins.

What they don’t know right now: Who is their No. 2 forward?

And are the players they believed were on their way to stardom — Mitch Marner and William Nylander — really heading in that direction?

That has to be of great concern to Maple Leafs management. So much of the building of this hockey club was based on three young stars growing together, the way Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, as two young stars, grew together in Pittsburgh. The way Datsyuk and Zetterberg grew together in Detroit. The way Kane and Toews grew together in Chicago.

The Leafs have one definitive star in Matthews up front. The question now: Do they have another one?


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A Red Carpet Event For The Vegas Golden Knights

from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of NHL.com,

The fans lined the length of a city block, six deep on each side of a red carpet, and packed the area in front of a stage. Fathers and sons, mothers and daughters. Wearing hats, shirts and jerseys. Holding signs, pens and phones. Cheering. Chanting.

Ten thousand people, according to an estimate by Patrick Hughes, president of the Fremont Street Experience, a seven-block entertainment district in downtown Las Vegas.

Ten thousand people. For a Fan Fest on a Sunday afternoon. For an NHL expansion team about halfway through its inaugural season.

"Uhhh … Unexpected?" goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury said with a laugh. "It's crazy, you know?"

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Stars Of The Week

NEW YORK (Jan. 15, 2018) – Calgary Flames left wing Johnny Gaudreau, Calgary Flames goaltender Mike Smith and Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Phil Kessel have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Jan. 14.

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Video- It’s A Slow Motion Monday

 Four minutes of NHL action all in super slow motion.


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Approaching The Trade Deadline - Eastern Conference Teams

from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

Exactly seven weeks remain until the NHL’s trade deadline, so here is a look at each Eastern Conference team’s needs, wants and wishes:


Top priority: Versatile, left-shooting defenceman

Scoop: The Bruins are the East’s wild card. With just three regulation losses (18-3-4) since mid-November, GM Don Sweeney seems destined to add. The question is: How big of a splash will he make? As solid as Matt Grzelcyk has been this season, a well-rounded blueliner who can chew up minutes (big or small) in key situations just might do the trick. Paging Ian Cole.


Top priority: Maximize lottery odds


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Questioning The Chicago Blackhawks

from Steve Rosenbloom of the Chicago Tribune,

Thieves or stiffs? How best to describe the Blackhawks’ effort against the dreaded Red Wings at the United Center on Sunday?

First, don’t call it an effort. That’s why thieves fits. The players ripped off the fans and the organ-I-zation with a heartless approach not seen since then-coach Denis Savard demanded that they “commit to the Indian.’’

Then again, stiffs also works for the way they refused to deliver a professional product against an inferior opponent.

I don’t want to hear about early vacation ahead of their five-day break. The Hawks had a bad opponent coming off a bad game the day before, and they blew it. The Hawks had a day off following a big win over a conference playoff team, finally, for the first time in a month, and they gagged, losing to a team that came in with nine fewer points. That’s what stiffs do. They get shut out at home 4-0 by the aged Red Wings after all that. A joke. Pathetic.


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Ready To Boycott The NHL?

from Jack Todd at the Montreal Gazette,

It’s an idea whose time has come: a two-week fan vacation from the National Hockey League during the Winter Olympics. Start your holiday Feb. 9, the day of the Opening Ceremonies in Pyeongchang, and don’t return before Feb. 25, the day of the Closing Ceremonies.

This vacation won’t cost you a dime. In fact, you will probably save money. It’s simple: Don’t go to NHL games. Don’t watch the NHL on television. Don’t buy NHL merchandise. Don’t click on the NHL website. For two little weeks out of a lifetime watching the league, go dark on everything NHL.

Don’t think of it as a boycott. It’s just a vacation. The NHL doesn’t want to take an Olympic break? Fine. Let the league play to empty arenas.

Why would you take a break from the NHL? Because Canadians want to see our best men’s hockey players battle for Olympic gold but that opportunity has been taken away from us by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and the 31 billionaires (or billionaire corporations) that hold all the power. Because we’re mad as hell and we aren’t going to take it any more.


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