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Darren Dreger was on the NHL Network today and discussed the future of Jaromir Jagr, the Blackhawks without Patrick Kane and the Boston Bruins.
The next topic was James Wisniewski and will he be moved and then Dreger talked about UFA goaltender Matt O'Connor from Boston University.
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller will be sidelined four to six weeks while he recovers from a lower-body injury, general manager Jim Benning confirmed to ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun on Wednesday..
Miller left Sunday night's game against the New York Islanders with an apparent leg injury sustained early in the second period of his team's 4-0 victory.
Jim Benning, GM of the Canucks says sprained knee for Miller, 4-6 weeks.
The Chicago Blackhawks announced today forward Patrick Kane underwent successful surgery to repair a left clavicle fracture. The procedure was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital by Blackhawks Head Team Physician Dr. Michael Terry and Dr. Bradley Merk.
“Patrick underwent successful surgery today to repair his left clavicle fracture,” Terry said. “The procedure went very well and we anticipate a full recovery in approximately 12 weeks.”
In case you missed how the injury happened, watch below...
added 6:47pm, LA Kings release is below...
from Pat Pickens of the New York Times,
Like many young hockey players, Mark Arcobello spent his formative years trekking around New England for youth tournaments.
But even the most intense schedule would pale in comparison to Arcobello’s road during his first full N.H.L. season.
Arcobello, a 26-year-old center for the Arizona Coyotes, has spent this season living out of a suitcase. He is on his fourth N.H.L. team, tying a league record.
“It’s been crazy, but it’s a good experience, I think,” said Arcobello, a native of Milford, Conn. “I can now say I’ve been traded, picked off waivers, been on four teams in one year. I’ve seen a lot of coaches, a lot of players, it’s kind of a cool experience.”
Dennis O’Brien in 1977-78 and Dave McLlwain in 1991-92 also played for four N.H.L. teams in the same season.
“I don’t know if that’s a really good one to tie,” Arcobello said.
via Pierre LeBrun tweets,
Toronto has traded Daniel Winnik to Pittsburgh
Leafs in return for Winnik get Zach Sill plus 2nd round pick in 2016 and 4th round pick in 2015
RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the Hurricanes have acquired a third-round selection in the 2016 NHL Draft and either a fifth- or sixth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft from the Winnipeg Jets in exchange for forward Jiri Tlusty.
“We appreciate everything that Jiri did for our team and our community during his time in Carolina, and wish him the best in Winnipeg,” said Francis.
The conditional 2015 draft pick will be in the fifth round if Winnipeg qualifies for the 2015 Stanley Cup playoffs or the sixth round if they do not.
added 3:55pm, Penguins release is below...
NEW YORK (Feb. 25, 2015) – Buffalo Sabres goaltender Michal Neuvirth has been fined $2,000 as supplementary discipline under NHL Rule 64 (Diving/Embellishment), the National Hockey League announced today.
LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have signed forward Kyle Clifford to a five-year contract extension, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
The 24-year-old Clifford (born on Jan. 13, 1991) is a 6-2, 208-pound native of Ayr, Ontario, has appeared in 333 career NHL regular season games, all with the Kings, totaling 58 points (25-33=58) and 462 penalty minutes.
This season, Clifford has tallied 10 points (3-7=10) a plus-1 rating and a team-leading 66 penalty minutes. Clifford appeared in his 300th NHL game, Dec. 2 vs. BOS.
A second round (35th overall) selection of the Kings at the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Clifford has been a part of both Stanley Cup runs with Los Angeles in 2012 and 2014. He has played in 47 career postseason games, registering 14 points (4-10=14) and 56 penalty minutes, including assisting on the Stanley Cup clinching goal scored by Alec Martinez in Game 5 against the New York Rangers.
The Blackhawks did place Kane on LTIR today...
from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,
So, with only rumours, tips, and our keen sports writer’s eye — having watched nearly every player who ever hurt his collarbone skate off the ice bent over just like Patrick Kane did on Tuesday night — we are ready to pronounce that Kane is out with some sort of shoulder/collarbone (clavicle) malady.
So, here’s what that means:
If the clavicle is broken, which is very rare in hockey according to a former NHL trainer we reached out to Wednesday, Kane is looking at eight to 10 weeks on the shelf. The good news is that bones mend, and although a broken collarbone means more recovery time, the injury would not linger with Kane for the remainder of his career.
If the collarbone has separated from where it joins the shoulder — the far more popular AC or Acromioclavicular joint injury — that means the ligaments which hold the clavicle to the shoulder have been stretched. Doctors simply put the clavicle back in place, and wait six-to-eight weeks until the ligaments tighten up around the joint once more.
There are two issues with that however. One, it never tightens up like it used to be; and two, Kane would return with a much more painful shoulder than he would if he waited the requisite time for a broken bone to heal.
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