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by Paul on 12/26/05 at 07:54 PM ET
Atlanta Thrashers forward Marian Hossa is the NHL's offensive player of the week after collecting six points in two games, while Buffalo goaltender Ryan Miller won the defensive award.
Hossa had two goals and four assists while the Thrashers went 1-0-1 for the week, recording points on all six Thrashers goals.
Vancouver centre Brendan Morrison (one goal, six assists) and Edmonton centre Shawn Horcoff (three goals, four assists) were also considered for the offensive award.
Miller claimed the defensive honours after leading the Sabres to two wins with a .96 goals-against average and .969 save percentage.
Goalies Manny Fernandez of the Minnesota Wild (2-0-0, 2.00 GAA) and Chris Osgood of the Detroit Red Wings (2-0-0, 2.33 GAA) were runners-up.
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