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Alex Pietrangelo Placed On Injured Reserve

ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has placed defenseman Alex Pietrangelo on injured reserve with a lower-body injury.

In addition, the club recalled defenseman Jordan Schmaltz from the American Hockey League's (AHL) San Antonio Rampage.

Pietrangelo, 27, shares second among all defenseman with seven goals and ranks fifth with 23 points overall through 30 games this season. The King City, Ontario native is currently in his 10th season with the Blues after being drafted by the club with the fourth overall pick of the 2008 NHL Draft. Overall, the 6-foot-3, 210-pound defenseman has accumulated 326 points (72 goals, 254 assists) in 569 career regular season games.

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Video- Corey Perry Suffers A Leg Injury


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NHL Short Notes



Home Team in Caps

NY ISLANDERS 3, Washington 1
Dallas 2, NY RANGERS 1 (SO)
Colorado 2, PITTSBURGH 1
Florida 2, DETROIT 1 (OT)
WINNIPEG 5, Vancouver 1
ANAHEIM 3, Carolina 2

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Russian doping scandal could endanger the Winter Games

By Stacy,

Who would want to be on the International Olympic Committee? When the NHL announced that it would not be participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics, it dealt a cruel body blow, but now, the absence of one of the most significant nations in winter sports has to cast the viability of the event itself into doubt.

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Evening Line- Drew Doughty

“Yeah, you know, obviously, people are still going to doubt us. There’s always going to be people who don’t believe in the success we’re having, but we’re not too worried about those other people. We believe in each other in here and we know that what we’ve done isn’t by mistake and it’s come through hard work and improving every single day.

“We’re just going out there trying to win every single hockey game we can.”

-Drew Doughty of the LA Kings.  Robert Morales of the LA Daily News has more on the Kings.

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A Good Time To Sell The Calgary Flames

from Eric Francis of the Calgary Sun,

Don’t be fooled by the $430 million Forbes estimated the team to be worth last month – the Flames wouldn’t sell for a dime less than the newly-pegged cost of starting a franchise from scratch. (Minus sizeable NHL transfer fees, of course.)

After all, there’s far more value in acquiring a team with proven, marketable superstars like Johnny Gaudreau and Sean Monahan and backed by a solid team and front office that knows the business inside out.

Fact is, we’ll eventually reach the point in this dangerous game of chicken that the most logical solution may just be to sell.

It certainly is the easiest.

After all, it’s only worth the two-thirds of a billion dollars if you sell it.

It’s worth a fraction of that in Calgary, where the political and business climate is such that the reality may just be that the Calgary Flames have outgrown this town.


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A Heavier Workload For Brock Boeser

from Jason Botchford of the Vancouver Province,

Just when you think Brock Boeser can’t score all the goals, he goes out and does something and you can’t help but wonder.

Maybe he can.

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to overestimate what Boeser can do this season. He is still only months into his NHL career and right now he is the Canucks’ most important player.

He is not only their best goal scorer, he represents their best hope to survive a lengthy stretch of games in which the Canucks will be without Bo Horvat, and, it now seems, Sven Baertschi.

Horvat, as everyone knows, is lost for six weeks with a foot fracture. The news is less clear on Baertschi, but he left the team and returned to Vancouver after taking a puck to the face Saturday night in Calgary. That doesn’t suggest good things and leaves the Canucks without their No. 2 and No. 3 goal scorers.

But No. 1 is still here, and what a No. 1 he is.


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Thoughts Of Hockey On A Monday

from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet,

- I can’t imagine Florida will wait too much longer to wade into the goalie pool, either. And I think they are looking for someone young-ish who might be their future.

- There have been rumours that Brendan Shanahan would like to “bring back the band” in Toronto. That is, keep everyone in the front office in the same positions for at least one more season. But there’s no confirmation and a real desire to keep this kind of information very quiet.

- The bigger debate between the NHL and the NHLPA might actually turn out to be sports science. Many teams use some form of tracking for this department. Calgary, Philadelphia and Toronto are among those who use Catapult. I follow that company on Twitter, and its work is very interesting. However, there are a couple of teams that don’t use it because they are concerned about inconsistencies when the radio technology is indoors. (Catapult built its reputation with Australian Rules Football and rugby, which are played outdoors.)

Others use Kinexon. There is a lot of terrific stuff that can be accomplished: including scheduling proper rest days and better understanding of injuries. The NHLPA has long worried that this will be used against players. For example, if player X is up for a contract extension, does his GM look at the data and say, “His knee is down to 75 per cent strength compared to last season. Do we really want to do this?” Over texts with a few players, there is a sense they trust some teams more than others. Pittsburgh scored well. (I know you will ask, but they weren’t comfortable sharing which teams don’t.)....


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Dustin Byfuglien Considered Week-to-Week

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