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Jovanovski visited a specialist on Monday, who confirmed the Canucks' defenseman will require surgery on an abdominal injury. The surgery is scheduled for this week.more update 8:19pm, from TSN,
"It's six weeks for sure, maybe longer depending upon what they find," Vancouver Canucks' GM David Nonis said. "The MRIs we have had have not shown any damage but the doctor believes there is something there and wants to go in and do the procedure.
from the CBC,
The Anaheim Mighty Ducks will likely lose "in excess of $15 million" this season. That's what Mighty Ducks general manager Brian Burke revealed to more than 1,000 fans attending a team function...read on
Forbes points out the NHL and Comcast are losers due to the announcement that the NFL Network was chosen as the network to broadcast select NFL games beginning next year.
from Jeff Gordon of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
The Blues’ lame-duck management dumped their (Sillinger & Weight) salaries and got table scraps in return. There is no earthly reason to pay NHL prices to watch AHL hockey –- which is what the Blues offer now that their top goal scorer and top point-getter are gone. The Lauries are still trying to sell this franchise. In the meantime, they and their minions are working as hard as humanly possible to destroy the team’s remaining fan base.read on
NHL on NBC for the games of January 28th had a 1.3 rating and a 3 share. Same as the first week and better than last week.
Ethan Moreau's next contract may force him to stick to just playing hockey. Sources tell Sportsnet the Oilers' forward injured his leg this morning in a game of pick-up basketball. The Oilers fear the leg is broken, but won't confirm anything more than a "sprain" until the severity of the injury is confirmed by doctors in Phoenix.
Columbus Blue Jackets forward David Vyborny, who tallied seven points (two goals, five assists) in three games, has been named the NHL's Offensive Player of the Week for the period ending Sunday, January 29. Dallas Stars goaltender Marty Turco, who led the Stars to four victories, three by shootout, with a 1.65 goals against average and .933 save percentage, is the League's Defensive Player of the Week.
from Scott Burnside of ESPN,
Talk of (Mike) Sullivan being dumped has suddenly gone silent. Did the thoughtful coach suddenly remember how to do his job? Like players, did Sullivan simply go through a coaching slump? In Toronto, meanwhile, the sharp knives are once again out for coach Pat Quinn.more
The St. Louis Blues continue to clean house. Sportsnet has learned the Blues have sent Doug Weight to Carolina.more to come update 1:15pm, More from Sportsnet... update 1:28pm, via TSN,
The Carolina Hurricanes have acquired Doug Weight from the St. Louis Blues but it is just one part of a much larger trade involving other players and draft picks that won't be made official until after the Hurricanes and Blues complete the official trade conference call with the NHL.update 1:57pm, The TSN link from above has been updated with the official trade. Word is Weight priority is to sign with St. Louis in the off-season after the team is sold and becomes more stable... update 2:11pm, from the Carolina Hurricanes,
"Doug is one of the premier forwards in the National Hockey League and will add a strong element to our top lines," said Rutherford. "His skill, leadership and experience will be a great benefit for our team."
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