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via the Nashville Predators,
The Nashville Predators activated defenseman P.K. Subban from Injured Reserve on Friday and expect him to play tonight in Edmonton.
The 27-year-old blueliner has missed the previous 16 games with an upper-body injury. Subban had 17 points (7g-10a) in the Predators' opening 29 games before exiting with what he described as "a new injury."
Adding Subban back into the mix will be welcome addition for the Preds, who are also missing another franchise defenseman in Roman Josi (Injured Reserve; upper-body).
from Craig Medaglia of OttawaSenators.com,
Senators GM Pierre Dorion met with the media this morning to provide some injury updates and announced that Clarke MacArthur will not play this season.
MacArthur has been battling post-concussion symptoms for the better part of two years now and all indications up until today was that he was nearing a return to action this season. MacArtur was sidelined back in training camp during team scrimmage but was able to return to full contact practices in December.
"Clarke is devastated by this news," Dorion relayed to the media this morning. "He felt he didn't have any symptoms but I think in the long-term of this process we always said that the doctors would decide if Clarke was going to play."...
With MacArthur not an option to return this season Dorion has shifted his focus and is looking to acquire some forward depth at some point during the second half of the season. The Sens currently find themselves in second place in the Atlantic Division as they push for a return to the post-season.
"Right now the asking prices are ridiculous for rentals and for non-rentals," Dorion continued....
Some good news from this morning's media availability, it looks like Craig Anderson could return to the team later this month or in early February. Anderson took a personal leave back in December in order to be with his family while his wife Nicholle underwent cancer treatment. Dorion also expects that when Anderson's return to the team happens, it would be a permanent one.
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When a guy in a suit gets involved, you know a problem exists.
via TSN YouTube page,
Connor McDavid wears many hats as the captain of the Edmonton Oilers, (face of the franchise, engine of the offence, superstar in the NHL), so Cabbie presents him with a variety of hats, including an iconic Jofa helmet. Don't sleep on the military grade night vision goggles either. They also discuss McDavid's lightning hot production and one of their favourite MCs who lit up the stage at Rogers Place wearing Connor's jersey.
from Brendan Kelly of the Montreal Gazette,
I’m worried about Carey Price and you should be too.
The Canadiens’ all-world/other-worldly/greatest-ever goalie simply hasn’t been himself for the past six weeks and it’s right there to see in his stats. He has had four or more goals scored against him in four of his last five games and in one of those games, that embarrassment at the hands of the Minnesota Wild, he let in seven goals.
Worse, he has let in three or more goals in eight of his last ten games. This is simply not the Carey Price we know and love. Sadly, it is nothing like the Carey Price of the 2014-2015 season who was far and away the best goalie in the National Hockey League and, in fact, was the best player in Bettman’s league that year and has the trophies to prove it. The Price we’re seeing these days is a lot more like the young Price from his early years with the Habs, when management was predicting, correctly it turns out, that he was the new Dryden/Roy but the results on the ice were a lot less Hall of Fame-like at the time.
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,
On any other night in any other year, this one would have been routine for the Rangers and Henrik Lundqvist.
But considering the Bizarro World in which the franchise goaltender and has lived over the past days, if not weeks, Thursday’s 5-2 victory over the Maple Leafs, in which Lundqvist played a significant role, was anything but usual.
“I think this was a big game for me,” Lundqvist said in a king-sized understatement. “Sometimes a win means a little bit more and you enjoy it a little bit extra.”
The Rangers buckled down fundamentally all over the ice, but most especially in the area in front of the net they had begun to vacate as a matter of routine while losing three straight in regulation and six of their previous 11 (5-6), since Dec. 20.
Game highlights are below...
from Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch,
“There’s a lot going on right now,” Hitchcock said. “There’s a lot in his head, he’s kind of locked up mentally and he’s going to have to fight through this. So beating it up any more isn’t going to do us any good. We’ve got to get him unlocked, he’s just locked right up.
“If we can help him get unlocked, then that’s what you do, that’s part of coaching. Nobody anticipated this, nobody on our team, nobody in this city anticipated this, but we got it and we’re going to have to figure it out because there’s no help wagon coming.”
more on Allen and the Blues 7-3 loss to the Capitals...
Home Team in Caps
NY ISLANDERS 3, Dallas 0
Ottawa 2, COLUMBUS 0
NY Rangers 5, TORONTO 2
Washington 7, ST. LOUIS 3
MINNESOTA 4, Arizona 3
Nashville 4, CALGARY 3
ANAHEIM 2, Colorado 1
SAN JOSE 2, Tampa Bay 1
CAPITALS SCORE SEVEN (AGAIN) TO EXTEND POINT STREAK TO 12 GAMES
The Capitals (30-9-6, 66 points) scored seven goals for a second straight game (also Monday at PIT: 8-7 OT L) as the club extended its point streak to 12 games (10-0-2) and reclaimed sole possession of first place in the NHL standings.
* Elias notes that the Capitals scored at least seven goals in consecutive games for the first time since Feb. 11-13, 1993 (10-6 W at STL and 10-3 W at LAK, respectively). Washington has outscored opponents 30-13 over its past five games, scoring at least five goals in each contest – their first such run since Feb. 4-11, 2010 (also 5 GP).
* Each of Washington’s 12 forwards found the score sheet, with Nicklas Backstrom (4-10—14) and Alex Ovechkin (3-8—11) extending their point streaks to eight and six games, respectively.
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - Arizona Coyotes General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have assigned forward Anthony Duclair to the Tucson Roadrunners, the club's American Hockey League affiliate (AHL).
"Anthony is a good young player," said Chayka. "Unfortunately, he has struggled this season. We felt this was a good time to send him to Tucson to work on a few things and hopefully regain his scoring touch. We hope to have him rejoin our team soon."
The 21-year-old Duclair has registered 3-6-9 in 41 games with the Coyotes this season and has tallied 24-36-60 in 140 career games over three seasons with the Coyotes and New York Rangers.
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