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Fredrik Modin Retires

From the IIHF

Triple Gold Club member No. 18 has won his last gold medal. Fredrik Modin, 36, has decided to retire. Constant back problems have contributed to the Swede’s decision.

Despite a splendid career which has included an IIHF World Championship gold medal (1998), a Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning (2004) and Olympic gold (2006), Fredrik Modin is one of the least conspicuous members of the Triple Gold Club, currently at 24 members.

But the numbers tell the true story. Apart from collecting the three biggest team prizes in hockey, Modin played 898 NHL games, scoring 232 goals while adding 230 assists. He also represented Sweden in the IIHF World U20 Championships (silver in 1994), the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and in three other IIHF World Championships, where he added the 2001 bronze to his 1998 gold.

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Post-Kovalchuk Thrashers Deep on ‘D’, Look to New Faces and Young Guns for Offense

For the Atlanta Thrashers, a team with just one playoff appearance in ten National Hockey League seasons (and not a single post-season victory to their credit), the time for a fresh start was clearly at hand.

By first turning a negative into a positive in moving on from superstar sniper Ilya Kovalchuk late last season and then raiding the cabinet of the cap-crunched Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, Atlanta begins their new era, under both a new general manager and head coach in Rick Dudley and Craig Ramsay, with a wealth of promising youth and several veterans with recent championship experience.

They may no longer boast an individual showstopper but that formula wasn’t producing a consistent winner in Blueland anyway (and that alone rarely does as much anywhere). The post-Kovalchuk Thrashers appear to be headed for greener pastures, though there will be that little issue of replacing his 45+ goals, of course.

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Modin To Atlanta

via Kevin Allen tweet,

Modin’s contract with Atlanta pays him 800k, plus modest bonuses. Could be a bargain if Modin can stay healthy.

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Modin Goes To The Kings

via Elliotte Friemdan tweet,

Modin to LA for conditional pick

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Modine Hurts Knee In Game Tonight

via the Twitter of Aaron Portzline,

Fredrik Modin suffers right knee injury. “Looks like weeks, not days,” coach Ken Hitchcock said.

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Modin On IR

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed forward Fredrik Modin on injured reserve retroactive to February 14, club General Manager Scott Howson announced today.  Modin, who suffered a lower body injury in last Saturday’s 5-1 win at Carolina, was evaluated by team physicians from OhioHealth upon the team’s return to Columbus and is expected to miss at least one week.

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Modin Healthy

from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch,

“I feel good,” Modin said. “The back feels good. No pain. I’m able to work out in a way that I haven’t been able to do for a long time, and I’m ready to play hockey.

“That’s what you wanted to know, right?”

That’s everybody’s question for Modin heading into training camp, which opens for veteran Blue Jackets players in less than three weeks….

Hitchcock has long been a fan of pairing Modin on the opposite wing from Rick Nash, allowing the two big bodies to control the puck down low.

The plan as of today, however, is for Modin to play on the left side of rookie center Derick Brassard on the No. 2 line. Torres, if he’s fully recovered from knee surgery, will likely grab the right wing.

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Columbus Activates Modin, Westcott Sent Down

via the Columbus Blue Jackets,

The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated left wing Fredrik Modin and defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen off Injured Reserve and assigned defenseman Duvie Westcott to the Syracuse Crunch, Columbus’ American Hockey League affiliate, Blue Jackets General Manager Scott Howson announced today. Modin and Tollefsen will be available to return to the lineup this afternoon when Columbus visits the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center.

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Modin Out With Groin Tear

from Puck-rakers,

Left winger Fredrik Modin has a small tear in his groin. That’s what the MRI revealed yesterday. Modin is expected to miss 7 to 10 days.

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