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from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,
The Stars official stance on Jamie Benn is that he will be “re-assessed” on Sunday after a hard hit by Phoenix’s Martin Hanzal in the final two minutes of Dallas’ 2-1 loss to the Coyotes Saturday. They are not listing any injury at this time.
While the Stars won’t say it, they definitely are concerned about a potential concussion for Benn.
No penalty on this hit. Was it late, from the blindside, headshot?
Mr. Shanahan explains…
I say at least two games for this hit on Dustin Brown, anyone else agree/disagree?
I watched the game last night but was too tired to wait, then post the GWG.
So here it is,early then next morning and Martin Hanzal’s OT goal still looks as good as it did last night.
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed forward Martin Hanzal to a five-year contract extension. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We are very pleased to sign Martin to a five-year contract extension,” said Maloney. “Martin is a big, strong, skilled center and a core member of our team. He contributes at both ends of the ice and we are confident he will continue to improve to become one of the NHL’s best two-way centers.”
Last season, the 6-foot-6, 236 pound Hanzal appeared in 61 regular season games for the Coyotes, registering 16-10-26 and 54 penalty minutes (PIM). He established new career highs in goals (16), game-winning goals (5), power play goals (7) and hits (147). Hanzal appeared in all four games of the Western Conference Quarter-Final against Detroit, recording his first career postseason goal along with two assists and eight PIM.
from Rich Hammond at Kings.com,
Irate after a video review failed to overturn a second-period goal by the Phoenix Coyotes, Kings general manager Dean Lombardi and coach Terry Murray publicly called out the NHL review crew in Toronto after the Kings’ 2-0 loss to the Coyotes.
The disputed play took place 8:48 into the second period of a then-scoreless game. Phoenix’s Martin Hanzal, stationed in front the net, lifted his stick and knocked the puck out of the air and past Kings goalie Jonathan Quick.
On-ice officials immediately called it a good goal, and after a video review of more than five minutes, the crew in Toronto, led by Mike Murphy, the NHL’s senior vice president of hockey operations, ruled that the goal would stand.
“When the guy in Toronto making the decisions on the goals, in Ottawa and the one tonight, wanted the G.M.‘s job in L.A. and was not happy about not getting it, you have to assume you are going to get those type of calls,’’ Lombardi said. “However, we have put ourselves in a position where these calls have a monumental effect on our season, and we’re going to have to find a way out of it ourselves.’‘
I saw the goal live and honestly, I felt whatever was ruled on the ice is the way Toronto would see it, it was that close. You can watch the goal in real-time and slow motion below…
from E.J. Hradek tweet,
Hearing Hanzal deal is done w/Coyotes. Two year deal. $1.5M in first yr. $2.1M in second year. Cap hit is: $1.8M
via Jim Gintonio of the Arizona Republic,
Assistant general manager Brad Treliving said Hanzal is the priority and expressed confidence that he will be signed “hopefully sooner rather than later; I think it’s the process right now.”
Stempniak’s agent has had weeks to explore options, and he is expected to meet with General Manager Don Maloney within the next several days.
“We’ve got a good relationship with the agent, and I’m sure if something was imminent somewhere else, he’d be back in touch with us,” Treliving said.
from the Phoenix Coyotes,
Coyotes center Martin Hanzal is scheduled to undergo surgery Thursday morning to repair a herniated disk in his back.
By having the procedure done now, back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins believes Hanzal, 21, will have enough time to rehabilitate and be ready for the start of training camp in mid-September.