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Gaborik Feeling “Discomfort”

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

This from TSN:

The Minnesota Wild placed right wing Owen Nolan on injured reserve with a leg injury on Friday. Nolan, 36, has five goals and five assists in 17 games with the Wild this season, his first with the club.

To take his spot on the roster, Minnesota recalled center Krys Kolanos from Houston of the American Hockey League.

Wasn’t Kolanos sent down before to make room for Gaborik to come back? Or is there someone else injured in this equation now that I’m forgetting?

Maybe just Gaborik again.  According to Michael Russo at the Star Tribune:

Some potential news brewing here in Minnesota, and the first is, to quote the Seinfeld show, “not gonna be good for anybody.”

Marian Gaborik was the first one off the ice today. He ultimately admitted he feels “some discomfort” and added later after some further pressing by myself that ”If I would need to rest it, I’d definitely consider it. But I’m playing tonight and hopefully everything’s going to be good.”

As Russo goes on to explain, the situation is anything but “good.”

 

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Tampa Puts Jussi Jokinen on Waivers

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Damian Cristodero at Lightning Strikes:

The Tampa Bay Lightning placed Jussi Jokinen on waivers at noon Friday. We will know whether he clears or is picked up by another team at noon Saturday. Jokinen has six goals but zero in his past 15 games.

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Garnet Exelby Out With Hairline Fracture Of Leg

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

via Mike Knobler of the AJC,

Thrashers defenseman Garnet Exelby has a hairline fracture of his lower right leg and expects to be out three weeks.

Exelby had been playing on the injured leg for 21/2 weeks since getting hit by a shot in a game.

“The last few games, it was a lot worse. [Wednesday] I couldn’t even walk on it,” said Exelby, who wore a walking boot Friday and wasn’t on crutches.

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Hero vs. Villain Game

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

from Jason Kay of the Hockey News,

I believe I’ve found the winning formula for an all-star game worth watching: Team Superstars vs. Team Exile.

Team Superstars would be comprised of, well, superstars. The players could be picked by the fans, the media, coaches, other players, my cat. It doesn’t matter. I don’t really care who plays for them. I’m more interested in the other team’s make-up.

Team Exile would feature the ultimate bad boys of hockey, the dressing room “cancers,” whose evil powers run so deep they’ve been shunted and disposed of because they singlehandedly caused their NHL teams to lose.

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Penguins Extend Talbot

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Maxime Talbot to a two-year contract through the 2010-11 season, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Ray Shero.

The 5-11, 185-pound forward has registered seven points (four goals, three assists) along with 18 penalty minutes in 28 games this season with Pittsburgh.  Talbot has a winning faceoff percentage of 57.1% this season and is currently tied for fourth on the team with 44 hits.

“Max has developed into one of the key players in our organization,” Shero said. “He has shown his versatility and plays in all situations for our hockey club.  He played an integral role in helping our team reach the Finals last season and we look forward to having him for the coming years.”

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Blues Acquire Jonathan Filewich From Penguins

Blog: Hockey News Wire By Paul

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today the club has acquired forward Jonathan Filewich from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a conditional 6th round draft choice in 2010.

Filewich, 24, has played in 19 games this season with the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, recording four points (two goals, two assists) and six penalty minutes.  Last season, the 6-2, 208-pound right winger made his NHL debut with Pittsburgh, skating in five games.  In addition to last season, he also appeared in 71 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, registering 31 points (10 goals, 21 assists) and 44 penalty minutes. 

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Morning Line

Blog: KK Hockey By Paul

“Gordie? Every night playing with him you see him do different things.  I guess in Toronto where he beat (Maple Leafs defenseman) Kent Douglas twice and then going in, because he was kind of going bald, he always had a long piece of hair that came down to his eye and he had to move the hair out of his eye, and he stickhandled past Johnny Bower and tucked it into the top shelf with one hand.”

“He was trying to get it (the hair) out of his eyes.  We all laughed about it and then he wished Johnny Bower a Merry Christmas, to which Johnny chased him halfway to the blue line because Johnny was so mad at him.”

-ex-Wing Bryan (Bugsy) Watson.  More from Evan Weiner at NHL.com.

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That Was A Statement?  I’ve Got A Statement For You

Blog: Abel to Yzerman By IwoCPO

And it goes something like this:  Don’t make us wait another two months. 

Don’t make us wait again to see the team we watched last night.

Continue Reading »

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Caps Send Varlamov To AHL

Blog: Hockey News Wire By Paul

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have assigned goaltender Simeon Varlamov to the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Hershey Bears and activated goaltender Jose Theodore from injured reserve, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today

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It’s For the Troops

Blog: KK Hockey By Alanah McGinley

From Impact Wrestling

imageSmackDown Diva Maria is scheduled to appear on today’s “NHL Live” show at 12:30 p.m. EST promoting Saturday’s Tribute to the Troops special on NBC. “NHL Live” is broadcast live on XM Radio Channel 204, and can be seen on the NHL Network.

Fans interested in seeing Maria are invited to show up at the NHL Store on the corner of 47th St. and 6th Ave in Manhattan, New York for her appearance. They are also encouraged to bring signs.

Ah, yes.  Nothing says “Tribute to the Troops” quite like half-naked girls throwing body slams on the streets of Manhattan the week before Christmas… wink

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  Tags: nhl+live, viva+maria, wrestling

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