SPRINGFIELD, Mass. ... The American Hockey League today announced that Norfolk Admirals right wing Steve Downie has been suspended for three (3) games as a result of his actions in a game at Worcester on Nov. 19.
Downie was suspended under the provisions of AHL Rule 29.1 (supplementary discipline).
Note: my understanding is another hit from behind.
NEW YORK / TORONTO (November 21, 2008) – The National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) together raised more than $600,000 in support of Hockey Fights Cancer during October’s Awareness Month.
More than half-a-million fans attended Hockey Fights Cancer Awareness Nights that were hosted by each NHL club, helping to raise funds for local charities. Broadcasters also participated in the awareness nights through extensive coverage of the initiative. More than 8 million viewers tuned-in and watched these telecasts through national and local coverage and on the NHL’s digital platform, GameCenter Live.
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today the club has recalled forward Brad Winchester from the Blues’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen.
Winchester, 27, has played in 13 games with Peoria this season, registering six points (four goals, two assists) along with 46 penalty minutes. The 6-5, 228-pound forward has skated in 119 National Hockey League games, collecting 13 points (five goals, eight assists) and 153 penalty minutes.
SAN JOSE – San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has reassigned goaltender Thomas Greiss to the Worcester Sharks, San Jose’s top development affiliate in the American Hockey League.
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today the team has claimed forward B.J. Crombeen on waivers from the Dallas Stars.
Crombeen, 23, has appeared in 15 games with Dallas this season, posting five points (one goal, four assists) along with 26 penalty minutes. The 6-2, 212-pound right winger has skated in 23 career NHL games, recording seven points (one goal, six assists) and 65 penalty minutes.
The Denver, Colorado native was originally Dallas’ second round selection, 54th overall in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
Crombeen’s father, Mike Crombeen, played five seasons with the Blues from 1978-83. Mike Crombeen scored one of the biggest goals in Blues history when he netted a series clinching double overtime goal against Pittsburgh in the first round of the 1981 playoffs.
B.J. and Mike would be the third father and son combination to play for the Blues. Bob and Brent Johnson were the first and Peter and Yan Stastny were the second.
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has recalled right wing Bobby Ryan and defenseman Brett Festerling from the Iowa Chops, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today the club has recalled defenseman Jeff Woywitka from their Blues’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen.
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Blues President John Davidson announced today the club has assigned defenseman Alex Pietrangelo to his junior team, the Niagara Ice Dogs of the Ontario Hockey League.
Pietrangelo, 18, a native of King City, Ontario, has skated in eight games for the Blues this season, recording one assist along with two penalty minutes.
He was the Blues’ first round pick, fourth overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have signed defenseman John Carlson, one of their two first-round choices (27th overall) in the 2008 Entry Draft, to a three-year entry-level contract, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Carlson, 18, is a 6’3”, 210-pound native of Natick, Mass., who is in his first season with the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). In 12 games this season he has recorded 12 points (2 goals, 10 assists) and is +11. Carlson played two preseason games with the Capitals this season and recorded 2 assists.
Carlson played the last two seasons with the Indiana Ice of the United States Hockey League (USHL), where he registered 43 points (12 goals, 31 assists) and led all defenseman on the team in scoring during the 2007-08 regular season. He was also named to the 2008 USHL All-Star East Division team where he recorded an assist.
The Atlanta Thrashers have recalled goaltender Ondrej Pavelec from the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League, according to Executive Vice President and General Manager Don Waddell.
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