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 Posted: Thu Nov 24th, 2016 09:01 pm
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lobo316 wrote: Philadelphia Flyers forward Sean Couturier will be sidelined four-to-six weeks with a lower-body injury, general manager Ron Hextall announced Wednesday. CSN Philly's Tim Panaccio reports the injury is a sprained knee.

Couturier suffered the injury Tuesday versus the Florida Panthers, leaving after just seven minutes of ice time.

The 23-year-old has appeared in all 20 games this season, scoring five goals and collecting three assists.

It's a familiar injury for the Flyers. Earlier in November, the team announced that injured goaltender Michal Neuvirth would miss four-to-six weeks, which Panaccio also reported was due to a sprained knee. Neuvirth has missed the last four games.

The Flyers sit sixth in the Metropolitan Division with a 9-8-3 record through 20 games.

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The Vancouver Canucks have re-signed defenseman Ben Hutton to a two-year, $5.6-million deal, the team announced Thursday.

"Ben is developing into one of our young, emerging core players and is an important part of our future," Canucks general manager Jim Benning said in a statement. "We're excited to see him further elevate his game and help this team compete for years to come."

Hutton has scored four points in 20 games with the Canucks this season.

The 23-year-old made his NHL debut last season, appearing in 75 games and scoring 25 points. The Canucks selected Hutton in the fifth round of the 2012 draft.

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A slow start has cost head coach Gerard Gallant his job.

The Florida Panthers fired Gallant after Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes, reports Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos.

General manager Tom Rowe will take over behind the bench, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. Assistant head coach Mike Kelly was also let go, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.

Gallant was given extension last season, but this year he and front office disagreed on direction of the team. Things brewing behind scenes.

— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) November 28, 2016
The Panthers are 11-10-1 after Sunday's loss, and have struggled to score. Special teams have been an issue and injuries have taken their toll, as well, as Jonathan Huberdeau's yet to suit up this season, while Nick Bjugstad's played only two games.

Related: Twitter reacts to surprising Gallant firing

Aleksander Barkov has only two goals in 22 games, while Jaromir Jagr has only two. The club's leading scorer is Jonathan Marchessault.

The firing comes as a shocking move after Gallant led the Panthers to their best ever season in 2015-16, the club finishing with 103 points and atop the Atlantic Division. He was a finalist for the Jack Adams Award, finishing second to Barry Trotz.

Related: Look: Gallant awaits cab after being fired

Florida lost in the first round of the playoffs to the New York Islanders in six games.

Not that it ultimately matters in terms of decision, but safe to say FLA players largely disappointed/unhappy at Gallant being fired.

— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) November 28, 2016
The Panthers are owned by billionaire West Point graduate Vinnie Viola, and have made numerous front-office changes over the past few months. The club has taken both a Wall Street-style and military-style approach to building a team, and Gallant's firing will no doubt feed into what many believe is a far too unorthodox method of management.

Gallant leaves Florida with an impressive 96-64-25 record in three seasons.

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Garret Sparks was suspended by the Toronto Maple Leafs for violating team policy, the AHL's Toronto Marlies confirmed to The Canadian Press on Saturday.

The organization would not confirm the length of the suspension, nor the reason for it, but Sparks did use violent, sexist language in a Facebook thread earlier in the week.

Not a good look for Garret Sparks. pic.twitter.com/UYL7alZnz4

— Scott Wheeler (@scottcwheeler) November 22, 2016
“(Garret) was sent home for some team-policy reasons when we were on the road trip there (in New York),” Marlies head coach Sheldon Keefe told TSN's Kristen Shilton after Saturday’s win over the Utica Comets.

“I’m familiar with the circumstances, but we’re not going to comment any further from there. Management handled the situation.”

Sparks didn't dress for the Marlies on Friday or Saturday.

The online comments apparently came in a Facebook group created for goaltenders for which Sparks is an administrator, and the 23-year-old lashed out at one of the users for mocking a disabled person.

Keefe didn't have a timetable for when Sparks would be welcomed back, but told Shilton that the netminder's status would be reevaluated in the coming week.

Sparks has been limited to four games for the Marlies this season due to injury. He appeared in 17 contests with the Maple Leafs in 2015-16.

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lobo316 wrote: A slow start has cost head coach Gerard Gallant his job.

The Florida Panthers fired Gallant after Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes, reports Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos.

General manager Tom Rowe will take over behind the bench, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. Assistant head coach Mike Kelly was also let go, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie.

Gallant was given extension last season, but this year he and front office disagreed on direction of the team. Things brewing behind scenes.

— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) November 28, 2016
The Panthers are 11-10-1 after Sunday's loss, and have struggled to score. Special teams have been an issue and injuries have taken their toll, as well, as Jonathan Huberdeau's yet to suit up this season, while Nick Bjugstad's played only two games.

Related: Twitter reacts to surprising Gallant firing

Aleksander Barkov has only two goals in 22 games, while Jaromir Jagr has only two. The club's leading scorer is Jonathan Marchessault.

The firing comes as a shocking move after Gallant led the Panthers to their best ever season in 2015-16, the club finishing with 103 points and atop the Atlantic Division. He was a finalist for the Jack Adams Award, finishing second to Barry Trotz.

Related: Look: Gallant awaits cab after being fired

Florida lost in the first round of the playoffs to the New York Islanders in six games.

Not that it ultimately matters in terms of decision, but safe to say FLA players largely disappointed/unhappy at Gallant being fired.

— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) November 28, 2016
The Panthers are owned by billionaire West Point graduate Vinnie Viola, and have made numerous front-office changes over the past few months. The club has taken both a Wall Street-style and military-style approach to building a team, and Gallant's firing will no doubt feed into what many believe is a far too unorthodox method of management.

Gallant leaves Florida with an impressive 96-64-25 record in three seasons.

And that's why they are the Panthers.....



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The news is not good for Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alex Edler.

The 30-year-old will undergo surgery to repair a fractured left index finger, and will miss four-to-six weeks, the team announced Monday.

Edler suffered the injury after blocking a shot in the first period of Saturday's game against the Colorado Avalanche.

In 21 games this season, Edler has chipped in with one goal and two assists, and sits ninth in the league with 48 blocked shots.

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The Carolina Hurricanes will be without their No. 1 center for the time being.

Jordan Staal has been diagnosed with a concussion, general manager Ron Francis said, according to Chip Alexander of the Raleigh News and Observer.

Staal's recovery timeline isn't yet known, but the club placed him on injured reserve Monday, calling up Phil Di Giuseppe from the AHL in a corresponding move.

The veteran forward suffered the injury during Sunday's contest against the Florida Panthers, leaving the game after playing less than three minutes.

The concussion came with Staal in the midst of a seven-game pointless skid. In 21 contests this season, Staal has five goals and nine points to his name.

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The Buffalo Sabres are welcoming Jack Eichel back to the lineup.

The 2015 second overall pick will make his season debut Tuesday against the Ottawa Senators. Eichel has missed all 21 of Buffalo's games after injuring his ankle the day before opening night.

Jack's back.
Eichel makes it official he is playing tonight for Sabres versus Senators. pic.twitter.com/KV10YuGu7d

— John Vogl (@BuffNewsVogl) November 29, 2016
Eichel has been practicing on the team's second line with Sam Reinhart and Evander Kane in advance of his first game action.

In 81 games as a rookie, Eichel recorded 24 goals and 32 assists with 238 shots. In his absence, the Sabres have scored a league-low 39 goals, and sit six points out of a wild-card playoff spot.

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Round 2 between Auston Matthews and Connor McDavid goes Tuesday night, and here's hoping for a little more intrigue this time around.
The first battle between the two most recent No. 1 picks was overshadowed by Nazem Kadri, who potted two goals for the Maple Leafs while the 19-year-old phenoms were held off the scoresheet.
The Oilers captain currently paces the NHL in points, while Matthews sits one point back of the rookie lead, 21 games into his inaugural campaign.
As the two rising stars collide for the last time this season - barring an incredibly unlikely meeting in the Stanley Cup Final - here's a look at their production rates through 21 games in their respective careers.


Advantage McDavid, who was sidelined 13 games into his rookie season with a broken collarbone, but returned with something to prove.
He netted 13 points in his next eight games, including a career-high five-point effort Feb. 11 versus - that's right - Toronto.




PLAYER      GP   G   A    P     MULTI-POINT GAMES
McDavid     21   9  16   25           6

Matthews   21   9    7   16           4

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It looks like Peter Holland's time in Toronto is coming to a close.

The Maple Leafs forward didn't accompany the team on their three-game road trip this week, and his agent met with general manager Lou Lamoriello, who will try to trade the 25-year-old:

Agent, Joe Resnick re: Holland. "Peter and Lou met this weekend. At this time, it appears that Peter's future with the club is limited"....

— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) November 29, 2016
Resnick continued..."and, Lou will do his best to trade him. Lou also stated that Peter not go on the road trip during this time frame."

— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) November 29, 2016
Holland has struggled to earn ice time this season, only appearing in eight games in which he's recorded a lone assist.

The Maple Leafs acquired Holland in 2013-14, and he's recorded 70 points in 203 NHL contests.

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If Milan Michalek could go back in time, he would do things a lot differently.

Last February - then a member of the Ottawa Senators - Michalek made the tough decision to waive his no-trade clause, accepting a trade to the Toronto Maple Leafs in a deal that saw Dion Phaneuf sent the other way.

Fast forward nearly nine months and Michalek now finds himself playing with the Maple Leafs' American Hockey League affiliate, the Marlies - while the Maple Leafs dress multiple first-year players - wishing things could have worked out differently.

"Looking back now it probably was the wrong decision," Michalek told Dave Alter of The Athletic. "But I’m only looking forward right now."

Michalek made the Maple Leafs' roster out of training camp, contributing a goal and an assist in five games, but has not played with the big club since Oct. 22, following the Maple Leafs waiver pickup of Ben Smith.

Despite his misfortune, he continues to compete at the AHL level, contributing a goal and four points in eight games, while trying his best not to be a distraction in the dressing room.

"I don’t want to be the guy that’s going to be pissed and bringing the guys down; I don’t want to be that guy," Michalek said. "I’m making the best out of what I can do here and help the young guys if I can. I’m also lucky that the minors are in the same town, so I don’t have to move my family, so thankfully that wasn’t an issue."

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The Boston Bruins will be without John-Michael Liles indefinitely as the team announced Tuesday that the defenseman has been sidelined with a concussion.

Liles has appeared in 22 games this season, scoring five points and averaging 16:15 in ice time.

The Bruins acquired Liles from the Carolina Hurricanes at last year's trade deadline.

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Brian Burke is not a happy man.

The Calgary Flames president has addressed rumors that his team is making defenseman Dougie Hamilton available on the trade market, blaming "an army of leakers" who jumped into the fray after the Toronto Maple Leafs were mentioned as a potential suitor.

Related - Flames GM: Rumors of shopping Dougie Hamilton are 'completely false'

Here are his comments from an appearance on TSN 1050 on Wednesday:

Let's step back. This is one where it's very frustrating when you have to deal with leaks. Soon as one of the teams that's in the mix in the leaks is the Toronto Maple Leafs, now it's an army of leakers, an army of people who have no goddamn idea what they are talking about who will happily go on and say 'The Toronto Maple Leafs are doing this, and they're in on that'.

This is one where we think we can trace the leak. We got a call, our GM got a call, Brad Treliving is the GM. (Tre) got a call from a team, who shall remain nameless, at least for now - if this goes on much further I'm probably not going to remain nameless - and said 'Would you move Dougie Hamilton?' and Tre said no ...

So we told this team - and by the way, the offer they made was insulting. we told the team, 'No we're not moving him, and next time you have an idea that stupid, just save the quarter, don't go to the payphone.' That team started telling teams, 'Yeah, we made an offer on Hamilton.' Now it's a rumour, it's got legs. Someone's like, 'Well, they must be moving him.'

Burke added the Flames haven't offered Hamilton to any team, nor do they intend to trade him. They like Hamilton, they like his game, and they gave up significant assets to acquire him from the Boston Bruins.

Nothing, however, is out of the realm of possibility.

"If you've got the right offer, if someone offers us 20 first-round picks, are we making that deal? Probably. Wayne Gretzky got traded. But the difference between listening, listening attentively, and shopping are different things. Would we listen? Yes, it's our job to listen. Is he a guy we intend to move? Not a chance. Is that a guy we think will move? Not a chance."

Consider this case closed. For the time being, at least.

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You just knew the Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid and Toronto Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews would rise to the occasion in their second career game against each other. Matthews scored his 10th goal of the season in the Maple Leafs 4-2 victory Tuesday night, giving him four goals and one assist in the past three games. It was obvious he was jacked to face McDavid again because he celebrated his goal like he had just won the Stanley Cup. Matthews is locked in. At the opposite end of the ice, it's amazing to see McDavid's off-the-charts speed wreak havoc on opponents. He had a goal and an assist Tuesday, extending his own point-scoring streak to six games (six goals and six assists), and has 11 goals and 20 assists for 31 points in 24 games this season. It shouldn't go unnoticed that he's enjoying this type of success with big Milan Lucic as a linemate. It was a brilliant move by Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli to sign Lucic as a free agent during the offseason to protect the organization's top asset. His presence adds an entirely different aspect -- much-needed space -- to McDavid's game.

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The NHLPA will say no thanks to the NHL's offer to extend the current collective bargaining agreement in exchange for NHL player participation at the 2018 Olympics, reports TSN's Darren Dreger.

NHLPA executive director Don Fehr is expected to reject the informal proposal next Wednesday, ahead of December's meeting of the NHL Board of Governors.

The CBA expires in 2022, with an opt-out clause for 2020, which must be triggered the year prior. The NHL can opt out of the CBA at that time, but should it choose not to do so, that right then goes to the players' association.

It's believed that escrow payments remain a major sticking point from the players standpoint ahead of the next round of CBA negotiations.

Should the NHL forgo the 2018 Games, that won't stop Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin, who has said he will go to Pyeongchang, even without the participation or permission of the NHL.

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