1 month ago

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The winningest goalie for the Boston Bruins Tuukka Rask recently underwent hip surgery and he is expected to miss the start of next year. He experienced these nagging injuries shortly before his team was eliminated in their second round series against the New York Islanders in six games.Rask is hoping to sign a new contract and hopes to be ready by January. The 14th year pro recently played in the last year of his eight year $56 million contract he signed back on July 10, 2013.This past season, the Finnish goalie missed the majority of the season playing in 24 games, yet he posted an impressive 15-5-2 along with a 2.28 goals against and .913 save percentage.In 560 games played Tuukka Rask has a 306-163-66 record, 52 career shutouts, a 2.27 GAA and a .921 SV%. He also sports a 57-46 mark, a 2.22 goals against average, a .925 save percentage and seven shutouts in the playoffs. These numbers were all with the Boston Bruins. ...
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2 months ago

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Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele has been given a four game suspension by the NHL's Department of Player Safety for an illegal hit to the head on Montreal Canadiens forward Jake Evans. The incident occurred shortly after Evans tallied the empty net goal.Scheifele received a major penalty for charging and a game misconduct. Meanwhile, Evans was taken off the ice on a stretcher and is out indefinitely with a concussion.His suspension begins in Game 2 of Winnipeg's second round series against the Canadiens and will be eligible to return for Game 6. At the time of his suspension, Scheifele is tied for the Jets lead with five points (two goals, three assists) this postseason. He also led Winnipeg in the regular season with 63 points (21 goals, 42 assists), the sixth straight season he scored at least 21 goals and 60 points.Prior to this, the Kitchener Ontario native has neither been suspended nor fined in his 575 game NHL career. If this suspension is not served by the conclusion of this year's playoffs, it will continue into next season. ...
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2 months ago

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Montreal Canadiens forward Jake Evans has been carried off the ice using a stretcher following a hit to the head from Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele in the last minute of Game 1 of the Habs second round series against the Jets. His teammates called the hit "nasty" and "dirty." The injury happened shortly after Evans tallied in the empty netter. No kidding! Not only Scheifele was ejected from the game, but he could have a hearing from the NHL's Department of Player Safety following the collision. Game 2 against the Canadiens and the Jets is on Friday night with Montreal leading the series one game to zero and could try to extend the series. ...
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2 months ago

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Hurricanes forward Vincent Trocheck is being evaluated for an unspecified injury he sustained late in the 2nd period in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Second Round against the Tampa Bay Lightning. His status is uncertain for Game 3 on the series.The Lightning stole Carolina's home ice advantage by winning 2-1 in each game and lead the series 2-0.He collided with his teammate Warren Foegele with 1:28 left to go in the middle frame. He put no weight on his right leg as he struggled to get to the bench and went to the locker room. Trocheck came out to start the third period and played one 16-second shift before going to the locker room again.Carolina is already without Nino Niederreiter who missed the previous two games due to an upper body injury he sustained in practice Saturday and head coach Rod Brind'Amour said that he is very doubtful for the remainder of the series.This won't be any easier for the Canes as Trocheck has scored three points in eight playoff games and Niederreiter has scored just one goal in six post season contests this year. ...
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2 months ago

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Vegas Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves has been handed a two game suspension by the NHL's department of player safety. He was disciplined for unsportsmanlike conduct against Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ryan Graves in a 7-1 loss at the Ball Arena on Sunday.Reaves will not be eligible to participate for the Knights in Games 2 and 3.The incident occurred at 8:04 of the third period. Reaves received two minor penalties for roughing and a match penalty. Graves played two more shifts, beginning at 16:13 and 18:16, and finished the game.Prior to this, the Winnipeg Manitoba native has been suspended two previous times as those punishments occurred shortly after Vegas' Game 7 victory against the Vancouver Canucks last year and February 22, 2016 when he was with the St. Louis Blues for boarding. He is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the CBA. ...
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2 months ago

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Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Muzzin suffered a lower-body injury in Game 6 of the team’s first round series against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.Muzzin sustained the injury during the second period and did not return to action.The Leafs ultimately lost 3-2 in overtime and there will be a Game 7 on Monday at Scotiabank Arena to decide which team advances to the second round to play against the Winnipeg Jets.The 32 year old native from Woodstock Ontario has two goals and one assist in the Maple Leafs series against the Canadiens. He scored four goals and added 23 assists in 53 regular season games. ...
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2 months ago

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Edmonton Oilers forward Josh Archibald has been suspended by the NHL's Department Of Player Safety for one game for clipping Winnipeg Jets forward Logan Stanley meaning that Archibald will not be available for Edmonton's must win game. The incident occurred with 8:49 left to go in the 3rd period in Winnipeg's come from behind victory. Archibald has been held without a point in the three games this post season. The Jets lead the series 3-0. Prior to this, the Regina Saskatchewan native has been suspended once before as his previous one happened back in November of 2018. ...
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2 months ago

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Colorado Avalanche forward Nazem Kadri was given an eight game suspension for an illegal hit to the head of St. Louis Blues defenseman Justin Faulk in Game 2 on Wednesday, the NHL's Department of Player Safety made the announcement during the Avs' 5-1 victory in Game 3.The incident occurred with 133:34 remaining in the third period in the second game. Kadri was assessed a match penalty at 6:30.Prior to this, the London Ontario native has been suspended five previous times including recently with hits similar to this one. He is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the CBA.Colorado leads the series 3-0 and Kadri will miss the remainder of the first round and could miss majority of the second round. If this suspension is not served by the end of this year's playoffs, it will continue into the beginning of the next season. ...
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2 months ago

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John Tavares has been carried off of a stretcher and suffered an accidental concussion as a result of a knee-to-the head from Montreal's Corey Perry. He was taken to the hospital for precautionary measures. ...
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