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Dave Bolland's ailing groin will keep him on the sidelines for Game 5 on Thursday.

"I'm still day-by-day," Bolland said. "It's getting better. I just want to make sure it's strong. I'm hopefully playing for that Round 2. I'll keep on working at it and making sure it gets better." He's been "close" to returning for a few days now, but that's how coach Joel Quenneville continues to classify his status. Chicago needs one win to advance to the next round of the postseason and they'll be looking to get it Thursday night.
Thu, May 9, 2013 02:46:00 PM

Ben Bishop did not have any issues with his surgically repaired right wrist after playing a full 60 minutes against Dallas on Tuesday.

"The wrist feels pretty good shooting the puck and everything, it really isn't an issue right now," he said. "It's more just getting the body back in full-game mode like that." Bishop made 21 stops in a 5-1 victory and he may go the distance again in Saturday's preseason finale.
Oct 2 - 11:57 AM

Erik Karlsson has been named the ninth captain of the Ottawa Senators.

Ottawa is hoping that Karlsson, 24, will serve in that role for many years to come. The Senators' long-time captain Daniel Alfredsson left the team in the summer of 2013 to sign with Detroit and then his replacement, Jason Spezza, demanded a trade less than a year later. Karlsson has emerged as one of the top offensive defensemen in the league and won the Norris Trophy in 2012.
Oct 2 - 9:38 AM

Bobby Ryan has signed a seven-year, $50.75 million contract extension with the Ottawa Senators.

In other words, Ryan will come with a cap hit of $7.25 million. He had a disappointing 2013-14 campaign with 23 goals and just 48 points in 70 games, but he was also playing through a sports hernia. Ryan has four 30-plus goal seasons under his belt and we expect more to follow. With Jason Spezza gone, Ryan is now by far the best offensive weapon the Senators have, so we're not surprised that they were willing to agree to a massive contract to stop him from walking away as an unrestricted free agent.
Oct 2 - 9:34 AM

Superstar Sidney Crosby fired a game-high seven shots on goal as he and the Pittsburgh Penguins shut out the Red Wings 2-0 in a preseason game in Detroit Wednesday night.

Crosby played 18:29 Wednesday after missing the start of the preseason with a minor injury and then two games while attending his grandmother's funeral in Canada. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 25 shots for the shutout in Detroit. Blake Comeau and Oskar Sundqvist scored for Pittsburgh; Nick Spaling had two assists. Jimmy Howard steered aside 31 shots in the Detroit net.
Oct 1 - 10:20 PM

Martin St. Louis was experimented with at center during Wednesday's practice.

He just played in the middle while the Rangers worked on their power play, but coach Alain Vigneault said St. Louis will see time at center in five-on-five situations as well in at least one of the team's last two preseason games. The Rangers are willing to try new things with Derek Stepan sidelined by a broken left fibula.
Oct 1 - 5:08 PM

Boone Jenner underwent surgery on his hand and he's expected to be sidelined for five weeks.

He suffered a broken hand when he was struck by a puck in practice on Sunday. Jenner was projected to take over at center to start the season if the Jackets were unable to re-sign Ryan Johansen, but now they will have to come up with a new plan.
Oct 1 - 2:22 PM

Robin Lehner's preseason match against Winnipeg on Tuesday was cut short after he experienced "some swelling" in his stick hand.

He didn't play after the first period as a precaution, but coach Paul MacLean stated that Lehner would be "fine." He was slated to split the game evenly with Craig Anderson.
Oct 1 - 1:03 PM

Gustav Nyquist (knee) will be in the lineup for Detroit on Wednesday night.

He was hurt in a knee-on-knee collision on Saturday and missed Monday's preseason contest as a result, but he'll play against Pittsburgh.
Oct 1 - 11:05 AM

Sam Reinhart hasn't been able to produce much offense since putting on a Buffalo jersey.

He contributed one assist in four games during the Traverse City Prospects Tournament and he doesn't have a point in three NHL preseason contests. "It's getting a little frustrating," Reinhart said. "I think the biggest thing is I'm getting chances, trying to create. I'm just going to stick with it and focus on the bigger picture. But obviously that's part of my game and I think that's going to have to come." He is slated to play on Wednesday and Friday, as the Sabres wrap up their exhibition play and then a decision on where he will play this season will follow. Reinhart may be squeezed out of an NHL spot by Mikhail Grigorenko, who has enjoyed a very good training camp.
Oct 1 - 10:34 AM

The sale of the New York Islanders has been approved by the NHL Board of Governors.

The deal isn't finalized yet, but it's certainly heading in that direction. If all goes as planned, Jonathan Ledecky and Scott Malkin will be purchasing a minority stake in the team for now and then assume control from current owner Charles Wang in two years. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman didn't have a problem with the two-year delay before power is fully transferred, noting that it "provides an orderly transition, which was important to Charles."
Oct 1 - 8:45 AM

Jonathan Drouin (thumb) was on the ice Tuesday at practice in a no-contact jersey.

He's hopeful that he'll be ready to play when the Lightning open the regular season on Oct. 9 versus Florida. "I'm feeling better," Drouin said. "There's still a little bit of pain, but we're going in the right direction. A couple weeks left and I'm sure I'll be fine by then. Progress has been really good."
Sep 30 - 5:49 PM




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