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NHL clears Cooke in incident with Ranger' Richards

> > The NHL has decided not to review Matt Cooke's knockdown of Rangers center Brad Richards on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. Richard claims Penguins left wing Matt Cooke, whose behavior has been spotless this season, used his skate to level him from behind during the second period of the Penguins' 4-1 victory. Richards stayed on the ice for a moment before returning to the bench. "Richards called it a slewfoot," Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said. "The league has not called it that and has not seen it that way. They look at every play, and I think maybe even a little more attention because Matt Cooke's name is associated with it."

> > Center Sidney Crosby remains in Atlanta under the supervision of chiropractor Ted Carrick. He has been with Carrick all week. This is the second time Crosby has visited Carrick. Crosby has said his visit to Carrick in August was helpful in restoring his balance following a concussion last January. "He's working out while he's there," Bylsma said. "I'm certainly hopeful that he'll continue to get better and be alleviated of some of the symptoms that he is having, and hopefully he'll be back with us whenever that might be."

> > Bylsma said there is nothing new to report on right wing Arron Asham, saying he continues to deal with concussion symptoms. Asham has missed three consecutive games.

> > Center Jason Williams was recalled by the Penguins on Friday and took part in the pregame skate. However, Williams was a healthy scratch last night, along with defenseman Ben Lovejoy.

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