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NHL notebook: Panthers swing deal to acquire veteran Jagr

By The Associated Press
SUNRISE, Fla. — Jaromir Jagr hasn’t won the Stanley Cup since 1992. The Florida Panthers never have hoisted hockey’s holiest grail, chasing it since their inception in 1993. And now, their paths surprisingly will align, with hope of completing those quests. Chasing ...

Bettman `intrigued’ by possible outdoor game at Beaver Stadium

By Jason Mackey
WASHINGTON — A potential outdoor hockey game between the Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers at Penn State’s Beaver Stadium has been discussed, NHL commissioner Gary ...

NHL notebook: Blackhawks’ Kane goes on long-term IR

By The Associated Press
CHICAGO — Blackhawks star Patrick Kane had surgery Wednesday to repair a broken left collarbone, likely sidelining the dynamic winger for the rest of the season unless the team makes a deep run in the playoffs. Team physician Dr. Michael Terry ...

NHL notebook: Islanders sign Leddy to 7-year deal

Wire Reports
• Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane suffered an upper-body injury after he was cross-checked by Alex Petrovic during Tuesday’s game against the Panthers. It’s uncertain if Kane will be lost for any prolonged period of time. • The Islanders agreed to ...

NHL notebook: Senators defenseman suspended 3 games for late hit

Staff and Wire Reports
The NHL on Monday suspended Senators defenseman Jared Cowen three games for his late hit to the head of the Panthers’ Jussi Jokinen two days earlier. • The Coyotes recalled Upper St. Clair native Dylan Reese from the club’s AHL ...

NHL notebook: Ducks release goalie Bryzgalov

Wire Reports
The Ducks placed goalie Ilya Bryzgalov on waivers, according to sources. Bryzgalov hasn’t played since allowing three goals on eight shots in a 6-2 loss at Florida on Feb. 10. The 34-year-old went 1-4-1 in eight appearances since signing a ...

NHL notebook: Kane ready for ‘fresh start’ with Sabres

Wire Reports
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Hard-hitting forward Evander Kane says he had a difficult time adjusting to playing in what he called “a fishbowl” of a hockey-mad city like Winnipeg, and felt a change of scenery was long overdue. The 2009 first-round draft ...

NHL notebook: Oilers re-sign Klinkhammer to 1-year contract extension

Wire Reports
The Oilers agreed to terms with left winger Rob Klinkhammer on a one-year contract extension. Edmonton acquired him from the Penguins on Jan. 2 in the David Perron trade. • The NHL announced it is overhauling statistics on its website ...

NHL notebook: Jets’ Perreault may miss rest of regular season

By Tribune-Review
• The Jets likely will have to continue their drive to the postseason without Mathieu Perreault, while Drew Stafford is considered day to day. Both forwards were injured in Winnipeg’s 5-4 shootout win over Edmonton on Monday. Coach Paul Maurice ...

NHL notebook: Blue Jackets activate former Penguin Gibbons, send him to minors

Wire Reports
• The Blue Jackets activated forward Brian Gibbons off injured reserve and assigned him to their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Mass. The 26-year-old Gibbons, who has five assists in 21 games with the Blue Jackets this season, missed ...

Predators trade with Maple Leafs for Franson, Santorelli

By The Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators already sit atop the NHL standings, and now they have a made a big move well before the trade deadline trying to boost their roster for the playoffs. The Predators announced a trade Sunday with ...

NHL notebook: Former defenseman Montador dies at age 35

Wire Reports
Former defenseman Steve Montador was remembered Sunday for being a solid teammate and for his work with the players’ union. Montador was found unconscious early Sunday morning in his home in Mississauga, Ontario, and was later pronounced dead, according to the ...

NHL notebook: Stars lose leading scorer Seguin after ‘dirty’ play

Wire Reports
DALLAS — Stars scoring leader Tyler Seguin will miss three to six weeks with a right knee injury suffered when he was checked below the waist on a hit coach Lindy Ruff called “a dirty, low play that I don’t ...

NHL notebook: Stars’ Roussel receives 2-game suspension

Wire Reports
Stars forward Antoine Roussel was suspended for two games by the NHL on Thursday for cross-checking. The incident took place at 3:43 during the first period of Tuesday night’s game against the Bruins when Roussel cross-checked defenseman Adam McQuaid across ...