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NHL notebook: Maple Leafs defenseman Polak sidelined 4 weeks with knee injury

By Tribune-Review
• Maple Leafs defenseman Roman Polak will be sidelined for about four weeks after suffering a strained knee Saturday, TSN reported. Polak, 28, was acquired in the offseason from St. Louis in exchange for Carl Gunnarsson. Polak has played in all 21 games this season and has three goals and ...

Hockey loses pair of legendary figures in Quinn, Tikhonov

By The Associated Press
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Pat Quinn, a former defenseman and longtime NHL coach and executive who brought a gruff and passionate presence to hockey across ...

Blues’ Bouwmeester’s consecutive games streak ends at 737

By Wire Reports
Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester missed Sunday’s game versus the Jets with a lower-body injury, ending his consecutive games played streak at 737. Bouwmeester was injured during St. Louis’ 3-2 victory Saturday over the Senators. He hadn’t missed a game since the ...

NHL notebook: Stars’ Spezza signs 4-year extension

By Wire Reports
The Stars signed center Jason Spezza to a four-year contract extension Friday. Terms were not disclosed, but TSN reported the deal is worth $30 million. • The Kings received salary cap relief from the NHL to help them through the ...

NHL notebook: Ducks’ Heatley placed on IR

By Tribune-Review
Forward Dany Heatley was placed on injured reserve Friday by the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks didn’t specify Heatley’s injury. But the veteran forward has said he is struggling with a groin injury. He missed the start of the regular season and ...

NHL notebook: Ducks veterans diagnosed with mumps

By Tribune-Review
• Ducks veterans Corey Perry and Fr ancoi s Beauchemin were diagnosed with mumps. Beauchemin has been hospitalized to receive intravenous fluids, but he has improved, Ducks medical director Craig M ilhous e said. Perry has been cleared of the ...

NHL notebook: Stars deal former Penguins defenseman Gonchar to Canadiens

By Wire Reports
The Canadiens on Tuesday acquired defenseman Sergei Gonchar from the Stars for forward Travis Moen. Gonchar missed the first 11 games of the season with a foot injury and has one assist in three games since his return. The 40-year-old defenseman has ...

NHL notebook: Suspended Kings defenseman Voynov skates in solo workout

By Tribune-Review
Suspended defenseman Slava Voynov skated with a Kings assistant coach while waiting to learn whether he will be charged with domestic violence. Voynov went through a solo workout with John Stevens after the Stanley Cup champions’ regular practice Monday at ...

NHL notebook: Flyers lose defenseman Schenn for two weeks to injury

By Wire Reports
Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn will miss approximately two weeks with an upper-body injury he suffered Saturday when he was hit into the end boards against the Avalanche. • The Ducks placed Corey Perry (flu-like symptoms) on IR, but he could ...

NHL notebook: Leafs’ Ashton fails drug test, suspended

By The Associated Press
Maple Leafs forward Carter Ashton was suspended for 20 games by the NHL on Thursday after failing a drug test. The suspension will cost Ashton $169,185. • Wild star Zach Parise has a concussion that will keep him out indefinitely. ...

Ducks place Whitehall native Gibson on injured reserve

By The Associated Press
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Ducks goalie John Gibson, a Whitehall native, will be out six weeks with a groin injury. He is 2-2-0 with a 2.28 goals-against average. — AP ...

NHL notebook: Bruins coach Julien signs multiyear extension

By Wire Reports
• Claude Julien, who led the Bruins to the playoffs in each of his seven full seasons as coach, signed a multiyear contract extension. Julien coached the Bruins to the Stanley Cup championship in 2010-11 and is the longest serving ...

NHL notebook: Blackhawks’ Crawford returns from injury

By Tribune-Review
The Blackhawks’ goaltending situation went back to normal Saturday when Corey Crawford returned from a six-game absence to play against the Maple Leafs on Saturday. Crawford hasn’t played since Oct. 18 due to an upper-body injury, opening the door for Antti ...

NHL notebook: Leafs’ Lupul out with broken hand

By Wire Reports
The Maple Leafs will be without left wing Joffrey Lupul, who broke a bone in his right hand in a fall at practice Thursday. The team announced the injury shortly before the start of Friday night’s game at Columbus. Lupul, who has two ...