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NHL notebook: Future uncertain for ’Canes coach Muller

By The Associated Press 1:26 a.m.
Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller said he has not been told by management whether he will keep his job. “As of right now, I’m head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes,” Mueller said Wednesday. Muller is 80-80-27 in three years with the Hurricanes. They’ve missed the playoffs in seven of the eight …

Q&A with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman

By Rob Rossi 12:08 a.m.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman takes in a Stanley Cup playoff game in every city. He started this postseason tour in Pittsburgh with Game 1 of an opening-round series between the Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday night. He made …

NHL notebook: Flyers goalie Mason might miss playoff opener

By Tribune-Review
• The Panthers bucked the odds by jumping up a spot to win the NHL Draft lottery and earn the right to the top pick in June. The Panthers, who finished 29th in the league, vaulted ahead of the last-place …

Lightning LW Malone arrested for DUI, cocaine possession

By Wire Reports
TAMPA, Fla. — Lightning left wing and former Penguin Ryan Malone was charged Saturday with DUI and possession of cocaine after a traffic stop, police …

NHL notebook: Ex-players file concussion lawsuit in New York

By Wire Reports
NEW YORK — Nine former players have sued the NHL over concussions, saying the league subjects its players to “devastating and long-term” health consequences by failing to warn players of the risks and consequences of head trauma. Among the players …

NHL notebook: Canucks name Linden president

By Tribune-Review
Former Canucks captain Trevor Linden was hired as Vancouver’s president of hockey operations. Linden played 19 seasons, mostly with the Canucks. He scored 375 goals and had 492 assists in 1,382 career games. • Blackhawks star Patrick Kane (knee) said …

Whitehall native Gibson notches shutout in NHL debut

By Wire Reports
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — John Gibson put an end to Vancouver’s playoff hopes with a perfect start to his career. The 20-year-old goalie from Whitehall …

NHL notebook: Avs lose Duchene to knee injury

By Tribune-Review
Colorado center Matt Duchene left the Avalanche’s game against San Jose with a left knee injury and did not return. Duchene was hurt on the opening shift Saturday when he collided with teammate Jamie McGinn near the Sharks blue line. …

NHL notebook: Rangers lose Kreider, Miller gets call-up

By Tribune-Review
Rangers forward Chris Kreider is out indefinitely after having surgery on his left hand injury Friday at Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. Kreider, 22, was injured a week ago against Columbus. In his first full season, he has 17 …

NHL notebook: Canucks’ Henrik Sedin out with left knee injury

By Tribune-Review
Canucks center Henrik Sedin will miss Vancouver’s two-game road trip with a left knee injury, NHL.com reported. The Canucks play in Minnesota on Wednesday. Sedin leads the Canucks with 46 points in 65 games. • TSN reported Rangers forward Chris …

NHL notebook: Diaz makes debut for Rangers

By Tribune-Review
New York Rangers defenseman John Moore sat out Saturday night’s game against the Devils because of concussion-like symptoms. Moore, who had missed only two games this season, was hurt Friday night at Columbus when Blue Jackets forward Blake Comeau knocked …

Blackhawks’ Kane to miss 3 weeks

By Tribune-Review
The Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane is expected to miss about three weeks with a lower-body injury suffered on Wednesday night against the Blues. Kane was injured when he collided with St. Louis’ Brenden Morrow. — AP …

NHL notebook: Stars’ Peverley has surgery for heart defect

By Tribune-Review
Rich Peverley was released from an Ohio hospital after undergoing successful surgery to correct an abnormal heart rhythm, just more than a week after the Stars forward collapsed on the bench during a game. Stars general manager Jim Nill said …

NHL notebook: Red Wings forward Abdelkader sidelined after cutting leg

By Tribune-Review
NHL.com reported Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader will miss two weeks after cutting his leg in Sunday’s game against the Blackhawks. Abdelkader has eight goals and 16 assists in 62 games. • Avalanche forward Paul Stastny returned to the lineup …

NHL notebook: Red Wings recall Tootoo

By Wire Reports
The Red Wings recalled right wing Jordin Tootoo from the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL. Tootoo has played 10 games with Detroit this season. He has played 38 with the Griffins, scoring four goals with 10 assists for the …

NHL notebook: Stars forward Peverley will sit out season after collapsing

By The Associated Press
DALLAS — Rich Peverley will not play again this season after collapsing on the bench during a game. Whether the Dallas Stars’ forward will play again in the future won’t be known until after more extensive work is done to …