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Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, 8:48 p.m.

• Blues forward Maxim Lapierre was offered an in-person hearing for his hit that knocked out San Jose defenseman Dan Boyle. The NHL Department of Player Safety announced Wednesday that Lapierre is suspended pending his hearing. Players have an opportunity for an in-person hearing for any suspension that could exceed five games. Lapierre was given a game misconduct for hitting Boyle from behind in the first period of San Jose's 6-2 win Wednesday night. Boyle was knocked out on the play and taken off the ice on a stretcher before spending the night at the hospital. The Sharks said Boyle returned to San Jose late Wednesday for treatment and further evaluation. He will miss at least Thursday's game in Dallas.

• Sharks forward Brent Burns will not face a disciplinary hearing from the NHL for Tuesday's hit on Brenden Morrow of the Blues, a league spokesman said. The spokesman added that the league already had looked into the play and chose not to take any action, according to a report by Pro Hockey Talk.

• The Devils placed right winger Ryane Clowe on injured reserve and activated Mattias Tedenby, the team announced. The move is retroactive to Oct. 13 for Clowe, who will be eligible to return Oct. 22.

• Jets forward Evander Kane suffered an unspecified injury during practice Wednesday morning, according to, less than 12 hours after the Jets were shut out by the Canadiens. The report said Kane was favoring his right leg and did not return to the ice for the remainder of practice after he went to the locker room.

• Joe Sakic was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame. He helped the Avalanche win two Stanley Cup titles and is now the team's executive vice president of hockey operations.

— Wire reports

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