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Mark Stone will not need surgery, although it is unclear when the Vegas Golden Knights forward will return to the lineup from a lower-body injury.

"He went and saw some doctors yesterday. Nothing surgical, which is good," coach Peter DeBoer said Tuesday. "I would say day to day, but it's probably in between day to day and week to week. Good news for the most part."

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The Seattle Kraken have placed goaltender Chris Driedger on injured reserve. News of the backup netminder’s injury came via the team’s PR Twitter account on Tuesday. Chris Driedger hasn’t started a game this season for the Kraken but was called into action in the second period of the team’s 6-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night. Stopping six of seven shots in relief, the 27-year-old didn’t raise any suspicion of sustaining an injury during his first league outing. However, the team announced his injured reserve designation just two hours before what many thought would be his first start for Seattle against the New Jersey Devils. This leaves either Philipp Grubauer or Joey Daccord as the two goaltending options in the immediate future. The Kraken acquired Driedger during the Expansion Draft after Florida chose to protect veteran Sergei Bobrovsky. Overall, the former Panther has played in just 39 NHL games, recording a .929 save percentage. Joey Daccord has been called up from the Charlotte Checkers, Seattle’s AHL affiliate. All being well, Driedger’s injury won’t be longstanding.  After his annus mirabilis last season, (a .927 save percentage in 23 games), the Kraken will hope they too will soon profit from his current form. Last season, Money Puck, had him ranked 13th in goals saved above expected out of 67 goaltenders.  Now going on injured reserve, Driedger will miss at least four games. This week, the Kraken play the Devils on Tuesday before facing the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, which is their home opener. Should Joey Daccord start one of those games, it will be just his 10th game in his NHL career.

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On 10/18/2021 at 1:22 PM, BigTed3 said:

Nikita Kucherov reportedly out with a serious injury again and may require surgery with a long-term recuperation period. Sound oddly familiar? Guessing the injury is real, of course, but will the recovery be realistic or will Tampa miraculously have their players back right at the start of the playoffs yet again?

The Tampa Bay Lightning placed forward Nikita Kucherov on long-term injured reserve Tuesday, according to CapFriendly.

This guarantees the Russian superstar will miss at least 10 games and 24 days. It also means the $9.5-million average annual value on Kucherov's contract won't count against the cap for the time being.

Kucherov departed Saturday's game against the Washington Capitals with what appeared to be a lower-body injury after colliding with Garnet Hathaway.

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1 hour ago, Regis22 said:

Fleury ahead of Price? Yeah, no thanks.

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The Edmonton Oilers announced today that goaltender Mike Smith landed on the team’s Injured Reserve (IR). That removes the netminder from their active roster, leaving a spot filled by Stuart Skinner from their AHL club. Skinner was recalled from the Bakersfield Condors in the same move, the team announced.

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The NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced on Wednesday morning that Florida Panthers forward Joe Thornton has been fined $1,875.00 for a slashing incident that occurred during their 4-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.  It happened late in the first period during a puck battle along the boards when Thornton used his stick to hit Tampa Bay’s Boris Katchouk in a, well, rather sensitive spot.  During a puck battle Katchouk hits Thornton with a cross-check/shove from behind, prompting Thornton to turn around and exact his own form of vigilante justice.  Thornton was given a two-minute minor for slashing on the play.  Katchouk was not penalized for his cross-check.

It's going to happen more & more, where the player feels he has to get his own justice. The refereeing is just plain bad, all over.

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16 minutes ago, Regis22 said:

Now why wouldnt this flyer get suspended for putting his hands on the ref - at the .44 seconds

 

DOPS should definitly look at it. Looked to me like he grabbed the refs' sweater. 

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For the third time in three seasons, Jack Hughes will miss a significant amount of time due to injury. The forward was injured Tuesday night against the Seattle Kraken and did not return. New Jersey announced Hughes has a dislocated left shoulder that will not require surgery. He will be re-evaluated next week and placed on injured reserve today. He has begun physical therapy. 

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The U.S. Center for SafeSport has opened up an investigation into current Minnesota Wild general manager Bill Guerin's potential role in an alleged sexual assault cover-up, according to Rick Westhead of TSN.  Erin Skalde, and her husband, Jarrod — who was an assistant coach for the Pittsburgh Penguins’ American Hockey League affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, alleged in a lawsuit that former AHL Penguins head coach Clark Donatelli sexually assaulted her while the three were in a car in Providence, Rhode Island, on a road trip in November of 2018. The lawsuit was filed against the Penguins in November of 2020.  Jarrod filed the lawsuit after being fired by the Penguins in May of 2020. He suggests that the team used COVID-19 cuts as an excuse to terminate his contract, and that the real reason had to do with his complaints against Donatelli.

Seven months after filing the suit, Jarrod claimed that then-Penguins assistant general manager Bill Guerin told him not to speak of the alleged assault when it was brought to the latter's attention at the 2019 NHL Draft.

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Ottawa Senators goalie Matt Murray's injury woes continued when he was hit in the head by Chris Kreider's knee and was forced to leave at 5:23 of the second period in a game Saturday afternoon against the visiting New York Rangers.

Murray was shaken up after getting bumped during the Rangers' second goal, when Kreider was crowding the crease and managed to tip an Antemi Panarin pass into the net to make it 2-1. The Rangers would go on to win the game, 3-2.

Sound familiar?

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6 hours ago, CANADIENS27 said:

NHL.com.  Philadelphia forward Nicolas Aube-Kubel has been fined $2687.50 for kneeing Florida forward Mason Marchment at 3:48 of the third period.  Aube-Kubel was assessed a two minute minor for tripping.  

 

 

Marchment paying for his father's sins! 

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