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31 minutes ago, electron58 said:

An about face!

Hockey P.E.I. is reversing the indefinite suspension of a Junior B player who spoke out on social media after an opponent used an anti-Asian racial slur against a teammate during a game.    Last week, Hockey P.E.I. indefinitely suspended Keegan Mitchell after he criticized the organization for its handling of the incident, which happened on Dec. 17.   In a statement to CBC News Wednesday, the organization apologized for "errors" that were made in handling the case. 

"Hockey P.E.I. is repealing this suspension effective immediately. As an organization and as individuals, we need to take a stand against racism and help make the hockey environment a safe and welcoming place for everyone," the statement said.  Racism has no place in the game and I will continue to advocate for that.
— Keegan Mitchell
Hockey P.E.I. is now praising Mitchell, who's 20, for acting as he did after a Kensington Vipers player received only a two-game suspension for a comment aimed at one of Mitchell's teammates on the Sherwood Metros. 

"We commend Keegan for speaking up for what was right and shining a spotlight on our missteps around this tragic incident," the governing body's statement said.  The organization also faced criticism for its ruling on the 19-year-old Kensington player who made the anti-Asian remark. His initial two-game suspension was changed to a five-game suspension, falling more in line with Hockey Canada guidelines. 

"[The] suspension was not proportionate to the act that was committed and has been increased to five games," Hockey P.E.I.'s statement said.  "We acknowledge the initial error in judgment and express our deepest apologies to the victim."  The organization said it has a "zero-tolerance policy" for racism.

The apology rings hollow. The right thing should have been done in the first place. Surprising we don't see the name(s) of who screwed up. They should be fired.

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23 minutes ago, habs1952 said:

The apology rings hollow. The right thing should have been done in the first place. Surprising we don't see the name(s) of who screwed up. They should be fired.

You're exactly right, &, I agree. 

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Winnipeg Jets coach Dave Lowry says forward Nikolaj Ehlers likely will miss more than one game after a knee-on-knee collision with Dmitry Orlov of the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night.  Ehlers had to be helped off the ice after the hit, which came late in the third period of Washington's 4-3 overtime win.  No penalty was called on the play.  "I'm disappointed," Lowry said. "When you lose a player, you're disappointed. We have the luxury of replay. It's a fast game. The four of them didn't see it the same way we saw it."  Lowry said Ehlers will be re-evaluated on Wednesday.  Ehlers is third in team scoring with 25 points (13 goals, 12 assists) this season.

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The Edmonton Oilers placed defenseman William Lagesson  on waivers Tuesday.  Lagesson, 25, has two assists in 10 games with the Oilers this season. He has two assists in 11 AHL games with the Bakersfield Condors.  A fourth-round pick of the Oilers in 2014, Lagesson has four assists in 37 career NHL games.

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10 hours ago, electron58 said:

Winnipeg Jets coach Dave Lowry says forward Nikolaj Ehlers likely will miss more than one game after a knee-on-knee collision with Dmitry Orlov of the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night.  Ehlers had to be helped off the ice after the hit, which came late in the third period of Washington's 4-3 overtime win.  No penalty was called on the play.  "I'm disappointed," Lowry said. "When you lose a player, you're disappointed. We have the luxury of replay. It's a fast game. The four of them didn't see it the same way we saw it."  Lowry said Ehlers will be re-evaluated on Wednesday.  Ehlers is third in team scoring with 25 points (13 goals, 12 assists) this season.

"No penalty was called on the play." What game were the officials watching? 

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NHL announces extensive updates to 2021-22 regular-season schedule

95 games to be played from Feb. 7-22, which had been break; end date remains April 29

Full article can be found here:

https://www.nhl.com/news/nhl-announces-2021-2022-regular-season-schedule-updates/c-329953260

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On 1/19/2022 at 1:47 AM, electron58 said:

Winnipeg Jets coach Dave Lowry says forward Nikolaj Ehlers likely will miss more than one game after a knee-on-knee collision with Dmitry Orlov of the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night.  Ehlers had to be helped off the ice after the hit, which came late in the third period of Washington's 4-3 overtime win.  No penalty was called on the play.  "I'm disappointed," Lowry said. "When you lose a player, you're disappointed. We have the luxury of replay. It's a fast game. The four of them didn't see it the same way we saw it."  Lowry said Ehlers will be re-evaluated on Wednesday.  Ehlers is third in team scoring with 25 points (13 goals, 12 assists) this season.

Ehlers will miss at least three games and Orlov was fined $51,000.  

 

 

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6 hours ago, CANADIENS27 said:

Ehlers will miss at least three games and Orlov was fined $51,000.  

Washington Capitals defenceman Dmitry Orlov has been suspended for two games for kneeing Winnipeg Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers.

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45 minutes ago, electron58 said:


Malcolm Subban's season is likely over.  Buffalo Sabres head coach Don Granato announced on Monday that the 28-year-old goaltender underwent surgery for his lower-body injury and is not expected back this season.

The kid can't catch a break. 

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The Grand Rapids Griffins have signed former NHLer Justin Abdelkader to a professional tryout.   Abdelkader, 34, spent his entire NHL career with the Detroit Red Wings, recording 106 goals and 252 points in 739 games. 

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The Edmonton Oilers have placed Ryan Nugent-Hopkins on LTIR.
Nugent-Hopkins last played for the Oilers during December 31st's contest against the New Jersey Devils. He has been dealing with a lower-body injury but did resume skating earlier this week. However, it seems possible that he has experienced a setback, as he now of course is on LTIR. However, we will have to wait for the Oilers to comment on it.   There's also the possibility that the Oilers may have done this solely to free up some cap space for an upcoming move. This would be the case if he's going on LTIR retroactive to December 31st. This would be far better news than the other, as he would still be close to returning.

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A feel good story. 

With a depleted lineup to match the 50-per-cent seating capacity limit at Rogers Arena, the Vancouver Canucks conjured one of their most surprising performances yet under newish coach Bruce Boudreau.  They lost.  But they took a point from the powerful Florida Panthers despite missing five key players in COVID-19 protocol and giving goalie Spencer Martin his first National Hockey League start in five years.

The 26-year-old journeyman, elevated from minor-league goalie to NHL starter by positive COVID tests to Canuck star Thatcher Demko and backup Jaroslav Halak, stopped 33 of 34 shots Friday against the league’s highest-scoring team before losing 2-1 in a shootout in Vancouver’s first home game since Dec. 14.

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NHL.com.  Philadelphia forward Joel Farabee is expected to miss up to four weeks with an upper body injury.  Farabee was hit into the boards by Islanders defenseman Noah Dobson during the third period of a 4-3 shootout loss to the Islanders and appeared to injure his left shoulder.  

 

 

 

 

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The Winnipeg Jets have activated captain Blake Wheeler from long-term injured reserve,  Jets coach Lowry wants to manage Wheeler's eventual return  Wheeler has not played since sustaining a lower-body injury against the Vancouver Canucks on Dec. 10. The 35-year-old has one goal and 16 assists in 22 games this season. 

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The Winnipeg Jets have placed forward Nikolaj Ehlers on long-term injured reserve, the team announced on Saturday.  Ehlers, 25, has not played since sustaining a sprained MCL on Jan. 18 against the Washington Capitals. Caps defenseman Dmitry Orlov was suspended two games for the hit that injured Ehlers.  Ehlers has 13 goals and 25 points in 34 games this season. 

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