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Pittsburgh Penguins activate goalie Matt Murray off IR

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray, who missed five games after suffering a lower-body injury, has been activated off injured reserve Tuesday. Murray suffered the injury against Philadelphia on Nov. 27. The Penguins next play the Vegas Golden Knights as they begin a three-game road trip Thursday. Murray leads Pittsburgh with 11 wins in 21 games played. To make room on the roster, the Penguins reassigned goaltender Casey DeSmith to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Source link

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Fantasy NHL — Top 250 player rankings for the rest of the season

1. Steven Stamkos, C, TB C1 1 2. Nikita Kucherov, RW, TB RW1 2 3. Sidney Crosby, C, Pit C2 3 4. Connor McDavid, C, Edm C3 4 5. Phil Kessel, RW, Pit RW2 6 6. Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, StL RW3 5 7. Alex Ovechkin, RW, Was RW4 8 8. Blake Wheeler, RW, Wpg RW5 9 9. Auston Matthews, C, Tor C4 7 10. Johnny Gaudreau, LW, Cgy LW1 10 11. Jamie Benn, LW, Dal LW2 11 12. Patrick Kane, RW, Chi RW6 12 13. Mark Scheifele, C, Wpg C5…

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Daniel Sedin, Henrik Sedin are unlike any other siblings in sports history

12:47 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN It’s a rite of passage for every player that’s laced up the skates in the past 17 years for the Vancouver Canucks: Telling twin superstars Henrik and Daniel Sedin apart. On the ice, it’s easier. You have nameplates. You have numbers. You have Henrik at center, where he’s amassed 1,037 points in 1,278 career games, with 798 assists. You have Daniel at left wing, with 1,003 points in 1,255 games, with 376 goals. Off the ice? When the twins walk out of the dressing room…

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Auston Matthews of Toronto Maple Leafs’ injured, out vs. Edmonton Oilers

TORONTO — Toronto star forward Auston Matthews was held out of the Maple Leafs’ game Sunday night against the Edmonton Oilers because of an upper-body injury. Matthews was originally listed as a game-time decision, with Mike Babcock saying at the morning skate that the 20-year-old forward was “one of those guys with bumps and bruises.” Matthews took an accidental hit to the head from teammate Morgan Rielly with 2:50 remaining in the third period of a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night. He stayed on the bench…

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Should the Ottawa Senators consider trading Erik Karlsson?

Greg Wyshynski, senior NHL writer: To set the scene: Karlsson recently told the Ottawa Sun that he’s not going to give the Senators a hometown discount when he hits unrestricted free agency in the summer of 2019. This sparked some league-wide speculation about his future in Ottawa, with “Hockey Night In Canada” analyst Nick Kypreos saying Senators owner Eugene Melnyk was upset over the declaration and Elliotte Friedman reporting that the Senators asked Karlsson for his list of approved teams for a trade — something he said was procedural, but…

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Vegas Golden Knights activate goalie Marc-Andre Fleury

The Vegas Golden Knights have activated goalie Marc-Andre Fleury from the injured list after he missed 25 games with a concussion. Fleury had made four starts, going 3-1 with a 2.48 goals-against average, before taking a hit to the head in game against Detroit on Oct 13. The injury was at first not thought to be serious, but Fleury has a history of concussions. The Golden Knights have been the surprise team of the NHL this season. The expansion club is second in the Pacific Division with 39 points. The…

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Jaden Schwartz of St. Louis Blues out 6 weeks with injured ankle

Blues center Jaden Schwartz is out at least six weeks after injuring his right ankle Saturday night in St. Louis’ 6-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. The Blues said Sunday that Schwartz will be reevaluated in six weeks. Forward Ivan Barbashev was recalled from AHL Chicago to fill the Blues’ open roster spot. Schwartz was injured blocking a shot by Red Wings defenseman Mike Green in the first period. He scored a goal before departing and is second on the Blues with 35 points (14 goals, 21 assists) this…

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Detroit Red Wings recall forward Tyler Bertuzzi from Grand Rapids of the AHL

DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings have recalled forward Tyler Bertuzzi from Grand Rapids of the AHL. Bertuzzi has five goals and four assists in 12 games with the Griffins this season. He was chosen the most valuable player of last season’s AHL playoffs. He also made his NHL debut in 2016-17, playing seven games with the Red Wings. Bertuzzi was drafted by Detroit in the second round in 2013. The Red Wings host the St. Louis Blues on Saturday. Source link

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NHL — Fantasy hockey forecaster for the week of Dec. 11-17

Scoring success — or more accurately, a lack thereof — of NHL players can cause fantasy managers and NHL coaches to ask a similar question while setting their lineups: “What have you done for me lately?” Regardless of how successful certain combinations have been this season, they aren’t guaranteed to stay together through a cold spell. Point in case, three of the top four lines in the NHL this season were not playing together during the past week, and injuries weren’t a part of those decisions. It’s easy to find…

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