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at 03:34 on January 27, 2015, EST.

After slow start with raised expectations, Stars return from break in position for playoff run

FRISCO, Texas - Jason Spezza won't deny that his arrival in Dallas helped create expectations that the Stars struggled to meet early in the season.


at 23:23 on January 26, 2015, EST.

Canadiens prospect Hudon continues impressive season at AHL all-star game

UTICA, N.Y. - Montreal Canadiens draft pick Charles Hudon is off to a an impressive start in his first professional season.


at 18:03 on January 26, 2015, EST.

Bad break: Islanders return from All-Star hiatus, but will be without Okposo for 6 to 8 weeks

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - The surprising New York Islanders are starting the second half on a down note as top-line forward Kyle Okposo will be sidelined six to eight weeks because of an undisclosed upper-body injury.


at 19:32 on January 26, 2015, EST.

Surprising Jets aiming to land in playoffs, an experience last enjoyed in Winnipeg in 1996

The Winnipeg Jets have taken off and are on course to land in the playoffs, an experience their passionate fans haven't enjoyed in nearly 20 years.


at 20:55 on January 26, 2015, EST.

Avalanche defenceman Erik Johnson sidelined 3-to-8 weeks with knee injury

DENVER - The Colorado Avalanche will be without top defenceman Erik Johnson for three to eight weeks due to a knee injury.


at 18:18 on January 26, 2015, EST.

Penguins stars Crosby to miss at least 1 game, Malkin out indefinitely

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Pittsburgh Penguins centre Sidney Crosby will miss Tuesday night's game against Winnipeg after undergoing treatment for a lower-body injury.


at 20:24 on January 26, 2015, EST.

NHL suspends Flyers F Zac Rinaldo for 8 games for hit on Penguins D Kris Letang

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The NHL has suspended Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo for eight games for charging and boarding Penguins defenceman Kris Letang.


at 19:08 on January 26, 2015, EST.

Richards waived by Los Angeles Kings after years of declining production

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - The Los Angeles Kings decided they could wait no longer for Mike Richards to regain his championship form.


at 18:13 on January 26, 2015, EST.

Back at work, Predators eager to build on franchise's best start with goalie Rinne still out

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The Nashville Predators are back at work ready to prove the best start in franchise history is no fluke, even with goaltender Pekka Rinne still sidelined.


at 17:31 on January 26, 2015, EST.

Wild send goalie Darcy Kuemper on AHL conditioning assignment, after long January layoff

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Wild have assigned goalie Darcy Kuemper to their AHL affiliate for a conditioning assignment.


at 17:40 on January 26, 2015, EST.

Buffalo Sabres suspend defenceman Nikita Zadorov for missing 1st practice after All-Star break

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Sabres have suspended rookie defenceman Nikita Zadorov for failing to report to the team on time following the NHL all-star break.


at 16:03 on January 26, 2015, EST.

Ovechkin grinning with Capitals among East contenders; West playoff race to tight to call

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Alex Ovechkin's familiar gap-toothed grin has returned with the Washington Capitals in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff hunt.


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