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[November 13, 2014]
Nov 12 (The Sports Xchange) - New
York Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle, who has missed 14 games with a broken
hand, is expected to play Thursday night against the Colorado Avalanche
at Madison Square Garden.
Boyle hasn't played since breaking his hand early in the third
period of the Rangers' season opener on Oct. 9 against the St. Louis
Blues. Boyle practiced Wednesday with no limitations.
The NHL has chosen the team of billionaire businessman William Foley
and the Maloof family as the owners of a potential Las Vegas
expansion team, the New York Post reported.
The league has not determined a timetable for expansion, but two
western U.S. cities are expected to be selected for new franchises,
according to reports.
The San Jose Sharks placed goaltender Alex Stalock on injured
reserve and recalled goalie Troy Grosenick from Worcester of the
American Hockey League on Wednesday.
Stalock, 27, has a lower body injury. He has gone 2-2-1 with a 2.38
goals-against average and a .925 save percentage in five games this
The Minnesota Wild recalled defenseman Stu Bickel and forward Jordan
Schroeder from the American Hockey League and reassigned defenseman
Jonathon Blum and forward Stephane Veilleux to Iowa on Wednesday.
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Bickel, 28, had three assists and 30 penalty minutes in nine games
for Iowa. The 24-year-old Schroeder was leading Iowa with 11 points,
seven assists and 37 shots in 12 games.
The Montreal Canadiens assigned defenseman Jarred Tinordi to
Hamilton of the American Hockey League on Wednesday.
The Canadiens acquired veteran defenseman Sergei Gonchar on Tuesday
in a trade with the Dallas Stars, making a roster move necessary.
(Editing by Frank Pingue)
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