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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.

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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.

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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 season.

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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.

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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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