He was one of the more respected voices in the game. He helped
restore Canadian pride in the game as he guided Canada to the Gold
medal in the 2002 Olympics.
Quinn coached the Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles
Kings, Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks.
Twice he was awarded the Jack Adams winner for coach of the year and
in those seasons he led both Philadelphia (1980) and Vancouver
(1994) to the Stanley Cup Finals.
--Viktor Tikhonov, the coach of the Soviet Union Olympic hockey team
that lost the "Miracle on Ice" game to the United States in 1980,
has died. He was 84.
Tikhonov guided the Soviet Union to gold at the 1984, 1988 and 1992
Winter Olympics, but always will be remembered as the coach of the
team that lost to the brash, young amateur Americans in the
semifinals of the 1980 Games.
--Five-time NHL All-Star and former North Stars coach Murray Oliver
died Sunday after suffering a heart attack. He was 77.
In 1,127 NHL games, the diminutive playmaking center scored 274
goals and had 454 assists
Oliver played for the Detroit Red Wings (1957-61), Boston Bruins
(1961-67), Toronto Maple Leafs (1967-70) and North Stars (1970-75).
He finished second to Billy Hays of the Chicago Blackhawks at the
league's top rookie in 1960.
--Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Roman Polak will be sidelined for
about four weeks after suffering a strained knee on Saturday, TSN
Polak, 28, was acquired in the offseason from St. Louis in exchange
for Carl Gunnarsson.
---The Chicago Blackhawks reassigned forward Phillip Danault to the
Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League, the Blackhawks
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--- The Boston Bruins assigned assigned center Seth Griffith to
Providence of the American Hockey League, the team announced.
Griffith, 21, scored five goals for the Bruins, which is tied for
the team lead with three others. He also had two assists in 18
Bruins left wing Brad Marchand returned to action after missing
three games with an undisclosed injury.
Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, who has missed 14 games with a knee
injury, skated for the first time Monday.
--Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk was out for Monday's game
with a groin injury.
--Three Florida Panthers returned off the injured list on Monday:
center Brandon Pirri (concussion), right wing Scottie Upshall (lower
body) and left wing Sean Bergenheim (lower body).
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