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Defenseman Kris Letang has returned to the club’s lineup after being sidelined since Jan. 29 due to a stroke. Letang played with the NHL team on April 9 for the first time since suffering the stroke and said that he felt pretty good overall. He admitted that there are some areas of his game he needs to improve in, but he was still happy with his performance considering...

The Colorado Avalanche will be heading into the NHL Playoffs in April without their leading scorer Matt Duchene. The club announced Monday that the center will be out of action for approximately four weeks due to a sprained medial collateral ligament in the 23-year-old’s left knee. Duchene had played in 71 games this season when he was injured and had 23 goals and 47...

Center Rich Peverley of the Dallas Stars says he eventually wants to return to the NHL when his heart condition has cleared up. Peverley collapsed on the players’ bench in the first period during a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 10, and the contest was called off while medical staff rushed to his aid. The player was then rushed to hospital and later...

Talk about an epic fail. A guy on “Jeopardy!” the other night missed one of the easiest questions ever when asked about what NHL player that had 11 of the 13 seasons where one had 100 or more assists in a season (Wayne Gretzky). His answer? Magic Johnson. Complete, utter and epic fail. ...

The Pittsburgh Penguins will definitely be in the NHL’s Stanley Cup playoffs this season, but they’ve still been struggling slightly of late. The club received more bad news when they learned star center Evgeni Malkin of Russia will be sidelined for 2-3 weeks due to an injury. Malkin has a foot problem which will keep him out of action for the remainder of the regular...

New York Rangers Swedish goaltender Henrik Lundqvist put his name in the club’s record books twice this week with a pair of wins over the Ottawa Senators and New Jersey Devils. Lundqvist now holds the Rangers marks for both wins and shutouts. He won his 302nd game for the Rangers on March 18 in an 8-4 win over the Senators, and then set the team’s shutout record with...

There shouldn’t be much of a competition for the NHL’s Calder trophy this season, which is handed out to the year’s top rookie. The award should be won hands-down by 18-year-old Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche, who was selected with the first overall pick in last summer’s NHL Entry Draft. MacKinnon has been a major factor in the resurgence of the club...

The NHL contest between the Dallas Stars and Columbus Blue Jackets in Dallas was called off yesterday after Stars forward Rich Peverley collapsed on the players bench early in the first period. The 31-year-old native of Kingston, Ontario is now resting in stable condition in a Dallas hospital. The NHL officially postponed the game at the 6:23 mark of the first period...

The Boston Bruins (42-17-5) are riding their first five-game winning streak of their 2013-14 NHL season going into Wednesday’s showdown with the Montreal Canadiens. Their latest streak has hockey bettors such as those on MyTopSportsbooks.com going crazy. Only four other NHL teams have a higher point total with the B’s sitting at 89 points Tuesday, just one...

The St. Louis Blues traded for goaltender Ryan Miller yesterday along with center Steve Ott from the Buffalo Sabres. The Blues gave up forward Chris Stewart, goaltender Jaroslav Halak and a forward prospect named William Carrier. They also sent the Buffalo their first-round selection in the 2015 NHL Draft as well as a conditional selection. If Miller re-signs with the...