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Nashville Predators place forward Viktor Arvidsson on injured reserve

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators have placed forward Viktor Arvidsson on injured reserve with a lower-body injury and recalled forward Frederick Gaudreau from the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals. The Predators made the move Tuesday afternoon. Arvidsson was helped off the ice Monday during practice, and The Tennessean reported that he tested himself during Tuesday morning’s skate. The forward ranks third on the Predators with 13 goals and fourth with 27 points. The Predators already have Filip Forsberg on injured reserve with an upper-body injury. Gaudreau has played 18 games with…

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Riley Scorgie is the best player in the world of the week

2:14 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN ESPN presents the best player in the world of the week. If there’s a player you’d like to nominate, from your local team to a high school team to your beer league, email us here. The Flames are, excuse the pun, scorching hot these days, and the play of Gaudreau is a big part of that. The winger had two goals and six assists in four games last week in helping Calgary to a seven-game winning streak. The streak has, not coincidentally, also featured a…

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Should character be a consideration in NHL suspensions?

Anaheim Ducks center Andrew Cogliano was suspended two games by the NHL Department of Player Safety on Sunday, ending the fourth-longest consecutive games played streak in NHL history. His suspension raised questions about whether the department should take a player’s character into account when deciding his punishment. Morning Skate: Should there be a “good guy” exception for NHL suspensions? Greg Wyshynski: On Monday, after Cogliano gave an emotional interview during which he discussed the end of his steak, former NHL penalty-minute-magnet Tie Domi tweeted the following: Wow just saw replay…

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Vegas Golden Knights sign Deryk Engelland to $1.5 million, 1-year extension

When the Vegas Golden Knights selected Deryk Engelland in the expansion draft and signed him to a one-year deal, the longtime Las Vegas native set out to earn another contract. Engelland got it Monday with a $1.5 million, one-year extension that serves as a reward for the veteran defenseman enjoying his best NHL season at age 35. “That’s a dream come true,” Engelland said. “I’m getting a little older now and to be able to stay here at home and play another year, that’s your whole goal going into the…

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Fantasy NHL — Midseason top 250 dynasty league player rankings

1. Connor McDavid, C, Edm C1 1 2. Auston Matthews, C, Tor C2 2 3. Nikita Kucherov, RW, TB RW1 4 4. Johnny Gaudreau, LW, Cgy LW1 13 5. Patrik Laine, RW, Wpg RW2 16 6. Tyler Seguin, C, Dal C3 14 7. Jack Eichel, C, Buf C4 3 8. Nathan MacKinnon, C, Col C5 33 9. Vladimir Tarasenko, RW, StL RW3 12 10. Leon Draisaitl, C, Edm C6 7 11. Steven Stamkos, C, TB C7 24 12. Erik Karlsson, D, Ott D1 5 13. David Pastrnak, LW, Bos LW2…

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Andrew Cogliano of Anaheim Ducks suspended

5:25 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Anaheim Ducks forward Andrew Cogliano was suspended two games by the NHL Department of Player Safety on Sunday, ending the fourth-longest consecutive games played streak in NHL history. Cogliano had the longest active consecutive games played streak in the NHL at 830. He was 54 games behind Steve Larmer for the third-longest streak ever. Former Montreal Canadiens center Doug Jarvis has the NHL record for consecutive games played with 964, between Oct. 1975 through his retirement in 1987. Florida Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle now has…

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Calgary Flames place forward Jaromir Jagr on injured reserve with lower-body injury

The Calgary Flames placed forward Jaromir Jagr on injured reserve Sunday with a lower-body injury. The move was made retroactive to Dec. 31, the date of the last game in which he appeared. Forward Ryan Lomberg was recalled from AHL Stockton in a corresponding move. The 45-year-old Jagr, in his first season with the Flames, has missed Calgary’s past five games with the injury. This is his second trip to injured reserve this season. He has one goal and six assists this season, playing in just 22 of the Flames’…

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Anaheim Ducks claim forward J.T. Brown, who protested during national anthem, off waivers from Tampa Bay Lightning

The Anaheim Ducks claimed forward J.T. Brown off waivers from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday. Brown became the the only NHL player to protest during the national anthem on Oct. 7 in the Lightning’s game against the Florida Panthers; he raised his right fist during the playing of the Star-Spangled Banner. Later that month he said he received death threats for the gesture in an announcement posted Oct. 18 in which he said he would no longer raise his first during the national anthem. He thanked the Lightning for…

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Dominic Turgeon, son of Pierre Turgeon, called up by Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings have recalled forward Dominic Turgeon from the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL. Turgeon, 21, has nine goals and 14 assists in 40 games for the Griffins this season. He was drafted by the Red Wings in the third round in 2014 and has not yet played in an NHL game. Turgeon’s father, Pierre, scored more than 500 NHL goals for Buffalo, the New York Islanders, Montreal, St. Louis, Dallas and Colorado from 1987 to 2007. His uncle, Sylvain Turgeon, played in 669 NHL…

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Phillip Danault of Montreal Canadiens stretchered off after taking slap shot to head

MONTREAL — Canadiens center Phillip Danault was stretchered off the ice after he was hit in the head by a slap shot from Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara. Danault went down with 1:37 left in the second period Saturday night. Chara, who has one of the hardest shots in the NHL, looked on in concern as trainers attended to Danault. According to the CBC broadcast, the shot from Chara registered at 123.2 kilometers per hour, which converts to 76.5 mph. Danault, 24, was moving and speaking to medical staff before…

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