Hockey : NHL 2013/2014
NY Ran. 11.12.13
Rangers captain out 4-6 weeks
Ryan Callahan will be sidelined for four to six weeks because of a sprained left knee. The New York Rangers captain, tied for second on the team with seven goals, was injured Tuesday in a 4-1 loss to the Nashville Predators. He was checked by Predators defenseman Victor Bartley, who swung around and kicked Callahan's left leg into the boards.
Phaneuf to sit 2 games for Miller hit
Dion Phaneuf has been suspended two games for his hit from behind on Kevan Miller of the Boston Bruins on Sunday. The Toronto Maple Leafs captain will not play against Los Angeles on Wednesday and at St. Louis on Thursday. Phaneuf, who is averaging a team-high 24 minutes 13 seconds of ice time this season, hasn't missed a game since early in the 2010/11 season.
James Neal gets five-game suspension
The NHL has suspended Pittsburgh Penguins forward James Neal five games for kneeing Boston forward Brad Marchand during Boston's 3-2 win on Saturday. Neal has 10 goals in 16 games this season. Meanwhile, the Pittsburgh Penguins placed defenseman Brooks Orpik on the injured reserve Monday with a concussion. Orpik was knocked unconscious by Boston's Shawn Thornton in the first period on Saturday.
Lecavalier out a month with fractured back
Vinny Lecavalier could miss a month because of a non-displaced fracture in his lower back. The Philadelphia Flyers forward has already missed three games due to back spasms. Lecavalier leads the Flyers with five power-play goals and has scored nine times overall. He is tied for fourth on the team with 14 points in 22 games.
Corey Crawford leaves with injury
Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford had to leave the Blackhawks' game against the Florida Panthers on Sunday after suffering an apparent leg injury. Crawford was injured when he made a right leg save on a shot by the Panthers' Marcel Goc from the slot in the first period. He was helped from the ice by teammates and a trainer and was replaced by rookie Antti Raanta.
Boychuk sidelined with back sprain
Boston Bruins defenseman Johnny Boychuk is expected to be sidelined for a few days after being diagnosed with a sprained back. Boychuk was taken off the ice on a stretcher early in the first period of Thursday's game against Montreal and Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli gave an update on the blueliner's condition Saturday. Chiarelli said Boychuk would be sidelined for at least three days and up to a week because of the injury.
Boychuk leaves ice on stretcher
Johnny Boychuk was taken from the ice on a stretcher and sent to a hospital after a first-period hit from behind by Montreal forward Max Pacioretty on Thursday. After the game, Bruins coach Claude Julien said the defenseman was released from the hospital and would return to Boston with the team. He had no details of the injury.
Bobrovsky out 4-5 weeks
The Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky on injured reserve with a groin strain that will sideline him for four to five weeks. The 25-year-old was injured during the third period of Tuesday's 1-0 home victory over Tampa Bay. Bobrovsky is 10-11-2 with a 2.72 goals-against average, a .909 save percentage and one shutout in 23 games this season. Curtis McElhinney will take over in net for the Blue Jackets.
Zetterberg out at least two weeks
Henrik Zetterberg will miss at least two weeks with a back injury, leaving the Detroit Red Wings without their top two scorers. Fellow center Pavel Datsyuk remains out because of a concussion. Zetterberg has 11 goals and 19 assists for a team-high 30 points, and Datsyuk has a team-high 12 goals and 11 assists.
Kaleta tears ACL
Sabres head coach Ted Nolan confirmed that Patrick Kaleta suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on Friday playing for the Rochester Americans. After serving a 10-game suspension for his illegal hit upon Columbus defenseman Jack Johnson on Oct. 10, the Sabres placed Kaleta on waivers. He cleared the following day and was assigned to the Amerks. Kaleta was set to re-join the Sabres for practice on Monday and was likely to play next Thursday against the Rangers.
|4||Tampa B.||37||17-13 (30)|
|4||NY Ran.||31||15-17 (32)|
|5||N. Jersey||30||12-20 (32)|
|8||NY Islan.||23||9-23 (32)|
|2||St Louis||43||20-9 (29)|
|2||San Jose||44||19-12 (31)|
|3||LA Kings||44||20-11 (31)|
|10.12||NY Ran. - Nashville||1:4|
|10.12||Buffalo - Ottawa||2:1|
|10.12||Montreal - LA Kings||0:6|
|10.12||Winnipeg - St Louis||1:2|
|10.12||Florida - Detroit||3:2|
|10.12||Washing. - Tampa B.||6:5|
|10.12||Columbus - N. Jersey||5:4|
|10.12||Calgary - Boston||1:2|
|10.12||Colorado - Phoenix||1:3|
|10.12||Edmonton - Carolina||5:4|
|10.12||Dallas - Chicago||2:6|
|10.12||San Jose - NY Islan.||2:3|
|9.12||Pittsburgh - Columbus||2:1|
|9.12||Ottawa - Philadel.||5:4|
|9.12||Vancouv. - Carolina||2:0|
|home wins||53 %|
|away wins||47 %|
League format : Hockey : NHL 2013/2014
Each team will play 50 or 54 games within their conference, depending on whether they are in a seven or eight-team division, and two games (home and road) against each non-conference club. Two points are awarded for a win, one point for a loss in overtime or shootout, and no points for a loss in regulation time. At the end of the regular season, sixteen teams will qualify for the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: the top three teams in each division, along with two wild-cards in each conference. All rounds of the NHL Playoffs will be best-of-7 games.