Blue Jackets upset the Blackhawks, plus the latest on Henrik Lundqvist, Nick Bjugstad, Jaromir Jagr, Evgeni Malkin, Kevin Shattenkirk and more.
Blue Jackets upset the Blackhawks.
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH: Cam Atkinson tallied his second career hat trick leading the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 5-2 upset over the Chicago Blackhawks.
NEW YORK POST: Be it Saturday or Sunday, Henrik Lundqvist will be returning to action this weekend.
SUN-SENTINEL.COM: Florida Panthers leading goal scorer Nick Bjugstad has undergone season-ending back surgery.
NBC SPORTS: The Florida Panthers and the agent for Jaromir Jagr will reportedly meet today to begin contract negotiations.
TRIBLIVE.COM: Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin (lower-body injury) is expected to return to action Saturday against Arizona.
STLTODAY.COM: Blues defensemen Kevin Shattenkirk (abdominal injury) and Carl Gunnarsson (upper-body injury) are expected back into the lineup today against Columbus.
THE WASHINGTON POST: Capitals forward Tom Wilson was fined $2000.00 by the league for embellishment.
MLIVE.COM: Detroit Red Wings center Riley Sheahan will miss Saturday’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning with an upper-body injury. Pavel Datsyuk is also uncertain for the game.
ESPN.COM: Under the Hockey Hall of Fame’s new bylaws, former NHL star Chris Pronger is now eligible for induction.
NHL.COM: Former NHL player Mikael Samuelsson has retired after 13 NHL seasons with six teams. Samuelsson won a Stanley Cup in 2008 with the Detroit Red Wings, plus gold medals at the Olympics and the World Championships with Sweden in 2006.
NEW YORK POST: Arizona Coyotes analyst and former NHL player Nick Boynton was charged “with becoming belligerent at a Buffalo casino and biting the hand of an officer trying to subdue him.”