Latest on Duncan Keith, Gabriel Landeskog, Brad Marchand, Martin Havlat, Mats Zuccarello and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
Check out the notable highlight’s from Friday’s actions, including Pavel Datsyuk’s return to the Red Wings and Sean Monahan’s overtime winner for the Flames over the Capitals.
Notable NHL Headlines.
CBS SPORTS: The Washington Capitals lit up the ice in the colors of the flag of France in a pre-game tribute to Paris in the wake of yesterday’s terrorist attacks in that city.
NBC SPORTS: The Paris terrorist attacks prompted the NHL to take measures to improve security at their games this season.
NHL.COM: Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog received a two-game suspension for an illegal check to the head of Boston Bruins winger Brad Marchand, who was also fined $5,000.00 for his retaliatory sucker punch to Landeskog following the hit.
THE DETROIT NEWS: Teemu Pulkkinen was fined $2,000.00 for diving.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE: The Blackhawks activated defensemen Duncan Keith (knee surgery) and Michal Rozsival (ankle) off injured reserve. They’re expected to play tonight against the St. Louis Blues.
STLTODAY.COM: The Blues placed Martin Havlat on unconditional waivers with the intent of terminating his contract. Havlat requested to leave the team after only two games for personal reasons.
THE CANADIAN PRESS (via TORONTO SUN): Anaheim Ducks defenseman Clayton Stoner intends to plead guilty to charges regarding an illegal grizzly bear hunt in British Columbia in 2013.
THE TENNESSEAN: Nashville Predators sophomore Filip Forsberg, mired in an offensive slump, is doing everything right except scoring.
NEW YORK POST: The unlikely evolution of diminutive Rangers winger Mats Zuccarello.
ESPN.COM: Carolina Hurricanes rookie defenseman Noah Hanifin is having to grow up fast as he adjusts to the NHL game.
EDMONTON SUN: 17 games into this season, Oilers center Anton Lander has yet to tally his first point.