NHL stars of the month, latest on expansion, an injury update and more in your morning coffee headlines.
Notable NHL Headlines.
SPORTSNET: Check out the highlights from last night’s NHL action, including the Calgary Flames rallying from a 3-0 deficit to down the Dallas Stars, Justin Abdelkader’s “Gordie Howe hat trick” in the Red Wings victory over the Buffalo Sabres and the Pittsburgh Penguins beating the Sharks in San Jose for the first time since 1997.
CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane extended his points streak to 20 games.
NHL.COM: Kane was also named the NHL’s first star for November 2015. Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby and Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene were names second and third stars.
TSN: A vote on expansion won’t be on the agenda of the upcoming NHL board of governors meeting.
NEWSDAY: The New York Rangers make their first visit to Barclay’s Center tonight to face off against the New York Islanders.
TWINCITIES.COM: Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo and defenseman Ryan Suter cleared the air after Suter publicly questioned Yeo’s decision to pair him with Jonas Brodin. “It’s a story that shouldn’t even be a story,” Suter said.
NHL Injury Update.
OTTAWA SUN: Senators forwards Milan Michalek and Mika Zibanejad were both injured in Tuesday’s loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. Michalek could be out long-term with an apparent hand injury, while Zibanejad left the game after taking a forearm shot to the head from Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas.
TORONTO SUN: Maple Leafs winger Joffrey Lupul was placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury.
ESPN.COM: Los Angeles Kings defenseman Matt Greene will undergo shoulder surgery on Thursday.
NEW YORK POST: Rangers defenseman Kevin Klein (oblique strain) will miss the next two-to-three weeks.