Notable game recaps, injury and suspension updates and more in today’s collection of NHL headlines.
Notable NHL Game Recaps.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: A scary neck injury suffered by superstar P.K. Subban overshadowed Alex Galchenyuk’s two-goal performance and the Montreal Canadiens edging the Buffalo Sabres 3-2. Subban suffered the injury after colliding with teammate Alexei Emelin. He was stretchered from the ice and hospitalized overnight. The good news is he was able to communicate with doctors and move his extremities.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: A further update on Subban’s condition is expected today. It remains to be seen if he’ll miss any games. Thankfully his injury doesn’t sound serious.
SUN-SENTINEL.COM: Jaromir Jagr scored twice to become the oldest player in NHL history to record a 50-point season as the Florida Panthers thumped the Ottawa Senators 6-2. Panthers center Vincent Trocheck had a goal and three assists.
MLIVE.COM: Center Dylan Larkin becames the first Detroit Red Wings rookie to score 20 goals as his club downed the Winnipeg Jets 3-2.
NHL.COM: The NHL Department of Player Safety suspended Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog three games for cross-checking Anaheim Ducks defenseman Simon Despres.
EDMONTON SUN: Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse received a three-game suspension for instigating a fight with San Jose Sharks defenseman Roman Polak, breaking Polak’s nose.
THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS: Stars defenseman Jason Demers (shoulder) will miss the next six weeks.
THE SCORE: Minnesota Wild forward Jason Pominville suffered a lower-body injury that ended his ironman streak at 231 games, tying a franchise record.
TSN: Former NHL player and coach Steve Ludzik has withdrawn from the concussion lawsuit filed by former players against the NHL. Ludzik, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, said he lacked the physical strength to continue with the lawsuit.
ESPN.COM: Hall of Fame defenseman Bill Gadsby passed away at the age of 88. His career spanned 20 years (1946-1966) with the Chicago Blackhawks, New York Rangers and Detroit Red Wings.
NBC SPORTS: The Arizona Coyotes could be looking at arena ventures in Tempe or Scottsdale.