NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 5, 2016
Updates on Duncan Keith, Jamie Benn, Justin Abdelkader & more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
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CSN CHICAGO: In his first preseason game since undergoing offseason knee surgery, Duncan Keith set up two goals as the Chicago Blackhawks trounced the Detroit Red Wings 6-1.
DALLAS MORNING NEWS: Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn picked up an assist in his club’s 2-1 preseason victory over the Florida Panthers. It was Benn’s first game since undergoing offseason core muscle surgery.
DETROIT FREE PRESS: The Red Wings named Justin Abdelkader as an assistant captain. He replaces Pavel Datsyuk, who retired from the NHL to play out his career in Russia.
PHILLY.COM: Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas won’t receive a disciplinary hearing for boarding New York Rangers winger Jimmy Vesey in a recent preseason game, Gudas received a game misconduct for the hit.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The fact Vesey continued to play likely factored into that decision. Still, Gudas was fortunate to avoid a suspension. He has a previous three-game suspension and a fine on his resume.
NJ.COM: Former New Jersey Devils forward Scott Gomez is joining the NHL Network as a studio analyst.
THE PROVINCE: Former Vancouver Canucks 2008 first round pick Cody Hodgson has retired. In nearly six NHL seasons with the Canucks, Buffalo Sabres and Nashville Predators, the 26-year-old center netted 142 points in 328 games. His best season came in 2013-14 with the Sabres, scoring 20 goals and 24 assists for 44 points. He will be working in the Predators young hockey program.