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The Hockey News Daily Dish: Oct. 31

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Suspended assistant coach Rick Tocchet met with commissioner Gary Bettman on Tuesday to discuss his future involvement with the league. Tocchet has been on leave from the Phoenix Coyotes’ bench since February of 2006 when he was accused of running a U.S. sports gambling ring. Bettman will make a decision on Tocchet’s future after reviewing an independent investigation by lawyer Robert Cleary. (more...)

The NHLPA has ratified a new constitution that will see the end of the executive committee. Instead, the 30 club-player representatives will serve as voting members of an executive board.



Boston: Recalled goaltender Jordan Sigalet from Providence of the AHL after Manny Fernendez sprained his left knee in practice on Tuesday…Center Patrice Bergeron is expected to miss at least a month with a concussion.

Montreal: Carey Price stopped 31 of 33 shots, but the Canadiens were downed 3-2 by the Atlanta Thrashers in a shootout Tuesday night…Head coach Guy Carbonneau voiced his desire for a rule change after Sergei Gonchar was eligible to take part in Saturday’s shootout despite being called for boarding with 1.6 seconds left in overtime. (more...)

Ottawa: Jason Spezza left yesterday's workout at Scotiabank Place early with a slight groin pull, leaving his status for tomorrow's game against the Thrashers up in the air.

Toronto: Club president Richard Peddie said that GM John Ferguson and head coach Paul Maurice are safe, for now. “There isn’t a Ferguson watch out there, there isn’t a Maurice watch out there,” Peddie told the Toronto Star. (more...)


Philadelphia: Simon Gagne skated alone for about 30 minutes on Tuesday, but isn’t quite ready to play. The Flyers left winger considers himself day-to-day. (more...)

Pittsburgh: Sidney Crosby notched four points and the Penguins beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 Tuesday night. (more...)


Atlanta: The Thrashers won for the fourth time in six games Tuesday night in a tight 3-2 shootout battle against Montreal. (more...)


Detroit: Valtteri Filppula scored with just 24.4 seconds left in regulation Tuesday night to lift the Red Wings over the Oilers 2-1. (more....)

Nashville: The Predators managed 40 shots against Miikka Kiprusoff, but fell 5-1 to the Flames Tuesday night. (more...)

St. Louis: Brad Boyes scored the first goal for the Blues Tuesday night, but the Coyotes played a strong third period and beat St. Louis 2-1. (more...)


Phoenix: After falling behind by a goal early in the third period, Mike Zigomanis and Frederik Sjostrom scored a come-from-behind win over the Blues 2-1. (more...)


Calgary: A day after signing a lucrative contract extension, Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 39 shots for the Flames, leading them over the Predators 5-1 Tuesday night. (more...)

Edmonton: The Oilers were unable to hold off a late charge by the Red Wings Tuesday night, falling 2-1…Defenceman Matt Greene was helped off the ice with an ankle injury after colliding with Dallas Drake. (more...)

Minnesota: The Wild lost their first home game and are now 0-3-1 in their last four games after falling to the Penguins 4-2 on Tuesday night…Defenceman Kim Johnsson bruised a leg in the second period and did not return. (more...)

Vancouver: The Canucks returned 22-year-old rookie Mason Raymond to Manitoba of the AHL.

On Tap Tonight…

Tampa Bay at New Jersey, 7:00 p.m.

Carolina at Florida, 7:30 p.m.

Chicago at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

Columbus at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.


Kris Letang

Penguins Hope to Get Deal With Kris Letang Done Soon

Pittsburgh Penguins GM Ron Hextall said he'd "be surprised" if the team doesn't get a deal together soon with defenseman Kris Letang, while adding the team is still working on Evgeni Malkin.


Wild Sign Middleton to Three-Year Extension

The Minnesota Wild have signed defenseman Jacob Middleton to a three-year contract extension.

Kirill Kaprizov

Wild GM Guerin Says Kaprizov Remains in Russia Amid Fake ID Report

Minnesota Wild GM Bill Guerin has denied reports that Kirill Kaprizov flew back to the United States following news of Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ivan Fedotov's detainment in Russia last week.