National Hockey League

(L-R) Corey Crawford and Cam Atkinson
Atkinson hat trick fuels Jackets' win
Cam Atkinson scored twice in a four-goal first period and added a late score to finish off a hat trick, as Columbus topped Chicago by a 5-2 count at United Center. Ryan Johansen and... Full Story

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Atkinson hat trick fuels Jackets' win over Blackhawks

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(L-R) Mike Babcock, Todd Mclellan and Ken Hitchcock
Coveted coaches may be available
Dan Di Sciullo - NHL Editor
There is always speculation about coaching changes at this point of the NHL season.

With the deadline to qualify for the playoffs approaching, a head coach keeping his job could hinge on whether his team makes it into the postseason. Full Story
Kevin Shattenkirk
Blues' Shattenkirk to
return Saturday
St. Louis Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk is set to return for Saturday's game against Columbus after missing nearly two months with an abdominal injury.

Shattenkirk was hurt during a Feb. 1 game against Washington and underwent surgery... Full Story
Jared Boll
Blue Jackets' Boll suspended
three games
Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jared Boll was suspended three games, without pay, by the NHL on Thursday for an illegal check to the head.

Boll delivered the illegal hit to the head of Anaheim forward Patrick Maroon during the second... Full Story
Dougie Hamilton
Bruins D Hamilton out indefinitely
The Boston Bruins on Tuesday pronounced
defenseman Dougie Hamilton out indefinitely due to a
shoulder injury.

Hamilton did not play in Sunday's loss at Tampa Bay after leaving Saturday's contest against the Panthers after absorbing a hard hit from Florida... Full Story
Chris Tanev
Canucks sign Tanev to
five-year extension
Vancouver Canucks defenseman Chris Tanev has signed a five-year contract extension.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but the deal will take the 25-year-old blueliner through the 2020-21 season. Tanev has two goals and a career-high... Full Story
Pascal Dupuis
Penguins F Dupuis not expected
back for remainder of season
The Pittsburgh Penguins revealed on Monday that forward Pascal Dupuis is not likely to return to the
lineup this season as he recovers from a blood clot -- even if the Pens enjoy a long run through the postseason. "Based on the doctor's report, I don't believe we'll see Pascal this year,"... Full Story

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