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November 3, 2011

Nashville Predators Sign Pekka Rinne

Pekka Rinne

Predators.com is reporting that The Predators have signed Pekka Rinne to a seven-year, $49 million contract which is the largest in franchise history. Already in 2011-12, Rinne has recorded his 21st and 22nd shutouts, moving into first on the franchise’s all-time list. His record-breaking 22nd shutout on Saturday against Anaheim was also his 100th career victory.

Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile said “Today’s signing is further evidence of our ownership’s commitment to keeping our core intact, This is the first step of a process designed to retain our key players and leaders. Pekka has grown with our franchise, just recently established our franchise record for career shutouts and is now recognized as one of the game’s elite players. We’re thrilled to know that he will be backstopping our franchise for several years to come.”

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November 3, 2011

Colorado Avalanche Moves: Matt Duchene

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November 3, 2011

NHL Divisional Realignment News

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November 3, 2011

Minor Moves: Mattias Ritola, Matt Kassian

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November 2, 2011

Quick Hits: Alfredsson, Avery

  • According to Brent Wallace twitter [@tsn_wallyDaniel Alfredsson will be tested on Sat and if he passes he will be cleared to play but if he hasn’t skated by then won’t be playing right away.
  • Blueshirts United talks about Sean Avery practicing with the Rangers on Wednesday, one day after clearing re-entry waivers and officially being recalled by the team from the Connecticut Whale.
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November 2, 2011

Quick Hits: Johansen, Avery, Sutton, Brodeur, Staal

  • Ryan Johansen will stay with the Blue Jackets according to general manager Scott Howson who tweeted “We have decided to keep Ryan Johansen through the 10-game threshold.”
  • Sean Avery cleared re-entry waivers on Tuesday and might be back in the New York Rangers’ lineup Thursday night. [Detriot Free Press]
  • Defenseman Andy Sutton was suspended five games by NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan for delivering an elbow to the head of Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog during Friday’s game. [Detriot Free Press]
  • Martin Brodeur said he is healthy and ready to return. When he actually does, though, is still to be determined. The Devils goaltender, who suffered a bruised shoulder three weeks ago, could be between the pipes tonight when New Jersey faces the Toronto Maple Leafs. [Detriot Free Press]
  • According to Pat Leonard of NY Daily News there is still give no word on when injured defenseman Marc Staal will return to the N.Y. Rangers.
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November 2, 2011

Red Wings Notes: Reassign Gustav Nyquist To AHL

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