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So there were some transactions and a few games yesterday.


The Buffalo Sabers Signed defenseman Matt MacKenzie to a three-year entry-level contract.

The Calgary Flames Placed Jordan Henry on waivers.

The Chicago Blackhawks Signed general manager Stan Bowman to a three-year contract extension through the 2015-16 season.

The Detroit Red Wings Assigned goaltender Joey MacDonald, defensemen Garnet Exelby, Doug Janik and Logan Pyett and forward Chris Conner to the Grant Rapids Griffins (AHL).

The Florida Panthers placed Michael Kostka on waivers.

The Montreal Canadiens placed forward Michael Blunden on waivers.

The Nashville Predators Assigned forward Kyle Wilson to Milwaukee (AHL).

The New York Rangers Waived forward Sean Avery and defensemen Stu Bickel and Brendan Bell.

The New York Islanders Signed Ryan Strome to a 3 year, entry level contract, and Jay Pandolfo to a one year deal.

The Philadelphia Flyers Waived defensemen Oskars Bartulis and Matt Walker, and center Blair Betts.

The Pittsburgh Penguins Assigned goaltenders Alex Kangas and Patrick Killeen, defensemen Andrew Hotham, Chad Langlais and Nick Plastino, and forwards Denver Manderson, Martin Moucha and Zack Torquato to the Wheeling Nailers (ECHL).

The Phoenix Coyotes Placed Goaltender Curtis McElhinney and defensemen Nathan Oystrick on waivers.

The Tampa Bay Lightning Assigned forward Dana Tyrell to the Norfolk Admirals (AHL); placed defenseman Mattias Ohlund on injured reserve.

The San Jose Sharks placed Mike Moore on waivers.

The Toronto Maple Leafs traded a fourth round draft pick to Washington for forward David Steckel.

The Vancouver Canucks placed Victor Oreskovich on waivers.

The Washington Capitals traded David Steckel to Toronto for a fourth round draft pick.



In other news, TIm Connolly told Leafs head coach Ron Wilson after practice that he was doubtful for the opener on Thursday against Montreal.


There were 3 games on the docket, with the Ducks, Sabres and Kings all playing overseas.








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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page:

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