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Lundqvist Not Rushing Return

Lundqvist Not Rushing Return Scott Levy/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist has resumed practicing with the team, but says he will not rush his way into the starting lineup."I want to take the first week and skate with the guys and get more speed, and then we'll take it from there," Lundqvist said. "I don't want to rush back."Lundqvist has been out since Feb. 2 with a damaged blood vessel in his neck. On Wednesday morning he took high shots with Rangers coaches. He will be a full participant in practice for the first time on Friday.Cam Talbot has taken over since Lundqvist has been out. During that time, the Rangers have gone 15-2-3.Lundqvist, the former Vezina Trophy winner, started 39 games before the injury, posting a 25-11-3 record, .922 save-percentage, and a 2.25 goals-against average.The Rangers only have 13 regular-season games remaining, but head coach Alain Vigneault isn't worried that his start goalie will get enough ice time before the playoffs."I think if he plays two, three, four, five games, he'll be fine," Vigneault said. "In training camp, it only takes him a couple, and he's good to go. Yes, he's been out, but he's been active. So I don't expect this to be a long time for him to tell me he's good to go." Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/18/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/18/15 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Philadelphia 76ers 94 (16-52) - Detroit Pistons 83 (24-44) Cleveland Cavaliers 117 (44-26) - Brooklyn Nets 92 (27-39) Toronto Raptors 105 (41-27) - Minnesota Timberwolves 100 (14-53) Miami Heat 108 (31-36) - Portland Trail Blazers 104 (44-22) San Antonio Spurs 114 (42-25) - Milwaukee Bucks 103 (34-34) Chicago Bulls 103 (41-28) - Indiana Pacers 86 (30-37) Oklahoma City Thunder 122 (38-30) - Boston Celtics  118 (30-37) Dallas Mavericks 107 (43-25) - Orlando Magic 102 (21-48) Los Angeles Clippers 116 (44-25) - Sacramento Kings 105 (22-45) Washington Wizards 88 (40-28) - Utah Jazz 84 (30-37) Golden State Warriors 114 (54-13) - Atlanta Hawks 95 (53-15) NCAA Men's Basketball: South Region: (16) Robert Morris 81 (20-14) - (16) North Florida 77 (23-12) East Region: (11) Dayton 56 (26-8) - (11) Boise State 55 (25-9) NHL: Chicago Blackhawks 1 (43-21-6, 92 pts) - New York Rangers 0 (44-18-7, 95 pts) Columbus Blue Jackets 4 (31-35-4, 66pts) - Edmonton Oilers 3 (19-39-13, 51pts) - SO Anaheim Ducks 3 (45-20-7, 97pts) - Los Angeles Kings 2 (34-22-14, 82pts) -OT Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

NHL Considering 3-on-3 Overtime

NHL Considering 3-on-3 Overtime Len Redkoles/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The NHL is exploring ways to change overtime once again. Three-on-three hockey is being discussed as a new format to reduce the number of games that end in a shootout. The NHL does not want to eliminate the shootout, rather add a five minute period of three-on-three play after the five minute four-on-four overtime period -- similar to the AHL rule. "That's something we're going to discuss with the competition committee because, obviously, we want the players' association input on how we're going to approach it," Commissioner Gary Bettman. "So we're going to look at both variables and figure out which one, collectively with the competition committee, we think makes the most sense. Then ultimately, it's subject to Board Of Governor approval." The rule could be implemented as soon as the 2015-2016 season, if it is approved by the NHL's competition committee. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/16/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/16/15 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Washington Wizards 105 (39-28) - Portland Trail Blazers 97 (44-21) Toronto Raptors 117 (40-27) - Indiana Pacers 98 (30-36) Boston Celtics 108 (30-36) - Philadelphia 76ers 89 (15-52) Brooklyn Nets 122 (27-38) - Minnesota Timberwolves 106 (14-52) Memphis Grizzlies 92 (47-20) - Denver Nuggets 81 (26-42) Miami Heat 106 (30-36) - Cleveland Cavaliers 92 (43-26) Utah Jazz 94 (30-36) - Hornets 66 (29-36) Dallas Mavericks 119 (43-25) - Oklahoma City Thunder 115 (37-30) Atlanta Hawks 110 (53-14) - Sacramento Kings 103 (22-44) Golden State Warriors 108 (53-13) - Los Angeles Lakers 105 (17-49) NHL: Washington Capitals 4 (38-23-10, 86pts) - Buffalo Sabres 3 (19-43-7, 45pts) - SO Tampa Bay Lightning 4 (43-21-7, 93pts) - Montreal Canadiens 2 (43-20-7, 93pts) Edmonton Oilers 4 (19-39-12, 50pts) - Toronto Maple Leafs 1 (27-38-6, 60pts) Los Angeles Kings 1 (34-22-13, 81pts) - Arizona Coyotes 0 (21-41-8, 50pts) Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Evgeni Malkin Out 1-2 Weeks

Evgeni Malkin Out 1-2 Weeks Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(BOCA RATON, Fla.) -- Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said at the NHL general managers meetings Monday that star forward Evgeni Malkin is expected to miss the next 1-2 weeks with a lower-body injury.Malkin was injured in the first period of the team's loss to Boston Saturday.Malkin, a former Hart Trophy winner, has played in 63 games this season, recording 28 goals and 40 assists.Rutherford also said that forward Patric Hornqvist will miss around one week after being injured in the team's loss to Detroit on Sunday. Before play Monday, the Penguins sit in third place in the Metropolitan Division, just four points ahead of the Washington Capitals.  Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Islanders Sign Boychuk to 7-Year Extension

Islanders Sign Boychuk to 7-Year Extension iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Defenseman Johnny Boychuk signed a seven-year contract extension with the New York Islanders Thursday.According to ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun, the deal is worth $42 million.The 31-year-old Boychuk joined the Islanders in October when the Boston Bruins traded him for two second-round picks in 2015 and 2016 and a conditional third-round pick in 2016.The 6-foot-2, 225 pound Boychuk has excelled this season, scoring seven goals and dishing out 25 assists while recording a plus-17 rating, helping the team challenge for the Metropolitan Division crown."Ever since I came to the Islanders, the organization has been incredible to both myself and my family," Boychuk told the team's website. "I am proud to be an Islander and look forward to competing every night in front of such a passionate fan base for many years to come."Boychuk isn't the only defenseman the Islanders have locked up this year: in February, they signed 23-year-old Nick Leddy to a seven-year, $38 million contract extension. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Avalanche Lose MacKinnon To Broken Foot

Avalanche Lose MacKinnon To Broken Foot iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(DENVER, Co.) -- The Colorado Avalanche will be without one of the NHL's most promising young goal scorers potentially for the rest of the regular season. Nathan MacKinnon will be sidelined for 6-8 weeks with a broken foot, according to coach Patrick Roy. "Obviously, it's never good news when you're losing a player like Nate, especially at a key moment in our season," Roy said." Through 64 games this season, Mackinnon has 14 goals and 24 assists. MacKinnon, 19, recorded his first career hat-trick on Feb. 22 as he helped lead the Avalanche to a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning. Ironically, it may have been during that game that he suffered the fracture when he took a puck to the foot. The Avalanche are currently 12th in the Western Conference, nine points behind the eighth seeded Winnipeg Jets. Unless the team is able to rally in the final weeks of the regular season, fans and team alike will have to wait until next year to watch the electric sniper. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/5/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 3/5/15 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Chicago Bulls 108 (39-23) - Oklahoma City Thunder 105 (34-28) NHL: Philadelphia Flyers 3 (28-25-12, 68pts) - St. Louis Blues 1 (40-18-5, 85pts) Minnesota Wild 2 (35-22-7, 77pts) - Washington Capitals 1 (35-21-10, 80pts) Calgary Flames 4 (34-25-4, 72pts) - Boston Bruins 3 (31-22-9, 71pts) - Shootout Tampa Bay Lightning 4 (40-20-6, 86pts) - Toronto Maple Leafs 2 (26-34-5, 57pts) Dallas Stars 4 (29-26-10, 68pts) - Florida Panthers 3 (28-23-14, 70pts) - Shootout New York Islanders 4 (42-21-3, 87pts) - Nashville Predators 3 (41-18-7, 89pts) Top 25 Men's College Basketball: (6) Wisconsin 76 (27-3) - Minnesota 63 (17-13) (18) Arkansas 78 (24-6) - South Carolina 74 (14-15) Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Lightning Acquire Defenseman Braydon Coburn from the Flyers

Lightning Acquire Defenseman Braydon Coburn from the Flyers Len Redkoles/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- As the Tampa Bay Lightning enter the stretch run of the NHL season, the team went out and made their team stronger before the trade deadline as they acquired defenseman Braydon Coburn from the Philadelphia Flyers.   In order to acquire Coburn's services, the Lightning had to give up their 2015 first- and third-round draft picks along with defenseman Radko Gudas.   The Lightning also shipped Brett Connolly to the Boston Bruins for a second-round pick in 2015 and another in 2016. Coburn led the Flyers this season in average shifts per game at 27.9 and is still a solid defenseman. He had been with the Flyers since the 2006-2007 season. He was also third among Flyers' defensemen in average ice time at 20:14. Coburn has one goal and eight assists in 39 games this season. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Jaromir Jagr Ties Phil Esposito on NHL Scoring List

Jaromir Jagr Ties Phil Esposito on NHL Scoring List Glenn James/NHLI via Getty Images(SUNRISE, Fl.) -- Jaromir Jagr tied Phil Esposito for fifth on the all-time scoring list in NHL history on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Lightning. "I watched many times this year the series between the Russians and Canada in 1972, and he was a dominating player there," Jagr said of Esposito. "After I watched the tapes, I respect him a lot more because he turned the series around. He was the guy. In that time, he was the best in the world. It’s a big honor for me to tie him." At 10:24 into the first period, Jagr beat Lightning goalie Ben Bishop over his stick-side shoulder to score his 717th career goal. Jagr was traded to the Panthers on Feb. 26 from the New Jersey Devils for a pair of draft picks. He now trails Marcel Dionne (731 goals) for fourth all-time. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

NY Rangers Complete Mega Deal for Yandle

NY Rangers Complete Mega Deal for Yandle Jupiterimages/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The New York Rangers have completed a deal to acquire one of the top scoring defenseman in the NHL. The Rangers have acquired Keith Yandle, as well as defenseman Chris Summers and a 2016 fourth-round pick from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for defenseman John Moore, top prospect Anthony Duclair, a 2016 first-round pick, and a 2015 second-round pick. Yandle has had two 50+ point seasons in his career and recorded at least 30 points over the last seven seasons, including 41 so far this season. The Coyotes will assume 50% of the salary remaining on Yandle’s contract. He has one year remaining on his deal; he's scheduled to make $5.75 million next season. The Rangers are 38-17-6, 82 pts, sitting at 3rd in the Eastern Conference. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Del Zotto Leads Flyers Past N.Y. Rangers, 4-2

Del Zotto Leads Flyers Past N.Y. Rangers, 4-2 Comstock/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) -- Flyers defenseman Michael Del Zotto scored the goal-ahead goal, 1:19 into the third period as Philadelphia (27-25-11; 65pts) doubled up the New York Rangers (38-17-6; 82pts) on Saturday night, 4-2. Del Zotto with an assist from center Sean Couturier bypassed Rangers goaltender Cam Talbot for the short-handed goal, his 8th of the season. Talbot saved 30-of 33 shots while Flyers goaltender Steve Mason was 34-of-36 in save attempts. The Rangers had a 2-1 lead after defenseman John Moore scored, 11:55 into the second period, but the Flyers came back to tie it 2:42 later with a goal from forward Michael Raffl. Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds notched his 25th goal of the year with one second remaining in the game. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Blackhawks Acquire Timonen from Flyers

Blackhawks Acquire Timonen from Flyers Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Chicago Blackhawks traded a second-round draft pick in 2015 and a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2016 to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenseman Kimmo Timonen."We've been working on this one for a while," Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman. "He was a defenseman we really wanted. Setting aside the fact he hasn't played, once we get him up to speed, he's a great player. He's been an elite defenseman for a lot of years."We looked around at the other guys. When we get him back on his game, he's a great defenseman, low risk, high reward."The 39-year-old Timonen has not played this season due to blood clots in his lower right leg and both of his lungs, but on Thursday Timonen skated with the Flyers and said he's ready to play.Timonen ranks third among active defenseman with 571 career points over 15 NHL seasons.Timonen has declared he will retire at the end of the season. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Panthers Acquire Jagr from Devils

Panthers Acquire Jagr from Devils Glenn James/NHLI via Getty Images(SUNRISE, Fla.) -- The Florida Panthers have acquired winger Jaromir Jagr from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for a second-round draft pick in 2015 and a conditional third-round draft pick in 2016.The Panthers are fighting for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, and Jagr's presence should make that goal more obtainable.The 43-year-old, five-time scoring champion has 11 goals and 18 assists in 57 games this season.The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Jagr won back-to-back Stanley Cup Championships with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991 and 1992. Following the 1998-99 season, Jagr received the Hart Memorial Trophy which is given to the player deemed most valuable to his team.Jagr currently ranks first among active NHL leaders in points (1,784), games played (1,530), assists (1,068), goals (716), power play goals (202), and plus/minus (+284). Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup 2/25/15

Scoreboard Roundup 2/25/15Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Boston Celtics 115 (22-33) - New York Knicks 94 (10-46) Miami Heat 93 (25-31) - Orlando Magic 90 (19-40) (F/OT) Charlotte Hornets 98 (23-32) - Chicago Bulls 86 (36-22) Atlanta Hawks 104 (45-12) - Dallas M...

Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane Could Miss the Next 6-10 Weeks

Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane Could Miss the Next 6-10 Weeks Len Redkoles/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- It has been a rough 24 hours for Chicago sports fans. Not only will Bulls point guard Derrick Rose be on the shelf indefinitely due to another knee injury, but Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane will miss the next 6-10 weeks with an upper-body injury. Kane was cross checked in the lower back by Florida Panthers defenseman Alex Petrovic in the first period of their game on Tuesday. This is a tough blow for the Blackhawks as Kane is tied with Jakub Voracek of the Flyers and Nicklas Backstrom of the Washington Capitals for the most points in the NHL at 64. "I don't think you can replace the things that he does with the puck, without the puck, the attention that he draws, but one of the strengths of the organization is depth," Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp said. "You hear it all the time: When a player goes down, you need to step up and collectively fill those shoes. But you guys know as well as I do what kind of player Kaner is." Kane was attempting to be the first American-born player to win the Art Ross trophy, which goes to the player who leads the NHL in points. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Bruins Krejci Out At Least One Month

Bruins Krejci Out At Least One Month Christian Petersen/Getty Images(BOSTON, Ma.) -- The Boston Bruins will be without their top-line center for at least one month as they make a playoff push. David Krejci will be out for four to six weeks, according to general manager, with a partially torn MCL after a collision with Alexander Steen of the St. Louis Blues on Feb. 20. Krejci has missed 20 games this season with a groin injury. The team was 8-9-3 in his absence. Currently, the Bruins (29-21-9, 67pts) are in eighth place in the eastern conference, just three points ahead of the Florida Panthers (26-21-12, 64pts) for the final playoff spot.  The Bruins signed Krejci to a six-year extension last September worth 43.5 million dollars. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 2/20/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 2/20/15 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Orlando Magic 95 (18-39) - New Orleans Pelicans 84 (27-27) Indiana Pacers 106 (22-33) - Philadelphia 76ers 95 (12-42) Toronto Raptors 105 (37-17) - Atlanta Hawks 80 (43-12) Detroit Pistons 100 (22-33) - Chicago Bulls 91 (34-21) Miami Heat 111 (23-30) - New York Knicks 87 (10-44) Cleveland Cavaliers 127 (34-22) - Washington Wizards 89 (33-22) Minnesota Timberwolves 111 (12-42) - Phoenix Suns 109 (29-26) NHL: New Jersey Devils 4 (23-26-9, 55pts) - Vancouver Canucks 2 (33-22-3, 69pts) New York Rangers 3 (35-16-6, 76pts) - Buffalo Sabres 1 (17-38-4, 38pts) Carolina Hurricanes 2 (21-29-7, 49pts) - Toronto Maple Leafs 1 (23-31-5, 51pts) St. Louis Blues 5 (38-16-4, 80pts) - Boston Bruins 1 (28-21-9, 65pts) Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Scoreboard Roundup – 2/19/15

Scoreboard Roundup – 2/19/15Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder 104 (29-25) - Dallas Mavericks 89 (36-20) Top 25 Men's College Basketball: (3) Gonzaga 86 (27-1) - Pacific 74 (10-17) (7) Arizona 87 (23-3) - USC 57 (10-16) (9) Utah 47 (21-4) - Oregon State 3...

Predators Acquire Defenseman Cody Franson from the Maple Leafs

Predators Acquire Defenseman Cody Franson from the Maple Leafs iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The top team in the NHL has added even more reinforcements as they've acquired defenseman Cody Franson and center Mike Santorelli from the Toronto Maple Leafs. In exchange, the Predators will send the Maple Leafs forward Olli Jokinen, prospect Brendan Leipsic, and a 2015 first-round pick. "In preparation for the 2015 playoff run, our goal was to add a veteran defenseman who could play in all situations and a proven forward who could move up and down lineup based on the situation," Predators general manager David Poile said in a statement. "We were fortunate to do this in the same transaction with players who are in the prime of their careers more than two weeks before the trade deadline in order to give them more time to contribute and gel with their teammates." Both Franson and Santorelli began their careers with the Predators, and are also both set to become unrestricted free agents at the end of the season. In 55 games this season, Franson has 32 points, while Santorelli has 29 points in 57 games. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

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