Cherry Hill’s Bobby Ryan returned to Juniors
The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim returned RW Bobby Ryan to Owen Sound of the OHL.
“I think it indicates the state of our game, the lack of respect — especially in preseason,” Roenick said. “It is uncalled for. It is ridiculous — one of the reasons our game isn’t as good as it once was. There is no respect for people in this league. It was not a cheap hit, it was a good solid hit. But you don’t do that in preseason.”
New York Rangers goalie Dan Blackburn retired Sunday, citing permanent nerve damage in his left shoulder from an injury sustained in 2003.
The Rangers` first-round pick in the 2001 NHL entry draft, Blackburn hurt his shoulder before the start of training camp in 2003 and missed the entire 2003-04 season. His condition appeared to improve after exploratory nerve surgery was performed in March 2004, but never completely cleared up.