Thursday Update

Flyers sign Brian Savage

The Philadelphia Flyers announced that they have signed 6’1”, 200-pound unrestricted free agent left wing Brian Savage to a one-year contract.
“We felt that he has been a really good goal scorer in the National Hockey League, has good speed and is a skilled hockey player,” said Clarke in making the announcement. “Losing (Sami) Kapanen (due to injury) for at least two months leaves us shallow at forward, so we thought that getting a player like Savage would really help our team.”

NHL to use shootout in all preseason games

As part of the implementation process and as a special preview for the fans, a shootout will be conducted at the end of all pre-season games – regardless of the score at the end of regulation time or overtime.

Crosby shines in Pens scrimmage with 3 assists

Sidney Crosby needed all of a half period to get his name on the training camp score sheet.
Crosby, the NHL’s No. 1 draft pick and a prospect many are comparing to the likes of Mario Lemieux and Wayne Gretzky, had a game-high three assists in leading his team to a 4-1 victory in a camp game Thursday.

Question to Avs: Do you remember Moore?

Eighteen months later, the most curious attitude about the Todd Bertuzzi-Steve Moore mess is being displayed by none other than … the Colorado Avalanche.

Kapanen to undergoe shoulder surgery

Incredibly, the Flyers have been stricken with another injury and it had nothing to do with training camp. Right wing Sami Kapanen will undergo surgery Tuesday at Pennsylvania Hospital to repairs torn cartilage in his right shoulder and will be lost for at least 10 weeks.

Wachovia Center to add food court

The Wachovia Center is adding an 8,000-square foot food court with the largest bar inside a sports arena in the country, Comcast-Spectacor president and chief operating officer Peter Luukko announced yesterday.

Blue Jackets star Nash injured in scrimmage

Blue Jackets forward Rick Nash sustained what appeared to be a sprained ankle after hitting the boards feet-first during a scrimmage Wednesday, general manager Doug MacLean said.

New ref boss promises right calls

Stephen Walkom wants everyone to know this time it’s going to be different.
After years of failed attempts at policing hooking and holding, the NHL’s new director of officiating insists this crackdown is for real.

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