Tuesday Update

NHL suspends Purinton for 10 games

The National Hockey League has suspended New York Rangers defenceman Dale Purinton ten games for gouging the eye of Boston Bruins forward Colton Orr on Saturday.

Thrashers, new daddy Kovalchuk might meet this week

Ilya Kovalchuk will be in Atlanta this week to see his new daughter, and the Thrashers hope they can meet with their holdout forward during his visit.

Nearly everybody back after Flyers’ injury spell

There is still one day of practice before the Flyers open the season tomorrow night against the Rangers at the Wachovia Center, time enough for someone to fall over a stick and tumble into the boards or slip on a banana peel in the locker room.

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