Larry Robinson resigned as coach of the New Jersey Devils on Monday because of stress, saying “nothing is worth being sick over.” Team president/GM Lou Lamoriello said he will take over during the interim. The Devils have lost seven of their last nine games.
Mario Lemieux will be out of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ lineup indefinitely and won’t practise for 10 days to two weeks as doctors adjust the medication he began taking this month for an irregular heartbeat. Lemieux’s pulse began racing again Friday night during an overtime loss to Buffalo, his first game back after being hospitalized Dec. 7 with atrial fibrillation – a fluttering in his heart that causes his pulse to dramatically speed up at times.
Shanahan collected two goals and seven assists while leading Detroit to a 2-1-1 mark, earning points in each contest. His best effort came last Tuesday, when he recorded a goal and four assists during a 7-6 loss to Atlanta.
Luongo claimed the defensive honours after leading the Panthers to a 3-1 mark record with a 2.25 goals-against average and .942 save percentage.
He stopped 147 of 156 shots during the week, including an astonishing 53 saves in a 3-2 win Sunday over Washington.
A Maricopa County civil jury ordered former Phoenix Coyote Brad May to pay a sheriff’s sergeant $26,570 for punching him at a Scottsdale nightclub.
Maricopa County Sgt. Rich Burden, 40, sued May over a 2002 incident at the Cat Eye Lounge in Scottsdale. His lawyer said he “basically got tired of the drunk professional athlete running amok.”
Robitaille, benched two games in a row, wants to play
Luc Robitaille is upset at being benched for two consecutive games but has no plans to retire, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Robitaille, a future Hall of Famer, said Saturday he was unhappy with the way Coach Andy Murray told him that he had been scratched from the lineup on Friday, the Los Angeles Times said. Robitaille was then scratched from the lineup on Saturday for a second consecutive game.
Robitaille, 39, has been scratched for non-health reasons seven times in his 19-season NHL career, five in the last two seasons with the Kings.
In related news, Luc Robitaille is still playing???