Team Canada’s brass will wait another week before making any more roster decisions for the Olympic men’s hockey squad after the withdrawal of injured defenceman Ed Jovanovski.
The Flames traded center Steven Reinprecht and backup goalie Philippe Sauve to the Coyotes for goalie Brian Boucher and left wing Mike Leclerc on Wednesday night.
Islanders center Kevin Colley broke his neck after a headfirst crash into the boards and will undergo surgery Thursday.
The Islanders would not say Wednesday whether the injury will end his season or threaten his career. For now, the 27-year-old player is out indefinitely.
Colley broke the fifth cervical vertebra in his neck but there is no paralysis. The surgery will repair and stabilize his spine.
The recent moves from the Hurricanes, Predators and the Oilers’ Chris Pronger should be noticed, writes Barry Melrose.