Ruff Roars

Ruff fumes as Hecht expected to miss two weeks

Darcy Tucker shouldn’t expect a Christmas card from Lindy Ruff this year. The video is great. I love indignant coaches.

NHL honours Canadiens’ Huet

On Monday, the Canadiens netminder was named the NHL’s defensive player of the week.
In three wins last week, Huet has amassed a 0.65 goals-against average, a .979 save percentage and two shutouts.
While Huet was given the defensive honours, Phoenix Coyotes forward Steven Reinprecht was named the week’s top offensive player.
Reinprecht, who’s scored a career-high 21 goals this season, notched two game-winning goals in three Phoenix wins last week.

Witt gets one-game suspension for Yvborny collision

Nashville defenseman Brendan Witt was suspended for one game by the NHL on Tuesday for a collision he had with Columbus’ David Vyborny.

Wings lose Datsyuk for at least a week

Red Wings forward Pavel Datsyuk will not play for a week to 10 days because of a lower-body injury.

Theodore has first practice with Avalanche

Taking a key step in his recovery from a broken heel, goaltender Jose Theodore participated in his first full practice with the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday. Theodore was in full pads and took part in the entire practice, team spokesman Damen Zier said. No estimate has been made on when he will play his first game for Colorado, though the team has said he would be 100 per cent for the NHL playoffs.

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