Nov 26, 2011; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings right wing Patrick Eaves (17) is taken off the ice by doctors and paramedics after being hit in the head with the puck during the third period against the Nashville Predators at the Joe Louis Arena. Detroit won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Hockey is Back: Season Finally Starts Tomorrow

A few things you may have missed last night….

Detroit Red Wings fans have a reason to celebrate this morning as Patrick Eaves has been cleared to play after being out for over a year with a concussion.

Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis has announced once again that if Alex Ovechkin wants to play at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics than he will play no matter what the NHL rules.

New York Rangers bought out the last two years of Wade Redden’s contract.

Defenseman Bryce Salvador was named captain of the New Jersey Devils

Mike Modano, Marty Turco, and Mark Recchi have all taken positions within the Dallas Stars organization.

Modano is now the executive advisor and an alternate governor while Recchi took an advisor to hockey operations spot and Turco rounds out the hiring as an analyst on the Stars TV broadcasts.


Toronto Maple Leafs traded center Matthew Lombardi to the Phoenix Coyotes for a fourth-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

New York Rangers traded forward Tommy Grant and a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry draft to the San Jose Sharks for forward Brandon Mashinter.

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