Hockey News: Surgery for Olli Maatta; Rangers’ Wild Game

Penguins defenceman Olli Maatta is set to undergo surgery to remove a tumor in his neck. He’s still planning to play until then. This kid is something. Best wishes to him. [Empty Netters]

Ben Lovejoy will miss six to eight weeks with a fractured finger. [Pucks of a Feather]

Rich Clune was placed on waivers by the Predators. [ESPN]

Meanwhile, Filip Forsberg is leading the team in scoring. [Today’s Slap Shot]

(Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)
(Randy Sartin-USA TODAY Sports)

The Rangers had a “Wild” comeback against Minnesota last night, that included Anthony Duclair’s first NHL goal. [Blueshirt Banter]

The game was overshadowed by a couple of Rangers players getting tossed for questionable hits. [CBC]

The NHL has requested an in-person hearing with John Moore. [Yahoo]

John Scott was suspended two games for leaving the bench in a game against the Ducks. [My NHL Trade Rumors]

Perhaps with Eric Staal back in the lineup, the Hurricanes will get their first win. [The Province]

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Carolina Hurricane Eric Staal – Photo By Andy Martin Jr

Leon Draisaitl won’t be going back to junior because the Oilers have no one else to play center, er, because it’s the best move for his development. [Sportsnet]

Breaking down the Leafs and Blackhawks powerplay style. [McKeen’s Hockey]

Corey Crawford could be back in action soon. [The Score]

Semyon Varlamov is getting sued by his ex-girlfriend. [Two Pad Stack]

And finally, a piece about fighting in hockey. [On the Forecheck]