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GLENDALE, Ariz. — Phoenix Coyotes forward Brett MacLean’s condition is improving less than a week after he suffered a cardiac emergency during a pickup hockey game in Canada.

MacLean, 23, received CPR at a rink in Owen Sound, Ontario, after suffering the cardiac emergency. He was taken to a hospital and later flown to a hospital in London, Ontario, where he was admitted to the ICU.

• The Detroit Red Wings hired former star defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom as a scout. Lidstrom retired in May after winning seven Norris Trophies as the NHL’s top defenseman and helping the Red Wings win four Stanley Cups in 20 seasons with the franchise.

From wire dispatches and staff reports