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UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - The Chicago Blackhawks acquired forwards Peter Regin and Pierre-Marc Bouchard from the New York Islanders for a fourth-round pick in this June’s NHL draft.

The Islanders made the deal Thursday night after losing for the sixth time in seven games.

MONTREAL (AP) - Vancouver Canucks star Henrik Sedin pulled out of the Sochi Olympics, saying he’s physically unable to play for Sweden.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Steve Mason and the Flyers are playing their best hockey of the season heading into the Olympic break.

One that team chairman Ed Snider would love to abolish.

Mason stopped 38 shots, and Mark Streit and Michael Raffl scored goals, leading the Philadelphia Flyers past the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 on Thursday night.

With one game left before the break, the Flyers’ recent spurt could stall because of the Olympics.

“I hate them,” said Snider, the Flyers founder.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Nashville Predators general manager David Poile was taken to a hospital after being struck in the face by an errant puck during the team’s morning skate at Minnesota, and he was staying there overnight for observation and evaluation.



MADRID (AP) - Rafael Nadal will miss next week’s ATP tournament in Buenos Aires after a stomach virus set back his return from a back injury sustained at the Australian Open.

MONTPELLIER, France (AP) - Top-seeded Richard Gasquet of France easily advanced to the Open Sud de France quarterfinals after beating countryman Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-1, 6-3.

VINA DEL MAR, Chile (AP) - Top-seeded Fabio Fognini of Italy defeated Aljaz Bedene of Slovenia 6-4, 7-6 (0) to reach the quarterfinals of the Royal Guard Open.

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) - German qualifier Bjorn Phau upset second-seeded Mikhail Youzhny 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 to reach the quarterfinals of the Zagreb Indoors on Thursday.

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