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Erskine expressed remorse Monday about giving Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds a concussion on Friday night, though the Washington Capitals defenseman did not agree with NHL vice president of player safety Brendan Shanahan's assertion that he delivered a "reckless elbow" to the head.
Vokoun was handed the No. 1 goaltender job with the Washington Capitals last season, but because of injuries, the coaching change and more, the season didn't go as planned.
While Erskine did not have "malicious intent," according to NHL vice president of player safety Brendan Shanahan, the defenseman will still miss the next three games after giving Wayne Simmonds a head injury. The Caps were prepared for the immediate aftermath Friday night and are ready for life without Erskine in the near future.
Danny Briere, Matt Read and Max Talbot each scored two goals to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to an 8-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday in a fight-filled Game 3 in the opening-round series.
A fan who threw a banana at a black player during an NHL exhibition game has been fined $200.
Broad Street and Broadway have been known as big-money places for hockey with the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers historically unafraid to spend to win. Printing money thanks to television revenue and decades of tradition, both teams are among the richest in the NHL.
The thing Karl Alzner was most excited about when talking about facing the Philadelphia Flyers was the prospect of facing star center Claude Giroux.
The Philadelphia Flyers announced that leading scorer and likely NHL MVP front-runner Claude Giroux was out indefinitely with a concussion. But just like every other time, the Flyers don't expect to miss a beat.
Jaromir Jagr flashed a few reminders of his old MVP style.
Team overviews of all the teams in the NHL.
Once again, it's time to check off some items on my "TIDU List" — Things I Don't Understand:
The lawyer for a man who threw a banana at a black NHL player says his client deeply regrets what he did and had no idea his actions could be seen as racist.
Ontario police have charged a 26-year-old man for throwing a banana on the ice toward Philadelphia Flyers player Wayne Simmonds during an NHL preseason game.
New York Rangers forward Sean Avery says Wayne Simmonds of Philadelphia uttered a homophobic slur at him on the ice.
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is calling for Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds to apologize for a slur that appeared to be directed at Sean Avery of the New York Rangers.
"It's disgusting," Simmonds said Thursday about the reaction to Ward's goal. "Things like that have happened to me before. It's not something you want to happen, but it's sad in this day and age that it continues to happen."
"When you're a black man playing in a predominantly white man's sport, you've got to come to expect things like that," Simmonds told reporters afterward.