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This Week In The NHL: Leafs Set To Retire Sundin's No. 13 Jersey

Sarah Sotoodeh |
October 30, 2011 | 9:55 p.m. PDT

Associate Sports Editor

Sundin was drafted in the first round of the 1989 NHL draft. (Photo courtesy of Håkan Dahlström/Creative Commons
Sundin was drafted in the first round of the 1989 NHL draft. (Photo courtesy of Håkan Dahlström/Creative Commons
If you missed watching hockey because of the baseball playoffs, have no fear because here's your latest installment of This Week In The NHL.

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced they will retire Mats Sundin’s number 13 jersey on February 11, 2012.  Sundin, 40, is the 16th player to have his number honored by the Leafs. The Swedish center played 981 games, with 420 goals and 567 assists in his career.



-Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger is expected to miss 2-3 weeks due to an eye injury, which occurred when Toronto Maple Leaf’s center Mikhail Grabovski hit Pronger in the eye with his stick on Oct. 24 during the first period.

-Daniel Alfredsson, captain of the Ottawa Senators, took a hit to the head by Wojtek Wolski during the third period of the Senators game against the New York Rangers game.

-Philadelphia Flyers forward Danny Briere is out with an upper body injury and listed as day-to-day.  Briere didn’t play in the Flyers 5-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Oct. 29.

-Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Zbynek Michalek will be sitting out for four weeks after breaking a finger on his right hand during the Oct. 22 game against the New Jersey Devils.

-LA Kings forward Simon Gagne is listed as having a mid-body injury and missed the last two games.


Goal of the Week

-Patrick Kane shows us all how it’s done.  The 22-year-old wows the crowd with a spin-o-rama pass to teammate Marian Hossa against Ducks goalkeeper Jonas Hillar.


Save of the Week

The game announcer called Florida Panthers goalie Jacob Markstrom a superman after he made three tremendous saves back-to-back.  See his quick reflexes and superhero saves during the Panthers game against the Montreal Canadiens.



-The former Nashville Predator Cal O’Reilly has been traded to the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2012 NHL Draft.


-Dan Carcillo, forward for the Chicago Blackhawks, is suspended for two games for an illegal check on Joni Pikanen, a defenseman for the Carolina Hurricanes.  He will forfeit $8, 378.38 but will be eligible to play Thursday’s game against the Florida Panthers.

-Andy Sutton of the Edmonton Oilers will have an in-person disciplinary hearing on Oct. 31 after his hit on Gabriel Landeskog, a Colorado left-winger. Sutton will fly to New York for the hearing, which will take place at the League’s Department of Player Safety.

Games To Watch:

-San Jose Sharks @ New York Rangers

 The 6-3-0 Sharks take on the 3-3-3 Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Monday, October 31 at 7:00 PM (ET) on Versus.

-Anaheim Ducks @ Washington Capitals

The Capitals have lost the last two games of the nine played since the start of the season in early October.  Will they snap their losing streak? See for yourself at 7:30 PM (ET) Tuesday, Nov. 1 on Versus.

-Philadelphia Flyers @ Buffalo Sabres

Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov has had a rocky start this season.  With four back-to-back losses, Bryzgalov had a rough time dealing with it, and told the media that he has “zero confidence” in himself.   However, he played well in the Flyers’ last game, where he made 24 saves in the 5-1 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes.  Watch the game against Buffalo on Wednesday, Nov. 2 and see if he can continue playing well.  The game will be broadcast on Versus beginning at 7:30 PM (ET).  

-Chicago Blackhawks @ Tampa Bay Lighting

-Captain Jonathan Toews and the Hawks head to Tampa Bay for their game on Friday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 PM (ET) on the NHL Network.

-Pittsburgh Penguins @ Los Angeles Kings

Can the Kings get a win after losing two games in two days while on the road?  Even without superstar Sydney Crosby on the ice, the Penguins are 8-3-2, and add to that, Evgeni Malkin is back in fighting form after battling soreness in his right knee.   Watch the Penguins take on the Kings at Staples on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 10:30 PM (ET) on Fox Sports West.


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