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Capitals G Holtby out against Red Wings

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DETROIT (AP) Washington goalie Braden Holtby is out for the Capitals' game Thursday night against Detroit with what coach Barry Trotz indicated was only a minor injury.

Trotz described the issue as a tweak, and Philipp Grubauer started in net for Washington. The Capitals recalled goalie Pheonix Copley from the Hershey Bears before the game.

Grubauer has been playing more than Holtby of late after the latter had a poor stretch in February and the start of March.


'Hawks' Toews out with upper-body injury

CHICAGO (AP) Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is out with an upper-body injury and will be re-evaluated next week.

Coach Joel Quenneville says Toews got hurt during Tuesday night's 5-1 loss to Colorado. The Blackhawks were eliminated from playoff contention with the loss to the Avalanche.


Wings D Green to have spine surgery

DETROIT (AP) Detroit Red Wings defenseman Mike Green will have season-ending surgery on his cervical spine.

The Red Wings said Thursday the procedure is scheduled for April 5 at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and will be performed by Dr. Frank Cammisa.


Crosby gets 700th assist, Pens top Habs

PITTSBURGH (AP) Sidney Crosby doesn't really have an explanation for how he does what he does. He just does it.

So if you're looking for clarity on how the Pittsburgh Penguins star managed to knock a pass from Jake Guentzel out of the air , deflect it forward to the front of his stick before tapping it by one of the best goaltenders on the planet to spark his team to a 5-3 win over Montreal, look elsewhere.


Blues win in OT, Bruins get playoff spot

ST. LOUIS (AP) Jaden Schwartz and the St. Louis Blues waited most of the season for some late-game magic.

They finally found it.


Ducks blank Flames, extend streak to 4

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) With the playoffs approaching, John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks are heating up.

John Gibson stopped 29 shots to lead the Anaheim Ducks over the Calgary Flames 4-0 on Wednesday night.


Keller sets Coyotes' rookie mark in win

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Clayton Keller and the Arizona Coyotes' youth were too much in providing the Sabres a sobering reminder of why Buffalo belongs at the bottom of the NHL standings.

Keller set up two goals to set the franchise record for points in a season by a rookie, and fellow rookie Dylan Strome scored in a 4-1 victory Wednesday night.


GMs request revised interference system

Coach's challenges for goaltender interference and the ensuing arguments aren't going away.

There will just be a new place to direct the complaints.


Hurricanes shut down Pesce, Rask

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Hurricanes say defenseman Brett Pesce and forward Victor Rask will miss the rest of the season with shoulder injuries.

Team spokesman Mike Sundheim announced the injuries Wednesday. Carolina recalled defenseman Roland McKeown from its AHL affiliate in Charlotte on an emergency basis.


US women's star joining NHL Network

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) Olympic gold medalist Monique Lamoureux-Morando will make her debut as an NHL Network studio analyst on Friday.

The network announced Wednesday she will join Kevin Weekes and Tony Luftman on "NHL Tonight." The three-time Olympian scored the tying goal against Canada to help the U.S. team capture the gold medal last month in South Korea. Twin sister Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson scored the game-winning goal in the overtime shootout. Both recently discussed the gold-medal effort in studio at the NHL Network.

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