NHL Notes

1. MORRISON NO LONGER A CANUCK
Unfortunately there won’t be a second stint as a Vancouver Canuck for Brendan Morrison. This 35 year-old who came to Vancouver from the New Jersey Devils in 2000 played the best hockey of his career at that time as he scored 393 points in 543 while playing on the west coast. During the summer of 2008 Morrison who was a fan favourite in Vancouver signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Anaheim Ducks. That following March he was traded to the Dallas Stars where he played until last year when he was a Washington Capital. Morrison who was cut on Sunday still according to his agent two teams in the East and one team in the Western Conference who are interested in his services. Last year Morrison scored 12 goals 42 points and was a +23.

2. THERRIEN NOW A WILD
After a solid coaching career with the Montreal Canadians’ and Pittsburgh Penguins Michel Therrien has now decided to try his hand at scouting. Recently the Minnesota Wild hired the 46 year-old who has been out of hockey since being let go by the Penguins in 2009. “He’s won in many places and he wants to lead a team again. So, he wants to attend games and stay around the NHL. We are delighted to have him,” Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher who hired Therrien said.

3. SAMSONOV INJURED
When the Carolina Hurricanes begin the regular season in Europe next Thursday they will be missing veteran forward Sergei Samsonov. Last week the 31 year-old who scored 14 goals and 29 points last season suffered a bad neck injury in an exhibition game against the Atlanta Thrashers. Carolina who open up the season in Finland against the Minnesota Wild will be without Samsonov for an indefinite amount of time.

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