NHL Notes for a Saturday night

NHL Notes

1. LIGHTNING COACH FLEMMING HAS BRAIN CANCER

The hockey world was rocked by some stunning news this week when it was revealed that current Tampa Bay Lightning assistant coach, Wayne Flemming, is battling brain cancer. Flemming, who is in his first year in Tampa Bay, is currently resting comfortably at home after undergoing a procedure. No words yet on whether he will be back for the play-offs. Fleming’s top moment in hockey came during the 2002 Winter Olympics when, as an assistant coach, he helped Canada win a gold medal.

2. BLUES PERRON STILL DEALING WITH CONCUSSION SYMPTOMS

St. Louis Blues scoring forward, David Perron, is still dealing with concussion symptoms stemming for a check by San Jose Sharks hulking forward, Joe Thornton, on November 4. Amazingly enough Perron played some more of that game and even scored a goal. Afterwards the symptoms began to kick in and as a result this former 20 goal scorer ended up missing the remaining 72 games. “I don’t want to get into symptoms but it’s still causing some trouble at some points,” Perron said on Saturday. It’s tough. It’s not easy to deal with.” This former 2007 first round pick ended up with five goals and seven points in the 10 games.

3. STARS KEEP PLAYOFF HOPES ALIVE

Heading into Sunday the Dallas Stars still have plenty at stake when they face-off against the Minnesota Wild. After defeating the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 Dallas now needs, not only to win on Sunday, but also hope that the Chicago Blackhawks lose to the Detroit Red Wings. “We keep the dream alive and keep believing we can get in there,” Stars forward, Mike Ribeiro said.

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