Odds & Ends

Team Canada edges U.S. at worlds

Team Canada’s kids may be hogging all the headlines at the 2006 world hockey championship in Riga, Latvia, but veteran Brendan Shanahan is making sure they get the victories.
Shanahan, 37, scored the winning goal in the third period to give the Canadians a 2-1 win over the United States on Tuesday.

Flyers add Gagne, Primeau to list of players needing surgery

When the Flyers’ season ended last week, the team announced that seven players were scheduled to have surgery.
Forwards Simon Gagne and Keith Primeau were not among them.
But Gagne is scheduled to have surgery today to repair a torn labrum in his right hip and to have bone spurs removed, the team announced.

Jagr has surgery to repair dislocated left shoulder; Koivu on mend

New York Rangers forward Jaromir Jagr had his dislocated left shoulder surgically repaired Monday and the team expects him to be ready to play in time for next season.
Jagr will begin rehabilitation this week, the Rangers said.


Kasparaitis latest Rangers player to go under knife

Darius Kasparaitis is the latest New York Ranger to need shoulder surgery.
The Rangers announced Tuesday that the Russian defenseman will undergo surgery to repair a tear in his labrum on Wednesday.

Buccigross: Rave review and the second round

John Buccigross fared well through the first round, but how will his picks stand up for the conference semifinals? Only time will tell.

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