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Gordie Howe's family releases statment after hockey great suffers stroke

Howe resting at daughter's home in Texas
Noah Trister, The Associated Press

DETROIT - Hockey legend Gordie Howe has lost some function on the right side of his body after having a stroke Sunday in Texas.

Howe's daughter Cathy said Tuesday night the 86-year-old Detroit Red Wings legend had lost much use of his right arm and right leg. Howe suffered the stroke in Lubbock, where his daughter lives.

"We'll just see what each day brings," she said. "He's tough. He's not giving up."

Hockey great Gordie Howe resting after stroke

Hockey great Gordie Howe resting at daughter's home in Texas after stroke
Noah Trister, The Associated Press

DETROIT - Hockey legend Gordie Howe has lost some function on the right side of his body after having a stroke Sunday in Texas.

Howe's daughter Cathy said Tuesday night the 86-year-old Detroit Red Wings legend had lost much use of his right arm and right leg. Howe suffered the stroke in Lubbock, where his daughter lives.

"We'll just see what each day brings," she said. "He's tough. He's not giving up."

MacArthur powers Senators past Blue Jackets 5-2

Clarke MacArthur powers Ottawa Senators to 5-2 win over Columbus Blue Jackets
The Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Clarke MacArthur and the Ottawa Senators used a big third period to put away the injury-riddled Columbus Blue Jackets.

MacArthur had two goals and an assist, and Ottawa beat Columbus 5-2 on Tuesday night in the Blue Jackets' first game since star goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky was sidelined by a broken finger.

"Our leadership group stepped up tonight on the road to make sure we went home with some points," Senators coach Paul MacLean said.

Ladd's 2 goals lift Jets over Islanders 4-3

Ladd scores 2, Little has 3 assists in Jets' 4-3 win over Islanders
Ira Podell, The Associated Press

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - When Winnipeg defenceman Mark Stuart got crunched into the boards early in the second period, the Jets woke up from their doldrums — and that was even before they made the New York Islanders pay on the power play.

A sluggish start put the Jets into a hole, but they snapped out of it, withstood a comeback, and put the finishing touches on a 4-3 win when Andrew Ladd scored his second goal of the game in the third period Tuesday night.

Sharks F John Scott suspended 2 games

Sharks F John Scott suspended 2 games for coming onto ice to start fight
The Associated Press

SAN JOSE, Calif. - San Jose Sharks forward John Scott has been suspended two games for his role in a fight with Anaheim's Tim Jackman.

The NHL announced the suspension on Monday.

The altercation came late in the third period Sunday night in San Jose's 4-1 win over the Ducks. Scott came off the bench on a legal line change and immediately engaged Jackman in a fight. Scott made no effort to play the puck after coming on the ice and league rules say a player can be disciplined if his purpose for coming onto the ice is to start a fight.

Cam Neely nominated to Roma's board of directors

Former Bruins star Cam Neely nominated to board of Italian club Roma
The Associated Press

ROME - Hockey Hall of Fame forward Cam Neely and retired women's soccer star Mia Hamm were nominated to Italian club Roma's board of directors Monday.

The 49-year-old Neely started his career with the Vancouver Canucks, but was best known as an all-star power forward with the Boston Bruins.

The Comox, B.C., native had three 50-goal seasons in his career and totalled 305 goals and 299 assists in 726 NHL games.

Havoc player recovering after Peoria ice accident

Havoc hockey player recovering after being cut by Rivermen player's skate during Peoria game
The Associated Press

PEORIA, Ill. - A minor league hockey player is recovering after he fell on an opponent's skate in Peoria over the weekend.

Justin Cseter, a centre for the Huntsville Havoc, had a gash on his inner thigh after colliding with Rivermen winger Dennis Sicard on Saturday night at Carver Arena. Cseter told the (Peoria) Journal Star (http://bit.ly/1sulmjo ) he was terrified when he saw the blood spurting out of him.

Penguins Olli Maatta to undergo thyroid surgery

Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Olli Maatta to have thyroid
The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman Olli Maatta will have thyroid surgery next week to remove a potentially cancerous tumour.

The tumour was discovered during a preseason physical. Maatta underwent further tests before team doctors came to a diagnosis. He is scheduled to miss four weeks but is cleared to play until the surgery.

Blackhawks top Sens 2-1 behind rookie G Darling

Blackhawks beat Senators 2-1 in solid debut by rookie goalie Scott Darling
Matt Carlson, The Associated Press

CHICAGO - Scott Darling didn't have to go far from home to fulfil his NHL dream.

Darling made 32 saves in his NHL debut, Jonathan Toews and Brent Seabrook scored, and the Chicago Blackhawks snapped a two-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Sunday night.

Minor league game called due to bloody leg injury

Minor league hockey player's leg clipped by skate, game in Peoria called due to bloody scene
The Associated Press

PEORIA, Ill. - A bloody in-game injury led to the suspension of a Southern Professional Hockey League game on Saturday night.

Huntsville Havoc centre Justin Cseter (SEET'-er) and Peoria Rivermen player Dennis Sicard were chasing after a loose puck during the second period Saturday when Sicard's skate clipped Cseter's right thigh. Cseter suffered a large, deep gash, which bled heavily.

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