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Jackets extend Atkinson for $41M, 7 yrs.

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(TSX / STATS) -- The Columbus Blue Jackets signed right winger Cam Atkinson to a seven-year, $41.125 million contract extension that will keep him with the club through the 2024-25 NHL season.

The contract has an average annual value of $5.875 million, general manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced Friday.

Atkinson, 28, owns 233 points (125 goals, 108 assists) and 106 penalty minutes in 397 career NHL games, all with the Blue Jackets. He ranks second in team history in goals and game-winning goals (25), fourth in points, seventh in games played and 10th in assists. He is one of three players in club history to score 20 or more goals in four consecutive seasons.


Red Wings put D DeKeyser on long-term IR

(TSX / STATS) -- The Detroit Red Wings placed defenseman Danny DeKeyser on long-term injured reserve, the team announced Friday.

The move is retroactive to Oct. 10, the last time DeKeyser played in the third game of the season against the Dallas Stars. He was injured when the puck struck his ankle from close range.


Leafs give F Leivo 1-year extension

(TSX / STATS) -- The Toronto Maple Leafs agreed to terms with forward Josh Leivo on a one-year contract extension worth $925,000, the team announced Friday.

Leivo, 24, has one assist in five games for the Maple Leafs this season. The Innisfil, Ontario, native owns 19 points (nine goals, 10 assists) in 46 career NHL games, all with the Maple Leafs.


Landeskog has hat trick as Avs rout Caps

(TSX / STATS) -- DENVER -- Gabriel Landeskog's quest for a hat trick looked futile when he rang a shot off the post late in the third period.

He got a second chance on the power play, and this time the Colorado Avalanche captain didn't miss.


Leafs beat Devils 1-0 on late OT goal

(TSX / STATS) -- TORONTO -- The New Jersey Devils feel they did just about everything right. They limited the Toronto Maple Leafs' scoring chances. They had twice the number of shots on goal.

The one thing the Devils could not do, however, was score.


Lightning blast Stars in Bishop's return

(TSX / STATS) -- TAMPA, Fla. -- Tampa Bay continues to dominate its competition, and in a battle of the NHL's top two power plays on Thursday night, the Lightning managed to score on both.

The Lightning had a power-play and short-handed goal and Steven Stamkos matched a career high with four points as Tampa Bay pulled away for a 6-1 victory over the Dallas Stars at Amalie Arena.


Wild score 4 in 3rd to stun Predators

(TSX / STATS) -- SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Wild's struggling power play righted itself at the perfect time on Thursday. The Wild scored two man-advantage goals as part of a crazy comeback, rallying from two goals down with four goals in the final seven minutes in a 6-4 win over the Nashville Predators.

Jason Zucker's backhand shot with 2:55 remaining in the third period gave the Wild their first lead and extended their winning streak to four games. The Wild trailed 4-2 with seven minutes to play before Ryan Suter and Eric Staal scored to tie the game, and Zucker eventually won it. Zucker has eight goals in his last five games.


Murray helps Penguins hold off Senators

(TSX / STATS) -- OTTAWA -- Matt Murray made 21 saves in total, but none bigger, better or more important than a highlight reel stop in the 13th minute of the first period at Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday night.

The two-time Stanley Cup winning goalie dove from one side of his crease to the other, snuffing out Mike Hoffman's shot at the open net and propelling the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators in a rematch of last spring's Eastern Conference finalists.


Panthers' Luongo stops 35, blanks Sharks

(TSX / STATS) -- SAN JOSE -- Bob Boughner made a successful return to SAP Center on Thursday night, in more ways than one.

His two successful coach's challenges enabled goalie Roberto Luongo to record his 74th career shutout as the Florida beat the Sharks 2-0 in Boughner's return after leaving the San Jose staff as an assistant to become head coach of the Panthers.


Blues beat Oilers 4-1, end 2-game skid

(TSX / STATS) -- EDMONTON, Alberta -- The St. Louis Blues' slump, if it can be called that, is over.

After losing back-to-back games for only the second time this season, the Blues took their frustrations out Thursday night, whipping the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 at Rogers Place.

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