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Lightning to retire Lecavalier's No. 4

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(TSX / STATS) -- Vincent Lecavalier will become the second player in Tampa Bay Lightning history to have his number retired, the team announced on Monday.

The Lightning will retire Lecavalier's No. 4 in a ceremony prior to the team's home game against the Los Angeles Kings on Feb. 10, 2018.

Lecavalier is the franchise's all-time leading goal scorer (383) and spent 14 years with the team. The Quebec native was named the club's captain in his second season, with the then-19-year-old becoming the youngest to wear the "C" in NHL history at the time.


Penguins say they'll visit White House

(TSX / STATS) -- The Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins will visit with President Donald Trump at the White House sometime this year, the team announced Sunday.

"The Pittsburgh Penguins respect the institution of the Office of the President, and the long tradition of championship teams visiting the White House," the statement read. "We attended White House ceremonies after previous championships -- touring the historic building and visiting briefly with Presidents George H.W. Bush and Barack Obama -- and have accepted an invitation to attend again this year.


Rangers' Desjardins handed preseason ban

(TSX / STATS) -- New York Rangers forward Andrew Desjardins was suspended by the NHL for two preseason games on Monday.

Desjardins was punished for an illegal check to the head of New Jersey Devils forward Miles Wood during Saturday's preseason game.


Pens give F Miletic entry-level contract

(TSX / STATS) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins signed undrafted free agent forward Sam Miletic to a three-year, entry-level contract on Monday.

Miletic, 20, played in two NHL preseason games with the Penguins this year, scoring the opening goal in Pittsburgh's win in Columbus on Friday. He played in all three Prospect Challenge contests in Buffalo in early September, tallying a goal and an assist in the opening game against Boston. Miletic also skated in Pittsburgh's prospect development camp in July.


Kings sign 2nd-round pick Anderson-Dolan

(TSX / STATS) -- The Los Angeles Kings signed forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan to a three-year, entry-level contract on Monday.

The 18-year-old Anderson-Dolan was a second-round (41st overall) selection of the Kings in 2017 NHL draft.


Bruins D Krug hit by puck, fractures jaw

(TSX / STATS) -- Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug will miss the remainder of training camp with a broken jaw.

Krug sustained the non-displaced fracture after he was hit in the face with a puck during Tuesday's preseason victory against the Detroit Red Wings. The Bruins said Krug will be re-evaluated in three weeks.


Lupul apologizes, to seek second opinion

(TSX / STATS) -- Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul reportedly will seek an independent medical opinion after he failed the team's physical for the second year in a row.

"League source confirms Joffrey Lupul will have an independent medical exam to determine his health status. Timing to be determined," James Mirtle of theathletic.com tweeted on Thursday.


Kings top Canucks in first game in China

(TSX / STATS) -- Tanner Pearson scored two goals in an exhibition game, which would typically be no gigantic feat.

But it felt like more of an accomplishment to the Los Angeles left wing with Thursday's contest being the first NHL game played in China.


Blues tab Robinson as senior consultant

(TSX / STATS) -- The St. Louis Blues named Hall of Famer and nine-time Stanley Cup champion Larry Robinson as their senior consultant to hockey operations, the team announced Thursday.

Robinson is a former NHL defenseman, coach and executive. The 66-year-old most recently served as an associate coach with the San Jose Sharks from 2012-15.


Canadiens D Juulsen to miss 6 weeks

(TSX / STATS) -- Montreal Canadiens prospect Noah Juulsen will be sidelined at least six weeks with a fractured foot, the team announced Thursday.

Juulsen, a defenseman, sustained the injury during Monday's preseason game against the Boston Bruins in Quebec City. The 20-year-old did not practice on Tuesday due to what the team called a bruised foot.

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