COLUMBUS, Ohio — The NHLPA’s Executive Board gave its thumbs up Thursday for the new rule prohibiting “a lateral, back-pressure or blind-side hit to an opponent where the head is targeted and/or the principal point of contact.” The NHL’s Board of Governors unanimously approved the new rule late Tuesday as a recent rash of violent
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Cristobal Huet will start for the first time since coming down with the flu last week against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday. Huet battled the flu all last week and hasn’t played since the Philadelphia Flyers rallied to beat the Hawks on March 13.
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. — Anaheim Ducks defenseman James Wisniewski was suspended eight games by the NHL Thursday for his hit on the Hawks’ Brent Seabrook. The league said Wisniewski struck Seabrook, who was injured on the play, in the head area.