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The NHL’s Holiday Roster Freeze began Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. local time and runs through 12:01 a.m. local on Dec. 28. [PensBurgh]
The return of a holiday tradition: On Wednesday, the Penguins resumed their annual visit to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, a team tradition since the 1970s. [Penguins]
Fifty-one-year-old Jaromir Jagr began his 36th professional hockey season Wednesday, picking up an assist for Kladno in a 4-3 loss to Pardubice. [NHL]
News and notes from around the NHL...
It has been anything but a successful season thus far for Alex Ovechkin. Ovechkin continues to chase Wayne Gretzky’s all-time NHL goals record, but there’s one problem: He has had immense trouble putting the puck in the net. So much so that Ovechkin is still fighting the longest goal-scoring drought in his 19 NHL campaigns as of this writing. “The Great 8” is searching for answers just like everyone else. [NHL]
Former St. Louis Blues head coach Craig Berube said he has no issues with Jordan Kyrou, who was booed by home fans for his ‘no comment’ response to Berube’s firing. [TSN]