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Flyers To Retire Eric Lindros’ 88 Jersey

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The Philadelphia Flyers will ensure that nobody ever wears #88 for the team again.

The Flyers will retire Eric Lindros’ jersey, number 88, on January 18th, 2018 prior to their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, the team officially announced on Monday.

“I am deeply humbled and honored that the Flyers are going to retire my jersey,” said Lindros.

“I am so thankful to the entire organization for this incredible recognition. I look forward to sharing this moment with my family, friends, teammates, and of course Flyers fans, who mean so much to me.”

Lindros’ jersey joins those of Bernie Parent, Mark Howe, Barry Ashebee, Bill Barber and Bobby Clarke in the rafters.

“Eric has made an incredible and lasting impact on the Flyers organization, our fans, and the game of hockey as a whole,” Flyers President Paul Holmgren said.

“We could not be more proud to raise his number 88 to the rafters. We look forward to what is anticipated to be a historic night for the Flyers.”

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Penguins Sign Oula Palve

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed European center Oula Plave to a one-year, entry level contract, according to an official team announcement on Monday.

Palve’s new deal is for the league minimum $700K and includes a $92.5K signing bonuses. There are also games-played incentives that could total $132.5K.

Palve is coming off a solid season withTPS Turku in the Finnish sm-Liiga , leading the team with 16 goals and 35 assists in 53 games.

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Caps’ T.J. Oshie Likely Out For The Playoffs

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The Washington Capitals will be without winger T.J. Oshie for whjat appears to be the entire postseason, according to Isabelle Khurshudyan and Barry Svrluga of the Washington Post.

Oshie’s injury is being termed as an upper-body issue by the team, but Oshie was seen in a sling following a hit from Carolina Hurricanes winger Warren Foegele.

Despite the hit, the Department of Player Safety opted not to hand anything down in terms of discipline on Foegele.

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Detroit Red Wings

Red Wings Hire Steve Yzerman

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The Detroit Red Wings have hired franchise icon and former Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman to take over the post as their general manager.

Current general manager, Ken Holland, will move to a position called Senior Vice President and has inked a multi-year contract extension to remain with the club, according to TSN’s Gord Miller.

Yzerman stepped down from his role as GM of the Lightning in September but he is largely responsible for building the roster that led Tampa Bay to a President’s Cup this season, matching the NHL record for wins in a single season, posting a 62-16-4 record this past season.

Yzerman could be bringing some members of the Lightning front office to Detroit with him, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie.

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