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NHL News: Ducks, Blackhawks, Blue Jackets, Stars, Penguins, Maple Leafs and Golden Knights

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The NHL suspends Nazem Kadri for three games.
On the Anaheim Ducks …

Eric Stephens: Coach Randy Carlyle said that defenseman Cam Fowler (shoulder) has been rehabbing and should start skating soon. Wouldn’t say if Fowler would be able to return this series.

On the Chicago Blackhawks …

Eric Lear: The Blackhawks have signed defenseman Dennis Gilbert to a three-year entry-level deal.

On the Columbus Blue Jackets …

Aaron Portzline: GM Jarmo Kekalainen said that Alexander Wennberg is “doubtful” for Game 2 on Sunday.

Brian Hedger: GM Kekalainen said that Lukas Sedlak (upper-body) is progressing but there isn’t a timetable for him.

Tom Reed: It’s presumed that Sedlak has a concussion.

On the Dallas Stars …

Sean Shapiro: The Stars are planning to do a wide coaching search. The criteria for what they are looking for in their next coach hasn’t been finalized. They could look for a younger coach, with GM Jim Nill saying that NHL coaching experience isn’t a requirement.

On the Pittsburgh Penguins …

Wes Crosby: Coach Mike Sullivan said that Carter Rowney is progressing from his injury. The next step in Rowney’s recovery is to take part in practice.

On the Vegas Golden Knights …

Jesse Granger: Coach Gerard Gallant on David Perron‘s injury: “David is skating every day, he’s getting close and he’s feeling better. It’s just a matter of him saying, being ready to go when he’s ready. We don’t force players into the lineup. We make sure of that.”

On Toronto Maple Leafs Nazem Kadri

NHL.com: The NHL has suspended Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri for boarding Bruins forward Tommy Wingels.