NHL News: Bruins, Avs, Predators, Stars, Kings, Leafs, Knights, Capitals and Jets

NHL News: Bruins, Avs, Predators, Stars, Kings, Leafs, Knights, Capitals and Jets

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Ken Hitchcock retired from coaching this morning.
On the Boston Bruins …

Fluto Shinzawa: Forward Tommy Wingels didn’t practice today.

On the Colorado Avalanche and Nashville Predators …

Adam Vingan: Greg Wyshynski on why Predators forward Ryan Johansen didn’t receive any supplementary discipline: “(DoPS) determined the head wasn’t the main point of contact, and that it was a ‘full body hit’ through the chest and shoulder.”

On the Dallas Stars …

Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News: The Stars and Ken Hitchcock announced today that he’ll be officially retiring for coaching. From his statement:

“I would like to announce I am officially retiring from active coaching in the National Hockey League. The game of hockey has been my entire life and I could never repay what the game and for me and all the wonderful people I got to meet in my career. I would like to thank everyone for their friendship and support over the years. I have contemplated this since our last game and I came to the conclusion that now is the right time to step away and let the young generation of coaches take over.”

On the Los Angeles Kings …

Jon Rosen: Defenseman Jake Muzzin is doubtful for tonight.

On the Toronto Maple Leafs …

Jonas Siegel: Maple Leafs lines this morning without Nazem Kadri: Komarov-Matthews-Nylander, Hyman-Marleau-Marner, Van Riemsdyk-Bozak-Brown, and Johnsson-Plekanec-Kapanen.

On the Vegas Golden Knights …

Jesse Granger: William Carrier didn’t think the hit he took from Drew Doughty was dirty. He said he went through concussion protocol but there wasn’t enough time left in the game to return.

On the Washington Capitals …

John Shannon: Forward Tom Wilson isn’t having a hearing with the department of player safety.

On the Winnipeg Jets …

Ken Wiebe: Not a surprise that forward Mathieu Perreault (upper-body) didn’t practice this morning.

Ken Wiebe: Both Dustin Byfuglien and Adam Lowry weren’t on the ice either but are expected to play. Perreault is “doubtful” for tonight.

Ken Wiebe: Joel Armia also didn’t take part in their morning skate.

Ken Wiebe: Matt Hendricks skated with a contact jersey this morning, but coach Paul Maurice said yesterday that he won’t be playing in Game 2.