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Penguins say they'll visit White House

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(TSX / STATS) -- The Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins will visit with President Donald Trump at the White House sometime this year, the team announced Sunday.

"The Pittsburgh Penguins respect the institution of the Office of the President, and the long tradition of championship teams visiting the White House," the statement read. "We attended White House ceremonies after previous championships -- touring the historic building and visiting briefly with Presidents George H.W. Bush and Barack Obama -- and have accepted an invitation to attend again this year.

"Any agreement or disagreement with a president's politics, policies or agenda can be expressed in other ways. However, we very much respect the rights of other individuals and groups to express themselves as they see fit."


Bruins D Krug hit by puck, fractures jaw

(TSX / STATS) -- Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug will miss the remainder of training camp with a broken jaw.

Krug sustained the non-displaced fracture after he was hit in the face with a puck during Tuesday's preseason victory against the Detroit Red Wings. The Bruins said Krug will be re-evaluated in three weeks.


Lupul apologizes, to seek second opinion

(TSX / STATS) -- Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul reportedly will seek an independent medical opinion after he failed the team's physical for the second year in a row.

"League source confirms Joffrey Lupul will have an independent medical exam to determine his health status. Timing to be determined," James Mirtle of theathletic.com tweeted on Thursday.


Kings top Canucks in first game in China

(TSX / STATS) -- Tanner Pearson scored two goals in an exhibition game, which would typically be no gigantic feat.

But it felt like more of an accomplishment to the Los Angeles left wing with Thursday's contest being the first NHL game played in China.


Blues tab Robinson as senior consultant

(TSX / STATS) -- The St. Louis Blues named Hall of Famer and nine-time Stanley Cup champion Larry Robinson as their senior consultant to hockey operations, the team announced Thursday.

Robinson is a former NHL defenseman, coach and executive. The 66-year-old most recently served as an associate coach with the San Jose Sharks from 2012-15.


Canadiens D Juulsen to miss 6 weeks

(TSX / STATS) -- Montreal Canadiens prospect Noah Juulsen will be sidelined at least six weeks with a fractured foot, the team announced Thursday.

Juulsen, a defenseman, sustained the injury during Monday's preseason game against the Boston Bruins in Quebec City. The 20-year-old did not practice on Tuesday due to what the team called a bruised foot.


Blues F Steen injures hand, out for camp

(TSX / STATS) -- St. Louis Blues forward Alexander Steen will miss the remainder of training camp after suffering a left hand injury in the team's preseason opener Tuesday night in Dallas.

Steen, 33, will be re-evaluated in three weeks, Blues general manager Doug Armstrong announced Wednesday.


Cole signs with Hurricanes, then retires

(TSX / STATS) -- Former Carolina Hurricanes forward Erik Cole signed a ceremonial one-day contract with the team and announced his retirement on Wednesday.

Cole, who hasn't played in the NHL in two seasons, immediately was named a team ambassador by Hurricanes president Don Waddell.


Devils' Boyle has cancer, hopes to play

(TSX / STATS) -- New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle has been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, the team announced Tuesday.

The type of leukemia Boyle was diagnosed with forms in bone marrow. Team doctor Michael Farber said it was discovered early and is treatable.


Sens F White breaks wrist, out 6-8 weeks

(TSX / STATS) -- Ottawa Senators forward Colin White sustained a broken left wrist and will be sidelined six to eight weeks, the team announced Tuesday.

White was injured while blocking a shot in the third period of Ottawa's preseason victory against the provincial-rival Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday. The 20-year-old Boston native already underwent surgery and was "devastated," according to general manager Pierre Dorion.

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