AP Source: Blackhawks place defenseman Franson on waivers
A person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that the Chicago Blackhawks have placed veteran defenseman Cody Franson on waivers.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity on Monday because the Blackhawks did not announce the move made a day after Franson did not play in a 4-1 win over Edmonton. Franson had played in the four previous games after missing seven with an upper-body injury.
Blackhawks place D Franson on IR with upper-body injury
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have placed defenseman Cody Franson on injured reserve with an upper-body injury.
Franson has missed Chicago's last two games. The Blackhawks also lost defenseman Jan Rutta to an upper-body injury in the second period of Tuesday night's 3-2 overtime win against Florida.
Defenseman Ville Pokka was promoted from Rockford of the American Hockey League on Wednesday. The 23-year-old Pokka had three goals and nine assists in 26 games with the IceHogs.
Two late goals send Chicago to 2-0 victory over Wild
Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk called it.
The starter said he expected a tight game against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday at Xcel Energy Center despite the teams last meeting Oct. 12 being a goalfest for the Wild.
Well it took until about five minutes left in the game for the breakthrough goal that gave Chicago a late 2-0 victory against the Wild in front of an announced crowd of 19,218.
Sabres’ fresh start features motivated Jack Eichel
LAST SEASON: 33-37-12, 78 points. Finished last in Atlantic Division and 15th in Eastern Conference, extending playoff drought to sixth consecutive season.
COACH: Phil Housley (first season, first NHL season).
ADDED: GM Jason Botterill, Ds Marco Scandella, Nathan Beaulieu and Victor Antipin, RW Jason Pominville, LW Benoit Pouliot, G Chad Johnson.
LOST: RW Brian Gionta, LWs Marcus Foligno, Tyler Ennis and William Carrier, Ds Cody Franson and Dmitry Kulikov, G Anders Nilsson.
Bogosian scores in overtime, Sabres edge Canadiens 3-2
MONTREAL (AP) — Zach Bogosian scored his first goal of the season in overtime and the Buffalo Sabres beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-2 on Saturday night in the second game of a back-to-back for both teams.
Sabres captain Brian Gionta and Cody Franson also scored. Robin Lehner stopped 36 shots.
Artturi Lehkonen and Phillip Danault scored for Montreal, and Carey Price made 35 saves.
Okposo gives Sabres 3-2 OT win against Red Wings
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres center Ryan O'Reilly can complain all he wants about how frustrated he felt over the first two periods against the Detroit Red Wings.
The only thing that mattered to coach Dan Bylsma was how his top-line forward made a difference over the final 25 minutes in rallying Buffalo to a 3-2 overtime win Friday night.
O'Reilly tied the game with 4:09 left in regulation and then made a nifty flip pass to set up Kyle Okposo's game-winner 4:34 into overtime.