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Blues acquire Justin Faulk from Hurricanes

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The St. Louis Blues have made a big-time acquisition with just a little over a week until the 2019/2020 NHL season gets underway.

The team announced Tuesday that they have acquired star defenceman Justin Faulk and a 2020 fifth-round pick from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for veteran defenceman Joel Edmundson, Swedish forward prospect Dominik Bokk and a 2021 seventh-round draft pick.

Immediately following the trade, the Blues signed Faulk to an eight-year, $45.5 million contract extension worth an average annual value of $6.5 million.

“We are excited to add Justin to our core group for the next eight years,” said Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong.

“He’s a Top-4 defenseman who averages over 23 minutes a game and we are confident he will be a strong addition to our club.”

The 27-year old, who was selected 37th overall in the 2010 NHL Draft, has posted 85 goals, 173 assists and a minus-100 rating over a span of 559 career games.

He spent his entire eight-year NHL career with the Hurricanes organization prior to this deal.

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Josh Anderson returning to Blue Jackets lineup after six-game absence

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The Columbus Blue Jackets will be getting some reinforcements back for their Monday night road contest against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The team announced that winger Josh Anderson will be returning to the lineup after being sidelined for the previous six games due to a undisclosed lower body injury.

The 25-year old Burlington, Ontario native hasn’t played since the team’s 7-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on October 5th.

Fresh off a promising 2018/19 campaign where he posted a career-high in goals (27), assists (20) and points (47), Anderson has registered four penalty minutes and a minus-4 rating through two games this season.

He is currently in the final season of a three-year, $5.55 million contract extension that pays him an annual average of $1.85 million.

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John Tortorella has procedure to remove skin cancer from forehead

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The Columbus Blue Jackets can breathe a sigh of relief, their head coach is going to be just fine.

The team announced that John Tortorella underwent a successful procedure earlier this week to remove a form of skin cancer known as basal cell from his forehead.

Apparently the condition was considered to not be serious, and he had been holding off from getting it removed for a bit. Per American Cancer Society, it is the most common form of skin cancer in the United States that affects millions on an annual basis. It usually grows on sun exposed areas of the head and neck.

He met with media in great spirits, sporting a surigical cut on his forehead prior to Wednesday’s game vs the Dallas Stars. They ended up winning the contest 3-2 to improve to 3-3-0 on the season.

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Lightning star Nikita Kucherov no longer concerned about individual accolades, focused on winning Stanley Cup

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Last postseason’s embarrassing sweep in the first round has changed Nikita Kucherov’s mentality in the best way possible.

Instead of looking back at his individual success, the Tampa Bay Lightning star admits he is playing this season with a different mental approach. The only thing that truly matters is winning the Stanley Cup.

“I don’t care about the personal stuff, I mean you do care because you want to play well. But at the end of the day, you want to remember the fun part and winning the Cup and having your name on it.” said Kucherov earlier this week.

The 26-year old, who won the Hart Trophy and Ted Lindsay Award as league MVP after recording 128 points in 2018/19, posted two goals and two assists in the team’s 7-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs last night.

He has three goals, three assists and a plus-2 rating in four games so far this season.

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