Wednesday, December 11, 2013
From news service reports
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Phoenix Coyotes forward Brett MacLean, who played 63 games with the Portland Pirates this season, is in intensive care at a Canadian hospital after the team says he suffered a "cardiac emergency" during a pickup hockey game.
Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney said the 23-year-old MacLean received CPR on Monday night at the rink in Owen Sound, Ontario. He was taken to a hospital by ambulance, then transported by air ambulance to Knight University Hospital in London, Ontario, where he was admitted to cardiac ICU.
Maloney said no other information was available Tuesday.
MacLean was a Phoenix second-round draft pick in 2007. He played 13 games for the Coyotes in the 2010-11 season.
He was claimed off waivers by Winnipeg last Oct. 5, then waived by the Jets 23 days later. Phoenix reclaimed MacLean and assigned him to the Pirates.
STARS: Dallas signed Jaromir Jagr, a five-time scoring champion and former league MVP, to a $4.55 million, one-year contract.
Dallas GM Joe Nieuwendyk said the 40-year-old Czech forward still has plenty to offer the franchise.
"I don't think there's any question he still has game in the tank," Nieuwendyk said on a conference call. "He had a terrific season with Philadelphia."
Jagr had 19 goals and 54 points – both career lows – to rank third among Flyers in scoring and had eight points in 11 playoff games. He played in 73 games during the regular season in his return to the NHL after playing in Russia for three years, helping a young team that had dramatically changed its roster with his veteran leadership and his talent.
"He's still a world-class player," Nieuwendyk said. "For us to bring a player like that to our franchise is a big deal."
DEVILS: Defenseman Bryce Salvador, a key cog in New Jersey's run to the Stanley Cup finals, re-signed with New Jersey.
Salvador, 36, received a three-year deal, worth $9.5 million.
AVALANCHE: Top-scoring defenseman Erik Johnson is staying with Colorado.
The Avs announced they signed the 24-year-old restricted free agent to a four-year contract. The terms weren't released.
Johnson led all Avalanche defensemen last season with 26 points in 73 games.
CAPITALS: Washington signed free-agent defenseman Jack Hillen to a one-year contract worth $650,000.
RANGERS: Taylor Pyatt, a free-agent left wing, agreed to a contract with New York. The team did not disclose the terms but it has been reported the deal is worth $3.1 million over two years.
With Pyatt, 30, the Rangers added lower-line depth as they continue the hunt for a top scorer.