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Chara back soon
BOSTON Bruins captain Zdeno Chara doesn't expect a lower-body injury will keep him out of the lineup for a long time, but he said Monday it's too soon to pinpoint a possible return date.
Chara was hurt on Saturday and is doubtful for today's game against Los Angeles. On Sunday the Bruins indicated he would miss at least three games, but Chara backed away from that prognosis a little bit on Monday saying he was feeling better than expected.
"Most likely, I won't be playing (Tuesday)," Chara told the Boston Globe. "That's as far as I can tell you right now. Honestly, it's a stage right now where we can't talk about it any further than 24 hours ahead."
Iginla best of week
CALGARY Flames right-winger Jarome Iginla has been named the NHL's first star for the past week.
With six points -- including four goals -- Iginla tied for second among scorers for the week and tied for the lead in goals as the Flames recorded three victories. Iginla leads Calgary with 11 goals and 10 assists in 29 games and he is five goals shy of becoming the 42nd player in NHL history to score 500 career goals.
Netminder Matthew Hackett is the league's second star. He had a 2-0-0 record, a 1.01 goals-against average and .974 save percentage to help the Wild improve to 20-7-3 on the season -- first in the overall NHL standings. Hackett made his NHL debut on Dec. 6 against San Jose, replacing the injured Josh Harding at 1:11 of the first period, and stopped all 34 shots he faced to backstop a 2-1 victory.
Defenceman John Carlson tied for the NHL lead in points for the week with seven and was named the circuit's third star.
NEW York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist doesn't just turn away pucks, he turns heads too.
Lundqvist likes to make a splash with his suits and he fits in perfectly in fashionable Manhattan.
"When you see Henrik dressed like that, you have to bring your A-game," Rangers defenceman Dan Girardi told the New York Post. "We all know Henrik is the best-dressed, and he takes pride in that."
Lundqvist, who has spent his entire seven-year career with the Rangers said more of his teammates are coming around to high fashion.
"It's funny because I took some heat coming here my first year. Some of the older guys thought it was funny, like my suits were pretty tight-fitting and skinny ties," he told the paper. "There's a lot of younger guys now, and more than half the team wears tailored suits."
-- Postmedia News