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Ex-Seattle skater sues City of Vancouver

Warriors waive veteran defenceman
By Gregg Drinnan
September 28, 2015 9:05 P.M.

 

 

 

 

F Lukas Kralik (Victoria, 2011-12) has been released by Epinal (France, Ligue Magnus). He had one assist in two games.
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Former Seattle Thunderbirds F Connor Honey is suing the City of Vancouver for injuries he claims to have suffered on Sept. 25, 2013, following a pre-game warmup at Pacific Coliseum prior to a game against the Vancouver Giants. While leaving the ice, Honey says he struck his head on a cement overhang and was left with a concussion, pain and stiffness in his neck, depression, insomnia, fatigue and insomnia. . . . Honey, 21, is from Edmonton. He played 46 games with Seattle in 2011-12, 57 in 2012-13 and just seven in 2013-14. In 110 regular-season games, he had 81 points, including 28 goals. . . . Keith Fraser of the Vancouver Province has more right here.
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F Calen Addison of the midget AAA Brandon Wheat Kings underwent successful surgery on Sunday to repair a broken fibula and a ligament tear near the bottom of the leg. The Lethbridge Hurricanes selected the 5-foot-9, 160-pound Addison second overall in the WHL’s 2015 bantam draft. He was injured on Friday. . . . Peter Anholt, the Hurricanes’ general manager, told Taking Note via Twitter that “the growth plate at the knee shows Calen will grow five more inches. LOL!” . . .
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The Moose Jaw Warriors have placed D Torrin White, 20, on waivers. If he clears, he is expected to end up with a junior A team. . . . White, from Medicine Hat, was the 21st overall selection in the 2010 bantam draft. He played four full seasons with the Warriors, putting up 110 points, including 50 goals, in 251 regular-season games. . . . Without White, the Warriors are left with two 20-year-olds — F Dryden Hunt and D Tanner Faith, acquired last week from the Medicine Hat Tigers and Kootenay Ice, respectively. . . . Matthew Gourlie of the Moose Jaw Times-Herald has more right here.
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BroncosThe Swift Current Broncos released two players from their roster on Monday. . . . G Caiden Kreitz, 17, is expected to join the AJHL’s Calgary Canucks. Kreitz, a Calgarian, was 4.90, .884 in three exhibition games with the Broncos. . . . D Matthew Stanley, 17, played four exhibition games but didn’t register a point. From Balmoral, Man., he is expected to play for the MJHL’s Steinbach Pistons. The Broncos selected him in the 12th round of the 2013 bantam draft. . . . Kreitz’s departure leave the Broncos with two goaltenders — Landon Bow, 20, and Travis Child, 18.
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At least two WHL players were returned by NHL teams on Monday, with the Winnipeg Jets sending D Nelson Nogier back to the Red Deer Rebels, and F Jake DeBrusk going from the Boston Bruins to the Swift Current Broncos.
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Potential WHL players still with NHL teams:
Calgary: F Jake Virtanen, Vancouver.
Everett: D Noah Juulsen, Montreal (concussion).
Moose Jaw: F Brayden Point, Tampa Bay.
Prince Albert: D Brendan Guhle, Buffalo.
Red Deer: F Conner Bleackley, Colorado; D Haydn Fleury, Carolina.
Seattle: F Mathew Barzal, NY Islanders.
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The Brandon Wheat Kings have moved well ahead of last season’s season-ticket sales. They went into Friday’s home-opener having sold 2,679 packages, which is 300 more than a year ago, according to Bruce Luebke, the radio voice of the Wheaties. . . .
The NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins will play the Tampa Bay Lightning in Johnstown, Pa., tonight in a Kraft Hockeyville USA exhibition game. The Penguins will ride a bus to the game and Pens Inside Scoop tweeted Monday that head coach Mike Johnston “said the team will watch Slap Shot on the bus on the way to Johnstown for the game.” . . . Of course, they will. . . .
The Regina Pats are down to 25 players after dropping G Jordan Hollett, 16, from their roster. He is expected to join the junior B Ridge Meadows Flames of the Pacific Junior Hockey League. . . . The Pats are left with two goaltenders on their roster — veterans Daniel Wapple, 20, and Tyler Brown, 18.
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Concussion Report
A funeral was held Sunday for Todd Ewen, the former WHL and NHL enforcer who committed suicide earlier this month at the age of 49. . . . Ken Campbell of The Hockey News has reported that Ewen’s family has agreed to donate his brain to the Canadian Sports Concussion Research Project. . . . Campbell’s story is right here.
www.thehockeynews.com/blog/todd-ewens-family-donates-brain-to-canadian-concussion-study/
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MONDAY’S GAMES:
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