- Rich Peverley collapsed on the bench in the first period of the Dallas Stars' game against the Columbus Blue Jackets Monday. The game was stopped midway through the first period while medical personnel attended to Peverley, with both teams leaving the ice. Stars PR said that Peverley is conscious and en route to hospital while Fox Sports Ohio's Dave Maetzold reported Peverley is up and talking.
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- After one day of the NHL's general managers meeting, it appears as though any rule changes coming will be subtle. The league's 30 GMs met in three separate groups of 10 Monday morning at Boca Beach Club to discuss a variety of topics, including changing overtime to reduce shootouts, expanding video-review criteria and looking at goaltender interference.
- With a chance to grab second in the Atlantic Division the Toronto Maple Leafs will have extra motivation as coach Randy Carlyle makes his return to the Honda Center to face his former team, the Anaheim Ducks tonight. Listen to the Maple Leafs vs. Ducks live on TSN Radio Toronto 1050 at 10pm et.
- TSN Hockey Insiders Bob McKenzie and Darren Dreger have the latest on expanded video review, changes to overtime, face-off modifications and the NHL potentially allowing kicked-in goals.
- Leon Draisaitl has made a big jump into the top-five in the latest edition of Craig Button's TSN.ca NHL Draft rankings. The Prince Albert Raiders left winger has moved seven places up to fourth-spot in the March rankings. The German-born Draisaitl has 35 goals and 62 assists in 60 games this season for the Raiders who currently sit third in the Eastern Conference's East Division.
- The Toronto Argonauts announced on Monday that the club had released import defensive lineman Khalif Mitchell to pursue NFL opportunities. The 28-year-old East Carolina product spent the last season with the Argos after having spent the previous three with the B.C. Lions. In his four CFL seasons, Mitchell is a two-time CFL All-Star, including last season, and won the Grey Cup with the Lions in 2011.
- All the stars have arrived. Now the work can really begin. Jermain Defoe practised with Toronto FC for the first time, and could start when the club opens its Major League Soccer season on Saturday in Seattle. Defoe says it felt good to put his boots on and practise with the team finally after a long time of "talking about it."
- The NHL has suspended Los Angeles Kings forward Jordan Nolan has been suspended for one game for punching an unsuspecting opponent. The incident occurred at 19:56 of the second period of the Kings' 4-2 road win over Edmonton on Sunday. Nolan punched Oilers forward Jesse Joensuu in the jaw in front of the Kings goal during a scrum.
- The St. Louis Blues remain at the top spot of the TSN.ca NHL Power Rankings, holding off the Chicago Blackhawks in both the rankings and the Central Division standings.
- The Ottawa Senators will try to record consecutive wins for the first time since early February when they welcome the sliding Nashville Predators for tonight's clash at Canadian Tire Centre. Watch the action unfold live on TSN starting at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt.
- Montreal Canadiens defenceman Josh Gorges underwent successful surgery Monday morning to repair a fracture in his left hand. He is expected to miss the next four weeks of action. Gorges has one goal and 12 assists with a plus- 7 rating through 63 games this season.
- Ottawa Senators forward Clarke MacArthur is not expected to play in Monday's game against the Nashville Predators with a hand injury but could return for Saturday's matchup with the Montreal Canadiens. The 28-year-old forward already missed Saturday's 5-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets with the same injury.
- GMs hate to see a game end on an incorrect call and generally don't like to see one end in a shootout. So it's only natural that altering or extending overtime and expanding video review will be hot topics on the agenda for meetings Monday through Wednesday in Boca Raton, Fla. When it comes to overtime, the hope is to have fewer games even reach the shootout.
- In Monday's edition of C'Mon Ref, TSN hockey analyst and former NHL referee Kerry Fraser looks at a disallowed goal in Saturday's Maple Leafs versus Flyers game in which the back referee waved off the goal after the ref directly behind the net called it good.
- Hands up if you find it difficult"if not impossible"to get to the gym three times a week. Or even once a week. Not everyone is as fortunate as Corporal Erin Anderson of CFB Borden who gets paid to include exercise in her work week. Even with allotted fitness time and access to world-class facilities, however, she concedes, "it's a challenge to find time to keep up my fitness levels." The good news is that there are dozens of ways to sneak exercise into your life. Even 10 minutes of cardio a day will help lower your risk of disease, reduce stress and improve sleep. That's the key: routine. Choosing physical activity over staying stationary should become so automatic that you don't even need to plan for it.