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Philadelphia Flyers 7, New York Islanders 0
Ottawa Senators 2, New Jersey Devils 1 (SO)
In progress Nashville Predators at Colorado Avalanche
7:30 p.m. - Carolina Hurricanes at Montreal Canadiens
7:30 p.m. - Toronto Maple Leafs at Florida Panthers
9:00 p.m. - Calgary Flames at Phoenix Coyotes
10:00 p.m. - Columbus Blue Jackets at Anaheim Ducks
Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss died Monday at the age of 80. The Lakers
said only that Buss died early Monday morning after a long illness, but it had
been reported last week that Buss had been hospitalized because of cancer and
wasn't expected to live much longer. Buss purchased the Lakers, as well as the
NHL's Kings and the Forum, in 1979 from Jack Kent Cooke for a reported $67
million. The Lakers have won 10 of their 16 NBA titles under Buss'
For the first time since the process began in 1974, there will be no
arbitration hearings in Major League Baseball. Baltimore and pitcher Darren
O'Day officially agreed to a deal on Monday. The Orioles right-hander had been
the last of 133 players that filed for arbitration to work out a new contract.
The previous record low for arbitration hearings had been three, first set in
2005 and matched in 2009 and 2011.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are reportedly set to extend the contract of manager
Clint Hurdle, who is entering the final season of his original three-year
deal. According to a Pittsburgh newspaper, the team will likely make the
announcement later this week, possibly Wednesday when club chairman Bob
Nutting is in Bradenton for an event at spring training. The paper said the
extension will take Hurdle through the 2014 season with a club option for
2015. Hurdle was hired in November 2010 after the Pirates suffered through a
57-105 season. The team has improved dramatically under Hurdle, winning 72
games in 2011 and 79 last year, although both seasons ended with late swoons
after the club had been in playoff contention through July.
Milwaukee Brewers infielder Mat Gamel will miss the 2013 season with a torn
anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Gamel, who was limited to just
21 games last season after tearing the same ACL in May, aggravated his
surgically repaired right knee in the team's first full-squad workout over the
weekend. The 27-year-old infielder was expected to fill in as a starter at
first base for Corey Hart, who will be sidelined for at least the first month
of the season after undergoing offseason knee surgery. Gamel has appeared in
106 games over parts of five seasons with the Brewers and is a career .229
hitter with six home runs and 29 RBI.