San Jose Sharks forward Marty Havlat has undergone surgery to help repair the injured groin that sidelined him during the playoffs and will not be an option to be bought out of the final two years of his contract this summer.
For prospective draft picks of the Columbus Blue Jackets, the interview process just got a lot more daunting. Just ask some of the Blues drafted by new Jackets' GM Jarmo Kekalainen. Plus, this week's mailbag.
Alexander Semin returned from a two-game absence with a tiebreaking goal and an assist, Jose Theodore stopped Darroll Powe's penalty shot later in the third period, and the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-2 Tuesday night.
Kari Lehtonen made 39 saves and then stopped two more shots in the shootout, shaking off a late blown lead and leading the Atlanta Thrashers to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night.