Stephen Walkom is one of eight NHL referees who will officiate the conference finals set to begin this weekend between the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings, as well as the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins.
Suspended Phoenix Coyotes winger Raffi Torres will appeal his 25-game suspension for his hit to the head of Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa in Game 3 of their playoff series last month, the NHLPA confirmed on Thursday.
Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman is confident forward Marian Hossa will be fully recovered from the head injury he sustained in Game 3 of their playoff series against the Phoenix Coyotes.
Injured Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa visited with his teammates at the United Center on Monday for the first time since he was forced out of Game 3 of Chicago's quarterfinal series against the Coyotes by a hit to the head.
The Blackhawks will get the services of forward Andrew Shaw back in the lineup for Game 6 against the Phoenix Coyotes on Monday but remain without winger Marian Hossa who's still recovering from a head injury suffered in Game 3.
Phoenix Coyotes broadcaster Tyson Nash says he's received "death threats" since stating a questionable hit by Coyotes forward Raffi Torres on Chicago Blackhawks winger Marian Hossa was "as clean of a hit as you're going to get."