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|Dominic Moore gives BOS another left shot||08-31-2016|
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Dominic Moore gives the Bruins a second left-handed shot at center.
|The Bruins only had one other left-handed center on the roster and that was Ryan Spooner. GM Don Sweeney admitted that the fact Moore is a lefty helped in their decision to bring him into the fold. "There's the left-shot component and the fact that he's been a veteran presence who can help on the power play," Sweeney said. "We had had discussions with Chris Kelly (who signed one-year, $900,000 deal in Ottawa) and some other guys, too, and this gives us some more depth up front." Bringing in Moore was a nice move, but despite what Sweeney says, don't expect him to contribute much on the power play.|
|Coyotes add to hockey ops staff||08-31-2016|
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The Arizona Coyotes have added to their hockey operations department.
Arizona Republic/Phoenix Gazette
|The team hired Jim Hammett to be a Western Hockey League amateur scout, Rick Beckfeld who'll cover the amateur scene in Minnesota and Sergei Kuznetsov will have the same title in Russia. The Coyotes also added Brett Stewart as a European development coach, Brad Rossen as director of statistical science and Al Ambrosia will be the hockey operations coordinator. "We are extremely pleased to add these quality individuals to our hockey operations department," general manager John Chayka said. "Our ownership group is committed to winning and we appreciate them providing us with the additional resources to help improve our roster on and off the ice."|
|Ryan Callahan (hip) disappointed to miss WC||08-31-2016|
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Ryan Callahan (hip) is disappointed that he won't be able to play in the World Cup of Hockey.
Tampa Bay Times
|Callahan was originally named to Team USA's roster, but he pulled out of the tournament in late June after undergoing hip surgery. "It's really tough," Callahan said. "It's definitely disappointing that I'm going to miss that. Anytime you get to represent your country, it's something special. And to be in the World Cup is something I've never experienced before." Callahan is also expected to miss the first month of the regular season, but added that he's on schedule with the recovery. Expect him to return in mid-November.|
|Zach Parise officially cleared by doctors||08-31-2016|
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Zach Parise (back) has officially been cleared by the Wild's doctors.
Minnesota Wild on Twitter
|Parise had season-ending back surgery in May. "Really good news so far," said Wild GM Chuck Fletcher. "He was just cleared by our medical staff last week. He's cleared to play." Before heading to Wild training camp, Parise will represent Team USA at the upcoming World Cup. The 32-year-old scored 25 goals and 53 points in 70 games last season.|