Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Report: Shanahan going to Leafs

B RENDAN SHANAHAN will resign his position as the NHL's director of player safety to become president of the Toronto Maple Leafs, according to a report.

The Toronto Star, citing multiple sources, reported that Shanahan may resign as early as today. The Star reported that a formal news conference to announce his hiring could happen as early as Monday.

Toronto was eliminated from the postseason on Tuesday.

Shanahan, 45, scored 656 goals and was a member of three Stanley Cup-winning teams during a playing career that earned him a spot in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Noteworthy

* Nine former players have sued the NHL over concussions, saying the league subjects its players to "devastating and long-term" health consequences by failing to warn players of the risks and consequences of head trauma.

Among the players are former All-Star defenseman Brad Maxwell and Jack Carlson, whose brothers starred in the film "Slapshot."

In games last night

* At Raleigh, N.C., Troy Brouwer scored two goals and the Washington Capitals routed the Carolina Hurricanes, 5-2.

* At New York, Rick Nash scored with 1:42 left on New York's third shot of the third period to lead the Rangers to a 2-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres.

* At Sunrise, Fla., Nick Bjugstad had two goals and an assist to lift the Florida Panthers to a 4-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

* At Ottawa, Erik Karlsson scored the only goal in a four-round shootout to lead the Senators to a 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils.

* At Montreal, Evgeni Nabokov recorded his 59th career shutout and Ryan Strome and Brock Nelson each scored as the New York Islanders defeated the Canadiens, 2-0.

* At St. Paul, Minn., Kyle Brodziak scored two goals and John Curry made 43 saves to lead the Minnesota Wild over the St. Louis Blues, 4-2.

* At Nashville, Pekka Rinne made 29 saves, and Craig Smith and Patric Hornqvist scored, to lead the Predators to a 2-0 win over the Phoenix Coyotes.

* At Winnipeg, Bryan Little scored in the first round of the shootout to lead the Jets to a 2-1 victory of the Boston Bruins.

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