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Video: Milbury shows some love for the 40 year-old stars, McGuire loves the young defensemen

During today’s second intermission, Pierre McGuire and Mike Milbury hit on opposite ends of the age spectrum to show their appreciation. In Mike Milbury’s Hat Trick, he gives it up for Anaheim’s Teemu Selanne, Detroit’s Nicklas Lidstrom, and Boston’s Mark Recchi as all three continue to defy age this year in being outstanding for their teams.

Pierre lauds the seasons of a pair of young defensemen out west in his “One Timer.” Nashville’s Shea Weber and Phoenix’s Keith Yandle have opened eyes this season with Norris Trophy-quality campaigns.

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Report: Ex-NHLer Aaron Ward arrested for assaulting female (Updated)

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Aaron Ward, a 16-year NHL veteran that appeared in over 800 career games, has been arrested for assault on a female, per WNCN.

Ward was arrested on Friday in Cary, North Carolina and also charged with interfering with emergency communication, according to the report.

Currently working as an analyst for TSN, Ward spent five years of his career in Carolina, helping the ‘Canes capture the Stanley Cup in 2006.

Update: Per WRAL, Ward’s wife called 9-1-1 after the two had a confrontation around 1 p.m. ET. Police confirmed Ward was arrested at his home in Cary.

Video: Hextall comments on AHL d-man Pyett, who was diagnosed with sarcoma in leg

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Defenseman Logan Pyett of the Philadelphia Flyers’ AHL affiliate has been diagnosed with a form of cancer and will be out indefinitely.

The team said Friday the 27-year-old Canadian has a sarcoma in his upper leg. Flyers general manager Ron Hextall says the club offers “heartfelt thoughts and prayers.”

Pyett signed a one-year contract with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms after being at the Flyers’ training camp. He was selected by Detroit in the seventh round of the 2006 NHL entry draft. He signed as a free agent with the New York Rangers in 2012 and spent two seasons in the Kontinental Hockey League.