Griffins’ Hirose steady as they come

Some players fly under the radar with their ability to pass the puck at a high level rather than light the lamp. Taro Hirose is one of those players you may not notice on the ice scoring goals, but he has a massive impact on the success of the Grand Rapids Griffins.

Andreasson taking it one step at a time

It’s an early, chilly Swedish morning and Pontus Andreasson is already up and about, heading to his part-time job as an electrician at Volvo to work a long shift before going to the rink to fine-tune his skills on the ice.

Three AHL games postponed

Due to impending inclement weather, the AHL has postponed three games scheduled for Friday evening.

Del Zotto, O’Regan, Smith on the move

The Anaheim Ducks, Detroit Red Wings and Florida Panthers have completed a three-team trade: Michael Del Zotto has been acquired by the Ducks from Florida; Danny O’Regan has been acquired by the Red Wings from Anaheim; and Givani Smith has been acquired by the Panthers from Detroit.