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NHL roundup: Avalanche's Downie out for the season

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Colorado Avalanche forward Steve Downie will have surgery to repair a torn anterior-cruciate ligament in his right knee and will miss the rest of the season, the team announced Wednesday.

Downie was injured in the second period of Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings.

Downie, 25, had one assist in two games this season. He had two goals and 11 assists for Colorado last season.

Forward Brad Malone will be called up from Lake Erie of the AHL to replace Downie on the roster, according to the Denver Post.

-- Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn has been suspended for one game by the NHL for a hit to the head of the New Jersey Devils' Anton Volchenkov during the Flyers' 3-0 loss on Tuesday.

The incident occurred midway through the second period, and Schenn was not penalized on the play.

Schenn has one assist in three games this season.

---The San Jose Sharks signed center Scott Gomez to a one-year contract worth a reported $700,000.

Gomez had spent the past week working out and meeting with the Sharks. He could be slotted on San Jose's third line and the second power-play unit, ESPN.com reported.

Gomez struggled with the Canadiens last season, scoring only two goals and falling to their fourth line.

The Sharks also agreed to a one-year deal with Tim Kennedy, the leading scorer for their AHL affiliate in Worcester.

---Edmonton Oilers forward Ben Eager has been diagnosed with a concussion, Oilers coach Ralph Kruger announced.

. Eager, 29, suffered the injury during a third period fight with Zack Kassian in Edmonton's season-opening victory over Vancouver. Eager didn't return to the contest following his tilt with Kassian, and it's uncertain how long he will be sidelined.

Eager played in just one game this season and has not scored. He had eight goals and five assists last season.

---Detroit Red Wings defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo could be out for three to four weeks with a shoulder injury, the Windsor Star reported on Twitter. Colaiacovo injured his shoulder on Monday, but it will not require surgery.
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