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NHL roundup: Realignment plan would move Red Wings, Blue Jackets

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The NHL's latest realignment proposal includes moving the Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets to the East and creating four conferences, according to CBC's Hockey Night in Canada.

The 30-team league would be divided into two eight-team Eastern Conferences and two seven-team Western Conferences.

Detroit and Columbus would move out of the West and into one of the Eastern conferences.

-- San Jose Sharks forward Ryane Clowe will have a supplementary discipline hearing Monday to review an incident from a game Friday night against the Chicago Blackhawks. He is suspended pending the outcome of the hearing.

Clowe was assessed a minor penalty for roughing and a game misconduct for leaving the players' bench to start an altercation.

-- Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty will not receive a fine or suspension for the hit he put on New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh on Saturday, according to Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos.

--The Columbus Blue Jackets placed defenseman Jack Johnson on injured reserve with an upper-body injury and called up forward Ryan Johansen from the AHL to take his place.
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