NHL Notebook: Moulson wants to stay with Islanders
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Halfway into his second season with the Islanders, top-line winger Matt Moulson on Sunday said he wants to remain with the organization and be a part of its future.
"I personally love it here. I love the guys, I like the way the organization treats us, and I like the direction we're heading. We have a good group of guys and that's the key. Everyone wants to win with each other and I don't know if you find that too often in professional sports," said Moulson, who has 14 goals and 12 assists in 43 games for the Islanders this season.
"Over the past two years, I've made some good friendships with guys and I want to be part of this team moving forward to where we'll be a playoff-contending team every year."
Right wing Wayne Simmonds is staying home from Los Angeles' upcoming two-game road trip with a lower-body injury. Kings coach Terry Murray said that Simmonds won't be with the team in Dallas and St. Louis. Simmonds was hurt Saturday night during a large scuffle in the second period of the Kings' 5-2 win at Edmonton.
After Kings defenseman Drew Doughty landed a clean hit on Oilers rookie Taylor Hall, Dustin Penner attempted to fight Doughty, and Edmonton's Ales Hemsky tackled Simmonds during the ensuing scrum.
Murray says Simmonds will have an MRI exam today.
Washington's Eric Fehr will be out three to four weeks after suffering an "upper body" injury against Vancouver on Friday.
First Published January 17, 2011 12:00 am