|Wings issue statement on Howe's condition
The Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday offered an update on the condition of hockey ambassador and franchise icon Gordie Howe, who suffered a health setback over the weekend.
|Mavs bring back Barea
The Dallas Mavericks announced the return of guard J.J. Barea to an undisclosed contract Wednesday.
|Flames place Stajan on IR, call up Granlund
The Calgary Flames placed forward Matt Stajan on injured reserve Wednesday with a knee injury that is expected to sideline him for six weeks.
|Lakers rule Randle out for season
Julius Randle's rookie season will last only a single game, as the Los Angeles Lakers announced Thursday that the 2014 first-round pick will miss the remainder of the campaign after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured right tibia.
|Hornets pick up options on Kidd-Gilchrist, Zeller
Prior to hosting Milwaukee in their season opener, the Charlotte Hornets announced that they have exercised the team's fourth-year option on small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and third-year option on power forward Cody Zeller.
|Pats DE Jones remains out with hip injury
New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones remains out of practice as he recovers from a hip injury.
|Nets' Lopez out for opener
Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez will not play in Wednesday's season opener against the Boston Celtics due to a sprained right foot he suffered during the preseason.
|Rangers' Moore suspended five games
New York Rangers defenseman John Moore has been suspended five games without pay for an illegal check to the head of Minnesota's Erik Haula during Monday's game against the Wild.
|Denver RB Hillman injures shoulder at practice
Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice after he suffered a shoulder injury.
|Saints list Graham questionable for Thursday
The New Orleans Saints have declared tight end Jimmy Graham questionable for Thursday's game against Carolina, though the 2013 All-Pro is fully expected to play in the important NFC South clash.