SCOREBOARD
Tuesday, Oct 8
Carolina at Toronto (7 p.m. EDT). The Hurricanes continue their six-game road trip with a matchup against the Maple Leafs.

STARS
Monday
-Olie Kolzig, Capitals, stopped 30 shots to help Washington to a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders.
-Mikael Samuelsson, Red Wings, had a goal and an assist to lift Detroit over Edmonton 4-2.

AGED TO PERFECTION
Chris Chelios, the NHL's oldest active player at 45, skated in his 1,550th game Monday night, breaking a tie with Hall of Famer Alex Delvecchio to move into eighth place on the career list. Chelios had a goal in the Red Wings 4-2 victory over the Oilers.

PERSEVERANCE
Maple Leafs forward Jason Blake has a rare form of leukemia that he said leaves him in no immediate danger and is highly treatable. The 34-year-old left wing has started treatment and doesn't expect to miss any playing time. He has chronic myelogenous leukemia, a slow-growing cancer of the white blood cells. Blake said he got the test results Friday and broke the news to teammates Monday at Air Canada Centre.

OUT
Red Wings forward Johan Franzen is expected to be out three to four weeks because of a sprained ligament in his right knee. He was injured Saturday night in Chicago and had to be helped from the ice at 6:58 of the second period after a collision. ... Rangers forward Sean Avery will be out two to four weeks after separating his left shoulder during a loss at Ottawa. Avery went to the dressing room at 7:23 of the first period Saturday following a hit by Senators right winger Chris Neil.

SPEAKING
``When you find out that you have something it's definitely shattering to your whole family and so on. Overall, I feel good. I'm still here and my goal this whole season hasn't changed.'' - Maple Leafs forward Jason Blake, who began treatment for his leukemia on Monday. Blake has a rare form of Leukemia that he said leaves him in not immediate danger and is highly treatable.

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