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Report: NHL working on puck-tracking technology to right controversial calls

The NHL is hoping to put an end to controversial goal calls.

The NHL is currently working on puck-tracking technology in an attempt to aid the video review process, according to TSN's Darren Dreger.

Dreger added that exact details of the technology are unknown, noting the idea of a chip in pucks, but that the league is working on the issue. Sources have also told Dreger that there has been some on-ice testing, but that the technology is not believed to be game-ready.

Huge controversy arose during Thursday's game between the Boston Bruins and Florida Panthers where Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron appeared to have scored only to have his goal waved off after it was deemed to be inconclusive.

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Hurricanes denounce anti-LGBT law: ‘We stand against all forms of discrimination’

The Carolina Hurricanes have joined the Charlotte Hornets in speaking out against a controversial bill enacted in North Carolina earlier this week.

Related: Hornets issue anti-discrimination statement in wake of controversial law

“The Carolina Hurricanes and PNC Arena are devoted to providing a welcoming and respectful environment for all fans. We stand against all forms of discrimination," the club said in a statement Friday.

North Carolina governor Pat McCrory signed the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act on Wednesday. The bill prevents cities in the state from allowing transgender individuals to use public bathrooms for the biological sex with which they identify.

In a statement Thursday, the NBA said it is "deeply concerned that this discriminatory law runs counter to our guiding principles of equality and mutual respect," adding the league does "not yet know what impact it will have" on the 2017 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte.

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Blackhawks get Kruger back after 3-month absence

A familiar face is back in the fold for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Marcus Kruger will play Saturday against the Calgary Flames after missing more than three months recovering from a dislocated wrist.

The 25-year-old forward was reunited with his old linemates at practice Friday, joining Andrew Shaw and Andrew Desjardins on the fourth line.

Kruger's return comes about three weeks earlier than originally expected.

He managed only a single point in 33 games before his injury.

The Swedish center has spent his entire six-year career with Chicago, winning the Stanley Cup in 2013 and 2015.

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Sabres’ Fasching, Nelson to make NHL debuts Saturday

The Buffalo Sabres' newest college additions will get their first taste of the NHL on Saturday.

Forward Hudson Fasching and defenseman Casey Nelson will both be in the lineup when the Sabres face off against the Winnipeg Jets, head coach Dan Bylsma confirmed Friday.

The Sabres signed Fasching and Nelson to entry-level deals earlier in the week after the two enjoyed stints with the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State University respectively.

Forward Cal O'Reilly and defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo will sit to make room for the youngsters.

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Penguins’ Maatta week-to-week with lower-body injury

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta could miss the remainder of the regular season.

The 21-year-old is week-to-week with a lower-body injury suffered in Thursday's game against the New Jersey Devils, the team announced Friday.

The injury is the latest in a long string of injuries that has plagued Maatta over the last two seasons. He has already missed six games this season, while only appearing in 20 games during the 2014-15 campaign.

Maatta has six goals and 19 points in 67 games this season.

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Stars sign Niklas Hansson to 3-year, entry-level deal

The Dallas Stars organization has added some depth on the blue line.

The club signed Swedish defenseman Niklas Hansson to a three-year, entry-level contract Friday.

The 21-year-old will join the AHL's Texas Stars on an amateur tryout for the rest of the season.

Hansson collected 22 points in 44 regular-season games with HV71 of the Swedish league.

He was a third-round pick by Dallas in 2013.

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Report: Senators’ MacArthur passes baseline test, decision to play or not coming Saturday

Clarke MacArthur could soon rejoin the Ottawa Senators lineup.

The 30-year-old passed his baseline test - a test designed to test post-concussion symptoms - meaning there's a chance he could return from a concussion that has kept him out of the lineup since Oct. 14, according to TSN's Steve Lloyd.

However, despite the good news, it remains uncertain if MacArthur will play again this season or be shutdown with just seven games remaining and the team nine points out of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

According to Lloyd, MacArthur will meet with Senators general manager Bryan Murray where the two will discuss whether or not it would be best for MacArthur to play this season.

MacArthur failed the baseline test back on Feb. 29.

Earlier in the month, MacArthur told Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen that he would like to play in some of the team's final few games of the season.

MacArthur's concussion has limited him to just four games this season, with him going pointless in that time.

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Ducks’ Manson fined for throat-slash gesture directed at Kadri

Anaheim Ducks defenseman Josh Manson will be a little lighter in the wallet as a result of his actions Thursday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Manson has been fined nearly $2,500 for directing a throat-slash gesture toward Leafs forward Nazem Kadri in the third period of Anaheim's 6-5 overtime loss.

Manson was docked the maximum allowable amount under the CBA for an act the NHL deemed "inappropriate."

Kadri was fined $5,000 in February for making a similar gesture toward Calgary Flames defenseman Mark Giordano.

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