Sidney Crosby is out of the hospital but still unable to speak due to a broken jaw suffered last weekend.
The Pittsburgh Penguins captain was released from the UPMC Presbyterian hospital Monday, the Pens confirmed Tuesday. Crosby didn't have his jaw wired shut --he did have surgery, though -- but it is still too swollen for him to talk.
Crosby was injured when a shot deflected into his face during the Pens' 2-0 win over the New York Islanders Saturday. The Penguins expect to have a more definitive timeline for Crosby's return later this week.
CLOWE GOES TO RANGERS
The New York Rangers won the, uh, Ryane Clowe sweepstakes Tuesday, acquiring the under-achieving forward from the San Jose Sharks for a trio of draft picks.
The Sharks get a second and third round draft pick in 2013 and a conditional 2014 pick for the pending unrestricted free agent. Clowe is in the final year of a four-year, $14.5 million contract.
"We are extremely pleased to be able to acquire Ryane,” Rangers general manager Glen Sather said. “He is a unique combination of size, skill and toughness. His strong leadership and character make him a tremendous addition to our organization on and off the ice.”
Clowe, who has no goals and 11 assists in 28 games with the Sharks this season, approved the trade to the Rangers. According to ESPN, Clowe picked the Rangers over the Vancouver Canucks.
LETESTU COMFY IN COLUMBUS
The Columbus Blue Jackets signed centre Mark Letestu to a two-year contract extension worth a reported $2.5 million.
Letestu, who has nine goals and 11 assists this season, was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in the off-season. The 28-year-old admitted over the weekend that he wanted to stay in Columbus and on Tuesday got his wish.
"Mark is a smart, versatile forward who brings consistency and a great work ethic every time he takes the ice and we are very pleased to have him remain with our hockey club," Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said in a press release.
Letestu was acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins in November, 2011 for a fourth-round pick.
KOSTOPOULOS WILL BE OK
New Jersey Devils forward Tom Kostopoulos will be "all right" after getting knocked out in a fight with New York Islanders forward Matt Martin, Devils coach Peter DeBoer said.
Kostopoulos was KOed by Martin after the Islanders forward nailed Devils forward Stephen Gionta during the first period of Monday's game at the Prudential Center. Martin caught Kostopoulos with a right hand to the chin, ending the scrap in a hurry.
But DeBoer told the New Jersey Star Ledger that Kostopoulos was talking and answering questions after the game.
"I think he's going to be all right," DeBoer said. "I don't think anyone likes to see anyone get hurt. At the same time I think there is nothing but respect for Tom and what he did. At that point he was trying to get our team going. trying to give us some life."
BERGERON TO 'CANES
The Carolina Hurricanes, looking to bolster a power play that is last in the NHL in efficiency, acquired defenceman Marc-Andre Bergeron from the Tampa Bay Lightning Tuesday.
"Marc-Andre is a skilled, veteran defenceman who has made a good career out of helping teams on the power play," Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford said in a statement.
Tampa gets forward Adam Hall and a seventh-round pick in the transaction. Hall started the season with the Lightning before being claimed on waivers by Carolina last month.
Bergeron has one goal and four assists in 12 games with the Lightning.
The Montreal Canadiens acquired defenceman Davis Drewiski from the Los Angeles Kings for a fifth-round draft pick. The deal comes a day after the Kings acquired blueliner Robyn Regehr from the Buffalo Sabres Monday ... The Chicago Blackhawks sent forwards Jeremy Morin and Jimmy Hayes to Rockford of the AHL. Morin has one goal in two games with the 'Hawks while Hayes has one goal and two assists in nine games ... Goalie Drew MacIntyre signed an NHL deal for the balance of the season with the Toronto Maple Leafs. MacIntyre has gone 10-3-3 in 16 games with the Toronto Marlies of the AHL ... The Phoenix Coyotes and Washington Capitals swapped minor-league tough guys, with Joel Rechlicz going to D.C. and Matthew Clackson heading to the desert ... The Capitals signed defenceman Jack Hillen to a two-year, $1.4 million extension and free agent defenceman Nate Schmidt to a two-year, entry-level contract. The 21-year-old Schmidt had 12 goals and 61 points in 72 career games with the Minnesota Golden Gophers ... Los Angeles Kings defenceman Willie Mitchell, who hasn't played this season due to a knee injury, won't suit up until the 2013-14 campaign, according to ESPN.com. Mitchell recently had arthroscopic surgery on his knee and will miss the remainder of the season.