Nearly two months after Patrick Roy burst onto the NHL coaching scene in boisterous fashion -- shaking a stanchion with all his might while screaming at opposing coaches and players -- he's once again turned the spotlight on himself.
St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock told Roy to "shut the (expletive) up" Wednesday night when reporters informed him of a comment Roy made moments earlier.
Back in October, Hitchcock called Roy out for his opening night antics. The veteran bench boss said Roy’s actions were akin to "junior hockey.”
“It's got no place in our game," Hitchcock.
Roy fired back following Colorado's 4-1 loss to St. Louis. He said Hitchcock was no saint behind the bench, either.
"I saw a guy on the other side who was talking to players and then was also talking to the referee and got the referee (mad)," Roy told reporters.
"Seems to me that there's different rules for everybody in this league," Roy added. "I guess the old guys are allowed to do whatever they want and I guess us, because we are younger, we are not allowed to say anything. I am a little (mad) about that."
Hitchcock's response when briefed on Roy's remarks?
"Oh, give me a break," Hitchcock told the Denver Post. "Tell Patrick to shut the (expletive) up."
WATCH: Roy makes grand re-entrance to NHL
Guillaume Latendresse is returning home.
The former NHL forward, signed by the Zurich Lions after being unable to catch on with an NHL team in the off-season, was released Thursday by the Swiss League team after suffering from concussion-like symptoms for the past month.
His future on the ice is up in the air.
"I'll take my time to make the right decision for my health, my family and my future," he wrote on Twitter.
Latendresse suffered a concussion in a game at Geneva on Oct. 29 and has not played since. He scored three goals and added three assists in 12 games for the Lions.
The release was mutually agreed upon as the team was able to use an out clause in his contract that was valid until Dec. 31.
The 26-year-old native of Ste-Catherine, Que., has a long history of concussions from his time as an NHLer.
Between 2010-13, Latendresse played just 54 games with the Minnesota Wild and Ottawa Senators. The former second-round pick of the Montreal Canadiens in the 2005 NHL Draft scored 87 goals and 147 points in 341 career games with the Habs, Wild and Senators.
GRANLUND OUT AGAIN
The Minnesota Wild are taking no chances with Mikael Granlund.
The 21-year-old Finnish centre was placed on injured reserve with a suspected head injury. Granlund was injured Wednesday just 29 seconds into his first shift against Phoenix after sitting out the previous two games.
"To sit here and say in hindsight that I wish he didn't play, of course," Yeo told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. "But when a guy's cleared to play, what are you going to do? You going to say no?
"He was cleared to play and obviously cleared to play with the idea that we wanted to be careful and think about the big picture. Sometimes things happen."
Granlund initially took a head shot from Nazem Kadri of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Nov. 13. Four games later, he took a hard hit from Ottawa Senators defenceman Marc Methot.
The Wild recalled winger Jason Zucker a day after sending him down to Iowa of the AHL.
DUCKS EXTEND BONINO
Nick Bonino received a three-year contract extension Thursday from the Anaheim Ducks.
The deal, months in the making, is worth $5.7 million, according to the Orange County Register.
"I've been talking to them for a while with both sides working toward a number," Bonino said about contract talks. "I was happy to get it done. We started talking a while ago. It's been going on for a couple months."
Bonino has appeared in all 27 games for the Ducks this season, posting seven goals and 16 points. In 139 career NHL games with Anaheim, the 25-year-old centre has recorded 18 goals and 49 points to along with 34 penalty minutes.
Meanwhile, wingers Emerson Etem and Devante Smith-Pelly were sent down to Norfolk of the AHL following the Ducks massive collapse Wednesday night in Dallas.
Dallas Stars centre Tyler Seguin missed his second straight practice Thursday due to a muscle issue. He is expected to play Friday against the Chicago Blackhawks ... The Columbus Blue Jackets placed forward Derek MacKenzie on injured reserve, retroactive to Nov. 22, due to a strained back. The Blue Jackets also claimed forward Corey Tropp off waivers from the Buffalo Sabres ... New York Islanders sent rookie defenceman Matt Donovan to the AHL following a miscue that led to a goal by the Winnipeg Jets, reports the New York Post. The Isles recalled defender Calvin de Haan from Bridgeport.