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Gabriel Landeskog will be an assistant captain on the international stage.

Daniel Alfredsson's career as a captain is continuing. At least on the international stage.

While Ottawa Senators fans anxiously await Alfredsson's decision on whether he'll retire from the National Hockey League, he will be wearing the "C" for Sweden at the world championships.

Detroit Red Wings star Henrik Zetterberg and Colorado Avalanche rookie Gabriel Landeskog will serve as assistants for Alfredsson with the Swedish team, which opens the tournament against Norway on Friday.

Theo Fleury is talking about what he's had to overcome. This time in Leduc.

For the first time in a long time, former National Hockey League (NHL) player Theo Fleury can sleep at night.

For 25 years, Fleury said he really never slept due to a myriad of personal issues that started when he was a young boy growing up in Russell, Manitoba.

Fleury spoke to a crowd of around 100 people during the Evening with Theo Fleury "Moving Forward" hosted by Leduc Victim Services at the Executive Royal Inn on Apr. 25.

The former Calgary Flame, Colorado Avalanche, New York Ranger and Chicago Blackhawk spoke for more than an hour and a half on his life, his struggles with alcohol and drugs and how he was able to open up about the sexual abuse from Graham James, a former scout and coach of Fleury.

Raffi Torres is appealing his 25 game suspension.

Phoenix Coyotes forward Raffi Torres is appealing the length of his 25-game suspension.

Torres was penalized last month after landing a late blindside hit to the head of Chicago Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa.

Torres and the NHL Players' Association will meet with league commissioner Gary Bettman about the length of the suspension, but not the ban itself.