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The Tampa Bay Lightning re-signed forwards Adam Hall and JT Wyman to contracts extensions on Friday. Cheap Jerseys . Hall inked a one-year, one-way deal, while Wyman signed a one-year, two-way contract. "Im happy and excited to be returning to the Lightning for the upcoming season," Hall said. "The expectations for this year are understandably high, and I look forward to contributing where I can to help the team return to the playoffs with the ultimate goal of winning the Stanley Cup." The 31-year-old Hall played 57 games last season with the Tampa Bay Lightning, collecting two goals and seven points to go along with 17 penalty minutes. The 63 forward ranked second in the NHL in faceoff percentage amongst players with at least 200 faceoff wins. Hall also ranked sixth amongst Lightning forwards with 89 hits. The Kalamazoo, Michigan native was originally selected by the Nashville Predators in the second round, 52nd overall, in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. Hall has played the past four seasons in the Lightning organization, skating in 213 games with the Bolts, recording 14 goals and 35 points. In 565 career NHL games with the Predators, New York Rangers, Minnesota Wild, Pittsburgh Penguins and Lightning, he has registered 65 goals and 143 points. The 26-year-old Wyman played 40 games last season with the Lightning, collecting two goals and 11 points to go along with eight penalty minutes. The Edina, Minnesota native set career highs last season in games played, goals, assists, points and game-winning goals. The 62 forward was drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in the fourth round (100th overall) in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. Wholesale Jerseys Free Shipping . The Flyers and Penguins will face off at 6 p.m. -- one hour earlier than the scheduled start time. The Phillies will play the San Francisco Giants in the opener of the National League championship series at 7:57 at Citizens Bank Park. Wholesale NFL Jerseys . Murray last month said a meeting would likely take place during this weeks Shanghai Masters, but the withdrawals of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic seem to have put paid to that. The No. 4-ranked Murray said Tuesday that co-ordinating players schedules wasnt easy. Wholesale MLB Jerseys . -- The Arizona Cardinals have lost starting nose tackle Dan Williams for the remainder of the season with a broken left arm. Wholesale Nike NFL Jerseys . The 33-year-old attacking midfielder from Toronto was named Canadian mens soccer player of the year for the fourth time Wednesday -- one final honour from a memorable, eventful 2011, "Its a huge honour," De Rosario said on a conference call. Wholesale Jerseys . No. 4 Dokic lost in the first round to Paula Ormaechea of Argentina 4-6, 6-3, 6-4, while the third-seeded Oprandi was defeated by Timea Babos of Hungary 7-6 (5), 6-4 in the second round. The seventh-seeded Dominguez Lino fell to Mariana Duque-Marino of Colombia 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 in the second round.Ian Penny has been unanimously named as Interim Executive Director of the National Hockey League Players Association. He had previously held the role of General Counsel for the union. Sources tell TSN Penny is not interested in the position on a fulltime basis and only took the title in order to give the NHLPA a point person during the coming days. The move came after the 30 player representatives voted to fire Paul Kelly early on Monday morning at their meetings in Chicago. NHLPA Ombudsman Buzz Hargrove told the TEAM 1040 radio station in Vancouver that the union didnt have faith that Kelly was the right man to lead them in their next contract negotiations with the NHL in 2011. "They didnt want to wait until it was too late," Hargrove said. "If we waited until next year, youre almost on the doorstep of the opening of negotiations and they didnt want then to be caught with someone they didnt really think was able to unify and pull the group together and get them all working together. Trust and confidence were the words they used and I think thats used appropriately." NHL deputy commissioner, Bill Daly released the following statement on Monday afternoon. "We do not believe it is appropriate for the League to comment extensively on the news coming out of the players Executive Board meeting in Chicago over the last 24 hours. It is an internal Union matter, and its not our role or place to be passing judgment, especially when we dont know all the facts. We obviously have a longstanding relationship with Ian Penny and we are committed to working with him, bboth during this interim period and beyond, for the betterment of the game for the benefit of all of the games stakeholders, including most importantly, for our fans. Wholesale NFL Jerseys. As for Paul Kelly, we wish him the very best in whatever challenge he next chooses to pursue. He is a very talented professional who was totally committed to representing the players interests for the purpose of, and in the context of, growing and promoting a sport that he loved." Penny has worked as staff counsel with the NHLPA since 2000, and was promoted to his present position in 2007. The report states that Kelly had been at odds with Penny as well as with other key members of the NHLPA. When asked if the NHLPA had any leads with regards to filling the Executive Director job, Hargrove said that there were no candidates. "Theres no names in the hopper at this point, Hargrove told the TEAM. "I talked to almost all the players before they left at noon today and no one had a suggestion. They really are saying that we need to do a search and we have to reach out outside of the organization, unless somebody surfaces that we havent yet identified." Kelly was named the fourth executive director in NHLPA history in October of 2007. A search for his replacement will begin immediately. The former assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts was involved in the investigation of former NHLPA leader Alan Eagleson and was chosen to replace Ted Saskin, who was fired amid allegations he ordered the spying of NHLPA player e-mail related to his initial hiring.   ' ' '