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   April 1st 2003 » Kocur and Quenville fined
      The NHL suspended Detroit Red Wings assistant coach Joey Kocur on Monday for two games for throwing a chair on the ice in the final minute Saturday against St. Louis.
       Blues coach Joel Quenneville was fined $5,000 for putting all of his tougher players on the ice with one minute left in the game, and the team was fined $25,000 by the league.
       Kocur, a former Red Wings player known for fighting, was upset by the Blues' physical play. He also was given an unsportsmanlike penalty for tossing the folding chair onto the ice.
       The Red Wings were fined $5,000 for Kocur's actions with 35 seconds left in the game.
       There were 243 penalty minutes called in the game, including 219 in the third period.

   March 25th 2003 » Hull signs contract extension
      Just two goals short of automatically activating another year on his current contract, right winger Brett Hull agreed to a contract extension with the Detroit Red Wings good for one year and $5 million.
       Next year's salary is a $500,000 raise over what Hull would have been paid after scoring his 35th goal of the season.
       Hull, who leads the Red Wings with 36 goals this season, is enjoying a fantastic season playing on one of the NHL's most underrated and explosive lines playing on the right side of Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk.

   March 20th 2003 » Yzerman nominated for Masterton
      Captain Steve Yzerman has been nominated for the NHL's Masterton Trophy, which honors "the player that best exemplifies perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey", by the Detroit chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association.
       Yzerman has been nominated after a remarkable return to the NHL this season following experimental surgery performed on his severly damaged right knee, which he played on during the 2002 Winter Olympics and during the Stanley Cup playoffs in which he led the team in scoring and to the club's third Stanley Cup title in six seasons.