NHL notebook: Bruins coach Julien signs multiyear extension
• Claude Julien, who led the Bruins to the playoffs in each of his seven full seasons as coach, signed a multiyear contract extension. Julien coached the Bruins to the Stanley Cup championship in 2010-11 and is the longest serving coach in consecutive seasons in the team’s history. The length of the extension was not disclosed. He also spent one season coaching the Devils in 2006-07.
• Kings forward Jordan Nolan was handed the second suspension of his short NHL career, a two-game penalty for boarding the Red Wings’ Darren Helm. His previous suspension, for one game, was in March of last season for punching Oilers left wing Jesse Joensuu. The league suspended him “punching an unsuspecting opponent.” Before that, Nolan had been fined by the league but never suspended.
• The Kings had two of their top offensive players back in the lineup Sunday when center Anze Kopitar and forward Marian Gaborik returned to play against the Hurricanes.
• Captain Ryan McDonagh will be sidelined 3-4 weeks with a separated shoulder, Rangers coach Alain Vigneault told NHL.com. McDonagh was injured in the first period of the Rangers’ 1-0 shootout loss Saturday to the Jets when he was checked into the boards by Jets forward Evander Kane.
• Predators defenseman Anton Volchenkov was suspended four games for an illegal check to the head of Calgary forward Michael Ferland.
• Oilers forward Taylor Hall will be sidelined 2-4 weeks with an MCL sprain, the team announced.
— Wire reports