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NHL Notes: Father of Devils' Ryane Clowe charged following drug bust

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Devils forward Ryane Clowe's father Anthony Clowe, seen here in a 2008 interview, is charged with money laundering and possessing property obtained by crime, according to a report. (CSNBayArea/YouTube)

Devils forward Ryane Clowe's father Anthony Clowe, seen here in a 2008 interview, is charged with money laundering and possessing property obtained by crime, according to a report. (CSNBayArea/YouTube)

The father of New Jersey Devils forward Ryane Clowe is facing charges stemming from a drug bust in Newfoundand and Labrador, according to a report.

Anthony Clowe, 51, is charged with money laundering and possessing property obtained by crime following a police investigation that began in March looking into cocaine trafficking in the St. John's area, reports the CBC.

Ryan Clowe is not a suspect in the case and is not facing any charges.

Clowe's father, who hails from Paradise, N.L., had his case called at provincial court in St. John's on Wednesday morning. He was charged June 9, along with Kurt Churchill of Portugal Cove-St. Philip's and Leroy Thomas of St. John's.

Along with help from Montreal and Vancouver police, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit-Newfoundland & Labrador seized nearly $350,000 in cash, cocaine, a loaded 9-mm prohibited handgun, ammunition, brass knuckles, a stun gun, and a 2012 Toyota Tundra.

SUTER HAS MUMPS

Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter missed Wednesday's 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens because he has the mumps, coach Mike Yeo confirmed Thursday.

Yeo said Suter was feeling better and might be able to return for Friday night's game against the Anaheim Ducks.

A mumps outbreak has hit the Wild's defense hard. Marco Scandella, Jonas Brodin, Keith Ballard and Christian Folin also have contracted mumps at various points of the season and missed games.

Suter's absence on Wednesday was his first missed game since signing with the Wild in 2012.

PANTHERS TRADE BLACKER

The Florida Panthers acquired defenseman Jesse Blacker from the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday in a trade for defenseman Colby Robak and future draft considerations.

Blacker, a second-round draft pick by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2009, played his first NHL game last week with the Ducks. In 15 games with the team's American Hockey League affiliate this season, the 23-year-old had five assists in 15 games.

Robak totaled three assists and 25 penalty minutes in 42 career games with the Panthers. In seven games this season, he had two penalty minutes and no points.

The 24-year-old Robak will join the Ducks in Minnesota.

BLUES CALL UP LINDBOHM

The St. Louis Blues recalled defenseman Petteri Lindbohm from Chicago of the American Hockey League on Thursday.

Lindbohm had four goals, four assists and 41 penalty minutes in 20 games for the Wolves this season.

The 21-year-old made his NHL debut on Oct. 19 in Anaheim against the Ducks.

The Finland native was drafted in the sixth round by the Blues in 2012.


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