| CLEARED |
To play in Russia during the NHL lockout, winger Nail Yakupov, by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The No. 1 pick of the Oilers in the 2012 draft, who hails from Russia's petrochemical center of Nizhnekamsk, had been forbidden from traveling by Hockey Canada, which claimed he had failed to obtain a transfer card to play in the KHL. Yakupov, 18, had a year left on his deal with the Ontario Hockey League's Sarnia Sting, which said it had not released him from his contract, so he was not eligible to play elsewhere. But after Russian and Canadian officials met, the Sting decided to let him go. He will play in his hometown for Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk until the lockout is resolved.
| DIAGNOSED |
With acute promyelocytic leukemia, Colts coach Chuck Pagano, who is expected to miss much of the 2012 season. Pagano (above), 52, is in his first season as coach in Indianapolis after serving as the Ravens' defensive coordinator last year. He felt fatigue during the team's bye week and went for blood tests, which led doctors to make their diagnosis. He was hospitalized last Wednesday and will remain there undergoing treatment for the next six weeks. (His doctors say that they expect him to make a full recovery.) Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians took over as interim head coach.