• Clarke MacArthur not holding grudge after Sieloff's concussive hit

    Ottawa Citizen "Clarke MacArthur is hoping for recovery, not retirement. Speaking Friday for the first time since the devastating hit from Patrick Sieloff in a training-camp scrimmage that left the Senators winger with his fourth concussion in 18 months, the 31-year-old MacArthur told reporters he remains..." October 22

  • Edmonton Oilers start the NHL season on the right path: A winning one

    Edmonton Sun "When it comes to first overall and the Edmonton Oilers, we’re usually talking draft picks, not standings. But there they are. With a win over the St. Louis Blues Thursday night at Rogers Place, the 4-1 Oilers slipped into a tie for top spot in the National Hockey League. It’s early, and we can..." October 22

  • Guy Boucher not seeking 'revenge' against Lightning

    Tampa Bay Times "Guy Boucher said he's asked often, both by media members and people in the street, whether he's circled Saturday's game against the Lightning on his calendar. Boucher, fired by Tampa Bay in 2013 after four seasons as head coach, is in his first year with Ottawa. The simple answer? Not at..." October 22

  • Douglas Murray: Set to retire

    CBS Sports "Murray has announced his retirement, Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet reports. Murray spent the first seven years of his NHL career playing with the San Jose Sharks before a midseason move to Pittsburgh in 2012-13 and a one-year stint with the Canadiens." October 22

  • Former first round pick Zach Boychuk signs in KHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "After spending the past eight years moving around the NHL, Zach Boychuk is moving overseas. On Friday it was announced that the 27-year-old forward has signed a contract with HC Sibir of the KHL. Boychuk was a first-round draft pick by the Carolina Hurricanes in 2008 and has also spent time..." October 22

  • Dale Weise suspended three games for headshot on Holzer

    Sportsnet "The NHL’s department of player safety has come down with a ruling against Philadelphia Flyers forward Dale Weise, who was suspended three games for a headshot he delivered on Anaheim Ducks defenceman Korbinian Holzer Thursday night. As the league explains in the video, Weise “unnecessarily..." October 21

  • Tinordi on waivers as his 20-game suspension for PEDs comes to an end

    Today's Slapshot "Former first round pick defenseman Jarred Tinordi has had a rough go of it the last two years. Now, things are continuing to go poorly for him – as he’s been placed on waivers by the Arizona Coyotes. The Coyotes exposed the 6 foot 6 defenseman to waivers on Friday morning, giving the other..." October 21

  • A healthy Brandon Sutter has been a difference-maker for undefeated Vancouver

    Pro Hockey Talk "Brandon Sutter only got to play 20 games last season, his first as a Canuck, and the 33 games he missed with a hernia, quickly followed by the 29 games he missed with a broken jaw, were held up by the head coach and management as a prime reason that Vancouver struggled so badly. Not everyone..." October 21

  • Selanne jokes he'd only need '2 weeks of training' to be NHL-ready

    Winnipeg Free Press "Legendary Jets hockey star Teemu Selanne will be presented with the Key to the City today at the MTS Centre. Mayor Brian Bowman will make the presentation recognizing Selanne's achievements both on and off the ice in Winnipeg. Selanne broke into the NHL with the Jets in 1992-93, scoring 76..." October 21

  • Dropped by Blues, Weber catches on with Wild’s AHL team

    Pro Hockey Talk "Mike Weber, the veteran blueliner who was dropped from his PTO in St. Louis earlier this month, has signed on with Minnesota’s AHL affiliate in Iowa, the club announced. Weber, 28, has appeared in over 350 big league contests with Buffalo and Washington. The move to the Minnesota..." October 21

  • Ruff rips officials for 'terrible call' on Kings' overtime winner

    Sports Day ""I think that was a terrible call at the end of the game. I thought our goaltender was interfered with, he was elbowed in the head before the puck went in the net. Terrible. Someone is going to have to explain why that goal counts. I want an explanation. He's in the paint, he's elbowed in the head..." October 21

  • Daniel Winnik loses piece of his ear blocking shot

    Sportsnet "Hear ye, hear ye, blocking shots can be a health hazard. Mid-way through the third period of Thursday’s Panthers-Capitals game, Daniel Winnik dropped to the ice to block a shot from the point. It was a bit of a scary moment as Reilly Smith’s shot appeared to hit Winnik in the back of the..." October 21

  • College hockey goalie lives the dream after signing one-day contract with Canucks

    Fox Sports "Matt Hewitt knew there was a chance he would get a get a call from the Vancouver Canucks when their starting goaltender, Ryan Miller, went down with an injury. When it happened, he called it "a dream come true." The University of British Columbia goalie was recruited to serve as an emergency..." October 21

  • Stars' Sharp out 'a while' with concussion-like symptoms

    Today's Slapshot "The Dallas Stars are only down by one goal against the Los Angeles Kings after two periods Thursday night – but they may be down forward Patrick Sharp, as well. Sharp, who played 6:56 minutes of ice time through the first period and a half against the Kings on Thursday, hit his head on the..." October 21

  • Jaromir Jagr scores 750th NHL goal

    NHL.com "Florida Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr scored his 750th NHL goal Thursday, becoming the third player in history to do so. Jagr, who scored his first goal of the season 14:10 into the second period of a 4-2 the Washington Capitals at BB&T Center, trails Wayne Gretzky (894) and Gordie Howe (801)..." October 21

  • Rutherford: Fleury not 'automatically out' due to Murray contract

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "When the Penguins announced this morning they had signed goaltender Matt Murray to a three-year contract extension, the immediate reaction was that it was another step towards Marc-Andre Fleury’s eventual departure from Pittsburgh. One man who didn’t share that viewpoint, though, is the one who..." October 20

  • Price to make season debut against Coyotes

    TSN "Carey Price is back. The Montreal Canadiens goalie will make his season debut against the Arizona Coyotes Thursday night at the Bell Centre after missing the first three games due to a flu and fever. Price met with the team's medical status following Thursday morning's optional skate. Head..." October 20

  • Patrice Bergeron Returns To Bruins Lineup For Home Opener Vs. Devils

    NESN "The Bruins lineup will receive a substantial boost for Thursday night’s home opener against the New Jersey Devils at TD Garden with center Patrice Bergeron returning from injury. B’s head coach Claude Julien confirmed the news after Thursday’s morning skate. Austin Czarnik also was assigned to the..." October 20

  • NHL insider speculates about Edmonton Oilers signing Brent Burns

    Edmonton Journal "When Bob Stauffer talks Oilers hockey rumours, I listen. Stauffer is not only a team insider and employee, he’s also one of the hardest working and most connected of league insiders. Last spring Stauffer telegraphed the Taylor Hall trade, mentioning it as a possibility numerous times on his Oilers..." October 20

  • Pens extend Murray on three-year, 11.25M deal

    TSN "The Pittsburgh Penguins have extended goaltender Matt Murray through the 2019-20 season. Murray signed a three-year contract with the Penguins of Thurday which holds an average annual value of $3.75 million, the team announced. Murray has yet to play a game this season due to a hand injury..." October 20

  • Bob McKenzie: I don’t get sense Trouba on verge of being traded

    Today's Slapshot "During his first radio hit of the day, NHL Insider Bob McKenzie was asked straight off for his latest on Jacob Trouba’s standoff with the Winnipeg Jets. “There’s not much to give right now,” conceded McKenzie while on Toronto’s TSN 1050 Wednesday morning. “He’s not obviously playing. I don’t..." October 20

  • Canadiens’ Price hoping to return vs. Coyotes Thursday

    Sportsnet "Montreal Canadiens fans are going to have to wait one more day to find out if goaltender Carey Price will make his return to the lineup for Thursday’s game against the Arizona Coyotes. Price, who missed Montreal’s first three games of the season with a severe case of the flu, took part in his..." October 19

  • Kings' Jonathan Quick: Elects for non-surgical procedure Tuesday

    CBS Sports "Quick, who's out indefinitely with a groin injury, has decided against surgery, though he did undergo a non-surgical procedure Tuesday, Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times reports. Dillman additionally reports that Quick will not go on long-term injured reserve at this time. The Kings have..." October 19

  • McKenzie: I don’t get sense Trouba on verge of being traded

    Today's Slapshot "During his first radio hit of the day, NHL Insider Bob McKenzie was asked straight off for his latest on Jacob Trouba’s standoff with the Winnipeg Jets. “There’s not much to give right now,” conceded McKenzie while on Toronto’s TSN 1050 Wednesday morning. “He’s not obviously playing. I don’t..." October 19

  • Blackhawks' Marian Hossa hits career milestone with 500th goal

    CSN Chicago "Marian Hossa’s excitement was palpable, and understandably so. The veteran right wing said he wasn’t putting pressure on himself to score that 500th career goal. But it was still out there, a carryover milestone-to-be from last season. Now, four games into this season, he has it. Hossa..." October 19

  • Fast start indicates NHL game is slowing down for Jonathan Drouin

    Today's Slapshot "The added emphasis teams are placing on skating and passing has turned NHL rinks into super speedways, but for Lightning third-year winger Jonathan Drouin, the pace of play feels more each day like a casual drive than a drag race. That at least is how Drouin’s coach, Jon Cooper sees it. “I..." October 19

  • ‘The new Bruise Brothers’: Wings vow to protect each other

    Detroit News "Is this Bruise Brothers II with these current Red Wings? The two fights Monday against Ottawa gave the Red Wings four fighting majors over the first three games. They had eight all of last year. “The new Bruise Brothers,” said coach Jeff Blashill after Monday’s victory over Ottawa. “Lead..." October 19

  • Gretzky: McDavid the best 19-year-old player I've ever seen

    The Globe and Mail "When watching Connor McDavid play for the Edmonton Oilers, Wayne Gretzky gets the urge to don his No. 99 again. “I could get 60 goals playing with that guy,” the Great One said. “I’m truly amazed at how good he is.” Admiration runs deep from the NHL’s all-time leading scorer when it comes to..." October 18

  • Dylan Strome to make NHL debut for Coyotes tonight

    Pro Hockey Talk "After being a healthy scratch in the Arizona Coyotes’ season opening win over the Philadelphia Flyers, Dylan Strome, the team’s top prospect and the third overall pick in the 2015 NHL draft, will make his debut tonight when the Coyotes visit the Ottawa Senators. He will be taking the place of..." October 18

  • Las Vegas Hires General Fanager Creator Tom Poraszka

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Las Vegas NHL Expansion Team has hired General Fanager creator Tom Poraszka as a Hockey Operations Analyst. Poraszka created General Fanager, a popular salary cap tracking application. General Fanager—created in 2015—was a website that tracked NHL teams’ salary cap, player contracts, and..." October 18

  • Former NHL star Alexei Kovalev makes surprise comeback to pro hockey at 43

    CBS Sports "In a moment reminiscent of Roger Dorn in Major League II, former NHL star Alexei Kovalev is activating himself to play while also serving as general manager for EHC Visp, a second-division Swiss pro team. An injury to forward William Rapuzzi created an opening, so the 43-year-old former NHL..." October 18

  • Habs’ Shaw meets with NHL discipline czar Quintal

    TSN "Andrew Shaw doesn’t want to be known as an NHL bad boy. That’s why Shaw accepted an informal meeting with NHL senior vice-president of player safety Stephane Quintal on Tuesday afternoon, hours before making his home debut as a member of the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre. Shaw, 25,..." October 18

  • Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh and wife welcome first child

    Page Six "Meet the newest member of Blueshirts faithful. On Tuesday, New York Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh and wife Kaylee welcomed a baby girl. “A new addition came to the McDonagh family came early this morning. Falan Erin McDonagh. So excited to be a dad,” the defenseman shared on Instagram." October 18

  • Braden Holtby's Tragically Hip mask helps Gord Downie's charities

    CBC Sports "A pair of Gord Downie charities got an assist from an NHL star. The mask worn by Capitals goalie ​Braden Holtby at the World Cup of Hockey netted more than $27,000 in an auction to benefit the Gord Downie Fund for Brain Cancer Research and the Gord Downie Secret Path Fund for Truth and..." October 18

  • The odds say Torts will be fired first

    Pro Hockey Talk "A winless start in Columbus has made John Tortorella the most likely NHL head coach to be fired first, according to online bookmaker Bovada. Tortorella is getting 13/4 odds to get the ax before any of his counterparts. He’s followed by Willie Desjardins in Vancouver at 7/2 and Islanders bench..." October 18

  • James Wisniewski Nearing KHL Deal

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Unrestricted free agent defenseman James Wisniewski is closing in on an agreement to join Barys Astana of the KHL, TSN’s Darren Dreger reports (via Twitter). Despite heading overseas, Dreger notes that Wisniewski is still hopeful of an NHL return at some point. Wisniewski was bought out by..." October 18

  • What’s holding the Hampus Lindholm deal back?

    Sportsnet "The leverage is shifting with every missed shift. Hampus Lindholm not only needs to be wearing an Anaheim Ducks sweater if the go-for-it-now franchise hopes to win the Stanley Cup; he may need to get signed soon if the Ducks are to make the playoffs — no sure thing in a Western Conference rife..." October 18

  • No hearing scheduled for Virtanen after Nordstrom incident

    Pro Hockey Talk "Vancouver forward Jake Virtanen isn’t scheduled for a disciplinary hearing after shoving the head of Carolina’s Joakim Nordstrom into the boards, an NHL spokesman confirmed. As seen above, the incident occurred early in the third period of Sunday’s game, which the Canucks won 4-3 in..." October 17

  • Mason Raymond Hits Waivers For Anaheim Ducks

    CBS Sports "Raymond was placed on waivers by Anaheim on Monday, Mark Spector of Sportsnet reports." October 17

  • Red Wings begin final season at Joe Louis Arena

    Detroit News "In Joe Louis Arena, fans witnessed the long-desired revival of a great sports franchise, acquainted their wide-eyed children with a cathedral of sports, smuggled octopi, proposed marriage, praised and cursed the hockey gods and, uncountable times, rhythmically bellowed, “Let’s go Red..." October 17

  • McDavid, Matthews, Luongo named 'Three Stars'

    NHL.com "Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid, Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews and Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Oct. 16. FIRST STAR - CONNOR McDAVID, C, EDMONTON OILERS McDavid tied for the League lead in points..." October 17

  • Givani Smith inks entry-level deal with Red Wings

    Today's Slapshot "The Detroit Red Wings drafted right winger Givani Smith out of the OHL’s Guelph Storm with the 46th overall pick at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Now, they’ve decided to ink him to an entry-level deal. The Red Wings confirmed on Monday morning that Smith, who has five points through seven games..." October 17

  • New NHL Concussion Spotters Pull Their First Player

    Hockey Insiders "The new concussion spotters the NHL has hired pulled their first player on Sunday. Edmonton Oilers goalie Jonas Gustavsson was pulled from the game against the Buffalo Sabres as a precaution. Gustavsson was sprawled out on the ice when new Oilers defenseman Adam Larsson fell backwards on to him..." October 17

  • Shane Doan credits Coyotes for emergence of Auston Matthews

    Arizona Republic "The NHL season begins with a present for long-suffering Coyotes fans: Validation. We can no longer be mocked by provincial fans in Canada, the snobs who don’t believe their national pastime belongs in a desert. We can no longer be perceived as the worst idea in hockey, a market that once..." October 17

  • Auston Matthews has the best-selling jersey in the NHL

    The Comeback "Auston Matthews has taken the NHL by storm. His four-goal debut led to a mad rush by Maple Leafs fans and hockey fans around the world to try and buy anything with the rookies name on it. All of that buzz has made Matthews’ sweater the best-selling in the NHL and one tough item to..." October 17

  • Oilers cancel mandated day off in order to practice Monday

    TSN "The Edmonton Oilers won't be enjoying their Monday off. The team had the day originally scheduled off, but will now head to the arena for practice. "It was one of those players' association days off; we took it today, so we'll skate tomorrow," said Oilers head coach Todd McLellan following..." October 17

  • Jackets Top Line Not Performing, So Tortorella Goes To The Blender

    Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets didn’t salvage any points, but they did save face with a respectable third period in Saturday’s 3-2 loss to San Jose in Nationwide Arena. What made the Blue Jackets’ late-game resurgence noteworthy is that it only happened after coach John Tortorella broke up his struggling top..." October 17

  • Head coach Todd McLellan blasts Oilers for 'Bad News Bears' quality of play

    Edmonton Sun "If nothing else, it was a pretty good test run for a new feature at Rogers Place. The post-game coach’s press conference, which used to be held in a dingy little room down the hall from the Edmonton Oilers dressing room, is now held in the spectacular Hall of Fame room with fans able to watch..." October 17

  • Flames' Johnny Gaudreau slow out of gate

    Calgary Sun "With one assist and a minus-four rating, the Flames desperately need their top winger to produce. We can cut the shifty left-winger some slack because of his busy September at the World Cup of Hockey, zero games of pre-season hockey, and distracting contract negotiations. But come on. That’s why..." October 17