• NHL not planning to reconsider Golden Knights name over trademark issue

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL reportedly had trouble, ahead of naming their new NHL expansion club the ‘Vegas Golden Knights’, with issues regarding the OHL’s London Knights. Those seemed to vanish by the time the team name was revealed, but now another patent and trademark issue has popped up. The NHL doesn’t..." December 08

  • Ducks place veteran winger Ryan Garbutt on waivers

    Orange County Register "The Ducks put winger Ryan Garbutt on waivers, according to multiple reports Thursday. Garbutt, 31, has two goals, one assist and 20 penalty minutes in 27 games. The former four-year Brown University player has played in 64 games with the Ducks since his acquisition from Chicago for Jiri Sekac..." December 08

  • Injury woes mean opportunity for Rangers’ overlooked center

    New York Post "Mika Zibanejad and Pavel Buchnevich already were down for a long count. Now, Rick Nash (groin, expected to miss approximately one week) and Matt Puempel (concussion) have joined them on the sideline. And Jimmy Vesey, who did not skate at Wednesday’s practice while nursing an undisclosed upper-body..." December 08

  • Erik Karlsson hit another impressive milestone

    Pro Hockey Talk "Erik Karlsson‘s had a terrific career in the NHL so far and he’s still just 26 years old. He already owns two Norris Trophies (2011-12, 2014-15) and his ability to move the puck and put up points from the blue line is second to none. Last year, Karlsson played in all 82 games and he finished..." December 08

  • Habs' Galchenyuk, Desharnais out 6-8 weeks

    TSN "Montreal Canadiens forwards Alex Galchenyuk and David Desharnais are both expected to miss the next 6-8 weeks with knee injuries. Galchenyuk, 22, appeared to suffer the injury in the third period of Sunday night’s win over the Los Angeles Kings after colliding with Anze Kopitar. Desharnais was..." December 08

  • US patent office denies ‘Golden Knights’ trademark

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Just more than two weeks after its grand unveiling, the Golden Knights nickname for Las Vegas’ new NHL team faces challenges. The Vegas Golden Knights’ trademark request was denied by the United States Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday because of a “likelihood of confusion” with the..." December 08

  • Washington Capitals Recall Aaron Ness; Matt Niskanen Out

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After getting hit face-first into the boards by Patrice Bergeron in yesterday’s game, Matt Niskanen is day-to-day with an upper-body injury and will be out for the Washington Capitals next matchup. To replace him, the team has called up Aaron Ness from the Hershey Bears Thursday afternoon. Ness..." December 08

  • Dougie Hamilton emerging as blue-line force for Calgary

    Fanrag Sports "Brad Treliving won’t be going back to Toronto any time soon. “I go to watch a game and all hell breaks loose,” Calgary’s general manager said Wednesday. “I’m never coming back to that city. Brutal place.” Treliving was joking, but he was also using humor to disguise his distaste for the..." December 08

  • Jonathan Toews gives $1M to Dakota Community Centre

    CBC Sports "Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is donating $1 million to the community club where he learned the game that has made him an NHL star. The 28-year-old, who was born and raised in Winnipeg, made the donation Wednesday to the Dakota Community Centre's largest-ever fundraising effort, the..." December 07

  • Philip Larsen of Canucks released from hospital

    NHL.com "Vancouver Canucks defenseman Philip Larsen was released from the hospital and medically cleared to return to Vancouver on Wednesday, one day after he was taken off the ice on a stretcher in the second period of a 3-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center. Larsen was hit by Devils..." December 07

  • Matt Read Out a Month

    CSN Philly "Flyers winger Matt Read will miss approximately a month with an upper-body injury suffered in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Predators when he was checked by Filip Forsberg. Sources tell CSNPhilly.com's Tim Panaccio the injury is an oblique muscle pull in Read's upper torso. The 30-year-old has six..." December 07

  • Five Goals, Four Kids, One Hell of a Good Time - John Scott

    The Player's Tribune "It was like something out of The Godfather. Just as I was all alone in my dark hotel room, the phone rang. Brrrrrring. I had just arrived in Nashville for the 2016 All-Star Game. After I landed, I went out with a few of the guys. We hung out on Broadway at the honky-tonk bars and had a..." December 07

  • Sportsnet’s 2017 NHL Draft Prospect Rankings for December

    Sportsnet "Let’s start with the big news. Hockey Canada announced this week that potential first-overall pick Nolan Patrick of the Brandon Wheat Kings has not been medically cleared and will not play for Team Canada at the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championships in Toronto and Montreal. Patrick has..." December 07

  • Caps will get Oshie back tonight

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Washington Capitals will get a welcomed injection of offense tonight when T.J. Oshie returns to the lineup against the Boston Bruins (on NBCSN). Oshie has missed the last seven games with an upper-body injury. The Caps went 3-3-1 without him. In their last four games, they’ve scored just..." December 07

  • Has Frans Nielsen been a boom or bust for Red Wings?

    Fanrag Sports "Replacing a player like Pavel Datsyuk is never easy. That’s essentially what Frans Nielsen has been asked to do with the Detroit Red Wings this year, though. No one expected him to follow in Datsyuk’s footsteps directly, but the implications following the signing this summer made the expectations..." December 07

  • Canucks' Larsen leaves on stretcher after huge hit by Hall

    CBC Sports "Vancouver Canucks defenceman Philip Larsen left Tuesday's game against the New Jersey Devils on a stretcher after Taylor Hall knocked him out cold in the second period. Hall's check caused Larsen to fall backwards onto the ice, where he appeared to remain unconscious as players around him..." December 07

  • McDavid, Crosby, Price and Kane lead All-Star voting through first week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Voting for the 2017 NHL All-Star game has been underway for more than a week now, and on Tuesday afternoon the league announced the early leaders from each division. The game, which will take place in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, will feature the same format as last year’s game with the four..." December 06

  • Jets sign first round pick Logan Stanley to entry-level contract

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets have signed Logan Stanley, their second of two first round picks from the 2016 draft, to a three-year NHL entry-level contract. The Jets took the 6-foot-7 defenceman with the 18th overall pick after making a deal with the Philadelphia Flyers to move up four spots in order to..." December 06

  • Logan Couture Undergoes Surgical Procedure on Ankle

    CSN Bay Area "Logan Couture underwent what appears to be minor surgical procedure on Saturday, but could play in the Sharks’ home game with Ottawa on Wednesday. Couture, who suffered a fractured fibula at the ankle on Oct. 15, 2015 that required surgery, had one of six screws removed after it started..." December 06

  • Blues Place Robert Bortuzzo On IR, Activate Joel Edmundson

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Robert Bortuzzo’s tough luck with the injury bug this season continues. The Blues announced that they have placed the blueliner on the injured reserve list with a lower body injury and that they will re-evaluate his condition in six weeks. It’s the second time already this year that Bortuzzo has..." December 06

  • Van Riemsdyk shakes off trade talk as he hits milestone

    Toronto Star "Leafs winger James van Riemsdyk understands the nuances of being an NHL player in Toronto. One of those nuances? Take only a moment or two to savour a milestone, which is what van Riemsdyk allowed himself after reaching his 100th goal as a Leaf Saturday in Vancouver. Just a few days later,..." December 06

  • Canucks could consider extending contract of UFA Miller

    The Province "Any conceivable scenario in moving pending unrestricted free-agent Ryan Miller this season always meant one thing. The Vancouver Canucks would have to find a capable and affordable stopper willing to accept a bridge contract to work with Jacob Markstrom until prized prospect Thatcher Demko..." December 06

  • Connor McDavid's Anger Shows The NHL's Concussion Protocol Working Like It Should

    Deadspin "When a league’s concussion protocol works like it’s intended, players will get mad. There’s no way around it. Connor McDavid, the Oilers’ young star, was yanked off the ice after hitting his head in last night’s home loss to Minnesota, and he was pissed. The NHL’s concussion spotters were..." December 06

  • Leafs’ Jhonas Enroth clears waivers; Marlies sign Karri Ramo to PTO

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs‘ AHL affiliate Toronto Marlies signed veteran goaltender Karri Ramo to a Professional Try Out (PTO) Tuesday. The move comes one day after the Maple Leafs placed Jhonas Enroth on waivers. Enroth subsequently cleared waivers Tuesday. Ramo spent the last three seasons..." December 06

  • Canadiens’ Alex Galchenyuk is out indefinitely with lower-body injury

    Hockey Inside Out "The Canadiens delivered some bad news to their fans Monday afternoon with the announcement that Alex Galchenyuk is out indefinitely. “Alex Galchenyuk suffered a lower body injury on December 4 in Los Angeles,” the team announced in a statement. “He went for medical testing in St. Louis earlier..." December 05

  • Former Avalanche player Marek Svatos died of a drug overdose

    Denver Post "Former Colorado Avalanche winger Marek Svatos had codeine, morphine and an anti-anxiety medication in his system when he died of combined drug intoxication last month, the Douglas County Coroner’s Office said Monday. Svatos, 34, of Kosice, Slovakia, was living in Lone Tree when he died on Nov...." December 05

  • Leafs waive G Jonas Enroth

    TSN "Goalie Jhonas Enroth was waived by the Toronto Maple Leafs Monday. Enroth was in his first season with the team after coming over from the Los Angeles Kings in the off-season. The sixth-year veteran played in six games for the Maple Leafs (four starts) posting a record of 0-3-1 accompanied by a..." December 05

  • Bruins Engaged in Trade Talks Involving Ryan Spooner

    CSN New England "This probably won’t come as a complete shock to those watching the way things have played out with him this season, but the Bruins have engaged in discussions with multiple teams about a Ryan Spooner trade, per multiple sources with knowledge of the situation. The 23-year-old Spooner was..." December 05

  • Bruins week ahead: Busy, difficult stretch for streaking B’s

    Boston "With wins in three of their last four games, the Bruins hope to carry the momentum into another difficult and busy week. The Bruins are coming off a 2-1 win in Buffalo on Saturday and have earned at least one point in four straight games. The news in Buffalo on Saturday wasn’t all that great as..." December 05

  • McDavid’s removal sure to spark concussion spotter debate

    Sportsnet "Hockey’s reigning king, Sidney Crosby, is in many ways an eggshell, always one errant elbow or clumsy fall away from months and months on the Injured Reserve. It’s sounds harsh but it is hockey’s reality: The sport’s best player is what hockey people refer to as “a concussion guy.” Crosby, our..." December 05

  • Zdeno Chara likely to play for Bruins vs. Panthers

    NHL.com "Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara likely will return to the lineup against the Florida Panthers at TD Garden on Monday (7 p.m. ET, NHLN, SN, TVA Sports, NESN, FS-F, NHL.TV). Coach Claude Julien called it "more than likely probable" that Chara, the Bruins captain, will play for the first time..." December 05

  • Randy Carlyle left Jonathan Bernier in for 8 goals, but he had a very good reason

    Pro Hockey Talk "Earlier this season, the Montreal Canadiens dropped a 10-0 decision to the Columbus Blue Jackets, and Habs head coach Michel Therrien left Al Montoya in for all 10 goals against. His refusal to pull Montoya made waves around the hockey world. The topic sparked a debate about unwritten rules in..." December 05

  • It sounds like there’s friction between Canadiens captain Pacioretty and coach Therrien

    Pro Hockey Talk "After an incredible start to the season, the Canadiens have cooled off a little bit, but they still own an impressive 16-6-2 record. One of the reasons they’ve hit a rough patch, is because some of their top forwards can’t seem to find the back of the net. Alex Galchenyuk and Alexander..." December 04

  • Gaudreau expected back more than 3 weeks ahead of schedule

    Sportsnet "Johnny Gaudreau says he is ready to go. The diminutive forward is expected to make his return to the Calgary lineup on Sunday, when the Flames host the Anaheim Ducks." December 04

  • Sparks back with Leafs' farm team, with lessons learned

    TSN "More than a week after being sent home from a Toronto Marlies’ road trip for violating team policy, goaltender Garret Sparks has returned to the starter’s net. The 23-year old was suspended by the Toronto Maple Leafs organization when an online conversation in which he directed violent and..." December 04

  • ‘We were awful’: Duchene calls out Avs

    Denver Post "The home-building malaise seems to have been contagious. From Nov. 23 on, the Avalanche and Denver Nuggets have combined to lose eight consecutive games at the Pepsi Center, with the asterisk and small print that one defeat — the Avalanche’s to Vancouver on Nov. 26 — came in a shootout, meaning..." December 04

  • Senators’ Andrew Hammond assigned to AHL Binghamton

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators have assigned goaltender Andrew Hammond to AHL Binghamton. Hammond was recalled by Ottawa on Nov. 29 but hasn’t appeared in an NHL game since Oct. 28." December 04

  • Don Cherry calls Gallant firing worst 'in the history of the world'

    The Comeback "Don Cherry has never been afraid to share his opinions and he didn’t hold back while discussing the Florida Panthers firing Gerard Gallant. The firing took the NHL by surprise and completed what many believe was the Panthers’ move to a more analytical system despite the fact Gallant was a Jack..." December 04

  • Canucks' Linden: A rebuild would be unfair to Sedins

    Sportsnet "When Trevor Linden’s father-in-law came to this country in 1949, he left his road bicycle behind in Italy. He missed it. So in 1956, he wrote to his cousin back home: “I want a Bottecchia. Can you send it to me?” That bike, a rare gem revered by avid cyclists like Linden, sat collecting dust in..." December 04

  • Erik Johnson suffers broken fibula, out 6-8 weeks

    NHL.com "Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson sustained a broken fibula in their 3-0 loss to the Dallas Stars at Pepsi Center on Saturday and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks. Johnson was injured in the second period, and it's a damaging blow for the Avalanche, who lost all five games (0-4-1) of..." December 04

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