• NHL suspends Canadiens' Andrew Shaw for 3 pre-season games

    CBC Sports "Montreal Canadiens forward Andrew Shaw will miss the team's next three pre-season games after the NHL suspended him Thursday for hitting Washington defence prospect Connor Hobbs face-first into the end boards in Tuesday's contest. Shaw was assessed 20 penalty minutes and a game misconduct..." September 29

  • Sidney Crosby reasserts himself as game's best

    NHL.com "Forward Sidney Crosby is dominant again. He wasn't 17 months ago, when he needed to find a way to get that winning feeling back. Crosby was genuinely miserable after the Pittsburgh Penguins' five-game series dud against the New York Rangers in the 2015 Eastern Conference First Round. That came..." September 29

  • Aaron Ekblad says he had ‘whiplash,’ not concussion

    Miami Herald "Aaron Ekblad was back on the ice with his Florida Panthers teammates Thursday morning after leaving the NHL's World Cup of Hockey early with what appears to just be a scare over a concussion. Ekblad, 20, says he suffered concussion-like symptoms after being rammed into the glass by Leo Komarov..." September 29

  • Kucherov won’t report to Bolts until he’s signed

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nikita Kucherov will not report to Tampa Bay Lightning training camp until he’s signed. The 23-year-old winger is not currently under contract, though as a restricted free agent he is partially under club control. From the Tampa Bay Times, which confirmed through GM Steve Yzerman that Kucherov..." September 29

  • Predators RFA Stefan Elliott Signs In The KHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Predators restricted free agent defenseman Stefan Elliott has signed a one year deal with Ak Bars Kazan of the KHL, the Russian team announced (link in Russian). Elliott joined Nashville midway through last season as part of a three way trade also involving Arizona and Montreal. Between the..." September 29

  • Kucherov could present ‘golden opportunity’ for offer sheet

    Today's Slapshot "Fans of the Tampa Bay Lightning are still anxiously waiting for the team to announce a new contract for star restricted free agent Nikita Kucherov. NHL Insider Bob McKenzie addressed the issue Wednesday morning while on Montreal’s TSN 690. “If you’re going to give Nikita Kucherov a long-term..." September 29

  • Seven potential trade destinations for Winnipeg Jets’ Jacob Trouba

    Sportsnet "Simply because a player demands a trade (or asks politely) it doesn’t mean it’s a guarantee they get moved. Remember what happened with Jonathan Drouin and Travis Hamonic last season? That’s why the situation surrounding still-unsigned restricted free agent Jacob Trouba is so..." September 29

  • Red Wings made summer trade offer to Jets for Trouba

    Today's Slapshot "Darren Dreger made an appearance on Ottawa’s TSN 1200 Wednesday afternoon, and there was a particularly interesting piece of trade knowledge dropped by the NHL Insider on the Jacob Trouba front. At one point in the discussion, Dreger was asked if there might be a revisiting of the Travis..." September 29

  • Tobias Rieder’s agent wants trade; roster cuts announced

    Arizona Sports "ArizonaSports.com reported last week what restricted free agent forward Tobias Rieder was looking for in contract negotiations with the Coyotes, and that he would not report to camp without a deal (standard ops for RFAs). With those negotiations still at an impasse, Rieder’s agent, Darren Ferris,..." September 29

  • 'Zero recent dialogue' on contract between Gaudreau, Flames

    The Hockey Writers "You’ll have to excuse Brad Treliving, GM of the Calgary Flames, if he’s not feeling the World Cup of Hockey hype right now. Mikael Backlund’s concussion, sustained at the tournament, combined with the stellar performance (4 pts in three games) of unsigned puck magician Johnny Gaudreau leaves the..." September 28

  • Ekblad cleared by Panthers' doctors

    Pro Hockey Talk "Aaron Ekblad has been medically cleared by Florida Panthers doctors, according to TSN’s Darren Dreger. That’s a big relief for everyone involved after Ekblad was injured while representing Team North America in the World Cup. The injury was originally reported as a “mild” concussion, though it..." September 28

  • How to make the World Cup of Hockey even better

    ESPN "The kids played hockey that we'll never forget, and the old goats from Europe reminded us what a team-first concept can produce. But the World Cup of Hockey, in my mind, needs to return in 2020 with a traditional format. Why? Because it isn't truly "best-on-best" unless countries have all their..." September 28

  • Islanders, Dennis Seidenberg Agree To One-Year, $1 Million Contract

    NESN "Dennis Seidenberg has found a new home. The 35-year-old defenseman had his contract bought out by the Boston Bruins after the 2015-16 season, making him an unrestricted free agent. After going through the summer unsigned, Seidenberg reportedly has agreed to terms on a one-year contract worth $1..." September 28

  • Devils sign defenseman Kyle Quincey

    Today's Slapshot "The New Jersey Devils have announced that they have come to an agreement with defenseman Kyle Quincey on a one-year (one-way), deal worth $1.25 million. Quincey, 31, is set to start his ninth full NHL season. The 6’2”, 216-pound blue liner has spent the majority of his professional career..." September 28

  • Habs' Shaw to have hearing Thursday

    TSN "Montreal Canadiens forward Andrew Shaw will have a hearing Thursday with the NHL's Department of Player Safety after boarding Washington Capitals defenceman Connor Hobbs in a pre-season game Tuesday night. The hit occurred late in the second period when Shaw hit the rookie Hobbs face-first into..." September 28

  • McKenzie explains why Hall-for-Trouba trade never happened

    Today's Slapshot "There has been quite a bit of discussion regarding Jacob Trouba’s trade request among the NHL Insiders this week, and Bob McKenzie dropped an interesting nugget as part of a much larger discussion on this topic while on Toronto’s TSN 1050 Tuesday evening. “A lot of people said to me, ‘Why,..." September 28

  • Islanders goalie situation could leave Jean-Francois Berube in tough spot

    Pro Hockey Talk "The problem with having two capable NHL goaltenders is that only one of them can play at a time, and somebody that probably deserves to get more playing time is going to be stuck on the bench. That situation gets even more complicated when you have three capable goalies, all of whom are signed..." September 28

  • Daly: NHL could skip 2018 Olympics and return in 2022

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s participation in the 2018 Olympics is in Pyeongchang, South Korea is still undetermined, and on Tuesday deputy commissioner Bill Daly didn’t sound overly optimistic about the chances of their players taking part. At a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday before the first game of the..." September 27

  • Report: Flames look to lock up Elliott

    Today's Slapshot "The Calgary Flames acquired goaltender Brian Elliott from the St. Louis Blues back in June and appear to be looking to the netminder for the future. According to Andy Strickland the Flames have already begun negotiations for a contract extension with the goaltender who is set to make his debut..." September 27

  • Dustin Byfuglien didn’t enjoy the World Cup of Hockey

    Puck Drunk Love "As the World Cup of Hockey reaches its conclusion, feedback is pouring in from fans, analysts and players regarding the success of the tournament. Most would agree there were plenty of positives (looking at you, Team North America), but there’s also a lot of room for improvement. Dustin..." September 27

  • Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman on Artemi Panarin deal: 'It will get done when it gets done'

    Chicago Tribune "Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman won’t reveal his hand when it comes to negotiations on a contract extension for reigning Calder trophy winner Artemi Panarin. Panarin’s agent, Tom Lynn, said last week that the sides were in discussions on a new deal for the winger, who will be a..." September 27

  • Wayne Gretzky joining NHL for Centennial Celebration

    NHL.com "Wayne Gretzky and the NHL are joining together to celebrate the League's 100th anniversary with a year-long Centennial Celebration in 2017. Gretzky will serve as the official ambassador to the Centennial Celebration, which begins Jan. 1 in Toronto with the NHL Centennial Classic outdoor game..." September 27

  • Sidney Crosby’s legendary résumé is missing one thing: World Cup gold

    USA Today "Steven Stamkos and his pending free agency were the talk of Toronto for months last season and still Stamkos wouldn’t pretend to relate to the load of pressure and expectations Sidney Crosby carries on a daily basis. “Everyone is looking at him, whether it’s the coaching staff, teammates,..." September 27

  • Unsigned RFAs, Trouba trade request among biggest storylines

    CBS Sports "NHL training camps are in full swing, aside from the World Cup participants that are slowly meandering back into camp with their full-time clubs. The preseason games have begun and season preparations are fully underway. Aside from the natural things that grab attention during training camps --..." September 27

  • Leafs could have the pieces to deal for Trouba

    Toronto Star "Before discussing Jacob Trouba’s future, it is worth noting three prominent NHLers demanded trades last season — Patrick Marleau, Travis Hamonic and Jonathan Drouin — and none were dealt. So asking for or demanding a trade in today’s NHL means zilch. Trouba is saying this isn’t about playing..." September 27

  • Nill: Stars have salary cap flexibility for a trade

    Today's Slapshot "With training camps open across the league, general manager Jim Nill and his Dallas Stars are ready to continue their quest to take that next step as a franchise. To realize that goal, one tool each NHL team must wield properly is the salary cap. “We’re sitting very well,” said Nill as part..." September 27

  • Jets' Jacob Trouba unlikely to get quick resolution to trade request

    USA Today "That a restricted free agent must be signed by Dec. 1 to be eligible to play in the corresponding season is the best hope of a resolution in the Jacob Trouba vs. Winnipeg Jets dispute. The defenseman's May trade request became public Friday. It is a wish that will be difficult to facilitate..." September 27

  • Three signals that the Edmonton Oilers don't appear to be major players for Jacob Trouba

    Edmonton Journal "Edmonton is mentioned in some reports as in the running for Winnipeg Jets holdout Jacob Trouba, but I figure it’s a long shot that Trouba ends up as an Oiler for three reasons: TSN’s Bob McKenzie doesn’t think the Oilers are super keen here. Asked on TSN radio if the Oilers might have the..." September 27

  • IIHF president slightly upgrades odds NHL players will be in Olympics

    Sportsnet "Rene Fasel says he feels better about the chances of having NHL players compete at the 2018 Olympics than he did earlier this year. The International Ice Hockey Federation president told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he believes the odds are 50-50 the best hockey players in the world..." September 27

  • Agent adamant Trouba wants trade

    Winnipeg Free Press "Jacob Trouba’s agent says nothing has changed since he and his client went public Saturday evening demanding a trade out of Winnipeg. "I don’t anticipate anything changing. This is the process," said Kurt Overhardt of KO Sports. The narrative at Winnipeg Jets training camp since the news..." September 27

  • Vladimir Sobotka set to stay in KHL with Omsk

    Yahoo! Sports "St. Louis Blues’ Vladimir Sobotka in action during an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Saturday, March 22, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) We finally have an answer as to whether Vladimir Sobotka will return to the NHL and St. Louis Blues this season. He’s..." September 27

  • Nathan MacKinnon Talks News System Under Bednar

    Denver Post "Center Nathan MacKinnon and defenseman Erik Johnson went through off-ice video study of new coach Jared Bednar’s systems to get caught up as much as possible with their teammates Sunday, then practiced with the Avalanche Monday at Family Sports Center. Both were back after their teams didn’t..." September 27

  • Gaborik out 8 weeks with foot injury

    Sportsnet "Los Angeles Kings forward Marian Gaborik will miss the next eight weeks after suffering a foot injury at the World Cup of Hockey. The forward was seen leaving the Air Canada Centre Monday afternoon on crutches and with his right foot in a cast." September 26

  • Lightning re-sign Nestorov to 1-year, $725K contract

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Tampa Bay Lightning signed their second-most important Nikita on Monday, inking Nikita Nesterov to a one-year, $725K contract. The 23-year-old defenseman has to appreciate the fact that this is a one-way deal, as the Lightning blueline isn’t the easiest group to crack. (That will be..." September 26

  • Jets seek left-handed D in exchange for Trouba

    Winnipeg Sun "And now for the when, where and how much the Winnipeg Jets will get in return. With restricted free agent Jacob Trouba making his trade request public on Saturday night, it's time to look into the crystal ball and see where the 22-year-old defenceman is going to end up and how much he could..." September 26

  • Senators' AHL team moving to Belleville

    Ottawa Sun "The Senators are expected to make the move of their AHL affiliate to Belleville for 2017-18 season official on Monday, Postmedia has learned. After more than nine months of negotiations with city of Belleville officials, the Senators have called a news conference for Monday at 11 a.m. at the..." September 26

  • Grabovski placed on injured reserve

    TSN "The New York Islanders have placed forward Mikhail Grabovski on injured reserve, retroactive to March 16. Grabovski suffered a concussion on March 15 against the Pittsburgh Penguins last season and has not played since." September 26

  • Bruins sign Brad Marchand to eight-year extension

    Sportsnet "Brad Marchand has signed an eight-year extension with the Boston Bruins worth US$49 million, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. " September 26

  • Rieder's agent says Coyotes unwilling to take 'fair offer'

    Arizona Republic "Coyotes winger Tobias Rieder's journey at the World Cup of Hockey was extended Sunday after Team Europe advanced to the best-of-three final against Canada, but don't expect Rieder at training camp once the tournament concludes. The restricted free agent and the Coyotes have been unable to agree..." September 26

  • Strong camp helps Alexandre Fortin earn 3-year deal with Blackhawks

    CSN Chicago "After earning a couple of invites from the Blackhawks this offseason, Alexandre Fortin earned a contract on Sunday. Fortin agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the Blackhawks, who had invited him to prospect and training camp. The 19-year-old, who was passed over in two NHL drafts, was..." September 26

  • NHL veteran, Kris Versteeg, embracing tryout with Oilers

    Edmonton Journal "It’s been a long time since Kris Versteeg had to audition for a hockey team — 639 NHL games and two Stanley Cup rings ago, to be exact. But while coming to training camp on a professional tryout is nowhere near as secure, or glamorous, as doing so with a signed contract in his pocket, he’s..." September 26

  • Perreault blasts Trouba: 'How much more does he want?'

    Winnipeg Free Press "The Jacob Trouba trade demand is not sitting well with at least one of his teammates. Mathieu Perreault sounded off on Sunday morning following his on-ice session at Winnipeg Jets training camp. He questioned the logic of going public with the request for a trade, as Trouba and his agent did on..." September 25

  • Mats Sundin impressed by Maple Leafs pick Auston Matthews

    Toronto Sun "Like most of us, Mats Sundin has spent much of the past decade wondering. When would his beloved Maple Leafs find the next showstopper, the next franchise player, the next dominant centre? Our translation: The next Mats Sundin? Then he went to the Air Canada Centre to watch his Swedes..." September 25

  • Las Vegas begins search for AHL affiliate

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "When Bill Foley pursued his dream to own an NHL team, he knew it didn’t begin and end in Las Vegas. The billionaire businessman also knew he’d have to secure a minor league affiliate in the American Hockey League, the NHL equivalent of the Triple-A minor league. With Las Vegas preparing for its..." September 25

  • Jets respond to Jacob Trouba’s trade request

    Pro Hockey Talk "Word surfaced on Saturday night that Winnipeg Jets restricted free agent defenseman Jacob Trouba has requested a trade from the team so that he can, in his view, reach his full potential as a player. It did not take long for the Jets to issue a statement responding to the request. In a..." September 25

  • Marchand dodges questions about interest in signing with Penguins

    The Hockey News "Brad Marchand and Sidney Crosby have developed some chemistry at the World Cup. So much so that the Penguins could target the left winger if he becomes a free agent. Boston Bruins left winger Brad Marchand and Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby have developed a strong chemistry on Team..." September 25

  • Tomas Fleischmann’s run with Wild ends before it starts

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Tomas Fleischmann’s career with the Wild is over before it even started. After failing his physical before the start of training camp, general manager Chuck Fletcher confirmed Saturday morning that Fleischmann won’t be back with the team. Fleischmann, 32, has battled health issues since..." September 25

  • Rask: Last season 'something to rebound from' personally

    CSN New England "While David Pastrnak, Tuukka Rask and David Backes are back from competing in the World Cup of Hockey in Toronto, that doesn’t mean you’ll see those players on the ice over the next couple of days. Perhaps the trio will practice on Monday in the fourth on-ice session at main training camp, but..." September 25

  • Capitals’ Brett Connolly, a low-risk signing, has potential to be an offensive ‘gem’

    Washington Post "Here came another low point in Brett Connolly’s career, the onetime top-10 NHL draft pick being informed that the Boston Bruins weren’t going to extend him a qualifying offer, essentially letting him walk for nothing. But when Connolly unexpectedly became an unrestricted free agent, it created..." September 25

  • Gallant: Ekblad had scare with concussion but everything looks good

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Panthers coach Gerard Gallant returns from World Cup tournament and discussion hopes for the season. Says star Aaron Ekblad seems fine after injury scare at Cup tournement." September 25

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