• Crosby not on ice at Penguins practice

    NHL.com "Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was not on the ice with Group A for the practice session at training camp Saturday. The Penguins did not give a reason for his absence. Crosby did skate Friday, one day after it was announced he would be held out of the start of training camp, and said..." September 20

  • Kings defenseman Drew Doughty's next goal is the Norris Trophy

    Los Angeles Times "Nourishing the hockey beast in Canada wasn't easy in the days leading up to the start of NHL training camps. But the cable network TSN did its best and rolled out a single-elimination bracket style to answer one simple question. You are starting an NHL franchise, and get to select one player as..." September 20

  • Blue Jackets might go another season without a captain

    Columbus Dispatch "Unless they name a captain before their Oct. 9 opener at Buffalo, the Blue Jackets will begin their third consecutive season without one. That news likely will be met with a collective shrug by nearly everyone within the organization. “I don’t worry about it,” said Blue Jackets president of..." September 20

  • Elias now Devils' only Stanley Cup link

    North Jersey "For each of Patrik Elias’ first 16 seasons with the Devils, Martin Brodeur was the one constant. As Elias, 38, began another training camp and his 17th season in New Jersey on Friday morning, however, it was noticeable that Brodeur, the face of the franchise for two decades, was not there. The..." September 20

  • Crosby makes surprise appearance at Penguins training camp

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins center Sidney Crosby made a surprise on-ice appearance at the first day of training camp, skating for the first 50 minutes of a workout at Consol Energy Center. Team officials had said Thursday that he, along with Evgeni Malkin, would miss the early part of camp because of unspecified..." September 20

  • Joe Sakic now has full GM title with Avalanche; Greg Sherman assistant GM

    Denver Post "The Avs quietly changed the titles around a bit of Joe Sakic and Greg Sherman over the summer. Sakic retained his biggest title – executive vice president of hockey operations – but he now has the title of general manager with the Avs. Greg Sherman had the full title of general manager last..." September 20

  • Alex Ovechkin back at left wing as Capitals open camp under new coach Barry Trotz

    The Hockey News "Barry Trotz says "there's no coach on the planet" who can teach what Alex Ovechkin does when playing left wing. The new Washington Capitals coach on Friday explained his rationale for moving the three-time league MVP back to the left side. Ovechkin led the NHL with 51 goals playing mostly on..." September 20

  • Giroux suffers lower body injury on Day 1

    NHL.com "Approximately 15 minutes into Day 1 of Flyers training camp, captain Claude Giroux left the ice to what was later announced as a lower-body injury. According to general manager Ron Hextall, Giroux is still being evaluated and the club is not sure of his status at this point. What the Flyers do..." September 20

  • Johansen's Agent Makes Two-Year Offer to Blue Jackets

    TSN.ca "One day after leaving Columbus amid a contract dispute, the agent for Blue Jackets forward Ryan Johansen has tabled another two-year contract offer. According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, it doesn't appear the offer was warmly received by the team. Blue Jackets director of hockey..." September 20

  • Wild sign goalie to two-year deal reportedly worth $2.5M

    Pro Hockey Talk "It looks like Josh Harding‘s loss is indeed Darcy Kuemper‘s gain. The Minnesota Wild signed the netminder to a two-year deal on Thursday; it’s one-way for both seasons and worth $2.5 million overall, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie and the Canadian Press’ Stephen Whyno. This comes a day after..." September 19

  • Flyers D Kimmo Timonen's future still uncertain after blood clots

    CBSSports.com "In a press conference Thursday afternoon, Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen offered a status update on his health after blood clots were discovered in his leg and lungs in early August. Timonen hopes to be able to avoid retirement for now, but when he can return to action, if at all,..." September 19

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    Joe Haggerty @HackswithHaggs

    Chiarelli at State of Bs on Krug/Smith: "My intention is to have the players playing for the Bruins. Theyre not going anywhere" #BruinsTalk

  • Blackhawks GM: Cap issue will play itself out soon

    ESPN.com "Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman reiterated Thursday he’s confident the Blackhawks will get under the salary cap before the start of the regular season. The Blackhawks are around $1.3 million over the $69 million cap and would have to shed more cap payroll if they wanted to..." September 19

  • Whitney Added as Training Camp Tryout

    NHL.com "The Blues have invited defenseman Ryan Whitney to training camp as a professional tryout. Whitney was invited to Blues training camp last season. He played in seven games in 2013-14 with the Florida Panthers." September 19

  • Devils' Jaromir Jagr: "I want to play until 50, maybe more"; Says he can be "better" than 2013-14

    North Jersey "Devils right wing Jaromir Jagr is a year older, but, as far as his future is concerned, his approach to this season is the same as it was heading into last season. The 42-year-old future Hall of Famer has no plans for this to be his final season. “I don’t think that way,” Jagr said today..." September 19

  • Methot still wants to stay with Ottawa Senators

    Ottawa Sun "Marc Methot tried to calm the waters as the players reported for medicals Thursday at the Canadian Tire Centre. Everybody relax. A day after Ottawa-based agent Larry Kelly and Senators assistant GM Pierre Dorion had a public dispute over where Methot's contract talks stand, the Ottawa..." September 19

  • Schwartz a no-show as Blues report to training camp

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "Blues forward Jaden Schwartz remains unsigned and did not report to training today with the rest of the team. Schwartz was a no-show as his contract dispute with the club continues. "We've had dialogue recently," Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said. "But I don't know when he's going..." September 19

  • Stars GM Jim Nill showing patience with unsigned Cody Eakin, Brenden Dillon thanks to organization's depth

    Dallas Morning News "Since he became general manager in 2013, Jim Nill has been very clear about his approach to the Stars. He wanted to build a culture of winning, he identified areas of need and added key centers, and he helped build depth and cultivate the youth of the organization. And now, with training camp..." September 19

  • Nail Yakupov ‘starting a new page’ as Edmonton Oilers begin training camp

    Edmonton Journal "Nail Yakupov still wore his ever-present blue tuque as he talked Thursday after medicals and fitness testing on Day 1 of the Edmonton Oilers’ training camp at Rexall Place. But gone was the angry young man look of last season when nothing was going right — with and without the puck on his..." September 19

  • Quenneville plans to start Richards between Saad and Kane in Chicago

    Pro Hockey Talk "Joel Quenneville confirmed Thursday that he intends to play Brad Richards between Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad to start the season. Richards of course joins the Blackhawks after being bought out by the New York Rangers on June 20. The 34-year-old signed a one-year, $2 million dollar deal..." September 19

  • MacKinnon needs to choose his shots better

    Sportsnet.ca "Every season we tune in to endless streams of scouting, draft and prospect coverage and hype, gleefully anticipating the “next one”. The NHL and the surrounding media attention builds up teens into idols before they skate in an NHL game. All of this despite the fact that projecting prospect..." September 19

  • Horton Sidelined As Camp Begins

    Columbus Dispatch "Blue Jackets right wing Nathan Horton is out indefinitely with a back injury that has dogged him most of the summer. It's doubtful he'll take part in training camp and he may miss the early stages of the regular season. No, this is not an "encore" blog entry from last season. Horton played only..." September 19

  • Crosby, Malkin to miss start of training camp

    NHL.com "Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin will be held out of the start of training camp, it was announced today by Pittsburgh Penguins Executive Vice President and General Manager Jim Rutherford." September 18

  • Teemu Selanne blasts Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau in new book

    Los Angeles Times "Teemu Selanne confronted Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau during the team’s playoff series against Dallas last spring to ask why Boudreau “was not appreciative of me one iota” and had humiliated him by making him a healthy scratch for the fourth game, according to a new biography of the hockey player..." September 18

  • Panthers owners write letter committing team to South Florida

    Fox Sports Florida "The owners of the Florida Panthers say the team isn't going anywhere. In an open letter to fans Wednesday, co-owners Vinnie Viola and Doug Cifu refuted recent relocation talks while reaffirming their commitment to bring a Stanley Cup to South Florida. "Despite media speculation to the..." September 18

  • Red Wings' Anthony Mantha out 6-8 weeks

    Detroit News "A key injury has struck the Red Wings already. Forward Anthony Mantha, who was expected to compete for a top-six forward job this exhibition season, has a fractured right tibia and will miss six to eight weeks, general manager Ken Holland said Thursday. Mantha, the 2013 first-round draft..." September 18

  • Devils' Ryane Clowe confirms he's been cleared; will practice Friday

    Newark Star-Ledger "Devils winger Ryane Clowe confirmed that he has cleared all neurological tests and will be on the ice Friday morning at Prudential Center. Clowe, who has a history of concussions, said he saw a concussion specialist in Boston on Monday and then passed his tests with Devils team doctors Thursday..." September 18

  • Bobby Ryan has seven-year offer from Senators

    CBSSports.com "The Ottawa Senators have had a bad habit of not being able to hang onto stars lately. That trend just may continue with forward Bobby Ryan, who will be playing on the last year of his current contract in 2014-15. Sens brass has reportedly made several offers to Ryan, but the pending unrestricted..." September 17

  • Justin Braun signs five-year, $19 million extension with Sharks

    CBSSports.com "The San Jose Sharks brought some long-term stability to their blue line by signing veteran defensive defenseman Justin Braun to a five-year extension. The 27-year-old blue liner is now under contract with the club through the 2019-20 season. He would have been an unrestricted free agent after the..." September 17

  • Bruins expect serious camp bids from Leino, Gagne

    CSN New England "With the contract status of Torey Krug and Reilly Smith up in the air, perhaps it’s not such a bad thing that veteran forwards Simon Gagne and Ville Leino will be in Bruins training camp on veteran tryout agreements. Both players provide veteran competition for the open forward spots, and give the..." September 17

  • Ilya Bryzgalov accepts tryout offer from Wild

    CBSSports.com "With news of the Minnesota Wild losing projected No. 1 goalie Josh Harding indefinitely with a fractured foot, the team wasted little time in bringing in some goaltending help. Ilya Bryzgalov has agreed to a professional tryout contract with the Wild and will be with the team when they open..." September 17

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    MIN G Josh Harding's off-ice injury is significant, likely to be out months as opposed to weeks. On crutches/in a boot. Tough break.

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    Craig Custance @CraigCustance

    Another RFA negotiation going nowhere is D Ryan Ellis in Nashville. 27 points last year. Unless something changes, he'll miss start of camp.

  • NHL says no to jersey ads - and $120 windfall

    TSN.ca "The NHL has once again said no - for the time being - to selling prime space on team jerseys to sponsors, a move the league estimates would generate at least $120 million. During a recent meeting of NHL team presidents in New York, league officials estimated they might raise $4 million per team..." September 17

  • Danny DeKeyser finds free-agent solution, signs 2-year deal with Detroit

    Yahoo! Sports "Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland and Danny DeKeyser’s agent had been talking on a daily basis, but hadn’t closed a deal yet for the restricted free agent. “Either we'll find a solution before camp or we won't,” he told the Free Press. They found a solution: Two years and $4.374 million for a..." September 17

  • Where Rangers and Marc Staal stand in contract talks

    New York Post "Look, there’s dialogue between Rangers management and Marc Staal’s representation that is constructive. And talks will continue. That’s all good. But even as No. 18’s agent, Paul Krepelka, told The Post on Wednesday afternoon that “we’ve made some progress,” an agreement on a contract..." September 17

  • Oilers need fast start, strong second-line center

    NHL.com "The Edmonton Oilers have not been to the Stanley Cup Playoffs since losing to the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 7 of the 2006 Stanley Cup Final. The organization bottomed out in 2010 as the Oilers finished 30th in the League standings for the first time in franchise history. Rebuilding began with..." September 17

  • Sources: Wild goaltender Josh Harding sidelined by ankle injury

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Training camp hasn’t started and the Wild already has serious goaltending issues. Josh Harding, looking to resurrect himself after missing last season’s second half because of complications from multiple sclerosis, has been sidelined by an ankle injury, multiple sources said Tuesday. The..." September 17

  • Maple Leafs keep a close eye on prospect Eric Knodel

    Toronto Star "Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis has a home 20 minutes from the University of New Hampshire and its top-tier hockey program. Leafs development coach Bobby Carpenter lives about 45 minutes from UNH. Yes, the Maple Leafs kept a very close eye on defenceman Eric Knodel through his college career. “We..." September 17

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    Joe Smith @TBTimes_JSmith

    Caught up briefly w Sami Salo recently. Says he would like to play this season but is still recovering from a wrist injury. Not healthy yet

  • Nolan’s trust goes deep with assistants he hired

    Buffalo News "Ted Nolan’s core philosophies revolve around faith and trust. The Sabres’ coach urges people around him to have faith in a brighter future. He believes people who trust each other will create a better organization. That’s why it was so important for him to get the right assistants. In order for..." September 17

  • Stop getting so excited over NHL rookie camps

    SB Nation "We're all jonesin' for hockey, but how about we all take a deep breath when it comes to rookie camp? It's very easy to get wrapped up in the reports from places like London, Penticton, Traverse City, and Nashville when we're all eager to get to the start of the season. It's hard to not think..." September 17

  • Holdouts a factor as Bruins camp looms

    Boston Herald "Not showing up for the start of training camp used to be a standard negotiating ploy for key Bruins free agents who believed they were being shortchanged by general managers Harry Sinden and Mike O’Connell. The no-show was the only leverage for the likes of Jason Allison, Anson Carter, Byron..." September 17

  • Setback has Daniel Alfredsson's future in question

    Detroit Free Press "The news on Daniel Alfredsson is not good: He hasn't skated in 10 days and, at this point, isn't expected to be at Detriot Red Wings training camp. The Wings want the superbly smart and talented Swedish forward back and are prepared to give him the time he needs to listen to his body. But after..." September 16

  • Ducks Re-Sign Devante Smith-Pelly to Two-Year Contract

    Hockey Fights "The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed right wing Devante Smith-Pelly to a two-year contract through the 2015-16 NHL season. Smith-Pelly, 22 (6/14/92), has scored 9-14=23 points with 18 penalty minutes (PIM) in 75 career NHL games with the Ducks...." September 16

  • Oilers, Bruins discussed Johnny Boychuk trade over the summer

    Edmonton Journal "One of the summer’s most persistent rumours was the idea of a trade between Edmonton and Boston that would see native son Johnny Boychuk join the Oilers in time for the 2014-15 season. It was a deal that in theory made sense for both sides, as Boston could free up the dollars it needs to clear to..." September 16

  • Bruins shrug off trade chatter

    Boston Herald "In Nashville, Tenn., on Sunday, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli continued to be transparent about his need to make at least one trade to clear some salary cap space and a logjam on defense. Farther north, several Bruins, after an informal skate yesterday at Ristuccia Arena, held tight..." September 16

  • Bruins' Lucic: Wrist improving, but not 100 percent

    NHL.com "The Boston Bruins' loss to the Montreal Canadiens in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Second Round last May came at a cost even greater than the Presidents' Trophy winners not reaching their ultimate goal of a Stanley Cup championship. Early in that game, forward Milan Lucic jammed his left..." September 16

  • Blue Jackets running huge risk with Ryan Johansen negotiations

    SB Nation "Ryan Johansen still doesn't have a new contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets and it doesn't look like that stalemate will be broken soon, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. The Blue Jackets and Johansen, a restricted free agent, are reportedly $2-$3 million apart in..." September 16

  • Devils hope concussion-plagued Ryane Clowe will be cleared for start of camp

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils are hopeful that left winger Ryane Clowe, who ended last season sidelined with a concussion, will be cleared to take part in the first full day of training camp Friday at Prudential Center. Clowe, who endured two concussions last season, was undergoing neurological tests Tuesday..." September 16