• Patrick Kane, welcome to the Hart Trophy race

    Yahoo! Sports "Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks currently has what they call the hotness: 11 points in his last seven games, including two goals and assist in a 4-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night. Hey, would you look at that: Kane sits second in the NHL in points at 56 (in 49 games), having..." January 31

  • Rebuilding Maple Leafs need to get value in a Dion Phaneuf trade

    Toronto Star "The Maple Leafs are getting a taste of life without Dion. So far, in two games, it’s no better. Maybe worse, depending on your point-of-view. This, of course, won’t satisfy the legions who believe Phaneuf, the Leaf captain, is the cause of all woes on this hockey club. Those folks believe..." January 31

  • The Buffalo Sabres are on a historic losing streak

    CBSSports.com "The Buffalo Sabres do not play again until Tuesday when they travel to Montreal for a game against the Canadiens. After their 5-2 loss in Vancouver on Friday night, their current losing streak now sits at 14 consecutive games. They have not won a hockey game since December 27 when they won a..." January 31

  • Blue Jackets: Nathan Horton's improvement allows for some optimism

    Columbus Dispatch "It’s way too early to say if Nathan Horton is on the road to a full recovery from his debilitating back condition, the Blue Jackets cautioned. But Horton’s presence at the morning skate on Thursday and his general outlook and attitude when he lunched with members of the front office this week..." January 31

  • Coyotes GM Maloney says 'everybody up for grabs'

    NHL.com "Arizona Coyotes general manager Don Maloney has made an honest appraisal of his team and has decided it's time for the Coyotes to make some changes to the roster. "Where we're at, we have to look at everybody and everything," Maloney said Friday during an appearance on TSN 1200 in Ottawa...." January 31

  • Are Rangers showcasing John Moore to trade for a rental?

    New York Post "Alain Vigneault, coach of the Rangers, said it was pretty much business as usual inserting John Moore into Thursday’s lineup against the Canadiens in favor of Matt Hunwick, and maybe it was. Maybe, after five straight games and 11 of the previous 17 for which Moore sat as a healthy scratch, it..." January 31

  • Confidence growing in Loui Eriksson

    Boston Herald "There is a growing perception that the Bruins got hosed by the Dallas Stars in the Tyler Seguin deal, a quite understandable perception, even if it hasn’t yet proven to be accurate. And, as the most established player coming here from Dallas, Loui Eriksson always bears the brunt of criticism..." January 31

  • NHL teams can expect salary cap woes if Canadian dollar keeps falling

    SI.com "On a day when one of the game’s all-time greats formally announced his retirement, the plummeting exchange rate for the Canadian dollar probably isn’t the sexiest topic to tackle. But just like Martin Brodeur, who is staying on in a management role with the Blues, this situation isn’t going..." January 30

  • Is something brewing between Kings, Maple Leafs?

    CBSSports.com "There's a little bit of black and blue smoke coming from the Los Angeles Kings and Toronto Maple Leafs' camps, respectively. There have actually been rumors for more than a week that the two teams have had discussions recently and some more recent developments suggest something is brewing, or that..." January 30

  • Porn noises spice up NHL broadcast

    New York Post "Put the Nashville Predators broadcasters in the penalty box for “playing with too many sticks.” Thursday night’s game against the St. Louis Blues on Fox Sports Tennessee featured audio that sounded suspiciously like pornographic screams and moans." January 30

  • Coyotes want 1st-round pick, prospect in Vermette deal

    The Score "The Arizona Coyotes have wisely allowed the market to dictate the going rate for forward Antoine Vermette. With upwards of seven teams having shown interest, the Coyotes are expected to command a first-round pick and either a prospect or young player in exchange for the two-way center, Bob..." January 30

  • Devan Dubnyk acquisition could be saving Minnesota Wild's season

    USA Today "If the Minnesota Wild can squeeze into the playoffs, general manager Chuck Fletcher’s acquisition of goaltender Devin Dubnyk will be the best in-season trade of the NHL season. It could be more important than the Penguins’ acquisition of David Perron to play with Sidney Crosby. Since the..." January 30

  • Penguins Christian Ehrhoff undergoes concussion testing after Ovechkin collision

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pittsburgh will be without defenseman Christian Ehrhoff for tonight’s tilt in New Jersey — and possibly more games as well. On Friday, the club announced that Ehrhoff had been returned to Pittsburgh for concussion testing, stemming from a collision with Washington’s Alex Ovechkin during the..." January 30

  • Carey Price may not win Hart Trophy, but he is Canadiens' MVP

    CBSSports.com "The race for the top of the Atlantic Division is as intriguing as any in the NHL this season. One point separates top dog Tampa Bay Lightning from the Detroit Red Wings and Montreal Canadiens. All three teams share noticeable similarities when looking at the standings, but it is where they are..." January 30

  • Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita facing 'serious health issues'

    Chicago Sun-Times "Blackhawks legend and Hockey Hall of Famer Stan Mikita is facing “serious health issues,” according to a statement released by a family spokesperson, which was confirmed by Mikita’s daughter, Jane. “Stan has been diagnosed with suspected Lewy Body dementia, a progressive disease, and is..." January 30

  • Sharks' Marleau finding his scoring touch again

    CSN Bay Area "There haven’t been too many NHL goal-scorers as consistent as Patrick Marleau over the last few years. In fact, entering the 2014-15 season, only Steven Stamkos, Alex Ovechkin and Corey Perry had more than Marleau’s 199 over the previous six seasons. So when the 35-year-old only had seven goals..." January 30

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    Bob McElligott @BobbyMacSports

    Ryan Murray is activated from IR. Let's talk about it along with whatever else you want. #CBJin30 starts in about 20 minutes.

  • Sources: Jack Johnson's Parents Also Screwed Over His Grandfather

    Deadspin.com "Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson's parents have left their son with a mountain of debt, but this apparently wasn't the first time Jack Sr. and Tina Johnson took advantage of a family member. According to two sources with knowledge of the transaction, Johnson's parents secretly seized..." January 29

  • NHL expected to feature jersey ads during World Cup, sponsors say

    TSN.ca "NHL sponsors say they expect the league to use next year's World Cup of Hockey to trial on-uniform advertising. Every North American sports league has weighed the added revenue putting ads on uniforms would generate against fan backlash. Major League Baseball may have been the first major..." January 29

  • Flyers' Kimmo Timonen return appears set: Craig Berube 'excited for him coming back'

    Newark Star-Ledger "It appears that Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen is going to return from his career-threatening illness, after all. Almost six months after blood clots were discovered in Timonen's lungs and right calf, the four-time All-Star is preparing for a late-season comeback to the Flyers for what will be..." January 29

  • Report: Bruins take step to release Gagne

    Pro Hockey Talk "Simon Gagne‘s attempt to stage a comeback after being out of the NHL for a season was successful as he participated in 23 games with Boston. On Jan. 12 though, he made it known that he was permanently leaving the Bruins. “The last month has been extremely difficult for me with my father being..." January 29

  • Lundqvist on Deflategate: I would notice changes to my gear

    New York Post "Henrik Lundqvist isn’t exactly a football expert, but he knows about equipment. And the Rangers goalie finds it difficult to believe no one on the Patriots could tell if the balls they were using were deflated. “I’ve read about it,” Lundqvist said of Deflategate. He insisted Wednesday if any..." January 29

  • Maple Leafs’ Lupul to play versus Coyotes

    Sportsnet.ca "The Toronto Maple Leafs will welcome Joffrey Lupul back to the lineup for Thursday night’s game versus the Arizona Coyotes. Lupul missed the team’s last 11 games with a lower-body injury. The 31-year-old winger has nine goals and 17 points in 26 games this season." January 29

  • Islanders' Clutterbuck fined for diving/embellishment

    NHL.com "New York Islanders forward Cal Clutterbuck has been fined $2,000 as supplementary discipline under NHL Rule 64 (Diving/Embellishment), the National Hockey League announced today. Revised for the 2014-15 season following offseason approval by the League's Board of Governors and the National..." January 29

  • Martin Brodeur leaves game 'with a big smile' on face

    USA Today "Martin Brodeur, who has three Stanley Cup rings as the NHL's winningest goalie, will now try to win one in management. The 22-year veteran officially announced his retirement on Thursday and was named senior adviser to St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong. "I'm excited to start a..." January 29

  • Ron Hextall: Kimmo Timonen's progress 'moving along'

    CSN Philly "It’s beginning to look as though Kimmo Timonen may get medical clearance from the Flyers to join the club this season. For the first time, general manager Ron Hextall sounded optimistic and positive about his defenseman’s situation. Timonen has been sidelined all season with blood clots in..." January 29

  • Oilers’ Taylor Hall’s leg injury a bone bruise

    Edmonton Journal "It turns out that Taylor Hall did not sustain any structural damage when he was hit by a puck earlier this week and will be back in the Edmonton Oilers’ lineup sooner rather than later. Interim head coach Todd Nelson said on Wednesday that Hall was left with a bone bruise after getting struck..." January 29

  • Red Wings' success marred by poor penalty kill

    Detroit News "The Red Wings have won six straight games and are in first place in the Atlantic Division. But all is not well. A penalty kill that has ranked near the best in the NHL this season is eighth at 83.2 percent. One culprit was the three Panthers power-play goals allowed Tuesday, though the..." January 29

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    Aaron Portzline @Aportzline

    #CBJ C Artem Anisimov (triceps) confirmed will play tonight vs #FlaPanthers. Will not take faceoffs.

  • Coyotes' Boedker moves recovery to Phoenix after spleen surgery in Winnipeg

    Arizona Republic "Just as the Coyotes started to file out of a practice rink in Toronto Wednesday after an on-ice session they hope is the one to spark a win into the horde of losses that have accumulated recently, winger Mikkel Boedker walked off a plane in Phoenix. And despite all he'd been through in the..." January 29

  • Canes coach Bill Peters to stick with winning lineup

    Raleigh News & Observer "Coming off a 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning, Canes coach Bill Peters sees no reason to make changes. "Keep rolling," Peters said Wednesday. Peters said he would keep the same lineup for Friday's home game against the St. Louis Blues. That means Anton Khudobin will be the starting..." January 29

  • NHL trade deadline: 7 Canadian-based players who may be moved

    CBC Sports "A year ago, the NHL’s seven Canadian teams were involved in 16 deals in the five weeks leading up to the March 5 trade deadline. Edmonton and Montreal led the way with five moves apiece, with Thomas Vanek the most notable player changing uniforms when he was dealt from the Canadiens to the New..." January 28

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Coach Johnston said Sidney Crosby will play tonight. He missed Tuesday's game with a lower-body injury.

  • The NHL's greatest bromance has officially ended

    USA Today "With Mike Richards officially clearing waivers, we might be seeing the last phase in one of hockey’s most epic bromances. Richards will report to the AHL Manchester Monarchs on Wednesday and it’s almost certain that his playing days with best bud Jeff Carter are over. A once potent forward,..." January 28

  • Penguins pull game program that misspelled Sidney Crosby’s name

    Yahoo! Sports "Seriously. You had ONE JOB. At the risk of throwing a stone in a glass house – and acknowledging that our own adventures in editing can sometimes read like a junior jumble puzzle – the editors of the official game program of the Pittsburgh Penguins made a rather egregious error on their cover..." January 28

  • Penguins send F Goc to Blues for C Lapierre

    TSN.ca "The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired centre Maxim Lapierre from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for centre Marcel Goc. The teams agreed on the trade after the Penguins' 5-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night. Goc had one assist in the win. In 43 games with the Penguins this season,..." January 28

  • Blue Jackets forward Jeremy Morin was taken by ambulance

    Columbus Dispatch "Blue Jackets forward Jeremy Morin was taken by ambulance to Grant Medical Center during the second intermission of a game on Tuesday in Nationwide Arena after complaining of an accelerated heart rate that wouldn’t slow. “His resting heart rate wasn’t going down,” Blue Jackets general manager..." January 28

  • Oilers' Hall day-to-day with bone bruise

    The Score "Taylor Hall is feeling bad to the bone. The Edmonton Oilers forward, who was forced to miss Tuesday's loss to the Minnesota Wild with a leg injury, remains day-to-day with a bone bruise, head coach Todd Nelson announced Wednesday." January 28

  • Why the NHL's most hated players are never going away

    CBSSports.com "They tend to be some of the most hated players in the NHL, and when they inevitably do something reckless you probably want them out of the league. They are the guys that spend their time skating along the fine line between "playing with an edge," and playing dirty. On occasion, they will jump..." January 28

  • Sharks' Kennedy suffers fourth injury of the season

    CSN Bay Area "Sharks forward Tyler Kennedy will miss the game against Anaheim on Thursday with a lower body injury, coach Todd McLellan revealed on Wednesday. Kennedy skated on Tuesday in the Sharks’ first practice after the Olympic break, but was not on the ice on Wednesday. “He skated well yesterday,..." January 28

  • Sens hope Spezza greeted warmly

    Ottawa Sun "Jason Spezza is scheduled to make his homecoming Thursday night. The big question: What kind of reception will he get? The former Senators’ captain certainly hopes he has a better night than the one had Tuesday against the Montreal Canadiens when he was slammed into the boards by Alexei..." January 28

  • Max Domi could make Arizona appearance before season's end

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Coyotes are set to play the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday at Wells Fargo Arena, where they'll get a front-row seat to the Jakub Voracek show. The 25-year-old right wing currently sits atop the table of points leaders in the NHL, where fans are used to seeing the likes of Sidney..." January 27

  • Martin Brodeur to retire, join Blues front office

    Sportsnet.ca "Martin Brodeur is stepping away from the crease and joining the St. Louis Blues front office, Sportsnet has learned. The NHL’s all-time winningest goalie made the decision after taking a break from the NHL team to ponder his future. Two sources confirmed that Brodeur took the Blues up on the..." January 27

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Nikita Zadorov, suspended by BUF for failing to report on time after ASW, will join Sabres in CGY today. Suspension lifted when he arrives.

  • Devils' Lou Lamoriello supports Martin Brodeur's job in St. Louis Blues' front office

    Newark Star-Ledger "1 / 17 St. Louis Blues goalie Martin Brodeur (30) looks at the scoreboard during a timeout in the first period of a game against the Nashville Predators on Dec. 4, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo | Mark Zaleski) Kevin Manahan | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com Print Rich Chere | NJ Advance..." January 27

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    Mike Halford @HalfordPHT

    Mike Richards clears waivers http://t.co/OYDN9eirdP

  • Colin Greening placed on Waivers

    Silver Seven "Long removed from his season on the wing of Jason Spezza that led in large part to his current contract, Colin Greening's journey with the Ottawa Senators has come to an end on the waiver wire. In 24 hours, he will either be part of the Binghamton Senators or part of a different NHL..." January 27

  • Devils' Jagr knows he could be on move

    North Jersey "Having recovered from a draining bout with the flu and also (surprise) a case of the mumps, right wing Jaromir Jagr expects to be back in the Devils’ lineup Wednesday night when they host Toronto in both teams’ initial game after the All-Star break. How much longer Jagr will remain a Devil is..." January 27

  • Dreger: Stars, Ducks, others interested in Leafs' Franson

    Nichols on Hockey "“In terms of the interest and activity leading toward a trade, yeah, I think it’s there. And we’re going to hear more about Cody Franson and the interest that teams have in him in the days and weeks ahead. I mean, that’s obvious because he’s a pending unrestricted free agent. He’s a big..." January 27

  • Senators' Neil, Phillips wait and see on trade talks

    Ottawa Sun "Ottawa's two longest-serving Senators took different approaches Monday when asked to respond to comments made recently by GM Bryan Murray about their respective futures in the city. Murray suggested in media reports before the break that he would consider trading alternate captains Chris..." January 27

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