• Brian Boyle practices with Devils for 1st time since leukemia diagnosis

    Newark Star-Ledger "Just over one month since the news of his leukemia diagnosis, Brian Boyle returned to practice. The 32-year-old forward participated in his first full practice with the Devils after being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia at the start of September's training camp. After working out and..." October 23

  • Barry Trotz thinks Alex Ovechkin will be fine after injury scare at practice

    NBC Washington "Alex Ovechkin limped to the locker room late in Monday’ practice and did not return, but Coach Barry Trotz said he thinks the Caps’ captain is going to be okay. Ovechkin, who is tied for the league lead in goals with 10, was participating in a spirited 2-on-2 battle drill when he got “tangled..." October 23

  • Lukas Sedlak Out Six Weeks With Ankle Injury

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Columbus Blue Jackets will be without Lukas Sedlak for approximately six weeks after the forward suffered an ankle injury in today’s practice. Sedlak has been placed on injured reserve, while Columbus has recalled Markus Hannikainen to replace him on the roster. While Sedlak isn’t an..." October 23

  • Report: Wild winger Zach Parise contemplating back surgery

    Sportsnet "Minnesota Wild winger Zach Parise is considering having back surgery on Tuesday, a procedure that would keep him out of the lineup for up to two months, The Athletic’s Michael Russo is reporting. Parise has yet to play this season because of back issues. " October 23

  • Flames place Jagr on injured reserve

    TSN "The Calgary Flames placed forward Jaromir Jagr on injured reserve with a lower-body injury. The 45-year-old left Saturday's game against the Minnesota Wild in the first period with a lower-body injury and did not return to action. Jagr has two assists over five games this season, his first..." October 23

  • Penguins place struggling goalie Antti Niemi on waivers

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "After giving up 16 goals in less than seven periods of work in his first three starts with the Penguins, goalie Antti Niemi was placed on waivers Monday afternoon. If he is not claimed by noon Tuesday, coach Mike Sullivan said the ideal scenario would see the 34-year-old Finn assigned to..." October 23

  • Islanders Anders Lee thriving in role, but expects even more production

    Sporting News "Islanders forward Anders Lee stands 6 foot 3 and weighs 231 pounds. When he plants himself in front of opposing goaltenders, which he often does, Lee actually seems bigger. When Lee serves as a screen for his Islanders teammates, a goaltender can expect one of two things to happen: either Lee..." October 23

  • Sabres sign Cliff Pu to entry-level contract

    Buffalo News "The Sabres think highly of Cliff Pu, so they've wasted little time signing him. Buffalo has signed the forward to a three-year, entry-level contract. Pu is playing his fourth year of junior hockey and will turn pro next season. The contract won't start until then. Pu impressed new Buffalo..." October 23

  • Jeff Blashill says Red Wings should be embarrassed

    Michigan Live "Jeff Blashill said everything went wrong, and he wasn't exaggerating. The Detroit Red Wings turned in a dreadful performance, losing 4-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks at Little Caesars Arena, and the third-year coach was as irate as he has been since stepping behind the bench. "It was a..." October 23

  • Can Golden Knights keep winning as they keep losing goalies?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vegas Golden Knights confirmed today’s fearful report: Malcolm Subban is expected to miss about a month thanks to a lower-body injury suffered during another Golden Knights upset (3-2 in OT vs. the Blues) on Saturday night. It makes for a dizzying run of turnover in the Cinderella expansion..." October 23

  • A near-term Rangers solution will have to come from within

    New York Post "Regarding the Rangers, working on a victorious muscle memory in advance of Monday’s match at the Garden against San Jose. 1. Since the inception of the salary cap in 2005-06, there has been one major pre-January trade in the NHL. That was the Islanders’ swap of Matt Moulson (and a first and..." October 23

  • Subban to miss approximately 4 weeks with lower-body injury

    NHL.com "Vegas Golden Knights goalie Malcolm Subban is expected to miss four weeks because of a lower-body injury sustained in a 3-2 overtime win against the St. Louis Blues on Saturday. Subban, who made 37 saves before leaving the game with 9:10 left in the third period, appeared to be hurt extending..." October 22

  • Frustration growing between Avalanche and Matt Duchene

    Sportsnet "Another hockey season brings another round of trade rumours in Colorado as the Matt Duchene saga continues. “Colorado improved, their young players look really good. The one sense I’m getting is that the frustration with Duchene is growing a bit,” Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman said during..." October 22

  • Leafs bring back Polak on 1-year $1.1M deal

    TSN "The Toronto Maple Leafs have agreed to terms with defenceman Roman Polak on a one-year deal worth $1.1 million, the team announced on Sunday. The 31-year-old had four goals and seven assists last season in 75 games for the Leafs and also played in two playoff games." October 22

  • What's behind the Vegas Golden Knights' unprecedented start?

    USA Today "History says the expansion Vegas Golden Knights shouldn’t be winning this often. Statistics also don’t provide a tidy explanation for why Vegas is the only team to start 6-1 in its first NHL season. The Golden Knights’ Corsi rating, an indicator of puck possession, is 24th at 46.6, according..." October 22

  • How Red Wings’ David Booth cheated death en route to training camp

    Sportsnet "John Tortorella once famously called David Booth a “weird dude“. And you know what? The then-coach of the Vancouver Canucks wasn’t being mean. I believe what he meant was that Booth is just a different cat. He certainly doesn’t run in the same circles as your typical NHLer. One thing for..." October 22

  • NHL Draft prospect Svechnikov out 6-8 weeks with hand injury

    NHL.com "Forward Andrei Svechnikov of Barrie of the Ontario Hockey League, expected to be a top-five pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, will be out 6-8 weeks because of a hand injury. Svechnikov (6-foot-2, 186 pounds) is tied for second in the OHL with 10 goals in 10 games, one behind Sault Ste. Marie's Boris..." October 22

  • Connor McDavid is great, but he can’t do it all for the Oilers

    Pro Hockey Talk "At the start of the 2017-18 season the Edmonton Oilers had the second best odds to win the Stanley Cup. Even with the NHL’s reigning MVP and scoring champion and even after a wildly successful season that saw them come within a single game of the Western Conference Finals it still seemed to be a..." October 22

  • Golden Knights fear Malcolm Subban out multiple weeks with injury

    Sportsnet "Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Malcolm Subban left Saturday’s game in the third period with a lower-body injury. The injury occurred when he stretched out to make a save against St. Louis Blues forward Jaden Schwartz. Subban, 23, has been filling in as starter for the Golden Knights ever..." October 22

  • Devils' Brian Boyle cleared for practice after cancer diagnosis

    NHL.com "New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle, who's being treated for chronic myeloid leukemia, has been cleared for full participation at practice and will skate with the team Sunday. Boyle was diagnosed with the disease, a type of cancer of the bone marrow that is largely treatable with medication,..." October 22

  • Detroit Red Wings trade Riley Sheahan to Pittsburgh Penguins, report says

    ABC7 "The Detroit Red Wings have traded forward Riley Sheahan, a report says. According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, Detroit traded Sheahan and a 2018 fifth round pick to the Pittsburgh Penguins for forward Scott Wilson and a 2018 third round pick. Wilson, 25, had eight goals and 18 assists in 78 games..." October 21

  • Mike Modano on Auston Matthews: ‘He’s definitely in the top 20’

    Sportsnet "One of the best Americans to ever play the game has some high praise for one of the most talented American players currently in the game. Like most in the hockey world, Hall of Famer Mike Modano has been impressed by the play of Toronto Maple Leafs centre Auston Matthews. In fact, Modano..." October 21

  • Where does Jagr fit on the Flames lineup?

    Sportsnet "With Jaromir Jagr starting to find his rhythm after a handful of games with the Calgary Flames, there seems to be some level of uncertainty as to where he fits in the lineup. It’s tempting to think that the Flames should try to recapture what Jagr had with Aleksander Barkov in Florida; the pair..." October 21

  • Carey Price loses his cool as Canadiens' slide hits seven games

    Sporting News "The Canadiens' West Coast road trip from Hell ended mercifully Friday with a normally even-keeled Carey Price turning into a poster boy for the mockery, squaring up his goal post and taking a Major League-worthy hack to split his stick in two. The mood is uneasy in Montreal, to put it mildly...." October 21

  • Ovechkin passes Jagr for most regular-season overtime goals

    NHL.com "Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals made some more history on Friday. After T.J. Oshie scored the game-tying goal with 1:01 remaining in the third period, Ovechkin became the first NHL player with 20 regular-season overtime goals when he scored at 1:56 of OT to give the Capitals a 4-3..." October 21

  • Roberto Luongo leaves game with apparent injury

    Sportsnet "Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo had to leave Friday’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins with an apparent thumb injury on his right hand. Luongo got his arm pinned against the net by Pittsburgh Penguins forward Conor Sheary in the third period, and had to be replaced by James..." October 21

  • Red Wings Sign Andreas Athanasiou to one-year deal

    The Hockey Writers "The stalemate between the Detroit Red Wings and restricted free agent Andreas Athansious has finally come to an end, per Bob Mckenzie. Agreeing to a one-year contract for the 2017-18 season, Athanasious will now return to the Red Wings after a very lengthy contract dispute that stretched into the..." October 20

  • Flames coach angry with penalties, will start punishing players

    Sportsnet "While the Calgary Flames aren’t off to as poor of a start as their Alberta rivals in Edmonton, there are aspects of their game that head coach Glen Gulutzan is not at all happy about. Namely their lack of discipline. After finishing last season as the most penalized team in the league with..." October 20

  • Canucks' Gudbranson suspended 1 game for boarding Bruins' Vatrano

    TSN "Vancouver Canucks defenceman Erik Gudbranson has been suspended for one game without pay for his hit on Boston Bruins forward Frank Vatrano. Gudbranson hit Vatrano from behind at 6:13 of the first period of Vancouver's game at Boston on Thursday night. The Canucks blueliner also received a..." October 20

  • A solution to the NHL’s advanced stats problem

    New York Post "During a recent casual conversation with someone who has been intimately involved in the NHL for decades, he jokingly said this: “You ever think that all of these off-ice officials are actually the same people in every arena?” It was a funny take on this gaggle of people in each city who keep..." October 20

  • Is there a trade to be made between the Penguins and Canadiens?

    Pro Hockey Talk "On Thursday night, TSN hockey insider Darren Dreger reported that the Pittsburgh Penguins may have some interest in Montreal Canadiens forward Alex Galchenyuk. The Penguins have been looking for another center since the departure of Nick Bonino in free agency this summer, so them being..." October 20

  • GQ names Oilers' Connor McDavid as one of 'Greatest Athletes of the Future'

    Sporting News "In the past year, Oilers forward Connor McDavid has been named an NHL All-Star, claimed his first Hart Memorial Trophy and the Art Ross Trophy. Though 20, McDavid has solidified himself as one of the game's elite players. GQ Magazine noticed McDavid's presence in the hockey world and has..." October 20

  • Red Wings nearing deal with holdout Andreas Athanasiou

    Detroit News "The Red Wings and holdout free agent Andreas Athanasiou were nearing agreement on a new contract Friday, a source confirmed. Athanasiou, who scored 18 goals last season, did not appear for training camp or the start of the season while negotiating with the Wings. Elliotte Friedman of..." October 20

  • Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid out with broken right fibula

    Boston Herald "Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid will undergo surgery after suffereing a broken right fibula in the team's win Thursday night. General manager Don Sweeney said in a statement that McQuaid will have surgery on Monday at Mass. General Hospital, and is expected to miss approximately eight..." October 20

  • Devils place Cory Schneider on injured reserve

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils have been one of the most impressive teams in the 2017-18 season, jumping out to a 6-1-0 start, giving them the best record in the Metropolitan Division. But if the Devils want to stay on top, they will need to do so without No. 1 goaltender Cory Schneider. The club placed..." October 20

  • Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask diagnosed with concussion

    Boston Herald "Tuukka Rask has been diagnosed with a concussion, the Bruins announced, and is out for tonight's game against the Vancouver Canucks at TD Garden, David Backes will be making his season debut after a bout with diverticulitis cost him the first five games and Patrice Bergeron, who has not played yet..." October 19

  • Kings sign Laich to two-way deal

    TSN "The Los Angeles Kings have signed veteran forward Brooks Laich to a two-way deal for the league minimum, confirms TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie. McKenzie says the Laich deal was in place before forward Jeff Carter went down with an injury Wednesday night against the Montreal Canadiens...." October 19

  • Blues' Sobotka fined $5K for high-sticking Blackhawks' Sharp

    Sportsnet "The NHL fined St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Sobotka $5,000 for high-sticking Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp, the league’s department of player safety announced Thursday. The fine is the maximum allowable under the collective bargaining agreement. Sobotka was assessed a..." October 19

  • Kings F Carter out indefinitely after surgery

    TSN "Los Angeles Kings centre Jeff Carter is out indefinitely after undergoing surgery to repair a laceration on his left leg. The two-time All-Star was injured late in the first period of his team's 5-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday. Carter left the ice after being hit into the..." October 19

  • Reports: Matt Duchene still wants trade from Avalanche

    Pro Hockey Talk "Winning might fix a lot of things, but can it repair a bridge that has been burned? In the case of Matt Duchene and the Colorado Avalanche, the answer may very well be “No.” On Monday, Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston declared as much during an intermission interview with Jeff Marek (no video or..." October 19

  • Dan Girardi 'everything our team needed' says Lightning coach

    Sporting News "Ask Lightning coach Jon Cooper about veteran newcomer Dan Girardi and be prepared for a lengthy answer. For as much as he knew about Girardi coaching against him all these years, Cooper has a more complete understanding of the former Rangers defenseman now that they are on the same team. “You..." October 19

  • Ryan Spooner out 4-6 weeks for Bruins

    NHL.com "Boston Bruins forward Ryan Spooner will be out 4-6 weeks after sustaining a groin injury against the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday. Spooner sustained a right groin adductor tear in the 3-1 loss. He missed six games in the prior two seasons. The 25-year-old center has one assist in five..." October 19