Pro Hockey Talk "Dallas forward Ryan Garbutt has been suspended two games for kneeing Edmonton’s Taylor Hall, the NHL announced on Thursday. The incident occurred midway during the third period of Dallas’ 3-2 win on Tuesday night. Garbutt was whistled for a two-minute tripping penalty; Hall wasn’t injured and..." November 27
Winnipeg forward Adam Lowry has been suspended 1 game for boarding Buffalo forward Patrick Kaleta.
Pro Hockey Talk "After Mike Fisher ruptured his Achilles this summer, Nashville GM David Poile said a return by Thanksgiving would be an “optimistic target.” Well, target met. Fisher will make his season debut tonight when the Preds host the Oilers, the first time he’s played since April of last season. The..." November 27
Silver Seven "Daniel Alfredsson recently dropped this bomb on Twitter: Coming to Ottawa with the family on Dec. 4th. Looking forward to see everybody! Needless to say, all of Sens Twitter quickly exploded afterward. The news, in case you didn't get it completely, is that Alfie will return to the Senators..." November 27
NHL.com "Rookie forward Filip Forsberg is off to a great start this season for the Nashville Predators and has solidified himself as an early favorite for the Calder Trophy. Forsberg spent some time with the Predators in each of the past two seasons, playing five games in the 2012-13 season after being..." November 27
CSN New England "Chris Kelly essentially had a long weekend off from work, and reported for practice duty on Wednesday at Bruins practice after missing the last two games with an undisclosed injury. Kelly donned a white practice jersey and skated with Matt Fraser, Seth Griffith and Reilly Smith on a line expected..." November 27
Justin Schultz will likely be a healthy scratch today on the heels of his benching last game.
Coach Desjardins confirms Zack Kassian will not join #Canucks on this trip. "It's a finger thing, he'll be out a few weeks."
The Score "Calgary Adirondack Flames forward Devin Setoguchi has cleared waivers and the Flames have re-assigned him to their AHL affiliate, the club announced Thursday. Setoguchi, who scored 31 goals and managed 65 points as a 22-year-old just five years, has fallen pretty far in record time. His..." November 27
Chicago Sun-Times "Stephen Johns was an NHL player who never left Rockford. That experience is something he’s using as motivation. Last Monday, Johns was recalled by the Blackhawks. But instead of making his NHL debut, he was assigned back to the IceHogs a day later as part of what he figured was a “business..." November 27
Winnipeg forward Adam Lowry will have a hearing today for boarding Buffalo forward Patrick Kaleta.
Ottawa Sun "The only timetable for Marc Methot is hopefully soon. Senators GM Bryan Murray told reporters Wednesday believes there's a chance he could play on this trip but made no promises that will be the case. "I'm hoping," Murray said. "Marc is skating now. He looks like he can go through practice...." November 27
Blues President/GM of Hockey Operations Doug Armstrong announced that goaltender Martin Brodeur will practice with the team starting Friday.
Ottawa Citizen "Alfie’s coming home for one last time. Former Sens captain Daniel Alfredsson is expected to announce his retirement from the NHL at Canadian Tire Centre on Dec. 4, when the Ottawa Senators return from their current road trip to face the New York Islanders. Alfredsson and the Senators are..." November 26
New York Post "There are a lot of ways to phrase it, but there is really only one question being posed to the Islanders nowadays: How are you doing it? So, general manager Garth Snow: How? “I think you’re seeing the fruits of a rebuild that took some time,” Snow told The Post on Tuesday afternoon, his..." November 26
On Insider Trading tonite just after 6:30 pm ET, why there's considerable interest from teams, especially in the East, in LA's Jordan Nolan.
Pro Hockey Talk "Canucks GM Jim Benning continued to tinker with his club’s organizational depth on Tuesday, acquiring Andrey Pedan from the Islanders in exchange for Alex Mallet and third-round pick in 2016. Pedan, 21, was the Isles’ third-round pick (63rd overall) at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft and had three..." November 26
CSN New England "The first reason for encouragement was Zdeno Chara skating on his own on Monday morning for the first time in over a month after tearing the PCL in his left knee. The return to light hockey activity is a sign that the injury is healing on schedule, and it would appear the 37-year-old is out of the..." November 26
Brian Elliott considered week to week with lower body #stlblues
San Jose Mercury News "Veteran forward Raffi Torres has had to stay off the ice for more than seven months, but he can still joke that the prolonged recovery of his right knee after a September 2013 preseason collision could be "karma biting me in the butt." He knows others might look at the complications from the..." November 26
New York Post "Martin St. Louis walked into the Amalie Arena interview room and nearly stopped himself, stunned by how full it was — wall-to-wall reporters, photographers and cameramen squeezing into each inch of the place. “Oh, geez,” the 39-year-old right wing whispered to himself. If his 12-minute press..." November 26
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Florida Panthers are trying to make room for young players such as rookie forwards Vincent Trocheck, Rocco Grimaldi and possibly Quinton Howden when he heals, so they’re trying to trade some unnamed veterans, according to a team source. It’s obvious that slumping forward Tomas Fleischmann..." November 26
Forbes.com "Forbes announced today the 16th annual valuation of the National Hockey League’s 30 teams. The Toronto Maple Leafs, valued at $1.3 billion, rank No. 1 on the list for the ninth consecutive year. According to this year’s valuations, the average NHL team value rose 18.6% during the past year, to an..." November 25
Sportsnet.ca "Evengi Malkin didn’t just have himself a game Monday night — two goals, including the overtime winner — the Pittsburgh Penguins star also delivered the best post-game comments we’ve seen all season. Here’s deadpan Malkin, flummoxed that teammate Marc-Andre Fleury was able to register 300 career..." November 25
Nichols on Hockey "“So what it really boils down to is Craig MacTavish doesn’t believe that Dallas Eakins is the problem. He might have to look in the mirror and say, ‘Well then, if Eakins isn’t the problem what is the problem? I’m the general manager and a lot of the players that are here are my guys that I brought..." November 25
Edmonton Journal "If the Edmonton Oilers are indeed sniffing around St. Louis Blues centre Patrik Berglund, who is currently playing left wing on that stacked team because the team has Paul Stastny, David Backes and Jori Lehtera firmly planted at centre, the Blues conceivably are asking about Jordan Eberle in a..." November 25
CSN New England "In perhaps the best Bruins news in weeks, Zdeno Chara was spotted skating on the TD Garden ice Monday for the first time since tearing the PCL in his left knee at the end of October. The 6-foot-9 defenseman was skating on his own while a charity event was going on around him, continuing a recent..." November 25
Fox Sports Florida "It has been eight months since team and captain parted ways with chilly feelings. Eight months have passed since both began new eras. Eight months have passed since a 14-year partnership ended after an awkward build-up to a blockbuster trade and confusing emotions left behind. Eight months..." November 25
San Jose Mercury News "With his team stumbling out of the starting gate and playing below .500 at home, Sharks coach Todd McLellan acknowledged Monday that he's aware his job could be in jeopardy. "I feel confident with myself and the coaching staff, but I'm also a realist," McLellan said. "I know that the team..." November 25
Trotz is unsure, however, if Ovechkin will play. Brooks Laich and Mike Green are both out. #Caps
Edmonton Journal "Unless Edmonton Oilers’ GM Craig MacTavish has a sudden change of heart or somebody higher up the food chain tells him to make a coaching change (or I’m reading the wrong tea leaves), it doesn’t appear the beleagured Dallas Eakins is going anywhere; he will probably be running practice Monday..." November 25
The Score "Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville confirmed what many expected to hear when prospect Phillip Danault was returned to the AHL on Monday - forward Andrew Shaw will likely play Wednesday against the Colorado Avalanche. " November 25
Joffrey Lupul confirms that he will return from injury tomorrow in Pittsburgh.
Fox Sports Midwest "The Blues got a scoring boost from an unlikely source to bring a positive end to their road trip over the weekend in Canada. Steve Ott, Maxim Lapierre and Ryan Reaves have found plenty of success in their main role of providing energy and physicality as St. Louis' fourth forward line. When they..." November 25
Sportsnet.ca "The hockey world has lost a great one. Pat Quinn, a former NHL player and head coach, died Sunday night at Vancouver General Hospital, the Vancouver Giants and Hockey Hall of Fame announced. He was 71. “Words cannot express the pain we all feel today for the Quinn family,” Giants majority..." November 24
Pro Hockey Talk "Legendary hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov has passed away at the age of 84, the KHL announced early Monday morning. A defenseman during his playing days with Dynamo Moscow, Tikhonov coached the Soviet Union to gold medals at the 1984 and 1988 Olympics and led the United Team to victory in 1992...." November 24
Sportsnet.ca "The Edmonton Oilers are desperate to make a trade, but opposing general managers are under the impression that the club is uninterested in dealing their young core players, according to Sportsnet’s Damien Cox and Elliotte Friedman. The Oilers have gotten off to a slow start in 2014-15. They..." November 24
Among Oilers trade targets...David Perron. Told MacTavish is asking for a top center in return. Edmtn gm obviously working phones. #TSN
Carlyle says it's a knee strain for Polak. About four weeks estimated.
CBSSports.com "Jay Bouwmeester has played in 737 consecutive games in the NHL. It is the longest active “Ironman” streak in the NHL and according to the St. Louis Blues, the longest in all of professional sports. It will come to an end Sunday. After sustaining a lower-body injury Saturday against the Ottawa..." November 24
CBSSports.com "How long does a rebuild take? That's a question that's being asked by several teams lately and it's a hard question to answer. Teams are constantly looking for the next “[Insert Recent Stanley Cup Champion Here] Model” to emulate. But there's always going to be some kind of snag that won't allow a..." November 24
Arizona Republic "NHL general managers descended on Toronto last Tuesday for a state-of-the-league summit, and with all 30 bosses in one room, trade chatter was bound to happen. Perhaps the get-together can be credited for opening the lines of communication as the final two opponents on the Coyotes' three-game..." November 23
Pro Hockey Talk "Their season started with a five-game losing streak. There is a four-game losing streak sandwiched in there, too. On Saturday, the Edmonton Oilers were crushed on home ice. The Chicago Blackhawks came in and ripped apart their Western Conference opponents by a final score of 7-1. And now the..." November 23
CSN Washington "Seventy-six. That’s how many shot attempts the Capitals had on Buffalo Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth Saturday night. One. That’s the number of goals the Caps scored in their 2-1 loss to the team with the worst record in the NHL, which should not be confused with the worst team in the..." November 23
Columbus Dispatch "The Boston Bruins are irate at the altercation between forward Milan Lucic and Blue Jackets defenseman Dalton Prout at the end of overtime on Friday and are vowing revenge when the teams meet on Dec. 27 at Nationwide Arena. Lucic told the Boston Herald that he let Prout know he wasn’t going to..." November 23
New York Post "Rick Nash scored his 13th goal of the season in the Rangers’ 2-0 victory over the Flyers on Wednesday, giving him half as many as he scored all of last season. His current torrid pace through 19 games would allow him surpass 50 goals for the first time and easily become his career high. “It..." November 23
Orange County Register "Upon arriving in the Ducks’ dressing room, Rene Bourque couldn’t help but take notice at where his new stall was located. A spot once occupied for years by Teemu Selanne now belonged to Bourque – right next to Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. “Nobody to my right,” Bourque said Saturday. “Sit..." November 23
ESPN.com "The NHL has responded to a class action concussion lawsuit alleging that the league did not provide the proper protection and information to its players regarding traumatic head injuries. The league filed a motion to dismiss the suit with the Minnesota district court earlier this week, one..." November 23