• Jets sign star defenceman Dustin Byfuglien to five year contract extension

    The Hockey Writers "The Winnipeg Jets have re-signed defenseman Dustin Byfuglien to a five-year contract, the team announced Monday. Byfuglien was sent to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. The deal is reportedly worth $38 million, according to multiple sources. That gives Byfuglien a $7.6..." February 08

  • Jaromir Jagr doesn't want Peyton Manning to retire

    CBS Sports "Now that Peyton Manning has won his second Super Bowl, all of the attention has turned to whether or not Sunday's win over the Carolina Panthers will be his final game in the NFL. Given the circumstances, it seems reasonable to think that Sunday's game is going to turn out to be the end of the..." February 08

  • Jets’ Stafford suspended for high-sticking

    Sportsnet "Winnipeg Jets forward Drew Stafford was suspended one game by the NHL’s department of player safety Monday for high-sticking Colorado’s Nick Holden. With 4:45 remaining in the second period of Saturday night’s Avalanche-Jets game, Stafford spun around with one hand on his stick after being..." February 08

  • Can Sidney Crosby catch Patrick Kane in scoring race?

    The Score "The NHL's scoring race is over. Except, maybe it isn't. With 32 goals and 44 assists through 56 games, Patrick Kane's 76 points puts him 17 clear of the next most productive players, making him a virtual lock to win the Art Ross Trophy. But if there's anyone who might be able to challenge..." February 08

  • Mike Babcock's opinions on concussions proves the NHL has an ignorance problem

    SB Nation "If you're wondering just how much of a hill the NHL has left to climb when it comes to concussion awareness around the league, look no further than one of the sport's best coaches. Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock completed his 1,000th career game this week, and was mingling with..." February 08

  • Montreal looking to move some vets?

    PensBurgh "As of tomorrow, Monday 2/8, it will be exactly 3 weeks to the NHL trading deadline. With many teams close to a playoff berth, there won't figure to be too many sellers of players at this year's deadline. Per Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, the Montreal Canadiens may be one. Montreal GM Marc..." February 08

  • Plenty of potential D-men for Bruins

    CSN New England "ith the NHL trade deadline less than four weeks away, the Bruins are in the thick of the playoff hunt with clear areas of need on their roster. No matter what the B’s decide with Loui Eriksson the next couple of weeks, the goal for Bruins management is to get back into the Stanley Cup playoffs..." February 08

  • Wild GM Chuck Fletcher continues to explore trade options

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Chuck Fletcher stood outside the visiting locker room in St. Louis before the Wild played the Blues on Saturday night and said he doesn’t want his team awaiting a trade or personnel move to spark them out of their losing skid, one that has lasted the entirety of 2016. And then the Wild lost..." February 08

  • Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff in the spotlight as NHL trade deadline approaches

    Ottawa Sun "The real hotspot at the NHL trade deadline could be Winnipeg. No, the word hotspot and anywhere in Canada, isn’t usually used in the same sentence at this time of year. But with the deadline set for 3 p.m. EST on Feb. 29, there will be a lot of eyes on Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff in..." February 08

  • Pietrangelo Placed on Injured Reserve

    NHL.com "Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo was placed on injured reserve after sustaining a right knee injury in the Blues’ 4-1 win against Minnesota on Saturday. Pietrangelo will be re-evaluated in three weeks. The Blues defenseman was injured following a knee-on-knee collision with Minnesota’s..." February 08

  • Alain Vigneault rips NHL for not suspending Wayne Simmonds

    The Score "With captain Ryan McDonagh now sidelined with a concussion after being punched by forward Wayne Simmonds on Saturday, New York Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault was in disbelief that the Philadelphia Flyers forward wasn't suspended. Vigneault spoke with reporters Monday and said he was told by..." February 08

  • Lucic’s plan is to ‘remain a King’ for remainder of career

    Pro Hockey Talk "Tuesday night, Milan Lucic will play his first game in Boston as a member of the Los Angeles Kings. It should be an emotional return for the big 27-year-old winger. In an interview with the L.A. Times, he recalled his time with his former club fondly, saying how great it was to be a “part of..." February 08

  • Crosby, Karlsson, Trocheck named NHL's Three Stars

    NHL.com "Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby, Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson and Florida Panthers center Vincent Trocheck have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Feb. 7. FIRST STAR - SIDNEY CROSBY, C, PITTSBURGH PENGUINS Crosby led the League in goals and points..." February 08

  • How Rangers got screwed on Ryan McDonagh sucker punch

    New York Post "It is unknown whether Ryan McDonagh will be in the lineup against the Devils at the Garden on Monday in the aftermath of the sucker punch to the jaw he took from Wayne Simmonds at 10:36 of the first period of the Rangers’ shootout victory in Philadelphia on Saturday, but we do know that the..." February 08

  • Jets' Stafford faces hearing for high stick

    TSN "Winnipeg Jets forward Drew Stafford is scheduled for a hearing on Monday for his high-stick on Nick Holden of the Colorado Avalanche. Late in the second period of Saturday's game, Stafford slashed Holden in the face, dropping the Avalanche defenceman to the ice." February 07

  • Ovechkin joins elite company with 11th consecutive 30-goal season

    The Score "Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin scored another historic goal Sunday against the Philadelphia Flyers. Ovechkin made a perfect redirection in front of the net for his 30th marker of the season, joining Wayne Gretzky and Mike Gartner as the only players to score at least 30 goals in each of..." February 07

  • Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff in the spotlight as NHL trade deadline approaches

    Ottawa Sun "The real hotspot at the NHL trade deadline could be Winnipeg. No, the word hotspot and anywhere in Canada, isn’t usually used in the same sentence at this time of year. But with the deadline set for 3 p.m. EST on Feb. 29, there will be a lot of eyes on Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff in..." February 07

  • Canadiens listening to offers on Fleischmann, Weise, Gilbert

    The Score "The Montreal Canadiens aren't in fire-sale mode yet, but they're keeping an ear to the ground. The club is currently listening to offers on forwards Tomas Fleischmann and Dale Weise, as well as defenseman Tom Gilbert, according to the Ottawa Sun's Bruce Garrioch. Fleischmann, Weise, and..." February 07

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    Dave Isaac @davegisaac

    League source says no hearing for Wayne Simmonds. He will not be suspended. @SWhyno notes the match penalty won't be rescinded.

  • Sharks reportedly shopping for a defenseman

    The Score "The San Jose Sharks would welcome some help to their back end. General manager Doug Wilson has been working the phones and would like to acquire a defenseman, according to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun. Regardless of how the regular season unfolds, playoff success is paramount to the..." February 07

  • Penguins captain Crosby scores 900th NHL point

    NHL.com "Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby scored his 900th NHL point Saturday, and quickly added 901 and 902. Crosby reached 900 with an assist 14:56 into the third period on a goal by defenseman Kris Letang against the Florida Panthers. Crosby scored with 1:15 remaining to tie the game 2-2,..." February 07

  • Jets more likely to deal Ladd than Byfuglien

    The Score "This town ain't big enough for the both of them. As trade deadline day inches closer, it's become evident the Winnipeg Jets will provide the biggest grab, regardless of who it is. According to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, three league executives believe the Jets will retain only one of..." February 07

  • With Holtby on pace to break his single-season wins mark, Brodeur sees similarities in their makeup

    North Jersey "Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby picked up his league-leading 32nd win of the season in today's 3-2 shootout win over the Devils. With the Capitals having played only 50 games, Holtby is on pace to win 52 games, which would shatter Martin Brodeur's single-season NHL record of 48..." February 07

  • Jets, Byfuglien continue to talk; Ladd situation quieter

    Sportsnet "As the NHL trade deadline quickly approaches, the Winnipeg Jets are trying to come to terms on an extension with star defenceman Dustin Byfuglien. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, there has been “a lot of conversation between the two sides” lately. Byfuglien, who has said he’d..." February 07

  • Blues could host 2017 Winter Classic

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The NHL is finalizing discussions to bring an outdoor hockey game to Busch Stadium in 2017, multiple sources have told the Post-Dispatch. The plan is not yet complete, but the league is strongly considering the city to host the "Winter Classic," in which the Blues' opponent could be the Chicago..." February 07

  • Malcolm Subban hospitalized after taking puck to throat

    Sportsnet "Boston Bruins prospect Malcolm Subban was taken to the hospital Saturday after a scary incident prior to an AHL game between the Providence Bruins and Portland Pirates." February 07

  • Martin Brodeur gets statue, New Jersey Devils jersey retired

    NHL.com "New Jersey Devils will retire the No. 30 jersey of goaltender Martin Brodeur. The Devils announced Tuesday they also will erect a statue of their longtime goaltender during ceremonies at the game on Feb. 9 against the Edmonton Oilers. Brodeur played 21 seasons for New Jersey, leading the..." February 07

  • New evidence could be heard at Dennis Wideman’s appeal

    Sportsnet "Dennis Wideman’s appeal hearing is set to take place Wednesday in New York City, as the Calgary Flames defenceman attempts to get his 20-game suspension reduced. Wideman was handed a 20-game ban for knocking linesman Don Henderson to the ice in a Jan. 27 game against the Nashville..." February 07

  • Toughness, fitness big parts of Andrew Cogliano's nearly 700 straight games

    ESPN "Andrew Cogliano doesn't like to discuss it. The Anaheim Ducks forward is superstitious enough to believe that if he talks about his current streak of 672 consecutive games -- making him the NHL's reigning ironman -- he could jinx it. It's understandable he feels that way, but it's still an..." February 06

  • Canucks defenceman Yannick Weber clears waivers

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks defenceman Yannick Weber has cleared waivers and can now be assigned to the Utica Comets of the AHL." February 06

  • Canadiens try to stay positive

    NHL.com "The Montreal Canadiens appear to be just about the only ones who still believe they can make the Stanley Cup Playoffs. If they want to prove it's still possible, they'll have to start this weekend by sweeping the traditional back-to-back set of matinees on Super Bowl weekend, starting with..." February 06

  • Suspension appeal hearing for Flames' Wideman set for Wednesday

    The Score "Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman will plead his case to the league next week. The 32-year-old's appeal hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday in New York City. Wideman is appealing the 20-game suspension he was assessed after hitting linesman Don Henderson in a game against the..." February 06

  • Zack Kassian: 'Best thing for my career was probably the car accident'

    Edmonton Journal "Zack Kassian is neither embarrassed, nor bitter at the Canadiens as he returns to Montreal for the first time since the early morning truck accident that landed him in the NHL’s substance abuse program. The crash, and subsequent tough love from the Habs organization, was exactly what he needed..." February 06

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    Minnesota Wild @mnwild

    Fletcher tells media that Jonas Brodin will miss 3-6 weeks with a broken foot. #mnwild

  • Connor McDavid to play first game in Montreal as an NHLer

    Edmonton Sun "Connor McDavid didn’t get to play in his own back yard when the Edmonton Oilers visited Toronto. He didn’t get to stand on the blue line for the spine-tingling national anthem in Chicago. Didn’t get to play against Sidney Crosby. Or in Madison Square Garden. Or in Boston. Didn’t go to the..." February 06

  • Wild scratch Vanek, Zucker vs. Blues amid scoring slumps

    The Score "Minnesota Wild head coach Mike Yeo appears to be sending a strong message to his players. Forwards Jason Zucker and Thomas Vanek will both serve as healthy scratches when the club takes on the St. Louis Blues on Saturday." February 06

  • Flyers, Penguins will play outside in 2017

    ESPN "While plans for next year’s Winter Classic remain fluid, what does seem to be virtually locked in is an outdoor game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers sometime in 2017. The unresolved question is whether the game, likely to be held at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, will..." February 06

  • Canadiens' Price increases workload

    NHL.com "Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price showed little discomfort during his daily skating session Friday and added the new wrinkle of working on lateral movement in the goal crease. Price, who won the Hart and Vezina trophies last season, has been out since Nov. 25 because of a lower-body..." February 06

  • Dreger Still Feels Chiarelli Willing To Trade Nugent-Hopkins

    Today's Slapshot "“Well, I think they’d both like to be. I don’t think there’s any question that Bryan Murray has interest in doing something. To what level of significance? It’s hard to say. But I know he’s making his calls. I know that again he’s got some interest. They’d like to add a defenseman and he’s been..." February 05

  • Buyers and sellers in the Pacific Division

    ESPN "The cream is rising to the top in a Pacific Division that has taken its lumps this season. You can mock the Pacific all you want, but if the three California clubs end up as top three in the division, as seems likely, you've got three teams who can do some damage come playoff time. The first-place..." February 05

  • Canada's weak dollar threatens to put Quebec's NHL bid on ice

    Toronto Sun "The Canadian dollar's recent fall threatens Quebecor Inc's bid to bring back Quebec City's beloved National Hockey League franchise, the Nordiques, by increasing costs. Montreal-based Quebecor, a telecommunications and media company, submitted its bid in July, vying with Las Vegas for a team..." February 05

  • Dallas Stars Place Jason Spezza on Injured Reserve, Call Up Radek Faksa

    Defending Big D "In a move that surprises no one who listened to Lindy Ruff's comments after the Colorado Avalanche game on Thursday, the Dallas Stars have placed Jason Spezza on injured reserve with an unspecified upper body injury. Mark Stepneski was the first with the news of the move and Spezza's..." February 05

  • Semyon Varlamov will return to Avs' net against Winnipeg

    Denver Post "Semyon Varlamov will be back in the Colorado net against the Winnipeg Jets Saturday night. Patrick Roy confirmed that Friday, when 11 Avalanche skaters and Varlamov went through a mostly optional on-ice session at Family Sports Center the morning after a 4-3 overtime loss to the Dallas..." February 05

  • Healthy scratch Cowen says trade ‘more realistic’

    TSN "There was a different type of buzz and energy inside the Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday morning. With Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers in town, the media gathering was much larger than you would usually find on a typical weekday. The scrum sizes were befitting of a playoff game instead..." February 05

  • McKenzie Thinks Teams Talking To Oilers About Schultz

    Today's Slapshot "“Yep. There’s no question they would like to move him. “But again – I’m not saying he won’t get moved, because one thing about skating defensemen in the National Hockey League is even if they perform as inconsistently, or at times as poorly, as Justin Schultz has over the course of his time in..." February 05

  • John Scott’s wife gives birth to healthy twins

    Sportsnet "The denouement to the John Scott story is equally happy as Sunday’s wild and uplifting climax in Nashville. The NHL All-Star Game MVP’s wife, Danielle, gave birth to healthy twin girls in Michigan. Scott now has four, proud young daughters. The good news was tweeted out Friday morning by..." February 05

  • Rangers trade must happen — just not a future-mortgaging one

    New York Post "Thursday’s 4-2 victory over the Wild at the Garden represented the type of forceful, poised performance that could give management more reason than just blind faith to believe in the Rangers. Regardless of the underwhelming nature of the Blueshirts’ season, it is all relative. When the sun rose..." February 05

  • Bruins must use trade deadline to establish an identity

    Boston "The Boston Bruins are in purgatory, a mishmash of streakiness that has surprisingly put the team in playoff position after last summer’s purge, but with an inconsistency that is the equation resulting from the sum of its parts. At 26-18-5, the Bruins, who open the post-All-Star break of their..." February 05

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Hearing Yannick Weber (VAN) will be put on waivers today. 11 goals last season. Got to think he can help someone's pp.

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    Philadelphia Flyers @NHLFlyers

    INJURY UPDATE: Sean Couturier will out approximately 4 weeks with a lower-body injury, per #Flyers GM Ron Hextall.