• Flyers' Manning scheduled for hearing after hit on Penguins' Guentzel

    Fox Sports "Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning will have a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety this week to discuss a bad hit he threw during Saturday’s Stadium Series game in Pittsburgh. During the second period of the outdoor game at Heinz Field, Manning destroyed Penguins..." February 26

  • Assessing trade deadline possibilities for Lightning

    Tampa Bay Times "When Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman brought the band back together last summer, he was celebrated. Tampa Bay kept its core together for the third straight year and was labeled a Stanley Cup favorite. But starting at Wednesday's trade deadline, you may begin seeing changes to a..." February 26

  • Caps' Alex Ovechkin goes without a shot on goal for 3rd time this month

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Alex Ovechkin is one of the most prolific shooters in NHL history. This season, the Caps’ captain ranks third in shots on net with 223, an average of almost 3.7 per contest. But on Saturday evening in Nashville, something strange happened—again. Ovechkin finished without a shot on goal..." February 26

  • Somebody out there probably was playing his last Colorado home game

    Denver Post "At the Buffalo-Colorado opening faceoff Saturday night, the NHL trading deadline was 89 hours away. It remained almost certain that one or more Avalanche player was skating in his final home game in the Pepsi Center as Colorado knocked off the Sabres 5-3. Yes, the possibilities included Gabe..." February 26

  • Lightning acquire winger Stefan Fournier from Coyotes for Jeremy Morin

    Sportsnet "The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired winger Stefan Fournier from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Jeremy Morin. Fournier, 24, has split his entire professional career between the AHL and ECHL, with his latest stop being with the Tucson Roadrunners of the AHL this season where he’s put up..." February 26

  • Canucks GM Benning says mumps outbreak won’t impact trade deadline plans

    Vancouver Sun "There is a contagion working insidiously through the Vancouver Canucks, attacking them and making them weak and feverish. It’s called losing. As the National Hockey League team ended its 4½-day break with a practice late Friday, missing a quarter of its lineup due to a mumps outbreak, the..." February 26

  • For Eddie Lack, the Canes’ win over the Senators had extra meaning

    Raleigh News & Observer "For Eddie Lack, helping the Carolina Hurricanes win a hockey game, ending a five-game winless streak, was the most important thing Friday. That he shut out the Ottawa Senators 3-0, making 34 saves, was personally gratifying given his injuries and missed games this season. But the game..." February 26

  • LA Kings Activate Jonathan Quick from Injured Reserve

    NHL.com "The LA Kings have activated goaltender Jonathan Quick from injured reserve and forward Jordan Nolan, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. The 6-1, 218-pound native of Milford, Conn. suffered a lower-body injury in the Kings first game of the season, Oct. 12 at San..." February 25

  • Vermette's 10-game suspension upheld by NHL

    Fanrag Sports "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has upheld the 10-game suspension handed to Anaheim Ducks forward Antoine Vermette for slashing a referee on Feb. 14 against the Minnesota Wild. The length of the suspension already includes the four games that the forward has served. He’ll lose $97,222.22 in salary,..." February 25

  • Wayne Gretzky opens up on his new role in Oilers front office

    Sportsnet "Wayne Gretzky is leaning up against a wall on the event level of Rogers Place, a coffee in his hand, talking hockey and where a lifetime in the game has taken him at age 56. In the city where Gretzky was at his greatest, this is his happy place: A game last night, another one tomorrow, and at..." February 25

  • Claude Giroux needs to turn it around for Flyers

    NHL.com "If center Claude Giroux doesn't start producing, the Philadelphia Flyers won't start winning, and their fading Stanley Cup Playoff hopes will disappear. "It goes hand in hand," Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said Friday. The evidence supports Hakstol's words. Giroux has 12 points (three goals,..." February 25

  • Canadiens draft lottery near-miss on Matthews really stings now

    Sportsnet "In an alternate universe, Auston Matthews could have been wearing the bleu, blanc et rouge. My goodness, how much different might we be looking at this version of the Montreal Canadiens if it included a 19-year-old franchise centre? When the lottery balls were drawn by commissioner Gary..." February 25

  • Nill wishes Eaves well with Ducks: 'Go there and win the Stanley Cup'

    Sports Day "The Stars on Friday got a head start on Wednesday's NHL trade deadline, sending winger Patrick Eaves to the Anaheim Ducks for a conditional draft pick. There are plenty of conditions tied to the pick, but the deal is a lot like the move that sent Jaromir Jagr to the Boston Bruins in 2013 and..." February 25

  • Mike Smith is out with illness that is not the mumps, Coyotes say

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Arizona Republic’s Sarah McLellan reports that she was told Mike Smith is missing tonight’s game because of an illness that is not the mumps. You may recognize “not the mumps” as the NHL’s version of letting out a barrage of coughs and then insisting the issue is not contagious. Anyway,..." February 25

  • Hextall says Flyers won't be buyers at deadline

    Philly Voice "With the 2017 NHL Trade Deadline less than a week away, the top names on the Flyers roster aren’t in rumors like, say, Colorado’s Matt Duchene or Gabriel Landeskog. That doesn’t mean the front office won’t be active before deadline day, though. Goalies Michal Neuvirth and Steve Mason, both hitting..." February 25

  • Dallas Stars Trade Patrick Eaves to Anaheim Ducks

    The Hockey Writers "The Anaheim Ducks and Dallas Stars have agreed to terms on a trade that will send Patrick Eaves to the Ducks in exchange for a conditional second-round draft pick in 2017, the Ducks announced Friday. The pick will be the middle one of three Ducks’ second round picks which came from the Ottawa..." February 24

  • Red Wings trade Tomas Jurco to Blackhawks for third-round pick

    Michigan Live "The selling season has started for the Detroit Red Wings, who dealt forward Tomas Jurco Friday to the Chicago Blackhawks for a third-round pick in 2017. The seldom-used Jurco appeared in 16 games this season, with no points, two penalty minutes and a minus-8 rating. He played in just five of..." February 24

  • Canucks report mumps diagnosis

    NHL.com "The Vancouver Canucks confirmed today that several players have presented with symptoms of mumps with one confirmed diagnosis. The team has worked from the outset with the Vancouver Health Authority, NHL, NHLPA and BC Centre for Disease Control to minimize transmission of the illness. In..." February 24

  • Penguins GM: Fleury hasn’t asked to be traded, but that could change

    Sportsnet "Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury still hasn’t asked to be traded, but things could change in the days leading up to the NHL trade deadline, says general manager Jim Rutherford. “We talk in generalities about different situations and that’s really as far as we’ve gotten. I would..." February 24

  • NY Rangers Owner Dolan Backs New Home for Islanders

    Bloomberg "A supergroup of New York sports executives, including owners of the New York Rangers and the New York Mets, is lining up to invest in a new arena just outside of Queens for the National Hockey League’s Islanders, according to people familiar with the discussions. The Islanders play at..." February 24

  • Arizona Coyotes proposed $395 million arena deal on life support

    Arizona Republic "A plan that would provide $225 million in public financing for a new $395 million Arizona Coyotes arena likely does not have the votes to pass the state Senate, key lawmakers told The Arizona Republic/azcentral Thursday. Sens. Debbie Lesko, R-Peoria, and John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, said..." February 24

  • Rutherford says Schultz extension ‘definitely a priority’ this summer

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "What Rutherford said: “We have not [discussed an extension with Justin Schultz], but he will definitely be a priority for us in the offseason.” What it means: Odds are Schultz will be back next season, despite the lack of extension talks so far. He’ll be a restricted free agent when the season..." February 24

  • Neuvirth ‘scared’ Flyers will trade him at deadline

    Courier-Post "It might be one of the most uncomfortable spots for a goalie who’s seemingly in a good spot having played five straight games. A sixth is coming Saturday night in front of 60,000-plus at Heinz Field. Michal Neuvirth has no contract for next year — just like his goalie partner Steve Mason — and..." February 24

  • Welcome Drew Stafford to the trade rumor mill

    Pro Hockey Talk "Another name to add to the pile as we gear up for next Wednesday’s trade deadline: Drew Stafford. Stafford, the 31-year-old winger that’s spent the two-and-a-half seasons in Winnipeg, has reportedly been the subject of trade calls, per ESPN. Stafford’s had an injury-plagued campaign,..." February 24

  • Four NHL trade deadline targets for bargain hunters

    Sportsnet "The 2017 NHL trade deadline is now less than a week away, and in many ways the circumstances this season are unique. With an expansion draft this summer and the expectation of a flat salary cap next year, the long-term ramifications of acquiring even rental players need careful consideration...." February 24

  • Blues sign Berglund to 5-year extension

    NHL.com "The Blues have agreed to terms on a new five-year, $19.25 million contract extension with center Patrik Berglund. Berglund's previous three-year deal was set to expire at the end of the season. If left unsigned, he would have become an unrestricted free agent. Berglund has played in 60 games..." February 24

  • Bryan Bickell nearing return after MS diagnosis, assigned to AHL

    Sportsnet "Carolina Hurricanes forward Bryan Bickell has been cleared to make his return to the ice. The team made the announcement Thursday, along with the news that he’d been placed on waivers for an AHL assignment. Bickell, 30, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November 2016 and has remained..." February 24

  • Shaw denies Therrien dressing down report

    Montreal Gazette "After Thursday’s morning skate in Brossard, the Canadiens’ Andrew Shaw was asked about a report that he had been the target of a verbal tirade in the locker room from former coach Michel Therrien that another player — believed to be goalie Carey Price — had to step in to stop. The story, which..." February 24

  • Dennis Wideman open to waiving no-move clause for trade

    Calgary Herald "If the Calgary Flames can find a trade taker for Dennis Wideman, the 33-year-old defenceman isn’t going to stand in the way. Wideman’s contract includes a full no-movement clause, giving him the right to kibosh any potential swap, but he told Postmedia after Thursday’s morning skate in Tampa..." February 24

  • Four players who may go for too much at the NHL Trade Deadline

    Sportsnet "The March 1 NHL trade deadline is fast approaching and the list of players who could be available is one of the best in years. Kevin Shattenkirk is apparently more likely to move than not, and other big-time players such as Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog, and Evander Kane could move as well. But..." February 24

  • Shattenkirk vetoed $42-million sign-and-trade agreement

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues had a trade in place that would have sent Kevin Shattenkirk to a club with a long-term extension, but the defenseman nixed the deal, the Post-Dispatch has learned. Discussions between the Blues and another club fell apart about six weeks ago on a trade that would have given..." February 24

  • Trade: Pens acquire d-man help, get Hainsey from Carolina

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pittsburgh has added another veteran presence on the blueline in advance of a second consecutive Stanley Cup. Ron Hainsey, the 35-year-old ‘Canes rearguard, has been acquired in exchange for a second-round pick and AHLer Danny Kristo, per TVA. Hainsey, a pending UFA, is in the last of a..." February 23

  • Ben Bishop Has A Limited No-Trade Clause In His Current Contract

    Pro Hockey Rumors "During the blitz of this morning’s Ron Hainsey deal that saw the defenseman move to the Pittsburgh Penguins, CapFriendly tweeted out a bombshell about pending UFA Ben Bishop. Bishop has been long thought of to be on the move at the deadline if the Tampa Bay Lightning feel they’re out of the..." February 23

  • Penguins confirm Kris Letang day to day with UBI

    Fanrag Sports "Kris Letang currently sits second in scoring among defensemen on the Pittsburgh Penguins, with 34 points in just 41 regular season games. Now, though, the team will lose him – for yet another time this year. It was confirmed on Thursday afternoon, per Wes Crosby of NHL.com, that Letang will..." February 23

  • 10 NHL teams that could make a splash at the trade deadline

    Fox Sports "The NHL's March 1 trade deadline is quickly approaching, which means rumors and speculation surrounding possible moves will be flying. With quite a lot of parity across the league, several bubble teams are facing some tough decisions surrounding whether to buy or sell. We've already..." February 23

  • Ryan Callahan out indefinitely after follow-up procedure

    Tampa Bay Times "The veteran Lightning wing had a follow-up surgical procedure on his right hip Tuesday in New York, with GM Steve Yzerman saying Callahan is expected to miss the rest of the regular season. The good news is that doctors found out what had been causing discomfort in Callahan's hip since it was..." February 23

  • Kings G Quick targeting March return

    TSN "Jonathan Quick took part in practice on Tuesday and is closing in on a return from the groin injury which has limited him to just one period this season. According to Jon Rosen of Fox Sports West, Quick is not yet occupying a net of his own in practice but remains on target to return in..." February 22

  • Coyotes' Smith rips conussion protocol

    TSN "Arizona Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith was forced out of his team's 3-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks Monday as the NHL's concussion spotter flagged him for testing. The 34-year-old was forced to leave the game after a collision with Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg, which knocked Smith's mask..." February 22

  • The Rangers’ power play is in trouble: This is the way to save it

    New York Post "For the longest time, like almost the entire 60-minute prelude to 3-on-3 overtime, it seemed as if the Rangers and Canadiens were playing to get a point Tuesday night at the Garden, so deliberate and cautious was this affair that it indeed went to a shootout before Montreal emerged with a 3-2..." February 22

  • Bruins GM Don Sweeney sits and watches how coaching change affects team’s play

    Boston Herald "With his team 4-0-0 since firing Claude Julien and promoting assistant Bruce Cassidy, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney likes what he has seen so far as his club tries to salvage an up-and-down campaign and get into the playoffs. Sweeney and his staff continue to evaluate players’ responses to..." February 22

  • Red Wings’ Smith can’t avoid trade rumors

    Detroit News "It’s everywhere, the trade rumors and speculation of what might occur March 1, right on Brendan Smith’s phone. “I try to stay away from it, but it’s hard not to see it sometimes,” said Smith, the Red Wings defenseman who is likely to be traded in the next week if general manager Ken Holland..." February 22

  • Darryl Sutter ties Andy Murray for most wins with Kings

    Fanrag Sports "Late in his sixth season as the Los Angeles Kings’ coach, Darryl Sutter achieved a milestone on Tuesday night. By virtue of the Kings beating the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 in Denver, Sutter matched Andy Murray for the most wins by a coach in franchise history, with 215. He wasn’t too into..." February 22

  • Flyers power-play change working well so far

    Courier-Post "Shayne Gostisbehere has been hitting Jake Voracek up for advice the last couple days about the power play. In the second game of the Flyers’ three-game Western Canadian road trip, coach Dave Hakstol made a change. Voracek came off the first unit in lieu of Ivan Provorov and Gostisbehere went..." February 22

  • Jets’ Wheeler on Trouba suspension: ‘It raises a lot of questions’

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets are angry and confused. The club takes issue with Jacob Trouba’s suspension, especially in light of a similar hit laid on their captain, Blake Wheeler, by Evgeni Malkin just days prior. That one went unpunished by the NHL’s department of player safety. "We feel internally..." February 21

  • Steven Stamkos skating, 'progressing well'

    Tampa Bay Times "Lightning captain Steven Stamkos is back on the ice. Stamkos, out since mid-November knee surgery, has been skating on his own, including before Tuesday's morning skate. Stamkos was in full gear Tuesday, working with assistant coach Brad Lauer. Stamkos did stickhandling, shooting, even taking..." February 21

  • Canadiens sent league-wide memo stating Pateryn available for trade

    Sportsnet "Greg Pateryn will replace Nikita Nesterov in the Montreal Canadiens lineup Tuesday but it could be one of the final games he plays in a Habs uniform. Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin sent a league-wide memo to fellow GMs indicating that Pateryn is available for a trade." February 21

  • Avs' Zadorov out for season after suffering ankle fracture at practice

    Denver Post "On the Avalanche’s last drill Monday, and on the same day top defenseman Erik Johnson resumed practicing with the team, young defenseman Nikita Zadorov became tangled with forward Mikko Rantanen, fell to the ice and required assistance to get to the trainers’ room because of a leg injury. Hours..." February 21

  • Islanders keeping options open ahead of trade deadline

    Newsday "With only 10 days to go until the March 1 trade deadline, the Islanders traditionally would be a team that’s still on the “buy or sell?” fence, given that they still are on the outside of the Eastern Conference playoff picture. But this is not a traditional deadline season and the Islanders..." February 21

  • Time to break up the flawed Flyers

    Philly.com "The Flyers are going to live in NHL infamy if they continue on their current path: They will become the first team in league history to miss the playoffs during a season in which they had a 10-game winning streak. And for those who say they'll at least get a quality first-round draft pick..." February 21

  • Improved Blues facing deadline dilemma

    Ottawa Sun "Doug Armstrong is facing a deadline dilemma. Since deciding he’d send head coach Ken Hitchcock packing in favour of Mike Yeo on Feb. 1, the St. Louis Blues are back in a playoff position and heading into Saturday’s action they were five points ahead of the Nasville Predators for the final..." February 21