• NHL to unveil protected and available player lists for expansion draft

    Sportsnet "Call it a victory for the people. The NHL has decided to change course and publicly release the list of protected and available players during the June expansion draft. The decision was made after "further consideration of views and feedback we received on the subject," NHL deputy..." March 29

  • Cooper: Stamkos now day-to-day

    TSN "Steven Stamkos is inching closer to joining the Tampa Bay Lightning for their playoff push. Lightning head coach Jon Cooper said Wednesday that he doesn't expect Stamkos to play Thursday against the the Detroit Red Wings, but now considers the team's captain day-to-day. "I think we can start..." March 29

  • McPhee: Knights want a 'progressive coach'

    TSN "The Vegas Golden Knights remain without a coach, but general manager George McPhee says the team has a checklist for what they're looking for in their first bench boss. McPhee said that the pace that the NHL game changes at means the team will need to have a coach who can adapt quickly. He..." March 29

  • Red Wings' Luke Glendening out for final six games

    Michigan Live "Detroit Red Wings forward Luke Glendening will miss the final six games of the season due to a fractured ankle/foot suffered in Monday's 4-3 overtime victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. General manager Ken Holland said it hasn't been determined if Glendening needs surgery. Glendening..." March 29

  • Rowe suggests core Panthers could be moved

    TSN "The Florida Panthers have fallen out of the Eastern Conference playoff race and Tom Rowe suggested Tuesday changes could come this offseason. Speaking ahead of Tuesday's loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs, Rowe ripped his team's Monday night effort in a 4-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres and said..." March 29

  • Chelios: ‘No veteran free agent’ wants to play for Mike Babcock

    Sportsnet "Chris Chelios believes the Detroit Red Wings will have an easier time luring free agents now that Mike Babcock has moved to Toronto. “It’s going to help even more now that Babs is gone, because those free agents didn’t want to play for Babs,” the Red Wings legend said on-air Friday night during..." March 29

  • Bruins top prospect McAvoy to sign ATO

    TSN "Charlie McAvoy will sign an amateur tryout contract to play with the Providence Bruins, Boston Bruins general manager Don Sweeney confirmed Wednesday. TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie noted Tuesday the Bruins will have to decide whether they want to burn a year off of McAvoy's entry-level..." March 29

  • IOC email links NHL South Korea participation to Beijing 2022

    Sportsnet "Last week, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel said his organization needed to know by the end of April whether or not NHL players would be competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Afterwards, I reached out to the International Olympic Committee to see if its..." March 29

  • How Josh Ho-Sang turned ‘crazy year’ into dream come true

    New York Post "Rarely are the things coming out of a player’s mouth as interesting as the things he does on the ice. But Josh Ho-Sang is nothing if not a rarity, a mix of sublime talent and introspective candidness that make the Islanders’ 21-year-old forward a magnetic force. He speaks of all the things he..." March 29

  • It was a good run: Red Wings' historic 25-season playoff streak meets bitter end

    Sporting News "That era officially came to an end Tuesday when a 4-1 loss to the Hurricanes, combined with wins by Toronto and Boston, mathematically eliminated Detroit from playoff contention. The season included both highs (look no further than the development of Anthony Mantha and Andreas Athanasiou) and..." March 29

  • Bruins' Tuukka Rask responds to critics

    WEEI Boston "After what’s felt like an eternity of radio-driven drama and controversy after Rask tapped out of playing in last Saturday’s must-win game against the Islanders (he did not even travel with the team), Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask is ready to return to his crease. “Tuukka is healthy. That’s..." March 29

  • Panthers’ James Reimer leaves game with apparent injury

    Fanrag Sports "Florida Panthers netminder James Reimer sustained an injury during the second period of Tuesday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. He skated off the ice into locker room under his own power, but had to be replaced in the crease by Reto Berra. Reimer left with a 2-0 deficit. It took a while..." March 29

  • With deal reached, U.S. women's national hockey team will play at world championships

    ESPN "The U.S. women's national hockey team and USA Hockey agreed to a landmark new contract Tuesday to avert the players' boycott of the IIHF World Championships that begin Friday and significantly address the women's protests about compensation and the federation's inequitable treatment of its girls'..." March 28

  • Canucks to sign NCAA F Molino

    TSN "The Vancouver Canucks are reportedly dipping into the NCAA free agent market to sign forward Griffen Molino. According to ESPN's John Buccigross, the Canucks have reached a deal with the 23-year-old. Molino has spent the past two seasons at Western Michigan University. He led the Broncos in..." March 28

  • Boston Bruins Recall Zane McIntyre On Emergency Basis

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Despite saying this morning that Tuukka Rask would be back in net for the Boston Bruins tonight against the Nashville Predators, the team has recalled Zane McIntyre from Providence on emergency conditions. Whether this means Rask isn’t ready, or somehow Anton Khudobin has suffered an injury during..." March 28

  • Doug Weight on Isles' goalies: I don't have a plan

    TSN "The New York Islanders fell to the Nashville Predators 3-1 on Monday night and were jumped in the standings by the Tampa Bay Lightning. However, the Islanders remain in the thick of the Eastern Conference wild-card race, trailing the Boston Bruins by two points. Thomas Greiss was credited..." March 28

  • Hurricanes’ Eddie Lack: ‘Everything looks alright’ after scary collision

    Sportsnet "Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Eddie Lack says that everything looks alright after being stretchered off the ice following a 4-3 overtime loss to the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night. Lack was run into by Detroit’s Andreas Athanasiou at 1:59 of overtime and appeared to injure his left leg on..." March 28

  • If NHL decides to skip 2018 Olympics, fallout will ‘last for a very long time’: NHLPA chief Don Fehr

    National Post "Don Fehr is not making any promises. But he’s also not making any threats. With, presumably, one month to go until a decision has to be made about NHL participation at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, the head of the NHL Players’ Association sounds hopeful that a deal can be worked out in..." March 28

  • Philipp Grubauer continues the Caps’ link to German goaltenders. But for how much longer?

    Washington Post "Before he went to sleep every night, a young Philipp Grubauer would giddily jump around on the bed to practice the moves he saw from goaltenders Mike Richter and Felix Potvin in the NHL highlight-reel videotapes his parents bought for him. He’d swing his arm up repeatedly as though he were making..." March 28

  • Senators’ Clarke MacArthur still hopes to play this season

    Sportsnet "Clarke MacArthur is still holding out hope that he can suit up with the Ottawa Senators this season. The forward made that clear during a media availability on Monday. “I’m always holding out for this year. I could care less [about] next year,” MacArthur told reporters. “I’m only training..." March 27

  • Sharks’ Micheal Haley suspended one game for roughing

    Sportsnet "San Jose Sharks forward Micheal Haley has been suspended one game for roughing Nashville’s Calle Jarnkrok. Haley punched Jarnkrok in the face after being hit into the boards from behind on Saturday. He was given a match penalty as the Sharks lost 7-2. The 30-year-old has two goals, 11..." March 27

  • Anaheim Ducks are flying high atop the Pacific Division, but eyeing a bigger prize in playoffs

    ESPN "It took six months, but who's counting? The Anaheim Ducks have finally taken over sole possession of first place in the Pacific Division -- though that mantle might change, an a daily basis, with four teams still bunched within a few points and almost two weeks left to go in the regular..." March 27

  • Bruins' David Krejci: Dealing with upper-body injury

    CBS Sports "Krejci is dealing with an upper-body injury. Though Krejci was forced out of Monday's practice early, coach Bruce Cassidy noted of the center afterward, "I believe he'll be fine tomorrow." More on Krejci's status as Tuesday's 7:00 ET faceoff against Nashville approaches, but at this stage it..." March 27

  • ‘I have to prove that I belong’: Would-be Canuck Virtanen turning corner with Comets

    The Province "Jake Virtanen has played against Nikolay Goldobin and knows all about Brock Boeser. “I played against Goldobin in the Top Prospects Game (2014) and Boeser has incredible talent,” said the wayward Vancouver Canucks winger, who is finding his professional way with the AHL’s Utica Comets. What..." March 27

  • Nikita Kucherov leads 3 Stars of the Week

    NHL.com "Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov, Dallas Stars goaltender Kari Lehtonen and Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending March 26. FIRST STAR - NIKITA KUCHEROV, RW, TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Kucherov posted 5-2-7 in three games,..." March 27

  • Canadiens sign defenseman Victor Mete

    NHL.com "Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Monday that the team has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry level contract (2017-18 to 2019-20) with defenseman Victor Mete. The 18-year-old defenseman collected 44 points (15 goals, 29 assists) in 50 regular season games with the..." March 27

  • Penguins Sign Jeff Taylor to an Entry-Level Contract

    NHL.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman Jeff Taylor to a two-year, entry-level contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The contract will begin with the 2017-18 season and run through the 2018-19 campaign, and it's a two-way..." March 27

  • Vancouver Canucks need centremen, and Edmonton Oilers' Ryan Nugent-Hopkins would fit the bill

    Edmonton Journal "The Vancouver Canucks will be sniffing around centres at the June draft with Henrik Sedin in the last year of his contract and aged 37 before next season and Bo Horvat not yet ready to be a No. 1 pivot. Yes, they’d be interested in Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. The Edmonton Oilers would want an..." March 27

  • 20 years later: Red Wings vs. Avalanche fight night is still the best

    USA Today "It has been called “Bloody Wednesday,” “The Brawl at Hockeytown” and “Fight Night at the Joe.” And if one were to borrow a movie title to describe what happened on the banks of the Detroit River that spring evening, “There Will Be Blood” would be apropos. Today marks the 20th anniversary of..." March 26

  • Coyotes sign Clayton Keller to 3-year, entry-level deal

    Arizona Sports "The Coyotes are bringing in one of their most promising prospects a little ahead of schedule. Boston University freshman forward Clayton Keller signed a three-year entry-level deal on Sunday, one day after the Terriers were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament with a 3-2 loss to Minnesota Duluth in..." March 26

  • Sidney Crosby on criticism from Sens owner Melnyk: ‘He likes to hear himself talk, so let’s just leave it’

    Pro Hockey Talk "One day after Ottawa Senators defenseman Marc Methot had the tip of his finger busted apart by a Sidney Crosby slash, team owner Eugene Melnyk made an appearance on Ottawa radio and sounded off on Crosby. Along with calling for a lengthy suspension for the Penguins’ captain, Melnyk referred to..." March 26

  • Josh Harding misses hockey 'every day,' happy to reconnect with Wild

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Josh Harding’s voice still shakes as he discusses how his career was snatched from him in the winter of 2014. Playing with Iowa to regain his form after missing the Wild’s training camp, first six weeks of the season and having not played since the previous New Year’s Eve when complications..." March 26

  • Would the Islanders consider trading John Tavares this summer?

    Sportsnet "Just how much longer will John Tavares remain with the New York Islanders? The team captain’s long-term future in Brooklyn remains an open question, as the 26-year-old has just one year remaining on his contract. “There were reports this week that if the New York Islanders aren’t moving..." March 26

  • Maple Leafs lose Andersen to upper-body injury

    NHL.com "Goalie Frederik Andersen did not start the second period for the Toronto Maple Leafs in a 5-2 loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday because of an upper-body injury. Andersen allowed two goals on 16 shots in the first period, which ended with Buffalo leading 2-1 at KeyBank Center. "Obviously..." March 26

  • Ron & Don: Sidney Crosby is ‘not a dirty player’

    Sportsnet "Sidney Crosby was in the highlights quite a bit this week, which on its own isn’t unusual. But instead of making headlines for his goals or assists, hockey fans took notice of a few plays that could be deemed as dirty. First came on Tuesday, when Crosby gave Ryan O’Reilly of the Buffalo Sabres..." March 26

  • Sharks center Couture taken to hospital after puck hits him in the mouth

    CSN Bay Area "After taking a deflected puck to the face, Sharks center Logan Couture was taken to a local hospital in the Nashville area, coach Pete DeBoer said after the game. There was no further information about how serious his injury might be. “I don’t have a report. I heard they took him to the..." March 26

  • Canadian NHL teams eyeing a number of NCAA free agents

    Sportsnet "On Saturday morning, University of North Dakota product Brock Boeser signed a deal with the Vancouver Canucks. Boeser’s season had ended the night before, when UND suffered a double-overtime loss to Boston University in the NCAA’s West Regional semifinals. Boeser’s career as a college hockey..." March 26

  • Patrick Sharp to have season-ending hip surgery Tuesday, earns Dallas' Masterton nomination

    Sports Day "Patrick Sharp will have hip surgery Tuesday, ending one of the toughest seasons of his career. But in battling through two concussions, hip pain, and his dad's fight with leukemia, Sharp has shown significant fortitude. The Dallas chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association nominates..." March 25

  • USA Hockey's replacement player search for women's team hits high school ranks

    USA Today "USA Hockey has hit up the high school ranks for replacement players for next week’s IIHF Women’s World Championship and at least two have said “no.” Natalie Snodgrass, a senior at Eastview High in Apple Valley, Minn., and a standout on last year’s Under-18 Women’s World Championship team, wrote..." March 25

  • Kadri starting to dream of playoffs as Leafs continue stretch run

    Sportsnet "The cliché answer would be to say you’re simply focused on tonight’s game. But with the Toronto Maple Leafs on a 7-1-1 stretch that has brought a playoff spot tantalizingly close, Nazem Kadri acknowledged that there was a little more on his mind while preparing to face the Buffalo Sabres on..." March 25

  • Ryan O’Reilly comments on Sidney Crosby spearing incident: ‘It happens’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has made some headlines this week for a couple of stick infractions that were overlooked by the on-ice officials during his games. They were not overlooked by everybody else. On Thursday, he caught Marc Methot with a slash to the hand that ended up..." March 25

  • Canucks sign UND's Brock Boeser, who'll debut vs. Wild

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning announced the team has signed forward Brock Boeser to an entry-level contract. The 20-year-old tallied 16 goals and 18 assists in 32 games for the University of North Dakota last season while missing part of the year and the World Junior..." March 25

  • Jarome Iginla undecided about retiring after 20 seasons

    L.A. Daily News "Jarome Iginla has nine regular-season games remaining on the three-year, $16-million contract he signed in 2014 with the Colorado Avalanche. The Kings’ final game of 2016-17, an April 9 date with the Ducks at Honda Center, could be his NHL finale. Or he could sign a new deal and keep..." March 25

  • Returning Henrik Lundqvist: It’ll take time to get back in groove

    New York Post "It will be one more start for Antti Raanta, his eighth straight Saturday against the Kings in Los Angeles, before Henrik Lundqvist regains the net Sunday in Anaheim against the Ducks. “I feel good, but when you come back, you can’t expect to feel perfect right away,” Lundqvist said, referring..." March 25

  • Crosby's agent: Melnyk should be fined for 'negative comment'

    Fanrag Sports "Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk had some choice words for Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby after the forward didn’t face any discipline for essentially slashing Marc Methot’s finger off during the Penguins-Senators game Thursday. Crosby’s agent, Pat Brisson, fired back. “In my..." March 25

  • Sullivan on Crosby slash: 'I see Sid go through that on a nightly basis'

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins coach Mike Sullivan came to his captain’s defense before Friday’s game against the Islanders, defending Sidney Crosby following some disparaging comments from Senators owner Eugene Melnyk on a Canadian radio station. Melnyk was peeved over Crosby’s unpenalized slash Thursday against..." March 25

  • In prepping Vegas for draft, McPhee cites ‘outstanding’ record with Caps

    NHL.com "Throughout his magnificent life, Winston Churchill never played hockey. Although to be fair, one of his more famous quotes is a fantastic metaphor for the Golden Knights' situation entering the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the..." March 25

  • A deal is reportedly imminent between Brock Boeser and Canucks

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s been a bleak season for the Vancouver Canucks. Perhaps developments Friday evening can provide some optimism for fans of a team that can’t score, has trouble defending and has been decimated by injury. Brock Boeser’s sophomore college season came to an end Friday, as North Dakota lost..." March 25

  • Flames' Tkachuk on suspension: 'I'm not changing my game at all'

    Sportsnet "Calgary’s Matthew Tkachuk has been one of the team’s biggest and best surprises in his rookie season, scoring 13 goals and 46 points in 68 games after being drafted sixth overall last summer. He’s quickly made a reputation for playing with some edge and sandpaper and got a two-game suspension..." March 25

  • Henrik Lundqvist to start for Rangers on Sunday

    NHL.com "Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist said Friday he will start for the New York Rangers against the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday (9 p.m. ET; PRIME, MSG, NHL.TV). Lundqvist hasn't played since March 7, when he injured his hip in a 5-2 win against the Florida Panthers. He is also expected to start Tuesday..." March 24