• Canadiens' Weber out for clash with Predators

    Sportsnet "Montreal Canadiens defenceman Shea Weber will not play in the team’s game against the Nashville Predators on Wednesday due to a lower-body injury. The former Predators captain currently logs over 26 minutes of ice time per game for the Canadiens and is second on the team in scoring with four..." November 22

  • How the Oilers became the NHL’s biggest disappointment

    Pro Hockey Talk "At the start of the 2017-18 season the Edmonton Oilers were one of the top Stanley Cup favorites. They were one game away from reaching the Western Conference Finals and they have the reigning league MVP and scoring champion (and arguably the game’s best player). All of that seemed to indicate..." November 22

  • Nazem Kadri has become quite a bargain for Maple Leafs

    Sportsnet "Timing is everything. Consider now the decision by Toronto Maple Leafs management to lock Nazem Kadri up on a six-year contract back in April 2016. He’s made that $4.5-million cap hit look like an absolute bargain while slotting behind Auston Matthews down the middle of the NHL’s..." November 22

  • Sens claim F Dumont on waivers

    TSN "The Ottawa Senators claimed forward Gabriel Dumont off waivers from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday. Dumont, 27, was held without a point in seven games with the Lightning this season. The Senators announced Dumont will not play Wednesday night, but is expected to join the team before..." November 22

  • Frustration Growing For Panthers’ Alex Petrovic

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It wasn’t long ago that the Florida Panthers were working toward a long-term extension with defenseman Alex Petrovic. Coming off the best season of his young career in 2015-16, the then-24-year-old looked like he was blossoming into an elite two-way defenseman. Injuries struck last season, but..." November 22

  • Surging Rangers dealt big blow with Ryan McDonagh injury

    New York Post "Just when the Rangers were starting to find their game, winning seven of their last nine contests, crawling out of that large hole they dug for themselves, comes this: Ryan McDonagh, their most valuable player not named Henrik Lundqvist, their captain, will miss a game Wednesday against the..." November 22

  • Devils’ Kyle Palmieri Out 4-6 Weeks With Broken Foot

    CBS New York "New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri is going to be sidelined up to six weeks with a broken right foot. The Devils announced Wednesday that Palmieri was injured after being hit by a shot Monday in a game at Minnesota. The 26-year-old Palmieri had four goals and five assists in 13..." November 22

  • Hockey Canada signs letter asking KHL to release players for Olympics

    Sportsnet "Hockey Canada has signed a formal request to the KHL asking the league to release its players for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games, Sportsnet can confirm. Igor Eronko of Sport-Express first reported the news. The letter was signed by Hockey Canada CEO Tom Renney as well as several other..." November 21

  • Jagr not interested in farewell tour with Flames

    NHL.com "If it was Jaromir Jagr's final game at Capital One Arena on Monday, neither he nor the Washington Capitals fans seemed to care. Jagr, who has said that this, his 24th season, will likely be his last in the NHL, isn't interested in a farewell tour. After getting an assist on the Calgary Flames'..." November 21

  • Dallas Stars head coach fed up with injury rigmarole

    Pro Hockey Talk "Now here’s a trend we could all get behind. Dallas Stars head coach Ken Hitchcock told members of the media on Tuesday that he wants to “stop the dance” when it comes to revealing information about his injured players. Perhaps Hitchcock, who has been coaching in the NHL since 1995, is just..." November 21

  • Malkin dealing with upper-body injury

    NHL.com "Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin will not play against the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday (7 p.m. ET; SNP, ATTSN-PT, NHL.TV) because of an upper-body injury. After practicing Monday, Malkin didn't skate Tuesday because of the injury sustained in Pittsburgh's 2-1 loss to the Chicago..." November 21

  • Flyers’ Radko Gudas disagrees with 10-game suspension

    Pro Hockey Talk "Radko Gudas is just like you and I in the sense that he also expected a big suspension for slashing Mathieu Perreault of the Winnipeg Jets in the back of the neck. He was a right as the NHL Department of Player Safety announced on Sunday that he will sit for 10 games and be docked..." November 21

  • Danis Zaripov's suspension reduced by IIHF

    TSN "Russian forward Danis Zaripov's IIHF suspension was dropped from two years to six months upon appeal Tuesday. Zaripov, who was rumoured to be in contact with multiple NHL teams, can return to playing in the KHL on Thursday. Zaripov tested positive for pseudoephedrine, a drug that is not on..." November 21

  • Blackhawks’ much-maligned power play is now clicking

    NBC Chicago "It’s an annual rite of passage if you cover or are a fan of the Blackhawks: you question the power play, because there always seems to be an issue with the power play. You wonder why every season, given the talent on this team. And again this fall the power play has sputtered. But a funny thing..." November 21

  • David Backes skates during Boston Bruins practice 18 days after colon surgery

    Mass Live "It's been less than three weeks since Boston Bruins forward David Backes underwent surgery to remove part of his colon due to diverticulitis, but it didn't take long for the veteran forward to return to the ice. Backes made a surprise appearance during Boston's optional practice Monday morning..." November 21

  • Wild’s Charlie Coyle returns to lineup for first time in 16 games

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Wild winger Charlie Coyle was activated from long-term injured reserve shortly after Monday’s morning skate and a few hours later returned to the lineup for the first time in more than a month. He had missed the past 16 games after suffering a broken leg in an Oct. 12 matchup with the Chicago..." November 21

  • Nicklas Backstrom is trying really hard not to get frustrated with lack of goals

    NBC Washington "Nicklas Backstrom has made a career out of setting up other players, but what many forget is that he is a pretty darn good scorer in his own right. Just not these days. Backstrom had three goals in the first six games of the season, but since then he has been held scoreless. His last goal game..." November 20

  • Julien: Price’s return to practice “encouraging”

    Pro Hockey Talk "A Montreal Canadiens team struggling for answers in the early going this season got a bit of a boost on Monday. Goaltender Carey Price returned to practice on Monday morning in Montreal, a welcome sign for a team struggling to stop pucks and desperate to start winning as they wallow in the..." November 20

  • Blues Active Jay Bouwmeetster, Questionable To Play On Tuesday

    CBS St. Louis "St. Louis Blues President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Doug Armstrong announced today the club has activated defenseman Jay Bouwmeester (BOH-mee-stuhr) from injured reserve (IR). Bouwmeester has been sidelined since fracturing his left ankle during 2017 training camp." November 20

  • Stars D Marc Methot has arthroscopic surgery, out 4-6 weeks

    ESPN "Dallas Stars defenseman Marc Methot underwent arthroscopic surgery and will be sidelined four to six weeks, while center Martin Hanzal has a hand injury that is expected to sideline him three to seven days, the team announced Monday. Backup goaltender Kari Lehtonen, meanwhile, is out..." November 20

  • Wild Activate Charlie Coyle From Injured Reserve

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Little by little, the Minnesota Wild are getting healthier. The team announced this afternoon that they have activated forward Charlie Coyle from long-term injured reserve. In a corresponding move, they have moved fellow forward Zach Parise to LTIR, though Parise has yet to play a game for the..." November 20

  • Penguins to face Flyers in outdoor game in Philadelphia next season

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins are going back outdoors next season. They will face off against the Flyers at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, as part of the NHL's 2019 Stadium Series. It will be the second round of the "Battle for Pennsylvania," a two-game outdoor series..." November 20

  • Flyers' Gudas suspended for 10 games by the league

    Philly.com "“Next man up’’ is a hockey axiom based in resolve and bravado. It is not intended to be an operating philosophy. Two months into a season they hoped would be less volatile than the previous one, it has become exactly that for the Flyers. Injuries to Andrew MacDonald, Shayne Gostisbehere, and..." November 20

  • Trade winds blowing in direction of hapless Canadiens

    Sporting News "Montreal is without both Carey Price and Al Montoya, but its problems extend far beyond goaltending. The Habs have lost four of their last five — including a blowout loss at home to the Maple Leafs on Saturday — and have fallen 14 points off the pace set by division-leading Tampa Bay. It hasn’t..." November 20

  • Rangers bring back punishing old-school style to end funk

    New York Post "Six-plus months after the fact, the Rangers’ second-round, six-game playoff defeat to Ottawa that ultimately broke up that old gang on Broadway remains difficult to fathom. If it wasn’t quite the 1960 World Series, in which the Yankees outscored the Pirates 55-27 yet lost in seven games, the..." November 20

  • Are the Montreal Canadiens headed for a rebuild?

    Sportsnet "Even before the Canadiens were hammered by the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night, some “soul searching” occurred in Montreal’s front office. That happened following the club’s 5-4 loss to the last-place Arizona Coyotes on Thursday, according to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos. “There’s a sense..." November 19

  • Leafs haven’t had significant negotiations with GM Lou Lamoriello

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs have not had significant negotiations with general manager Lou Lamoriello on a new contract, as of the beginning of this week, according to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos. “The feeling is the Leafs want to focus on the team when it comes to wins and losses, and getting better...." November 19

  • Malcolm Subban or Maxime Lagace in net? Knights aren’t saying

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Whose net is it? That’s the question everyone wants to know as the Golden Knights return to T-Mobile Arena on Sunday to host the Los Angeles Kings at 5 p.m. Will Malcolm Subban return in goal after missing 11 games with a lower-body injury? Or will Maxime Lagace, who has started the past..." November 19

  • Predators' Watson faces hearing for boarding Avalanche's Toninato

    Sportsnet "If anything for Dominic Toninato, it was a memorable NHL debut. The Colorado Avalanche rookie suited up for his first-ever NHL game Saturday night and was promptly taken out of the game after just 4:01 of ice time. Midway through the first period of Saturday’s Avalanche-Nashville Predators..." November 19

  • Don’t panic? McDavid can’t save Oilers once again

    Pro Hockey Talk "Things are about as ugly for the Edmonton Oilers right now as this stomp by Dallas Stars pest Antoine Roussel. Maybe, as Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli insists, the Oilers really aren’t in panic mode right now. But are we certain that they aren’t experiencing something just as bad, like, say,..." November 19

  • Tkachuk’s ban not something Flames GM Treliving agrees with

    Calgary Herald "Already one of the NHL’s most agitating and irritating sorts, Matthew Tkachuk has been called almost every name you can think of. This one, however, is new — ‘repeat offender.’ It’s a troublesome label for the Calgary Flames and their tenacious teen left-winger, who served a controversial..." November 19

  • A ‘thankful’ Cam Fowler glad that his return to Ducks is in sight

    Orange County Register "Cam Fowler wanted to see the video. How it happened. Why it happened. Fowler didn’t want his mother, Bridget, to see it. Told her not to. How his right leg buckled at the knee, turning in a direction it isn’t supposed to go. How he went down in immediate, intense pain and how he had to be..." November 19

  • Coyotes are (gasp) on a winning streak

    Pro Hockey Talk "As of this writing, the Arizona Coyotes have the least standings points in the NHL (11) despite playing a league-leading 22 games. Things could change for this young team, but for now, it’s about small victories, which makes actual wins that much bigger. Perhaps what they really needed was this..." November 19

  • Bruins To Play Blackhawks In 2019 Winter Classic At Notre Dame Stadium

    NHL.com "The National Hockey League announced today, ‪November 18, that the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks will compete in the 2019 Bridgestone Winter Classic at Notre Dame Stadium ‪on January 1, 2019. This is the third time the Bruins will make an appearance in the annual event, after hosting..." November 18

  • Wings' Witkowski won't appeal suspension

    TSN "Detroit Red Wings forward Luke Witkowski will not appeal the 10-game suspension handed to him for his role in Wednesday's brawl with the Calgary Flames. “I have decided not to appeal the 10-game suspension stemming from what happened against the Calgary Flames on Wednesday, November 15 in..." November 18

  • Hischier asked to be benched after penalty-filled stretch

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nico Hischier might only be 18 years old, but he’s already revealing a maturity that’s well beyond his years. New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero told The Star-Ledger this past week that the forward asked head coach John Hynes to “just (bleeping) bench me,” after the No. 1 pick in the..." November 18

  • George Parros leading the charge to help NHL protect younger players

    ESPN "The NHL's executives and general managers held their meeting where it all began 100 years ago at the Windsor Hotel in Montreal. That's where a four-team Canadian league was formally established in "a plain and simple room," according to journalist Elmer Ferguson. The anniversary was celebrated..." November 18

  • Edmonton Oilers GM not panicking over team’s slow start

    National Post "As the Edmonton Oilers limp towards the quarter point of the NHL season, general manager Peter Chiarelli was asked for a progress report on a team that had entered the year as a Stanley Cup favourite. His answer: look at the standings. “We’re in second-last in the (Western Conference), so..." November 18

  • Flyers’ Sean Couturier making most of offensive opportunity

    Sportsnet "Sean Couturier was never that kid standing 20 feet from a road hockey game, stick in hand, shooting rocks, hoping for an invite. Since Day 1 with the Philadelphia Flyers, he’s been part of the action and a valuable member of the team. But like a great character actor who never gets tapped for..." November 18

  • Matthews game-time decision vs. Canadiens

    Toronto Star "Auston Matthews remains in “game-time” decision mode as far as his playing status goes. The Leafs’ star centre repeated that phrase again Friday, when asked if he will play in Saturday’s game in Montreal. “It will probably be a game-time decision, yes ...” Matthews, who is nursing a lower..." November 18

  • Flyers' Gudas waives in-person meeting, set for phone hearing

    Sportsnet "Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Radko Gudas has waived his right to an in-person hearing with the NHL’s department of player safety, and will have a phone hearing on Sunday. Gudas will have to answer for a reckless slash to the back of Winnipeg Jets forward Mathieu Perreault‘s head he made on..." November 18

  • Brown making the most of chance to be core piece again for Kings

    NHL.com "Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Brown didn't get his groove back overnight. It only seemed that way. Brown will tell you that his first inkling that things could be different this season came in the summer when he met with John Stevens, who had been promoted from assistant to coach,..." November 18

  • Housley: Sabres 'outbattled, outworked, outcompeted' in loss to Wings

    Buffalo News "Perhaps it's long overdue but Phil Housley's stern face late Friday night seemed to indicate his patience is wearing thin. More than any time this season, Housley was exasperated with his team after the Buffalo Sabres' 3-1 loss to the Detroit Red Wings in Little Caesars Arena. It was a game..." November 18