• NHLPA Approves Proposed Changes To Lottery Odds

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In what has become an annual event, the NHL Players’ Association has yet again approved changes to the NHL Draft lottery odds. TSN’s Pierre LeBrun reports that the NHLPA today signed off on a new lottery set-up recently submitted by the league. It marks the third season in a row that the odds have..." March 23

  • Karlsson will get contract offer from Senators on July 1

    NHL.com "Erik Karlsson will be offered a contract by the Ottawa Senators on July 1, the first day they're allowed to do so, general manager Pierre Dorion said Friday. "Erik is a fantastic player," Dorion said during a conference call with season-ticket holders, according to the Ottawa Citizen. "The..." March 23

  • Jets’ Patrik Laine likely to play vs. Ducks

    Sportsnet "For 48 hours an entire province stressed over a Finnish fibula. Patrik Laine, the key sniper on the best Winnipeg Jets team since the ‘80s had hobbled off the ice Tuesday night, and yes, people here were FREAKING OUT. Today, Laine emerged with the regulars for the morning skate. Lo and..." March 23

  • Flames centre Sean Monahan finished for season, will need surgery

    Calgary Sun "Sean Monahan was playing through one injury. Then, he was playing through two. And now that the Calgary Flames have plummeted out of playoff contention, a team source has confirmed to Postmedia that the first-line centre and leading marksman won’t be in action again until next season. “I..." March 23

  • Where does Devils goalie Cory Schneider go from here?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Cory Schneider's first start since March 8 went far from planned. Four goals over the opening 30:31 ended Schneider's night early in the Devils' 6-2 loss to the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday at SAP Center in San Jose, and it extended a long slide for the struggling goalie. He is now winless in..." March 23

  • Sens to evaluate Boucher's future, hope to extend Duchene

    The Score "Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion shed some light on his club's offseason plans Friday morning. Speaking on a conference call with season-ticket holders, Dorion addressed how the organization intends to make up for a disastrous season that's fallen dramatically short of..." March 23

  • Ed Olczyk announces colon cancer 'gone' following treatment

    Sporting News "Congratulations are in order for Eddie Olczyk. The Blackhawks and NBC television analyst announced Thursday night his colon cancer was "gone" following chemotherapy and surgery. Olczyk, with play-by-play announcer Pat Foley at his side, broke the news between periods during the NBC Sports..." March 23

  • Red Wings' Mike Green will have surgery, out for season

    Michigan Live "Detroit Red Wings defenseman Mike Green will undergo surgery on his cervical spine and will miss the remainder of the season, the team announced Thursday. Green missed seven games from Feb. 17-28 after a hit from Adam Erne in Tampa Bay. He returned to the lineup March 2 at Winnipeg but..." March 23

  • Winnipeg Jets’ Patrik Laine could miss up to two weeks with foot injury

    Sportsnet "The Winnipeg Jets are expected to be without Patrik Laine for up to two weeks as the star winger recovers from a foot injury. Jets coach Paul Maurice told reporters Thursday that Laine only suffered a bruise, not a fracture, after blocking a shot in a Tuesday game against the Los Angeles..." March 22

  • No Kane, no problem for Panarin in Columbus

    Pro Hockey Talk "After the trade that sent Artemi Panarin to Columbus and Brandon Saad back to Chicago, many wondered if Panarin could produce at a high level without Patrick Kane. In hindsight, maybe there should have been just as many worries about how much Kane would lose in Panarin’s absence.* Panarin, 26,..." March 22

  • Capitals Sign Tobias Geisser

    NHL.com "The Washington Capitals have signed defenseman Tobias Geisser to a three-year entry-level contract beginning in the 2018-19 season, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Geisser's contract will carry an average annual value of $867,000. The Capitals selected..." March 22

  • NHLPA agrees to GM-recommended change for goalie interference

    The Score "The NHL Players Association has approved the general mangers' proposed change to goaltender interference video reviews that would give the league's hockey operations department the final call over the on-ice referee. Unanimous approval from the Board of Governors is still required before the..." March 22

  • Adam Mascherin Will Not Sign With Florida Panthers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Tucked away in Craig Custance’s piece for The Athletic (subscription required) is a report that Florida Panthers prospect Adam Mascherin will not sign with the team before the draft, forcing Dale Tallon to shop him around trying to get some sort of value out of their second-round..." March 22

  • Source: Joni Tuulola signs entry-level contract with Blackhawks

    The Athletic "Defenseman Joni Tuulola has signed a two-year entry-level contract with the Blackhawks, according to a source. Tuulola, 22, was drafted by the Blackhawks in the sixth round in 2015. He is 6-foot-3, 181 pounds and a left-handed shot. Tuulola is expected to join the Rockford IceHogs for the..." March 22

  • Ryan Spooner expected to start tonight's game at center

    SNY TV "Ryan Spooner is expected to start tonight's game against Philadelphia at center. (NY Post) He is slated to play between Jimmy Vesey and Pavel Buchnevich. Spooner is a career 42.8% on faceoffs and in 11 games with the Rangers he has only won 9 of 35. In 13 games with the Rangers, Spooner..." March 22

  • Report: Vegas likely to be exempt from potential Seattle expansion draft

    Sinbin Vegas "Some good news on the horizon for the Golden Knights in relation to the future of the NHL. It appears evident that Seattle will join the league in the near future and will be afforded the same Expansion Draft rules Vegas had back in June. The caveat however is that Vegas is expected to be..." March 21

  • Seattle’s possible NHL expansion draft would have same rules as Vegas

    Sportsnet "If and when Seattle is officially granted an NHL franchise, the expansion draft to follow would be conducted under the exact same rules as when the Vegas Golden Knights broke into the league. As Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston reported Wednesday at the GM meetings in Boca Raton, Fla., NHL deputy..." March 21

  • Will Coyotes give Dylan Strome a real shot?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Aside from seeing who can tank harder, it might be tough to sell the Arizona Coyotes’ game against the Buffalo Sabres tonight. There is one interesting storyline, though: will Dylan Strome finally gain some traction? And will the Coyotes give him a solid chance to actually do so? A failure at..." March 21

  • Penguins have strong chance at three-peat, GM says

    NHL.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins are preparing for a run at a three-peat, and there's good reason to believe it's possible. "It's the opportunity to win," general manager Jim Rutherford said. "Not only do we have that opportunity again this year, I see it for a few more years." Pittsburgh has won..." March 21

  • Red Wings senior VP talks up Holland, Blashill

    TSN "The future is unclear for both Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland and head coach Jeff Blashill, but the pair received a vote of confidence from team senior vice-president Jimmy Devellano on Tuesday. The Red Wings are set to miss the playoffs for a second straight season after making..." March 21

  • Sounds like Auston Matthews will finally return for Leafs

    Pro Hockey Talk "All things considered, the Toronto Maple Leafs have weathered the storm when it comes to Auston Matthews‘ injuries. Granted, there are likely “What if?” games, with Tuesday’s disappointing loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning standing as an example. Would the Maple Leafs have coughed up a 3-0 lead..." March 21

  • Stamkos fined 5K for 'dangerous trip'

    TSN "Tampa Bay Lightning centre Steven Stamkos has been fined $5,000 for a "dangerous trip" on Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Morgan Rielly during Tuesday's game, NHL Player Safety announced. The fine is the maximum allowed under the collective bargaining agreement. The incident happened when..." March 21

  • Oilers acquire rights to Cooper Marody from Flyers for 3rd-round pick

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers have acquired the rights to forward prospect Cooper Marody from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a third-round draft pick in 2019. " March 21

  • New York Rangers Open To Trading First-Round Pick

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New York Rangers were busier than any other team at the trade deadline, tearing down their old core by trading players like Rick Nash, Nick Holden, Michael Grabner, J.T. Miller and of course Ryan McDonagh. Those moves came with the benefit of stockpiling draft picks, but that’s not necessarily..." March 21

  • NHL recommends hockey ops makes goalie interference calls

    The Score "NHL general managers have officially recommended a change to the goaltender interference rule, agreeing to leave video reviews up to the league's hockey operations department rather than on-ice referees, commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday. The team responsible for making the calls..." March 21

  • Blackhawks Eliminated from Playoff Contention for 1st Time in 10 Years

    Bleacher Report "The Chicago Blackhawks' disastrous 2017-18 season will not feature a miraculous postseason turnaround at the end. According to Scott Powers of The Athletic, Chicago was officially eliminated from playoff contention Tuesday thanks to a 5-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche. It marks the first time..." March 21

  • John Tavares focused on finishing season, not future with Islanders

    Newsday "Plenty of people have spent plenty of time this season speculating about John Tavares’ future. The Islanders captain is not one of them. “Not really,” Tavares said on Tuesday. “I haven’t thought about my situation maybe as much as I thought I would.” Tavares, 27, is completing a six-year,..." March 21

  • Defenceman Christian Wolanin signs with the Senators

    Ottawa Sun "The Ottawa Senators have signed University of North Dakota defenceman Christian Wolanin to a two-year contract. Wolanin, 23, scored 12 goals and 23 assists in 40 games this season and had one year of U.S. college hockey eligibility remaining, but he will immediately join the..." March 21

  • Sens sign North Dakota's Christian Wolanin to entry-level deal

    The Score "The Ottawa Senators have signed defenseman Christian Wolanin out of the University of North Dakota to a two-year entry-level contract, the team announced Wednesday. Wolanin was a Senators' fourth-round draft pick in 2015, and has spent the last three seasons with the Fighting Hawks." March 21

  • Why Flyers should ride Alex Lyon, not Petr Mrazek

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "When the Flyers acquired Petr Mrazek from Detroit out of necessity in February, Ron Hextall explained the trade as a reward for his players’ hard work. “We’re in a tough situation — you lose your top two goalies when you’re fighting for a playoff spot,” Hextall said then, “and our players have..." March 21

  • David Backes grateful for quick bandage, but not likely to play on road trip

    Boston Herald "Brandon Carlo was sitting in the medical room at Tampa’s Amalie Arena about to have a cut over his left eye stitched up. It was a fairly routine hockey injury. But what came bursting through the door last Saturday was anything but routine. It was a frantic David Backes, and he was clutching a..." March 21

  • Why the Flames’ once-promising season went off the rails

    Sportsnet "It was four months ago Glen Gulutzan identified the problem that eventually railroaded the Calgary Flames season. "It’s basically the fear of failure," said the team’s second-year coach of his club’s penchant for pulling up lame. "When adversity hits you have to be at your best, you have to..." March 20

  • Sabres' Eichel has an answer for anyone wondering why he's playing

    Buffalo News "It's a question that's been asked often among fans. It's been asked to Jack Eichel himself. Why would the Buffalo Sabres' franchise player come back, play out the meaningless few weeks and risk reinjuring his ankle? "It's a bit frustrating for myself to get that question from people because..." March 20

  • Jets' Trouba diagnosed with concussion

    The Score "Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba has been diagnosed with a concussion, head coach Paul Maurice told reporters Tuesday. Trouba was forced from Sunday's contest after a hard collision with Dallas Stars' captain Jamie Benn in just his second appearance since returning from a lower-body injury..." March 20

  • Senators captain Erik Karlsson and his wife, Melinda, lose child

    Ottawa Citizen "Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson and his wife, Melinda, have lost their son, the National Hockey League team announced Tuesday afternoon. The Karlssons were married last August in Ottawa. Their first child had been expected in April. The pregnancy was announced in November, and the..." March 20

  • Should Canadiens let Carey Price play again this season?

    Pro Hockey Talk "On Monday night, Carey Price made his return to the Canadiens lineup after he missed 13 games with a concussion. Price didn’t play in last night’s game against the Panthers, but the fact that he dressed as the backup means it’s just a matter of time before he ends up back between the..." March 20

  • Arizona Coyotes To Recall Dylan Strome

    Pro Hockey Rumors "One of the more interesting prospects in the entire NHL is Dylan Strome. Selected third overall in 2015 just behind Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, Strome had almost everything you wanted out of a prospect. A big body, soft hands, elite hockey IQ, offensive creativity, responsible defensively; he..." March 20

  • Henrik Lundqvist is ready to see some action again

    New York Post "Henrik Lundqvist will finally return to the net for the Rangers on Tuesday night at the Garden against the Blue Jackets after the franchise goaltender had been given a three-game respite so that the coaching staff and management could get a good look at rookie Alexandar Georgiev. Lundqvist most..." March 20

  • Krupa: Season isn't lost for some Red Wings

    Detroit News "It feels like a low ebb. Unfortunately, rebuilding can seem like that repeatedly before the job is finally done. A losing streak of historic note, tied for 12th longest in the 92-year history of the Red Wings, is providing a macabre chapter in the disappointing story of decline that began a..." March 20

  • Goals are nice but Ducks’ Rickard Rakell wants to be complete

    Orange County Register "Excuse Rickard Rakell if he feels being labeled as a goal scorer is confining. It is a label he can’t deny. Rakell is the Ducks’ leader in that area for two years running and his latest score in their 4-2 victory over New Jersey on Sunday pushed his season total to 31. Just four other Ducks..." March 20

  • The pros and cons of reuniting Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews on Blackhawks top line

    NBC Sports Chicago "Jonathan Toews' offense usually comes in spurts. We're seeing it again right now. But it's no coincidence his numbers have spiked since Patrick Kane joined him on the top line. After recording another two points in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Buffalo Sabres, the Blackhawks captain has 11..." March 19

  • Julien: Price is 100 percent healthy, ready to play after Monday

    The Score "The Montreal Canadiens are ready to welcome goaltender Carey Price back to the lineup. After the club sent netminder Charlie Lindgren back to AHL affiliate Laval, head coach Claude Julien said Price is 100 percent healthy and ready to play, though he won't start versus the Florida Panthers on..." March 19

  • Goaltender Interference Dominates GM Meetings

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL General Managers are currently at their yearly meetup in Boca Raton, Florida, and the agenda is filled with discussions on how to make the game better and more appealing to fans. Goaltender interference reviews were one of the biggest issues heading into the meetings, and one brought up..." March 19

  • We have ourselves a goalie rotation in Washington

    NBC Sports Washington "It’s happened. The Caps no longer seem to have a No. 1 goalie anymore, they have a No. 1 and 1a. That’s right, we have a goalie rotation in Washington. “There's no sense riding one,” Barry Trotz said after practice on Monday. “[Braden Holtby] is coming back and looking better every game and..." March 19

  • Patrice Bergeron Participates In Bruins’ Morning Skate

    CBS Boston "It’s been three weeks since Patrice Bergeron was shelved due to a fractured right foot, but the Bruins’ best all-around forward took a big step toward a return to game action on Monday. After skating on his own prior to Monday’s morning skate at Warrior Ice Arena, Bergeron stayed on the ice to..." March 19

  • Bruins sign Ryan Donato out of Harvard

    Boston Herald "Ryan Donato has seemed destined to become a Bruin for a long time now and, in the end, neither he nor the team wasted any time in getting a deal done. Donato’s Harvard University team was bounced from the ECAC tournament Friday night, and last night the winger signed a two-year entry-level NHL..." March 19

  • Connor McDavid to play for Canada at WHC

    TSN "While the Edmonton Oilers would need a miracle to reach the postseason, it appears Connor McDavid will still be taking to the ice in May. McDavid's teammate Oscar Klefbom revealed to Sweden's Hockeysverige.se on Sunday that the Oilers captain plans to play for Canada at the Ice Hockey World..." March 19

  • Bishop out at least 2 weeks with lower-body injury

    The Score "The Dallas Stars will be without Ben Bishop for the foreseeable future. The goaltender was injured upon making a big glove save during Sunday's eventual loss to Winnipeg and was forced to make an early exit. Following the game, the team announced his lower-body injury will be reevaluated in..." March 19

  • Rangers finally getting a chance to test out teenage draft picks

    New York Post "The most interesting time of the second half of the Rangers’ season is drawing near. That would be when both first-round picks from the most recent draft — center Lias Andersson (No. 7 overall) and Filip Chytil (No. 21) — get to come up and play as many NHL games as possible without burning the..." March 19

  • Amid all the losses, Blackhawks are trying to reinforce a ‘winning culture’

    Chicago Sun-Times "It was a fair question and a fair time to ask it, an attempt to find a faint silver lining on the black cloud that has hovered over this Blackhawks this season. Now that their playoff fate is set in stone, the heavy weight of a disastrous February off their shoulders, might the Hawks play a..." March 19