• MacKinnon will play Sunday after missing 8 games with injury

    NHL.com "The wait is over. MacK is back. Nathan MacKinnon will return to the Colorado Avalanche's lineup for Sunday's game versus the Edmonton Oilers after being out for nearly three weeks. Head coach Jared Bednar confirmed after Saturday's practice at Family Sports Center that the Colorado center..." February 17

  • Blues in ‘serious’ trade talks with Sens for Hoffman, Brassard

    Sportsnet "The St. Louis Blues are “engaged in serious discussions” with the Ottawa Senators on a trade that could involve forwards Mike Hoffman or Derick Brassard, according to a new report from Blues beat writer Lou Korac. Citing a source, Korac reports if the two teams complete a trade, it will be for..." February 17

  • NHL journeyman Smyth dead at 51

    TSN "Nicknamed "Birddog," former NHL defenceman Greg Smyth has died at the age of 51. A native of Oakville, Ont., Smyth had been previously diagnosed with cancer. Taken in the second round of the 1984 NHL Entry Draft out of the Ontario Hockey League's London Knights by the Philadelphia Flyers,..." February 17

  • Senators owner Eugene Melnyk to serve as team’s CEO

    Ottawa Sun "What is it they say … If you want something done right, do it yourself? Apparently, Eugene Melnyk has decided to take that approach in running his Ottawa Senators. Rather than hiring a replacement for recently departed president and chief executive officer Tom Anselmi, the Senators owner..." February 17

  • Penguins’ Matt Hunwick responds to trade rumours

    Sportsnet "Matt Hunwick learned Saturday morning that he is reportedly being dangled as trade bait ahead of the Feb. 26 trade deadline. "That’s the first I’ve heard of it," said the Pittsburgh Penguins defenceman, when Darren Dreger’s tweet about his availability on the market was relayed to him by a..." February 17

  • Landeskog says Avalanche good enough to make playoffs

    NHL.com "Captain Gabriel Landeskog believes the Colorado Avalanche are good enough to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs without any additions prior to the NHL Trade Deadline. The Avalanche (31-22-4, 66 points) are two points behind the Minnesota Wild for the second wild card into the playoffs from the..." February 17

  • Maple Leafs' Gardiner tells Kessel he's playing Saturday vs. Penguins

    Sportsnet "Toronto Maple Leafs defenceman Jake Gardiner told Phil Kessel that he will play on Saturday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins." February 17

  • Flames sign Mikael Backlund to six-year contract extension

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames have signed centre Mikael Backlund to a six-year contract extension, the team announced Friday. The deal is worth $32.1 million, which means an annual cap hit of $5.35 million. Backlund is currently in the final year of a three-year, $10.725-million contract he signed in 2015..." February 16

  • Rangers GM: We won't burn 1st year off any contracts

    New York Post "Prioritizing the future over the present isn’t only about making moves leading into the trade deadline. It means protecting the contract status of 2017 first-round draft selections Lias Andersson and Filip Chytil, as well. “We are not going to burn the first year off any contracts,” general..." February 16

  • Oilers' Larsson returns to practice after 8-game absence due to father's death

    CBS Sports "Larsson practiced Friday for the first time in over two weeks since the passing of his father, Bob Stauffer of the Oilers Radio Network reports. The 25-year-old defenseman returned to Sweden to mourn his father's death, and he hasn't played in a game since Jan. 23, which may have been the last..." February 16

  • Blues GM: Could be ‘flurry of activity’ on NHL trade deadline day

    Sportsnet "Back in December, St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong said that he didn’t think his team would be in the market for a rental player around this year’s NHL trade deadline. In fact, more than a few NHL GMs have downplayed their potential involvement in the rental market. Armstrong returned to..." February 16

  • Poile: Preds closer to 'doing nothing than something' at deadline

    Tennessean "Ahead of the approaching NHL trade deadline, the Predators have been characterized in multiple reports as being “all-in.” It makes sense. The Predators' current lineup is superior to the version that nearly grasped the Stanley Cup last season. Why not go for it? "I think we’re closer to..." February 16

  • Luke Glendening Drawing Trade Interest

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Detroit Red Wings are one of the expected sellers at this year’s trade deadline, with Mike Green leading the way in terms of players they could move. Another name, Luke Glendening, may be getting some interest as Frank Seravalli of TSN reports that both the Toronto Maple Leafs and Dallas Stars..." February 16

  • Luongo will start for Panthers against Flames

    NHL.com "Goalie Roberto Luongo will make his first start in more than two months when the Florida Panthers visit the Calgary Flames on Saturday (10 p.m. ET; CITY, SNW, FS-F, NHL.TV). Luongo has not played in the past 27 games after sustaining a lower-body injury making a pad save with his right leg on a..." February 16

  • Phil Kessel doesn’t really care about scoring title: ‘I have two Cups’

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Phil Kessel will more than likely score 30 or more goals for the first time since a career-high-tying 37 in 2013-14. On pace for 91, he’s a similarly solid bet to produce the most points in a single season of his career. One thing Kessel won’t do, however, is fret over those numbers or the..." February 16

  • Lightning’s Yanni Gourde finding NHL success after a long road traveled

    Pro Hockey Talk "It hockey hadn’t worked out for Tampa Bay Lightning forward Yanni Gourde, he would have found himself in the world of civil engineering. “I like to understand how things work. I’m good at math, too, so it just interested me,” Gourde told Pro Hockey Talk on Friday. There were plenty of times..." February 16

  • New York Rangers More Interested In Adding Players Than Picks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When the New York Rangers openly admitted to fans that the team would undergo large changes as they look to tear down and then rebuild their roster, they made it quite clear what they were after. In a letter from Glen Sather and Jeff Gorton, the team claimed to be “focused on adding young,..." February 16

  • Ducks out to show GM Bob Murray they should add at trade deadline

    Orange County Register "Sooner rather than later, the Ducks have to start racking up wins, if only to keep from further behind their direct competitors for a playoff spot. Working beside that is the need to show General Manager Bob Murray that they have the goods to not only be a playoff team but one worth parting..." February 16

  • Maple Leafs trade Soshnikov to Blues for 4th-round pick

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs traded forward Nikita Soshnikov to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, the teams announced Thursday. Soshnikov has failed to register a point in the three games he has played with the Maple Leafs this season. The Russian winger..." February 15

  • Senators trade DiDomenico to Blackhawks for Pokka

    Ottawa Sun "The trades keep coming. The Ottawa Senators acquired 23-year-old defenceman Ville Pokka from the Chicago Blackhawks organization Thursday in exchange for forward Chris DiDomenico. Pokka, who had scored four goals and 18 assists in 46 games with the Blackhawks’ American Hockey League..." February 15

  • Trading Max Domi likely wouldn’t pay off for Coyotes

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s dangerous to speak in absolutes when it comes to trades in the NHL. For example: while Dion Phaneuf‘s contract is onerous, that deal has been far from impossible to move. That monster’s been traded twice, and very well could be moved again before it runs out after 2020-21. So, yes,..." February 15

  • Robitaille confident Kings will keep Doughty

    TSN "Los Angeles Kings president Luc Robitaille has no plans to lose defenceman Drew Doughty to free agency in 2019. Robitaille told TSN Radio 1050 Toronto on Wednesday the team plans to make every effort to re-sign the 28-year-old, who has spent his entire career with the Kings. “For us, we love..." February 15

  • Interest In Rick Nash From Several Teams

    Pro Hockey Rumors "TSN’s Frank Seravalli released an update to his Trade Bait board, and Rick Nash has taken over the top spot. Evander Kane had been there for the entire season, but with the New York Rangers obvious position as sellers, Nash has become the prize of the trade deadline. Seravalli reports that more..." February 15

  • Vrbata gave Panthers list of 10 teams he can be traded to last month

    TSN "The Florida Panthers requested a 10-team "yes" trade list from Radim Vrbata last month and the veteran forward submitted it, according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun. LeBrun adds that there would likely be a "limited market" for the 36-year-old, but anything is possible before the Feb. 26..." February 15

  • Flyers’ Shayne Gostisbehere reacts to shooting at old high school

    Pro Hockey Talk "The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday meant a heavy heart for Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere. The 24-year-old Pembroke Pines, Florida native spent two years at the high school before transferring his junior year to a prep..." February 15

  • Few NHL GMs more poised to roll the dice than David Poile

    Sportsnet "At this very tricky time of year, NHL teams are keenly aware that the options open to them before the trade deadline represent theoretical possibilities for improvement, and even a stab at a championship, but guarantee nothing. Few teams understand that better than the Nashville Predators, a..." February 15

  • Green worth in trade market comparable to Shattenkirk

    NHL.com "For teams looking to add a defenseman before the 2018 NHL Trade Deadline on Feb. 26, Mike Green of the Detroit Red Wings has earned top consideration. Green is drawing comparisons to Kevin Shattenkirk, the headliner of the 2017 NHL Trade Deadline class. Shattenkirk was acquired from the St...." February 15

  • Avalanche’s Nathan MacKinnon close to returning, but won’t play Friday at Winnipeg

    Denver Post "Nathan MacKinnon and Blake Comeau, two of the Avalanche’s top-six forwards who been shelved with injuries, participated in an optional practice Thursday with regular sweaters. Both appeared to be cleared to return to the lineup, but only Comeau will travel with the team to Winnipeg and play..." February 15

  • NHL Rumors: Senators set the market with more trades possible

    Sporting News "The Senators made the first significant trade of 2018, shipping defenseman Dion Phaneuf to the Kings in a four-player transaction. That move might not be the last by Ottawa general manager Pierre Dorion before the NHL's Feb. 26 trade deadline. Hours before the Phaneuf trade, TSN's Darren..." February 15

  • After placing Jeff Glass on waivers, what's next move for Blackhawks in goal?

    NBC Sports Chicago "The Blackhawks placed goaltender Jeff Glass on waivers Wednesday, and are expected to make a corresponding move Thursday morning. But what could that be? There are really only two options. The first is that Corey Crawford has been cleared to play and will return against the Anaheim Ducks...." February 15

  • Islanders' Lee defends GM following 'Snow must go' campaign

    Sporting News "Each year, Islanders forward Anders Lee hosts a Kan Jam tournament to raise money for pediatric cancer. A bunch of teammates and players from around the NHL show up to throw a frisbee all afternoon and interact with fans for a good cause. This year's goal is to raise $100,000 through the event,..." February 15

  • With Jeff Carter's return expected soon, Kings should get a boost on offense even without a trade

    Los Angeles Times "The return of Jeff Carter is moving closer to reality, but will it be enough for the Kings to push through to the playoffs? Kings general manager Rob Blake is in the unique situation of needing to improve the offense with the Feb. 26 trade deadline approaching, while also having a fallback..." February 15

  • Panthers activate goalie Roberto Luongo from injured reserve

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Florida Panthers activated goaltender Roberto Luongo from injured reserve on Wednesday, but the 38-year-old netminder will back up James Reimer on Wednesday night against the Vancouver Canucks. Luongo has not played in a game since injuring his groin on Dec. 4 against the New York Islanders..." February 15

  • Zach Sanford Activated Off Injured Reserve

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The St. Louis Blues are among those looking for help at the trade deadline, but they may just have found it from an internal source. Zach Sanford, the prospect included in last season’s Kevin Shattenkirk deal, has been activated off injured reserve and assigned to the San Antonio Rampage. Sanford..." February 15

  • How quickly can the Rangers get back to where they want to be?

    SNY TV "Larry Brooks wrote in the NY Post that, besides Henrik Lundqvist, the Rangers are expected to hang onto Chris Kreider, Kevin Shattenkirk and Pavel Buchnevich. He says that they will probably keep Brady Skjei, Jimmy Vesey, Mika Zibanejad and, if he is healthy, Marc Staal. " February 15

  • Penguins GM confident team will add centre before deadline

    Sportsnet "Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford says the team is trying to add depth at the centre position and is convinced he’ll be able to do so prior to the Feb. 26 trade deadline. “I do feel confident we’re going to add a player, based on the number of players I’m talking about and..." February 14

  • Senators' Dorion: Phaneuf trade a preview of 'a lot of things' to come

    NHL.com "A four-player trade with the Los Angeles Kings was just the beginning of what should be a busy time for the Ottawa Senators heading into the NHL Trade Deadline, general manager Pierre Dorion said Wednesday. The Senators acquired forwards Marian Gaborik and Nick Shore from the Los Angeles Kings..." February 14

  • Blue Jackets GM talks trade deadline and if he needs to be active

    Sportsnet "The Columbus Blue Jackets could be an interesting team to watch at the trade deadline. Predicted by some at the start of the season to win the Metropolitan Division and challenge for the East crown, the Blue Jackets have battled inconsistency all season. After losing five in a row, Columbus has..." February 14

  • For better or worse, Canucks extend Benning, want to bring back Sedins

    Pro Hockey Talk "If you’re the type of person who expects life to be a “meritocracy,” the NHL has probably upset you quite a bit in the last week. Not long after the hockey train wreck known as the Ottawa Senators rewarded one of the architects of their mess, GM Pierre Dorion, with a contract extension while..." February 14

  • Leafs not feeling pressure to make waves at trade deadline

    Sportsnet "The seal has been broken. So, who’s next? With the Ottawa Senators dealing Dion Phaneuf to the Los Angeles Kings for Marian Gaborik (plus a depth forward swap of Nate Thompson for Nick Shore) Tuesday night, NHL fans breathlessly wait to see what their team will do with just 12 days of..." February 14

  • The Rangers are looking for a first round pick for Grabner

    SNY TV "Pierre LeBrun writes that Grabner might be generating the most interest from teams around the league because of his cap hit and production. (The Athletic) LeBrun wonders if the Rangers would be able to get a low first round pick in exchange for Grabner." February 14

  • ‘Snow Must Go:’ Islanders fans raise money to protest GM

    Pro Hockey Talk "OK, look: it’s always a little awkward to note when a group of people are calling for someone’s head. It’s not that far from “Frankenstein” territory. That said, if there was ever a time when fans should really make their voices heard, this would be it. Around the NHL, teams are sending..." February 14

  • Kreider Returns to Practice for First Time Since Blood Clot

    NHL.com "Chris Kreider was always grateful for the opportunity to play the game he loves for a living. But those feelings are a little fuller following a blood clot that has sidelined him since Dec. 27 and that required surgery to repair. Early on following the clot's discovery and ultimate remedy, the..." February 14

  • What should potential Pacioretty trade look like for Canadiens?

    Pro Hockey Talk "There have been plenty of rumblings about the Canadiens being willing to trade captain Max Pacioretty. That’s all fine and dandy, but GM Marc Bergevin has to make sure he gets the proper return if he decides to trade his scoring winger. There should be no shortage of suitors for the 29-year-old..." February 14

  • Los Angeles Kings Still Looking For Scoring Winger

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Los Angeles Kings added a big name on their blue line last night, bringing in Dion Phaneuf from the Ottawa Senators for almost nothing but money. Now, according to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, the team is still looking for a “mid-level scoring winger” to help them into the playoffs. The..." February 14

  • Red Wings' Ken Holland analyzing trade market as team heads to Tampa Bay

    Detroit Free Press "While the Detroit Red Wings head south to take on a troublesome opponent, front-office personnel are staying in the Detroit-metro area to plan for the team’s long-term competitiveness. The Wings begin another road trip Thursday when they play at Tampa Bay. The Wings are 0-7-1 against the..." February 14

  • NHL trade rumors: Possible landing spots for Rangers' Rick Nash?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The 2018 NHL trade deadline is less than two weeks away. With the 3 p.m. deadline on Feb. 26 quickly approaching, rumors and trade talk continue to heat up, and the action will continue to grow leading up to the deadline. Here are NHL trade rumors from around the league for Wednesday, Feb. 14,..." February 14

  • Alex Ovechkin takes shot at NHL commissioner Gary Bettman over Olympics

    Larry Brown Sports "The landscape of Olympic hockey looks a lot different in PyeongChang than it looked four years ago, and that is largely because the NHL decided it will not allow its players to compete in the Winter Games. Something tells us Alex Ovechkin is still a little bitter about that. Ovechkin, who has..." February 14

  • Canucks sign GM Jim Benning to multi-year extension

    The Province "The Vancouver Canucks have re-signed general manager Jim Benning to a multi-year contract extension. Benning, who took over the GM’s role from Mike Gillis in 2014, was in the final year of his contract. “I’m grateful to the Aquilini family and to Trevor Linden for the commitment they’ve made..." February 14

  • Seattle submits official application, down payment for NHL expansion

    Sporting News "Seattle is one step closer to getting an NHL expansion franchise. The Oak View investment group officially submitted their application for a team in Seattle on Tuesday along with a $10 million down payment. NHL officials will review Seattle’s application before recommending it to the board..." February 14

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