• Canadiens' Price regrets playing through injury sustained in warmup

    NHL.com "After several weeks of speculation, Carey Price confirmed he'll be back in the Canadiens net on Saturday night. The past few weeks have been anything but a vacation for the Habs' No. 31. After hurting himself right before the start of his team's November 2 game in Minnesota, Price resumed..." November 24

  • Canadiens Activate Carey Price Off Injured Reserve

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Canadiens are set to get a boost to their lineup tomorrow night as the team announced that goaltender Carey Price will be activated off injured reserve and will get the start against the Sabres. Price has been out of the lineup since sustaining a lower-body injury in the pregame warmup on..." November 24

  • NHL staffer sues ‘Bailey the Lion’ for allegedly groping his butt

    L.A. Daily News "The man who appears at Los Angeles Kings games as team mascot “Bailey” was sued Wednesday by a dishwasher for allegedly groping the defendant’s buttocks in a Staples Center elevator in 2016. Maso Griffin’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit names as defendants Tim Smith and his employer, Kings’..." November 24

  • Bolts claim DiDomenico after losing Dumont

    TSN "The Tampa Bay Lightning claimed forward Chris DiDomenico off waivers from the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday, two days after losing Gabriel Dumont to Ottawa on waivers. DiDomenico. 28, played in 12 games this season for the Senators, notching three goals and three assists. He has also played four..." November 24

  • Boeser channels Bure, leads NHL rookie scoring

    Pro Hockey Talk "Brock Boeser has no intentions of letting Clayton Keller or Mathew Barzal walk away with the Calder Trophy. Boeser, 20, has been lights out over the past four games for the Vancouver Canucks, scoring six times during his current four-game goal-scoring streak (he also has points in five..." November 24

  • McDavid down at least 5 lbs following illness

    TSN "Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid has been battling illness over the past two weeks and, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, he lost at least five pounds as a result. While McDavid did not miss a game due to the illness (and the 20-year-old managed to score three goals and tally..." November 23

  • Torrey Mitchell traded to Los Angeles Kings

    NHL.com "The Canadiens traded forward Torrey Mitchell to the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday afternoon in exchange for a fifth-round conditional pick in 2018. With respect to the condition, if the Kings make the playoffs then the Canadiens receive their own fourth-round pick in 2018 back - which was..." November 23

  • Kadri feels 'terrible' about penalty-box incident

    TSN "Toronto Maple Leaf centre Nazem Kadri said Thursday that he felt terrible after hitting the penalty box official with his stick during Wednesday's loss to the Florida Panthers. Kadri, frustrated by being called for cross-checking in the final minute of regulation with the two teams tied 1-1,..." November 23

  • Flames’ Eddie Lack, Senators’ Chris DiDomenico placed on waivers

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames have placed goaltender Eddie Lack on waivers. Lack has struggled this season, sporting a 5.29 goals-against average and .813 save rate in four appearances. Joining the 29-year-old on the waiver wire is Ottawa Senators forward Chris DiDomenico. " November 23

  • Unfortunately for the fans, the Buffalo Sabres have to be patient

    iSportsweb "Let’s shoot straight here: this season’s Buffalo Sabres are a big disappointment. After forcing their fans to watch two of the worst seasons of hockey in the last twenty years in order to tank for the best draft picks possible, the Sabres were supposed to take a step forwards this season. Instead,..." November 23

  • Marleau adjusting to lighter travel schedule with Maple Leafs

    NHL.com "When a storm system covered Toronto with 2 inches of snow earlier this month, Patrick Marleau's four sons couldn't wait to test out the unfamiliar gift from Mother Nature. "Having spent all their lives in California, this was all new to them," Marleau said. "They couldn't wait to get out there..." November 23

  • Golden Knights can’t stop, won’t stop

    Pro Hockey Talk "There may not be a more intriguing story in the NHL this year than what is going on in Sin City. Defying all the odds, the Vegas Golden Knights — a team comprised of spare parts that general manager George McPhee picked out of a discard bin this past summer — sit on top of the Pacific Division..." November 23

  • John Tortorella on forward line combinations: It’s a bunch of BS

    Sportsnet "Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella was asked about how he picks who plays where on his forward lines and he dropped some hard truth. It’s all bulls—. Aaron Portzline from The Athletic has the full quote. “It’s a bunch of bulls—. I get a kick out of us, as coaches… we talk..." November 23

  • Blackhawks John Hayden fined for second high-sticking penalty in three games

    Chicago Tribune "Blackhawks winger John Hayden has had a propensity for high sticking, and on Thursday it hit Hayden in his wallet. Hayden was fined $2,486.56 for a high stick on Lightning winger J.T. Brown that drew blood and caused Brown to leave the game. Officials assessed Hayden with a four-minute, double..." November 23

  • Looks like Nathan MacKinnon is going from star to superstar

    Pro Hockey Talk "Look, it’s not like Nathan MacKinnon has ever really been a “bad” player. The Nova Scotia-born speed demon carried two 20+ goal seasons and three 50+ point campaigns into 2017-18, which in the tough-to-score NHL, is nothing to sneeze at. This is especially true since the Colorado Avalanche have..." November 23

  • Ryan McDonagh will be ‘shut down’ until at least Sunday

    New York Post "The Rangers began life — at least a short stint, they hope — without Ryan McDonagh, as their captain was sidelined for his team’s 6-1 victory over the Hurricanes at PNC Arena on Wednesday night. McDonagh had testing done on Tuesday that revealed he had a “mild strain” in his abdomen, according..." November 23

  • Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith: ‘I want to play till I’m 45’

    Chicago Sun-Times "It’s hard to know when Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith is kidding. Keith has such a dry sense of humor and such a deadpan delivery that it’s hard to know when he’s serious, when he’s sarcastic, when he’s angry and when he’s just messing with you. Teammates, staffers and reporters alike have..." November 23

  • 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