• Tobias Rieder's agent calls Nicholson's remarks 'unacceptable'

    The Score "Tobias Rieder's representative is not pleased with Bob Nicholson. Darren Ferris expressed as much on Thursday night, hours after the Edmonton OilersCEO criticized Rieder at a breakfast for season-ticket holders. “I am totally astonished and disappointed that..." March 22

  • Henrik Lundqvist admits Rangers’ losing taking a toll

    New York Post "Henrik Lundqvist knew at last year’s trade deadline that 2018-19 would be a challenging and different type of season than the first 13 of his career. But even the goaltender did not quite grasp just how mentally draining this would be and how much of a toll it would take on his..." March 22

  • Eugene Melnyk: Key for Senators is to identify ‘real fans’

    Sportsnet "Every fanbase endures its share of hardships, but it’s safe to say Ottawa Senatorssupporters have had to face enough for all 31 NHL teams combined as the franchise embarks on an aggressive rebuild. Ask owner Eugene Melnyk and general manager Pierre Dorion, and it’s..." March 22

  • Pageau suspended one game for actions in Senators game against Canucks

    NHL.com "Ottawa Senators forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau has been suspended for one game, without pay, for boarding Vancouver Canucks defenseman Ashton Sautner during NHL Game No. 1134 in Vancouver on Wednesday, March 20, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced..." March 21

  • Blues' Perron ponders future after latest concussion

    The Score "David Perron returned to the St. Louis Blues' lineup Saturday with tears of joy streaming down his face after missing nearly two months with a concussion. He explained his raw emotion to NHL.com's Lou Korac on Wednesday. "Because it's harder and harder every..." March 21

  • Blue Jackets’ Sergei Bobrovsky ‘nicked,’ to sit out game vs. Oilers

    Sportsnet "Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky will sit out the club’s matchup with the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night, according to multiple reports. Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said the two-time Vezina Trophy winner is “nicked”..." March 21

  • Devils plan to begin extension talks with Hall 'well before July 1'

    TSN "The New Jersey Devils aren’t planning to waste any time in opening extension talks with star winger Taylor Hall. Devils general manager Ray Shero told the NHL Executive Suite podcast that the team will begin negotiations with Hall, who can't sign a new..." March 21

  • Edmonton Oilers Will Not Re-Sign Tobias Rieder

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It’s not often that you see a full-time forward in the NHL go a whole season without a goal, but that’s what has happened so far for the Edmonton Oilers’ Tobias Rieder. Rieder has just 11 assists in 59 games this season, despite recording 78 shots on goal. Now, in an..." March 21

  • Dahlin having historically good rookie season for Sabres

    NHL.com "Rasmus Dahlin has been outstanding, every bit as good as advertised. Maybe even better. No. 1 picks in the NHL don't typically enter with a lack of fanfare. Instead, they are the shining hope for the future. Such was the case with Dahlin, the defenseman who was selected first by..." March 21

  • Oilers have yet to discuss extension with Alex Chiasson

    Yardbarker "Despite their decision to hold onto him at the trade deadline, the Oilers have yet to engage in any discussions regarding a contract extension for winger Alex Chiasson, reports Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. The 28-year-old is in the midst of a career season with 20 goals and 13..." March 21

  • Michal Kempny To Miss Some Time For Washington Capitals

    Last Word On Hockey "The Washington Capitals suffered a potentially tough blow in a loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday. Defenceman Michal Kempny went down injured after a collision with Cedric Paquette and did not return to the game. The Capitals announced that he..." March 21

  • Brad Marchand takes shot at Boston sports writer after criticism of Krug

    The Score "Brad Marchand came to the defense of teammate Torey Krug via Twitter on Thursday after NBC Sports writer Joe Haggerty suggested the Boston Bruins may be a better team without the blue-liner in the lineup. March 21

  • Are B's better off without Krug?

    NBC Sports Boston "Here’s what we learned in the Bruins' 5-0 decimation of the New York Islanders at [what I’m going to still call] the Nassau Coliseum. 1) Are the Bruins a more difficult team to play against with Torey Krug out of their lineup? Certainly the argument can..." March 21

  • Timo Meier fined for embellishment

    Fear The Fin "San Jose Sharks forward Timo Meier has been fined $2,000 for diving/embellishment in Saturday’s loss against the Nashville Predators, NHL Public Relations announced Thursday afternoon. Meier drew an interference penalty on Roman Josi at 16:36..." March 21

  • Maple Leafs extend Nic Petan for two years

    Pension Plan Puppets "Today the Maple Leafs announced they have extended Nic Petan for a two years. Irfaan Gaffar of Sportsnet had the scoop on the deal three days ago. The 23-year-old Petan, who is eight days older than Trevor Moore, would have been an arbitration eligible..." March 21

  • Kings' Drew Doughty says his defense is getting better, despite the ugly numbers

    Los Angeles Times "Drew Doughty of the Kings won’t appear on any Norris Trophy projections this season. By one statistical measure, this is by far the worst season of his career. But it says much about Doughty that he was voted the second-best defenseman in the NHL in an annual poll by the NHL..." March 21

  • Unlikely contributors have Canucks back in playoff hunt

    Sportsnet "Winning sucks. If you live in Tank Nation. For normal people, it’s generally kind of fun. Just in time for the NHL draft lottery, the Vancouver Canucks are on a roll. Their 7-4 win Wednesday against the Ottawa Senators, who were putrid for 48 minutes, gave..." March 21

  • Time for Flyers to face reality, start playing Samuel Morin and Cam Talbot

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "It’s time for Scott Gordon and the Flyers to cash that reality check. There will be no Stanley Cup Playoffs in Philadelphia this season. After Tuesday night’s loss to Montreal, those who calculate the odds now put the Flyers’ chances at less than one..." March 21

  • Blue Jackets sign 2014 third round pick Elvis Merzlikins

    NHL.com "The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goaltender Elvis Merzlikins to a one-year entry level contract, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. He is expected to arrive in Columbus after immigration protocols are completed.   Merzlikins, 24, posted a 22-18-0..." March 20

  • No Extension Talks Between Vancouver Canucks, Jacob Markstrom

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vancouver Canucks have had plenty of intrigue at the goaltender position this season, finding themselves without anyone to start in the minor leagues at various times. All that was caused by trading away Anders Nilsson, knowing that they wanted to give young up-and-comer Thatcher Demko a..." March 20

  • Brian Burke on how he’d change NHL Draft Lottery system

    Sportsnet "Perhaps he’s still salty about having to settle for Bobby Ryan instead of Sidney Crosby in 2005, but Brian Burke, like many hockey fans, isn’t fully satisfied with the current system the NHL has in place to determine the order of its annual draft. Burke said during his To..." March 20

  • Red Wings sign Jimmy Howard to one-year extension

    NHL.com "The Detroit Red Wings today signed goaltender Jimmy Howard to a one-year contract extension. Howard, 34, is one of the most accomplished goaltenders in Red Wings history, ranking among franchise leaders with 509 games played (3rd among goalies), 240 wins (3rd) and 24 shutouts (4th),..." March 20

  • David Perron has been Blues’ overlooked star

    Pro Hockey Talk "The St. Louis Blues were one of the NHL’s most active teams over the summer, going all out in an effort to improve an offense that was one of the league’s worst a season ago. Along with acquiring Ryan O'Reilly from the Buffalo Sabres and signing Tyler Bozak and Patrick Maroon in..." March 20

  • Marchand voted best, worst trash-talker in NHLPA poll

    Sporting News "Brad Marchand is a very polarizing character. You love him or you hate him, you root for him or boo him, and you either lick him or get licked by him - most often it's the latter. With the NHLPA annual player poll, this was evident as Marchand was voted both the best - and worst -..." March 20

  • Do Devils still want to sign Taylor Hall long term?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils’ top priority for the 2019 offseason has been well known for a long time: sorting out a contract extension for Taylor Hall. The 2017-18 NHL MVP has one year left on his contract before he can potentially become an unrestricted free agent..." March 20

  • Dan Girardi Out Indefinitely With Lower-Body Injury

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It seemed as though Dan Girardi was close to a return for the Tampa Bay Lighting, but any excitement should be tempered for now. The team today announced that Girardi will be out “indefinitely” with a lower-body injury. The 34-year old defenseman hasn’t..." March 20

  • Flyers to start 2019-20 season in Prague against Blackhawks

    Philly.com "Playing in Europe will be a first for the Flyers, and the franchise will have a chance to spread its logo overseas. And two of their players, Radko Gudas and Jake Voracek, will have a chance to go home. The Flyers will open their 2019-20 season in Prague with two games..." March 20

  • Detroit Red Wings' Jacob de la Rose hospitalized after cardiac episode

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Red Wings forward Jacob de la Rose was sent to hospital after a cardiac episode left him unable to finish Tuesday's game.  During the second intermission, de la Rose was diagnosed with having an accelerated heart beat and was sent to hospital “for precautionary..." March 20

  • Ten Finalists Named For 2019 Hobey Baker Award

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The first round of voting has come to an end, and the ten finalists for the Hobey Baker Award have been named. 83 players were nominated for the award this year, and a fan vote was added to the opinions of NCAA head coaches to determine the final ten names. The trophy..." March 20

  • Capitals’ Brett Connolly declining visit to White House

    Larry Brown Sports "Brett Connolly will not be joining his Washington Capitals teammates when they visit the White House on Monday. The Caps are set to visit the White House to be honored for winning the Stanley Cup last year. When the subject first arose last year, Connolly and teammate Devante..." March 20

  • Why Sharks’ goaltending struggles don't bode well for NHL playoffs run

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Sharks have had a hard time keeping the puck out of their own net lately.  San Jose has lost three straight games, and allowed at least four goals in each of the last four. During that span, starting goaltender Martin Jones and backup Aaron Dell have combined for an..." March 20

  • Suddenly the Islanders are short a few bodies

    New York Post "This could be a problem. The injury bug is hitting the Islanders at a difficult time. They lost forwards Valtteri Filppula and Cal Clutterbuck to upper-body injuries during a 5-0 loss to the Bruins on Tuesday night at the Coliseum. Coach Barry Trotz didn’t have any..." March 20

  • Jimmy Howard thrilled about likelihood of staying with Red Wings another season

    Detroit News "The Red Wings showed how much they valued goaltender Jimmy Howard by not dealing him at the trade deadline. Now, they’re solidifying their decision by keeping Howard for another season. Howard, who turns 35 on March 26, is expected to sign a one-year contract..." March 20

  • Flames sign University of Alberta scoring standout Luke Philp

    Calgary Sun "At Clare Drake Arena in Edmonton, home of the University of Alberta’s powerhouse men’s hockey squad, the story of Derek Ryan is practically part of the curriculum. Ryan is, after all, evidence this unlikely climb — from the Golden Bears to the big leagues..." March 20

  • Seattle Offers Early Look At New Arena

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Seattle expansion franchise is on track to start play at the beginning of the 2021-22 season, and work has already begun to create a new state-of-the-art arena. The Oak View Group who were awarded the expansion club will demolish the old standing KeyArena and build a new rink while..." March 20

  • 'Going through the motions' when Flyers can't afford it

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Carter Hart is a positive, happy-go-lucky kind of kid. His youthful exuberance is why so many people like him. The 20-year-old will block out negativity like a brick wall. Props to the youngster for not expressing even an inkling of lost hope after the Flyers stomached arguably their..." March 20

  • Chara has no plans to retire, eyes second Stanley Cup title with Bruins

    NHL.com "It was last year, last spring or summer, that Zdeno Chara reached out to Nicklas Lidstrom.  He wanted to understand the issues that the former Red Wings defenseman weighed as his career neared its end, the reasons that ultimately made him decide his time in the NHL was..." March 19

  • Report: Capitals to visit White House on Monday

    Washington Post "The Washington Capitals will join President Trump on Monday to celebrate their 2018 Stanley Cup victory at the White House, according to a team spokesman. The visit will come nearly 10 months after the team won its first championship in franchise history, and the event is expected to be more..." March 19

  • Minnesota Wild Sign Alexander Khovanov

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Minnesota Wild have inked forward prospect Alexander Khovanov to a three-year entry-level contract. The deal will kick in for next season, and Khovanov will remain with the Moncton Wildcats for the rest of this year. The Wildcats are about to start their first round QMJHL playoff series..." March 19

  • Coyotes, Yakupov link 'completely inaccurate'

    TSN "It appears the Arizona Coyotes are not pursuing Nail Yakupov after all. A report surfaced out of Russia on Tuesday that the Coyotes were one of three Western Conference teams showing interest in the 2012 first overall pick. However, Craig Morgan of The..." March 19

  • Capitals defenseman Christian Djoos returns to lineup, replacing veteran Brooks Orpik

    Washington Post "With the Washington Capitals playing the first game of a back-to-back set, Coach Todd Reirden saw an opportunity to rest his oldest player while getting another his first game action in roughly a month. Defenseman Brooks Orpik will be a healthy scratch on Tuesday night against the New Jersey..." March 19

  • Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko returns vs. Oilers after 5-game absence

    Sporting News "Vladimir Tarasenko is back, and the Blues need him now more than ever. The right winger will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Oilers, according to a team release. Tarasenko has been sidelined since March 7, when he sustained an upper-body injury against the..." March 19

  • Sharks’ Joe Pavelski to miss time with lower-body injury

    Sportsnet "The San Jose Sharks will be without captain Joe Pavelski for an unknown amount of time while he recovers from a lower-body injury. Head coach Peter DeBoer announced the injury after the Sharks’ 7-3 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights, saying Pavelski would..." March 19

  • Upsetting the hockey gods? Dylan Sikura feels close to breaking through for first NHL goal

    NBC Sports Chicago "Dylan Sikura has appeared in 30 career NHL games. He's been on the ice for 124 scoring chances, according to naturalstattrick.com. Forty-nine of those have been from high-danger areas. He has 50 shots on goal himself. But he's still looking for his first goal. What did he..." March 19

  • Lightning clinch Presidents' Trophy with win over Coyotes

    The Score "The Tampa Bay Lightning will officially be the top seed in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Lightning clinched the Presidents' Trophy - awarded annually to the team with the best record - with a 4-1 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Monday night. " March 19

  • Kreider reveals reason he has been so invisible for the Rangers

    New York Post "On the contrary, Chris Kreider was saying following practice Monday, not only is he not concerned his recent exodus from the scoring and being-noticed columns will unduly influence management’s upcoming decision whether to extend his contract or trade him leading up to the draft, he, well..." March 19

  • Sabres assign Matej Pekar to the AHL

    Die By The Blade "The Buffalo Sabres announced today they’ve reassigned 2018 fourth-round pick Matej Pekar to the Rochester Amerks of the AHL. The 19-year-old played with the Barrie Colts of the OHL this season. He scored 14 goals and 36 points in 33 games for the Colts this..." March 19

  • David Pastrnak on injury: "Could I have avoided it? I wish [I had]"

    NBC Sports Boston "David Pastrnak had a mile-wide smile on his face at the thought of getting back on the ice with his teammates and playing games after missing the last five weeks with a left thumb injury. The 22-year-old is excited to knock the rust off and get back to the midseason form that had him post 31..." March 19

  • Nashville Predators' Austin Watson returned to available status

    Fox 17 "Nashville Predators' Austin Watson has been returned to available status as the Nashville Predators say he has entered the follow-up care phase of a substance abuse program. " March 18

  • Leafs embrace late-season adversity as playoffs near

    The Score "It's been a difficult stretch for the Toronto Maple Leafs, as the team has suffered three regulation defeats and allowed 23 goals in its last four games. However, the Leafs remain positive despite the rough patch. "In our meetings today just talking with one..." March 18