• Penguins listening to offers on Brassard

    The Score "Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford is listening to offers on Derick Brassard, and there's an expectation that the veteran center will be dealt, according to TSN's Darren Dreger. "I know that Jim Rutherford is at least listening to some of the interest in..." January 15

  • Hurricanes the team to watch as trade deadline approaches

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Carolina Hurricanes are a team worth watching right now for a lot of reasons. By winning eight of their past 11 games they have inched their way back into the playoff discussion in the Eastern Conference. At least enough to be considered on the bubble. Yes, five points back in..." January 15

  • Edmonton Oilers claim centre Colby Cave, look to plug gap from Strome trade

    Edmonton Journal "The Edmonton Oilers have claimed centre Colby Cave on waivers from Boston, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports. Call me an Oilers fan. Five minutes ago I’d never heard the name Colby Cave. Now I’m hoping he can plug the hole the Oilers have at the centre ice..." January 15

  • Leafs support Gardiner after fans boo him in loss to Avalanche

    Toronto Sun "If you want to get a sense of how much is riding on the Maple Leafs’ season this year, Monday’s 6-3 loss to the Avalanche is as good a place as any to start. With 5:31 remaining in the second period and the game tied 2-2, Colorado’s Carl Soderberg outmuscled and..." January 15

  • Vancouver Finds Short-Term Solution With Michael Leighton

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Vancouver Canucks have had a goaltending problem since trading Anders Nilsson. No, it’s certainly not the play of Jacob Markstrom who was remarkable earlier this week in a win over the Florida Panthers, stopping 23 of 24 shots. It’s not with Thatcher Demko either, who has still..." January 15

  • Will trade deadline spell Jimmy Howard's end as Red Wing?

    Detroit News "We’re forced to make tradeoffs as we get older, juggling marriage and family and work. That's just part of the deal. And it’s with that in mind that Jimmy Howard, the Red Wings’ veteran goaltender, views his latest professional honor, representing the Red Wings..." January 15

  • Report: Bobrovsky took off equipment early after being pulled

    The Score "Details have emerged concerning the incident that saw the Columbus Blue Jacketswithhold goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky from the team for one of their games last week. After being pulled with 11 minutes left in a 4-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Jan. 8,..." January 15

  • Returning veterans should buoy a turn around for the Colorado Avalanche

    Mile High Hockey "With a big win Monday night in Toronto, and very winnable games upcoming against the Kingsand Senators, there is good reason to believe the Colorado Avalanche can push out of the slump they’ve been in for the last month. The 6-3 victory over the Maple..." January 15

  • Flyers waive Weise as Fletcher keeps making moves

    Pro Hockey Talk "New Philadelphia Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher has some big decisions to make in the coming weeks and months as he tries to get the team out of its current predicament at the bottom of the NHL standings. Before he gets to the major decisions (what to do..." January 15

  • Where Jan Rutta fits for the Tampa Bay Lightning now and in the future

    Raw Charge "When a trade or a free agent signing happens, there’s often not much time to digest the news and think through everything before putting some thoughts to computer screen. I did just that Friday evening when news came down that the Tampa Bay Lightning had traded Slater..." January 15

  • Schedule For Upcoming NHL “Bye Weeks”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For the third year in a row, the NHL has scheduled a mandated multi-day break for each team in the middle part of the season. Meant to give each team a rest, much like the bye week in the National Football League, this break also includes limits on practice, including several days in..." January 15

  • Jonathan Toews is having a resurgent season but still isn't satisfied: 'I can do a better job'

    Chicago Tribune "With a shrug and a grudging acceptance, Jonathan Toews admits he’s having a pretty good season. But he’ll never admit he can’t do even better. The Blackhawks captain is coming off a couple of seasons that by his standards were not up to snuff. He..." January 15

  • Flyers' Hart: I 'would've gotten my a-- kicked' in goalie fight with Dubnyk

    The Score "During the second period of Monday night's tilt between the Wild and Flyers, Minnesota goalie Devan Dubnyk took exception to Philadelphia forward Scott Laughton invading his personal space. Flyers netminder Carter Hart admitted he..." January 15

  • Sharks coach Peter DeBoer opens up about his mid-game concussion

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Concussions are, unfortunately, something associated with playing hockey. But we typically only think of the skaters on the ice as the ones taking the hits. We forget that the individuals behind the bench are susceptible to danger as well. Perhaps that’s why when NBC Sports..." January 15

  • Rangers call up a top prospect hoping to aid struggling defense

    New York Post "Here comes a glimpse of the early returns as the Rangers believe defenseman Ryan Lindgren is ready for his look in the NHL, so they called him up from AHL Hartford on Monday and he is expected to play in Tuesday night’s Garden match against the Hurricanes. Lindgren, 20, was part..." January 15

  • In nightmare season, no one able to boost morale for Flyers

    Courier-Post "There have been fake snakes parked in water coolers, scares from jumping out of a hallway and some altered equipment for the sake of a prank and a laugh. None of it recently. The way this season has been going for the Flyers, the struggles aren’t just on the ice...." January 15

  • The Pat Maroon story: Proof that sports aren’t fairy tales

    St. Louis Game Time "The stage was set. Last July, after extended negotiations, Pat Maroon and the St. Louis Blues came to an agreement on a one year/$1.75 million dollar deal. A play for a big contract type wager that the Oakville product took willingly, having produced in Edmonton and New..." January 15

  • MacKinnon: Avs should split up top line if skid lingers

    TSN "The line of  Gabriel Landeskog (27 goals, 24 assists),  Nathan Mackinnon (26 goals, 40 assists) and Mikko Rantanen? (20 goals, 48 assists) has been dominant this season, but with the Colorado Avalanche struggling it may be time to split up the trio, at least..." January 14

  • Anaheim Ducks Will “Take Another Crack” At Silfverberg Extension

    Pro Hockey Rumors "When the Anaheim Ducks traded away Andrew Cogliano this morning to the Dallas Stars, many took it as a sign that the team was looking to break up the core group and move in a different direction. That was understandable given their recent lack of success, so it was easy to look at the roster..." January 14

  • Predators Acquire Forward Cole Schneider from Rangers

    NHL.com "Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has acquired forward Cole Schneider from the New York Rangers in exchange for forward Connor Brickley. Schneider, 28 (8/26/90), has 13 goals and 25 points in 36 games with the..." January 14

  • Sharks, Sorensen agree on two-year extension

    TSN "The San Jose Sharks have signed forward Marcus Sorensen to a two-year extension with an average annual value of $1.5 million per season, according to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun.  The 26-year-old has scored eight goals and seven assists over 47 games with the Sharks in..." January 14

  • Josh Gorges retires after 13 NHL seasons

    Montreal Gazette "Free agent defenceman Josh Gorges announced his retirement on Monday after 13 seasons in the National Hockey League. He finishes his career with 17 goals and 107 assists over 783 NHL games. Gorges, from Kelowna, B.C., was undrafted before signing with the San Jose Sharks in..." January 14

  • Edmonton Oilers Put On “Full-Court Press” In Search Of Forward Help

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Edmonton Oilers came into today just two points out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference. That proximity is not because of their own success though, as almost every team vying for the wild card spots in the west have struggled to find any sort of consistency of late. In face, the..." January 14

  • What can the Penguins use to add at the trade deadline?

    PensBurgh "Now that the Pittsburgh Penguins have seemingly righted the ship, you can be sure that Jim Rutherford still has another trade or two up his sleeve before the NHL trade deadline, a date that is rapidly approaching. His history with the Penguins suggests there is still..." January 14

  • Chabot could return for Senators against Avalanche

    NHL.com "Thomas Chabot could return to the lineup for the Ottawa Senators when they host the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday (7 p.m. ET; TVAS, SN, ALT, NHL.TV). Chabot has missed the past eight games after sustaining an upper-body injury Dec. 28 but skated on the top defensive pairing with..." January 14

  • Ducks trade Andrew Cogliano to Stars for Devin Shore

    Sportsnet "The Anaheim Ducks have traded left winger Andrew Cogliano to the Dallas Stars for centre Devin Shore. Cogliano, 31, appeared in 584 games with the Ducks over eight seasons, scoring 102 goals and 233 points in those games with a plus-61 rating. He added eight goals..." January 14

  • How Blackhawks power play went from dead last to NHL’s hottest

    NBC Sports Chicago "When Jeremy Colliton took over as head coach of the Blackhawks, one of his top priorities was fixing the power play. In fact, for the first chunk of home games, he would trot his team out 15 minutes early ahead of morning skate to work on it. It took a while, but the results have..." January 14

  • Snoop Dogg Doing Hockey Play-By-Play Is What The Sport Needs

    Uproxx "Hockey, like every other sport, is trying to figure out ways to get younger fans into the game — and just casual sports fans. The in-arena experience for hockey is as good as most any live sporting event experience, but the game doesn’t translate quite as well on..." January 14

  • Frederik Andersen ready to return to Leafs crease

    Toronto Sun "Expect to see Frederik Andersen back in his office on Monday night. The Maple Leafs’ No. 1 goaltender, felled by the flu the past couple of days, is set to return to the crease after recovering from a groin injury that has kept him out of the lineup since Dec...." January 14

  • Ducks GM Bob Murray says he won’t fire Coach Randy Carlyle after skid hits 11

    Orange County Register "After the Winnipeg Jets’ Bryan Little scored with 11 seconds remaining in overtime Sunday, after the Ducks lost 4-3, after their franchise-record losing streak reached 11 consecutive games, General Manager Bob Murray took the unusual step of issuing a postgame statement. Spoiler..." January 14

  • With Casey DeSmith signed, Jim Rutherford positioned for impact trade

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "While the Penguins have found their on-ice game, general manager Jim Rutherford has been firing a few fastballs of his own lately, signing Jake Guentzel and Casey DeSmith to team-friendly contract extensions. It looks like strike three from Rutherford could be on its way,..." January 14

  • The Islanders’ fourth line is again living up to its old hype

    New York Post "Four years after being dubbed the best fourth line in hockey, the Islanders’ unit is at it again. Matt Martin, Casey Cizikas and Cal Clutterbuck turned in another strong night in the Islanders’ 5-1 win over the Lightning on Sunday at Barclays Center, showing off..." January 14

  • On cusp of 1,000th game, hard-hitting Brooks Orpik’s biggest impact for Capitals was off the ice

    Washington Post "Before Brooks Orpik thought about how late he’d play into his career or how old he’d be when he finally hung up his skates, he just thought about making it to that first NHL game. That was before the league even had a salary cap, so teams were especially patient with their..." January 14

  • Loss to Red Wings shows Wild can be own worst enemy

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Lodged between a rigorous start to January and a challenging final leg before the All-Star break looked to be an opportunity. Four games, uninterrupted, against three of the NHL’s basement dwellers and the free-falling Ducks, an itinerary the Wild could capitalize on to receive..." January 14

  • Flyers’ historically bad power play a big reason for dismal season

    Courier-Post "It took a couple months for the Flyers to stop saying the sample size was too small because they truly believed that was the case for a while there. From the start of the season until Dec. 1, the first 24 games of their season, their power play was operating at 15.7 percent, a vast..." January 14

  • Lightning’s Andrei Vasilevskiy subs in during play

    Tampa Bay Times "There was some craziness happening between the Lightning's crease and bench on Sunday. Jon Cooper pulled Andrei Vasilevkiy with about 10 minutes to play, put him back in on the fly, and proceeded to pull him twice more. It wasn't as random as that sounds though. On..." January 14

  • John Moore to sit for second straight game, "not going to have a poopy diaper" about it

    NBC Sports Boston "With the Bruins already getting stability on the front end with their sudden good health over the last few weeks, the B’s are focusing on the same kind of night in, night out stability on the back end as well. That means Charlie McAvoy is back in the lineup after recovering from an..." January 14

  • Blackhawks goalies Cam Ward, Collin Delia embrace partnership amid competition

    Chicago Sun-Times "It’d be easy for Cam Ward to resent Collin Delia. Normal, really. Ward came to the Blackhawks to be Corey Crawford’s backup, expecting spot starts and knowing he was the contingency if anything terrible happened. Shortly after Crawford went down with another..." January 14

  • Karlsson not worried about future, having fun, playing well for Sharks

    NHL.com "The first time Erik Karlsson practiced with the San Jose Sharks, he skated with Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski in a 3-on-3 scrimmage Sept. 19. The final play: Karlsson raced ahead, dug out a puck down low and passed across the low slot for Burns. Goal. Smile. Fist bump. It was..." January 13

  • Bobrovsky to make 1st start since being held out for incident

    The Score "Sergei Bobrovsky will start for the Columbus Blue Jackets when they face the New York Rangers on Sunday, head coach John Tortorella told The Athletic's Alison Lukan. The star goalie was held out versus the Nashville Predators on Thursday for disciplinary reasons stemming from an..." January 13

  • How Jake Virtanen embraced physical play way back in minor hockey

    Sportsnet "It’s hard to recognize the bustling Walnut Grove neighborhood of Langley from the time when Jake Virtanen was little. But he hasn’t changed. He still loves to launch opponents into the boards, which are more resistant in the National Hockey League than they were in the..." January 13

  • Delia calmly makes most of opportunity with Blackhawks

    NHL.com "Collin Delia welcomes the pressure. The Chicago Blackhawks goalie has a laid-back approach to life and his job, even though the latter comes with plenty of demands. "People see it as stressful, but I have a hard time seeing things as stressful when they're..." January 13

  • Stars coach Jim Montgomery calls out 'culture of mediocrity' after another disheartening loss

    USA Today "Two weeks after Stars president Jim Lites ripped his star players, his coach, Jim Montgomery, expressed frustration over not being able to “change the culture of mediocrity” surrounding his team. The Stars have lost two games in a row — 2-1 on Thursday to the..." January 13

  • Maple Leafs sign Trevor Moore to 2-year contract extension

    Pension Plan Puppets "Today the Toronto Maple Leafs have announced they’ve signed Trevor Moore to a two-year extension. The contract extension carries an average annual value of $775,000 ($750,000 in 2019-20, $800,000 in 2020-21). The Leafs haven’t officially announced if this is a..." January 13

  • Sergachev fined for cross-checking

    TSN "Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman Mikhail Sergachev has been fined $2,403.67 for cross-checking Johan Larsson of the Buffalo Sabres, NHL Player Safety announced.  The fine is the maximum allowable under the collective bargaining agreement.   " January 13

  • Blackhawks Continue Making Roster Room On Defense

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With seven healthy defenseman finally on their roster, the Chicago Blackhawks announced that they have assigned defenseman Brandon Davidson to the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL, freeing up a roster spot for Gustav Forsling, who has been on injured reserve with an upper-body injury. The..." January 13

  • Holtby practices with Capitals, expects to be available after eye injury

    NHL.com "Braden Holtby practiced with the Washington Capitals on Sunday after the goalie left their 2-1 overtime loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday when he was poked in the left eye with a stick. "Obviously anything with your eyes is a little scary," Holtby said...." January 13

  • $72M was discussion point prior to season for Marner, Maple Leafs

    Sportsnet "When it’s time for Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner to sign on the dotted line, the last thing the Toronto Maple Leafs want to go through is a repeat of the contract conflict they just had with William Nylander. Both star forwards are in the final year of their entry-level deals..." January 13

  • Boudreau calls out Wild’s top players after tough loss

    Pro Hockey Talk "These are the types of nights that will make Bruce Boudreau’s skin turn extra-red. As scrappy as the Detroit Red Wings can be, there’s no denying their low spot in the NHL this season. If that wasn’t enough to set the table for a Wild win, consider that the game..." January 13

  • Hurricanes’ Ferland could seek Tom Wilson-type money on next contract

    Sportsnet "When the Washington Capitals locked up Tom Wilson to a six-year contract worth $5.17 million per season it certainly raised some eyebrows around the NHL. After all, it’s not often a player that averages more than 160 penalty minutes per season receives a payday like that one, but Wilson..." January 13