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  • Canadiens’ Jonathan Drouin out vs. Rangers with ankle injury

    Sportsnet "  Montreal Canadiens forward Jonathan Drouin will miss Thursday night’s game against the New York Rangers due to an ankle injury. " February 27

  • After a mediocre trade deadline, it is time for Marc Bergevin to go

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "Another NHL trade deadline has come and gone. Some teams sold off assets to assist with their rebuilds, while others went on shopping sprees to bolster their rosters for the playoffs. Many rosters will look a little different when they get back to action, depending on which camp that..." February 26

  • Habs' Victor Mete (fractured foot) out for season

    TSN "The Montreal Canadiens announced Wednesday defenceman Victor Mete will miss the rest of the season with a fractured foot. " February 26

  • Emergency backup goalie rules expected to be discussed at GM meetings "The emergency backup goalie procedure for NHL games is expected to be discussed at the general managers meetings that begin next week, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said Tuesday. The emergency backup (EBUG) is in the spotlight again after David Ayres played for the Carolina..." February 26

  • Ilya Kovalchuk: Alex Ovechkin and I wanted to play together 'since we were 13'

    The Score "Many Washington Capitals fans are excited to watch Ilya Kovalchuk share the ice with Alex Ovechkin. Playing together is something the star forwards have envisioned for over 20 years. "Since we were 13 years old," Kovalchuk said to reporters..." February 25

  • Which NHL teams hold most draft picks after 2020 trade deadline?

    Sportsnet "The NHL’s 2020 trade deadline has come and gone, with a total of 31 trades comprising the final day before the cut-off. Now, rosters are set and teams begin either their climb to the Stanley Cup Playoffs or their road to the NHL draft. For the first of those groups, deadline day..." February 25

  • Canadiens fail to give fans clarity after confusing trade deadline

    Sportsnet "As fans of the Montreal Canadiens try to come to terms with their team all but certainly missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs for a third consecutive season and for a fourth time in five years, all they want from general manager Marc Bergevin is some clarity. But after..." February 25

  • Trade Deadline Day Broken Down By Team

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The 2020 trade deadline was extremely busy, with more than 30 transactions taking place before the bell rung. It’s hard to keep track of everything as it is happening, so we’ll break it down by team: Anaheim Ducks Added: Joel Persson (EDM)February 24

  • PSD NHL Trade Tracker
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    Follow along as the NHL Trade Deadline ticks away. We will be updating you all day long as trades flow through. Follow us on Twitter @PSDnews for immediate breaking trades! February 24

  • Habs trade Nick Cousins to Golden Knights

    The Score "The Montreal Canadiens traded forward Nick Cousins to the Vegas Golden Knights, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. The return from the Golden Knights is not yet known. " February 24

  • Montreal Canadiens acquire Aaron Luchuk and draft pick for Matthew Peca

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "Montreal continues to make small moves ahead of the NHL Trade Deadline, adding AHL forward Aaron Luchuk in exchange for forward Matthew Peca.  While Peca was originally signed to help shore up Montreal’s bottom six, he never found his groove and spent most of..." February 24

  • Flyers acquire Nate Thompson from Habs

    TSN "he Philadelphia Flyers have acquired forward Nate Thompson from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a 2021 fifth-round draft pick. " February 24

  • 'It's like losing a brother': The human aspect of the NHL trade deadline

    NBC Sports Washington "The NHL trade deadline is always a fun time for fans. It's a time for buyers to bring in the final key pieces of a Stanley Cup roster or maybe those one or two players needed to complete a run to the playoffs. For sellers, it is time to move players away and begin looking towards the..." February 24

  • Getting Nathan MacKinnon & Jonathan Drouin Back Together In Colorado Would Be A Stanley Cup Cheat Code

    Barstool Sports "As we've all known for quite some time now, Montreal Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin is addicted to making trades. The Burger Van just can't help himself once he gets a sweet little taste of the action. You just look at the amount of players he's traded over the last few seasons...." February 24

  • 25 NHL trade candidates: Who will stay, who will go?

    680 News "As the weeks leading up to the deadline have played out, a few players from our list have been dealt away and crossed off. But with the height of trade season upon us, we still have 25 candidates who could be dealt before 3:00 p.m. ET on Monday. It’s crunch time, and teams are..." February 24

  • Canadiens trade Ilya Kovalchuk to Capitals for third-round pick

    Sportsnet "The Ilya Kovalchuk era in Montreal has come to an end. The Canadiens traded Kovalchuk to the Washington Capitals for a 2020 third-round pick on Sunday, ending the Russian winger’s time in Montreal after 22 games. "Ilya is a talented offensive..." February 24

  • Montreal Canadiens Recall Karl Alzner

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For the first time in 2019-20, veteran defenseman Karl Alzner may finally see NHL action. The veteran defenseman has been recalled by the Montreal Canadiens for just the second time this season. The team announced that it is an emergency loan and Alzner will join the team on..." February 22

  • Avalanche and Canadiens working on something big before the trade deadline

    Mile High Hockey "With only a few days remaining before the NHL Trade deadline, it sounds as though Colorado Avalanche General Manager Joe Sakic is ready to start wheeling and dealing. By now, everyone knows about his rendezvous with his counterpart from Montreal over the past week. Marc Bergevin..." February 21

  • Sabres to waive Zach Bogosian to terminate deal

    TSN "The Buffalo Sabres will place Zach Bogosian on unconditional waivers at Noon ET for contract termination after the veteran defenceman refused to report to the AHL's Rochester Americans, TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports. Bogosian was suspended by..." February 21

  • Oilers looking to add forward prior to Trade Deadline "The Edmonton Oilers are looking to add a player or two prior to the NHL Trade Deadline to help secure a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, general manager Ken Holland said Thursday. "You can say we're first place in the [Pacific Division], but we're also [four] points from..." February 21

  • Seven trades we'd like to see before the NHL trade deadline

    ESPN "As we approach the NHL trade deadline on Monday, there's some mild trepidation around the league that player movement on deadline day could be slower and less consequential than in years past. There are any number of reasons for that. The standings currently look..." February 21

  • Canadiens scratching Artturi Lehkonen from win over Capitals was peculiar

    Sportsnet "Ben Chiarot stood at his dressing room stall with an ice bag taped to his ankle. It was the big defenceman, who’s been playing hurt for the better part of a month, who scored the overtime goal against the Washington Capitals that helped bust the Montreal..." February 21

  • Pittsburgh Penguins Acquire Pittsburgh Native Riley Barber In Trade With Montreal Canadiens

    CBS Pittsburgh " The Penguins have completed another trade before the 2020 deadline. The minor-league deal sends forwards Joseph Blandisi and Jake Lucchini to Montreal for forwards Riley Barber and Phil Varone. “The Penguins have acquired forwards Riley Barber and Phil Varone..." February 20

  • 3 teams that should trade for Dustin Byfuglien

    The Score "Dustin Byfuglien doesn't appear likely to play an NHL game this season, but he's suddenly an intriguing option ahead of the Feb. 24 trade deadline. The Winnipeg Jets are reportedly attempting to exhaust all options on potential deals for the imposing..." February 20

  • 5 players who would benefit from a change of scenery

    The Score "Sometimes players just don't work with certain teams for intangible reasons. They could be newcomers who don't gel properly or veterans simply needing to move on and reignite their game. A change of scenery can sometimes go a long way toward revitalizing careers. Ahead of next..." February 20

  • Canadiens recall Christian Folin from Laval "The Canadiens announced on Wednesday that they've recalled defenseman Christian Folin from the AHL's Laval Rocket. Folin will join the team in Washington on Wednesday. " February 19

  • Bruins Still Interested In Ilya Kovalchuk But What About Tomas Tatar?

    Boston Hockey Now "The Boston Bruins’ longtime interest in Montreal Canadiens winger Ilya Kovalchuk has been reignited but could they also be interested in Kovalchuk’s teammate Tomas Tatar? After Kovalchuk found the fountain of youth in Montreal and registered six goals and six..." February 19

  • Beyond Rentals: 10 trade deadline targets who won't become UFAs this summer

    The Hockey News "With the trade deadline one week away, the focus in all trade chatter tends to shift to the rentals. And, hey, not without reason. Given the teams in true Stanley Cup contention are up against the cap or will have major contract concerns to address in the off-season, the best course of action..." February 19

  • Marc Bergevin needs to take risks for the Canadiens to take the next step

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "The one thing you won’t see much of is criticism for some of Marc Bergevin’s recent moves. The Montreal Canadiens general manager has been successful in his recent trades. Even moves that were initially questioned — like Max Domi for Alex..." February 19

  • How the Seattle NHL franchise is bringing hockey to everyone

    ESPN "Kyle Boyd was a high school history teacher who had recently relocated to Seattle because his wife got a new job. He grew up playing hockey, and one weekend last year, decided to go skating because he missed it. He drove 45 minutes to a rink in the suburbs for an open skate. The ice was packed..." February 19

  • Claude Julien calls Habs' play 'unacceptable' after Red Wings sweep season series

    Montreal Gazette "After Tuesday’s morning skate, Claude Julien was talking about the Canadiens’ last visit to the Motor City. “It was a game we should have won,” Julien said of the 4-3 loss on Jan. 7. “We were in control and we started making sloppy mistakes. We had the..." February 19

  • Canadiens' Shea Weber returns to lineup weeks ahead of schedule

    The Score "Montreal Canadiens captain Shea Weber will play Tuesday night against the Detroit Red Wings, the team announced. Weber was given a four-to-six-week timeline on Feb. 12 due to an ankle sprain that has kept him out of the lineup since Feb. 4. " February 18

  • Habs' Shea Weber, Paul Byron to return vs. Wings

    TSN "The Montreal Canadiens will have Shea Weber,  Jonathan Drouin and Paul Byron all back in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Detroit Red Wings. Forward Brendan Gallagher, however, is questionable with an undisclosed injury. Gallagher, 27, has 19 goals and 37 points..." February 18

  • Best Players Who Could Be Dealt Before NHL Trade Deadline

    12 Up "With Jason Zucker, Brenden Dillon and Blake Coleman already having been dealt, the pressure is on for the NHL's buyers and sellers to establish themselves ahead of Monday's trade deadline. Some of this season's top deadline targets are no longer on the market but that..." February 18

  • Sizing up NHL deals before the Feb. 24 trade deadline

    USA Today "Analyzing the notable deals and other happenings in the month leading up to the Feb. 24 NHL trade deadline: Feb. 18: The St. Louis acquire defenseman Marco Scandella from the Montreal Canadiens for a second-round 2020 pick and a conditional fourth-rounder in..." February 18

  • Brendan Gallagher says Zdeno Chara called him to apologize for cross-check

    The Score "Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher said Boston Bruins defender Zdeno Chara called him to apologize for cross-checking him in the throat last week, according to Sportsnet's Eric Engels. Chara viciously cross-checked Gallagher during..." February 18

  • Four potential trade destinations for Joe Thornton

    Sportsnet "The last time a potential Joe Thornton trade was even conceivable was back in 2014. The San Jose Sharks had finished second in the Pacific Division and met the rival Los Angeles Kings in the first round of the playoffs. San Jose dominated the early part of the series,..." February 18

  • Habs flip Marco Scandella to Blues for 2 draft picks

    The Score "The Montreal Canadiens traded defenseman Marco Scandella to the St. Louis Blues for a 2020 second-round pick and a 2021 conditional fourth-round pick, the team announced Tuesday. " February 18

  • 5 teams that need to make a move before the trade deadline

    The Score "The right trade can go a long way in vaulting a contender closer to the Stanley Cup. With the Feb. 24 trade deadline around the corner, we've identified five teams vying for playoff berths that need to make a move to bolster their respective lineups. Note: Deadline cap space..." February 18

  • Canadiens say Shea Weber could return Tuesday "Maybe his injury isn’t as severe as initially feared. Or maybe it’s the last act of a desperate team trying to do anything it can to salvage its season before it continues to spiral down the drain. Whatever the reason, there appears to be a very real chance that defenseman Shea..." February 17

  • Zach Fucale Released From AHL Contract, Signs In Germany

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The long and winding career of Zach Fucale will now take the goaltender overseas, as today the Syracuse Crunch released him from his AHL contract in order for him to sign with Munich in the DEL. Fucale had spent most of the season in the ECHL with the Orlando Solar..." February 17

  • Canadiens' Claude Julien fined $10K for blasting officiating vs. Stars

    Yahoo! Sports "Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien was fined $10,000 for criticizing the officials following Saturday’s 4-3 overtime loss to the Dallas Stars. Julien was incensed about his team not receiving several calls during a tightly-contested game, where Max Domi was..." February 17

  • It is finally time to admit defeat

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "During the early afternoon, rumours were starting to circle on Twitter that Shea Weber’s injury would be much worse than expected. In fact, the wildest rumours before he went in to see a trusted medical expert in Wisconsin suggested that his career may even be..." February 14

  • Scott Howson Elected AHL President

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The AHL’s board of governors has unanimously elected Scott Howson as the league’s next president and CEO. He will replace the outgoing David Andrews, who will vacate the position after June 30th. Andrews will continue in his position as chairman of the board...." February 14

  • Bargain Hunting: 10 cost-effective trade options contending teams should target at the deadline

    The Hockey News "If you go back through the past five trade deadlines and peruse the moves made by Stanley Cup-winning sides, one thing stands out: the big budget, headline-making, splashy moves are the exception, not the rule. Last season, for instance, the St. Louis Blues made one acquisition at the..." February 14

  • The NHL Olympics debate is a sham

    ESPN "It's getting very, very hard to sympathize with the National Hockey League when it comes to Olympic participation. For a while, it was easy. The International Olympic Committee was on the other side of the table, an organization that makes FIFA look like Amnesty International by..." February 14

  • $24 million reasons the Predators should still be concerned about Shea Weber’s health

    On The Forecheck "Former Nashville Predators captain/current Montreal Canadiens captain Shea Weber is going to be just fine, say the Habs. After less than 24 hours of speculation that Weber’s career could be done—not just his season—Montreal..." February 14

  • Analyzing the best and worst linemate situations in the NHL

    TSN "On Tuesday, I had an interesting conversation with The Athletic’s Justin Bourne about which forward has the most favourable deployment situation in the National Hockey League. Bourne was making the argument that Toronto’s Alex Kerfoot – a winger on a line..." February 14

  • Penguins’ standard of excellence a model for Canadiens to follow

    Sportsnet "There are words pasted on the wall of the northeast corner of the dressing room at the Pittsburgh Penguins’ practice facility, ones that encapsulate a championship mentality that’s been in place since Jim Rutherford took over as general manager of the team back in June of..." February 14

  • Shea Weber Out 4-6 Weeks With Ankle Injury

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After consulting a specialist in Wisconsin today, Shea Weber will be out for the next four to six weeks with an ankle sprain. The Montreal Canadiens announced today that the veteran defenseman is expected to fully recover. That kind of a diagnosis actually probably..." February 13