• NJ Devils trade Ben Lovejoy to Stars for Connor Carrick

    North Jersey "Ben Lovejoy is off to the Dallas Stars.  The Devils traded the veteran defenseman for 24-year-old defenseman Connor Carrick and a third-round draft pick on Saturday morning. Lovejoy is in the final season of a three-year, $8 million deal he signed with New Jersey after winning..." February 23

  • Duchene trade shows Blue Jackets 'serious about winning'

    NHL.com "The Columbus Blue Jackets made a statement by acquiring center Matt Duchene on Friday. "We want to prove to our fan base that we're serious about winning," general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said. "And we're in it to win it." The Blue Jackets have..." February 23

  • In win-now mode, Blue Jackets won't deal Artemi Panarin for draft picks

    Yardbarker "Though it may have been obvious from their acquisition of Matt Duchene earlier Friday, the Columbus Blue Jackets aren’t going to give away Artemi Panarin at the deadline for just anything. After swinging a deal to bring in the Ottawa Senators captain, speculation erupted over..." February 23

  • Capitals re-sign Nick Jensen to four-year, $10-million deal

    The Hockey Writers "The Washington Capitals and newly-acquired defender Nick Jensen have come to terms on a four-year contract extension worth $10 million, the Capitals announced Friday. The deal came just hours after the Capitals acquired Jensen and a fifth-round draft pick from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange..." February 23

  • Senators ask fans to be ‘patient’ after Duchene trade

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sometimes, making the right decision hurts. Especially in the moment. All things considered, the Ottawa Senators essentially “pulled off the Band-Aid” by trading Matt Duchene on Friday. It stings, but if the team is being honest, it was the best move. (Getting a pretty..." February 23

  • Flyers make surprise goalie pick for outdoor game

    USA Today "No talks of a thermos, this time. No grandstand speeches. The only constant is a pretty surprising goaltending decision before the Philadelphia Flyers play an outdoor game. Carter Hart has been pulled from his last two starts and he won’t get the next one. Veteran Brian Elliott..." February 23

  • Tkachuk parents proud and nervous as sons set to battle (again)

    Sportsnet "Matthew Tkachuk still remembers that night at the Savvis Center when his split-second decision led to bloodshed still discussed today. “I saw his back turned and that he was in a vulnerable position and just buried him from behind,” admitted the 21-year old Calgary Flames..." February 23

  • Rain could be an issue for Penguins-Flyers Stadium Series game

    Pro Hockey Talk "Around this time of year, we’re thinking about trades and teams battling for playoff position. As far as hockey goes, the weather report isn’t really on the radar, aside from those times when snowfall makes getting to the games tougher than a puck battle..." February 22

  • Dorion: Senators offered Duchene long-term contract before trade

    The Score "One way or another, the Ottawa Senators were determined to not watch Matt Duchenedepart as an unrestricted free agent this summer. Ottawa traded away its alternate captain to the Columbus Blue Jackets Friday, but it wasn't the club's first..." February 22

  • NHL suspends Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid two games for head hit

    Edmonton Sun "Connor McDavid is a Lady Byng candidate, but even clean players make mistakes, The Edmonton Oilers captain was suspended two games for a shoulder-to-head hit on New York Islanders defenceman Nick Leddy in Thursday’s 4-3 overtime win, where McDavid scored the winner. Initially,..." February 22

  • Jesse Puljujarvi Seeing Specialist, Expected To Be Out Long Term

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Edmonton Oilers’ dreadful season continues, as today head coach Ken Hitchcock and GM Keith Gretzky told reporters including Ryan Rishaug of TSN that Jesse Puljujarvi will go Tuesday to see a specialist about the lower-body injury he recently suffered. Hitchcock..." February 22

  • Capitals bolster their blue line by adding right-shot Nick Jensen in trade with Red Wings

    NBC Sports Washington "Just one day after adding Carl Hagelin to the roster, the Capitals remained busy by acquiring right-shot defenseman Nick Jensen and a fifth-round draft pick from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for Madison Bowey and a second-round draft pick in 2020. The fifth round pick the..." February 22

  • Senators trade Matt Duchene to Blue Jackets

    Sportsnet "After months of speculation, the Ottawa Senators have traded forward Matt Duchene to the Columbus Blue Jackets. In return, the Senators receive a package including a conditional first-round draft pick from Columbus. The two teams square off in Ottawa Friday..." February 22

  • Sharks trade forward Vincent Praplan to Panthers

    Fear The Fin "The San Jose Barracuda announced that they have traded forward Vincent Praplan to the Florida Panthers for future considerations. Praplan will report to the Panthers’ AHL affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds. In 27 games with the Barracuda this season,..." February 22

  • NHL trade rumors: Could Wayne Simmonds be headed to the Bruins?

    Sporting News "Wayne Simmonds could be headed to a different city on the east coast.  The Flyers' winger has popped up in trade speculation ahead of next week's trade deadline and the Boston Bruins are a clear fit. Simmonds is a wily veteran who can score and add..." February 22

  • Blue Jackets’ Panarin, trade deadline options after adding Duchene

    Pro Hockey Talk "Trading for Matt Duchene feels like a game-changer for the Columbus Blue Jackets, yet rather than making everything clear, it only seems to open up more questions about the future. It also doesn’t slam the door shut on the mysteries surrounding what Columbus will do..." February 22

  • Connor McDavid to have hearing for illegal check to head on Leddy

    TSN "Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid will have a hearing on Friday for his illegal check to the head on New York Islanders defenceman Nick Leddy in Thursday's victory, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced.

  • Is Chuck Fletcher closer to making a trade after Flyers' loss to Canadiens?

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Chuck Fletcher spared himself from watching another first-period debacle. The Flyers' general manager did not make the trip to Montreal for Thursday's 5-1 loss (see observations), perhaps tending to the “administrative” side of business with the NHL’s..." February 22

  • Sabres remain hopeful of signing Skinner to new contract

    NHL.com "The Buffalo Sabres remain hopeful of signing forward Jeff Skinner to a new contract, general manager Jason Botterill said Wednesday. Skinner leads the Sabres with 36 goals and is third in the NHL behind Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals (42) and Patrick Kane of the Chicago..." February 21

  • Mike Hoffman Asked To Submit No-Trade List

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Florida Panthers have already traded away Nick Bjugstad and Jared McCann in an attempt to clear some salary off their books moving forward, and are at least preparing to do it again if the need arises. Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic tweets that Mike Hoffman has been asked to submit his..." February 21

  • Report: Rangers and Islanders Among 4 Teams on Artemi Panarin's Wish List

    12 Up "The NHL trade deadline is right around the corner. With many contenders looking to make a move, there is no bigger name available right now than Artemi Panarin.  You may think the Blue Jackets should keep the talented winger but all signs point to him moving on. He will..." February 21

  • Bruins not comfortable despite dealing for Coyle

    NHL.com "General manager Don Sweeney is happy with the Bruins roster after they acquired forward Charlie Coyle from the Minnesota Wild for forward Ryan Donato and a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft on Wednesday. Sweeney's also not sure if the Bruins will do anything else prior to..." February 21

  • NHL rumors: Sharks, Ducks discussing trade for goaltender Ryan Miller

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The NHL trade deadline is rapidly approaching. There's already been some movement on the Sharks' front, and it appears more may be coming down the pipe. According to John Hoven of Mayor's Manor, the Sharks and Ducks are involved in trade discussions surrounding..." February 21

  • Capitals acquire Carl Hagelin from Kings in exchange for draft picks

    The Hockey Writers "The Washington Capitals have acquired forward Carl Hagelin from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft as well as a conditional sixth-round pick in 2020, the Capitals announced Thursday. The Kings will also be retaining 50% of Hagelin’s..." February 21

  • Why Bruins Could Still Be Far From Done Trading After Charlie Coyle Deal

    NESN "The Boston Bruins made a smaller move to improve their roster Wednesday, but there could still be a blockbuster to follow. The Bruins acquired center Charlie Coyle from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Ryan Donato and a draft pick, presumably checking off a..." February 21

  • Leafs among teams asking about Kreider

    TSN "According to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, the Toronto Maple Leafs are believed to be among the teams that have inquired on New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider. Brooks reports that the Boston Bruins and Nashville Predators are also believed to have expressed..." February 21

  • Nazem Kadri Remains Out With Concussion

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Toronto Maple Leafs stole a point from the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night when they forced overtime, but lost a key member of their forward group in the process. Nazem Kadrileft the game and was later diagnosed with a concussion, and remained off the ice today at Maple Leafs..." February 21

  • Ducks Sign Silfverberg to Contract Extension: Report

    The Hockey Writers "The Anaheim Ducks have reportedly signed Jakob Silfverberg to a five-year contract extension. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the deal is worth $26.25 million and will carry an annual cap hit of $5.25 million. In 51 games this season, Silfverberg has scored 16..." February 21

  • Arizona Coyotes Sign Jordan Oesterle to a Two-Year Extension

    Last Word On Hockey "The Arizona Coyotes have signed defenceman Jordan Oesterle to a two-year extension worth $2.8 million or $1.4 million AAV. This contract carries him through the 2020-21 season. Oesterle was in the final year of his two-year, $1.3 million deal that he signed with..." February 21

  • How much is Charlie McAvoy worth to the Bruins?

    Boston Herald "Considering the amount of time Charlie McAvoy has missed, it’s easy to forget just what he brings the Bruins when he’s playing at his best. McAvoy scored game-winning goals in each of the Bruins’ last two games — one late against the Kings and the..." February 21

  • Wild trade F Coyle to Bruins

    TSN "The Minnesota Wild have traded forward Charlie Coyle to the Boston Bruins. According to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, the return in the deal is not yet official, but is expected to be forward Ryan Donato and a fifth-round draft pick. The 26-year-old has..." February 20

  • What should the Columbus Blue Jackets do at the trade deadline?

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Next to the Ottawa Senators, no team is under more pressure at the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline than the Columbus Blue Jackets. The team has decisions to make on two priority free agents, both of whom appear primed to test the off-season market, in Artemi Panarin and Sergei Bobrovsky. Despite two..." February 20

  • Gudas suspended 2 games for high stick to Kucherov's head

    Courier-Post "Come on down, Phil Myers. The Flyers suddenly need some help on the back line.  Radko Gudas, arguably the Flyers' steadiest defenseman over the course of the entire season, was suspended two games Wednesday for high-sticking Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov in..." February 20

  • Penguins interested in Wayne Simmonds?

    PensBurgh "It’s the week before the NHL trade deadline and rumors are of course flying around fast and furious. Elliote Friedman’s latest 31 Thoughts only has a few mentioned of the Pittsburgh Penguins as the deadline approach, but they are..." February 20

  • Blackhawks’ Corey Crawford not medically cleared to play

    Second City Hockey "Corey Crawford may feel “healthy to play right now,” but he hasn’t been medically cleared to play, coach Jeremy Colliton said Tuesday at MB Ice Arena. Colliton added that Crawford will not travel with the team for Wednesday’s game in..." February 20

  • The Colorado Avalanche are listening to offers for Nikita Zadorov

    Mile High Hockey "With the NHL trade deadline a week away, teams are beginning to finalize their plans for the remainder of the season as well as the summer. Thanks to a terrible slide down the standings that started at the beginning of December, the Colorado Avalanche have found themselves..." February 20

  • Sabres GM: 'There’s not going to be a coaching change'

    WKBW "Phil Housley’s job as head coach of the Buffalo Sabres is safe, at least for now. While in Tampa Bay preparing for Thursday’s game against the Lightning, Sabres general manager Jason Botterill spoke with reporters and said the team is not considering a coaching..." February 20

  • Detroit Red Wings will call up Filip Zadina after NHL trade deadline

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings have plans for a top prospect. And they will begin sometime after the NHL trade deadline. General manager Ken Holland told the Free Press the Wings will call up Filip Zadina “and give him an opportunity to play some games.”  Holland..." February 20

  • Mike McKenna, Joseph Cramarossa on waivers

    Yardbarker "After recalling and activating Brian Elliott Tuesday, the Philadelphia Flyers found themselves with four goaltenders on their active roster. On Wednesday, they went about changing that, by placing Mike McKenna on waivers.  The Pittsburgh Penguins have also placed Joseph..." February 20

  • Kyle Clifford Generating Trade Interest

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Los Angeles Kings are incredibly not out of the wild card race in the Western Conference, but that isn’t because of any real turnaround. The team is still in last place with a 23-30-6 record and have lost five consecutive games, leading to more speculation about trade assets on the..." February 20

  • Capitals waive Devante Smith-Pelly, appear to change course on Dmitrij Jaskin

    Washington Post "When the Washington Capitals’ practice in Toronto started at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, the plan was to waive forward Dmitrij Jaskin, clearing his $1.1 million cap hit as a potential precursor to another move with the trade deadline on Monday. Jaskin wasn’t on the ice as a result, but..." February 20

  • The Value the Red Wings have at the NHL Trade Deadline

    Winging It In Motown "Here is my opinion, and I’ll start with this right away, I don’t believe Jimmy Howard, Gustav Nyquist and Nick Jensen should be on this team come February 26. This season is over and you need to get something for what you have. Enough of this “well, we..." February 20

  • Bruins reportedly 'front-runners' in potential trade for Rangers' Kevin Hayes

    NBC Sports Boston "Should the Bruins try again with another member of the Dorchester-born and bred Hayes family? The B's and Rangers have been frequent trade partners over the last couple of seasons, given the strong relationship between Boston general manager Don Sweeney and New York GM Jeff..." February 20

  • San Jose Sharks claim enforcer off waiver wire

    San Jose Mercury News "The Sharks have claimed forward Micheal Haley off of waivers. Haley, who played in the Sharks organization 2014-2017, from was placed on waivers Tuesday by the Florida Panthers. This season, Haley has three goals and 30 penalty minutes in 24 games. Haley, 32, was a favorite..." February 20

  • Maple Leafs Nazem Kadri Leaves Game with Concussion

    Last Word On Hockey "The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced that forward Nazem Kadri will not return to the game against the St. Louis Blues after sustaining a concussion in the first period. Kadri will be re-evaluated on Wednesday. It’s uncertain when Kadri suffered..." February 20

  • Why the Canucks Need to Focus on Being Sellers

    Nucks Misconduct "With the trade deadline less than a week away, the Canucks status as a buyer, seller, or bystander should be crystal clear. While their place in the standings points to this team staying put, their true status should be that of a seller. Despite that, we’re starting to..." February 20

  • Tortorella graphically describes Artemi Panarin’s illness

    Larry Brown Sports "Artemi Panarin missing Tuesday’s Columbus Blue Jackets game due to illness led to some speculation that the absence was more trade-related. Columbus head coach John Tortorella is here to assure everyone that is not the case. Tortorella shared graphic details of Panarin’s..." February 20

  • Tavares’ former teammates not buying criticisms of his character

    Sportsnet "He may not be their teammate anymore, but the New York Islanders are still quick to stand up for John Tavares. A handful of veterans reacted emphatically when asked Tuesday about a tweet from retired Islander Rob Schremp that appeared to question his former..." February 20

  • Flyers have calls to make as crease crowds with Brian Elliott's return

    Courier-Post "The Flyers may soon need to look into expanding their locker room. There were already four locker stalls taken up with goalie equipment Tuesday and a fifth goalie, Cam Talbot, is heading their way whenever the Caledonia, Ontario native gets his work visa approved to be employed by a..." February 20

  • NHL Agent Predicts Possible Extension Bruins’ Charlie McAvoy Could Command

    NESN "The Boston Bruins are loaded with young, talented players both on their current roster and in Providence. And while some contracts won’t need to be looked at until after the 2019-20 season, the club does have one defenseman that needs attention this year. Charlie McAvoy’s..." February 20