• Blackhawks' Bowman: Jury still out on Saad-Panarin trade

    The Score "It's too soon to decide a winner of the June 2017 trade that saw the Chicago Blackhawks send Artemi Panarin to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Brandon Saad, according to Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman. Bowman told The Athletic's Mark Lazerus that scoring statistics alone..." October 22

  • Hurricanes activate goalie Scott Darling off IR, assign him to AHL

    Sportsnet "The Carolina Hurricanes activated starting goaltender Scott Darling off injured reserve, the team announced Monday. Darling is being assigned to the AHL’s Charlotte Checkers to complete a conditioning stint before he returns to the Hurricanes. The..." October 22

  • Blue Jackets' Seth Jones to make season debut vs. Coyotes

    The Score "Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones will return to the lineup Tuesday against the Arizona Coyotes, coach John Tortorella announced. Jones suffered an MCL sprain in a preseason game on Sept. 25 and was initially expected to miss four-to-six weeks. " October 22

  • What is a back-up goalie’s job during a game?

    NBC Sports Washington "At the end of every bench in the NHL is a goalie sitting in full pads and a hat. What is his job during the game? Friday’s game between the Washington Capitals and Florida Panthers was one of the rare games that featured four goalies. Braden Holtby and James Reimer started,..." October 22

  • Capitals sign second-round pick Kody Clark to a three-year, entry-level deal

    Russian Machine Never Breaks "On Monday the Washington Capitals signed 19-year-old forward Kody Clark to a three-year, entry-level contract with an $870,000 AAV. The Capitals selected Clark with pick 47 in the second round of the 2018 NHL Draft. Clark was the 34th ranked forward on the NHL..." October 22

  • Bridge Contract Likely For William Nylander

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While the mutual preference of both the Maple Leafs and winger William Nylander would be to get a long-term deal done, Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston reports that this no longer appears to be an option.  He notes that there isn’t an AAV that is high enough for..." October 22

  • Blackhawks place goaltender Anton Forsberg on waivers

    Second City Hockey "Anton Forsberg is the odd man out. The Blackhawks placed the 25-year-old Swedish goaltender on waivers Monday morning. Chicago will only carry two netminders on its roster with Corey Crawford and Cam Ward, who signed a one-year contract worth $3 million..." October 22

  • Devils lose defenseman Steven Santini to broken jaw

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils placed Steven Santini on injured reserve and recalled forward Kevin Rooney and defenseman Egor Yakvolev from Binghamton (AHL). Steven Santini worked his way back into the Devils' lineup for the first time this season, filling in for an injured Ben Lovejoy..." October 22

  • Rangers recall goaltender Alexandar Georgiev

    Newsday "The Rangers on Monday recalled goaltender Alexandar Georgiev Monday from his two-game stint with AHL Hartford over the weekend. Goaltender Marek Mazanec was returned to Hartford. Georgiev, who was sent down to Hartford on Thursday, backstopped the Wolf Pack to a 4-3 win..." October 22

  • Red Wings' decision on Michael Rasmussen looming

    Michigan Live "The Red Wings essentially have two more games to assess rookie forward Michael Rasmussen before deciding whether to send him back to Tri-City (WHL) for the remainder of the junior club's season, or keep him. He can't be assigned to AHL Grand Rapids because he has junior..." October 22

  • Bruins, Charlie McAvoy to start talking about extension

    Sportsnet "It looks like the Boston Bruins are ready to start talking numbers with their top young defenceman. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, Charlie McAvoy is looking to sign a long-term deal now that he’s on the final year of his entry-level contract and..." October 22

  • Dallas Stars Recall Justin Dowling

    Defending Big D "The Dallas Stars have tapped their first regular-season call-up of the still-young season, recalling Justin Dowling from the Texas Stars. The Cedar Park stalwart will step in for fellow center Roope Hintz. The promising Finnish prospect has returned to the..." October 22

  • Edmonton Oilers Ty Rattie Out With Mid-Body Muscle Injury

    Last Word On Hockey "After leaving Thursday night’s game, the Edmonton Oilers announced that Ty Rattie will be sidelined multiple weeks with a muscle injury in his midsection. Rattie had won a spot on the NHL roster after leading the league with seven goals in the..." October 22

  • Ivan Provorov trying to play his way back ‘from good to great’

    Courier-Post "The bad news has been his team-high nine giveaways, his recent propensity for losing puck battles in the corner and taking what’s appeared to be a step backward. Here’s the good news: Ivan Provorov still reads a hockey game like Keanu Reeves’ character, Neo, sees The..." October 22

  • Little changes to the offense has improved the Wild's production

    Hockey Wilderness "Three weeks ago, I wrote about the opening 12 days of the Wild’s season. Through those first six games, the Wild had but two wins, against the Blackhawks and the Coyotes. They had lost to the Avalanche, Golden Knights, Predators,..." October 22

  • Ducks' Gibson frustrated with team's defense

    Yardbarker "The Anaheim Ducks know they can’t keep relying on the play of goaltender John Gibson, who has saved the team with his impressive play. Most recently, Gibson sustained a 44-shot performance on Saturday (many of which were high-danger shots) against the Golden Knights, who walked away with..." October 21

  • Oilers’ McDavid unconcerned with who holds ‘best in the world’ crown

    Sportsnet "Truth be told, it was never really all that close. While other young phenoms blossom and superstar mainstays prove they have more to give, only one player in the game has cleaned up for two straight years to the tune of back-to-back Ted Lindsay Awards (league MVP as voted by the..." October 21

  • Panthers trying to stay confident during slow start

    NHL.com "Six games into the season, the Florida Panthers find themselves in a familiar position but facing a different challenge. A year ago, their 2-4-0 start was typical of a team in transition trying to establish an identity under new coach Bob Boughner. Expectations were much..." October 21

  • No long-term deal coming for Nylander, Leafs

    Sportsnet "Rewind to the early days of William Nylander v. Toronto Maple Leafs and there were four potential outcomes on the table. You had: A) Nylander signs a short-term contract with Toronto. B) Nylander signs a long-term contract with Toronto. C) Toronto trades Nylander.October 21

  • Corey Crawford is more than just the Blackhawks’ star goaltender

    Second City Hockey "Most of the time, those of us who write here at Second City Hockey — who make no secret about our status as Blackhawks fans — try to view everything around this team with as objective of a viewpoint as we can muster. But this ... this is not one of those..." October 21

  • Charles B. Wang, former Islanders owner dies, his attorney says

    Newsday "Charles B. Wang, 74, founder of CA Technologies and former Islanders owner, died Sunday, his attorney said. The cause of death was not provided. Wang was surrounded by his family at the time of his death in Oyster Bay, attorney John McEntee said in a..." October 21

  • Primeau biking through Israel to aid disabled veterans

    NHL.com "Keith Primeau has been involved in several charities since retiring in 2006 after 15 NHL seasons. His latest endeavor will take him on a bike ride halfway around the world. Primeau, 46, will participate in Courage in Motion 2018, a five-day cycling trip through Israel to raise money..." October 21

  • Avs’ MacKinnon belongs in best in NHL conversation

    Pro Hockey Talk "As you can see from this Associated Press piece, there are some hot “best in the NHL” debates going around, with people batting around names like Connor McDavid, Sidney Crosby, and Auston Matthews. Colorado Avalanche speedster Nathan MacKinnon‘s name didn’t..." October 21

  • Kings hold closed-door meeting after fourth straight loss

    NHL.com "The Los Angeles Kings held a closed-door meeting that lasted almost 20 minutes after losing their fourth straight game Saturday. With a 5-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres at Staples Center, the Kings have been outscored 21-5 during the losing streak, including 12-3 in a two-game homestand..." October 21

  • Why the Oilers still need more from McDavid’s wingers to take next step

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers were dealt a bit of a rotten deal to start the 2018-19 season, starting off in Europe, playing their last pre-season game and first regular season game, then waiting five days to play another game. After losing both games, the rumour mill started churning out..." October 20

  • Avalanche like what they see from No. 4 overall pick Cale Makar

    Yardbarker "The Colorado Avalanche may be focused on the present, but their future looks bright as well. Not only do the Avalanche have the Ottawa Senators first-round pick this season, which could be a lottery pick despite the team’s success early on this year, the team likes what it sees from Cale..." October 20

  • Pettersson skates on his own in Vancouver

    TSN "Vancouver Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson skated on his own Saturday in Vancouver. Pettersson has been out since suffering a concussion last Saturday against the Florida Panthers. The 19-year-old won’t play tonight against the Boston Bruins. " October 20

  • Colorado Avalanche Semyon Varlamov Re-Asserting Himself

    Last Word On Hockey "This summer, the Colorado Avalanche acquired Philipp Grubauer, the former backup of the Washington Capitals. With incumbent Semyon Varlamov in the final year of his deal, it seemed an appropriate time to bring in a young up-and-comer like Grubauer. After backing up Braden..." October 20

  • Predators goalie Pekka Rinne placed on injured reserve

    Tennessean "Pekka Rinne was down, but not out Friday night. At least not right away. The Predators placed their goalie on injured reserve Saturday, after he left Friday's game during the third period of the team's 5-3 victory against the Flames at the Saddledome. Rinne..." October 20

  • Marner credits Bozak for helping him grow as a player

    TSN "Before third-year pro Mitch Marner evolved into an integral piece of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ offence, he was an 19-year-old rookie just finding his way. Tyler Bozak helped him to do it. When Marner arrived with the Leafs before the 2016-17 season, Bozak was one of the..." October 20

  • Rival NHL execs question Maple Leafs forward Nylander’s value

    Sportsnet "With Nick Ritchie signing a three-year deal with the Anaheim Ducks earlier this week, William Nylander of the Toronto Maple Leafs is now the NHL’s only remaining unsigned restricted free agent. Nylander is currently practising with Dornbirner EC of Austria’s top tier..." October 20

  • Skipping practice could become increasing trend for goalies

    NHL.com "When Carey Price didn't take the ice with the rest of his Montreal Canadiens teammates for practice on Oct. 9, the No. 1 goalie wasn't taking a day off. Instead, Price spent his time on another sheet of ice with Montreal goaltending coach Stephane Waite, at times using a small..." October 20

  • Smaller equipment size causing more pain for goalies

    ESPN "Changes in equipment can be uncomfortable for an NHL goalie, one of sports' ultimate creatures of habit. But the league's latest tweak to goalie gear has them feeling hurt, quite literally. "You honestly don't want to get hit in the arm. It leaves bruises,"..." October 20

  • Struggling Blues to scratch Bouwmeester vs. Leafs

    The Score "Jay Bouwmeester will watch this one from the press box. The St. Louis Blues defenseman will be a healthy scratch for Saturday's contest against the Toronto Maple Leafs, coach Mike Yeo confirmed to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston. "It's a very, very difficult..." October 20

  • St. Louis Assigns Nikita Soshnikov To AHL For Conditioning Stint

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The St. Louis Blues have activated forward Nikita Soshnikov from LTIR and have announced they have loaned him to the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL for a five-game LTI conditioning stint. Soshnikov, who suffered a concussion in the preseason after taking a puck to the ear, will try to..." October 20

  • Tuch signs seven-year contract with Golden Knights

    NHL.com "Alex Tuch signed a seven-year, $33.25 million contract with the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday. It has an average annual value of $4.75 million. "This was a little bit of a surprise," the 22-year-old forward said. "I sat down with [general manager George McPhee] and he..." October 20

  • 'I owe my life to this game': Jordin Tootoo retiring from NHL

    CBC "The first Inuk to play in the National Hockey League is retiring. Jordin Tootoo, 35, made the announcement Friday afternoon in Brandon, Man., where he began his hockey career playing for the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League in 1999. "This community has..." October 20

  • Boughner not happy with Ovechkin's hit on Pysyk: 'It's a head shot'

    The Score "Florida Panthers defenseman Mark Pysyk left Friday's game against the Washington Capitals and didn't return after taking a hit from Alex Ovechkin. Panthers bench boss Bob Boughner expressed his displeasure with the collision following his club's shootout win. " October 20

  • McDavid says best player in NHL could be anybody; Babcock picks Crosby

    NHL.com "Connor McDavid didn't necessarily agree with Sidney Crosby calling him the best player in the NHL, but the Edmonton Oilers center was appreciative of the praise from the Pittsburgh Penguins captain. "It means a lot, obviously, especially coming from him," the Oilers..." October 19

  • NHL trainer intrigued by potential of marijuana helping players

    Sportsnet "As we moved closer and closer to a world where marijuana would be legal in Canada, some people surely dreamed of hitting the bong. For Matt Nichol, though, it was time to hit the books. Nichol, a nutritionist and strength and conditioning coach who works with numerous elite-level..." October 19

  • Report: NHL '100 percent open' to female on-ice officials

    The Score "It appears the NHL is trending toward adding women to its group of on-ice officials. "The National Hockey League is 100 percent open to it, it's inevitable, it is going to happen," TSN's Darren Dreger said on Thursday's "Insider Trading" segment...." October 19

  • Pastrnak surging with Bruins, seen as 'next Jagr'

    NHL.com "The skill was there. The ability to create. The moves. But when David Pastrnak entered the NHL at 18 years old, the youngest player in the League in 2014-15, there were things missing too. He didn't have enough strength or size. He didn't have the defensive responsibility or..." October 19

  • Cory Schneider Activated, Sent To AHL On Conditioning Loan

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The New Jersey Devils are doing just fine with Keith Kinkaid as their starting goaltender, but will soon get back someone who aims on taking his job. Cory Schneider has been activated from the injured non-roster list, and will now be sent to the AHL on a conditioning..." October 19

  • Bruins in the trade hunt for forward help?

    NBC Sports Boston "The great news is that the Bruins top line of Brad Marchand, Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak are off to a strong tart with a combined 34 points in six games. The sobering news for the Black and Gold is that Marchand, Bergeron and Pastrnak have accounted for 15 of the team’s..." October 19

  • Flames’ Gaudreau on McAvoy hit: ‘I kind of brought it upon myself’

    Sportsnet "Johnny Gaudreau is taking some responsibility for the controversial hit he received from Boston Bruins defenceman Charlie McAvoy on Wednesday. “I was on a breakaway trying to get the rebound there and had my head down. I always tell myself never to have my head down, especially..." October 19

  • NHLPA, Jake Dotchin file grievance against Bolts

    TSN "Jake Dotchin's time in Tampa Bay came to an ugly end in September when the Lightning waived him for a material breach of contract after showing up to training camp overweight.  Dotchin landed on his feet this week, signing a one-year, $800,000 contract with the..." October 19

  • Blackhawks’ Brandon Saad spared the indignity of a rare healthy scratch

    Chicago Sun-Times "Brandon Saad came close Thursday to being a healthy scratch for the first time with the Blackhawks since April 2014. Coach Joel Quenneville’s unspoken message to the 25-year-old forward leading up to a 4-1 loss to the Coyotes at the United Center suggested as..." October 19

  • In return, normal is good for Blackhawks' Corey Crawford

    Sporting News "The first shot Corey Crawford saved Thursday night would have been completely forgettable in regular circumstances. With 19:14 left in the opening period, the Coyotes' Brad Richardson sent a tame try from the top of the right circle to the Blackhawks' net. Crawford shrugged off the low..." October 19

  • Flames’ Gaudreau ‘feeling no significant effects’ from McAvoy hit

    Sportsnet "Calgary Flames forward Johnny Gaudreau is “feeling no significant effects” of Wednesday night’s hit from Boston Bruins defenceman Charlie McAvoy, according to Sportsnet’s Eric Francis. In addition, McAvoy will not face any discipline..." October 19

  • Mikko Rantanen turning into ‘driving force’ for Avalanche

    Pro Hockey Talk "One of the goals entering the 2018-19 NHL season for Colorado Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar was to push Mikko Rantanen to become a more consistent, impact player. Through seven games, the young Finnish star is leading the NHL in assists with 11 (eight of which are primary) and his..." October 19