• 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

  • Gudas to have hearing for slash on Kucherov

    TSN "Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Radko Gudas will have a hearing Wednesday for high-sticking/ slashing NHL leading scorer Nikita Kucherov. Philadelphia’s Radko Gudas will have a hearing..." February 20

  • Red Wings' Gustav Nyquist taking it day by day as trade deadline nears

    Detroit News "Gustav Nyquist was feeling better Tuesday after battling an illness the last couple of days. It’s a good thing, too, because these next several days, Nyquist is going to need all the energy he can muster. The NHL trade deadline is 3 p.m. Monday, and Nyquist’s..." February 20

  • Duchene not expected to play Thursday to avoid injury risk

    The Score "Matt Duchene may have played his last game with the Ottawa Senators. The pending unrestricted free agent is not expected to be in the lineup Thursday against the New Jersey Devils to avoid injury risk, according to TSN's Darren Dreger. Dreger reported on Sunday the..." February 19

  • Report: Sens table 'serious' offer to Stone

    Ottawa Sun "The clock is ticking on Mark Stone and the Ottawa Senators. It’s less than a week to the NHL trade deadline Monday at 3 p.m. EST and the Senators are hopeful they’ll find out in the next 48 hours whether the alternate captain wants to be part of the solution or moved to a..." February 19

  • Can Hurricanes count on Mrazek, McElhinney?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Goaltending remains the question – the eternal one, really – for the Carolina Hurricanes, even as Petr Mrazek and Curtis McElhinney have provided some satisfying short-term answers. As great an addition as Nino Niederreiter has been, the combined play of Mrazek and..." February 19

  • Bruins will be all-in on Stone if Sens can't sign him to extension

    CBS Sports "The Boston Bruins are seriously all-in this year, and they may get a chance to show how serious they are if Mark Stone is unable to come to an agreement with the Senators. According to Larry Brooks, the Bruins would go all-in on Stone if Stone is available. Stone could become an instant..." February 19

  • Report: Stars have checked in on Zuccarello

    The Score "The Dallas Stars may be looking to bolster their forward depth. Dallas has checked in on New York Rangers winger Mats Zuccarello, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. Zuccarello is one of the top potential rental candidates ahead of..." February 19

  • Colorado Avalanche “Trying To Move” Sven Andrighetto

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Colorado Avalanche have had an incredibly turbulent season. At one point earlier in the year they looked like they were going to battle for the Presidents Trophy, sitting at 15-6-4 through 25 games and boasting one of the most dominant lines in hockey. Since then, the team has gone 9-18-7..." February 19

  • How the Blues turned it around and what they might do at the deadline

    Sportsnet "On Jan. 1 the St. Louis Blues were 15-18-4 and although they had games in hand of every team around them, no one had fewer points than their 34 on that day. Ever since then, St. Louis is 16-4-1 and the complete opposite has been true: No NHL team has more than their 33 points over the..." February 19

  • Anaheim Ducks place Patrick Eaves on waivers

    TSN "The Anaheim Ducks have placed forward Patrick Eaves on waivers. The 34-year-old has appeared in seven games this season for the Ducks and has not registered a point and has four penalty minutes and a minus-4 rating. Eaves has another year left on his deal that carries a..." February 19

  • Nick Jensen still drawing trade interest

    Yardbarker "The Detroit Red Wings are out of the playoff race for this season but they are still a team to watch over the next week. Several potential trade pieces reside on their team, including Nick Jensen, who continues to draw interest from around the league. Brian Lawton of NHL Network tweets that..." February 19

  • Marchand: Bruins hoped Thornton would score 4th goal

    The Score "After San Jose Sharks legend Joe Thornton picked up his first hat trick in over eight years Monday, the entire hockey world - including the opposing Boston Bruins - was anticipating what might happen if the 39-year-old scored a fourth time. "Obviously with Thornton getting his..." February 19

  • DeBoer thinks Sharks will get apology for officiating vs. Bruins

    San Jose Mercury News "Pete DeBoer is expecting to hear from the league in the near future. They owe his team, especially Thornton, an apology. Thornton’s storybook night got ruined by an obvious missed call on the game-tying goal. Wagner knocked the puck into the net with a stick that was clearly..." February 19

  • Pierre McGuire came INCHES from being obliterated by a hockey puck

    SB Nation "The old adage says that football is a game of inches, but it turns out that applies to hockey too. This is utterly amazing, puck missed Pierre by inches (h/t February 19

  • This is what life is like as Henrik Lundqvist’s backup

    New York Post "The Rangers have been here before, with a backup goalie excelling under the stewardship of position coach Benoit Allaire and nowhere for the netminder to go besides out. And each time, the Blueshirts have taken what they could in return. It is a little different now with Alexandar..." February 19

  • As trade rumors swirl, Wayne Simmonds enjoying what may be his final days with Flyers

    Philly.com "With the Flyers surging, right winger Wayne Simmonds is having too much fun to be concerned about the swirling rumors that he will be dealt before the Feb. 25 trade deadline. “It’s actually been getting easier, Simmonds said after the Flyers raised their record to 12-1-1..." February 19

  • Philadelphia Flyers Recall, Activate Brian Elliott

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Philadelphia Flyers have sometimes been in need of healthy goaltenders this season. Not currently however, as they now have four on the active roster. The team today recalled Brian Elliott from his conditioning stint and activated him from injured reserve, adding him to a..." February 19

  • How a minor trade for an unknown defenseman proved to be the biggest move of the 2018 NHL trade deadline

    NBC Sports Washington "As the dust settled after the 2018 NHL trade deadline, there were a number of key moves made to change the landscape of the league and the Stanley Cup race. The biggest move made was by the Tampa Bay Lightning who added the top defenseman on the market in Ryan McDonagh. But there was also a..." February 19

  • Dustin Byfuglien out with a lower-body injury

    Arctic Ice Hockey "Dustin Byfuglien is injured again and there is no timetable for his return. He is considered week-to-week. Bad news on February 19

  • Brind'Amour: Canes 'don't care what other people think' about celebrations

    The Score "Rod Brind'Amour is all for his players' post-win routines. The Carolina Hurricanes head coach left no doubt about his position on the "storm surge" celebrations that Don Cherry criticized on "Hockey Night in Canada" on Saturday..." February 18

  • Potential trade between Senators, Jets gaining traction

    NHL.com "A meeting between Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion and Winnipeg Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff on Sunday further fueled speculation about the Jets' interest in Senators forwards Matt Duchene, Mark Stone and Ryan Dzingel, each of whom can become an unrestricted free agent on July..." February 18

  • Sonny Milano Could Be Used As Trade “Sweetener”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "All eyes are on a handful of teams as the trade deadline approaches. If a front office isn’t calling the Ottawa Senators about Matt Duchene, there’s a good chance they’re on the phone with the Columbus Blue Jackets given the uncertain futures of Artemi Panarin and Sergei..." February 18

  • Mats Zuccarello's four best fits as Rangers sell at deadline

    Sporting News "No, those aren't boos — those are "Zuuuuucs" that echo around Madison Square Garden. But with the NHL's trade deadline fast approaching and the Rangers in sell mode, the question is: How much longer will Mats Zuccarello be around to hear them? Zuccarello,..." February 18

  • Sellers should consider sitting trade chips ahead of deadline

    TSN "One of the fascinating decisions facing sellers as the trade deadline approaches is whether or not to rest a player who is likely to be traded in order to protect their value. Think about the NHL landscape as we approach Feb. 25. Columbus’ Artemi Panarin and Sergei..." February 18

  • Hossa details career-ending eczema: 'My body told me there was no other way'

    The Score "Marian Hossa is opening up about the skin condition that forced him to retire last May. The former star forward recently went into detail about the physical challenges he endured in the final years of his career in an interview with The Athletic's Scott Powers in his native..." February 18

  • Sens don't plan to sit Duchene or Stone

    TSN "The Ottawa Senators are not expected to sit pending unrestricted free agents Mark Stone, Matt Duchene or Ryan Dzingel in their games this week leading up to the trade deadline, TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports. According to Dreger, all three forwards are expected to dress..." February 18

  • Oilers place Manning on waivers for purpose of AHL assignment

    NHL.com "The Edmonton Oilers have placed defenceman Brandon Manning on waivers for purpose of assignment to the American Hockey League's Bakersfield Condors, the club announced on Monday. Manning, 28, was acquired by the Oilers alongside defence prospect Robin Norell on December 30, 2018,..." February 18

  • Ryan Miller passes John Vanbiesbrouck for most wins by U.S.-born goaltender

    ESPN "Ryan Miller became the all-time leader in wins by a U.S.-born goaltender as the Anaheim Ducks beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 on Sunday night. Miller, who missed 24 games due to a knee injury, made 23 saves in his first start since Dec. 9 against New Jersey. " February 18

  • Jets interested in Senators' Duchene, Stone, Dzingel

    The Score "The Winnipeg Jets appear to be turning to the Ottawa Senators for a Stanley Cup push. The Jets are interested in Senators forwards Matt Duchene, Mark Stone, and Ryan Dzingel, according to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun. Winnipeg will turn to Dzingel as a contingency plan..." February 18

  • Duchene, Panarin among players to watch before Trade Deadline

    NHL.com "Here are a few players to watch before the deadline comes, listed in alphabetical order:   Sergei Bobrovsky, G, Columbus Blue Jackets: The two-time Vezina Trophy winner can be an unrestricted free agent July 1 and has refused to discuss a new contract. Despite..." February 18

  • Jaromir Jagr To Make Season Debut In Czech Republic

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Fans heading to see Kladno take on Havirov in the Czech Republic are going to get a treat, as Jaromir Jagr will be back in the lineup for the first time in almost a year. Jagr will skate on Kladno’s first line alongside Tomas Plekanec, who returned home after seeing his contract..." February 18

  • Hurricanes create 'bunch of jerks' T-shirt after commentator's rant

    USA Today "Longtime hockey commentator Don Cherry referred to the Carolina Hurricanes as "a bunch of jerks" on Saturday night. And if T-shirt sales are any indication, they're fully embracing that label. The Hurricanes announced Sunday that they will start selling..." February 18

  • Flames looking inward for answers to goaltending questions

    Sportsnet "The Calgary Flames are looking for a starting goaltender. No, not via the trade market. From within. The question is which one will start in the playoffs. Mike Smith’s early struggles, combined with David Rittich’s steady brilliance, have prompted many to..." February 17

  • Senators plan to trade Duchene

    The Score "Barring any last-minute changes, the Ottawa Senators will trade center Matt Duchene before the Feb. 25 deadline, TSN's Darren Dreger reported on Sunday. Mark Stone's future in Ottawa should also be determined early this week, well in advance of the trade deadline, Dreger..." February 17

  • Maple Leafs, Kasperi Kapanen to have preliminary talks next week

    Sportsnet "With William Nylander and, most recently, Auston Matthews’ contracts taken care of, it would appear the next task on Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas’ young core to-do list is locking up Kasperi Kapanen. Like Mitchell Marner, who has said he’d like to..." February 17

  • “Chances Are High” Montreal Canadiens Will Stand Pat At Deadline

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It’s been a surprisingly successful season for the Montreal Canadiens to this point, but don’t expect that to translate to an active trade deadline. Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin has said all along that his team would not be interested in acquiring rentals this season and now..." February 17

  • Former Islander Rob Schremp slams Tavares' work ethic

    Yahoo! Sports "The build-up to John Tavares’ Long Island return keeps getting more and more interesting. While New York Islanders’ fans have been bitter since the day the star left the club, a former teammate of his decided to pile on via Twitter. If Tavares ever needs a letter..." February 17

  • Flames want to maintain stability amid Trade Deadline pressure, GM says

    NHL.com "The Calgary Flames have an extra factor to weigh if they are considering moves prior to the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline. When do you reach the point of too much change? The Flames have surged this season after making major personnel moves in the past two..." February 17

  • Colorado’s Odds At The First Overall Pick

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Early this season, the Colorado Avalanche were in the most enviable position in sports. Their team was excelling and looking playoff-bound, but without any negative effect on their draft status. Because as the Avs won games, the Ottawa Senators were losing them and Colorado owned the..." February 17

  • Oilers’ lack of depth scoring shows desperate need for top-six winger

    Sportsnet "Keith Gretzky is burning through the SIM cards, dumping salary, moving money and generally fumigating a roster that should land Peter Chiarelli in some kind of workplace safety tribunal for how poorly it is constructed. But no matter how hard he works, every second night..." February 17

  • Senators’ Julius Bergman Likely To Return To Sweden

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The entire Mike Hoffman situation last summer was regrettable for all involved and forced the Ottawa Senators’ hand. However, since the initial trade out of Ottawa, it has only gotten worse for the Senators. First, the team received an underwhelming return back for the perennial..." February 17

  • Cherry: Hurricanes 'are jerks' for the way they celebrate wins

    Yahoo! Sports "Just in case you weren’t sure where Hockey Night in Canada commentator Don Cherry stood on the Carolina Hurricanes’ win celebrations on home ice, he stated his feelings loud and clear on Coach’s Corner on Saturday night. The former Boston Bruins bench boss..." February 17

  • Oilers scratch Puljujarvi amid trade chatter, expected to send him to AHL

    The Score "Jesse Puljujarvi was scratched from the Edmonton Oilers' lineup against the New York Islanders on Saturday night. It was not due to injury, according to Sportsnet's Mark Spector, who noted earlier in the day that the key to the Oilers' acquisition of Sam Gagner from the..." February 17

  • Can Predators be legitimate Stanley Cup contenders?

    Sportsnet "After making the Stanley Cup Final two seasons ago, and winning the Presidents’ Trophy last season as the NHL’s top regular season team, the Nashville Predators carried the weight of great expectations into this season. Through multiple injuries to key players, the..." February 16

  • Lamoriello OK with Islanders standing pat before Trade Deadline

    NHL.com "The New York Islanders have nine days before the NHL Trade Deadline to decide whether they'll make any moves, but general manager Lou Lamoriello will hardly be devastated if nothing happens. Lamoriello was hired as president of hockey operations by the Islanders on May 22, 2018,..." February 16

  • Oilers acquire Gagner from Canucks for Spooner

    TSN "Sam Gagner and Ryan Spooner are trading places.  According to TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun, the Vancouver Canucks have dealt Gagner to the Oilers in exchange for Spooner.  Gagner has appeared in seven games with the Canucks so far this season, scoring one goal..." February 16