• Islanders Have Chance To Bring Sorokin To U.S. Next Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It was initially reported in December that goaltending prospect Ilya Sorokin was unlikely to join the New York Islanders next season due to the fact that the 23-year-old goaltender still has one more year on his contract with CSKA Moscow and the rumor was that the KHL wasn’t interested in..." January 20

  • Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask suffers concussion in nasty collision with Rangers' Filip Chytil

    USA Today "Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask had a chance to set a franchise record Saturday. Instead, he left the ice in a great deal of pain and with a concussion after a vicious collision in the crease. New York Rangers center Filip Chytil had just scored against Rask,..." January 20

  • Mikko Rantanen exits vs. Kings for precautionary reasons

    The Score "The Colorado Avalanche avoided a major scare Saturday, as superstar Mikko Rantanen was held out of the third period versus the Los Angeles Kings for precautionary reasons, according to Ryan Clark of The Athletic. The 22-year-old is set to play the club's..." January 19

  • Where would the Islanders play their home playoff games?

    Newsday "The Islanders are looking like a playoff team on the ice, but where the team will play its potential home games in the postseason remains an open question. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said by email Friday that the Islanders’ postseason home will be decided after..." January 19

  • After skating with Blackhawks, when could Corey Crawford return?

    NBC Sports Chicago "The Blackhawks are in the middle of a five-game losing streak, but there was a positive development at practice on Saturday. Corey Crawford was on the ice 30 minutes beforehand working with goaltending coach Jimmy Waite, along with Collin Delia and Cam Ward. He has been in..." January 19

  • Blues Place Zach Sanford On Injured Reserve

    Last Word On Hockey "The St. Louis Blues had an early, optional practice Saturday morning. After that skate, the team announced that Zach Sanford has been moved to injured reserve. This is despite the fact that Sanford took part in practice, albeit showing up late. Sanford has been in concussion..." January 19

  • Rittich’s emergence helping Flames look like a legitimate contender

    Sportsnet "For a few seasons now, it’s been my view that the Calgary Flames were underachieving based on the quality of their roster, and the style they play. This season, though, everything seems to be clicking perfectly, with captain Mark Giordano putting forth a Norris quality season and Johnny..." January 19

  • Matt Dumba’s ‘anger’ led to indefinite stint on sidelines

    Pro Hockey Talk "Chalk one up for those who are staunch supporters of their star players not engaging in fisticuffs. Fans of the Minnesota Wild would have wished that Matt Dumba wouldn’t have thrown a “wild punch” at Matthew Tkachuk in a game against the Calgary Flames on Dec...." January 19

  • William Nylander still has yet to surpass Jaroslav Halak in points this season

    Bardown "Yes, we all know that Toronto Maple Leafs forward William Nylander is a better offensive player than Boston Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak (what a ridiculous sentence), but sometimes slumps are most glaringly illustrated by a whacky stat. That is, if you don’t count them being..." January 19

  • Maple Leafs’ waiting game on Nylander wearing thin

    Sportsnet "William Nylander may not end up being the trailblazer we once thought he’d be. For it’s hard to imagine any potential Group 2 free agent watching how these last few months have unfolded for the 22-year-old Swede and willingly choosing to skate a mile in his boots...." January 19

  • Hurricanes coach apologizes to new player for team's performance, says he almost suited up

    USA Today "The Carolina Hurricanes didn't get a chance to do their famed post-win celebration Friday night. In fact, they didn't even come close. And first-year coach Rod Brind'Amour wasn't happy about his team's effort after a 4-1 loss to the Ottawa..." January 19

  • Leafs' Nylander says offensive woes are getting to him: 'It affects you'

    The Score "William Nylander knows he's mired in a funk, and on Friday night he said his lack of production is weighing on him. "It affects you," the Toronto Maple Leafs forward told reporters after a 3-1 loss to the Florida Panthers. "Obviously, you want to score and you want..." January 19

  • Montgomery, Quinn maintain bond with former college players in NHL

    NHL.com "Jim Montgomery had plenty of free time on New Year's Day. His family was away for his son's hockey tournament, so the Dallas Stars' first-year coach did something almost unheard of in the NHL. He texted New Jersey Devils defenseman Will Butcher, who was in town for a game..." January 19

  • Oilers’ Puljujarvi searching for answers as trade rumours swirl

    Sportsnet "Jesse Puljujarvi has become known around Edmonton for a mile-wide smile and a puppy-dog gait that takes him, often aimlessly, around a National Hockey League he simply has not been able to master. What Puljujarvi, the fourth-overall draft pick in 2016, hasn’t become known for is..." January 18

  • San Jose Sharks Have “Checked In” On Derick Brassard

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Western Conference is ripe for a trade deadline arms race given the tight races at both the very top of the standings and playoff bubble, and Eastern Conference teams have a lot to sell. One of those assets for sale is Pittsburgh Penguins forward Derick Brassard, who hasn’t been a fit..." January 18

  • Johansen suspended two games for actions in Predators game

    NHL.com "Nashville Predators forward Ryan Johansen has been suspended for two games, without pay, for high-sticking Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele during NHL Game No. 730 in Nashville on Thursday, Jan. 17, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today. The..." January 18

  • Bowman: Kotkaniemi has some of Beliveau's characteristics

    TSN "With over 60 years of scouting, coaching and managing hundreds of players, Scotty Bowman has seen some talent over the years. And he thinks 18-year-old Montreal Canadiens rookie Jesperi Kotkaniemi has lots of it. “I saw Jean Beliveau with Victoriaville juniors at age..." January 18

  • Berglund unsure if he'll ever play hockey again

    NHL.com "Patrik Berglund said he had lost the desire to play hockey when he walked away from the Buffalo Sabres and isn't sure if he will ever play again. "Why skate around and do something I don't like anymore," Berglund said in comments published Friday by Hockeypuls, a..." January 18

  • Hamonic back with Flames, missed two games with daughter in hospital

    Calgary Sun "Nothing puts life into perspective faster than an emergency trip to the hospital. But when it involves your child, time stops entirely. Over the weekend, Calgary Flames defenceman Travis Hamonic and his wife Stephanie were forced to rush their eight-month old daughter to the..." January 18

  • Wayne Simmonds Will Be “Signed Or Moved” By Deadline

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though it doesn’t come as much of a surprise, the words have now come directly from the GM of the Philadelphia Flyers. Chuck Fletcher told Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer that pending free agent forward Wayne Simmonds that “the goal would be to either..." January 18

  • Capitals' Holtby to make 1st start since taking stick to eye

    The Score "Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby will be back between the pipes on Friday against the New York Islanders. The 29-year-old says he's feeling 100 percent and will make his first start since exiting the Jan. 12 game against the Columbus Blue Jackets after taking a stick..." January 18

  • Unlikely Selke candidate emerges in Montreal

    Pro Hockey Talk "When the Montreal Canadiens traded Dale Weise and Tomas Fleischmann to the Chicago Blackhawks in 2016, no one believed that they had acquired a potential Selke Trophy candidate. But through 48 games this season, Phillip Danault has shown that he has what it takes to be in the conversation for..." January 18

  • How Senators pick Daccord went from seventh-rounder to elite NCAA goalie

    Sportsnet "Joey Daccord can’t help but smile when he thinks about his draft position. Daccord, a goaltender who has put the Arizona State University hockey program on the map, was selected in the seventh round, 199th overall, in the 2015 NHL draft by the Ottawa Senators. You know..." January 18

  • G Demko to start for Canucks vs. Sabres

    TSN "According to head coach Travis Green, Vancouver Canucks rookie goaltender Thatcher Demko will make his season debut tonight against the Buffalo Sabres. In 16 games with the AHL's Utica Comets this season, Demko has a .911 save percentage and a 2.58 GAA. The Canucks recalled..." January 18

  • David Backes Turned Healthy Scratch Into Positive In Return To Bruins Lineup

    NESN "David Backes was a healthy scratch for the first time in his career against the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday, but he responded in a big way Thursday night. The Boston Bruins winger, mired in a slump for most of the season, got off the schneid with a goal in 11:25 of ice time in the..." January 18

  • It’s Time to Sell for the New Jersey Devils

    All About The Jersey "This Devils season has been a tough ride for everyone involved, including the players, the coaches, the fans, and management. After the high of returning to the playoffs a season ago, the team has staggered through this season, lurching from losing streak to losing streak most of the..." January 18

  • Canadiens send down Karl Alzner, but he will travel with team on Thursday

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "The Montreal Canadiens announced that they have sent down Karl Alzner to the Laval Rocket for Wednesday night’s game against the Belleville Senators. The team also made clear that Alzner will then be recalled to travel with the team to Columbus..." January 18

  • Would moving J.T. Miller to the Oilers work?

    Raw Charge "The best bet for the Tampa Bay Lightning at the trade deadline this season is to make zero moves. But one idea has persisted in my head since the end of last season, and I can’t get it to go away so I might as well write about it. Let me explain. The..." January 18

  • Carter Hart made the jump and his teammates want him to stay in the NHL

    Courier-Post "here’s a little more than five weeks until the trade deadline and Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher could have his plate full. There are pressing needs for the future of a team that is 14 points out of a playoff spot. For the first time in a long time, goaltending may not be..." January 18

  • Could Cehlarik be answer to Bruins' top-6 problem?

    NBC Sports Boston "It’s important to keep in mind that it’s just two games into the experiment, but maybe, just maybe, rookie Peter Cehlarik is the answer to Boston’s season-long question of who can suitably play on David Krejci’s wing. The strapping winger, 23, had himself..." January 18

  • Barry Trotz’s emotional return to D.C. will also have playoff feel

    Pro Hockey Talk "Barry Trotz may want to treat Friday’s meeting with the Washington Capitals as “any other game,” but it will be anything but that as he returns to D.C. for the first time since the 2018 Stanley Cup Final. The Islanders and Trotz will visit Capital One Arena for the..." January 18

  • A way too early look at Golden Knights’ potential trade deadline targets

    Knights On Ice "The Vegas Golden Knights are once again in position to be buyers at the NHL trade deadline. With the deadline about six weeks away, the Golden Knights are one of the best teams in the Pacific Division and should be preparing for another playoff run. Before that, though, Vegas may..." January 18

  • Anders Bjork is out for the season after shoulder surgery

    Stanley Cup Of Chowder "The Bruins made an injury announcement this morning: Anders Bjork had surgery on his left shoulder, and is out for the remainder of the season. The official timetable is 5 to 6 months, which brings him to late June, even in the most optimistic scenario. " January 18

  • Radulov says he was benched vs. Kings, but agrees with decision

    The Score "Dallas Stars forward Alexander Radulov was benched during the latter half of the first period in Thursday's loss to the Los Angeles Kings, and he agrees with the move. "I got benched," Radulov said after the 2-1 defeat, according to the Dallas Morning..." January 18

  • Philadelphia Flyers, Buffalo Sabres Swap Forwards

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Buffalo Sabres and Philadelphia Flyers have come to terms on a one-for-one trade. The Flyers have announced tonight that they have acquired forward Justin Bailey in exchange for forward Taylor Leier. Bailey and Leier are each expected to remain in the AHL for..." January 18

  • Teams calling Senators about Ceci

    The Score "When it comes to the future of the Ottawa Senators, much of the attention has been on pending unrestricted free agents Matt Duchene and Mark Stone. But the team is also reportedly getting calls about a lower-profile player. Other NHL clubs have the contacted Senators to see if..." January 17

  • NHL develops iPad app to give coaches live stats during games

    ESPN "In a digital age, NHL teams were still relying on analog approaches to deliver stats and data to coaches during games. One team's video coach would leave his room with 30 seconds left in a period and run out to print game summaries from NHL.com to ensure that his coaches had them ready for..." January 17

  • Canucks’ Demko feeling calm ahead of likely season debut

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks should all try to get inside Thatcher Demko’s head. No, seriously. Hockey is a lot simpler in there. The prospect anointed the franchise’s goalie of the future from the day he was drafted in 2014 should finally get a chance this weekend, probably..." January 17

  • Bobrovsky won't discuss report he'd waive no-move clause for Blue Jackets

    NHL.com "Sergei Bobrovsky declined to address a report stating he would waive his no-move clause ahead of the NHL Trade Deadline. "I don't want to talk about that," the goalie said after practicing with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday. "I don't want to make..." January 17

  • Hurricanes hope to move defenseman for another top-6 forward

    The Score "One new player up front may not be enough for the Carolina Hurricanes. The club still hopes to land another top-six forward before the Feb. 25 trade deadline in exchange for a defenseman, TSN's Pierre LeBrun reports. Carolina boasts a wealth of solid blue-liners,..." January 17

  • Kings want 1st-round pick, prospect for Muzzin

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Los Angeles Kings have had a season to forget in 2018-19, sitting last in the entire NHL with just 40 points in their first 47 games. A lot of that failure is due to a lack of scoring as the Kings have only recorded 107 goals in those games, meaning any pieces they sell off at the deadline..." January 17

  • What if the Maple Leafs didn’t have Jake Gardiner?

    Sportsnet "In case you somehow missed it, the Toronto Maple Leafs have been just okay for the last little stretch, after being one of the top teams in the league for most of the first half of the regular season. Unfortunately for Jake Gardiner, amidst a losing effort against the Colorado..." January 17

  • Wild send Nino Niederreiter to Hurricanes for Victor Rask

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s trading season has officially arrived. We knew the Carolina Hurricanes were going to be one of the teams to watch over the next few weeks as the trade deadline approaches, and they made a fairly significant deal on Thursday afternoon when they sent..." January 17

  • Ducks acquire Grant from Penguins for Blandisi

    Last Word On Hockey "The Anaheim Ducks have been busy the past few days and have made their third trade in two days. This time, they have acquired Derek Grant from the Pittsburgh Penguins. In return, they’re sending Joseph Blandisi to the Penguins. In Grant, the Ducks are getting a versatile forward..." January 17

  • Leafs’ Matthews, Tavares disappointed World Cup won’t return in 2020

    Sportsnet "Auston Matthews played in the 2016 World Cup of Hockey before he even played in his first NHL game. And he was disappointed to find out that he won’t get an opportunity to play in another one for the foreseeable future after the NHL and NHLPA were unable to reach an agreement..." January 17

  • Report: Red Wings want 1st-round pick for Nyquist, Howard

    The Score "The Detroit Red Wings have reportedly put a high price tag on Gustav Nyquist and Jimmy Howard. The club is seeking a first-round pick for each player, a source told MLive.com's Ansar Khan. For Howard, it seems his price tag has remained..." January 17

  • Panthers' Vincent Trocheck nearing return

    TSN "Florida Panthers forward Vincent Trocheck is nearing a return from the scary injury he suffered to his right leg back in November according to head coach Bob Boughner.  Boughner said Thursday that Trocheck could jump into game action as of right now, but the..." January 17

  • Maple Leafs Open To Dealing Their First Round Pick

    Pro Hockey Rumors "In recent years, the Maple Leafs have been looking to build through the draft and have held onto their top pick.  That may not be the case this season, however.  In the latest TSN Insider Trading (video link), Pierre LeBrun of TSN and The Athletic reported that GM Kyle Dubas..." January 17

  • This Is Only The Start Of The Ducks' Makeover

    Deadspin "No matter what they do, the Anaheim Ducks cannot grab a win to save their lives. The franchise-worst 12-game losing streak that this team has been suffering through since Dec. 18 has featured a cavalcade of leads slipping through their fingers. In just the past week, the Ducks have..." January 17

  • NHL's high-profile teams bottoming out: How soon before they are competitive again?

    USA Today "The most important fact the Detroit Red Wings have learned this season is that they can count on Dylan Larkin, 22, to be a difference-maker. “We’ve got what I call a bus driver,” general manager Ken Holland told USA TODAY Sports. “Jonathan Toews drives the bus..." January 17