• Brady, Matthew Tkachuk ready for memorable All-Star experience

    Pro Hockey Talk "It was always in Brady Tkachuk’s plans to head to St. Louis to support his brother Matthew in the NHL All-Star Game. But when a wrist injury forced Auston Matthews to withdraw, the Senators forward cut short his bye week vacation in the Bahamas to join the..." January 24

  • Mathew Barzal agrees with Barry Trotz's decision to bench him: 'I was in the wrong'

    The Score "New York Islanders forward Mathew Barzal isn't holding any grudges against his coach after he was benched in the third period Tuesday against the New York Rangers. "As a young guy, I know an example needs to be set," Barzal said at Thursday's..." January 24

  • Jack Jablonski keeps NHL dream alive by landing full-time job with the LA Kings

    Bring Me The News "Jack Jablonski is in the beginning stages of living out his NHL dream.  The former Benilde-St. Margaret's hockey player who was paralyzed during a junior varsity high school game in 2011 has landed a full-time job with the NHL's Los Angeles Kings.  "I..." January 24

  • Trading Ilya Kovalchuk is the sensible move for the Canadiens

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "Before anything, I feel it is important to mention just how much fun watching Ilya Kovalchuk prove he can still play hockey at the highest level has been. He was a castaway from the struggling Los Angeles Kings, and the likelihood of him retiring or returning to Russia seemed..." January 24

  • PHWA Mid-Season Awards: A Look At The Front-runners For Major NHL Hardware And Notable Snubs

    The Hockey News "When the Professional Hockey Writers Association announced its mid-season award winners ahead of last season’s all-star break, it gave us a peek into the potential winners of the end-of-season hardware. After all, the PHWA is the body that votes on several awards — the Hart Trophy,..." January 24

  • Marc Methot: 'I'm probably done playing hockey'

    TSN "It appears Marc Methot's playing career has come to an end. The 33-year-old underwent knee surgery last January while a member of the Dallas Stars and told TSN Radio Ottawa 1200 on Thursday that he's unlikely to suit up again in the NHL. "I haven't..." January 24

  • Pittsburgh Penguins Activate Justin Schultz From IR

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Pittsburgh Penguins do not return to action for more than a week, when they square off with the rival Philadelphia Flyers on January 31st. However, fans now have even more to look forward to than just the return of their team. Joining them back on the ice will be defenseman Justin..." January 24

  • Why John 'Torts' Tortorella deserves the Jack Adams at Midseason

    TSN "John Tortorella’s protege, Mike Sullivan, won the Jack Adams Award at the Midseason on Thursday, as voted by the Professional Hockey Writers Association. But make no mistake: This season is Torts’ best coaching job, which is why he earned this reporter’s..." January 23

  • Healthy and polished, Aaron Ekblad is ready for your attention again

    The Score "Aaron Ekblad would like to offer a reminder of a frequently forgotten fact: A mere 38 days separated him from being a normal player in the 2011 Ontario Hockey League draft. If he had been born in late December 1995, not early February 1996, the troublesome "exceptional status" label..." January 23

  • Why polled NHL players want to drink beers with Sharks' Joe Thornton

    NBC Bay Area "If you ever wanted to buy Joe Thornton or Brent Burns a beer, you'd better hope none of their NHL colleagues are around.  In The Athletic's annual player poll, 12 percent of 392 NHL players who participated said Joe Thornton is the player they'd most want to..." January 23

  • Sharks owner gives general manager Doug Wilson vote of confidence

    Sportsnet "San Jose Sharks owner Hasso Plattner gave general manager Doug Wilson a vote of confidence Thursday with his team mired in 13th place in the Western Conference. Plattner said the entire organization is disappointed in the performance so far but he believes Wilson can lead the..." January 23

  • Maple Leafs' Jake Muzzin sent to AHL for conditioning stint

    Yahoo! Sports "One of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ top defencemen is closing in on a return from injury. Jake Muzzin has been sent down to the AHL’s Toronto Marlies for a conditioning stint, the team announced on Thursday. While some of his teammates are vacationing or in St. Louis..." January 23

  • 3 ways to improve NHL All-Star Weekend

    The Score "The NHL's All-Star festivities are upon us, and even though the sport's best players are set to convene in St. Louis for a weekend-long showcase, the buzz leading up to the event is far from palpable. This isn't a new problem for the league, either. The NHL All-Star Game..." January 23

  • Blackhawks sign Matt Tomkins to 2-year, $1.4 million contract

    Second City Hockey "The Blackhawks signed minor-league goaltender Matt Tomkins to a two-year, two-way contract worth $700,000 per season that runs through the 2020-21 season Thursday. Tomkins will remain with the Rockford IceHogs in the AHL. Tomkins is 5-4 with a team-best 2.45..." January 23

  • Oilers hoping to re-sign multiple impending free agents

    Yardbarker "Things are going well for the Edmonton Oilers this season. The team is in the thick of the Pacific Division race and the odds of a return to the postseason seem strong. The Oilers’ roster is far from perfect, still very reliant upon stars Connor McDavid and Leon..." January 23

  • Pittsburgh Still Pursuing Jason Zucker

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Last summer, before he was traded to the Arizona Coyotes, Phil Kessel was asked by the Pittsburgh Penguins to waive his no-trade clause for a deal that would send him to the Minnesota Wild. That trade reportedly included Jason Zucker as the main piece coming the other..." January 23

  • Auston Matthews will not play in NHL All-Star Game due to injury

    Yahoo! Sports "Auston Matthews will not be repeating his crowd-pleasing performance at the NHL All-Star Game this weekend as the Toronto Maple Leafs’ superstar forward will miss the event due to a nagging injury. The NHL released a statement on Wednesday evening confirming Matthews’..." January 22

  • Boko Imama: 'No excuse' for Brandon Manning's racial slur

    The Score "Bokondji Imama is speaking out after Bakersfield Condors defenseman Brandon Manning directed a racial slur toward him during Monday's game. Imama, who plays for the Los Angeles Kings' AHL affiliate, the Ontario Reign, issued a statement Wednesday after the..." January 22

  • Devils' Travis Zajac Not Currently Willing To Waive No-Trade Clause

    Yardbarker "When Devils center Travis Zajac and his representatives negotiated the eight-year, $46M contract extension that he is currently playing under, they not only landed him long-term financial security but also a full no-trade clause throughout. That guaranteed that the two-way forward..." January 22

  • Chris Kreider to replace Artemi Panarin at All-Star Game

    NHL.com "Chris Kreider will replace Artemi Panarin as the New York Rangers representative at 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Weekend at Enterprise Center in St. Louis this week. Panarin, a forward, has an upper-body injury that caused him to miss a game for the first time this season..." January 22

  • Philly police investigating report that Gritty punched a 13-year-old boy

    Why "Philadelphia police are investigating whether the Flyers’ brash costumed mascot, Gritty, assaulted a 13-year-old boy in November, a police spokesman said. The incident occurred during a photoshoot at the Flyers’ home stadium, the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia,..." January 22

  • Philadelphia Flyers Mascot Gritty Roasts Houston Astros Cheating Scandal

    TMZ "Gritty is a straight SAVAGE!!! The Houston Astros ain't safe from getting totally roasted for their sign-stealing scandal ... not even by NHL mascots!! The Philadelphia Flyers' beloved freakish-lookin' thing named Gritty took a jab at the 'Stros during the..." January 22

  • Flames Looking To Trade T.J. Brodie

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Last offseason, the Flames had a deal in place with Toronto that would have seen defenseman T.J. Brodie go to the Maple Leafs as part of a package for center Nazem Kadri but Kadri admitted to using his partial no-trade clause to nix that deal.  It certainly seems as if..." January 22

  • Racial slur leads to five-game suspension for Bakersfield Condors' Brandon Manning

    Edmonton Sun "Brandon Manning, a defenceman with the Edmonton Oilers’ affiliate club in Bakersfield, Calif., received a five-game suspension from the American Hockey League after using a racial slur toward an opponent Monday. Ontario Reigns forward Bokondji Imama, a former Tampa Bay Lightnine..." January 21

  • If the Maple Leafs are to acquire Alexandar Georgiev, it won't be for a roster player

    Yahoo! Sports "They say it takes two to tango. Well, the New York Rangers seem content to dance by themselves. Log on to Twitter at any point over the past week and you’ll learn a surprising new fact: Alexandar Georgiev, the 23-year-old, formerly-undrafted Rangers netminder with 30 wins and a..." January 21

  • New York Rangers center Lias Andersson skates with Swedish club

    Elite Sports NY "New York Rangers center Lias Andersson hasn’t dressed for a hockey game since he left the AHL’s Hartford Wolf pack several weeks ago.  The saga between Andersson and the Rangers organization has been ongoing since the incident. The team..." January 21

  • Joel Quenneville expecting 'fun night' in return to Chicago

    The Score "It's been quite a few years since Joel Quenneville found himself behind the visitors' bench at the United Center. The Florida Panthers head coach is looking forward to Tuesday's matchup in Chicago, his first game there since serving as Blackhawks bench..." January 21

  • Rangers' Artemi Panarin: Surprise scratch Tuesday

    CBS Sports "Artemi Panarin (upper body) isn't on the ice for warmups, indicating he won't play in Tuesday's game against the Islanders, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports. " January 21

  • Akim Aliu set for pro hockey return in Czech league

    Toronto Star "Akim Aliu will reportedly resume his professional hockey career with HC Litvinov of the Czech Extraliga. According to Sports Illustrated, the 30-year-old former NHL forward will join his new team Wednesday and play the rest of the season, starting with Friday’s..." January 21

  • Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith get into scrap at morning skate

    TSN "Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews described his  physical altercation with defenceman Duncan Keith during Tuesday's practice as "just some friendly wrestling." Toews had Keith pinned down to the ice at one point during the incident,..." January 21

  • Florida Panthers to host 2021 NHL All-Star Game

    Sportsnet "The Florida Panthers have been selected as the hosts for the 2021 NHL All-Star Game, Sportsnet has confirmed.  Next season will mark the second time the event has been held in Sunrise, Fla., as the Panthers played host to the All-Star Game for the first time in..." January 21

  • Predators' Colton Sissons sent to AHL on conditioning assignment

    Yardbarker "The Nashville Predators could get a key forward back soon. Colton Sissons has been sent to the AHL on a conditioning assignment. Sissons has not played since Dec. 27, missing 10 games since then, including the Winter Classic. Sissons, 26, is in the first..." January 21

  • Connor McDavid opted against surgery, 10-month recovery for knee injury

    The Score "Previously unknown details have emerged about Connor McDavid's 2019 knee injury. It was initially reported that McDavid suffered a small PCL tear when he crashed into the post during the final game of the 2018-19 regular season. However, the trailer for..." January 21

  • Dominik Kahun out indefinitely for Penguins with concussion

    NHL.com "Dominik Kahun has a concussion and will be out indefinitely for the Pittsburgh Penguins. The forward was injured in the second period of a 4-3 win against the Boston Bruins on Sunday. He has 27 points (10 goals, 17 assists) in 48 games this season, his second in the..." January 21

  • Bruins Eyeing Chris Kreider As Their Top Deadline Target

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For the past several seasons, the Bruins have headed into the trade deadline with an eye on upgrading their situation on the wing and it appears this year will be no exception.  With that in mind, NBC Sports Boston’s Joe Haggerty mentions that Rangers winger Chris..." January 21

  • Zack Kassian talks road to sobriety: 'You've got to be willing to help yourself'

    The Score "Edmonton Oilers forward Zack Kassian candidly discussed his past struggles with substance abuse and his road to sobriety with former teammates Ryan Kesler and Kevin Bieksa on "The Kes & Juice" podcast.  The trio played together with the Vancouver..." January 20

  • Jets’ Adam Lowry Out A Minimum Four Weeks

    Sportsnet " Winnipeg Jets forward Adam Lowry will be sidelined for at least a month after suffering an upper-body injury in the team’s 5-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, coach Paul Maurice told reporters. Lowry left the game in the first period after taking a..." January 20

  • Predators Looking To Trade Mikael Granlund

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Last season, Mikael Granlund being traded at the deadline was one of the bigger surprises around the league.  One year later, it seems like he’s going to be on the move again and this time, it won’t be as much of a surprise.  Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun..." January 20

  • Evgeni Malkin scolds Penguins fans after Matt Murray jeered at home: 'It was stupid'

    The Score "Evgeni Malkin wasn't too fond of the Pittsburgh Penguins' home crowd after fans showered Matt Murray with sarcastic cheers on Sunday. "It was stupid. I'm not understanding our fans. (Murray) won two Cups for us," Malkin said, according..." January 20

  • San Jose Sharks Looking To Acquire A First-Round Pick

    Pro Hockey Rumors "San Jose Sharks general manager Doug Wilson probably didn’t think much about including a first-round pick to Ottawa when the team traded for defenseman Erik Karlsson back in September of 2018. After all, the Sharks have been picking in the back-third of the draft for..." January 19

  • Canucks’ Quinn Hughes embraces nickname, thankful to be all-star

    Sportsnet "Vancouver Canucks defenceman Quinn Hughes has accomplished a lot during his short time as a professional hockey player. He’s going to his first all-star game before completing a full season in the NHL. He’s in talks for winning the Calder Trophy this..." January 19

  • Gerard Gallant 'disappointed and surprised' by Vegas firing: report

    NHL.com "Gerard Gallant said he was surprised when he was fired as coach of the Vegas Golden Knights, but made it clear wants to coach again in the NHL. "I was disappointed and surprised, but I understand the hockey business and things have to change sometimes," he told the Journal..." January 19

  • Let's Dance: 12 Unforgettable Hockey Fights We're Still Talking About

    Complex "Although fighting in the NHL has been on a steady decline for years (sorry, Don Cherry), the recent drama surrounding the Battle of Alberta has put it back on the map—at least temporarily. With Edmonton Oilers’ winger Zack Kassian suspended two games for his now-infamous..." January 19

  • Alex Ovechkin passes Lemieux on NHL goals list

    NHL.com "Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals passed Mario Lemieux and tied Steve Yzerman on the NHL goals list Saturday, and likely will keep climbing it before the season ends. The forward scored three goals in a 6-4 win against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum, giving him..." January 19

  • Red Wings On Pace For Worst Record Of The Century

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With an overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night and a regulation loss to the Florida Panthers on Saturday, the Detroit Red Wings have fallen to 12-33-4 on the season. The team’s points percentage now sits at an abysmal .286. At this rate, the 2019-20 Red Wings will not go..." January 19

  • Predators HC moves Austin Watson to first line

    Yardbarker "It has now been a week and a half since John Hynes replaced Peter Laviolette as the head coach of the Nashville Predators. In that time, it has been a mixed bag of results. Hynes lost his debut mere hours after his hire became official, but it came at the hands of the Boston Bruins, one of..." January 19