• Bruins Notebook: GM avoids using tools of the trade

    Boston Herald "General manager Peter Chiarelli made it clear yesterday, he never considered trading away one or more of the Bruins’ veterans explicitly to clear salary-cap space in order to give free agents Reilly Smith and Torey Krug deals more to their liking. “I’m sure that’s what a lot of people thought,”..." September 30

  • Islanders still auditioning for wing man for John Tavares

    Newsday "John Tavares received about as lasting an honor as a 24-year-old could have Sunday, with his No. 91 raised to the rafters in Oshawa, Ontario, by his Ontario League junior team. On Monday, it was back to the grind. Tavares still is trying to shake off the rust from not playing a game since..." September 30

  • Blue Jackets' Boone Jenner out with broken hand

    Columbus Dispatch "Left wing Boone Jenner is expected to miss significant time with a broken left hand, suffered when he was struck by a puck during practice on Sunday. Jenner will have more tests on Tuesday in Columbus to determine how serious the break is and how much time he’ll miss, but it figures to be at..." September 30

  • Ducks' Dany Heatley out at least one week with groin injury

    Calgary Herald "The Anaheim Ducks announced on Monday that veteran winger Dany Heatley will miss at least one week with a groin injury. Heatley's setback is the latest in a spate of lower-body issues to strike multiple teams during training camp and the exhibition schedule. The Ducks inked the former..." September 30

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    Tom Gulitti @TGfireandice

    Devils announce they have released Tomas Kaberle and Ruslan Fedotenko from their tryout agreements.

  • Cody Eakin Agrees to 2-year, $3.8 Million Contract With Dallas Stars

    Defending Big D "The Dallas Stars have agreed to a new two-year, $3.8 million contract with RFA center Cody Eakin, who now signs in plenty of time to be ready and able to play in the season opener against the Chicago Blackhawks. The deal will pay Eakin $1.5 million in 2014-15 and then $2.3 million next season..." September 30

  • Bruins Sign Defenseman Torey Krug and Forward Reilly Smith to One-Year Contracts

    NHL.com "Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, September 29, that the club has signed defenseman Torey Krug and forward Reilly Smith to one-year contracts through the 2014-15 season, each worth an annual cap figure of $1.4 million. In his first full season at the NHL level last..." September 29

  • Penguins' Crosby to make preseason debut Monday

    NHL.com "Sidney Crosby will make his preseason debut Monday night when the Pittsburgh Penguins visit the Minnesota Wild, the team said Sunday. Crosby was scheduled to play his first preseason game Saturday against the Columbus Blue Jackets, but he missed the home game to fly home to Nova Scotia after..." September 29

  • Avalanche sign Brad Stuart, Cody McLeod to multi-year extensions

    CBSSports.com "Defenseman Brad Stuart hasn't played a regular-season game yet for the Colorado Avalanche, but that didn't stop them from signing him to a two-year extension that will keep him with the team through the 2016-17 season. The 14-year veteran's new deal is worth $7.2 million according to TSN's Darren..." September 29

  • Maple Leafs' David Booth out at least four weeks with fractured foot

    CBSSports.com "Maple Leafs forward David Booth is expected to miss at least four weeks after he fractured his foot in a preseason game Sunday night against the Buffalo Sabres. Booth was looking for a fresh start in Toronto after being bought out by the Vancouver Canucks this summer, but it appears he'll have to..." September 29

  • Bruins release Ville Leino from tryout deal

    CBSSports.com "The Boston Bruins' experiment with NHL veteran forward Ville Leino is over. Leino, who was bought out by the Buffalo Sabres in the offseason, was released from his tryout contract by the club per general manager Peter Chiarelli. Considering the Bruins finally managed to re-sign restricted free..." September 29

  • Panthers cut 12; place goalie Dan Ellis on waivers

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "As the team landed in Dallas early Sunday morning, 18 Panthers separated from the pack, dispersing in different directions while the remaining 31 would prepare for Monday's game against the Dallas Stars. The Panthers lopped off 12 young prospects and shipped them off to San Antonio where they..." September 29

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Michael Dal Colle has signed his entry-level contract with NYI.

  • 1d
    John Shannon @JSportsnet

    Canadiens announce Nikita Scherbak is being returned to the WHL...this season,Everett. Quietly they were disappointed with the Rd 1st Pick.

  • Devils release Mike Komisarek

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils released training camp tryout Mike Komisarek Sunday and assigned four players to their Albany (AHL) minor league team. Goalie Scott Wedgewood; defensemen Renat Mamashev and Corbin McPherson; and forward Joe Whitney were sent to Albany. Komisarek, a 32-year-old defenseman with 551..." September 29

  • Red Wings' Gustav Nyquist injured but looks to be OK

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings lost on Saturday night. They lost, 3-1, to the Bruins in a preseason game that doesn't count in the standings. But in the waning moments of the loss, they lost Gustav Nyquist to an injury. If Nyquist were to miss significant time, that would affect the Wings in the..." September 28

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    Jaden Schwartz's new two-year contract with STL pays him $2M in 1st year, $2.7M in 2nd year for AAV of (yup, you guessed it) $2.35M.

  • Crosby to miss Penguins preseason game because of death of grandmother

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Penguins captain Sidney Crosby was expected to make his exhibition debut Saturday. Instead, he'll miss today's 4 p.m. game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Consol Energy Center because of the death of his grandmother. In a team-issued release, the Penguins said Crosby has traveled home..." September 28

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    Michael Russo @Russostrib

    All NHLers on waivers cleared

  • Barker released from Blackhawks camp

    Pro Hockey Talk "Defenseman Cam Barker didn’t survive the latest round of Chicago Blackhawks cuts. The 28-year-old was originally a 2004 first round pick (third overall) of the Blackhawks was dealt to the Minnesota Wild in February 2010. After bouncing around with the Wild, Oilers and Canucks following the..." September 28

  • Stronger Stamkos to make preseason debut

    Tampa Tribune "The summer of strengthening for Steven Stamkos gets put to the test on Friday. Stamkos will make his preseason debut when Tampa Bay takes on the Dallas Stars at Amalie Arena. After utilizing the past five months to regain strength in his right leg, which was broken on Nov. 11 and required..." September 27

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    Craig Morgan @cmorganfoxaz

    #Coyotes 2014 top pick Brendan Perlini needs surgery on his right hand after breaking a bone. Source says surgery was scheduled for Friday.

  • Flyers make 5 moves, cut camp roster to 34

    CSN Philly "After trimming their roster on Wednesday by 22, the Flyers made five more moves on Friday. The team has sent prospect Taylor Leier to the Phantoms along with veteran Darroll Powe. They also placed Oliver Lauridsen, Brandon Manning and Andrew Gordon on waivers for the purpose of sending them to..." September 27

  • Veteran right winger Adams fighting for roster spot with Penguins

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Right wing Craig Adams has played in 881 NHL regular-season games and another 106 Stanley Cup playoff games. He never has taken one of those appearances for granted nor is he assuming a spot on this season's roster is a given. Adams, 37, doesn't fit the mold of first-year coach Mike..." September 27

  • Transition game key to Red Wings' success

    Detroit News "More than 13 hours before the Red Wings put the seal on a 3-1 exhibition win over the Blackhawks on Thursday, the portion of the roster not dressing for the game was hard at it on the ice in Joe Louis Arena. Barely after 9 a.m., assistant coach Tony Granato dished pucks from the front of net..." September 26

  • Important year for Sharks' Niemi in net

    CSN Bay Area "It’s a significant season for Antti Niemi, coming off of a down year and entering the final year of his contract, even if he doesn’t want to think about it in those terms. “You ask the question any day, you’re going to say it’s an important year,” Niemi said. “I don’t think you can ever feel..." September 26

  • After three preseason games, faceoffs ‘a concern’ for Capitals, Trotz

    Washington Post "As the Capitals’ second-line center competition chugs along, no clear victor in sight, glaring faceoff struggles have emerged through three preseason games, rankling the bench boss who once oversaw the NHL’s best unit. “The draws are going to be a concern,” Barry Trotz said Wednesday night..." September 26

  • Jordan Staal to miss 3-4 months with broken leg

    Canes Country "It might not be the absolute worst-case scenario, but for the Carolina Hurricanes, losing Jordan Staal for the rest of 2014 is near the top of that list. The team announced Thursday that Staal, who has played every game for the club since his 2012 trade from the Pittsburgh Penguins, will miss..." September 25

  • Nashville Predators Agree to Terms with Defenseman Ryan Ellis

    NHL.com "Nashville, Tenn. (September 25, 2014) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the club has agreed to terms with restricted free-agent defenseman Ryan Ellis. Full contract terms will follow on Friday, when Ellis is expected to arrive in..." September 25

  • Vancouver newspapers apologize for offensive caption on photo of Jordan Subban

    TheScore.com "The Vancouver Sun and Vancouver Province both apologized on Wednesday for an offensive caption below a photo of Canucks prospect Jordan Subban celebrating a goal with teammates. "The caption information accompanying a photograph of the Vancouver Canucks’ Jordan Subban celebrating a goal was..." September 25

  • For Capitals, search for a second-line center starts from within

    Washington Post "One choice first learned the position this summer, an experiment as the Washington Capitals tried to fill a void at second-line center. Another option is new to North America, still adjusting to the language, the life and the game. The third has four NHL seasons under his belt, and the higher..." September 25

  • Islanders’ Capuano the man with a playoff plan

    New York Post "When Jack Capuano gets excited, he talks very fast, with little time to pause for sentences or breath. Kind of like Wednesday morning at the Coliseum, when the Islanders coach spoke emphatically about a coming season ripe with lofty goals and historical significance. “The expectations are..." September 25

  • Habs lose ’13 1st-rounder McCarron (shoulder) for six weeks

    Pro Hockey Talk "Michael McCarron’s chances of cracking the Montreal roster this fall took a major hit on Thursday, as the club announced he’d miss the next six weeks with a shoulder injury. McCarron, the Habs’ first-round pick (25th overall) at the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, suffered the shoulder injury during a..." September 25

  • Giroux returns to Flyers' practice

    Philly.com "Six days after he suffered a lower-body injury that was supposed to sideline him for two weeks, Claude Giroux made a surprising return to the Flyers' practice Thursday morning in Voorhees. The Flyers' captain stretched, skated gingerly at first, and flipped passes to his teammates. He had a big..." September 25

  • Penguins' Crosby, Kunitz could play Saturday

    NHL.com "Pittsburgh Penguins forwards Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz practiced again Thursday, and coach Mike Johnston said they could be cleared to play in a preseason game Saturday against the Columbus Blue Jackets. "Crosby and Kunitz look good. I would expect if practice goes well [Friday], I'm..." September 25

  • Predators' Viktor Stalberg out 2-4 weeks with lower-body injury

    CBSSports.com "The Nashville Predators may be without forward Viktor Stalberg when the season opens in two weeks. The veteran forward is out 2-4 weeks after suffering what the team is calling a lower-body injury during practice Monday. Of all the players on the Predators roster, Stalberg may be one that..." September 25

  • Nathan Horton remains out with 'degenerative' back condition

    CBSSports.com "When it comes to Nathan Horton, neither the Columbus Blue Jackets nor medical professionals have any idea when the veteran forward will be able to return to action. Horton is currently dealing with a back issue that has left him unable to participate in any portion of the Jackets' training..." September 25

  • Gagne makes big jump forward in 2nd preseason game

    CSN New England "It might have ended with a nice play for a meaningless preseason empty net goal, but the full body of work for Simon Gagne was much improved in his second exhibition game wearing the Black and Gold. The 34-year-old notched the empty net goal to make it a 2-0 final win for the Bruins over the..." September 25

  • $650 million Detroit Red Wings arena development breaks ground today

    Michigan Live "At about 1:30 p.m. Thursday the owners of the Detroit Red Wings will mark the official beginning of a project they say has been 15 years in the making: A new, $450 million arena and accompanying $200 million entertainment district. Ilitch Holdings president and CEO Chris Ilitch will be joined..." September 25

  • Sabres' Pysyk out 1-2 weeks, giving other blue-line hopefuls an opportunity

    Buffalo News "Mark Pysyk's journey back to a spot on the Sabres' blue line has hit a road block. The defenseman likely will miss one to two weeks with an upper-body injury suffered Tuesday during Buffalo's exhibition victory over Carolina. "It’s not a real serious thing," coach Ted Nolan said today in..." September 25

  • Wild's Parise: Time to dump the dump-and-chase

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "To say Zach Parise has evolved is an understatement. The Wild winger used to be a big proponent of the dump-and-chase game, reminding critics during a classic rant last year that all teams dump the puck, including the Pittsburgh Penguins when they won the Stanley Cup in 2009, and all four..." September 25

  • Evander Kane trade to Flyers was almost 'very close' to happening

    Broad Street Hockey "We sort of suspected this over the summer when the rumor winds were blowing and we were all wondering what the Flyers were going to do about adding a scorer to play on the wing, but TSN's Bob McKenzie reported Tuesday night that Ron Hextall was close to pulling a trigger on a trade for Evander..." September 24

  • Detroit Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk out 4 weeks with injury

    Detroit Free Press "Here we go again: The NHL season hasn't even started, but when it does, the Detroit Red Wigns will be without their most dynamic player. General manager Ken Holland told the Free Press today that center Pavel Datsyuk will miss around four weeks because of a second-degree separation to his right..." September 24

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    Andrew Gross @AGrossRecord

    As AV thought might be the case, Rangers confirm Derek Stepan will miss 4-6 weeks with a non-displaced fractured left fibula.

  • Jaden Schwartz still unsigned despite big year ahead for Blues

    CBSSports.com "Ryan Johansen is deservedly getting the lion share of attention when it comes to the litany of unsigned restricted free agents. But in all the bluster of that contentious negotiation between Johansen and the Columbus Blue Jackets, Jaden Schwartz is quietly waiting for his own new contract from the..." September 24

  • Panthers owners bracing for even lower attendance this year

    Miami Herald "The Panthers finished 29th out of 30 NHL teams last season both in the standings and in attendance figures. Although the team expects to do much better on the ice, their ownership group said Tuesday they are prepared for even smaller crowds this coming season. Owners Vinnie Viola and Doug..." September 24

  • Flyers fans want their Ice Girls back now

    New York Post "The Flyers Ice Girls have their leverage. At Monday’s preseason opener, the Philadelphia Flyers debuted 12 men to replace the former Ice Girls and the results were predictable, as the crowd booed as if the Rangers had just taken the ice, every time the guys took the ice. The reception to the..." September 24

  • Jordan Staal suffers broken leg in pre-season game

    The Hockey News "If the Carolina Hurricanes are going to make the playoffs this season, a lot of things need to go just right for them. On Tuesday, things went very wrong when Jordan Staal suffered a broken leg in a pre-season game against the Buffalo Sabres. The injury occurred when he was hit by Sabres..." September 24

  • Improving Kruger could do even more on Blackhawks' fourth line

    CSN Chicago "Marcus Kruger has added a little more to his game every season he’s been with the Blackhawks. Two seasons ago Kruger became one of the team’s best penalty killer, a product of coach Joel Quenneville rolling the dice and coming up with a great decision. Last season the center worked more on his..." September 24

  • Slimmer Jimmy Howard ‘can’t wait’ for new season

    Detroit Free Press "Jimmy Howard began his off-season cherishing the birth of his second son, then got to work. He enters the season sleeker and lighter, even as his burden is to distance himself from a season he’s the first to admit was an utter disappointment. He is penciled in to show off his new form in half..." September 24