• Flyers’ Brandon Manning suspended 2 games for hit on Guentzel

    Sportsnet "Brandon Manning has been suspended two games for his hit on Pittsburgh’s Jake Guentzel. Manning hit Guentzel during the second period Saturday’s Stadium Series game, well after the Penguins forward had touched the puck. No penalty was assessed for the hit." February 27

  • Shane Doan unhappy with Hanzal move; could also be on the move

    Sportsnet "Shane Doan was clearly unhappy after seeing teammate Martin Hanzal traded from Arizona, and it’s still possible the lifelong member of the Coyotes will follow him out of town. Even though the 40-year-old winger has resisted opportunities to leave in the past, he’s now facing the possibility..." February 27

  • Can Flyers, Penguins be good trade partners?

    Philly.com "The Flyers are in sell mode, especially on defense, while the Pittsburgh Penguins have three injured defensemen. Could the bitter rivals look past their on-ice differences and make a trade before the deadline at 3 p.m. Wednesday? The clock is ticking. Flyers defensemen Mark Streit,..." February 27

  • Big decision for Garth Snow: Make a trade before deadline or stand pat?

    Newsday "Saturday’s 7-0 loss to the Blue Jackets aside, the Islanders’ hot streak under Doug Weight has given them a chance to reach the playoffs. That gets fans excited not just for a playoff trip that seemed like folly five weeks ago but also for the prospect of adding a big piece or two to put the Isles..." February 27

  • Avalanche Journal: Somebody out there probably was playing his last Colorado home game

    Denver Post "At the Buffalo-Colorado opening faceoff Saturday night, the NHL trading deadline was 89 hours away. It remained almost certain that one or more Avalanche player was skating in his final home game in the Pepsi Center as Colorado knocked off the Sabres 5-3. Yes, the possibilities included Gabe..." February 27

  • Tampa Bay trades Ben Bishop to Los Angeles for Peter Budaj, prospect Erik Cernak and draft picks

    NHL.com "The Tampa Bay Lightning traded goaltender Ben Bishop and a fifth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft to the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday for goaltender Peter Budaj, defenseman Erik Cernak, a seventh-round pick in 2017 and a conditional pick in this year's draft. Bishop is in the final year of a..." February 27

  • Coyotes trade centre Martin Hanzal to Wild

    Arizona Republic "The Coyotes appear to have moved their most appealing trade candidate three days before the NHL deadline, sending center Martin Hanzal to the Wild, multiple league sources confirmed. TSN's Bob McKenzie first reported the news. Hanzal seemed likely to be shipped out before Wednesday's 1 p.m...." February 27

  • Maple Leafs looking at Red Wings’ Sheahan, Smith

    Sportsnet "With the March 1 NHL trade deadline quickly approaching, a number of teams are trying to lock down some moves before it’s too late. The latest edition of Hockey Night in Canada’s Headlines segment was focused on possible moves in the coming days. Here’s what we learned. Leafs looking at Red..." February 26

  • Ex-Sabre Andrew Peters suspended after video captures youth hockey fight

    Buffalo News "Former Buffalo Sabres forward Andrew Peters has been suspended from coaching the Jr. Sabres after a brawl between players broke out on the ice Saturday and a video appears to show a coach punching an opposing player when the fight spills into his team's bench. “We are very disappointed in the..." February 26

  • Rich Peverley helping others after health scare

    NHL.com "A raw edge bites at Nathalie Peverley's voice, nearly three years later. Her voice thickens, becomes huskier, as the memories and fears and anxieties rise, once again, to the surface. It has all taken time to process, and still the emotion is palpable. There was the cardiac arrest that..." February 26

  • Luongo: Reimer is starting because 'I don’t deserve to be playing'

    Miami Herald "James Reimer will start in net for the Florida Panthers Sunday in a game against the Ottawa Senators which carries huge playoff implications. That, Roberto Luongo says, is how it should be. Luongo, the Panthers’ starting goalie since he was reacquired from the Vancouver Canucks at the tail..." February 26

  • Teemu Pulkkinen is available on waivers again

    Pro Hockey Talk "Adam GretzFeb 26, 2017, 2:25 PM EST Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)..." February 26

  • Ryan Carter earns 1-year contract with Wild

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "In preparation for what the Minnesota Wild hope is a long postseason run, they have called in some reinforcements. After a five-day bye week, the Wild signed veteran free agent winger Ryan Carter to a one year, two-way contract on Sunday afternoon. Carter, 33, had been playing with the Iowa..." February 26

  • Behind the scenes with the people who make everything happen on NHL trade deadline day

    Sportsnet "n the first half of the season, I don’t talk to my staff about a player we might need or a player we might be willing to trade. In January, we have our team meetings—amateur scouts, pro scouts, our AGM and myself [the general manager]. Until January, you don’t know if you’re a buyer or seller...." February 26

  • Flyers' Manning scheduled for hearing after hit on Penguins' Guentzel

    Fox Sports "Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning will have a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety this week to discuss a bad hit he threw during Saturday’s Stadium Series game in Pittsburgh. During the second period of the outdoor game at Heinz Field, Manning destroyed Penguins..." February 26

  • Wayne Gretzky opens up on his relationship with Connor McDavid

    Sportsnet "When Wayne Gretzky was in his absolute prime, a blue and orange tidal wave, rolling across the NHL in a nine-year crusade that produced just two seasons of less than 150 points, his mentor, Gordie Howe, often joined him along the way. “For whatever reason,” he says humbly, “I was chasing down a..." February 26

  • Assessing trade deadline possibilities for Lightning

    Tampa Bay Times "When Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman brought the band back together last summer, he was celebrated. Tampa Bay kept its core together for the third straight year and was labeled a Stanley Cup favorite. But starting at Wednesday's trade deadline, you may begin seeing changes to a..." February 26

  • Caps' Alex Ovechkin goes without a shot on goal for 3rd time this month

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Alex Ovechkin is one of the most prolific shooters in NHL history. This season, the Caps’ captain ranks third in shots on net with 223, an average of almost 3.7 per contest. But on Saturday evening in Nashville, something strange happened—again. Ovechkin finished without a shot on goal..." February 26

  • Somebody out there probably was playing his last Colorado home game

    Denver Post "At the Buffalo-Colorado opening faceoff Saturday night, the NHL trading deadline was 89 hours away. It remained almost certain that one or more Avalanche player was skating in his final home game in the Pepsi Center as Colorado knocked off the Sabres 5-3. Yes, the possibilities included Gabe..." February 26

  • Lightning acquire winger Stefan Fournier from Coyotes for Jeremy Morin

    Sportsnet "The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired winger Stefan Fournier from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Jeremy Morin. Fournier, 24, has split his entire professional career between the AHL and ECHL, with his latest stop being with the Tucson Roadrunners of the AHL this season where he’s put up..." February 26

  • Canucks GM Benning says mumps outbreak won’t impact trade deadline plans

    Vancouver Sun "There is a contagion working insidiously through the Vancouver Canucks, attacking them and making them weak and feverish. It’s called losing. As the National Hockey League team ended its 4½-day break with a practice late Friday, missing a quarter of its lineup due to a mumps outbreak, the..." February 26

  • For Eddie Lack, the Canes’ win over the Senators had extra meaning

    Raleigh News & Observer "For Eddie Lack, helping the Carolina Hurricanes win a hockey game, ending a five-game winless streak, was the most important thing Friday. That he shut out the Ottawa Senators 3-0, making 34 saves, was personally gratifying given his injuries and missed games this season. But the game..." February 26

  • LA Kings Activate Jonathan Quick from Injured Reserve

    NHL.com "The LA Kings have activated goaltender Jonathan Quick from injured reserve and forward Jordan Nolan, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. The 6-1, 218-pound native of Milford, Conn. suffered a lower-body injury in the Kings first game of the season, Oct. 12 at San..." February 25

  • Vermette's 10-game suspension upheld by NHL

    Fanrag Sports "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has upheld the 10-game suspension handed to Anaheim Ducks forward Antoine Vermette for slashing a referee on Feb. 14 against the Minnesota Wild. The length of the suspension already includes the four games that the forward has served. He’ll lose $97,222.22 in salary,..." February 25

  • Wayne Gretzky opens up on his new role in Oilers front office

    Sportsnet "Wayne Gretzky is leaning up against a wall on the event level of Rogers Place, a coffee in his hand, talking hockey and where a lifetime in the game has taken him at age 56. In the city where Gretzky was at his greatest, this is his happy place: A game last night, another one tomorrow, and at..." February 25

  • Claude Giroux needs to turn it around for Flyers

    NHL.com "If center Claude Giroux doesn't start producing, the Philadelphia Flyers won't start winning, and their fading Stanley Cup Playoff hopes will disappear. "It goes hand in hand," Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said Friday. The evidence supports Hakstol's words. Giroux has 12 points (three goals,..." February 25

  • Canadiens draft lottery near-miss on Matthews really stings now

    Sportsnet "In an alternate universe, Auston Matthews could have been wearing the bleu, blanc et rouge. My goodness, how much different might we be looking at this version of the Montreal Canadiens if it included a 19-year-old franchise centre? When the lottery balls were drawn by commissioner Gary..." February 25

  • Nill wishes Eaves well with Ducks: 'Go there and win the Stanley Cup'

    Sports Day "The Stars on Friday got a head start on Wednesday's NHL trade deadline, sending winger Patrick Eaves to the Anaheim Ducks for a conditional draft pick. There are plenty of conditions tied to the pick, but the deal is a lot like the move that sent Jaromir Jagr to the Boston Bruins in 2013 and..." February 25

  • Mike Smith is out with illness that is not the mumps, Coyotes say

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Arizona Republic’s Sarah McLellan reports that she was told Mike Smith is missing tonight’s game because of an illness that is not the mumps. You may recognize “not the mumps” as the NHL’s version of letting out a barrage of coughs and then insisting the issue is not contagious. Anyway,..." February 25

  • Hextall says Flyers won't be buyers at deadline

    Philly Voice "With the 2017 NHL Trade Deadline less than a week away, the top names on the Flyers roster aren’t in rumors like, say, Colorado’s Matt Duchene or Gabriel Landeskog. That doesn’t mean the front office won’t be active before deadline day, though. Goalies Michal Neuvirth and Steve Mason, both hitting..." February 25

  • Dallas Stars Trade Patrick Eaves to Anaheim Ducks

    The Hockey Writers "The Anaheim Ducks and Dallas Stars have agreed to terms on a trade that will send Patrick Eaves to the Ducks in exchange for a conditional second-round draft pick in 2017, the Ducks announced Friday. The pick will be the middle one of three Ducks’ second round picks which came from the Ottawa..." February 24

  • Red Wings trade Tomas Jurco to Blackhawks for third-round pick

    Michigan Live "The selling season has started for the Detroit Red Wings, who dealt forward Tomas Jurco Friday to the Chicago Blackhawks for a third-round pick in 2017. The seldom-used Jurco appeared in 16 games this season, with no points, two penalty minutes and a minus-8 rating. He played in just five of..." February 24

  • Canucks report mumps diagnosis

    NHL.com "The Vancouver Canucks confirmed today that several players have presented with symptoms of mumps with one confirmed diagnosis. The team has worked from the outset with the Vancouver Health Authority, NHL, NHLPA and BC Centre for Disease Control to minimize transmission of the illness. In..." February 24

  • Penguins GM: Fleury hasn’t asked to be traded, but that could change

    Sportsnet "Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury still hasn’t asked to be traded, but things could change in the days leading up to the NHL trade deadline, says general manager Jim Rutherford. “We talk in generalities about different situations and that’s really as far as we’ve gotten. I would..." February 24

  • NY Rangers Owner Dolan Backs New Home for Islanders

    Bloomberg "A supergroup of New York sports executives, including owners of the New York Rangers and the New York Mets, is lining up to invest in a new arena just outside of Queens for the National Hockey League’s Islanders, according to people familiar with the discussions. The Islanders play at..." February 24

  • Arizona Coyotes proposed $395 million arena deal on life support

    Arizona Republic "A plan that would provide $225 million in public financing for a new $395 million Arizona Coyotes arena likely does not have the votes to pass the state Senate, key lawmakers told The Arizona Republic/azcentral Thursday. Sens. Debbie Lesko, R-Peoria, and John Kavanagh, R-Fountain Hills, said..." February 24

  • Rutherford says Schultz extension ‘definitely a priority’ this summer

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "What Rutherford said: “We have not [discussed an extension with Justin Schultz], but he will definitely be a priority for us in the offseason.” What it means: Odds are Schultz will be back next season, despite the lack of extension talks so far. He’ll be a restricted free agent when the season..." February 24

  • Neuvirth ‘scared’ Flyers will trade him at deadline

    Courier-Post "It might be one of the most uncomfortable spots for a goalie who’s seemingly in a good spot having played five straight games. A sixth is coming Saturday night in front of 60,000-plus at Heinz Field. Michal Neuvirth has no contract for next year — just like his goalie partner Steve Mason — and..." February 24

  • Welcome Drew Stafford to the trade rumor mill

    Pro Hockey Talk "Another name to add to the pile as we gear up for next Wednesday’s trade deadline: Drew Stafford. Stafford, the 31-year-old winger that’s spent the two-and-a-half seasons in Winnipeg, has reportedly been the subject of trade calls, per ESPN. Stafford’s had an injury-plagued campaign,..." February 24

  • Four NHL trade deadline targets for bargain hunters

    Sportsnet "The 2017 NHL trade deadline is now less than a week away, and in many ways the circumstances this season are unique. With an expansion draft this summer and the expectation of a flat salary cap next year, the long-term ramifications of acquiring even rental players need careful consideration...." February 24

  • Blues sign Berglund to 5-year extension

    NHL.com "The Blues have agreed to terms on a new five-year, $19.25 million contract extension with center Patrik Berglund. Berglund's previous three-year deal was set to expire at the end of the season. If left unsigned, he would have become an unrestricted free agent. Berglund has played in 60 games..." February 24

  • Bryan Bickell nearing return after MS diagnosis, assigned to AHL

    Sportsnet "Carolina Hurricanes forward Bryan Bickell has been cleared to make his return to the ice. The team made the announcement Thursday, along with the news that he’d been placed on waivers for an AHL assignment. Bickell, 30, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November 2016 and has remained..." February 24

  • Shaw denies Therrien dressing down report

    Montreal Gazette "After Thursday’s morning skate in Brossard, the Canadiens’ Andrew Shaw was asked about a report that he had been the target of a verbal tirade in the locker room from former coach Michel Therrien that another player — believed to be goalie Carey Price — had to step in to stop. The story, which..." February 24

  • Dennis Wideman open to waiving no-move clause for trade

    Calgary Herald "If the Calgary Flames can find a trade taker for Dennis Wideman, the 33-year-old defenceman isn’t going to stand in the way. Wideman’s contract includes a full no-movement clause, giving him the right to kibosh any potential swap, but he told Postmedia after Thursday’s morning skate in Tampa..." February 24

  • Four players who may go for too much at the NHL Trade Deadline

    Sportsnet "The March 1 NHL trade deadline is fast approaching and the list of players who could be available is one of the best in years. Kevin Shattenkirk is apparently more likely to move than not, and other big-time players such as Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog, and Evander Kane could move as well. But..." February 24

  • Shattenkirk vetoed $42-million sign-and-trade agreement

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Blues had a trade in place that would have sent Kevin Shattenkirk to a club with a long-term extension, but the defenseman nixed the deal, the Post-Dispatch has learned. Discussions between the Blues and another club fell apart about six weeks ago on a trade that would have given..." February 24

  • Trade: Pens acquire d-man help, get Hainsey from Carolina

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pittsburgh has added another veteran presence on the blueline in advance of a second consecutive Stanley Cup. Ron Hainsey, the 35-year-old ‘Canes rearguard, has been acquired in exchange for a second-round pick and AHLer Danny Kristo, per TVA. Hainsey, a pending UFA, is in the last of a..." February 23

  • Ben Bishop Has A Limited No-Trade Clause In His Current Contract

    Pro Hockey Rumors "During the blitz of this morning’s Ron Hainsey deal that saw the defenseman move to the Pittsburgh Penguins, CapFriendly tweeted out a bombshell about pending UFA Ben Bishop. Bishop has been long thought of to be on the move at the deadline if the Tampa Bay Lightning feel they’re out of the..." February 23

  • Penguins confirm Kris Letang day to day with UBI

    Fanrag Sports "Kris Letang currently sits second in scoring among defensemen on the Pittsburgh Penguins, with 34 points in just 41 regular season games. Now, though, the team will lose him – for yet another time this year. It was confirmed on Thursday afternoon, per Wes Crosby of NHL.com, that Letang will..." February 23

  • 10 NHL teams that could make a splash at the trade deadline

    Fox Sports "The NHL's March 1 trade deadline is quickly approaching, which means rumors and speculation surrounding possible moves will be flying. With quite a lot of parity across the league, several bubble teams are facing some tough decisions surrounding whether to buy or sell. We've already..." February 23