• Edmonton Sun ad pushes for Daryl Katz to fire Kevin Lowe

    Yahoo! Sports "Many fans take to public forums to push for an ouster of various people in their favorite organization. Talk radio, message boards, article commenters etc. But when a fan or fan group puts its money where its mouth is ... that's a little different. According to the Sun's website, a full..." December 20

  • Mason will see back specialist; Flyers don’t think it’s serious

    Pro Hockey Talk "We already know that Steve Mason won’t play in the Philadelphia Flyers’ weekend games, but the team is still trying to determine how much longer he’ll be out thanks to back issues. The 26-year-old goalie is seeing a back specialist on Monday, which sounds foreboding, although GM Ron Hextall..." December 20

  • Blue Jackets' Boone Jenner out 1-2 months with stress fracture in back

    CBSSports.com "If not for bad luck, the Columbus Blue Jackets would have absolutely no luck during the 2014-15 season. Injuries have been a constant struggle this season, and they suffered another one on Saturday when it was announced by the team that forward Boone Jenner will be sidelined for one to two..." December 20

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    Dan Rosen @drosennhl

    Tyler Johnson (stomach flu) is scratched for the Lightning, snaps his consecutive games played streak at 115.

  • Blackhawks: Toews' All-Star campaign is absolutely hilarious

    CSN Chicago "As NHL All-Star voting continues, the Blackhawks keep dominating the standings as Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith and Corey Crawford currently sit in second through fifth place, respectively. While they still have light-years to go before catching up to Buffalo's Zemgus Girgensons..." December 20

  • Wings still waiting on Weiss

    Detroit News "The last thing Stephen Weiss needed was another injury, something else to knock him out of the lineup. But Weiss hurt his shoulder Dec. 12 against Florida, and back on the sidelines Weiss went for the last three games, hoping he'll return for Sunday's game against Colorado but not knowing for..." December 20

  • Are the Flyers in danger of losing Michael Del Zotto mentally?

    Courier-Post "Defenseman Michael Del Zotto had been getting into the routine lately of walking into Wells Fargo Center with forward Vinny Lecavalier a few minutes before puck drop. Both were healthy scratches for the past couple games. Thursday night, Del Zotto won't have his usual carpool buddy as he..." December 20

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    Eric Stromgren @estromgren

    James Neal is sick but does not have the mumps, Predators head coach Peter Laviolette said #preds

  • Habs rotate backups by recalling MacDonald, demoting Tokarski

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Montreal Canadiens made some AHL recalls and demotions on Friday, essentially trading backups and depth forwards. Dustin Tokarski goes down to the AHL to give journeyman No. 2 Joey MacDonald a chance to sit behind Carey Price while Sven Andrighetto’s demotion ends up short-lived, as he..." December 20

  • Gordie Howe's remarkable recovery reportedly due to medical treatments in Mexico

    Fox Sports "Gordie Howe is Mr. Hockey. He also apparently has traits of Superman. The legendary NHL star, 86, was reported to have been battling for his life following a series of strokes. However, it was recently reported that the former Detroit Red Wing Hall of Famer had taken a turn for the better...." December 19

  • The Connor McDavid-Jack Eichel sweepstakes

    USA Today "Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, the top prospects in the 2015 draft, are off to great starts in their draft year, but McDavid's will be put on hold because of fractured hand. McDavid plays center for the Erie Otters of the Ontario Hockey League, while Eichel is a freshman center with Boston..." December 19

  • For Lightning, language shows way to success

    Tampa Bay Times "Wing Nikita Kucherov is having a breakout season, his 12 goals and plus-18 rating second on the Lightning. "He's been unbelievable," captain Steven Stamkos said. And Kucherov has Shameless, The Walking Dead and Blue Mountain State partly to thank. No, the television shows don't make..." December 19

  • Report: Kassian a trade possiblity for Bruins?

    CSN New England "Another Bruins trade target name to consider, courtesy of Hockey Night in Canada’s Elliotte Friedman, is underachieving Vancouver Canucks power forward Zack Kassian. He’s 6-foot-3, 215 pounds and still young at 23, with the pedigree of a former first-round pick who was tapped to be a “future..." December 19

  • Canadian junior hockey team still hoping to get Curtis Lazar from Senators

    Toronto Star "Team Canada officials are holding out hope that the Ottawa Senators will loan forward Curtis Lazar to the program. The 19-year-old Lazar scored his first NHL goal Monday night, and is the last of the Canadian teenagers in the NHL that Team Canada has yet to get the definitive word on prior to..." December 19

  • Corey Crawford, Duncan Keith set to return for Blackhawks

    Chicago Tribune "Corey Crawford will return to the crease for the Chicago Blackhawks when they face the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night at Nationwide Arena. The veteran goaltender missed the last eight games with a left ankle injury suffered when he missed a step after attending a concert in Chicago...." December 19

  • Steve Mason injured, helped off ice at Flyers practice

    CBSSports.com "According to multiple reporters on scene at Philadelphia Flyers practice, goaltender Steve Mason may have been significantly injured during the team's skate. Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News provided some of the details of the scene as it transpired. Seravalli also tweeted that..." December 19

  • Penguins' Maatta tests positive for mumps; Greiss, Bortuzzo cleared

    The Score "The Pittsburgh Penguins have released the results of their latest round of testing for mumps. Defenseman Olli Maatta has tested positive for the virus and remains in isolation, general manager Jim Rutherford announced Friday. Goaltender Thomas Greiss and defenseman Robert Bortuzzo have..." December 19

  • Rangers Cam Talbot Signs One-Year Extension

    Blueshirt Banter "The New York Rangers will have some extra insurance behind Henrik Lundqvist for at least another season, as Cam Talbot has reportedly agreed to a one-year contract extension. According to the report from Larry Brooks, Cam Talbot's one-year extension will pay him $1.45 million next season, which is..." December 19

  • Some smoke and fire with Oshie to the Bruins?

    CSN New England "There continues to be some smoke around a potential move brewing between the Bruins and the St. Louis Blues. The name of right wing and Team USA Olympic shootout hero T.J. Oshie was first mentioned in this space a week ago and was reiterated by TSN’s Bob McKenzie on NBCSN in between periods of..." December 19

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    #Leafs announce they've assigned Carter Ashton to AHL Marlies for conditioning stint. Can last up to 14 days. Ashton coming off suspension.

  • Son: Gordie Howe doing better

    ESPN.com "Gordie Howe has gained some strength and is now able to be somewhat mobile, his son told the Detroit Free Press. The Detroit Red Wings legend is out of the hospital and back in a familiar environment, which has helped his improvement. His son, Mark Howe, told the Free Press on Thursday that his..." December 19

  • Antoine Vermette trade speculation heats up

    CBSSports.com "The Arizona Coyotes very well could become one of the more interesting teams to watch in terms of the personnel decisions they could make over the coming weeks and months. It looks like the Coyotes are going to be in sell mode after a disappointing start to the season on top of other recent..." December 19

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    Winnipeg Jets @NHLJets

    #NHLJets acquire Jay Harrison from Carolina for a 2015 6th round pick; place Trouba on IR retroactive to Dec 14. >> http://t.co/FZJF3nvcyv

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    Dave Molinari @MolinariPG

    Johnston reiterates that Crosby will be a game-time decision tonight.

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    Katie Strang @KatieStrangESPN

    Lee Stempniak will be isolated from team for 5 days, tested for mumps, according to Rangers

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    Pittsburgh Penguins @penguins

    Marc-Andre Fleury has tested negative for the mumps and has been cleared to take part in tonight’s game against the Colorado Avalanche.

  • Smith ‘hasn’t been able to get it done’ for Coyotes, says Tippett

    Pro Hockey Talk "Mike Smith has been a major disappointment this season — 5-14-2 record, 3.35 GAA, .889 save percentage — and on Thursday, Coyotes head coach Dave Tippett expressed frustration and confusion as to why his No. 1 goalie has gone south. “You have to continue to push and prod and get his game in..." December 18

  • Predators place forward Stalberg on waivers

    NHL.com "Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the team has placed forward Viktor Stalberg on waivers with the intention of assigning him to the American Hockey League's Milwaukee Admirals." December 18

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    Tom Gulitti @TGfireandice

    Devils sign D Mark Fraser to 1-year, 2-way contract. Was placed on waivers today to be re-added to Albany roster. Was on AHL deal previously

  • Will Devils' Lou Lamoriello make another Christmastime coaching change?

    Newark Star-Ledger "You have to wonder: Is the clock ticking on Devils coach Pete DeBoer? He has support from his players and, so far, the backing of management. But with five straight losses (0-3-2) and fans booing the Devils on home ice, you have to wonder if Lou Lamoriello will make another coaching change just..." December 18

  • Tyler Seguin licks his glove, appears to flip off Vancouver player

    Dallas Morning News "There’s little doubt that Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin is one of the smoothest players in the National Hockey League. Leading the league in scoring, Seguin has dazzled this season. But on Wednesday as the Stars were taking on the Vancouver Canucks, Seguin was slightly less sneaky making a..." December 18

  • Berube: Lecavalier 'looks hungry,' should play Thursday

    CSN Philly "Guess who’s almost certain to be in the Flyers’ lineup Thursday night against the Florida Panthers? Hint: He’s been a healthy scratch six of the last seven games and he’s not a defenseman. If you guessed Vinny Lecavalier, you win some beach property in South Florida. Flyers coach Craig..." December 18

  • Admit it, Vigneault: Rangers starting to remind us of last season

    New York Post "If George Carlin were alive and running the Rangers, these would be his two dirty words: “Last year.” Because right from the start of training camp, Alain Vigneault, who is running the Rangers, made it clear that what happened in the past would stay in the past, the coach repeatedly stating,..." December 18

  • NHL reinforces mumps guidelines

    ESPN.com "The NHL has taken another step in light of the baffling mumps outbreak, sending out additional, more specific information about curtailing the disease and preventing further transmission. The league initially sent a memo to all 30 teams in November, one that was pretty basic and similar to the..." December 18

  • Patrick Sharp working his way back at unfamiliar position

    Chicago Sun-Times "Patrick Sharp is going through most of the usual things after a month away. He’s trying to restore his timing with teammates while rebuilding his own rhythm, not to mention getting himself completely back into game shape. But while he does that, Sharp also finds himself in an unfamiliar..." December 18

  • Preds’ Neal fined for diving

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nashville Predators forward James Neal has been fined $2,000 by the NHL for diving. He becomes the first player to receive supplemental discipline for embellishment. The fine stems from an incident which occurred Dec. 13. Neal received a minor penalty for embellishment during the third..." December 18

  • Pickard opens eyes as feel-good story for Avalanche

    NHL.com "There were no great expectations for Calvin Pickard when he reported to Colorado Avalanche training camp in September, not with Vezina Trophy finalist Semyon Varlamov and recent trade acquisition Reto Berra as the top two goalies. "I wanted to make a good impression and make a statement that..." December 18

  • Tierney getting another shot at NHL after recall to Sharks

    CSN Bay Area "The Sharks have high hopes for rookie center Chris Tierney. The 20-year-old recently returned from a stint in Worcester, where he compiled 10 points (1g, 9a) in 12 games for the offensively anemic AHL club. He skated as the fourth line center for the last two Sharks games, wins over Minnesota..." December 18

  • Shane Doan's commitment to Coyotes remains strong

    Arizona Republic "Ticker tape and champagne corks weren't littering the ice Wednesday when the Coyotes met for practice, their first get-together since a long-awaited cleanse the night before. The Coyotes nixed a franchise-worst nine-game losing streak on home ice and a five-game skid overall Tuesday with a 2-1..." December 18

  • Flames extend head coach Hartley

    Sportsnet.ca "The Calgary Flames have signed head coach Bob Hartley to a multi-year extension, the hockey club announced on Wednesday. Hartley has served as Flames head coach since the beginning of the lockout shortened 2012-13 season. He holds a 71-79-13 record in two plus seasons behind the bench in..." December 17

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    Larry Brooks @NYP_Brooksie

    Rangers have confirmed the suspected: Derick Brassard has tested positive for the mumps virus.

  • Holland: ‘I’m not against fighting’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Over the course of the last nine seasons the Detroit Red Wings have been at the bottom of the league when it comes to fighting majors in every season but one. That doesn’t mean the team’s general manager, Ken Holland, is against fighting. “I’m not against fighting. We prioritize that on our..." December 17

  • More Penguins players being tested for mumps including Fleury, Maatta

    CBSSports.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins are on high alert after forwards Sidney Crosby and Beau Bennett tested positive for mumps. The team also has some fear that three more players have fallen ill with the disease as it was announced Wednesday that goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and defensemen Olli Maatta and..." December 17

  • It’s ‘unlikely’ Duncan Keith has the mumps, says Blackhawks coach

    Pro Hockey Talk "Duncan Keith was held out of the Chicago Blackhawks lineup on Tuesday due to illness, and with the mumps spreading throughout the National Hockey League, missing a game because of sickness raises eyebrows. However, according to multiple reports from Chicago reporters, Blackhawks’ head coach..." December 17

  • Bah mump-bug! Islanders delay visits to children’s hospitals

    New York Post "Hey kids, you can thank Beau Bennett. After the Penguins’ young forward visited a hospital days before being confirmed to have mumps, the Islanders postponed their annual holiday hospital visits which were supposed to take place Wednesday. “We’re extremely disappointed that the event has..." December 17

  • Blue Jackets acquire Adam from Sabres for D'Amigo

    NHL.com "The Columbus Blue Jackets have acquired center Luke Adam from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for left wing Jerry D’Amigo, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. The club has assigned Adam to their American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Falcons." December 17

  • Stars' owner completes purchase of AHL affiliate

    The Score "Dallas Stars owner Tom Gaglardi - the team's billionaire owner - knows a thing or two about consolidating businesses and vertical integration. The Canadian businessman completed the purchase of the Cedar Park, Tex. based Texas Stars on Wednesday. An American Hockey League team, Texas was..." December 17

  • Former Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins says Taylor Hall on track to becoming great

    Edmonton Sun "Dallas Eakins had barely been fired when speculation ran rampant that the Edmonton Oilers next move would be to shop Taylor Hall. TSN’s Darren Dreger, the same source who broke the story that the Edmonton coach had been canned Monday morning, speculated Hall would be shopped, allegedly because..." December 17

  • Senators trust No. 1 centre Kyle Turris will start scoring again

    Ottawa Sun "Kyle Turris hasn't counted how many games he's gone without a goal. The Senators' centre tried this season and it didn't help so as he prepares to face the New Jersey Devils to wrap up this three-game road trip Wednesday night at the Prudential Center he's hopeful his goal-less streak will come..." December 17

  • Leafs waive Kozun

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Toronto Maple Leafs placed forward Brandon Kozun on waivers Wednedsay, per various outlets. Kozun, 24, was one of the early-season surprises in Toronto, playing his way onto the opening-night roster on the strength of an exhibition campaign in which he racked up points (two goals, three..." December 17