• A brief history of the NHL pretending to fix scoring

    ESPN "The 1992-93 season is often seen as being among the best ever. Mario Lemieux beat cancer and had 160 points in 60 games. Teemu Selanne obliterated the rookie scoring record with 76 goals. A new wave of Russian stars such as Sergei Fedorov, Alexander Mogilny and Pavel Bure was dazzling fans. And..." November 24

  • Blue Jackets activate centers Brandon Dubinsky and Alexander Wennberg off injured reserve

    NHL.com "The Columbus Blue Jackets have activated centers Brandon Dubinsky and Alexander Wennberg off Injured Reserve and placed right wing Rene Bourque and defenseman Cody Goloubef on Injured Reserve, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Dubinsky, 29, who missed the last six games..." November 24

  • Devils' Elias says he's ready to play

    The Score "The New Jersey Devils' lineup is about to get a big boost. Patrik Elias, who hasn't played a game this season due to a right knee injury, declared himself ready to play Wednesday against the Columbus Blue Jackets." November 24

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams

    Forbes.com "Combine lots of playoff hockey and a cash-rich arena with the National Hockey League’s biggest market and you get the sport’s most valuable franchise. For the first time since 2004 the New York Rangers are the most valuable team TISI +% in the NHL, worth $1.2 billion. The Rangers generated the..." November 24

  • Canadiens' Gallagher undergoes surgery, out at least 6 weeks

    The Score "Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher will miss at least six weeks of action after undergoing surgery on his left hand Monday, the team announced. The 23-year-old fractured two fingers after blocking a shot by New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk on Sunday." November 24

  • Alain Vigneault can’t figure out Rangers’ glaring void

    New York Post "It is the black hole of the Rangers lineup, and coach Alain Vigneault is doing everything he can to keep it from sucking away any semblance of a balanced forward group. The right wing on the second line, next to Chris Kreider and center Derek Stepan, has been a revolving door of auditions...." November 24

  • Wins show B's still buying what Julien's selling

    CSN New England "There are still many questions surrounding this Boston Bruins team, starting with whether or not they’ll measure up to the playoffs at the end of the season. Given that the B’s are only a couple of points out of a playoff spot with three days until Thanksgiving, the ultimate playoff answer..." November 24

  • Parise's knee still not strong enough to practice

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Any hope that Zach Parise might dive into the lineup during the final three games of the Wild’s homestand was likely doused Monday when the injured winger was unable to practice. The Wild did get one winger back from a sprained knee ligament, but it was Justin Fontaine, not Parise. Parise..." November 24

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    Eric Stephens @icemancometh

    Per BB, Hampus Lindholm (upper body) will be back in tonight after missing game in Tampa Bay.

  • Senators' Hammond 'stalled' in recovery from injury

    The Score "Andrew Hammond will remain on the shelf for the Ottawa Senators. The goaltender was hurt in practice on Nov. 15 after taking a puck to the mask, and has remained on injured reserve since then. On Monday, head coach Dave Cameron said that Hammond's "stalled" in his recovery, according to TSN..." November 24

  • Report: Zubrus moving closer to signing with Sharks

    CSN Bay Area "Dainius Zubrus is getting closer to officially signing a contract with the Sharks. The 37-year-old forward, who has been on a tryout since Nov. 16, will accompany the club back to the Bay Area on the team charter immediately after its game in Columbus. Hockey Night in Canada’s Damien Cox..." November 24

  • Babcock wants Leafs to get in offensive zone

    Toronto Sun "The surging Maple Leafs, who have won five of seven games, get a chance at retribution when they play host to the Boston Bruins on Monday night. The Leafs (7-10-4) lost a close 2-0 contest in Boston (10-8-1) on Saturday and will be looking to rebound in the first of three games at the Air..." November 24

  • Maple Leafs sign Timashov, Nielsen to entry-level deals

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs signed 19-year-old prospects Andrew Nielsen and Dmytro Timashov to entry-level contracts Monday. Nielsen, a defenceman, was selected 65th overall by the Maple Leafs in the 2015 NHL Draft, while Timashov was taken 125th overall. Timashov, a winger from Kirovograd,..." November 24

  • Report: NHL moving closer to testing players for cocaine

    Sportsnet "According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, The NHL could very well expand their current drug testing to include cocaine by the end of this season. Cocaine use among NHL players has been brought up several times in the past year. New York Rangers forward Jarret Stoll, then a member of the Los..." November 23

  • Pass or Fail: Detroit Red Wings 2016 Stadium Series jerseys

    Yahoo! Sports "Details about the Detroit Red Wings’ 2016 Stadium Series jerseys, for their game at Coors Field against the Colorado Avalanche on Feb. 27, had leaked earlier this year. We knew it was going to feature a stylized ‘D’ with some “wings” on it. We knew that they were going to have a white “sash”..." November 23

  • Jets' Pavelec out through December with knee sprain

    NHL.com "The Winnipeg Jets placed goaltender Ondrej Pavelec on injured reserve Monday with what coach Paul Maurice called a significant knee sprain that will keep him out through at least December. Pavelec sustained the injury in the second period of the Jets' 3-2 win against the Arizona Coyotes on..." November 23

  • Blues' Stastny will return to lineup Monday

    The Score "Secondary scoring behind star forward Vladimir Tarasenko has been a struggle for the St. Louis Blues this season, but the team will get a welcome boost with the return of Paul Stastny on Monday. " November 23

  • Former NHL player Ian White charged with weapons offences: police

    TSN "Former NHL defenceman Ian White was arrested on Friday in Winnipeg and charged with a number of weapons-related offences, Winnipeg police said. White was remanded into custody after his arrest and was scheduled to appear before a magistrate on Saturday, police spokesperson Eric Hofley told TSN...." November 23

  • Leafs prospect William Nylander making his point in AHL

    Toronto Star "The first thing most scouts, critics, and fans are saying about William Nylander this week is, “Wow.” At 19, the Calgary-born Swede guided a deep and talented Toronto Marlies club to a pair of wins over the weekend — including a 6-4 decision over the Binghamton Senators Sunday — while vaulting..." November 23

  • Gallagher out indefinitely to surgically repair two broken fingers

    Montreal Gazette "Alex Galchenyuk wasn’t surprised he delivered the game-winning goal in the Canadiens’ 4-2 win over the New York Islanders on Sunday. “I had some chances earlier in the game,” said Galchenyuk, whose power-play goal at 16:31 of the third period snapped a 2-2 tie. “I had an empty net in the second..." November 23

  • Report: Coyotes pursuing former Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos

    The Score "When it was announced Alex Anthopoulos would be vacating his role as general manager of the Toronto Blue Jays, few expected he would be unemployed for long. But a recent report suggests Sporting News' reigning MLB Executive of the Year may see his next job opportunity outside of..." November 23

  • Avs activate Varlamov from injured reserve

    Pro Hockey Talk "Semyon Valarmov’s time on injured reserve is over. The 27-year-old has been sidelined with a groin injury since Oct. 6 (seven games), but he’s expected to be between the pipes for Monday’s game against Winnipeg. Reto Berra did a great job filling in for Varlamov at first, but his play faded..." November 23

  • How Dominic Moore escaped Alain Vigneault’s doghouse

    New York Post "The Rangers have found a fourth line foundation that has turned a nagging problem area into a potential legitimate strength, and it took shape after Dominic Moore returned from a strange two-game exile as a healthy scratch. Then again, for the third straight game in Saturday’s thrilling 5-4..." November 23

  • DeBoer returns to Sharks bench after missing game

    NHL.com "San Jose Sharks coach Peter DeBoer arrived to Nationwide Arena in Columbus and is behind the bench for the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. DeBoer flew to Columbus from New York after he missed San Jose's 3-1 win at the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday to tend to a personal matter." November 23

  • Capitals’ Tom Wilson: ‘I don’t hit to hurt people’

    Washington Post "As Tom Wilson has tried to limit his minutes in the penalty box this season, he’s had to navigate some frustrations of walking a fine line. Wilson takes pride in being a physical player, but he doesn’t want to be whistled for a minor and then put his team in a compromising position. Capitals Coach..." November 22

  • Stan Bowman: Patrick Kane 'absolutely' in Hawks' long-term plans

    Chicago Sun-Times "Stan Bowman, speaking to reporters for the first time in nearly two months, said the Blackhawks don’t feel vindicated by Patrick Kane’s spectacular start to the season, and that Kane “absolutely” is still in the team’s long-term plans despite the three-month police investigation into a..." November 22

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    Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie

    BOS claims Landon Ferraro on waivers. Granberg to NSH on waivers.

  • Chris Chelios: 'NHL Should Move To Europe'

    TMZ "Chris Chelios does NOT want the NHL to start messing with the rules to create more goals -- telling TMZ Sports if Americans can't appreciate the game we have now, it should move to Europe. It's a big topic in the NHL right now -- with Patrick Roy recently telling ESPN he thinks smaller goalie..." November 22

  • Islanders will have tough time getting full value for Hamonic

    Winnipeg Free Press "ALL of the trade speculation swirling around defenceman Travis Hamonic doesn't change the truth the NHL team that needs him the most is the team that currently has him. This is an aggravating dilemma for a New York Islanders team that has developed into a Stanley Cup contender. The Islanders..." November 22

  • Wild forward Parise skates, working toward return

    NHL.com "Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise was on the ice during the morning skate Saturday and could return to play as soon as Wednesday at the Vancouver Canucks. The Wild game Saturday against the Nashville Predators (8 p.m., ET; FS-TN, FS-N) will be Parise's seventh missed with an MCL sprain; he..." November 22

  • Red Wings place Ferraro on waivers

    Detroit Free Press "The Wings placed forward Landon Ferraro (lower body) on waivers today. With Ferraro coming off injured reserve, the Wings have too many forwards. Ferraro was among the Wings who skated today, but wasn't made available to speak to reporters. Ferraro, 24, has played in 10 games this season for..." November 22

  • Sharks coach DeBoer will miss game vs. Penguins due to personal matter

    The Score "San Jose Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer will miss Saturday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins due to a personal matter, general manager Doug Wilson announced. Assistants Steve Spott, Bob Boughner, and Johan Hedberg will jointly handle coaching duties in his absence." November 21

  • As fisticuffs fade in NHL, Lightning has no fights this season

    Tampa Bay Times "It looked like J.T. Brown was destined to drop his gloves Thursday night. Brown, 25, was the perfect pest, jawing, jabbing, throwing his body all over the place against the Rangers. With agitators Cedric Paquette and Ryan Callahan out with injuries, Brown, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound wing, believed..." November 21

  • NHL reportedly will add regular season bye weeks for each team beginning in 2016

    SB Nation "The NHL is taking a page from the NFL's playbook next season, as the league has reportedly agreed with the NHL Players Association to install bye weeks for every team in the 2016-17 schedule. Each club will receive a week off between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season, according to ESPN reporter..." November 21

  • No, Marko Dano has not been sent back to Rockford

    Pro Hockey Talk "Marko Dano has not been sent to Rockford, and Bryan Bickell has not been called back up to the Chicago Blackhawks. Not yet anyway. Dano’s simply not feeling very well. That’s why he was missing from Chicago’s morning skate in Calgary. He’ll sit out tonight’s game versus the Flames, but could..." November 20

  • Report: Wild talk to Islanders about Travis Hamonic trade

    Sportsnet "Excluding Winnipeg, the closest NHL city to Travis Harmonic’s home is Minnesota. So it makes sense that Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher has reached out to the New York Islanders regarding a trade for the top-pair defenceman. Hamonic has made public his desire to be moved closer to his..." November 20

  • Carey Price expected to return from injury Friday at Islanders

    Yahoo! Sports "Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price is expected return to action Friday when the team takes on the New York Islanders. The Habs announced the news on their official Twitter feed Thursday after a 3-2 regulation home loss to the Arizona Coyotes. Price, the reigning league MVP and Vezina..." November 20

  • Ovechkin becomes top Russian goal-scorer

    NHL.com "Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin passed Sergei Fedorov on Thursday for most NHL goals scored by a Russian-born player. Ovechkin scored his 484th goal 7:01 into the third period against the Dallas Stars at Verizon Center. He went four games without a goal since tying Fedorov with No...." November 20

  • Can the Dallas Stars keep up their two-goalie system?

    Yardbarker "Get past the talk about the piping hot start and about Tyler Seguin's offensive surge — the whole team's offense, really — and the next big topic coming out of Dallas Stars' camp has been about who will get the starting job between the pipes. During the early stretch of the Stars' 2015-2016..." November 20

  • NHL players were 'uncomfortable' with All-Star fantasy draft

    The Score "With the NHL announcing its surprising new format for the 2016 All-Star Game, involving a 3-on-3 mini-tournament, Mathieu Schneider of the NHLPA discussed what went wrong with the fantasy draft format used at the last three All-Star Games. "I think the concept was neat. In the beginning," said..." November 20

  • Eric Staal talks possibility of re-signing with Carolina

    Sportsnet "It’s during times like these when you wouldn’t blame Eric Staal if he wanted out. The captain’s Carolina Hurricanes have lost four games in a row and six of their last seven. Goals have been increasingly difficult to come by — the club averages just 1.94 per game, third worst in the NHL — and..." November 20

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    The league will fit the 5-day bye break into schedules for each team between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season...

  • Evander Kane returns to Sabres' lineup vs. Blues

    CBS Sports "The Buffalo Sabres have lost two straight and are about to embark on a two-game road trip to take on the Western Conference's best teams. However, they'll do so with fortified lineup thanks to the return of skilled forward Evander Kane to the lineup. Kane has been out since sustaining a..." November 19

  • Huge If True: Is a Matt Duchene trade plausible?

    Yahoo! Sports "The Rumor The stock-in-trade of rumor mongers across the league is the fact that they come up with things that theoretically could happen. Very few of them will actually say things like, “The Penguins are struggling, so I've heard they're looking to trade Sidney Crosby for Luca Sbisa, Bo..." November 19

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    Hamonic says his request is strictly personal, nothing to do with #Isles. "I've been treated like gold ever since they drafted me."

  • Bruins' Kevan Miller out four games with upper body injury

    CSN New England "It’s debatable how much he’ll be missed in the short term given his recent struggles, but the Bruins will be without Kevan Miller through Thanksgiving with an upper body injury. Miller was injured in the loss to the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night in which he was limited to just a couple of..." November 19

  • Would the Oilers be interested in Travis Hamonic? You bet they would

    Edmonton Journal "Do the Edmonton Oilers have a shot at him? Yes, but the Winnipeg Jets, Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks are likely very interested too after Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman revealed Hamonic, 25, asked for a trade months ago. Hamonic, a solid, two-way defenceman in the mould of San Jose’s..." November 19

  • Capitals' Alex Ovechkin still in search of historic goal

    USA Today "On Nov. 8, Washington Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin scored his 483rd career goal, tying the record for most NHL goals scored by a Russian-born player. For a prolific scorer like Ovechkin, who reached Sergei Fedorov's mark in 476 fewer games than his countryman, netting that go-ahead to attain..." November 19

  • Panthers' Kulikov out 2-4 weeks with knee injury

    The Score "Florida Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov will be out two-to-four weeks with a knee injury, as first reported by George Richards of the Miami Herald. The 25-year-old will not, however, require surgery. Kulikov suffered the injury on Nov. 14, and was initially expected to miss at least a..." November 19

  • Final go-round for Dan Boyle

    North Jersey "In all likelihood, Dan Boyle is playing his final season in the NHL. The veteran defenseman told The Record following Wednesday’s practice at Greenburgh, N.Y., that while "nothing is for sure," he is leaning toward retirement and not seeking another contract once his two-year, $9 million deal..." November 19