Tuukka Rask was granted a leave of absence from the Boston Bruins on Friday. "Tuukka's going to take a few days to address a personal matter," general manager Don Sweeney said after practice at Warrior Ice Arena. "It is not health related, so I think it's important for everybody just to respect his privacy and allow him to deal with for the next few days."
Joel Quenneville was fired as coach of the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday after a run that saw him win the Stanley Cup three times. It was a surprising end to his time in Chicago which saw the Blackhawks become one of the preeminent teams in the NHL, making the Stanley Cup Playoffs in nine of his first 10 seasons.
William Nylander has less than a month before he either has to sign a contract or sit out the whole season. While many feel he'll remain with the Leafs, trade speculation is ramping up. If it comes to that point, here are five potential trade destinations.
Elias Pettersson continues to be an offensive force for the Vancouver Canucks. He became the fifth NHL player after the inaugural season of 1917-18 to score at least 10 goals in the first 10 games of his career. Odie Cleghorn of the 1918-19 Montreal Canadiens had 12, Don Murdoch of the New York Rangers had 11 in 1976-77, and in 1992-93, Dimitri Kvartalnov of the Boston Bruins and Robert Gaudreau of the San Jose Sharks each scored 10.
There was no torch. There was no physical passing of anything. But as Nicholle Anderson and Lauren Boyle chatted, as they talked through bits of their stories, their journeys, the years of medications and tests and scans and scares, it was evident that they shared something.
The sight of Teemu Selanne on the ice with Patrik Laine and Aleksander Barkov would probably have been enough for most of the 13,490 fans at Hartwall Arena attending the 2018 NHL Global Series game between the Winnipeg Jets and Florida Panthers on Thursday.
“The boys are growing some furry lips to raise awareness for men’s health! If you got a few spare pennies then please head over and make me feel better about looking like an 80’s porn star! #cheerscheers#DevNation https://t.co/tL817cm95H”
A moment of silence is held for the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, followed by an emotional performance of the national anthem and a special puck drop to honor the first responders before the Islanders and Penguins game in Pittsburgh.
NEW YORK -- Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki has been suspended for three games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Vegas Golden Knights forward Cody Eakin during NHL Game No. 163 in Las Vegas on Sunday, Oct. 28, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.
Former National Hockey League player Chris Joseph wants people to remember his son for his love of hockey and the smile he brought into every room. Jaxon Joseph, 21, was one of 16 people who died last spring when the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team bus and a semi-trailer collided at a Saskatchewan
DENVER -- Matt Duchene scored two goals in his first game in Denver since his trade, but the Ottawa Senators lost to the Colorado Avalanche 6-3 at Pepsi Center on Friday.Mikko Rantanen had a goal and three assists to take over the NHL scoring lead with 20 points, and Nathan MacKinnon and Gabriel Landeskog each had a goal and two assists for the Avalanche (7-2-2). Philipp Grubauer, in his first home start, made 21 saves.
In this week's episode, Matt Larkin, Ken Campbell and Ryan Kennedy wonder if Auston Matthews will be offer-sheet material, whether Juuse Saros can steal Nashville's starting goalie job, whether the Kings are really this bad and the Senators are really this good, and more!
Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki has been suspended for one game, without pay, for elbowing Boston Bruins defenseman Urho Vaakanainen during NHL Game No. 125 in Ottawa on Monday, Oct. 23, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.
The Penguins' superstars haven't shown signs of exiting their primes. But the only way to keep up with other emerging teams in the East is to get better goaltending. Healthy Murray might provide just that.
One was the runner-up for the Hart Trophy last season. One is tied for the league lead in scoring. One is the NHL’s reigning first star of the week. And together, Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen and Gabriel Landeskog have formed one of the league’s best lines.
Mats Sundin said there is no bias involved when he gives the slight edge to Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews over Winnipeg Jets forward Patrick Laine in the debate over which of the top two picks in the 2016 NHL Draft picks is better.
Vancouver's best prospect is currently on the NHL roster and even though he's out with a concussion, Elias Pettersson is still the team's leading scorer. Beyond him, there's a lot to like about the Canucks' system and plenty of optimism they'll be contenders again when the rebuild is over.
ANAHEIM -- Paul Kariya had his No. 9 jersey retired by the Anaheim Ducks before their game against the Buffalo Sabres at Honda Center on Sunday."I would say it's a dream come true, but it's far beyond any dream that I ever had," Kariya said.
“"As an outsider and now being an insider, I do see what Charles has done on the Island and the passion he had for the Islanders and how proud he was of that. It's a somber day for the organization."
Barry Trotz addresses the media following today's practice: https://t.co/Pl9QpSWWqa”
CALGARY -- The Nashville Predators defeated the Calgary Flames 5-3 at Scotiabank Saddledome on Friday but lost goalie Pekka Rinne to injury.Rinne collided with forward Kevin Fiala when Calgary's Sam Bennett tied the score 3-3 at 2:20 of the third period. He remained in the game but left at 5:09 and was replaced by Juuse Saros, who stopped all nine shots he faced.
Matt Nichol, a nutritionist and strength and conditioning coach who works with numerous elite-level NHLers, has been studying how marijuana can help athletes for months but says more research needs to be done.
Canadiens head coach Claude Julien says forward Tomas Plekanec will not play in Montreal's matchup with Ottawa on Saturday and may be forced to miss several weeks due to a lower-back injury. Plekanec has been placed on injured reserve and Nicolas Deslauriers has been activated off the IR to take his place.
Sidney Crosby considers Connor McDavid to be the top player in the National Hockey League. "I think McDavid has set himself apart just based on the awards and the accolades he's gotten and the consistency he's had," the Pittsburgh Penguins captain told NHL.com on Wednesday. "I think it's fair to say it's an easy pick just because of that."
Players want a single North American women's professional hockey league. "One league is inevitable," Rylan wrote in an email to The Associated Press, her strongest statement regarding a potential merger with the rival Canadian Women's Hockey League. "We will get this done,"
Joe Thornton said he is day to day and hopeful of returning to the San Jose Sharks lineup for their game against the Buffalo Sabres at SAP Center on Thursday, but coach Peter DeBoer said the 39-year-old center was doubtful to face Buffalo.
“What an incredible game and a tremendous effort by the @cardiffdevils So happy for the fans that came to see world class hockey. Now we set out to get back to @championshockey for the third straight year.”
Four of the greatest players in NHL history are among those who are about to have their names forever removed from the Stanley Cup. And Ted Lindsay, Glenn Hall, Alex Delvecchio and Bobby Hull and are entirely fine with that, honored to have been on the trophy for more than a half-century, carrying with them indelible memories of their teams and titles and happy to make room for future champions.
It's tough to make Duncan Keith slow down. Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville is asked if he thinks about scaling back the minutes played by the 35-year-old defenseman. But telling Keith to do that and getting Keith to do that are two different things.
The Tkachuk family photo albums are filled with memories of their multi-generation association with the NHL and how dad Keith's career opened the door to a world that helped teach his two sons how to conduct themselves, not mention how to play the game.
One shootout win was enough to convince the voters to keep the Tampa Bay Lightning as the top team in NHL.com's Super 16.The Lightning, who beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 in a shootout in their season debut Saturday and haven't played since, retained their spot as the No. 1 team with all 13 voting staff members including them somewhere in the top five of their respective rankings. Tampa Bay was No. 1 in the preseason Super 16 that came out Oct. 3.
“If you’re struggling, don’t wait for something bad to happen.
Don’t wait for a wake-up call.
Talk to somebody.
It’s not as scary as you think.
There is hope.
There is light.
Just talk to somebody.
Because fighting alone is the worst way to fight. @4everUSM24 #WorldMentalHealthDay https://t.co/Pe9BBu6vpQ”
The Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights will play for the first time since the 2018 Stanley Cup Final when they face off at Capital One Arena in this edition of Wednesday Night Hockey (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN).