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Carey Price Out with a Concussion; Shea Weber Out for the Season

It is fair to say that the 2017-18 Montreal Canadiens season has not gone as planned. The disappointing season went from bad to worse on Thursday as the team learned of injury news on two franchise cornerstones. Goaltender Carey Price will be out indefinitely with a concussion, while defenseman Shea Weber will undergo surgery for a torn tendon in his foot and is out for the season. The team announced the moves on their twitter page. Carey Price will be out for an indeterminate amount of time after suffering a concussion. DETAILS -> https://t.co/lmTMXIDCSg. — Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) February 22,...

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NHL Rumours: Jarome Iginla, Bobby Ryan, Artem Anisimov and More

The NHL trade deadline is inching closer and closer, and with that, the trade talk is heating up. We take a look at some of the latest NHL rumours and analyze what they mean going forward. Today we look into the latest on free agent forward Jarome Iginla, Ottawa Senators forward Bobby Ryan and his connection to Erik Karlsson, Chicago Blackhawks centre Artem Anisimov, and Colorado Avalanche forward Carl Soderberg. NHL Rumour Mill Jarome Iginla Rumour: Jarome Iginla has been seen practicing with the Providence Bruins, the Boston Bruins AHL affiliate. He does not have a contract, but the team...

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Montreal Canadiens Shut Down Shea Weber Indefinitely, Again

Less than three weeks ago, it appeared that Shea Weber was progressing well from his foot injury, and could soon be expected back in the Montreal Canadiens lineup. However, the star defender has suffered a setback. Head coach Claude Julien told the Montreal Gazette on Monday the team had shut down defenceman Shea Weber indefinitely for the second time this season. Shea Weber Out Indefinitely Again Weber was originally shut down on December 18th. His last game was the NHL100 Outdoor Classic in Ottawa. Prior to that, he had been playing through a foot injury that reportedly occurred when he blocked a shot in the...

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NHL Rumours: Mike Hoffman, Thomas Vanek, Erik Gudbranson and More

The NHL trade deadline is inching closer and closer, and with that, the trade talk is heating up. We take a look at some of the latest NHL rumours and analyze what they mean going forward. Today we look into the latest on Ottawa Senators forward Mike Hoffman; Vancouver Canucks forward Thomas Vanek and defenseman Erik Gudbranson, and the Winnipeg Jets deadline plans. NHL Rumour Mill Mike Hoffman Rumour: TSN’s Frank Seravalli has moved Mike Hoffman down the TSN Trade Bait board, indicating that it is becoming more and more likely that the Senators will keep the winger through the deadline. However, the...

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Chicago Blackhawks trade Michal Kempny to the Washington Capitals

The NHL Trade Deadline is a week away. The Washington Capitals and Chicago Blackhawks got one of their trades done early. The Blackhawks send defenceman Michal Kempny to the Capitals in exchange for a third-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. The pick will be the higher of the two picks the Capitals currently own in the third round, their own and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Michal Kempny said he’s been traded to the Capitals. He just left the building with his sticks. — Scott Powers (@ByScottPowers) February 19, 2018 Conditional third-rounder, the higher of either WSH own pick or TOR...

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NHL Rumours: Erik Karlsson, Mike Hoffman, Derick Brassard

The NHL trade deadline is inching closer and closer, and with that, the trade talk is heating up. We take a look at some of the latest NHL rumours and analyze what they mean going forward. Today we look into the latest on Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson; forwards Mike Hoffman and Derick Brassard; and Buffalo Sabres defenseman Josh Gorges. NHL Rumour Mill Erik Karlsson Rumour: On Hockey Night in Canada’s Hockey Headlines segment, Nick Kypreos said that he would not be surprised to see the Ottawa Senators trade Erik Karlsson before the NHL Trade Deadline. Analysis: Karlsson has a year and a...

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NHL Rumour Round-Up: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Patrick Maroon, Gustav Nyquist

The NHL trade deadline is inching closer and closer, and with that, the trade talk is heating up. We take a look at some of the latest NHL rumours and analyze what they mean going forward. Today we look into the latest on Edmonton Oilers forwards Patrick Maroon and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins; Detroit Red Wings forwards Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar and Florida Panthers winger Radim Vrbata. NHL Rumour Mill Patrick Maroon Rumour: On TSN’s Insider Trading, Pierre Lebrun suggests that the Edmonton Oilers are asking for a low first-round pick or a top prospect for Patrick Maroon. Lebrun suggests that...

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Vancouver Canucks give Jim Benning a Three-Year Extension

The Vancouver Canucks held a press conference today where they announced a three-year contract extension for general manager Jim Benning. Benning was originally named the Canucks general manager in May of 2014. #Canucks announce contract extension for GM Jim Benning. Stream the press conference LIVE on Canucks Facebook at 12pm PT.https://t.co/LUlQDHs7vf — Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) February 14, 2018 Jim Benning Signs Three-Year Extension to Remain Vancouver Canucks General Manager Benning spoke about the team and his extension in team media release. “I’m grateful to the Aquilini family and to Trevor Linden for the commitment they’ve made to me and for their confidence...

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NHL Rumour Round-Up: Alex Galchenyuk, Max Pacioretty, Rick Nash and More

View the original article on Last Word On Hockey: NHL Rumour Round-Up: Alex Galchenyuk, Max Pacioretty, Rick Nash and More The NHL trade deadline is inching closer and closer, and with that, the trade talk is heating up. We take a look at some of the latest NHL rumours and analyze what they mean going forward. Today we look into the latest on Montreal Canadiens forwards Alex Galchenyuk and Max Pacioretty; the suitors for New York Rangers forward Rick Nash; Arizona Coyotes winger Max Domi; and the Ottawa Senators fire-sale. NHL Rumour Mill Alex Galchenyuk Rumour: Pierre Lebrun reported on Montreal Radio (TSN 690) that things seem to be quieter around Alex Galchenyuk. While he was heavily involved in rumours during the off-season it would appear that he is no longer on the market, at least for now. One team’s general manager told Lebrun that the Canadiens are not taking calls on the forward. Analysis: It has obviously been a chaotic and disappointing year for the Montreal Canadiens, and many are using the word re-tool.  However, at just 24-years-old, the Canadiens may see Galchenyuk as part of the future, rather than as a piece that needs to be moved. The Canadiens struggle scoring goals, and Galchenyuk might be their most purely talented forward. Marc Bergevin may be realizing that the Habs are better off keeping the talented forward. Now...

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NHL Rumours: Ryan McDonagh, Jack Johnson and Patrick Maroon

The NHL trade deadline is inching closer and closer, and with that, the trade talk is heating up. We take a look at some of the latest NHL rumours and analyze what they mean going forward. Today we look into the latest on New York Rangers defenceman Ryan McDonagh, Columbus Blue Jackets defenceman Jack Johnson, and Edmonton Oilers forward Patrick Maroon Ryan McDonagh, Jack Johnson and Patrick Maroon in Today’s NHL Rumour Mill Ryan McDonagh Rumour: Larry Brooks of The New York Post reports that the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning have shown interest in Rangers defenceman Ryan McDonagh. However, neither...

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Vancouver Canucks Lose Markus Granlund to Injury

The Vancouver Canucks lost a pair of young forwards to injury this week. Winger Markus Granlund will undergo surgery on his ankle and will be out for seven to eight weeks. This means he could be out for the rest of the season, depending on how well the recovery goes. Hearing Granlund out 7-8 weeks after surgery on ankle. He got 3 opinions from doctors b4 deciding on procedure. #Canucks — Rick Dhaliwal (@DhaliwalSports) February 13, 2018 Markus Granlund Injured Granlund has already missed one game with the injury. He was hurt during Thursday night’s game with the Tampa Bay Lightning....

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Mike Smith Day-to-Day With Groin Injury

The Calgary Flames got good news on Tuesday when they learned that goaltender Mike Smith‘s lower-body injury was not as bad as they originally feared. Smith underwent an MRI this morning to get a better idea of the extent of the injury. Smith will miss tonight’s game against the Boston Bruins, and Thursday’s game against the Nashville Predators, but will be day-to-day after that. Gulutzan said Mike Smith’s lower body injury (not a groin injury) is not as bad as initially feared. MRI news was positive. Won’t play in Nashville but will be day-to-day after that. — Kristen Anderson (@KdotAnderson)...

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NHL Rumours: Brian Gionta, James Wisniewski, Dylan Sikura

The NHL trade deadline is inching closer and closer, and with that, the trade talk is heating up. We take a look at some of the latest NHL rumours and analyze what they mean going forward. Today we look into the latest on Team USA Olympic hockey players Brian Gionta and James Wisniewski, Chicago Blackhawks prospect Dylan Sikura, and Nikita Soshnikov of the Toronto Maple Leafs.   U.S. Olympic Hockey Stars to Sign in the NHL Rumour: Stephen Whyno of the Associated Press reports that U.S. Olympic team members Brian Gionta and James Wisniewski could sign with NHL teams...

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Jack Eichel Suffers High Ankle Sprain

The Buffalo Sabres disappointing season has gone from bad to worse, as star centre Jack Eichel has suffered a high ankle sprain. He is out indefinitely but given the nature of the injury, it is expected to be several weeks. The team made the announcement on their official Twitter feed. Injury update: #Sabres forward Jack Eichel has been diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain and will be out indefinitely. pic.twitter.com/afSU7sbof7 — Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) February 11, 2018 Buffalo Sabres Centre Jack Eichel Injured Eichel was injured during the Sabres 4-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Saturday night. Eichel collided awkwardly with...

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NHL Rumour Roundup: Derick Brassard, Justin Faulk, Nashville Predators

The NHL trade deadline is inching closer and closer, and with that, the trade talk is heating up. We take a look at some of the latest NHL rumours and analyze what they mean going forward. Today we look into the latest on Ottawa Senators forward Derick Brassard,  Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk, and the Nashville Predators as buyers. Derick Brassard, Justin Faulk, and the Nashville Predators in Today’s NHL Rumours Derick Brassard Rumour: Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman looked at the possibility of the Senators moving centre Derick Brassard during the Hockey Night in Canada Hockey Headlines segment on Saturday. Freidman noted Brassard is due for a new contract after the 2018-19 season. He mentioned that several teams have inquired about Brassard. Freidman also notes that the San Jose Sharks need a centre with Joe Thornton injured. He also noted the availability of Montreal Canadiens centre Tomas Plekanec. Analysis: The Senators face a budget crunch after the 2018-19 season. Star forward Mark Stone is due for a big raise this summer. Defenceman Erik Karlsson, and centre Matt Duchene also need new deals after the 2018-19 season. Those contracts already have the Senators rumoured to be seeking to shed Mike Hoffman‘s salary, and have raised questions about Karlsson’s future in Ottawa. If the Sens can get a good return of prospects and draft picks for Brassard, they should take it, even if it weakens their centre depth in the short term....

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NHL Rumour Round-Up: Oscar Klefbom, Jeff Skinner

The NHL trade deadline is inching closer and closer, and with that, the trade talk is heating up. We take a look at some of the latest NHL rumours and analyze what they mean going forward. Today we look into the latest on Edmonton Oilers defenceman Oscar Klefbom, Carolina Hurricanes forward Jeff Skinner, and Columbus Blue Jackets forward Boone Jenner. Oscar Klefbom, Jeff Skinner and in Today’s NHL Rumours Oscar Klefbom Rumour: David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period suggests that the Edmonton Oilers are not shopping defencemen Oscar Klefbom and Adam Larsson, but that they are willing to listen...

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NHL Rumour Round-Up: Mike Green, Tomas Plekanec, Ryan O’Reilly

The NHL trade deadline is inching closer and closer, and with that, the trade talk is heating up. We take a look at some of the latest NHL rumours and analyze what they mean going forward. Today we look into the latest on Detroit Red Wings defenseman Mike Green, Montreal Canadiens centre Tomas Plekanec, and Buffalo Sabres centre Ryan O’Reilly. Mike Green, Tomas Plekanec, Ryan O’Reilly In Today’s NHL Rumours Mike Green Rumour: On TSN’s Insider Trading, Bob McKenzie reports that the Detroit Red Wings are looking at last year’s trades of Kevin Shattenkirk, and Brendan Smith to set the...

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NHL Rumour Round-Up: Rick Nash, Brandon Dubinsky, Detroit Red Wings

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 18: Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers high fives teammates in the second period against the Buffalo Sabres during their game at Madison Square Garden on January 18, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) The trade deadline is inching closer and closer, and with that, the trade talk is heating up. We take a look at some of the latest NHL rumours and analyze what they mean going forward. Today we look into the latest on New York Rangers forward Rick Nash, Columbus Blue Jackets Brandon Dubinsky, and the...

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Pittsburgh Penguins Forward Patric Hornqvist Week-to-Week

BOSTON, MA – JANUARY 26: Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Patric Hornqvist (72) skates during warm up before a regular season NHL game between the Boston Bruins and the Pittsburgh Penguins on January 26, 2017 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bruins defeated the Penguins 4-3. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan announced on Monday that winger Patric Hornqvist will be out for at least a couple of weeks with lower-body injury. Hornqvist will officially be listed as week-to-week. Coach Sullivan on players absent from practice: “Hornqvist is week-to-week with a lower...

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NHL Rumour Roundup: Max Pacioretty, Max Domi, Josh Leivo, Winnipeg Jets

TORONTO, ON – FEBRUARY 21: Toronto Maple Leafs Right Wing Josh Leivo (32) reacts during the third period of the NHL regular season game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Winnipeg Jets on February 21, 2017, at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON, Canada. (Photograph by Julian Avram/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The trade deadline is inching closer and closer, and with that, the trade talk is heating up. We take a look at some of the latest NHL rumours and analyze what they mean going forward. This week we hear about the Montreal Canadiens captain Max Pacioretty, Arizona Coyotes...

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