Month: February 2020

4:45 PM ET The Arizona Coyotes, clinging to life in a congested Western Conference playoff race, will welcome back a key component on Tuesday. Goaltender Darcy Kuemper will start at home against the Florida Panthers, coach Rick Tocchet said. It will be Kuemper’s first game since he sustained a lower-body injury on Dec. 19. “He’s
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The New York Islanders have acquired defenseman Jordan Schmaltz from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for forward Matt Lorito. Schmaltz was a first-round pick by St. Louis in the 2012 NHL Draft. The fifth-year pro has skated in 37 games with the AHL’s Toronto Marlies this season, collecting two goals and 11 assists. In
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RALEIGH, N.C.—David Ayres is still adjusting to new-found stardom after winning a game as the emergency goaltender for the Carolina Hurricanes. The 42-year-old Zamboni driver and kidney-transplant recipient has been making the rounds on TV shows and radio interviews since earning Saturday’s unlikely win at Toronto following injuries to the Hurricanes’ top two goalies. Now
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Impressive defensive pairings are noteworthy. Colton Parayko and Marco Scandella are headliners. The newest addition to the St. Louis Blues can’t fill Jay Bouwmeester’s skates, nor would he want to. The fact is, they play a similar style, which is what general manager Doug Armstrong was counting on. The new pair has six points combined in
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Bruins and Blackhawks had Saad talks Jimmy Murphy: The Boston Bruins did talk to the Chicago Blackhawks about forward Brandon Saad. It was a multiplayer deal that involved a Bruins roster player. Oilers talking with free agents Sheahan and Archibald, Bear to wait  Daniel Nugent-Bowman: The Edmonton Oilers have been talking contract extensions with pending
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Skjei could be on his way to Carolina? Pierre LeBrun: “Hearing that Rangers and Hurricanes have been talking about a potential Brady Skjei trade but right now Carolina has cap issues so not clear where this goes…” Darren Dreger: “Sounds like a 1st round pick in discussions for Skjei. However, cap issues for the Hurricanes
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5:28 PM ET Vancouver starting goaltender Jacob Markstrom underwent an MRI Monday after suffering a lower-body injury in a 9-3 win over Boston Saturday, Canucks general manager Jim Benning announced. With concern in net as the postseason push continues in a congested Western Conference, Benning dealt for New Jersey goaltender Louis Domingue just before the
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NEWARK, NJ – The New Jersey Devils approached the NHL’s Trade Deadline in the seller seat and from it, they moved out three of their current players in exchange for draft assets and a handful of players. Perhaps the most notable of the living, breathing acquisitions was Janne Kuokkanen. Video: ONE-ON-ONE | Tom Fitzgerald with
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RALEIGH, N.C.—Carolina defenceman Brett Pesce and goaltenders James Reimer and Petr Mrazek are all dealing with “longer term” injuries suffered in a weekend win at Toronto, Hurricanes coach Rod Brind’Amour said Monday. Brind’Amour said it was unclear exactly how much time the players will miss. Reimer left with a lower-body injury, while Brind’Amour said Mrazek
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