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Olympic Participation Still a Question Mark as Gretzky Weighs In

Wayne Gretzky is a big believer in Olympic participation, even if the modern crop of NHL owners isn’t. The Great One spoke after the Board of Governors meeting on Friday in Palm Beach, even as the NHL’s decision over participation in the events in 2018 in South Korea hangs precariously in the balance. “I happen […]

Islanders Sign Clutterbuck to Five-Year Extension

The New York Islanders have signed forward Cal Clutterbuck to a five-year contract extension worth $17.5 million, the team announced Friday. The extension means the 29-year-old will avoid the open market, as he was to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. In 25 games with the Islanders this season, Clutterbuck has nine points […]

Galchenyuk, Desharnais Out Six to Eight Weeks

The Montreal Canadiens will have to make do without Alex Galchenyuk and David Desharnais, who will each miss six to eight weeks of action with knee injuries. As we discussed yesterday, Galchenyuk suffered a lower body injury on Sunday and was examined by team doctors in St. Louis on Monday. Ironically, the Canadiens turned to […]

Maple Leafs Waive Jhonas Enroth

The Toronto Maple Leafs put goalie Jhonas Enroth on waivers Monday. The Leafs signed the netminder as a free agent in August, inking him to a one-year deal worth $750,000. He started just four games this season and put up a 3.94 goals against average, losing all four contests. Frederik Andersen will get the start […]

Alex Galchenyuk Out Indefinitely

Montreal Canadiens forward Alex Galchenyuk is out indefinitely. The 22-year-old suffered a lower body injury when he collided with Los Angeles Kings centre Anze Kopitar in the third period of Sunday’s 5-4 shootout victory. Team doctors examined him in St. Louis on Monday and he’ll be re-evaluated in Montreal on Wednesday. The injury happened on […]

Corey Crawford Out After Appendectomy

Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford will be out two to three weeks after an appendectomy on Saturday. The team learned of the illness Saturday morning. “Corey underwent a successful appendectomy today in Philadelphia,” Blackhawks head team physician Dr. Michael Terry said. “We anticipate a full recovery and for Corey to return to unrestricted hockey activities […]

NHLPA Rejects NHL Offer for Olympic Participation

The National Hockey League Players’ Association has rejected an offer from the league to allow player participation in the 2018 Olympics in exchange for an extension on the current collective bargaining agreement. According to NHLPA executive director Don Fehr, the players had no interest in the idea. There is, however, still an interest in an […]

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