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Evgeni Malkin Returns to Practice

The Pittsburgh Penguins received some good news Monday, as forward Evgeni Malkin returned to practice. He was wearing a no-contact sweater and will be out of the lineup on Tuesday as the team takes on the Calgary Flames, but his appearance matters. Malkin is set to miss his fifth straight on Tuesday due to a […]

New Goalie Pants to Debut Saturday

As of February 4, the NHL will be making new goalie pants the rule of law. The new, tighter-fitting, rounder goalie pants are mandatory as of Saturday, despite having initially been in the works for the debut of the 2016-2017 season. The equipment is said to be more proportional to body size and should help […]

Conor Sheary Out Four to Six Weeks

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Conor Sheary will be out four to six weeks with an upper body injury, the team announced Wednesday. “[Sheary’s] having a real good year, so that’s a tough one for us,” Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. “He’s been a real good player for us, but once again, our depth will be tested […]

St. Louis Blues Fire Ken Hitchcock

The St. Louis Blues have fired head coach Ken Hitchcock and named Mike Yeo as his replacement. The move is a bit of a surprise, although Yeo was always the coach-in-waiting for St. Louis. It was widely known that the 2016-2017 season was to be Hitchcock’s last with the Blues, but most people assumed he […]

Rangers Sign Vigneault to Contract Extension

It’s been a tough few days for a lot of people and I would like to take a moment to extend condolences to all those touched by unspeakable tragedy in Sainte-Foy. But life goes on and so does the hockey world, which means it’s time to talk news. In New York, the Rangers signed head […]

Semyon Varlamov’s Season Comes to an End

Back on January 18, the Colorado Avalanche announced that goalie Semyon Varlamov would miss at least two weeks and was going to be shut down through the All-Star break. Now the team has announced that he’ll miss the remainder of the regular season after hip surgery. “After further evaluation from our team doctors, it was […]

Kevin Hayes Out Two to Three Weeks

The New York Rangers will be without the services of Kevin Hayes for two to three weeks, the team announced Monday. The forward is on the shelf with a lower body injury after he left Sunday’s game against the Detroit Red Wings. Hayes had an MRI on Monday morning. The 24-year-old has 35 points in […]

Senators Sign Smith to Contract Extension

The Ottawa Senators have locked up forward Zack Smith, signing him to a four-year contract extension worth $13 million. The team made the announcement Monday. The 28-year-old has 22 points in 43 games this season, including 11 goals. He has two short-handed goals to his name thus far and seems primed for more. Smith’s best […]

Sens MacArthur Officially Out for the Season

Ottawa Senators forward Clarke MacArthur is done for the season. The Senators made the announcement Friday, effectively shuttering the 31-year-old’s chances of returning to the ice in the current campaign. Senators general manager Pierre Dorion stated that MacArthur will sit the rest of the season on doctor’s orders due to concussion issues. The forward has […]

Wild Defenceman Brodin Out at Least a Month

Minnesota Wild defenceman Jonas Brodin will miss at least four weeks of action due to a broken finger. He suffered the injury on Tuesday as his team lost to the New Jersey Devils. On Wednesday, Brodin was examined by team doctors and the determination was made that he’ll be out at least a month. “He’s […]

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