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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 […]

Colorado’s Varlamov Out at Least Two Weeks

The Colorado Avalanche just can’t catch a break. Goalie Semyon Varlamov missed practice on Wednesday following a poor performance on Tuesday night against the visiting Chicago Blackhawks. The team has subsequently announced that he’ll be shut down through the All-Star break. “This is no longer a day-to-day thing,” said head coach Jared Bednar. It appears […]

Penguins Place Letang on IR

The Pittsburgh Penguins have put defenceman Kris Letang on the injured reserve list Monday. He is officially week-to-week after he was injured three minutes into Saturday’s game against the Detroit Red Wings. The 29-year-old was tangled up with Detroit’s Thomas Vanek early in the first period and twisted awkwardly on the way down. He returned […]

Alex Ovechkin Strikes 1,000 Points

To the surprise of nobody, Alex Ovechkin once again entered the history books and recorded his 1,000th point on Wednesday night. Ovechkin achieved the marker against the Pittsburgh Penguins, scoring 35 seconds into the first period at the Verizon Center. The Russian forward not only became the first Washington Capital to carve out 1,000 points, […]

Making History: Alex Ovechkin Ties “Rocket” Richard

It goes without saying that Alex Ovechkin is a generational talent. He proved it again last night, scoring his 544th career goal and notching his 999th career point, thereby matching the goal-scoring total of Maurice “Rocket” Richard. The goal came in Montreal, which is perhaps fitting. Ovechkin’s Washington Capitals knocked off the Canadiens by a […]

Oilers Send Puljujarvi to AHL, Waive Gustavsson, Promote Slepyshev

The Edmonton Oilers made several interesting moves on Monday. They sent forward Jesse Puljujarvi to the AHL, put goalie Jonas Gustavsson on waivers and recalled Anton Slepyshev. 18-year-old Puljujarvi’s trip to the American Hockey League has been expected for some time now. He’s had just one goal in 28 games, which includes a 27-game scoreless […]

Brendan Gallagher Out at Least Eight Weeks

Montreal Canadiens forward Brendan Gallagher will be out at least eight weeks after having surgery to repair a broken left hand. The team made the announcement Thursday. The 24-year-old was injured when he was hit by a Shea Weber shot on Wednesday. The Habs were facing off against the Dallas Stars and took the 4-3 […]

Columbus Blue Jackets Win Streak Halts at 16

The Washington Capitals may have played spoilers on Thursday night as they defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets with a 5-0 victory, but Sergei Bobrovsky and Co. still have an awful lot to be proud of. The team’s winning streak came to an end at 16, good enough to grant them the second-longest NHL winning streak […]

Avalanche Eyeing Trades as Dismal Season Continues

The Colorado Avalanche occupy last place in the NHL and that means trade speculation is running rampant once more. The club has dropped four straight and holds 25 points, with even the lowly Arizona Coyotes two points ahead in the standings. And to think, Arizona has dropped seven in a row. Colorado has mustered just […]

The Maple Leafs Are on the Right Track – for Now

It’s a new year, which means the holidays are over and the focus shifts to the interminable darkness of winter. Also, hockey! This year, Toronto Maple Leafs fans may see a change in fortune as their team returns to the Promised Land once more and actually makes the playoffs. After battling the Detroit Red Wings […]

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