8:59 AM EST, Sat November 17, 2018
11 hours ago
Arizona Coyotes Josh Archibald Suspended for Illegal hit

Arizona Coyotes Josh Archibald Suspended for Illegal hit

Arizona Coyotes forward Josh Archibald has been suspended for an illegal check to Nashville Predators Ryan Hartman. The hit occurred during the second period of Thursday's game. Coyotes Josh Archibald suspended The NHL Department of Player Safety announced that Archibald has been suspended for two games. The suspension will also cost him a total of $7,258, based on the terms of the collective bargaining agreement. The money goes to the Players Emergency Assistance Fund. https://twitter.com/NHLPlayerSafety/status/1063575623917060098?s=19 The incident occurred during the second period of the...
16 hours ago
Edmonton Oilers Trade Ryan Strome to New York Rangers

Edmonton Oilers Trade Ryan Strome to New York Rangers

The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to trade forward Ryan Strome to the New York Rangers in exchange for Ryan Spooner. New York will also retain $900,000 of Spooner's salary to balance the salary cap numbers. https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1063536392851079169 Oilers Trade Ryan Strome to the Rangers The Oilers completed a trade Friday with the Rangers. Edmonton acquires forward Ryan Spooner in exchange for  Ryan Strome. Key Players The Rangers get a player that has good offensive skills and speed. Strome has great puckhandling skills and can play any forward spot. This season, he scored one...
17 hours ago
Philadelphia Flyers Goaltender Brian Elliott Out Two Weeks

Philadelphia Flyers Goaltender Brian Elliott Out Two Weeks

It was announced today that Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Brian Elliott will be out at least two weeks. It has been described as a lower-body injury. He suffered it Wednesday night against the New Jersey Devils. He failed to finish the game and also had to be helped off the ice after going cross-crease to try and make a save. INJURY UPDATE: #Flyers goaltender Brian Elliott will be out approximately two weeks with a lower-body injury. https://t.co/aNlpny5KDY — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) November 16, 2018 Brian Elliott Out Two Weeks This will be a big loss for the Flyers as Brian...
20 hours ago
Nashville Predators Special Teams Not Playing Special

Nashville Predators Special Teams Not Playing Special

The Nashville Predators special teams may be the only thing holding back from a perfect start. Nashville does have the most points in the league with 27 going into Thursday’s games. However, there are cracks in the armour. The Predators penalty kill sits at 22nd in the league with a 78 percent efficiency rating. However, Nashville’s power-play is struggling even more. The Predators are only working at an 11.6 percent success rate. Nashville Predators Special Teams Paltry Predators Power Play Nashville’s power play has been a glaring weakness this season. The cracks were showing as early...
23 hours ago
2019 NHL Draft November Rankings 6-10

2019 NHL Draft November Rankings 6-10

Welcome back to Top Shelf Prospects, the column that brings you the next crop of professional hockey players. Be sure to bookmark the site, follow me on Twitter, and spread the word for the site that will bring you analytical and critical draft profiles and scouting reports! Last Word On Sports is your new headquarters for everything “NHL Prospects”! For a Complete Listing of all our 2018-19 Articles Click here. We will be sure to bring you our comprehensive coverage of the 2019 NHL Draft.  2019 NHL Draft - November Rankings and Reports With the CHL season nearly two months old, a...
Nov 15, 2018
Edmonton Oilers Tobias Rieder To Miss Up To Four-Weeks With Upper-Body Injury

Edmonton Oilers Tobias Rieder To Miss Up To Four-Weeks With Upper-Body Injury

The Edmonton Oilers announced today that forward Tobias Rieder's upper-body-injury could see him is sidelined for up to a month. Coach McLellan says @TobiRieder8 will miss about a month with his upper-body injury. — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) November 15, 2018 Tobias Rieder Injured Although the details of this injury have not been disclosed. It is speculated to have occurred in the second period of their game against the Montreal Canadians on Tuesday night. Rieder left the game and did not return. The Oilers won the game 6-2. So far this season, the 26-year-old has failed to score...
Nov 15, 2018
Washington Capitals T.J. Oshie Suffers Upper-Body Injury

Washington Capitals T.J. Oshie Suffers Upper-Body Injury

Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie left Wednesday's game against the Winnipeg Jets after being slammed to the ice and landing hard on the back of his head. The team has not released an update on his injury or a timeline for his return. T.J. Oshie Injured The Capitals forward left the ice in the last minute of the game after being violently slammed down by Jets defenceman Josh Morrissey. Washington pulled netminder Pheonix Copley, giving them the extra man on the ice. Oshie possessed the puck in the Jets zone. He was smashed into the boards by Morrissey as he went to the corner....
Nov 15, 2018
St. Louis Blues Place Brayden Schenn On Injured Reserve

St. Louis Blues Place Brayden Schenn On Injured Reserve

After missing the team's last four games, the St. Louis Blues have placed Brayden Schenn on injured reserve. The move was made retroactive to November 3rd, meaning Schenn is available to return at any time. Head coach Mike Yeo remained hopeful that he will be able to play on the team's current road trip. Sammy Blais has been recalled from San Antonio, while Brayden Schenn has been placed on IR retroactive to Nov. 3. https://t.co/AjmPyD4qyM — St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) November 15, 2018 Brayden Schenn Placed On Injured Reserve Schenn first suffered what was called "soreness" during the...
Nov 15, 2018
Nashville Predators Place P.K Subban On Injured Reserve

Nashville Predators Place P.K Subban On Injured Reserve

The Nashville Predators have been dealing will injuries to some of their biggest stars. Defenceman P.K. Subban and forward Viktor Arvidsson will both be sidelined for the time being. The injury to Subban is unknown, however, Arvidsson was placed on injured reserve previously and will be out long-term with a broken thumb. Viktor Arvidsson will miss the next 6-8 weeks with a broken thumb. #Preds — Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) November 15, 2018 The #Preds have placed defenseman P.K. Subban on Injured Reserve and activated defenseman Dan Hamhuis from the IR. — Nashville Predators...
Nov 15, 2018
Both Braden Holtby, Michal Kempny Day-to-Day for Washington Capitals

Both Braden Holtby, Michal Kempny Day-to-Day for Washington Capitals

The Washington Capitals have announced that goalie Braden Holtby and defenceman Michal Kempny are both day-to-day with specific ailments. Holtby is out with an upper-body injury and Kempny is sidelined with an illness. https://twitter.com/ikhurshudyan/status/1063149373251452928 Braden Holtby, Michal Kempny Out Holtby was a late scratch from Wednesday's game against the Winnipeg Jets. Pheonix Copley made his second start in as many nights in the 3-1 loss. The Lloydminster, Saskatechewan native is 5-5-2 with a 3.24 goals-against-average. Holtby also has a .900 save percentage and one shutout so...
Nov 15, 2018
Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby Out At Least A Week

Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby Out At Least A Week

The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced that veteran centre Sidney Crosby is sidelined for at least a week with an upper-body injury. Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan informed the media on Thursday. Sullivan specified that the injury was not a concussion. https://twitter.com/NHLdotcom/status/1063116445029154816 Sidney Crosby Injured Crosby was injured in Pittsburgh's 4-2 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday night. He logged 21 minutes, 32 seconds of ice time and registered two assists. The Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia native finished the game. Crosby has scored eight goals and 11 assists for...
Nov 15, 2018
New York Islanders Place Three Players On Injured Reserve

New York Islanders Place Three Players On Injured Reserve

The New York Islanders have announced that wingers Matt Martin (Upper-Body) and  Andrew Ladd(Lower-Body) have been placed on IR along with center Casey Cizikas (Lower-Body). https://twitter.com/NYIslanders/status/1063089830710644736 Casey Cizikas Injured Cizikas and Ladd were both injured in Tuesday's game vs the Vancouver Canucks. So far this season, Cizikas scored five goals and four assists for 9 points to go along with 10 minutes in penalties. His possession numbers were 47.2 % Corsi and a relative Corsi of 3.5 %. Cizikas has spent his 8-year career playing for the New York...
Nov 15, 2018
The Columbus Blue Jackets Power-Play

The Columbus Blue Jackets Power-Play

Once again the Columbus Blue Jackets power-play has struggled to begin the season. The issues on the power-play have carried on ever since the Blue Jackets 16 game win streak ended on January 5th, 2017. That’s correct the issue has lasted over a season and a half now. With the power-play being down for that long it begs the question: What needs to happen? What Needs to Happen Recent Success Columbus has scored power-play goals in each of their last four games and a total of five power-play goals in that span. This stretch is refreshing and a sign that the power-play might be turning around....
Nov 15, 2018
2018 Vegas Golden Knights Show Promise Despite Early Record

2018 Vegas Golden Knights Show Promise Despite Early Record

The Vegas Golden Knights were the Cinderella story of the NHL last season. An expansion team that made its way not just to the Stanley Cup Playoffs but all the way to the Cup Final in year one. There was plenty of off-season discussion about their ability to sustain that level of play. This season, they have started at a 7-10-1 record, putting them second last in the Western Conference. However, what is ironic is that despite the standings, the 2018 Vegas Golden Knights underlying numbers show that they are still a strong team. 2018 Golden Knights Slow Start Should Change The Numbers The 2018...
Nov 15, 2018
Tampa Bay Lightning Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy Injured

Tampa Bay Lightning Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy Injured

The Tampa Bay Lightning got some terrible news on Thursday as starting netminder Andrei Vasilevskiy will be out indefinitely with a fractured foot. The news was first reported by TSN's Darren Dreger. Tough break for the Lightning. No pun intended. Sounds like Andrei Vasilevsky fractured his left foot and will be out for awhile. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) November 15, 2018 Lightning Goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy Out with Fractured Foot The 24-year-old Vasilevskiy was off to a solid start this season. He holds a record of 9-3-1 with a .927 save percentage and a 2.27 goals-against-average....