8:53 AM EST, Sun January 20, 2019
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Boston Bruins Tuukka Rask Leaves Game with Concussion

Boston Bruins Tuukka Rask Leaves Game with Concussion

The Boston Bruins have announced that goaltender Tuukka Rask won't return tonight after suffering a concussion in tonight's game vs the New York Rangers. https://twitter.com/NBCSBoston/status/1086799899516125184 Tuukka Rask Injured Rask was run into by New York Rangers forward Filip Chytil. However, Chytil was pushed into the net by Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy. He left the game after that play and was replaced by Jaroslav Halak. This season, Rask has played in 25 games with 24 starts for the Bruins. He put up a 14-8-3 record with a 2.42 goals against average and .920 save percentage to...
11 hours ago
Erik Karlsson Deemed Late Scratch by San Jose Sharks Saturday Night

Erik Karlsson Deemed Late Scratch by San Jose Sharks Saturday Night

Erik Karlsson was scratched from the San Jose Sharks Saturday night matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning. The decision was made just before puck drop sparking speculation that his lower-body injury is more severe than initially thought. Sharks Erik Karlsson Injured https://twitter.com/FriedgeHNIC/status/1086792273189191681?s=19 After participating in the first few minutes of warm-ups with the Sharks, Karlsson ultimately left the ice and headed back to the dressing room. The veteran is dealing with a lower-body injury which kept him out of action for a chunk of the third period on Tuesday...
18 hours ago
Carter Hart Proving He Can Play For Philadelphia Flyers

Carter Hart Proving He Can Play For Philadelphia Flyers

Carter Hart was not expected to play in the NHL this season. He needed time to develop in the American Hockey League. And that showed early on in his pro career. But injuries at the goaltending position forced the Philadelphia Flyers hand and Hart was called up in the middle of December. It may turn out to be the best in-house move that the Flyers make this season. Hart has provided the team with stability in net. Something they desperately needed. Carter Hart Playing Well For Philadelphia Flyers The career of Carter Hart is only 11 games old. But the numbers have been impressive for the...
20 hours ago
St. Louis Blues Place Zach Sanford On Injured Reserve

St. Louis Blues Place Zach Sanford On Injured Reserve

The St. Louis Blues had an early, optional practice Saturday morning. After that skate, the team announced that Zach Sanford has been moved to injured reserve. This is despite the fact that Sanford took part in practice, albeit showing up late. Sanford has been in concussion protocol for a few days, after being on the receiving end of a nasty hit against the New York Islanders. Casey Cizikas delivered the hit halfway through the third period. A groggy Sanford then struggled to make his way off the ice, eventually being helped by the team's trainer. The practice also had Alexander Steen and...
21 hours ago
Boston Bruins Anders Bjork Out For Rest Of Season

Boston Bruins Anders Bjork Out For Rest Of Season

Anders Bjork will miss the remainder of the season for the Boston Bruins and their AHL affiliate, the Providence Bruins. Bjork suffered his second shoulder injury, which requires surgery. He will be out for the rest of the season, missing at least five months of action. Another lost season for Anders Bjork (second shoulder surgery, out 5-6 months). Real shame. — Fluto Shinzawa (@FlutoShinzawa) 18. januára 2019 Bruins Lose Anders Bjork For The Season Anders Bjork ended last season with shoulder surgery after recording four goals and eight assists for 12 points in 30 games. This season...
22 hours ago
NHL Trade Rumours: Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens, Detroit Red Wings, Philadelphlia Flyers

NHL Trade Rumours: Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens, Detroit Red Wings, Philadelphlia Flyers

With the NHL Trade Deadline approaching, the Last Word on Hockey brings you our daily NHL Trade Rumours segment. We look at all the talk and analysis from around the league involving these rumoured deals. Today, we bring you rumours from the Montreal Canadiens, Detroit Red Wings, Ottawa Senators, and Philadelphia Flyers. NHL Trade Rumours Ottawa Senators The Rumor: According to the Score, Teams are calling about Ottawa Senators defenseman Cody Ceci. Analysis: Since trading away Erik Karlsson, the Sens have yet to find a solid replacement for their blueline. This contract could open up some...
Jan 19, 2019
The New St. Louis Blues Star: Oskar Sundqvist

The New St. Louis Blues Star: Oskar Sundqvist

The St. Louis Blues have had a miserable 2018-19 campaign, but their silver lining has been the amazing play from their prospects. Of all of those performances, the play of recently acquired Oskar Sundqvist has been the most surprising. Sundqvist came into St. Louis with a huge question mark over his head. After a terrible premier season with the Blues, 24-year-old Sundqvist is finally breaking into the NHL and becoming the standout player the Pittsburgh Penguins had always dreamed he'd be. Sundqivst's strong play is finally being recognized in St. Louis. He's averaged top minutes with the...
Jan 18, 2019
Nashville Predators Forward Ryan Johansen Suspended Two Games

Nashville Predators Forward Ryan Johansen Suspended Two Games

The NHL Department of Player Safety has announced that Nashville Predators forward Ryan Johansen was suspended for two games. This is his first career suspension. https://twitter.com/NHLPlayerSafety/status/1086373219907616769 Ryan Johansen Suspended Ryan Johansen loses $86,021.50 in salary due to being suspended two games. The suspension stems from an incident Thursday night with Winnipeg Jets forward Mark Scheifele late in the first period. Both players got entangled in the corner and Johansen tried to pivot to create more space. Johansen's stick came down and struck Scheifele on the side of...
Jan 18, 2019
NHL Trade Rumours: Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, Los Angeles Kings and Philadelphia Flyers

NHL Trade Rumours: Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, Los Angeles Kings and Philadelphia Flyers

With the NHL Trade Deadline approaching, Last Word on Hockey brings you our daily NHL Trade Rumours segment. Looking at all the talk and analysis from around the league. Today, we bring you rumours from the Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, LA Kings, and Philadelphia Flyers. NHL Trade Rumours Toronto Maple Leafs Rumour: Chris Johnston of Sportsnet went on 590 Radio and hinted that it is possible we see a Nikita Zaitsev trade. No destinations or anything close to official. However, the rumour of his name is out there. Chris Johnston on Sportsnet 590 earlier today: I think it's more...
Jan 18, 2019
Montreal Canadiens Trade Deadline Planner

Montreal Canadiens Trade Deadline Planner

The 2019 NHL Trade Deadline is fast approaching. When the season began, most thought that the Montreal Canadiens would be well out of the playoff race at this point in the year, and would join the list of sellers. With a surprising season, the Canadiens currently sit in a wildcard spot.  They are also within spitting distance of second place in the Atlantic Division. With that in mind, the Montreal Canadiens trade deadline plans need a closer look. Planning for the Future: The 2019 Montreal Canadiens Trade Deadline On January 7th, general manager Marc Bergevin told the media that the...
Jan 17, 2019
Florida Panthers MacKenzie Weegar on IR, Will Miss two Games

Florida Panthers MacKenzie Weegar on IR, Will Miss two Games

MacKenzie Weegar will be absent from the Florida Panthers next two games after being listed on injured reserve Thursday. Weegar was placed in concussion protocol Tuesday during Floridas 5-1 loss to the Montreal Canadiens. NHL → IR MacKenzie Weegar (D) | Florida Panthers#FlaPanthershttps://t.co/iorbOD4qX8 — CapFriendly Transactions (@CF_Transactions) January 17, 2019 Panthers Weegar Injured Weegar's injury occurred in the second period of Tuesday's contest against the Canadiens. Habs forward Paul Byron launched himself at Weegar, crushing him against the boards as Weegar was chasing the...
Jan 17, 2019
Minnesota Wild Trade Nino Niederreiter to Carolina Hurricanes for Victor Rask

Minnesota Wild Trade Nino Niederreiter to Carolina Hurricanes for Victor Rask

The Minnesota Wild and Carolina Hurricanes made a trade today. The teams swapped forwards Nino Niederreiter and Victor Rask. This trade comes as a surprise to many. The Wild and Canes are both in the playoff hunt, however, the Canes find themselves just outside. The Wild currently hold the final wildcard spot in the West. The #Canes have acquired Nino Niederreiter from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for Victor Rask More Info » https://t.co/9Xpjpo18xj pic.twitter.com/fkx8mXmhTq — Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) January 17, 2019 Nino Niederreiter Heading To Carolina Nino Niederreiter was...
Jan 17, 2019
Ottawa Senators and Mark Stone Have Tough Choices To Make

Ottawa Senators and Mark Stone Have Tough Choices To Make

The 2019 NHL Trade Deadline is fast approaching. One of the teams that will be sellers is the Ottawa Senators. The Sens have been more competitive than some may have expected, however, still find themselves in the basement of the NHL. Their three forwards with the highest point totals this year are all UFA's at the end of the season. Ottawa has tough decisions to make with all three, however, no tougher than Mark Stone. Mark Stone, Key Piece Or Trade Bait? The Situation Talk to any Sens fan and they will tell you who the heart of the team is. It is Mark Stone. Stone has become a fan favourite...
Jan 17, 2019
NHL, NHLPA Announce No World Cup of Hockey 2020

NHL, NHLPA Announce No World Cup of Hockey 2020

The NHL and NHL Players Association have announced that there will be no World Cup of Hockey in 2020. Both sides made the announcement on Wednesday after a meeting. https://twitter.com/PR_NHL/status/1085680622977380353 No World Cup of Hockey 2020 The league and the players association have run the international event three times in the past. World Cups were held in the 1996, 2004 and 2016. The two sides were optimistic in hosting a World Cup of Hockey but couldn’t realistically come up with a date for a 2020 version. The NHL and NHLPA both released separate statements online with the hope...
Jan 17, 2019
Examining The “Booing” of Toronto Maple Leafs Jake Gardiner

Examining The “Booing” of Toronto Maple Leafs Jake Gardiner

For better or worst, Jake Gardiner is one of the Toronto Maple Leafs top defensemen any which way you might look to cut it. Yes, Mr. Gardiner has an issue with coughing up the puck, just look back to Monday night or last year's game seven against the rivalled Boston Bruins. That being said, Gardiner is a consistent offensive threat that Mike Babcock and co. can count on to generate offence from the point and carry the puck into the offensive zone effectively. Turnovers are a part of the game, and in a general sense, so are frustrated fans. That leads us to the topic of this article:...