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Maple Leafs’ Nick Robertson leaves game vs. Kings with shoulder injury

The bruised and battered Toronto Maple Leafs have lost another contributor to injury, as Nick Robertson left Thursday’s game against the Los Angeles Kings with a shoulder injury and won’t return, the team announced.


Jets forward Mäenalanen leaves game vs. Blues with upper-body injury

Winnipeg Jets forward Saku Mäenalanen has left Thursday’s game against the St. Louis Blues with a right shoulder injury and will not return, the team announced.

Puck Prose

What MacKinnon Injury Means to the Colorado Avalanche Going Forward

The Colorado Avalanche were dealt a huge blow on Tuesday as center Nathan MacKinnon left the game against the Philadelphia Flyers with an upper-body injury. MacKinnon will be out for four weeks. MacKinnon left the first period of Colorado’s 5-3 loss against the Philadelphia Flyers in pain after taking a wrist shot. That shot was […] What MacKinnon Injury Means to the Colorado Avalanche Going Forward - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL


Fantasy Hockey Mailbag: Is it time to trade Victor Hedman?

If the Colorado Avalanche suffer another injury, team president Joe Sakic just might have to put his skates on once again.

The Hockey Writers

4 Takeaways From Blues 5-2 Loss to the Jets – 12/8/22

The St. Louis Blues and Winnipeg Jets met for the second time this season in a Thursday night matchup. Due to injury, the Blues were without forward Pavel Buchnevich and…


Why Gaudreau’s ‘monumental reunion’ with Flames is bound to entertain

Luke Gazdic joins Evanka Osmak on Sportsnet Central to discuss Buffalo Sabres forward Tage Thompson’s hot streak, Columbus Blue Jackets forward Johnny Gaudreau’s reunion with the Calgary Flames, and the Colorado Avalanches’ injury woes.


Pens Points: Ramping up activity

Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports Kris Letang, now labeled as “day-to-day,” is making substantial progress in his stroke recovery. Here are your Pens Points for this Friday morning... In a development that we mere mortals cannot fathom, defenseman Kris Letang was out practicing in a regular-colored jersey and is now labeled as “day-to-day,” not even two full weeks after suffering a second stroke. [PensBurgh] Also on the injury front, Ryan Poehling remains “day-to-day,” while the Penguins hope their recent string of power play performances carries over into this...

Last Word on Hockey

Toronto Maple Leafs Winger Sidelined for ‘Significant Time’

Toronto Maple Leafs’ winger Nick Robertson was injured in Thursday’s game. He left with a shoulder injury and will miss significant time. Robertson got tangled up with Kings defenceman Matt Roy and fell awkwardly into the boards. The 21-year-old forward needed the help of trainers to get off the ice. Sheldon Keefe says Nick Robertson […] The post Toronto Maple Leafs Winger Sidelined for ‘Significant Time’ appeared first on Last Word On Hockey.

Editor In Leaf

Toronto Maple Leafs: Nick Robertson Injured…Again

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nick Robertson suffered a shoulder injury that will keep him out significant time on Thursday night. The Toronto Maple Leafs drafted Nick Robertson in the 2nd round of the 2019 NHL Draft, and while he looked like a steal when he dressed for a playoff game right after being drafted, he’s […] Toronto Maple Leafs: Nick Robertson Injured…Again - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

The Hockey Writers

3 Standout Maple Leafs So Far in 2022-23

The Toronto Maple Leafs have faced plenty of challenges so far this season. Their defense has been decimated by injuries, and three of their best defensemen have been out for…


Maple Leafs have shown they can compete at high levels no matter who’s in or out

Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe discusses what he’s learned about his team’s growth and resiliency, by how they’ve dealt with having so many injuries on their blueline, and that they can compete at a high level no matter who’s out.


Giordano praises Liljegren and Sandin for stepping up when Leafs needed them most

Maple Leafs veteran defenceman Mark Giordano discusses how big it is to get T.J. Brodie back, how important it was for both Timothy Liljegren and Rasmus Sandin to step up big time with all the injuries, and why he will never complain about playing more minutes.

Mile High Hockey

MHH Roundtable: Quarter point check-up

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports Examining the 2022-23 Colorado Avalanche thus far. The 2022-23 Colorado Avalanche were chugging along and stringing some wins together despite a lengthy injury list in hopes for a strong surge this spring and into the playoffs but have hit a bit of a wall with Nathan MacKinnon now headlining that group. Here are our thoughts on the season thus far. Other than the injury list what has been the biggest surprise thus far this season? Evan: Alexandar Georgiev has been my biggest surprise of the year. When the news broke he’d be...


Key Players Still Injured As Avalanche Faces Bruins Again

The Boston Bruins travel to Ball Arena to face the Colorado Avalanche for the second time in four days. A number of key players for the Avalanche are still dealing with injuries. The Black-and-Gold beat the Avs 5-1 in a thrilling victory at home on Saturday and look to repeat the same on Wednesday night. […] The post Key Players Still Injured As Avalanche Faces Bruins Again appeared first on NESN.com.


Bruins Notes: Third Line Dominance Becoming Trend For Surging Bruins

Boston Bruins and Colorado Avalanche fans may have had a case of déjà vu on Wednesday, with the two squads playing an identical game to that of Saturday. Much like their last matchup, the Avalanche limped into the game with injuries to captain Gabriel Landeskog, leading goal-scorer Nathan MacKinnon and playoff hero Artturi Lehkonen. In a […] The post Bruins Notes: Third Line Dominance Becoming Trend For Surging Bruins appeared first on NESN.com.

Puck Prose

The Washington Capitals goal for Alex Ovechkin to Break the Goal Scoring Record

The Washington Capitals are struggling to produce offensively, even Alex Ovechkin is having a hard time scoring goals. The Capitals’ current style has just been overcomplicated. To have success, this team needs to simplify and just try to get pucks on the net. Given that the team is plagued by injuries in its core players, there […] The Washington Capitals goal for Alex Ovechkin to Break the Goal Scoring Record - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL


32 Thoughts: Canucks’ Boeser, Horvat trending towards being trade candidates

In his latest thoughts, Elliotte Friedman writes on the Canucks’ plans, Colorado’s injury woes, Tara Chisholm, head coach of Canada’s women’s national ice sledge hockey team, and more.

Broad Street Hockey

Healthier Flyers still struggling to take care of business

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ So it goes. The Flyers’ steady press towards healthier status marches on, but things are still not going as smoothly for them as they would likely hope. The Flyers came into last night’s matchup against the Capitals coasting pretty well—they had just managed to beat the reigning Stanley Cup champs on Monday (and even if the Avalanche are also ravaged by injury, that was also a solid win), and they were getting James van Riemsdyk back in the lineup, which gave them the potential for a further boost in their offense. There was some potential...

Winging It In Motown

Quick Hits: The Injury and Illness Edition

Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via In Red Wings Land Red Wings’ Elmer Soderblom: Could be back soon - CBS Soderblom has been out since Nov. 8, which could make him a candidate for a conditioning loan in the AHL once he is cleared to return. He has two goals, 20 shots on net, eight blocks and 10 hits in 13 games this season. He’s definitely headed to Grand Rapids. There’s not a reason not to send him there. Kid will be back next year and ready. Around the League Golden Knights Announce Alex Pietrangelo Will Be Away From Team Indefinitely - Knights on Ice Alex...

Pension Plan Puppets

GDT: Leafs vs Kings

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports TJ Brodie returns from injury, and the Leafs will look to keep up their strong recent play as they face the Kings Los Angeles Kings @ Toronto Maple Leafs 07:00 PM at Scotiabank Arena Watch on: TVAS, TSN4, BSW Opponent’s Site: Jewels From The Crown Just over a year ago, former Leafs prospect and current LA King defenceman Sean Durzi played his first NHL game against the Leafs, and managed a goal and an assist in the game. Since he’s already gotten the “former Leafs’ player/prospect” and “first NHL goal/point” boosts that...

Second City Hockey

Blackhawks Bits: Toews returns; injury updates on Lafferty, Tinordi, T. Johnson

Photo by Bill Smith/Bill Smith A few news and notes from this week. A couple news items from Thursday’s Chicago Blackhawks practice and earlier this week. Jonathan Toews was back at practice Thursday after missing Tuesday’s game against the New Jersey Devils with a non-COVID illness. He is expected to play Friday night against the Winnipeg Jets. Jonathan Toews is on the ice for practice. He missed the last game with an illness. #Blackhawks— Charlie Roumeliotis (@CRoumeliotis) December 8, 2022 Top-prospect Lukas Reichel had been recalled for the Devils game...

Last Word on Hockey

MnM Hockey Podcast: Vancouver Canucks Trade Rumours, Blue Jackets Injuries, and More

Last Word on Hockey presents The MnM Hockey Podcast. The latest addition to the stable of LWOH Hockey Podcast Content. Every week, Alex Metzger and Chace McCallum will share their thoughts on the news of the week, have a variety of guests from the world of hockey as well as spending some time on original […] The post MnM Hockey Podcast: Vancouver Canucks Trade Rumours, Blue Jackets Injuries, and More appeared first on Last Word On Hockey.

Editor In Leaf

Toronto Maple Leafs: We Still Need to Be Patient With Matt Murray

Matt Murray is having an amazing start to his Toronto Maple Leafs career, but we still need to be patient with him. If you’re the Toronto Maple Leafs, you have nothing to complain about so far. Despite battling adversity through injuries, the team is arguably the hottest team in hockey. However, we’ve seen this before. […] Toronto Maple Leafs: We Still Need to Be Patient With Matt Murray - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

The Hockey Writers

Flyers’ Struggles Can’t be Blamed on Carter Hart

November definitely was not a month of triumph and success for our beloved Philadelphia Flyers; A 10-game losing streak and a lengthy list of top-line players out with injury certainly…


Lightning’s Stamkos on notching 1,000 points: ‘A really cool benchmark’

The first overall pick in the 2008 draft has come a long way in his NHL career — from injury-prone ‘what-if?’ to two-time Stanley Cup champion and sure-fire Hall of Famer. Now, Steven Stamkos also is part of the 1,000-point club.

Broad Street Hockey

Preview: Flyers face Capitals in a Metro division rivalry

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports Looking to end home stand with a winning record. The Flyers are coming into this matchup off of a 5-3 victory over the Colorado Avalanche. Travis Konecny scored in his third straight game since coming back from injury, and leads the team with 10 goals. Travis Sanheim, Kevin Hayes, and Scott Laughton all recorded two points. The Washington Capitals come into this matchup after defeating the Edmonton Oilers 3-2. The Caps outshot the Oilers 50-30, including 41 shots in the first two periods. The Caps are wrapping up a six-game road trip...

NISSAN Morning Drive: Don Sweeney And Bruce Cassidy On Pastrnak Injury

NESN.com's Courtney Cox recaps Bruins GM Don Sweeney and Head Coach Bruce Cassidy adjusting to David Pastrnak's thumb injury that will leave him out for at least two weeks in the Nissan Morning Drive. For More: http://nesn.com/?p=917652

Ford F-150 Final Five Facts: Bruins Drop To Rangers At Home

NESN.com's Michaela Vernava breaks down the Bruins 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday Night where Tuukka Rask left the game early with a concussion.  Here are the Ford F-150 Final Five Facts from the game: http://nesn.com/?p=910526.

Rick Nash announces retirement from Hockey

NHL winger Rick Nash who played from the Blue Jackets, Rangers and Bruins announced Friday morning that he will be retiring due to unresolved issues with a concussion. NESN.com's Michaela Vernava has more.