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Second City Hockey

Blackhawks’ Andrew Shaw plans to return for 2020-21 season after latest concussion

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports The forward will sit out the 2020 postseason in hopes to return fully healthy. Andrew Shaw plans to return for the 2020-21 season after missing the past five months with his latest concussion. The Blackhawks forward announced Monday night on Instagram that he feels “healthy and am close to fully being healed from not just my last concussion but from others I have had over the years.” Shaw had 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in 26 games before he missed the rest of the season with a concussion he sustained against the Avalanche on Nov. 30 in...

Last Word on Hockey

Andrew Shaw Will Not Return for the Postseason

Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw announced on Instagram Monday night that he will not return for the postseason because of ongoing concussion issues. Full statement from #Blackhawks Andrew Shaw: pic.twitter.com/Bsrwtwajg5 — Jackie Spiegel (@jackiespiegel93) July 14, 2020 Andrew Shaw Remains Injured Shaw hasn't played since November 30th, 2019 because of a concussion. It became obvious throughout the season that he wasn't going to make a quick recovery. In late February, the Blackhawks shut down Shaw for the rest of the season. Unfortunately, Shaw has had lots of experience with...


Blackhawks’ Andrew Shaw will forgo playoffs, citing concussion recovery

Chicago Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw announced on Instagram on Monday night that he will forgo the NHL restart in order to continue his recovery from concussions. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Last Word on Hockey

Vladimir Tarasenko Returns to the St. Louis Blues Lineup

The St. Louis Blues announced that forward Vladimir Tarasenko will return to the lineup. Tarasenko hasn't played in a game since October 24 against the Los Angeles Kings. He left the game in the first period after a shoulder injury that required surgery. https://twitter.com/Sportsnet/status/1282748177809113088 The Blues said the injury happened when Tarasenko got tangled up with the Kings' Sean Walker. "By looking at the replay, Tarasenko extended his arm and it looked like Walker's shoulder got right under his armpit and thrusted up, dislocating his shoulder," Blues General Manager Doug...

Chicago Tribune

Column: The Chicago Blackhawks are back, but goalie Corey Crawford’s uncertain status makes the chances of advancing in the playoffs seem remote

Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton, using the NHL’s preferred injury designation, called goaltender Corey Crawford “unfit to play.” The awkward catch-all phrase is assigned to any unavailable player, whether his absence is due to a hangnail or COVID-19.

Pension Plan Puppets

NHL Hub Playoff Format FAQ

Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Who plays whom, when and where Everything about the coming playoffs has been doled out in dribs and drabs over the last weeks, as rumours and leaked ideas, and finally the games are really about to start in a few week’s time. What actually is the format, anyway? Here’s all the answers we have so far for gameplay that is set to begin on August 1 after an arrival at each hub by July 26. This important change from normal practice begins Monday, July 13: Update on injury reporting for 2020 Return to Play. pic.twitter.com/d1lmNMMTbH— NHL Public...

Hockey Wilderness

Wilderness Walk: All is right in the world again

Your daily dose of Wild news, along with other interesting stories from around the NHL. Let’s go over some news and notes: Hockey is officially back! Mark August 2 on your calendar, because that’s when the Wild begin their series against the Canucks. [Hockey Wilderness] - The Wild released their training camp schedule and announced with it that Greg Pateryn is out indefinitely with an upper-body injury. [Hockey Wilderness] - Breezer is off to do bigger and better things. So what does that mean for the Wild? A new team pup! [Hockey Wilderness] - Did you have Alex Stalock taking the...

Canes Country

Hamilton on Return-to-Play, injury rehab, the blueline, more

Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Dougie Hamilton spoke to media on Zoom following the first day of Phase 3 training camp. The NHL has taken another huge step towards its official return with the commencement of Phase 3 of its Return-to-Play plan, meaning that training camps around the league have started to get players back into game form. The Hurricanes are one of those teams returning and today’s skate featured most of the regular season’s cast. One of those players was defenseman Dougie Hamilton who was on a Norris caliber pace with 14 goals and 40 points through 47 games before...

Last Word on Hockey

Arizona Coyotes Michael Grabner Role in Play-in Series

When the Arizona Coyotes signed Michael Grabner as a free agent in July of 2018, he was added to provide some offensive and special teams production. Over the past two seasons, he has only been able to produce 17 goals and 10 assists for 27 points in 87 games. The reason he has only appeared in 87 games was due to a gruesome eye injury he sustained in a game against the St. Louis Blues on December 1, 2018. Blues forward Sammy Blais accidentally hit Grabner in the face on a follow through with his stick. Michael Grabner's role in Play-in Series It must be noted that of the 17 goals Grabner...

Eyes On The Prize

Links: All injuries to be kept secret during post-season play

Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via In today’s links, efforts to keep coronavirus cases anonymous mean less transparency on injuries, Karl Alzner and several other players opt out, and why the CBA extension came about so easily. Montreal Canadiens news and notes If you missed the news last night, Karl Alzner has opted out of the qualification round. [EOTP] No team will be permitted to reveal injury information during the playoffs as part of the effort to keep identities of positive coronavirus cases private: Update on injury reporting for 2020 Return to Play....

Detroit Sports Nation

Flashback: Red Wings’ Daniel Alfredsson picks up own teeth off the ice (VIDEO)

Hockey players are definitely known for their toughness and willingness to play through injury. Of course, a rather common injury in hockey is the loss of one’s teeth. Former Detroit Red Wings forward Daniel Alfredsson found that out firsthand during a 2013 matchup against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center after taking a high […]

Second City Hockey

Morning Bag Skate: 7-12-20

Photo by Scott Audette /NHLI via A daily look at hockey news around the world. A daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news. BLACKHAWKS Blackhawks’ 2019 offseason additions ranked from best to worst (SCH) Ten questions before Blackhawks start camp (The Athletic) 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers schedule: Blackhawks vs. Oilers (SCH) Keith joins Blackhawks for workouts leading up to training camp (SCH) CENTRAL DIVISION Wild announce training camp roster, Pateryn out indefinitely with upper-body injury (Hockey Wilderness) Coach of the future? Evason ready for Wild’s return — and...

Puck Prose

Tampa Bay Lightning: Steven Stamkos won’t be ready for training camp

The Tampa Bay Lightning won’t have Steven Stamkos at 100% by the start of training camp. As we rejoice that the National Hockey League will be returning on August 1st, it seems that the injury bug, which is to be expected after a long break, has begun. And it has bitten Tampa Bay Lightning captain […] Tampa Bay Lightning: Steven Stamkos won’t be ready for training camp - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL

Last Word on Hockey

Tampa Bay Lightning Steven Stamkos Sustains Lower-Body Injury

Even though training camps haven't quite gotten underway just yet, injury news, unfortunately, has struck again for the Tampa Bay Lightning. Captain Steven Stamkos has sustained a lower-body injury and his participation in training camp will be limited, the team announced this morning. #tblightning GM Julien BriseBois said Steven Stamkos suffered a new lower-body injury and won't be at full participant at the start of training camp. He's getting treatment and doing land work right now — Joe Smith (@JoeSmithTB) July 11, 2020 Steven Stamkos Out With Lower-Body Injury Stamkos' unknown...

Hockey Wilderness

Wild announce training camp roster, injury to Greg Pateryn

Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Pateryn will be out indefinitely with an upper-body injury. The Minnesota Wild have yet to report to training camp, but there’s already an injury to mull over. Wild defenseman Greg Pateryn will be out indefinitely with what is being listed as an upper-body injury, the team announced Saturday afternoon. #mnwild defenseman Greg Pateryn is out indefinitely with an upper-body injury.— Minnesota Wild PR (@mnwildPR) July 11, 2020 Pateryn, 30, only appeared in 20 games for the Wild during the regular season. He underwent bilateral core muscle repair...


NHL to handle all injury, illness updates during Phase 3 and 4

The NHL and NHL Player’s Association have mutually agreed that clubs will no longer be permitted to disclose player injury and/or illness information during Phase 3 and Phase 4 of the NHL’s return to play. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Last Word on Hockey

Minnesota Wild Greg Pateryn Out Indefinitey

The Minnesota Wild announced that defenceman Greg Pateryn is sidelined indefinitely with an upper-body injury. Pateryn's injury was announced on the team's Twitter on Saturday. https://twitter.com/mnwildPR/status/1281982189677223943 Greg Pateryn Injured It's not clear when the 30-year-old blueliner suffered the injury. He last appeared with the team in their March 8 win over the Anaheim Ducks. So far this season, Pateryn has three assists for three points in 20 games. He also has six penalty minutes. His possession numbers were 43.8 percent Corsi and a relative Corsi of -8.0. The Sterling...


Lightning’s Stamkos to be limited in camp due to new lower-body injury

Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos will be a limited participant in training camp but is expected to play in the playoffs after suffering a lower-body injury during Phase 2 skates. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.


Wild defenceman Greg Pateryn out indefinitely with upper-body injury

Minnesota Wild defenceman Greg Pateryn is out indefinitely with an upper-body injury, the team announced on Saturday. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Eyes On The Prize

What are the Habs’ options for potentially replacing Domi in qualifiers?

Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via If the Habs’ feisty centre can’t play, who can take his spot in the lineup? As more and more of the Montreal Canadiens pile back into Montreal for the NHL’s return to play, there are a few pleasant surprises with Jesperi Kotkaniemi and Alex Belzile being healthy enough to resume practice after what were season-ending injuries. However, as of right now, one big name is currently missing from the optional practices. Max Domi. This isn’t through any fault of his own, as being a Type-1 Diabetic, Domi is at a much higher risk of serious...

Canes Country

Waddell on safety, return to play, training camp, injuries, John Forslund, more

Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell spoke to the media Saturday about the NHL’s return to play, the Canes’ training camp roster and several internal housekeeping matters. As Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell said to open a Zoom call with media Saturday afternoon, there’s been a lot going on in the hockey world in the last 24 hours. Between the ratification of the new CBA and return to play protocols and unveiling of the league’s upcoming schedule, there was much to discuss for the Hurricanes and around the league. Here are the highlights...

CBC News

Lightning's Steven Stamkos injured again during voluntary workouts

Captain Steven Stamkos will be limited at the start of Tampa Bay Lightning training camp because of a new lower-body injury.

Silver Seven

Five Thoughts for a Friday

Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via When it’s fourty degrees in Smarch in Ottawa On goaltending Although I haven’t managed to trace the origin of the rumour, somewhere along the line Robin Lehner’s name came up as a possible option in the net for the Ottawa Senators when we next see regular season hockey, should Anders Nilsson continue to suffer from post-concussion symptoms. Beyond the need for Ottawa to hit the salary cap floor (Lehner should get over $5M annually and Ottawa needs some $20M), I don’t see the fit. First and foremost, I don’t see Lehner returning...

Blackhawk Up

Brent Seabrook is back on the ice for the Blackhawks

After months on the shelf, Brent Seabrook has returned to practice for the Chicago Blackhawks today. First off, I’m truly excited to see the Chicago Blackhawks welcome Brent Seabrook back after not seeing him play for a long time. With the injuries Seabrook has, I’m surprised to see him back on the ice already! I […] Brent Seabrook is back on the ice for the Blackhawks - Blackhawk Up - Blackhawk Up - A Chicago Blackhawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More


Penguins team is deep and ‘hungry’ for playoff action vs. Canadiens

Phil Borque joins Hockey Central to describe the look of the Pittsburgh Penguins in training camp, stating that the team looks hungry for meaningful games as players have healed from injury and look to capitalize on a stacked roster. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Second City Hockey

Brent Seabrook practices with Blackhawks for first time since 3 surgeries

Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via The defenseman, who turned 35 in April, had right shoulder surgery in December and separate hip procedures in January and February. Brent Seabrook skated with Blackhawks teammates Thursday at their practice facility, Fifth Third Arena, for the first time since the beginning of Phase 2 of the NHL Return to Play Plan. The defenseman, who turned 35 on April 20, had right shoulder surgery Dec. 27 and separate hip procedures in January and February. He scored four points (three goals, one assist) in 32 games this past regular season. He last played in...

Stanley Cup of Chowder

Morning Skate: A reminder

Photo by Sayed Najafizada/NurPhoto via A reminder of where we are in the world. While we’re all hoping hockey continues to press forward (safely), Wednesday brought about some news reminding us of what’s going on in the world. Edmonton’s Misericordia Hospital is effectively shutting its doors to the public to battle a “full facility” COVID-19 outbreak that has now left three patients dead and another 20 patients and 15 staff infected.#yeg #COVID19Abhttps://t.co/t0f4kaFHDF— Edmonton Journal (@edmontonjournal) July 8, 2020 Yes, that same Edmonton that’s slated to host...

Editor In Leaf

Which Toronto Maple Leafs Will Be Playing In The 2022 Olympics?

The NHL announced that their players will be returning to play in the Winter Olympics for the first time since 2014. Although injuries are a risk, this will be a joyous occasion for many Toronto Maple Leafs players who will get to represent their country for the first time at the Olympics. The Olympics are […] Which Toronto Maple Leafs Will Be Playing In The 2022 Olympics? - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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.