2:06 AM EST, Sat January 19, 2019

Concussion lawsuit settlement deadline for players extended

The deadline for retired players to opt in to the $18.9 million settlement of the concussion lawsuit against the NHL has been extended. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.


Stars notebook: Denis Gurianov recalled as multiple Dallas forwards deal with injuries

The Stars recalled forward Denis Gurianov on Friday afternoon since both Tyler Pitlick and Valeri Nichushkin have been ruled out of Saturday's game against Winnipeg with upper-body injuries.Nichushkin did not play Thursday against Los Angeles with the ailment, while Pitlick missed the third period after absorbing a big hit from Kings forward Dustin Brown late in the second period."Should be fine in time, but they're both out for tomorrow," Montgomery said.Gurianov has played in 11 games in the NHL this season during two separate stints. He has one goal and two assists. Gurianov has flashed...


Senators’ Borowiecki leaves Hurricanes game with lower-body injury

Ottawa Senators defenceman Mark Borowiecki did not return to the game against the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday after suffering a lower-body injury. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Stanley Cup of Chowder

Anders Bjork is out for the season after shoulder surgery

Another tough break for the kid... The Bruins made an injury announcement this morning: Anders Bjork had surgery on his left shoulder, and is out for the remainder of the season. The official timetable is 5 to 6 months, which brings him to late June, even in the most optimistic scenario. It's a tough break for Bjork, who saw a promising start to last season derailed by injury as well. How did he get hurt? Anders Bjork fell awkwardly on his arm/shoulder after being knocked down vs. Hershey on 12/30. Was back on ice at P-Bruins practice not long after but something wasn't right. Hearing he...

Calgary Sun

‘A scary time’: Close call for Flames’ Travis Hamonic and wife as daughter falls ill

Nothing puts life into perspective faster than an emergency trip to the hospital. But when it involves your child, time stops entirely. Over the weekend, Calgary Flames defenceman Travis Hamonic and his wife Stephanie were forced to rush their eight-month old daughter to the Alberta Children’s Hospital after she became seriously ill. “She’s been really […]

Ottawa Sun

Long road back from a concussion: Many good days and bad for Anderson as he recovered

Following a series of agonizing stops and starts in his month-long recovery from a concussion, Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson finally rejoined his teammates for Thursday’s flight to Raleigh, N.C. If all goes well from here, Anderson will take part in Friday’s morning skate and serve as a backup to Anders Nilsson against the Carolina […]

Hockey Wilderness

Disastrous 1st period leads to Wild being shut-out against Anaheim

3 Duck goals in the first 8 minutes and the Wild could never get anything going The stretch of the Wild playing struggling teams would continue Thursday night as they took on an Anaheim Ducks team who has lost 12 straight, made 3 trades this week, and called up players because of injuries. A new look Ducks team against a Wild team that is coming off a win they needed desperately last time out against LA. Also, the first game in 6 years without Nino Niederriter (at least not to injury) and Pontas Aberg made his Wild debut. 1st Period Things started the worst way possible for the Wild...

Big Easy Mafia

Penguins notebook: Patric Hornqvist could play this weekend

Even though winger Patric Hornqvist is recovering from his fourth documented concussion since the start of the 2016-17 season, he and the Pittsburgh Penguins see ...

New York Daily News

Wendy Williams taking 'extended break' from talk show amid complications with Graves' disease

Wendy Williams is taking an “extended break” from her daily talk show as she deals with complications from Graves’ disease. The longtime host will need to spend “significant time” in the hospital as a result of those complications, her family announced in a post to Twitter. “Over the past few days,...


Pens Points: Coyote Clash

Evgeni Malkin knows where his struggles come from, the newest Penguin is ready to roll, and we look toward the second half of the season. All that and more in today’s Pens Points! The Penguins resume their west coast swing tonight with a clash against Rick Tocchet and the Arizona Coyotes. Puck drop is set for 9:00pm EST. Before the Pens look to right the ship against the Desert Dogs... Here are your Pens Points for this Friday morning... Patric Hornqvist looks to be closing in on a return from his recent concussion, with the winger being shipped out to the west to join his mates in...

The Hockey Writers

NHL News & Notes: Iginla, Bjork & More

In today’s News & Notes, the Calgary Flames are going to retire Jarome Iginla’s jersey number, Anders Bjork underwent surgery that will end his season and Braden Holtby is healthy and returning to action. Related: NHL News & Notes: Niederreiter Trade, Byron, Alzner & More Iginla’s Number to Be Retired The Flames are set to retire […] The post NHL News & Notes: Iginla, Bjork & More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Puck Prose

Florida Panthers: Rushing Vincent Trocheck back from injury is huge mistake

The Florida Panthers are getting center Vincent Trocheck back from a broken ankle sooner than expected. However, rushing him back is a huge mistake. To say the Florida Panthers 2018-19 season has been a disappointment is an understatement. After nearly making the postseason last year, many expected them to make the Stanley Cup Playoffs this […] Florida Panthers: Rushing Vincent Trocheck back from injury is huge mistake - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL

Gunnarsson returns to lineup (again)

Rehab, injury and illness had helped limit veteran Blues defenseman to only 12 games prior to Thursday's contest with Boston.

Silver Seven

Josh Norris Suffers Season-Ending Injury

The Sens’ top NCAA prospect suffered an injury at the World Juniors. The Ottawa Senators’ prospect pipeline took a hit today, as top forward Josh Norris will miss the remainder of the season with an injury that will require surgery. It was sustained at the World Junior Championships, where he won a silver medal for team USA. Norris to Miss Remainder of SeasonREAD | https://t.co/7jfT82KzVT #GoBlue— Michigan Hockey (@umichhockey) January 17, 2019 Drafted in the first round of the 2017 draft by the San Jose Sharks, Norris was one of the biggest trade pieces returning to Ottawa in...

Last Word on Hockey

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...


A dream brought to life: After multiple open-heart surgeries, young Stars fan gets the chance to hit the ice with his heroes

FRISCO -- Two-hundred and fifty-nine days before he scored a game-winning goal against the Stars, or scrapped with John Klingberg, or paraded around with Roman Polak in a postgame victory lap, 10-year-old Anderson McDuffie underwent the second open-heart surgery of his life.McDuffie, who was diagnosed at birth with a congenital heart disease called Tetralogy of Fallot, spent four nights in the intensive care unit following the surgery. But his health wasn’t on his mind. Hockey was.“Can I play hockey?” McDuffie asked the heart surgeon.The answer was yes, and a dream formulated then was...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Patric Hornqvist arrives in Arizona, nearing return

Patric Hornqvist practiced Thursday and could return from his concussion Friday against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena.

Stanley Cup of Chowder

Ryan Donato takes awful hit

Jori Lehtera shows no mercy Ryan Donato drew a five-minute major for boarding late in the second period. Donato had his numbers turned the entire time. He takes a look and assumes there is a Flyer competing for a puck, but that in not the case. Donato’s face goes straight into the glass. He was immediately sent to concussion protocol. Update: Things must be alright as he is back for the third

OC Register

Ducks deal Pontus Aberg to Wild for prospect as roster makeover continues

The reeling team makes its second trade in three days and also places forwards Ryan Kesler and Jakob Silfverberg on injured reserve because of lower-body injuries.


Stars forward Jason Dickinson set to return from back injury against the Kings

FRISCO -- Stars center Jason Dickinson will return to the lineup on Thursday against Los Angeles, coach Jim Montgomery said after practice on Wednesday afternoon.Dickinson missed 11 games with a back injury suffered Dec. 22 in Minnesota and Montgomery said he'll likely center Andrew Cogliano and Jason Spezza, combining Cogliano and Dickinson's speed with Spezza's offensive creativity.With Dickinson set to come off injured reserve and re-enter the lineup, the Stars reassigned Erik Condra to AHL affiliate Texas. In six games with the Stars, Condra scored one goal and averaged 12:41 of ice time...


The Penguins have a Derick Brassard problem — is a trade imminent? It should be.

Looking into how or why things haven’t worked out for the Penguins after acquiring Derick Brassard last year and why Pittsburgh needs to move on. By this point, it has been well documented how Derick Brassard has struggled to find his footing with the Penguins — partially as a result of repeated injuries, and partially as a result of things just not working out. Even with the salary laundered by Vegas in the trade and getting Brassard at a reduced cap hit, 11 goals and 11 assists in 51 games for the Penguins just doesn’t cut it on a team with Stanley Cup aspirations, and one looking...

Ottawa Sun

The Senators’ injury list becoming smaller by the day

The new year has brought new health to the Ottawa Senators. “Every few days now, we seem to be getting a player back, so it’s very exciting for the players, for me, for everybody,” Senators coach Guy Boucher said upon hearing the official word that No. 1 goaltender Craig Anderson would be making the two-game […]

Toronto Sun

GAME DAY: Maple Leafs at Lightning

7:30 P.M. AMALIE ARENA TV: Sportsnet; RADIO: FAN 590 THE BIG MATCHUP G Frederik Andersen vs. G Andrei Vasilevskiy Both have been dominant when healthy, with Andersen getting more attention in the conference while Vasilevskiy was down and the latter retaining dominance as Andersen nursed a groin injury after Christmas. But Vasilevskiy has the better […]

The Hockey Writers

Byron Suspended 3 Games

The NHL’s Department of Player Safety has suspended Montreal Canadiens’ forward Paul Byron for three games. The 29-year-old forward has never been suspended or fined in his career but did launch upwards into Florida Panthers’ defender MacKenzie Weegar and caused an injury, resulting in supplemental discipline. Montreal’s Paul Byron has been suspended for three games […] The post Byron Suspended 3 Games appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Sundqvist looks good, Sanford iffy for Boston

Both players went through concussion protocol following collisions against New York Islanders.

The Hockey Writers

NHL News & Notes: Kesler, Backes & More

In today’s News & Notes, Ryan Kesler is being re-evaluated for an injury, David Backes is a healthy scratch and the Calgary Flames will be short-handed Wednesday night. Related: NHL News & Notes: Myers, Hedman, Cave & More Kesler Being Re-Evaluated for Injury After he was Taken out of Tuesday’s game during the second period against […] The post NHL News & Notes: Kesler, Backes & More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

The Hockey Writers

3 Bold Canucks Predictions for the Second Half

With the Vancouver Canucks just two points out of a playoff spot, all eyes are currently on the health status of rookie sensation Elias Pettersson after he suffered a knee injury against the Montreal Canadiens on Jan. 3. Although he will not play Wednesday against the Ottawa Senators, Pettersson said he is hoping to return to the lineup Friday […] The post 3 Bold Canucks Predictions for the Second Half appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

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.

Charlie McAvoy gives an update on his lower-body injury

Boston Bruins Charlie McAvoy has missed 6-straight games due to a lower body injury. McAvoy talked about being back out on the ice on Wednesday morning.

Bruins Now: Charlie McAvoy Updates And Tuukka Rask Between The Pipes

In this week's episode of Bruins Now, NESN.com's Michaela Vernava gives an injury update, breaks down Tuukka Rask's recent performance and what is happening off the ice for the B's.