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Stamkos Returns

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Stamkos strikes early, but watches from bench as Lightning dominate Stars

Steven Stamkos scored, but lasted just five shifts in his return before apparently reaggravating his injury in the Tampa Bay Lightning’s 5-2 win over the Dallas Stars on Wednesday. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

CBC News

Lightning captain Steven Stamkos scores on 1st shot in return from injury

Steven Stamkos scored on his first shot since February to help the Tampa Bay Lightning lead the Dallas Stars 2-1 after one period of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night.


Stamkos returns as Lightning pull ahead of Stars with Game 3 win

Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos returned — very briefly — from a seven-month injury layoff, and scored on his first shot on net as the Lightning beat the Dallas Stars 5-2 Wednesday in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Defending Big D

Series up for Grabs as Stars Face Lightning in Game 3

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports Questions abound as Dallas gets their turn as the home team. Injuries are stacking up. The Tampa Bay Lightning made a few adjustments on the power play heading into Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. Crisp passes by Nikita Kucherov led to a shot from the slot by Brayden Point and a royal road pass to Ondrej Palat. Two goals later, the Dallas Stars found themselves chasing the game, ultimately losing 3-2. At even-strength, the Lightning were able to get their top line away from the Stars’ shutdown line and they rolled three effective forward units. Dallas...


Matt Marchese talks NFL injuries, impact on fantasy football and waiver wire options

Sportsnet 590’s Matt Marchese joins Peter Klein to weigh in on all of the NFL injuries and how it has impacted the fantasy football landscape. He shares his thoughts on which players you should target on the waiver wire. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Hockey Wilderness

Play-In Report Card: Ryan Suter had up-and-down, injury-shortened series

Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via The top pairing defenseman suffered a foot injury that clearly cost the Wild defensively in Game 4. Like the song Big Yellow Taxi says, “don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone?” For two games in the play-in series between the Minnesota Wild and the Vancouver Canucks, Ryan Suter had an up and down performance, eating minutes and limiting chances, but also suffering some mental breakdowns that led to devastating Canucks goals. Then, with 6:51 left in the third period of Game 3, Suter disappeared down the...

Times Herald

Sabres’ Victor Olofsson named to NHL’s All-Rookie Team

A standout season in which Buffalo Sabres winger Victor Olofsson scored 20 goals and 42 points in 54 games has earned the Swede a spot on the NHL’s All-Rookie Team. Olofsson’s goal total ranked second among rookies, trailing only Chicago Blackhawks winger Dominik Kabulik, who scored 30 times. An ankle injury (15 games) and the COVID-19 pandemic (13 games) cost Olofsson a chance to become the Sabres’ first rookie 30-goal scorer since Ray Sheppard in ... Read the full article

The Hockey Writers

Avalanche Playoffs Sunk by Injuries and Not So Special Teams

The Colorado Avalanche was one of the deepest teams left in the playoffs but their depth quickly diminished when key injuries plagued the team in the second round. Although injuries do play a big factor come playoff time it is still inexcusable to pin the Avalanche’s exit on health alone. All teams battled injuries throughout […] The post Avalanche Playoffs Sunk by Injuries and Not So Special Teams appeared first on The Hockey Writers.      Related StoriesAvs’ Lack of Roster Depth Leads to Deep 2-0 Series HoleAvalanche’s Depth Comes up Big in First Win of Round 2Avalanche Finally...

Montreal Gazette

Canadiens bar Guy Lafleur from wearing Habs sweater for CHUM ad

Call it The Hockey Sweater 2.0. Guy Lafleur took to his Instagram account on the weekend to say he had never expected to be allowed to wear a Canadiens sweater when he recently shot a commercial for a new fundraising campaign for the CHUM (Centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal) super hospital. But social media was chock full of...

Eyes On The Prize

2020 Draft Profile: Theodor Niederbach made up for lost time

Frölunda HC After missing the entire 2018-19 season, Niederbach made his way back on the radar. Theodor Niederbach missed the entire 2018-19 season with a knee injury that required surgery, and as a result had to play his way back up draft boards in a Frölunda U20 team that had draft prospects throughout the lineup. Birthplace: Bjästa, SwedenDate of birth: February 25, 2002Shoots: RightPosition: Centre/Right-WingerHeight: 5’11”Weight: 172 lbs.Team: Frölunda U20 After missing the previous season, he started the year on the third line as they tried to ease him into the action. His...

CBC News

2-minute NHL playoff recap: Could Steven Stamkos return in the Stanley Cup Finals?

In his daily recap, Rob Pizzo previews Game 2 between the Lightning and Stars, and talks about the possible return of Stamkos from injury. 

Winging It In Motown

Quick Hits: The End of the Road Edition

Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via In Red Wings Land Add another team/player to the goalie market: DET and Jimmy Howard. Howard, 36, said he was “probably not” going to continue with the Red Wings, but squashed rumours he was retiring, saying, “Someone is going to have to tell me I can’t play anymore”...— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) September 20, 2020 In my article about Red Wings goalies this past season, I showed just how bad he was last season. Unfortunately, I don’t see him bouncing back, and Detroit should move on from him. Upper body injury...


Bowness expects to face Stamkos at some point during Stanley Cup Final

Dallas Stars head coach Rick Bowness expects Steven Stamkos to return from injury for the Tampa Bay Lightning at some point during the Stanley Cup Final, and the changes his team would need to make if Stamkos did enter the lineup. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Last Word on Hockey

New York Islanders Adam Pelech Suffers Broken Wrist

The New York Islanders announced that defenceman Adam Pelech suffered a broken wrist and he will need surgery to repair the injury. Quite the run for the #Isles. This team is well positioned to do some damage next season, and who knows what tricks Lou will pull in the off-season. — David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) September […] The post New York Islanders Adam Pelech Suffers Broken Wrist appeared first on Last Word on Hockey.

Stanley Cup of Chowder

The reason for the Bruins 5v5 offense woes, and who can help address them

Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via A look at some players the Bruins could acquire to bolster their offence next year. There are many reasons why a team’s offense can dry up in the playoffs. The quality of competition obviously increases, defenses tighten up, and injuries certainly play their part in slowing down top players. However, a little hindsight shows that the Bruins’ offensive woes against the Lightning may be indicative of larger problem. Taking a look back at these playoffs clearly paints a troubling picture. In 13 games (including the round robin), the Bruins scored...

St. Louis Game Time

It’s a Kirkwood vs. Oakville Stanley Cup Final

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports The Cup’s probably going to come back to St. Louis this off-season. Last night, the Dallas Stars won 3-2 in overtime to return to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time since 2000. Goaltender Ben Bishop has been unfit to play since the second round, missing the last seven games with an undisclosed injury. Since signing with the Stars in 2017, Bishop has been a solid backstop. The Stars missed the playoffs his first season with the team, but made it to the Western Conference semifinals last season, before a game winning goal by fellow St. Louisan Pat Maroon...

Eyes On The Prize

European prospect preview: Jacob Olofsson rejoins his team at a new position

Skellefteå AIK The Canadiens prospect finds himself on the wing for a team with strong centre depth, offering a chance to have more offensive impact. There has never been any doubt about Jacob Olofsson’s talent, however there has always been a discussion about his work ethic on and off the ice. The long off-season seems to have changed that. One of Skellefteå’s coaches, Stefan Hedlund, has been impressed with the Montreal Canadiens prospect’s rehabilitation after his season-ending shoulder injury. Olofsson also suffered a concussion this summer, and Mr. Hedlund points out that...

Blues assistant GM Bill Armstrong leaves for GM job with Arizona

Bill Armstrong oversaw draft for the Blues. Also: GM Doug Armstrong says Tarasenko is 'on the road to recovery' after shoulder surgery.

Stanley Cup of Chowder

What should the Bruins do with Kevan Miller?

Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Fighting back from injury, but do the Bruins have room for him? The Bruins have a handful of defensemen who will become unrestricted free agents next month. While the focus is on Torey Krug and Zdeno Chara, there’s another face in the mix: Kevan Miller. It’s hard to say what will be done with Miller, a guy who hasn’t played in a game since April 2019 and who has encountered multiple setbacks on his road to recovery from a kneecap injury. Adjustments to the lineup would likely need to be made if he returned, as Bruce Cassidy mentioned in an interview...

Fear The Fin

Eastern Conference Final Game 6: Lines, gamethread and how to watch

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ With one more win, Barclay Goodrow is in the Stanley Cup Final. A win tonight for the Tampa Bay Lightning means they’ll be facing off against Joe Pavelski’s Dallas Stars in the 2020 Stanley Cup Final. But Barry Trotz’ New York Islanders aren’t down for the count quite yet. The team forced tonight’s Game 6 with a 2-1 win in double overtime on Tuesday. Injuries to key players for Tampa have kept the Islanders in the series so far. Here’s what our sister sites have to say about tonight’s game: From SB Nation’s Raw Charge: While Brayden Point’s...

Editor In Leaf

Toronto Maple Leafs Can’t Sell Low on Andreas Johnsson

The Toronto Maple Leafs took a seventh round pick and turned him into an NHL first liner. Andreas Johnsson, whose story is one of the best in the NHL, didn’t have the best season in 2019-20, mostly due to injury, but given his age, salary and career accomplishments, it wouldn’t make any sense for the […] Toronto Maple Leafs Can’t Sell Low on Andreas Johnsson - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

The Hockey Writers

Islanders Down Two Players Heading into Do-or-Die Game 5

If the New York Islanders were not in enough trouble given their 3-1 series deficit in the Eastern Conference Final against the Tampa Bay Lightning, it got worse when they lost two players to season-ending injuries. Playing without Casey Cizikas is a big blow as he played in every postseason game before being ruled out […] The post Islanders Down Two Players Heading into Do-or-Die Game 5 appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       


The cost of chasing after the next third-line center

Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via They have spent significant assets with what is currently little to show for it. The Pittsburgh Penguins traded Nick Bjugstad this past week to the Minnesota Wild for a conditional seventh-round draft pick, while also retaining half of his salary cap hit for the 2020-21 season. It was, in all honesty, an expected move. The Penguins need to shed salary, they need to create some salary cap space, and Bjugstad’s brief time in Pittsburgh just simply did not work out. Mostly due to injuries. The trade itself is what it is — a salary dump, while...

The Cannon

2019-20 Player Review: One of the NHL’s best players grossly underrated by many

Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Seth Jones is great a hockey player there is in today’s game. You tend to hear Norris Trophy and Seth Jones in the same sentence around Columbus’s parts. And yet, one can still classify Jones as one of the more underrated guys in the NHL. In fact, rather inexplicably, Jones has never finished in the top three for the Norris, only finishing as high as fourth in 2017-18. He won’t win it this year, though he did miss a stretch of games in February to injury, and then the NHL went on the Coronavirus hiatus a few weeks later. For some reason, we saw...


Lightning’s Steven Stamkos skates with team, not close to return to lineup

Steven Stamkos remains inside the NHL bubble and is trying to work his way back from injury, but isn’t close to returning to the Tampa Bay Lightning lineup, according to head coach Jon Cooper. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Blackhawk Up

Blackhawks: Where Does Brent Seabrook Fit In 2020-21?

After missing the majority for the 2020 NHL season due to injury, Brent Seabrook finds himself in a weird spot going into 2020-21 with the Chicago Blackhawks. Where does he best fit? The Chicago Blackhawks struggled defensively during the playoffs, that is no secret. Their younger plays made some key mistakes and left Corey Crawford out to […] Blackhawks: Where Does Brent Seabrook Fit In 2020-21? - Blackhawk Up - Blackhawk Up - A Chicago Blackhawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More


Lightning move within one win of Stanley Cup Final appearance with Game 5 victory

Watch as Sportsnet’s Sean Reynolds and Chris Johnston recap Tampa Bay’s Game 5 win over the New York Islanders Sunday evening, discussing the impact Victor Hedman has had on the series, the potential injury to Brayden Point and more. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

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.