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Eyes On The Prize

Draft prospect profile: The redemption of Sean Durzi

Now in his second year of eligibility, there’s little doubt that the Owen Sound Attack defenceman will find an NHL team this time around. As Sean Durzi was preparing for his draft season in the summer of 2016, he noticed something wasn’t right with his ankle. With his ability to train hampered, he sought medical advice, and was told it was a minor issue that would heal itself with time. Just before the season was set to start, and the situation not improving, it was finally discovered that he had an extra bone in his ankle, and surgery was required to remove it. Because of the...

Eyes On The Prize

2018 World Championship schedule: Gold and Bronze Medal games

Everything you need to know about today’s medal games. Bronze medal game 9:45 AM ET: Canada (3rd, Pool B) vs United States (2nd, Pool B) Two teams that opened the tournament against each other will finish it off against each other as well. The United States won the first game in a shootout, but the teams are slightly different from then. The US has added Nick Bonino and Charlie McAvoy while Canada has added Marc-Edouard Vlasic, Kyle Turris and lost Jaden Schwartz to an injury. It will be interesting to see which team deals with the disappointment of losing the semifinal better which is...

Bleedin' Blue

Four St. Louis Blues Still Playing In Denmark, But For Wrong Medal

The luck of the St. Louis Blues seemed to follow their players to Denmark at the World Championships. The team suffered an injury and now the remaining players are playing for the wrong colored medal. The 2018 IIHF World Championships have been interesting. You have to say that. However, things have been up and down […] Four St. Louis Blues Still Playing In Denmark, But For Wrong Medal - Bleedin Blue - Bleedin Blue - A St. Louis Blues Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Last Word on Hockey

Team Canada’s Jaden Schwartz Injured

Team Canada has been hit with some unfortunate news as Hockey Canada announced today that St. Louis Blues forward Jaden Schwartz will miss the remainder of the IIHF World Championships with an upper-body injury. #UPDATE | Jaden Schwartz will miss remainder of #IIHFWorlds due to upper-body injury.https://t.co/xfB6BLNfld — Team Canada Men (@HC_Men) May 18, 2018 Jaden Schwartz Out for the Remainder of the World Championships Schwartz sustained the injury during Canada's quarterfinal matchup against team Russia. He was checked into the boards by Nikita Nesterov, who then fell on top of...

On the Forecheck

Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Historic

It’s become enough of a meme that I twitch when I hear it, but the Vegas Golden Knights are a win away from a cup final. World Championship Update: Seven Preds to Face Off in Semifinals | Nashville PredatorsFor the first time, I'm conflicted about Sweden versus USA. Preds believe more opportunities await; history hints otherwise | Nashville PostI don't think those comparisons are very good, but we'll see. Optimizing the Titans fan experience - Music City MiraclesOver at Music City Miracles, they take a look at the Preds game atmosphere. Around Hockey NHL could see change to injury...

Bleedin' Blue

St. Louis Blues Jaden Schwartz Is OK, But These Are The Blues

The St. Louis Blues got some welcome good news regarding Jaden Schwartz after his injury. However, given the team’s luck, we might not be out of the woods yet. The St. Louis Blues are breathing a sigh of relief after getting the initial news of Jaden Schwartz being injured. However, fans might want to simply […] St. Louis Blues Jaden Schwartz Is OK, But These Are The Blues - Bleedin Blue - Bleedin Blue - A St. Louis Blues Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Second City Hockey

Gustafsson has surgery on broken thumb

The Swedish defenseman suffered the injury at the World Championship. Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Erik Gustafsson underwent surgery Thursday to repair a broken thumb, reports NBC Sports Chicago’s Charlie Roumeilotis. Operationen klar! På lördag bär det av mot Köpenhamn igen för att kolla semifinalen. Hoppas det kommer bli en bra helg — Erik Gustafsson (@ErkanGustafsson) May 17, 2018 Gustafsson suffered broke one of his thumbs while playing for Sweden against Switzerland during the preliminary round at the World Championship in Denmark. The 26-year-old had one assist in six...

Winnipeg Sun

Gambling law won’t change Maurice’s approach with injuries

LAS VEGAS — NHL coaches will probably be dragged kicking and screaming into the new world of legalized sports betting. Jets head coach Paul Maurice, as old-school and secretive about injuries as any, says he has no interest in being more open about who’s hurt and who may or may not play because of it. […]

Bleedin' Blue

St. Louis Blues Jaden Schwartz Suffers Injury In Denmark

The St. Louis Blues and all NHL teams are a little hesitant to let their stars go to international tournaments for fear of injury. That fear has played out with a possibly significant injury. The St. Louis Blues and their players knew the risks when they released several guys to play in the 2018 IIHF […] St. Louis Blues Jaden Schwartz Suffers Injury In Denmark - Bleedin Blue - Bleedin Blue - A St. Louis Blues Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Sportsnet.ca

Blues’ Jaden Schwartz to miss remainder of Worlds with injury

St. Louis Blues forward Jaden Schwartz will miss the remainder of the World Championships due to an upper-body injury, Hockey Canada announced on Friday. The post Blues’ Jaden Schwartz to miss remainder of Worlds with injury appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Sportsnet.ca

Coroner speaks about mix-up of Humboldt Broncos crash victims

A coroner involved in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash says it wasn’t until an injured player woke up in hospital and said he wasn’t who everyone thought he was that officials realized there had been a big mistake in identifying the dead. The post Coroner speaks about mix-up of Humboldt Broncos crash victims appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

St. Louis Game Time

Jaden Schwartz injured at IIHF World Championship

He was sidelined with an upper-body injury. Jaden Schwartz can’t catch a break. Team Canada’s advancing to the semifinals of the IIHF World Championship (as is Team USA), but Schwartz may not be heading there with them. Schwartz was injured in Team Canada’s tight 5-4 win over Russia. As a change of pace, today’s injury was an upper-body one. Schwartz had an assist on Kyle Turris’ goal in the third period. Colton Parayko had a goal and an assist in the win; Nikita Soshnikov had an assist for Russia. Schwartz has four assists and is a +6 so far this tournament. Specifics of the...

Looks like shoulder injury for Schwartz

Blues forward did not return to Thursday's Team Canada quarterfinal game after taking check into boards at IIHF World Championship.

WTOP

Caps’ Backstrom returns, expects to be back to normal soon

Returning from a four-game absence with a right hand injury, Backstrom won six of nine faceoffs and looked more like himself as the night wore on. With Game 5 looming Saturday night at Tampa Bay, Backstrom's improvement is one of the keys to Washington bouncing back from consecutive home losses. The post Caps’ Backstrom returns, expects to be back to normal soon appeared first on WTOP.

Last Word on Hockey

New York Rangers Henrik Lundqvist Returns To The Ice

New York Rangers Henrik Lundqvist posted a picture of himself back on the ice on his Instagram page earlier today. This is the first time he has skated since receiving platelet-rich treatment on his knee. He was sidelined for three weeks. https://twitter.com/HLundqvist30/status/997451223770025985 Henrik Lundqvist Back On the Ice Lundqvist said that the injury bothered him throughout the entire year. He also missed time earlier this year with a muscle strain in his hip. This season Lundqvist went 26-26-7 with a 2.98 GAA and .915 SV percentage. He also added two shutouts. This was a...

Union and Blue

Columbus Blue Jackets: The Case for Trading Korpisalo

Joonas Korpisalo has been the Columbus Blue Jackets backup goaltender for the past few years, however it’s beginning to seem that he won’t be the goalie of the future. Joonas Korpisalo‘s stats are falling annually and the Columbus Blue Jackets backup tends to start less than twenty games a season barring an injury to starting […] Columbus Blue Jackets: The Case for Trading Korpisalo - Union and Blue - Union and Blue - A Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Last Word on Hockey

Philadelphia Flyers Prospect Samuel Morin Out For Rest Of Playoffs

It has been a disappointing season for Philadelphia Flyers prospect Samuel Morin. Injuries have limited him to just 15 regular season games. He played in parts of three playoff games in the conference final before sustaining an injury. Morin missed about three and a half months during the regular season, suspected to be a groin injury. He will now have season-ending knee surgery. He was injured in the first period of the Phantoms five-overtime win against the Charlotte Checkers. According to head coach Scott Gordon, Morin will have the surgery once the swelling goes down in his...

Chicago Tribune

In life of horses and hockey, Eddie Olczyk never faced odds like cancer battle

Eddie Olczyk remembers the exact time: 7:07 p.m. He was lying in bed, recovering from surgery. Doctors had just removed 14 inches of his colon and a tumor the size of a fist. The house phone started ringing and the incoming number flashed on his television screen. "It was Northwestern Hospital,"...

Last Word on Hockey

Winnipeg Jets Nikolaj Ehlers, Vegas Golden Knights David Perron Miss Game 3

Game 3 of the NHL Western Conference Final is underway, but there was some late-breaking injury news from Las Vegas. The Winnipeg Jets are missing right wing Nikolaj Ehlers, while the Vegas Golden Knights will be without winger David Perron. Both teams are being extremely secretive about the nature of their players injuries or how long they will be out. Don't spot Nikolaj Ehlers in warmups (but do see Jack Roslovic). For Vegas, David Perron is not on the ice, and neither is backup goalie Malcolm Subban. Appears Maxime Lagace is behind Marc-Andre Fleury tonight. https://t.co/1tjFOyAR7x...

Tampa Bay Times

Caps' Nicklas Backstrom appears closer to return from injury

WASHINGTON - Nicklas Backstrom could return to the Capitals' lineup for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final against the Lightning. Backstrom has missed Washington's past four games with a right hand injury. Coach Barry Trotz called him a game-time decision and said early Thursday that

USA, Canada advance to semis with one-goal victories in World Championship

Parayko scored for Team Canada, Schwartz suffers apparent injury in third period.

The Hockey Writers

Blue Jackets Trending Up: Bjorkstrand

The 2013 National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft was one of the most successful drafts in recent Columbus Blue Jackets history. That Blue Jackets draft class has amassed a combined 580 combined NHL games played — a total that would be higher if multiple untimely injuries had not occurred. Aside from Alexander Wennberg, one of […] The post Blue Jackets Trending Up: Bjorkstrand appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

CBC News

Capitals' Backstrom could return to lineup for Game 4

Nicklas Backstrom could return to the Capitals' lineup for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final against the Lightning. Backstrom has missed Washington's past four games with a right hand injury.

Broad Street Hockey

Thursday Morning Fly By: Is it draft day yet?

Today’s open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes… *The Phantoms head into the Conference final this weekend and, despite what looked like a very bad injury, Travis Sanheim might make his way back into the lineup. Which is wild. [NBC Sports Philly] *Speaking of, remember that wild 5OT game that sent the Phantoms into the next round? Looking at the stats from that game is fun. Numbers get weird when you play 8 periods of hockey. [BSH] *You guys been watching the Worlds? No? Well here’s an update on how the few Flyers taking part in the...

Last Word on Hockey

Washington Capitals Centre Nicklas Backstrom a Game Time Decision for Game 4

The Washington Capitals face a crucial Game 4 match-up with the Tampa Bay Lightning in Washington tonight. After winning the first two games in Tampa, the Capitals dropped Game 3. Losing tonight would undo all the work they did to get home ice advantage in the series, and win those first two games. With that in mind, they may have re-inforcements in the lineup. Nicklas Backstrom who has been out of the Capitals lineup with an upper-body injury since Game 5 of the previous round against the Pittsburgh Penguins is a game-time decision for tonight's game. The 30-year-old Swedish centre took...

Broad Street Hockey

Sam Morin to miss remainder of Calder Cup Playoffs

Knee surgery is reportedly on tap for the Phantoms’ tallest defenseman, ending his nightmare season. Phantoms defenseman Sam Morin will have knee surgery and miss the remainder of the Calder Cup playoffs. Samuel Morin’s season is over and he will have knee surgery. Tough break for the 6-7 D-man who has had a series of injuries this season. #Flyers— Sam Carchidi (@BroadStBull) May 16, 2018 It’s yet another setback in what has become a lost season for the Flyers’ 2013 first round pick. The 22-year-old played in just 15 games during the regular season in Lehigh Valley, scoring...

Matchsticks and Gasoline

2017-18 Player Report Card: Sean Monahan

Monahan set a career high in points this year Sean Monahan: Centre 74 GP, 31 G, 33 A, 64 PTS, 24 PIM, 2.3 CFRel% Individual Grades MarkParkinson14: (A) Monahan’s season looks good on paper, but it’s even more amazing considering the injuries he played through. After being shelved with 8 games left in the season, it came out that Monahan was suffering from 4 different injuries that required 4 different surgeries. Even still, he set a career high in points and tied his career high in goals with 31. If that’s not a guy you want on your team, then I don’t know what to think anymore....

Birds' Eye View | Philadelphia Inquirer

Flyers prospect Samuel Morin to have season-ending knee surgery

Phantoms defenseman Samuel Morin's frustrating season is over. The Phantoms open the AHL Eastern Conference finals on Saturday against the Toronto Marlies.

Visor saves Tom Wilson by stopping deflection to face

A shot was tipped up and caught Tom Wilson right in the visor, saving the Capitals forward from a gruesome injury.

NHL Game Highlights | Islanders vs. Maple Leafs - Feb. 22, 2018

Auston Matthews scored the tying goal late in the third but left with an injury as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the New York Islanders 4-3 in a shootout. ----------------------------------------------

Scheifele taking the idea of Jets being a Stanley Cup threat in stride

Mark Scheifele joins Prime Time Sports to talk about sitting out some of the season with injury and the Winnipeg Jets being on a remarkable run this season.