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Last Word on Hockey

Buffalo Sabres Kyle Okposo and Marcus Johnasson to miss time

The Buffalo Sabers announced that forwards Kyle Okposo and Marcus Johansson will both miss time due to upper-body injuries. Okposo is listed as indefinite with another concussion. While Johansson's injury is more minor, deemed day-to-day. "Guys are working hard to find the right path, and it's a different kind of challenge. But it's a good one to get to know our ability to adjust and get to know our depth..." Coach Krueger addresses the current injuries: https://t.co/b51DdP84gn pic.twitter.com/QsX9WSS3Th — Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) November 18, 2019 Kyle Okposo Injured This past...

Winnipeg Sun

Wheeler’s new line just fine

NASHVILLE — It’s been five games now since the split that some people would rather have seen without having to lose a key player to injury. In reality, it was a nasty puck to the head of Bryan Little that finally forced Paul Maurice’s hand. The day after that Nikolaj Ehlers’ one-timer and sent Little […]

The Hockey Writers

Sabres’ Okposo out with 4th Concussion in Less Than 3 Years

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo is out indefinitely after being diagnosed with his fourth concussion in a little more than 2 1/2 years. The Sabres provided the update in posting their weekly injury report Monday, two days after Okposo was hurt in a 4-2 win over the Ottawa Senators. It happened with […] The post Sabres’ Okposo out with 4th Concussion in Less Than 3 Years appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

Last Word on Hockey

Montreal Canadiens Jonathan Drouin, Paul Byron to Miss Time

The Montreal Canadiens will be without forwards Jonathan Drouin and Paul Byron for some time. Claude Julien announced both players require surgery to repair that will keep them out for 'weeks'. Claude Julien tells reporters Paul Byron (knee) and Jonathan Drouin (wrist) need surgery and will miss time — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) November 18, 2019 Jonathan Drouin and Paul Byron to Miss Weeks Drouin will undergo wrist surgery on Monday while Byron is scheduled for knee surgery on Tuesday. Both players missed the Habs 4-3 OTL Saturday night with the injuries. Both players were injured...

Vancouver Courier

Antoine Roussel returns to full contact practice, which is good news for Bo Horvat

The Canucks could use some reinforcements. Brandon Sutter has a groin strain and it’s unclear when he might return. Micheal Ferland has been out since the end of October with a concussion and there’s still no timetable for his return to the lineup. Then there’s Tyler Motte, who has been out since October 25th with a broken foot. Injuries haven’t entirely been the cause of the Canucks’ slide in November, but they haven’t helped. The Canucks could really use some good news on the injury front, and they got some on Monday. Not only did Jay Beagle return to practice after missing...

CBC News

Sabres' Okposo sidelined by 4th concussion in 2-plus years

Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo is out indefinitely after being diagnosed with his fourth concussion in a little more than 2 1/2 years.


Sabres’ Okposo out with fourth concussion in less than three years

Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo is out indefinitely after being diagnosed with his fourth concussion in a little more than 2 1/2 years. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

The Hockey Writers

Pulse of the Penguins: Offense Rebounds After Injury Bug Bites Again

In the two weeks since the last edition of Pulse of the Penguins, the Pittsburgh Penguins have continued their up-and-down start to the season. The team had a 3-2-1 record in six contests with a couple of comeback wins and a new slew of injuries to deal with. Can they stay afloat with their captain […] The post Pulse of the Penguins: Offense Rebounds After Injury Bug Bites Again appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

CBC News

Canadiens' Jonathan Drouin needs wrist surgery, out indefinitely

Montreal Canadiens head coach Claude Julien says forwards Jonathan Drouin and Paul Byron are scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday and will be out indefinitely.

Montreal Gazette

Injuries sideline Habs' Drouin, Byron indefinitely

Jonathan Drouin and Paul Byron will be out of the lineup indefinitely as the result of injuries they suffered in Friday night's win over the Capitals in Washington.


Why Canadiens should be able to survive Drouin, Byron injuries

Losing Jonathan Drouin and Paul Byron to injuries is bad. But the Montreal Canadiens’ balanced attack should help the team survive. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.


Elliotte Friedman weighs in on the Flames, Leafs’ struggles and the Canadiens’ injuries

Elliotte Friedman joins Pinder and Klein to weigh in on the Flames’ recent struggles and their lack of goal scoring. He touches on if Brad Treliving will make any moves and what changes could be made. Friedman discusses Mike Babcock’s job security and the Leafs. He gives his take on the Canadiens’ injuries and Cory Schneider’s future. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Eyes On The Prize

Habsent Minded Extra: The injury bug hits

Photo by Patrick Smith/ Andrew Zadarnowski joins Habsent Minded to speak about the Drouin and Byron injuries. With Jonathan Drouin and Paul Byron out, Habsent Minded turns to Eyes On The Prize Senior Contributor Andrew Zadarnowski, who joins host Patrik Bexell. They discuss what this means for the Montreal Canadiens in regards the team, trades and call ups. Will Max Domi stay in the wing? Who will shoulder the burden of the goals scored when the Drouin isn’t on the team anymore, especially considering the strong start that Drouin has had. Will this be the beginning of the end for...

Eyes On The Prize

Ryan Poehling to undergo further testing and evaluation for injury

Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/ The forward left Saturday’s game early. After leaving Saturday’s Laval Rocket game against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Ryan Poehling will undergo further testing and evaluation, the Rocket confirmed to Habs Eyes on the Prize. Poehling left the game after a whistle with 10:29 to go in the third period after Cayden Primeau stopped play by freezing the puck. Looking back at his shifts in the third period there were no obvious things that could have caused the injury. A few minutes earlier, Poehling took a shift killing a penalty. Saturday’s game was...

The Cannon

It’s time for the NHL to take serious head injuries seriously

Photo by Rich Lam/ That and more of this week’s links On Saturday night, the Vancouver Canucks pulled the goalie to erase a two goal deficit with three minutes remaining. Colorado Avalanche forward - and former Blue Jacket fan favorite - Matt Calvert did a very Matt Calvert thing and blocked an Elias Pettersson shot ... with his face. For an entire THIRTEEN SECONDS Calvert was down on the ice on his hands and knees, unable to get off the ice on his own. The Canucks, of course, were able to score with a 6-on-4 advantage. This is honestly terrible pic.twitter.com/WUXN79tawo— DNVR...

Eyes On The Prize

Links: Rookies and Hall of Famers

Photo by Francois Lacasse/NHLI via Rookies earning trust, an interview with Guy Carbonneau, Mats Sundin on Leafs’ struggles, Hayley Wickenheiser’s story, and more in today's links Montreal Canadiens News and Notes Our own Andrew Zadarnowski spoke about the trust Claude Julien has been showing in Nick Suzuki. [TSN] Guy Carbonneau answers 21 questions about his career, including injuries, his role in the NHL, what modern day player he'd love to play against, his relationship with Chris Nilan, and more. [Sportsnet] Around the League and Elsewhere Matt Calvert took a puck to the...

Last Word on Hockey

MnM Hockey Podcast – Don Cherry, Toronto Maple Leafs, Injuries

Last Word on Hockey presents The MnM 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 segments. Sit back, listen, and enjoy some NHL news, analysis, and discussion. Don Cherry Fired The guys are back with lots to talk about this week. First, they take a look at Don Cherry who is no longer with Sportsnet or Hockey Night in Canada. Alex and Chace talk about his comments, why they...


Gary Bettman talks puck tracking, CBA, Calvert injury non-whistle

Speaking at the Prime Time Sports and Entertainment Sports Management Conference, Gary Bettman touched on a variety of topics. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Red Wings prospect Filip Zadina is injured; here's what team is saying

Filip Zadina, one of the top prospects in the Detroit Red Wings organization, suffered an injury just as he was on a hot streak.        


Maple Leafs place Trevor Moore on injured reserve with shoulder injury

The Toronto Maple Leafs have placed forward Trevor Moore on injured reserve. Pierre Engvall has been recalled from AHL Toronto in a corresponding move. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

The Canuck Way

Canucks prospects of week 9: Madden, Lind and Rafferty

Each week, I will be featuring the Vancouver Canucks top three prospects. Here’s a look at who stood out in week 9. Before I get into the positive performances for the week, I feel I should mention the devastating news concerning yet another injury to Vancouver Canucks prospect Olli Juolevi. Juolevi has been taken off […] Canucks prospects of week 9: Madden, Lind and Rafferty - The Canuck Way - The Canuck Way - A Vancouver Canucks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

The Hockey Writers

Ducks Injuries, Inexperience Part of Nose Dive

The Anaheim Ducks provided fans with a reason for hope in October. Their demanding schedule and rigorous travel didn’t stop them from finishing the month with a better than .500 record. Halfway through November, things have gone downhill. Injuries to the defensive corps have exposed an already weak blue line and forced young players and part-time NHLers […] The post Ducks Injuries, Inexperience Part of Nose Dive appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

The Hockey Writers

Penguins’ 3 Stars Of The Week: Next Man Up

All season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have had injury issues. They have played just two periods with a fully healthy roster. Week after week, different guys are needed to fill the void for an injured player. This week was no exception. Injuries to Sidney Crosby and Nick Bjugstad have seen some familiar names rise to the […] The post Penguins’ 3 Stars Of The Week: Next Man Up appeared first on The Hockey Writers.


Flames’ Sam Bennett out vs. Golden Knights with upper-body injury

Calgary Flames forward Sam Bennett will miss Sunday night’s game against the Vegas Golden Knights due to an upper-body injury, the team announced. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.


Keeping up with the Metropolitans: Week 7

Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via The Pens are adjusting to life without Crosby, the Canes rebound, and the Caps and Islanders continue to roll. Check out how it went down last week here! nhl.com Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via The Penguins began life without Sidney Crosby again, as he was injured the previous week and elected to get surgery and is expected to be out 4-6 weeks. It’s been a rough start for the Penguins players as nearly every key player has missed time for the Penguins and the season is barely 20 games deep yet. It was a mixed bag...

Eyes On The Prize

Hudon recalled by the Canadiens

Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via And he’s back. The Montreal Canadiens assigned Charles Hudon to the AHL last night. Today, they brought him back up. Canadiens recalled forward Charles Hudon from the Laval Rocket today. He will be at practice tomorrow and will be travelling with the team to Columbus.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) November 17, 2019 The demotion saved the Canadiens one of Hudon’s 30 days of waivers exemption he would have burned by staying with the team through Sunday. It seems that his services are still required with a few injuries in the...


20 Fantasy Thoughts: Buy-low targets abound on blue line

With Torey Krug’s injury and Jacob Trouba’s struggles, it might be time to go bargain hunting on the blue line — with defencemen such as Seth Jones and Tyson Barrie looking like prime buy-low targets. Those thoughts and more in this week’s “20 Fantasy Thoughts” from Nick Alberga. 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.