Hockey Wiretap

Leafs Send Abbott To Blackhawks For Brennan

Feb 26, 2015 4:41 PM

David Nonis, Senior Vice President and GM of the Maple Leafs, announced Thursday that the club has acquired defenceman T.J. Brennan from the Blackhawks in exchange for forward Spencer Abbott. Brennan will report to the Toronto Marlies of the AHL.

Brennan, 25, has collected 36 points (9 goals, 27 assists) in 54 regular season games with the Rockford IceHogs (AHL affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks) this season. The Willingboro, New Jersey native has registered 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in 40 career NHL games between the Sabres and Panthers. 

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Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Jackets Trade Cracknell To Blues For Future Considerations

Feb 26, 2015 4:36 PM

The Blue Jackets have traded right wing Adam Cracknell to the Blues in exchange for future considerations, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Cracknell, 29, recorded an assist and two penalty minutes in 17 games with the Blue Jackets and added 3-4-7 and two penalty minutes in 18 games with the American Hockey League’s Springfield Falcons this season after being claimed off waivers from the Kings on October 7. 

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Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets, St Louis Blues, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Maple Leafs Acquire Sill, Draft Picks From Pens For Winnik

Feb 25, 2015 5:39 PM

David Nonis, Senior Vice President and GM of the Maple Leafs, announced Wednesday that the club has acquired forward Zach Sill, Pittsburgh’s second round draft pick in 2016 and Pittsburgh’s fourth round draft pick in 2015 in exchange for forward Daniel Winnik.

Sill, 26, has skated in 42 regular season games this season for Pittsburgh, collecting three points (one goal, two assists) and 60 penalty minutes. The native of Truro, Nova Scotia has appeared in 62 career NHL regular season games, all with the Penguins. Sill has also registered 73 points (33 goals, 40 assists) in 277 career regular season games in the AHL.

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Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Pittsburgh Penguins, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Kane Expected To Miss Twelve Weeks After Surgery

Feb 26, 2015 12:53 AM

Blackhawks star forward Patrick Kane underwent surgery Wednesday on his fractured left clavicle and is expected to miss 12 weeks, the team announced.

Blackhawks head team physician Dr. Michael Terry and Dr. Bradley Merk performed the procedure at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

"Patrick underwent successful surgery today to repair his left clavicle fracture," Terry said in a statement released by the team. "The procedure went very well and we anticipate a full recovery in approximately 12 weeks."

Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Jets Trade Two Draft Picks To Canes For Tlusty

Feb 26, 2015 1:14 AM

The Jets acquired winger Jiri Tlusty from the Hurricanes on Wednesday in exchange for two draft picks, according to an report.

The Jets gave up a third-round pick in 2016 and a conditional sixth-rounder in 2015 in the deal.

Tags: Winnipeg Jets, Carolina Hurricanes, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Kings Send Prospect, Draft Pick To Hurricanes For Sekera

Feb 26, 2015 12:49 AM

The Kings have acquired defenseman Andrej Sekera from the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for prospect Roland McKeown and a conditional first round selection, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
Sekera, 28, has played in 57 games with the Hurricanes this year and has 19 points (2-17=19) and eight penalty minutes.
The native of Bojnice, Slovakia has played for the Hurricanes and Buffalo Sabres during his nine-year NHL career.

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Tags: Los Angeles Kings, Carolina Hurricanes, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Ducks Trade Smith-Pelly To Habs For Sekac

Feb 24, 2015 11:16 AM

The Ducks announced today that the club has acquired left wing Jiri Sekac from the Canadiens in exchange for right wing Devante Smith-Pelly

Sekac, 22 , has appeared in 50 career NHL games with Montreal, scoring 7-9=16 points with 18 penalty minutes  this season. He made his NHL debut on Oct. 8, 2014 @ Toronto. The winger recorded his first career multi-point game (1-1=2), Nov. 8 vs. Minnesota and his first career two-goal game Dec. 12 vs. Los Angeles. 
Smith-Pelly, 22, has scored 14-26=40 points in 129 career NHL games with Anaheim. Drafted in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, Smith-Pelly has 5-12=17 points in 54 games this season.

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Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Montreal Canadiens, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Wild Acquire Bergenheim From Panthers For Draft Pick

Feb 25, 2015 3:51 AM

The Wild have acquired Panthers forward Sean Bergenheim on Tuesday in exchange for a 2016 third-round draft choice, according to an report on Tuesday.

Bergenheim has eight goals and 10 assists in 39 games this season.

Tags: Minnesota Wild, Florida Panthers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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David Krejci Out Four To Six Weeks

Feb 24, 2015 2:08 AM

The Bruins, fighting to hold on to a playoff spot, will be without center Dasvid Krejci for four to six weeks with a partially torn MCL in his left knee, general manager Peter Chiarelli said Monday night.

Tags: Boston Bruins, Injury, Misc Rumor

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NHL Names Quick, H. Sedin, Pacioretty 'Three Stars'

Feb 23, 2015 3:17 PM

Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick, Canucks center Henrik Sedin and Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Feb. 22.


Quick went 3-0-0 to backstop the Kings (28-18-12, 68 points) to three consecutive victories, including a 2-1 triumph over the rival Sharks in the 2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.


Sedin registered four consecutive multi-point games and shared the League lead with eight points as the Canucks (34-22-3, 71 points) won three of four starts. 


Pacioretty shared first in the NHL with four goals and a +6 rating to lead the Canadiens (38-16-5, 81 points) to five out of eight possible standings points. 


Tags: Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks, Montreal Canadiens, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Ducks Place Ilya Bryzgalov On Waivers
Ilya Bryzgalov has not played for the Ducks since allowing three goals in a game at Florida on February 10.

Kings Edge Sharks In Front Of 70,000 At Levi's Stadium
Jonathan Quick made 31 saves as the Kings won their seventh straight game on Saturday night.

Flyers Extend Nick Schultz Two-Years
Flyers defenseman Nick Schultz has two goals in 55 games this season.

Ducks Sign Tim Jackman To Extension
Right wing Tim Jackman has signed a one-year deal with the Ducks.

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Perreault Has 'Significant' Injury, Stafford Day To Day
Winnipeg forwards Mathieu Perrerault and Drew Stafford were injured on Monday night.

Brooks 'Miracle On Ice' Memorabilla To Be Auctioned
Herb Brooks' family will put the money toward college for his grandchildren and the Herb Brooks Foundation.

NHL Suspends Dmitry Kulikov Four Games
Dmitry Kulikov clipped Tyler Seguin during the Stars' win over the Panthers last Friday.

NHL Names Hossa, Toffoli, Rinne 'Three Stars'
Marian Hossa led the NHL with five goals for the week, while Tyler Toffoli scored four times, and Pekka Rinne went 3-0-0 in the net.

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Marc Methot Re-Signs With Senators
Ottawa has re-signed Marc Methot to a four-year deal, worth $4.9M per season.

Former NHL Player Steve Montador Dies At Age 35
Steve Montador last played with the Blackhawks in the 2011-12 season.

Predators Acquire Franson, Santorelli From Leafs
The deal includes Olli Jokinen, Brendan Leipsic, and a 2015 first-round pick going to the Maple Leafs.

Stars Place Tyler Sequin On IR
Tyler Sequin's injury has angered his head coach and teammates.

Stars Lose Three To Injury In Win Over Panthers
The Stars lost scoring leader Tyler Sequin to an apparent leg injury in Friday night's win over the Panthers.

Blues' Victory Gives Hitchcock Fourth On NHL Win List
Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock now has 693 regular-season NHL wins.

Coyotes Claim Mark Arcobello Off Waivers From Pens
Coyotes GM Don Maloney says Mark Arcobello will provide more depth at the center position.

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Evgeni Nabokov Retires From NHL A Shark
Evgeni Nabokov played ten seasons for the San Jose Sharks.

Jets Trade Evander Kane To Sabres
The Jets received Tyler Meyers, Drew Stafford, Joel Armia, the rights to Brendan Lemieux, and a late first-round draft pick.

NHL Launches Las Vegas Ticket Drive
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman insists the league has not made any commitment to expand.

New Concussion Suit Filed Against NHL
A suit with 29 plaintiffs has been filed in Minnesota District Court.

Nabokov Expected To Retire A Shark
Evgeni Nabokov is the Sharks' franchise leader in games played for a goalie with 563.