Hockey Wiretap

Ducks Trade Andrew O'Brien To Predators For Max Gortz

Jan 20, 2017 1:30 AM

The Ducks announced today that the club has acquired right wing Max Gortz from the Predators in exchange for left wing Andrew O’Brien.

Gortz, 23, collected 1-3=4 points with two penalty minutes (PIM) in 30 games with Milwaukee of the AHL this season. Selected by Nashville in the sixth round (172nd overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft, Gortz has recorded 19-32=51 points in 102 career AHL games with Milwaukee.

O’Brien, 24, recorded two assists (0-2=2) with four PIM in 10 games for San Diego this season. Selected by Anaheim in the fourth round (108th overall) of the 2012 NHL Draft, O’Brien has recorded 10-20=30 points with 180 PIM in 135 career AHL games with San Diego (2015-17) and Norfolk (2013-15).

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Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Nashville Predators, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Predators Activate P.K. Subban Off IR

Jan 20, 2017 6:20 PM

The Nashville Predators have activated defenseman P.K. Subban off injured reserve, and he is expected to play Friday night in Edmonton.

The Predators announced the move Friday afternoon.

Tags: Nashville Predators, Edmonton Oilers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Jonas Brodin Out For At Least Four Weeks

Jan 19, 2017 2:35 AM

Minnesota Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin will miss at least the next month because of a broken finger.

Brodin was hurt Tuesday in the Wild's 4-3 loss to New Jersey. After Brodin was examined by a specialist, the Wild announced Wednesday that Brodin will be out for a minimum of four weeks.

Tags: Minnesota Wild, Injury, Misc Rumor

Connor McDavid Passes 100 Career Points

Jan 19, 2017 2:18 AM

Connor McDavid scored the winning goal in overtime as the Oilers won their fourth game in a row, 4-3 over the Panthers on Wednesday night.

McDavid, who also had two assists in the game, got a breakaway late in overtime and got the puck away with 2.6 seconds left. Florida's James Reimer made the glove save, but the puck was ruled to be across the line via video review.

Edmonton started the scoring six minutes in off a steal as McDavid fed Kassian on a 2-on-1, and he beat Reimer. It was McDavid's 100th career point, coming in his 92nd NHL game.

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Florida Panthers, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Islanders Reportedly To Talk With Gerard Gallant

Jan 18, 2017 1:58 AM

Jack Capuano is out as head coach of the last-place Islanders, with the team announcing the move Tuesday amid its 17-17-8 start to the season.

Assistant GM Doug Weight will take over as coach on an interim basis. According to an NHL source, the Islanders have received permission from Florida to talk to former Panthers coach Gerard Gallant.

Tags: New York Islanders, Florida Panthers, Misc Rumor

Landeskog Doesn't Want To Be Traded From Avs

Jan 17, 2017 5:54 PM

Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog said he does not want to be traded, reiterating that he wants to be a part of last-place Colorado's rebuild.

The last-place Avalanche dealt veteran forward Cody McLeod to the Predators in exchange for prospect Felix Girard.
"I want to be an Avalanche, to stay an Avalanche and be in Denver for a long, long time," Landeskog told the Denver Post on Monday.

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Isles Fire Head Coach Jack Capuano

Jan 17, 2017 5:49 PM

Jack Capuano is out as head coach of the last-place New York Islanders, with the team announcing the move Tuesday amid its 17-17-8 start to the season.

Assistant general manager Doug Weight will take over as coach on an interim basis.

The move comes one day after the Islanders shut out the Boston Bruins 4-0. Snow said the halfway point of the season played a role in the timing of the move.

Tags: New York Islanders, Misc Rumor

Lightning Retire St. Louis' No. 26

Jan 15, 2017 1:28 AM

The Tampa Bay Lightning have retired Martin St. Louis' uniform No. 26 -- the first player in franchise history to receive the honor.

St. Louis was honored in a pregame ceremony Friday night before the Lightning's 3-1 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

A key member of Tampa Bay's 2004 Stanley Cup championship team, St. Louis holds the franchise record for points (953) and assists (588).

Tags: Tampa Bay Lightning, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Avs Trade Cody McLeod To Predators For Prospect

Jan 14, 2017 2:11 AM

The sell-off began in Colorado on Friday with the last-place Avalanche dealing veteran forward Cody McLeod to the Nashville Predators in exchange for prospect Felix Girard.

A source told ESPN that the Avalanche retained 40 percent of McLeod's remaining salary and cap hit. The 32-year-old has another year left on his deal after this season at a $1.33 million cap hit.

Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Nashville Predators, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Alex Ovechkin Reaches 1,000 Career Point Milestone

Jan 12, 2017 1:14 AM

Alex Ovechkin scored 35 seconds into the Washington Capitals' 5-2 victory over Sidney Crosby and the rival Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night to become the 84th player in NHL history to record 1,000 career points.

Tags: Washington Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Leafs Claim Curtis McElhinney Off Waivers From Jackets
The Leafs claimed the veteran backup goalie on Tuesday from the Blue Jackets.

NHL Announces All-Star Game Rosters
The Blackhawks led the league with four players selected for the All-Star weekend in Los Angeles on January 27-29.

Leafs Trade Jhonas Enroth To Ducks For 2018 Draft Pick
Goaltender Jhonas Enroth has split his time this season between the Leafs and the AHL Marlies.

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Roberto Luongo Records 448th NHL Career Win
Roberto Luongo made 28 saves in the Panthers 3-0 win over the Devils on Monday night.

Jackets Waive Goalie Curtis McElhinney
The Jackets have recalled Anton Forsberg from the Cleveland Monsters of the AHL.

Ducks Sign Dustin Tokarski To One-Year Extension
Goaltender Dustin Tokarski has a 10-12-5 record in 34 NHL games with the Ducks, Canadiens, and Lightning.

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Coyotes Claim Burmistrov Off Waivers From Jets
Center Alexander Burmistrov has collected two assists in 23 games with the Jets this season.

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Canadiens Sign Montoya To Extension
By signing backup goalie Al Montoya the Canadiens now have a player they can expose in the June expansion draft.

Gretzky: Outdoor NHL Games Good For Sport
Wayne Gretzky is a fan of the outdoor NHL games that have become the marquee attraction of the league.

Isles Waive Goalie Jaroslav Halak
For the season to date, Jaroslav Halak was 6-8-5 in the net for the Islanders.

Hawks Sign Artemi Panarin To New Two-Year Deal
Artemi Panarin would have been a restricted free agent on July 1.

NHL Names Jagr, Carter, Talbot 'Three Stars'
Jaromir Jagr led the League with five assists in three games to move into second place in all-time NHL scoring and power the Panthers to three out of a possible six standings points.

Pens Extend Coach Mike Sullivan Through 2019-20 Season
Under head coach Mike Sullivan the Penguins won the 2016 Stanley Cup.

Steve Downie Critical Of Don Cherry, Coyotes
Former NHL player Steve Downie is criticizing the culture of violence that he believes Don Cherry perpetuates in his videos.

Red Wings Lose Howard For Four To Six Weeks
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard suffered a knee sprain in Tuesday night's loss at Tampa Bay.

David Legwand Retires After 16-Year NHL Career
David Legwand is Nashville's career leader in goals with 210.

Jagr Passes Messier For No. 2 On NHL Points List
Jaromir Jagr broke a tie with Mark Messier for No. 2 on the career points list on Thursday night.

Hawks Place Anisomov On IR; Crawford Returns
Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said that Corey Crawford will start in the goal on Friday.

Ben Bishop To Miss Three To Four Weeks
The Lightning have recalled goalie Kristers Gudlevskis from Syracuse of the AHL.

Tortorella First U.S.-Born Coach To Reach 500 Wins
Blue Jackets captain Nick Foligno said it was a special moment handing coach John Tortorella the game puck in the locker room.