December 2015 - Hockey Wiretap

Evander Kane Being Investigated For Sex Offense

Dec 28, 2015 12:22 AM

Sabres left wing Evander Kane missed practice Sunday amid multiple reports that he is being investigated for a sex offense.

The alleged incident, first reported by the Buffalo News, is said to have taken place Sunday morning in a downtown Buffalo hotel near the First Niagara Center, where the Sabres play their home games.

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Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Legal, Misc Rumor

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Isles Place Jaroslav Halak On IR

Dec 28, 2015 12:17 AM

The Islanders have placed goalie Jaroslav Halak on injured reserve Sunday because of an upper-body injury.

Halak is 10-6-3 with a 2.09 goals-against average and two shutouts in 20 games this season. The move is retroactive to last Monday.

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Tags: New York Islanders, Injury, Misc Rumor

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McDavid Resumes Skating, Return Still Unknown

Dec 23, 2015 1:45 AM

While Oilers rookie Connor McDavid is progressing nicely from a fractured clavicle, he says his return date remains unknown.

McDavid, who resumed skating last week, has missed the past 22 games since being injured against the Flyers on Nov. 3.

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Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Wild Sign Jared Spurgeon To Four-Year, $20.75M Deal

Dec 22, 2015 12:16 AM

The Wild signed defenseman Jared Spurgeon to a $20.75 million, four-year contract extension that begins next season.

The deal was announced Monday before the Wild hosted the Stars.

"I think it's a fair-market-value contract," GM Chuck Fletcher said. "We were able to secure the prime years of Jared's career."

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Tags: Minnesota Wild, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Stamkos Wants To Stay With Lightning

Dec 21, 2015 4:03 PM

Lightning star captain Steven Stamkos made it clear on Saturday he wants to remain with the team long term, despite reports that he is probably on his way out of Tampa Bay.

Stamkos, who is in the final year of his contract, told the Tampa Bay Times that his representatives and the Lightning are "definitely still talking," and that he's optimistic an extension can be reached.

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Tags: Tampa Bay Lightning, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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NHL Names Varlamov, Oshie, Koivu 'Three Stars'

Dec 21, 2015 3:59 PM

Avalanche goaltender Semyon Varlamov, Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie and Wild center Mikko Koivu have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Dec. 20.

FIRST STAR – SEMYON VARLAMOV, G, AVALANCHE

Varlamov went 3-0-0 with a 0.67 goals-against average, .981 save percentage and one shutout to help the Avalanche (17-16-1, 35 points) extend their winning streak to five games, their longest such run since March 25 – April 5, 2014 (6-0-0). 

SECOND STAR – T.J. OSHIE, RW, CAPITALS

Oshie paced the NHL with five goals and shared the League lead with eight points as the Capitals (24-6-2, 50 points) won all four of their games to move into first place in the overall standings.

THIRD STAR – MIKKO KOIVU, C, WILD

Koivu tied for first in the NHL with 3-5—8 in three games to lift the Wild (17-8-6, 40 points) to a pair of wins. 

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Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Washington Capitals, Minnesota Wild, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Coyotes Place John Scott On Waivers

Dec 18, 2015 5:29 PM

The NHL's leading vote-getter for the All-Star Game, John Scott, was placed on waivers by the Coyotes on Friday.

It's the third time Scott has been waived by the team this year. The two previous times he wasn't sent down after clearing waivers; it was simply done to create roster flexibility. The enforcer, who has embraced the funny campaign to get him into the All-Star Game, has said he would likely go if voted in.

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Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, All-Star, Misc Rumor

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Coyotes Send Lucas Lessio To Habs For Christian Thomas

Dec 16, 2015 1:13 AM

The Coyotes acquired forward Christian Thomas from the Canadiens in exchange for forward Lucas Lessio on Tuesday.

Thomas has registered two assists in five games with the Canadiens this season.

Thomas was drafted by the Rangers in the second round in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

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Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Montreal Canadiens, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Wild Claim Jarret Stoll Off Waivers From Rangers

Dec 15, 2015 4:22 PM

The Wild claimed center Jarret Stoll off waivers from the Rangers on Tuesday.

Stoll had one goal and two assists in 29 games with New York. He had gone 18 games without a point. He was put on waivers Monday.

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Tags: Minnesota Wild, New York Rangers, Misc Rumor, Waiver

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Pens Send Scuderi To Blackhawks For Daley

Dec 15, 2015 2:14 AM

The Penguins have sent Rob Scuderi to the Blackhawks in exchange for Trevor Daley. Two sources said Pittsburgh was retaining one-third of Scuderi's $3 million salary.

Both players have another year left on their respective contracts after this season, with Scuderi carrying a $3.38 million cap hit and Daley a $3.3 million cap hit, according to an ESPN.com report on Monday.

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Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Chicago Blackhawks, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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KHL Expands Into China Next Season
The Russian-based KHL will have a team in Beijing, the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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NHL Suspends Nate Thompson Three-Games
Nate Thompson has been suspended for three games for an illegal check on the Canes' Justin Faulk last week.

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Penguins Fire Mike Johnston
The Penguins are 28th in scoring.

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NHL Ends Draft Compensation For Hiring Coaches, Executives
The NHL will again allow teams the right to grant or deny permission to talk to coaches and executives under contract.

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Pascal Dupuis Forced To Retire From NHL
Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis retired Tuesday because of a medical condition related to blood clots.

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Bettman: No Timetable On NHL Expansion
Commissioner Gary Bettman said no decision has been made on whether to add one, two or no teams.

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Coyotes Claim Viktor Tikhonov Off Waivers From Hawks
Forward Viktor Tikhonov has played in 11 games for the Blackhawks this season.

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Lightning Sign Coach Jon Cooper To Extension
Jon Cooper has signed a multiyear deal with the Lightning.

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Kings' Matt Greene To Have Shoulder Surgery
Kings GM Deal Lombardi has announced that Matt Green will be out indefinitely.

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NHL Names Kane, Holtby, Duchene 'Three Stars' For November
Patrick Kane led the NHL with 15 assists and 23 points to guide the Hawks to a 7-3-3 month of November.

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