Hockey Wiretap

Auston Matthews Will Miss Fourth Straight Game

Nov 16, 2017 2:16 PM

Injured Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews will miss his fourth straight game when Toronto hosts the Devils on Thursday night.

Leafs coach Mike Babcock confirmed at practice that Matthews will sit out the game as he continues to deal with an upper-body injury.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, New Jersey Devils, Injury, Misc Rumor

Kings Trade Michael Cammalleri To Oilers For Jussi Jokinen

Nov 15, 2017 2:33 PM

The Kings have acquired forward Jussi Jokinen from the Oilers in exchange for forward Michael Cammalleri, Kings Vice President and GM Rob Blake announced today.

Jokinen has played in 14 games with the Oilers this year, recording one point and two penalty minutes. The native of Kalajoki, Finland has played for the Oilers, Panthers, Penguins, Hurricanes, Lightning and Stars during his 13-year NHL career. 

Cammalleri appeared in 15 games this season with the Kings, posting seven points (3-4=7), a plus-1 rating and four penalty minutes.

Press Release

Tags: Los Angeles Kings, Edmonton Oilers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Lightning Acquire Louis Domingue From Coyotes

Nov 14, 2017 12:51 PM

The Lightning have acquired goaltender Louis Domingue (doh-MING, LOO-ee) from the Coyotes in exchange for goaltender Michael Leighton and forward Tye McGinn, vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman announced.

Domingue, 25, has appeared in seven games with the Coyotes this season, posting a 4.33 goals-against average and .856 save percentage. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound goaltender has played in 84 career NHL games, all with Arizona over the past four seasons, compiling a record of 27-41-7 to go along with a 3.00 goals-against average and .906 save percentage with two shutouts.

Domingue was originally selected by the Coyotes in the fifth round, 138th overall, at the 2010 NHL Draft.

Tags: Tampa Bay Lightning, Phoenix Coyotes, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Avs Send Matt Duchene To Ottawa In 3-Way Deal

Nov 6, 2017 2:15 AM

The Ottawa Senators have acquired center Matt Duchene from the Colorado Avalanche as part of a three-way deal that also involved the Nashville Predators.

Center Kyle Turris is going from Ottawa to Nashville in the deal and agreed to a six-year, $36 million contract extension with the Predators.

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

Jackets Sign Maxime Fortier To Three-Year Entry Level Deal

Nov 5, 2017 2:40 PM

The Blue Jackets have signed right wing Maxime Fortier to a three-year entry level contract, club GM Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Fortier is currently playing with the Halifax Mooseheads of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

Fortier, 19, has registered 85 goals and 137 assists for 222 points with 80 penalty minutes in 221 career QMJHL games with the Mooseheads, including 13-14-27, 10 penalty minutes and a +12 plus/minus rating in 19 games this season.

The 5-10, 184-pound native of Montreal, Quebec made his QMJHL debut in 2013-14 and the following year spent his first full season in the league. 

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Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets, Misc Rumor, Signing

Brett Pesce To Miss Two-Games With Concussion

Nov 1, 2017 3:09 PM

Hurricanes defenseman Brett Pesce will miss the team's upcoming two-game road trip with a concussion.

Coach Bill Peters announced Pesce's condition Wednesday, one day after the defenseman was struck in the head by a puck during practice.

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, Injury, Misc Rumor

Backes To Have Colon Surgery, To Miss Eight Weeks

Nov 1, 2017 3:06 PM

Bruins forward David Backes is going to undergo surgery to remove a portion of his colon and will miss about eight weeks, the team said Wednesday.

Backes has been dealing with diverticulitis, a disease characterized by inflammation in the intestinal tract.

Tags: Boston Bruins, Injury, Misc Rumor

Coyotes Send Draft Pick To Devils For Scott Wedgewood

Oct 28, 2017 2:13 PM

Coyotes President of Hockey Operations and General Manager John Chayka announced today that the Coyotes have acquired goaltender Scott Wedgewood from the Devils in exchange for a fifth-round draft choice in 2018 (originally Calgary's).

The 25-year-old Wedgewood is 1-0-0 with a 1.00 goals against average (GAA) and a .973 save percentage (SV%) with the Binghamton Devils (AHL) this season.

Wedgewood was originally drafted by New Jersey in the third round (84th overall) in the 2010 Entry Draft.

Press Release

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, New Jersey Devils, Official Trade

Winless Coyotes Aren't Pushing Panic Button

Oct 27, 2017 1:48 AM

Coyotes GM John Chayka watched as goalie Antti Raanta stopped pucks on the ice, which was a rare sight this season: a key acquisition in the offseason, Raanta has played about 90 minutes through nine games because of injury.

Arizona is 0-8-1, at the very bottom of the NHL standings. This is despite a handful of high-profile moves from Chayka in the offseason -- getting Raanta and center Derek Stepan from the Rangers, defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson from the Blackhawks and snagging head coach Rick Tocchet from the Stanley Cup champion Penguins' staff.

Under Chayka, the 28-year-old wunderkind, the Coyotes are 30-50-11 through Wednesday night.

"We're in a rut as an organization -- not these [nine] games, but for five or six years," he said.

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Misc Rumor

Zach Parise Undergoes Back Surgery

Oct 24, 2017 3:04 PM

Wild forward Zach Parise underwent back surgery Tuesday and will be out eight to 10 weeks, general manager Chuck Fletcher announced.

The 33-year-old has practiced some but hasn't played in a game this season because of back issues. Parise had a microdiscectomy procedure, which is a minimally invasive surgery to relieve pressure on a lumbar herniated disk.

Tags: Minnesota Wild, Injury, Misc Rumor

Panthers Claim Antti Niemi Off Waivers From Penguins
Veteran goaltender Antti Niemi in now on his third team in four months.

Maple Leafs, Roman Polak Agree To One-Year Deal
Roman Polak scored four goals in 75 regular season games with the Maple Leafs last season.

Penguins Acquire Riley Sheahan, Draft Pick From Red Wings
The Penguins have sent Scott Wilson and a 2018 third-round draft pick to the Red Wings.

Adam McQuaid Out 6-8 Weeks With Broken Figula
Adam McQuaid was injured blocking a shot by Canucks defenseman Ben Hutton

Devils Place Cory Schneider On Injured Reserve
Cory Schneider is 4-1-0 with a 3.30 goals-against average and .907 save percentage.

Oilers Place Leon Draisaitl On IR With Concussion Symptoms
Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl is dealing with an eye injury.

Erik Karlsson Will Make Season Debut Tuesday
Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson missed the team's first five games of the season to fix tendons in his left foot.

Golden Knights Place Fleury, Marchessault On IR
Vegas goalie Marc-Andre Fleury has a history of concussions.

Mark Streit Weighing Options
Defenseman Mark Streit will not report to the AHL after clearing waivers.

Golden Knights Win Emotional Home Opener
The Vegas Golden Knights beat the Coyotes 5-2 on Tuesday night to become the first expansion team to start 3-0.

Nathan Walker Becomes First Australian To Play In NHL
Nathan Walker scored his first career goal for the Capitals on Sunday.

Jagr Wants More Practice Before Making Debut With Flames
Flames head coach Glen Gulutzan said that Jaromir Jagr will make his own decision when he plays in his first game for the Flames.

J.T Brown Raises Fist During National Anthem
J.T. Brown's raised fist is the first known demonstration of any kind during the anthem in an NHL game regular-season game.

Vegas Golden Knights Open NHL Season 2-0
The Golden Knights beat the Coyotes 2-1 in overtime on Saturday night.

Ovechkin Opens Season With Two Hat Tricks
Alex Ovechkin becomes the first player since the NHL's inaugural season to open the season with consecutive hat tricks.

Maple Leafs Acquire Calvin Pickard From Golden Knights
The Maple Leafs sent Tobias Lindberg and a 2018 sixth-round draft pick to the Golden Knights.

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Jaromir Jagr Signs One-Year Deal With Flames
Jaromir Jagr had been considering playing in his native Czech Republic this season.

Sabres Lock Up Jack Eichel With Eight-Year, $80M Deal
The deal was reached just two days before the Sabres season-opener with the Canadiens.

Blue Jackets Re-Sign Josh Anderson
The Jackets have signed Josh Anderson to a three-year, $5.55M deal.

Laurene Powell Jobs Buys Stake In Capitals
Billionaire executive Laurene Powell Jobs has agreed to buy a 20 percent stake in Ted Leonsis' Monumental Sports and Entertainment.