Hockey Wiretap

Maple Leafs, Roman Polak Agree To One-Year Deal

Oct 22, 2017 5:30 PM

The Maple Leafs announced today that the club has agreed to terms with defenceman Roman Polak to a one-year contract worth $1.1M.

Polak, 31, has registered 23 goals and 92 assists in 634 career NHL games with the Maple Leafs, Sharks and Blues. In 2016-17, he collected 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in 75 regular season games with Toronto while also skating in two playoff games.

The Ostrava, Czech Republic native was originally selected by St. Louis in the sixth round (180th overall) of the 2004 NHL Draft.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Penguins Acquire Riley Sheahan, Draft Pick From Red Wings

Oct 22, 2017 1:16 AM

The Penguins have acquired forward Riley Sheahan and a 2018 fifth-round draft pick from the Red Wings in exchange for forward Scott Wilson and a 2018 third-round draft pick.

The 25-year-old Sheahan, whose contract expires at the end of this season, has no points in eight games this year. Sheahan has 38 goals and 60 assists in 292 career games with Detroit. He was the Red Wings' first-round draft pick in 2010.

Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Adam McQuaid Out 6-8 Weeks With Broken Figula

Oct 20, 2017 5:08 PM

Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid broke his right fibula against the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday and is expected to miss eight weeks.

McQuaid, 31, was injured blocking a shot by Canucks defenseman Ben Hutton in the third period of the Bruins' 6-3 victory at TD Garden. He is scheduled to have surgery on Monday.

McQuaid was a second round pick in 2005 by Columbus.

Tags: Boston Bruins, Injury

Devils Place Cory Schneider On Injured Reserve

Oct 20, 2017 5:05 PM

Cory Schneider was placed on injured reserve by the New Jersey Devils on Friday because of a lower-body injury.

Schneider is 4-1-0 with a 3.30 goals-against average and .907 save percentage.

New Jersey recalled goaltender Scott Wedgewood from Binghamton of the American Hockey League under emergency conditions to back up Kinkaid.

Tags: New Jersey Devils, Injury

Oilers Place Leon Draisaitl On IR With Concussion Symptoms

Oct 17, 2017 1:24 AM

Edmonton Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl was placed on injured reserve Monday as he deals with an eye injury that is creating concussion symptoms.

"He had an eye injury," coach Todd McLellan said Saturday. "The eye was swollen shut. Obviously, the eye is attached to the head, which leads to concussion-type symptoms now."

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Injury, Misc Rumor

Erik Karlsson Will Make Season Debut Tuesday

Oct 16, 2017 3:33 PM

Ottawa defenseman Erik Karlsson will make his season debut when the Senators host the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.

Senators coach Guy Boucher confirmed his captain's return to the lineup at Monday's practice.

Karlsson missed Ottawa's first five games of the season after undergoing offseason surgery to fix tendons in his left foot.

Tags: Ottawa Senators, Injury, Misc Rumor

Golden Knights Place Fleury, Marchessault On IR

Oct 16, 2017 1:21 AM

The Vegas Golden Knights placed goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury and forward Jonathan Marchessault on injured reserve Sunday, general manager George McPhee announced.

Fleury took a knee to the head in Friday's loss to the Red Wings. The NHL didn't think the hit was severe enough to take him off the ice as part of its concussion protocol, but Fleury has a history of concussions.

Marchessault suffered a lower-body injury Friday. Both players are expected to miss at least a week.

Tags: Vegas, Injury, Misc Rumor

Mark Streit Weighing Options

Oct 14, 2017 2:22 AM

A person with direct knowledge of the situation says defenseman Mark Streit will not report to the minors after clearing waivers and will spend the next few days weighing his options.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because talks between Streit and the Montreal Canadiens have been private.

Tags: Montreal Canadiens, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

Golden Knights Win Emotional Home Opener

Oct 11, 2017 1:56 AM

Before the Vegas Golden Knights took the ice in their inaugural home game on Tuesday night, the team introduced first responders in an emotional 15-minute ceremony. Doctors, nurses, policemen and firefighters were called out by name, accompanied by Golden Knights players.

There also was a 58-second moment of silence to honor the 58 people killed in the worst mass shooting in American history, which occurred Oct. 1 at a country music concert in Las Vegas -- less than a mile from T-Mobile Arena, home of the Golden Knights. The names of the victims were emblazoned on the ice.

The Golden Knights beat the Coyotes 5-2 to become the first expansion team to start 3-0.

Tags: Vegas, Phoenix Coyotes, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

Nathan Walker Becomes First Australian To Play In NHL

Oct 9, 2017 1:33 AM

Nathan Walker became the first Australian native to play in the NHL and had a grand debut when the Washington Capitals forward scored his first career goal on Sunday.

"At first, I wasn't 100 percent sure," the 23-year-old said of his goal.

Tags: Washington Capitals, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

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.

Press Release

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.

Golden Knights Claim Malcolm Subban Off Waivers From Bruins
Former first-round pick Malcolm was claimed by Golden Knights GM George McPhee on Tuesday.

Zach Parise To Miss At Least Two Regular Season Games
Wild left wing Zach Parise has been bothered by a back injury.

Connor McDavid The Preseason Pick For MVP
Connor McDavid received 11 first-place votes from a panel of voters, while Sidney Crosby received four first-place votes for the award.

Senators, Craig Anderson Agree To Two-Year, $9.5M Deal
Goalie Craig Anderson was set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2017-18 season.

Jaromir Jagr Drawing Interest From Blues
The Blues are discussing the possibility of signing Jaromir Jagr, the second-leading scorer in NHL history.

Sharks' Ward Decides Not To Kneel For Anthem
Joel Ward wrote on Twitter he felt "the original message that was trying to be communicated had been lost," as many have confused kneeling during the anthem as a protest of the flag or military.

Joel Ward Mulling Anthem Protest
Sharks forward Joel Ward is Canadian and one of about 30 black players currently in the NHL.

Penguins Will Visit The White House
The Stanley Cup champion Penguins said they "respect the institution of the Office of the President."

Erik Karlsson Skates For First Time Since Surgery
Senators captain Erik Karlsson skated with his teammates on Saturday at the Canadian Tire Centre.

Alexander Steen Injures Left Hand
Blues forward Alexander Steen will miss the rest of training camp.

Coyotes Trade McGinn To Panthers For Demers
Defenseman Jason Demers scored nine goals and had 19 assists for the Panthers last season.