October 2017 - Hockey Wiretap

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

Oct 24, 2017 3:01 PM

The Panthers have claimed Antti Niemi off waivers to shore up their goaltending position, with starter Roberto Luongo sidelined because of an injury to his right hand.

Niemi was claimed on Tuesday, a day after being waived by the Penguins. He allowed 16 goals in losing three games for the Penguins. Niemi is now on his third team in four months and fourth since winning the 2010 Stanley Cup with Chicago.


Tags: Florida Panthers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Misc Rumor, Waiver

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
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.


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 NHL.com voters, while Sidney Crosby received four first-place votes for the award.