November 2019 - Hockey Wiretap

Roberto Luongo Joins Panthers As Special Advisor To GM

Nov 15, 2019 1:30 AM

Roberto Luongo retired from the Florida Panthers. He just never left.

And now the goaltender is officially part of the franchise again.

Florida's all-time leader in wins and shutouts has agreed to become a special adviser to general manager Dale Tallon, a move that has been in the works for some time and was formally announced Wednesday.

Tags: Florida Panthers, Signing

Sidney Crosby To Miss Six Weeks After Core Muscle Surgery

Nov 15, 2019 1:32 AM

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby underwent surgery for a core muscle injury Thursday and is out at least six weeks, the team announced.

General manager Jim Rutherford said the surgery was performed by Dr. William Meyers of the Vincera Institute in Philadelphia. The team said in a statement that Crosby has been dealing with a sports hernia since training camp.

Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Injury

Kings Bench Veteran Ilya Kovalchuk

Nov 13, 2019 1:25 AM

Left winger Ilya Kovalchuk was a healthy scratch for the Los Angeles Kings against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night, and general manager Rob Blake refused to say how long the veteran will be out of the lineup.

Tags: Los Angeles Kings, Misc Rumor

NHL Suspends Nick Foligno Three Games For Hit On Edouard Bellemare

Nov 12, 2019 2:39 PM

The NHL suspended Columbus forward Nick Foligno for three games for a hit that leveled Colorado Avalanche forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare.

The Department of Player Safety announced the penalty for the Blue Jackets' captain on Monday.

Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets, Colorado Avalanche, Suspension

Anders Nilsson, Auston Matthews, Cale Makar Named NHL's 'Three Stars'

Nov 11, 2019 2:39 PM

Ottawa Senators goaltender Anders Nilsson, Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews and Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” for the week ending Nov. 10.

Nilsson stopped 96 of the 101 shots he faced, compiling a 3-0-0 record, 1.64 goals-against average and .950 save percentage to backstop the Senators (6-9-1, 13 points) to wins in each of his three starts. 

Matthews factored on nine of his team’s 11 goals last week, leading all NHL skaters with 2-7—9 in four appearances to help the Maple Leafs (9-6-4, 22 points) to a 2-1-1 record.

Makar tied for the NHL lead among defensemen in goals and points last week with 3-3—6 in three contests to propel the Avalanche (10-5-2, 22 points) to a pair of wins in three outings. 

Press Release

Tags: Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Avalanche, Personal Award

Coyotes Sign GM John Chayka To Extension

Nov 11, 2019 2:35 PM

The Arizona Coyotes have signed general manager John Chayka to a long-term contract extension.

Terms of the deal announced Monday were not disclosed.

Chayka has built the Coyotes into playoff contenders since becoming the youngest general manager in North American major sports history at 26 in 2017.

Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Signing

Sidney Crosby Won't Play Against Rangers Due To Lower-Body Injury

Nov 11, 2019 2:33 PM

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby missed practice Monday and will not play against the New York Rangers on Tuesday in New York because of a lower-body injury.

"Sid is continuing to be evaluated right now," coach Mike Sullivan said. "I don't have an update for you. He will not play against the Rangers tomorrow. When I get further information, I will let you know."

Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers, Injury

Leafs Lose Mitch Marner For At Least Four Weeks With Ankle Injury

Nov 11, 2019 2:31 PM

Toronto Maple Leafs star Mitch Marner will be out a minimum of four weeks after sustaining an ankle injury Saturday against the Flyers.

Marner, 22, is the Leafs' second-leading scorer with 18 points (four goals, 14 assists) in 18 games this season.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Injury

Bettman: NHL To Play In Europe Again Next Season

Nov 9, 2019 1:07 AM

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the league plans to return to Europe for games in the next two years.

Citing huge demand, Bettman said on Friday that the Boston Bruins and Nashville Predators will open the regular season next year with a game in Prague. The Colorado Avalanche and Columbus Blue Jackets will play a couple of games in the Finnish capital of Helsinki.

Tags: Boston Bruins, Colorado Avalanche, Columbus Blue Jackets, Nashville Predators, Misc Rumor

Alexander Steen Out At Least Four Weeks With Ankle Sprain

Nov 8, 2019 2:16 AM

St. Louis Blues forward Alexander Steen will miss at least four weeks after suffering a high ankle sprain during Wednesday's game, general manager Doug Armstrong announced Thursday.

Steen left the Blues' 5-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday after an awkward collision with Alex Chiasson late in the second period.

Tags: St Louis Blues, Injury

Blues Acquire Jacob De La Rose From Wings For Robby Fabbri

Evander Kane Sued By Vegas Casino For $500K In Gambling Credits

Milan Lucic Suspended Two Games For Roughing Kole Sherwood

Adam Boqvist Practices With Hawks Before Likely Debut

Jets Receive Bad Health News On Dustin Byfuglien, Mark Letestu