October 2021 - Hockey Wiretap

Still No Timetable For Sidney Crosby's Return

Oct 23, 2021 11:14 AM

Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby still isn't sure when he will be cleared to return after he had left wrist surgery last month.

Crosby skated with his teammates for more than an hour Friday in the latest step in his recovery from surgery in early September. The team announced at the time of the procedure that Crosby would miss a minimum of six weeks.

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Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Sources: Jack Eichel To Make Last Attempt To Get Preferred Surgery

Oct 22, 2021 11:38 AM

Jack Eichel's camp is making one last attempt to convince Buffalo Sabres management to let him get his preferred surgery, sources told ESPN.

Eichel, 24, has a herniated disk in his neck, and there is now urgency to have it addressed as soon as possible. Initially, Eichel was hopeful that the Sabres would trade him to a team that would allow him to get a disk replacement surgery. The Sabres prefer Eichel receive a fusion surgery, as a disk replacement has never been performed on an NHL player. Under NHL collective bargaining agreement rules, teams have the final say on how to treat injuries.

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Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Carey Price Resumes Skating, Encouraged By Rehab

Oct 21, 2021 12:20 PM

Carey Price resumed skating Thursday and is in the Montreal Canadiens gym and medical clinic almost every day, working a surgically repaired knee back into shape for what will be the goalie's 15th NHL season. It's a return to business after a busy, short offseason, the Canadiens having gone to the 2021 Stanley Cup Final, losing the best-of-7 series in five games to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Arthroscopic surgery July 22 in New York cleaned up Price's torn meniscus, the shock-absorbing cartilage in the knee. The Canadiens said at the time his full recovery would take 10-12 weeks; but Price said he's encouraged by his rehabilitation.

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Tags: Montreal Canadiens, Injury

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Devils' Jack Hughes On IR With Dislocated Shoulder

Oct 21, 2021 12:07 PM

New Jersey Devils center Jack Hughes was placed on injured reserve Thursday with a dislocated left shoulder and is out indefinitely.

The Devils said Hughes will not need surgery after an MRI confirmed no additional damage to his shoulder.

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Max Domi Out 2-4 Weeks With Rib Fracture

Oct 18, 2021 8:29 PM

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Max Domi will miss two to four weeks with a rib fracture, the team said Monday.

The 26-year-old center was injured in the Blue Jackets' 2-1 win over Seattle on Saturday.

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NHL Suspends Evander Kane 21 Games For COVID Violation

Oct 18, 2021 8:28 PM

San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane has been suspended for 21 games without pay by the NHL for an "established violation" of the NHL/NHLPA COVID-19 protocol.

Sources confirmed earlier this month that Kane was being investigated over allegations that he submitted a fake COVID-19 vaccination card to the NHL and the Sharks.

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Cooper: Nikita Kucherov's Injury 'Definitely Not A Day-To-Day Thing'

Oct 18, 2021 1:50 PM

Tampa Bay Lightning star Nikita Kucherov's injury is expected to keep him out of the lineup for a significant amount of time, according to coach Jon Cooper.

"Definitely not a day-to-day thing," Cooper said after the Lightning's skate Monday.

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Golden Knights Lose Max Pacioretty, Mark Stone To Injuries

Oct 17, 2021 1:03 PM

The Vegas Golden Knights lost two more players when forward Max Pacioretty and captain Mark Stone were injured Thursday against the Los Angeles Kings, adding two key names to the Golden Knights' long list of inactives.

Pacioretty is week to week after he broke a foot during the 6-2 loss to the Kings, coach Peter DeBoer said Saturday. Pacioretty led Vegas with 24 goals last season.

Stone is day to day with a lower-body injury. The 29-year-old Stone had 21 goals and a team-high 61 points last year.

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Red Wings' Dylan Larkin Suspended One Game For Roughing

Oct 15, 2021 7:16 PM

The NHL suspended Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin for a game for roughing Tampa Bay forward Mathieu Joseph.

The league announced the penalty Friday, adding Larkin will give up $30,500 in pay that will go toward the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Bruins, Charlie McAvoy Agree To Eight-Year, $76M Deal

Oct 15, 2021 12:57 PM

Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy has agreed to an eight-year, $76 million contract extension, a source told ESPN on Friday.

The 23-year-old was due to be a restricted free agent after the season.

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Avs' Gabriel Landeskog Suspended Two Games For Boarding

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Senators Sign Brady Tkachuk To Seven-Year, $57.5M Deal

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Maple Leafs NHL's Most Valuable At $2B

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Maple Leafs To Sport TikTok Helmet Decals

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Alex Ovechkin Scores Twice, Now No. 5 In All Time NHL Goals

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Predators Sign Mattias Ekholm To Four-Year, $25M Extension

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NHL To Use Tech To Track Pucks, Players This Season

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Alex Ovechkin Remains Game-Time Decision For Opener

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Bettman Says NHL Has Only Four Unvaccinated Players To Open Season

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Nathan MacKinnon To Miss Opener With COVID-19

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Alex Ovechkin Questionable For Season Opener

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Sidney Crosby To Miss Opener

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Canadiens, Nick Suzuki Agree To Eight-Year, $63M Deal

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Blackhawks, Erik Gustafsson Agree To One-Year, $800K Deal

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Lightning Give Coach Jon Cooper Three-Year Extension

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Rangers, Mika Zibanejad Agree To Eight-Year, $58M Deal

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Sidney Crosby Returns To Practice, Status For Opener Unknown

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Alex Ovechkin Injured In Preseason Finale

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Panthers, Aleksander Barkov Agree To Eight-Year, $80M Deal

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Patrick Kane, Seth Jones, Auston Matthews Named To Olympic Team

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