February 2021 - Hockey Wiretap

Sidney Crosby To Make Season Debut Saturday Night

Nov 2, 2021 1:18 AM

Penguins star Sidney Crosby, who underwent left wrist surgery Sept. 8, will make his season debut Saturday night against the visiting New Jersey Devils.

Crosby, 34, had estimated he would miss "at least" six weeks, and it has been a little more than seven weeks since the procedure.

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Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, New Jersey Devils, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Gary Bettman Meets With Kyle Beach To Offer Help

Nov 2, 2021 1:18 AM

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman talked to Kyle Beach on Saturday about what the league can do to better protect its players after the former first-round pick said he was sexually assaulted by an assistant coach in 2010 and that his allegations were largely ignored by the Chicago Blackhawks.

Susan Loggans, an attorney representing Beach in a lawsuit against the team, said Bettman expressed his "sincere regret" over what Beach had experienced. He also offered the NHL's help with psychological services and anything else that the league had available.

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Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Legal, Misc Rumor

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Panthers Name Andrew Brunette New Head Coach

Oct 30, 2021 6:16 PM

Andrew Brunette has a chance to be an NHL head coach now, taking over a Florida Panthers team that is off to the best start in franchise history.

Brunette debuted as the replacement for Joel Quenneville as Florida's coach Friday, running the Panthers through a gameday practice in Detroit. And he made it clear that the Panthers' on-ice matters are dwarfed by the bigger issue of the sexual assaults reported by former Chicago Blackhawks player Kyle Beach in 2010 and the subsequent cover-up that has engulfed the sport after details came out in recent days.

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Morgan Rielly Signs Eight-Year, $60M Extension With Maple Leafs

Oct 30, 2021 6:16 PM

The Maple Leafs announced Friday that Rielly has signed an eight-year, $60 million extension to remain with Toronto, the same team that took him fifth overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

The deal removes any possibility of Rielly hitting the market as an unrestricted free agent this summer.

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Joel Quenneville Resigns From Panthers Amid Blackhawks' Scandal

Oct 29, 2021 6:14 PM

Joel Quenneville resigned Thursday as head coach of the Florida Panthers following a meeting with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman about his involvement in the Chicago Blackhawks' sexual abuse case.

Assistant coach Andrew Brunette will take over on an interim basis, an NHL source told ESPN.

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Tags: Florida Panthers, Chicago Blackhawks, Legal, Misc Rumor

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Drew Doughty Out About Eight Weeks; Sean Walker Out For The Season

Oct 29, 2021 1:01 AM

Kings defenseman Drew Doughty will be out for about eight weeks with a bruised right knee.

Doughty will need six weeks of recovery from the first significant injury of his 14-year NHL career before he begins skating again. The Kings hope the 2016 Norris Trophy winner can return to the lineup in less than two months, Los Angeles general manager Rob Blake said Wednesday.

Blake also announced that defenseman Sean Walker is out for the season after tearing ligaments in his knee. 

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Nikita Kucherov To Miss Eight To 10 Weeks After Procedure

Oct 29, 2021 1:01 AM

Tampa Bay Lightning star Nikita Kucherov underwent a procedure Tuesday for an unspecified lower-body injury and will be out for approximately eight to 10 weeks, the team announced Wednesday.

Kucherov suffered the injury Oct. 16 against the Washington Capitals, doubling over in pain after an innocent-looking collision, and has not played since.

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Sidney Crosby Nearing A Return

Oct 29, 2021 1:01 AM

Penguins captain Sidney Crosby participated in an optional skate Tuesday morning and is nearing a return after undergoing left wrist surgery in early September.

Crosby skated in an individual workout first, then joined his teammates for the morning skate for the second time in four days.

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Islanders Sign Ross Johnston To Four-Year Extension

Oct 29, 2021 1:01 AM

The New York Islanders have signed tough guy forward Ross Johnston to a four-year contract extension.

The team did not release contract terms in making the announcement on Tuesday.

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Blackhawks' Stan Bowman Resigns

Oct 29, 2021 1:01 AM

Chicago Blackhawks president of hockey operations Stan Bowman has resigned after investigators released their findings on how the team handled sexual assault allegations against former video coach Brad Aldrich during the 2010 Stanley Cup run.

Senior director of hockey administration Al MacIsaac is also out, meaning there are no Blackhawks executives involved with the 2010 team remaining with the organization.

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Still No Timetable For Sidney Crosby's Return

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

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Carey Price Resumes Skating, Encouraged By Rehab

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Devils' Jack Hughes On IR With Dislocated Shoulder

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Max Domi Out 2-4 Weeks With Rib Fracture

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NHL Suspends Evander Kane 21 Games For COVID Violation

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

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Golden Knights Lose Max Pacioretty, Mark Stone To Injuries

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Red Wings' Dylan Larkin Suspended One Game For Roughing

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

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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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