February 2022 - Hockey Wiretap

Avs Activate Nathan MacKinnon Off IR

Dec 31, 2022 6:38 PM

The Colorado Avalanche have activated star center Nathan MacKinnon off injured reserve ahead of Saturday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

MacKinnon has not played since Dec. 5 because of an upper-body injury that forced him out of a loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. He was placed on IR the following day.

The Avalanche said at the time that MacKinnon would miss about four weeks.

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Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Toronto Maple Leafs, Injury

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Blues Place Torey Krug On IR With Lower-Body Injury

Dec 27, 2022 4:10 PM

St. Louis Blues defenseman Torey Krug was placed on injured reserve Tuesday with a lower-body injury and will be reevaluated in six weeks.

Krug, 31, has five goals and 12 assists in 31 games this season, his third with St. Louis. He will be a long-term IR exception to the salary cap.

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Tags: St Louis Blues, Injury

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Bruins Announce New Policies In Wake Of Mitchell Miller Signing

Dec 23, 2022 7:27 PM

The Boston Bruins revealed findings and subsequent procedural changes on Thursday from an independent review conducted on their signing of Mitchell Miller.

That investigation, led by former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch of the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, parsed through thousands of documents related to Boston's signing of Miller on Nov. 4 before the club cut ties with him days later.

The Bruins' release detailed what new policies the club will adopt, while also stating that there was no misconduct by Boston's employees in initially vetting Miller.

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Tags: Boston Bruins, Legal, Misc Rumor

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Alex Ovechkin Now NHL's All-Time Leader In Shots On Goal

Dec 23, 2022 7:24 PM

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is now the NHL's all-time leader in shots on goal.

Ovechkin's shot with 11 minutes, 14 seconds remaining in the third period at the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night gave him 6,210 shots on goal in his career in 1,309 games. That topped the total of Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman Ray Bourque, who had 6,209 in his 1,612-game NHL career.

Ovechkin increased his career total to 6,211 by game's end, with the Capitals winning 3-2 in overtime.

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Tags: Washington Capitals, Game Recap, Personal Award

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Denis Gurianov Taking Indefinite Leave Of Absence For Family Reasons

Dec 21, 2022 2:22 PM

Dallas Stars forward Denis Gurianov is taking an indefinite leave of absence for unspecified family reasons.

The team said Wednesday when announcing the leave that it would not provide further details on 25-year-old Gurianov's absence.

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Tags: Dallas Stars, Misc Rumor

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NHL Suspends Tomas Hertl Two Games For High-Stick Penalty

Dec 21, 2022 10:40 AM

San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl has been suspended two games for a high-stick penalty against the Calgary Flames' Elias Lindholm.

Hertl received a minor penalty for the infraction on Sunday night. The NHL's Department of Player Safety announced Monday that Hertl will miss two games without pay, his first suspension of his 10-year career.

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Tags: San Jose Sharks, Suspension

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Cam Atkinson To Have Season-Ending Neck Surgery

Dec 21, 2022 10:38 AM

Flyers forward Cam Atkinson will have neck surgery Wednesday and miss the entire season, another setback for one of the worst teams in the NHL.

The 33-year-old has not played at all this season.

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Tags: Philadelphia Flyers, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Maple Leafs Acquire Dryden Hunt From Avs For Denis Malgin

Dec 19, 2022 2:07 PM

The Maple Leafs acquired Dryden Hunt from the Colorado Avalanche for fellow forward Denis Malgin on Monday.

Hunt has put up 14 goals and 42 points in 193 regular-season games in parts of six NHL seasons with the Florida Panthers, Arizona Coyotes, New York Rangers and Avalanche.

He has two goals in 28 games with the Avalanche and Rangers this season.

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Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Colorado Avalanche, Official Trade

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Oilers Sign Stuart Skinner To Three-Year, $7.8M Extension

Dec 19, 2022 1:06 PM

The Edmonton Oilers signed goaltender Stuart Skinner to a three-year, $7.8 million contract extension Monday.

The 24-year-old from Edmonton has a 9-8-1 record, a 2.83 goals-against average and a .915 save percentage for the Oilers this season.

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Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Signing

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NHL Considering Expanding Regular Season From 82 To 84 Games

Dec 16, 2022 5:45 PM

The NHL has discussed expanding its regular season from 82 to 84 games in an effort to create more regional rivalry matchups, sources confirmed to ESPN.

The league has been considering alternatives to its current schedule after some teams complained about an imbalanced number of divisional games against rivals.

Currently, each team plays either three or four games against divisional opponents, for a total of 26 games; they play three games against nondivisional teams within their own conference, for a total of 24 games; and they play two games, home and away, against opponents from the other conference for a total of 32 games.

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Trevor Moore Agrees To Five-Year, $21M Extension With Kings

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Alex Ovechkin Trademarks 'THE GR8 CHASE' Of NHL Goals Record

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Hat Trick Gives Alex Ovechkin 800 Goals

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NHL, Actor Ryan Reynolds Meet About Senators' Ownership Group

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Gary Bettman: NHL Salary Cap Could Rise By Only $1M Next Season

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Capitals Won't Rebuild While Alex Ovechkin Chases Goals Record

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Golden Knights Place Jack Eichel On IR With Lower-Body Injury

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Michael McCarron Enters Assistance Program

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Kris Letang Returns To Lineup As Penguins Win Again

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NHL Suspends Jamie Oleksiak Three Games For Illegal Check

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Coyotes End 19-Game Losing Streak To Bruins

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NHL Suspends Pierre Engvall One Game For High-Sticking

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Kris Letang Returns To Practice 10 Days After Stroke

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Sabres' Tage Thompson Ties Franchise Record With Five Goals

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Penguins Prospect Sam Poulin Taking Leave Of Absence

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Alex Pietrangelo Out Indefinitely Due To Illness In Family

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Nathan MacKinnon Leaves Loss With Upper-Body Injury

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Golden Knights' Win Ends Bruins' Home Victory Streak At 14

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Mitch Marner Sets Leafs' Record, Extending Point Streak To 19 Games

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Tyler Bertuzzi To Miss Six Weeks After Hand Surgery

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