May 2023 - Hockey Wiretap

Jonathan Toews To Return To Blackhawks' Lineup Saturday

Mar 31, 2023 10:24 PM

Jonathan Toews will return to the lineup for Saturday's game against the visiting New Jersey Devils.

Toews last played in a game for the struggling Blackhawks (24-45-6, 54 points) on Jan. 28 and has been sidelined since then with what he has revealed were the effects of long COVID-19 and chronic immune response syndrome.

Toews said he is not yet ready to address any long-term plans such as retirement.

"To be fully honest, I'm not near making that decision yet," Toews said, per NBC Sports Chicago. "I don't feel like with what I've been through this year and this past season that I have enough clarity on what that decision is going to be."


Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Injury, Misc Rumor

William Eklund Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

Mar 31, 2023 10:23 PM

William Eklund underwent surgery on his left shoulder and will miss the rest of this season.

The 20-year-old Eklund is San Jose's top forward prospect after being drafted seventh overall in 2021. 


Tags: San Jose Sharks, Injury

Bruins Wrap Up Presidents' Trophy With OT Win

Mar 30, 2023 11:36 PM

David Pastrnak scored his 53rd goal of the season 41 seconds into overtime and the Boston Bruins wrapped up the Presidents' Trophy with their franchise-record 58th victory, 2-1 over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night.

Hampus Lindholm sent a pass to Pastrnak for the backhand winner.

Tags: Boston Bruins, Columbus Blue Jackets, Game Recap, Team Achievement

Sharks Sign Nikolai Knyzhov To Two-Year, $2.5M Extension

Mar 29, 2023 8:37 PM

The San Jose Sharks signed defenseman Nikolai Knyzhov on Wednesday to a two-year, $2.5 million contract extension through the 2024-25 season.

The 25-year-old Knyzhov returned to the Sharks lineup March 6 after missing nearly two full years with lower-body injuries.

Tags: San Jose Sharks, Signing

Rangers Sign Filip Chytil To Four-Year, $17.75M Deal

Mar 29, 2023 8:35 PM

The New York Rangers have signed forward Filip Chytil to a four-year contract extension worth $17.75 million, locking up another member of their core long term.

The team announced the deal Wednesday night. Chytil will count just under $4.44 million annually against the salary cap through the 2026-27 season.

Chytil, 23, is in the midst of a career year. He has set career highs with 22 goals, 20 assists and 42 points in 66 games for the playoff-bound Rangers.

Tags: New York Rangers, Signing

Jonathan Toews Returns To Ice, Hints At Retirement

Mar 28, 2023 6:10 PM

Longtime Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews returned to the ice Tuesday but hinted his stellar NHL career could be winding down after 15 years.

Toews, 34, skated with teammates prior to Chicago's game with the Dallas Stars. It was his first time practicing with them since a game in Edmonton on Jan. 28.

He made a statement through the team on Feb. 19 saying he would be stepping away because of the effects of Chronic Immune Response Syndrome and "long COVID."

Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Misc Rumor

Blackhawks Shutting Down Philipp Kurashev With Shoulder Injury

Mar 28, 2023 3:18 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks are shutting down forward Philipp Kurashev for the remainder of the season with a shoulder injury.

Coach Luke Richardson announced the decision Tuesday but said Kurashev, 23, will not require surgery for the injury he sustained Thursday against the Washington Capitals.

Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Injury

Connor McDavid First NHL Player To Reach 140-Points Since 1996

Mar 28, 2023 2:07 AM

 Connor McDavid picked up an assist for his 140th point of the season Monday night, in the Edmonton Oilers' 5-4 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Monday night.

McDavid, the All-Star center who is running away in the race for the Hart Trophy as league MVP, became the first player to reach the mark since Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr both achieved it in 1995-96 for the Pittsburgh Penguins. The last Oilers player to do it was Wayne Gretzky in 1987-88. He also became just the seventh player in NHL history with 60 goals and 80 assists in a season.

Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Phoenix Coyotes, Pittsburgh Penguins, Game Recap, Personal Award

Ilya Lyubushkin Won't Wear Pride-Themed Jersey

Mar 27, 2023 12:37 PM

Ilya Lyubushkin is citing an anti-gay Kremlin law and fears of retribution at home in Russia for electing not to participate in the Buffalo Sabres' pregame warmup on the team's Pride night, when players are expected to wear rainbow-colored jerseys in support of the LGBTQIA+ community.

The team announced Lyubushkin's decision Monday morning. Lyubushkin, 28, is from Moscow, where he has family and visits regularly in the offseason.

Tags: Buffalo Sabres, Misc Rumor

Flyers' Chairman Dave Scott To Retire; Replaced By Dan Hilferty

Mar 27, 2023 12:34 PM

Dave Scott will retire as chairman of the Philadelphia Flyers' parent company Comcast Spectacor and be replaced by Dan Hilferty.

Hilferty, who was recently named CEO of Comcast Spectacor, will succeed Scott as chairman of the company on April 17 and as the team's governor on July 1.

Tags: Philadelphia Flyers, Misc Rumor

Blake Lizotte Suspended One-Game For Cross-Check

Bruins Win Seventh Straight, David Pastrnak Eclipses 50-Goal Mark

Bruins Clinch First Place In Atlantic Division With 6th Straight Win

NHL Bans Coyotes' Andrew Barroway Following Domestic Violence Arrest

Bruins' A.J. Greer Suspended One Game For Cross-Check

Patrik Laine Out Two To Four Weeks With Triceps Injury

Staal Brothers Decline To Wear Panthers' Pride Night Jerseys

Hockey Canada Adds Doug Armstrong, Steve Yzerman, Shane Doan

Sidney Crosby Ties Mario Lemieux With 11th 30-Goal Season

Blackhawks Won't Wear Pride-Themed Warmups

Russia, Belarus Barred From Next Hockey Worlds

Connor McDavid Earns Praise From Peers In NHLPA Poll

Avs Sign Coach Jared Bednar To Three-Year Extension

Fanatics To Replace Adidas As NHL's Uniform Partner In 2024-25

Shark's James Reimer To Boycott Warmup On Pride Night

Sabres Sign Goalie Devon Levi To Three-Year Deal

Coyotes Sign Josh Doan To Entry-Level Contract

Gary Bettman: No NHL Expansion In Near Future

Andrei Svechnikov Out For Season With Torn ACL

NHL GM Meetings: Fight Etiquette, Player Safety Discussed