Injury - Hockey Wiretap

Shea Weber Won't Play For Canadiens Next Season, Career Could Be Over

Jul 22, 2021 2:24 PM

Shea Weber will not play for the Montreal Canadiens next season and the defenseman's NHL career could be over.

Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said Weber is dealing with multiple injuries.

"I was amazed how he played," Bergevin said Thursday. "He was one of our top-minute defensemen throughout the whole playoffs all the way to the Stanley Cup Final. I personally wasn't aware [of the severity of his injuries], and from what I've gathered from the information, I don't think anybody was really aware of it. I think we're all aware of their pain and what he was going through every day, but to that degree we didn't know. Shea, as you all know, is a man of few words and sharing or complaining about his body is not one thing that he does so I was very surprised.

"He won't be back next season, and probably won't be back for his career."

Tags: Montreal Canadiens, Injury, Misc Rumor

Shea Weber Could Miss Next Season Because Of Injuries

Jul 15, 2021 1:17 AM

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber could miss next season and his NHL future is in doubt because of multiple injuries, a source confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday.

Tags: Montreal Canadiens, Injury

Canadiens Scratch Jesperi Kotkaniemi; Alex Killorn Game-Time Decision

Jul 5, 2021 2:58 PM

The Montreal Canadiens are scrambling their lines and their lineup for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final, facing a potential sweep at the hands of the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night.

Opting for a faster lineup, the Canadiens are scratching 20-year-old forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi, who has eight points in 19 playoff games, in favor of forward Jake Evans, making his first appearance since Game 1. Montreal is also sitting defensemen Jon Merrill and Erik Gustafsson in favor of Brett Kulak and rookie Alexander Romanov, neither of whom have seen action since June 14 in Game 1 of the third round against Vegas.

Meanwhile, the Lightning will go with the same lineup they had in their Game 3 win unless forward Alex Killorn can return from a foot injury. Coach Jon Cooper called him a game-time decision who is "inching closer" to a return after injuring his foot in Game 1.

Tags: Montreal Canadiens, Tampa Bay Lightning, Injury, Misc Rumor

Jonathan Towes Reveals Why He Didn't Play, Plans To Play Next Season

Jun 30, 2021 5:42 PM

Chicago Blackhawks star Jonathan Toews finally revealed why he missed the 2020-21 NHL season, saying he had "chronic immune response syndrome."

In a video announcing his return to the team on Wednesday, the team captain said: "Honestly, I haven't taken this much time off the ice probably ever, since I was a kid at least, so it's definitely nice to be back in Chicago, see some of the guys again, and slowly and surely settle into the life and routine again.

Toews said he looks forward to playing in front of fans at United Center next season.

Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Injury, Misc Rumor

Status Of Nikita Kucherov For Game 7 Unclear

Jun 24, 2021 12:13 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning had no update on the health of leading scorer Nikita Kucherov, who was injured on his first shift of their Game 6 loss Wednesday night.

The Islanders won the game, 3-2 in overtime, to force Game 7 on Friday night in Tampa, Florida.

"It sucks to lose Kuch like that early," Lightning captain Steven Stamkos said of Kucherov, who leads all playoff scorers with 27 points in 17 games. "Guys battled. We played short the rest of the game."

Tags: Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Islanders, Injury, Misc Rumor

Tuukka Rask Needs Hip Surgery, Hopes To Re-Sign With Bruins

Jun 11, 2021 10:03 PM

Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask will have surgery to repair a previously undisclosed torn labrum in his hip, he said Friday, two days after the team was eliminated from the playoffs by the New York Islanders.

Rask, who is eligible to become a free agent, said he hopes to re-sign with the Bruins and be ready to return in January or February.

Tags: Boston Bruins, Injury, Misc Rumor

Tuukka Rask Considers Off-Season Surgery An Option

Jun 10, 2021 11:35 AM

Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask acknowledged that offseason surgery is an option for a nagging injury that limited him in their six-game series loss to the Islanders in the East Division Final.

Rask wouldn't disclose the nature of his ailments after the Bruins' 6-2 loss to the Islanders in Game 6 on Wednesday night, which eliminated Boston from the playoffs. "I don't think that needs to be the headline now," said the goalie, who stopped 23 of 27 shots in the loss.

Tags: Boston Bruins, Injury, Misc Rumor

Evgeni Malkin Out Indefinitely After Knee Surgery

Jun 5, 2021 11:55 AM

Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin had surgery on his right knee and will not be available when the team reports for training camp in September.

The team made the announcement Friday but did not provide specifics on when Malkin underwent the procedure or the nature of the surgery.

Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Injury

John Tavares Out At Least Two Weeks

May 23, 2021 12:45 AM

Toronto Maple Leafs captain John Tavares will be sidelined a minimum of two weeks due to a knee injury, in addition to a concussion suffered after a collision in Game 1 of the series against Montreal, one that saw him leave the ice on a stretcher.

Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Injury

Marcus Johansson Out With Broken Left Arm

May 21, 2021 4:18 PM

Minnesota Wild right winger Marcus Johansson has a broken left arm that will take him out of the team's playoff series against the Vegas Golden Knights.

Tags: Minnesota Wild, Vegas, Injury

John Tavares Out Indefinitely With Concussion

John Tavares Hospitalized After Hit To Face

Lightning Place Steven Stamkos On Long-Term IR

Henrik Lundqvist Won't Return This Season

Predators Place Filip Forsberg On IR

Steven Stamkos Injured In Lightning Win

Henrik Lundqvist Hopes To Be Cleared For Return

Aaron Ekblad Out 12 Weeks After Leg Surgery

Tuukkla Rask Out At Least Two Games

Evgeni Malkin Injured In Penguins Loss To Bruins

Ben Chiarot Out 6-8 Weeks After Hand Surgery

Jack Eichel Out For 'Foreseeable Future'

Predators Place Matt Duchene On IR

Blues Lose Carl Gunnarsson, Ivan Barbashev

Sabres Lose Jake McCabe For Rest Of Season With Knee Injury

Rangers' Jacob Trouba Out Month

Maple Leafs Lose Wayne Simmons Until Mid-March

Blue Jackets Place Elvis Merzlikins On IR

Petr Mrazek Out Indefinitely After Thumb Surgery

Nathan MacKinnon 'Week To Week' With Lower-Body Injury