POSTED ON Tuesday, 04.09.2013 / 11:06 AM
will make his first start in goal for the team Tuesday when it faces the
New York Islanders
POSTED ON Saturday, 04.06.2013 / 4:13 PM
Winnipeg Jets defenseman Zach Redmond was given a standing ovation during the first period of their home game Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers.
"The whole week's been pretty crazy," Redmond said at MTS Centre. "Obviously everybody knows Winipeg's a great place to play; all the support that they have is incredible. Y'know, it's just been more than I could have ever imagined."
Redmond skated for a second straight day Saturday as
he recovers from what was a life-threatening laceration to his right thigh, which occured at practice Feb. 21.
POSTED ON Saturday, 04.06.2013 / 1:34 PM
Three days after being acquired by the
New Jersey Devils in an NHL Trade Deadline-day deal with the Phoenix Coyotes, veteran forward Steve Sullivan will debut Saturday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Prudential Center.
According to the team's Twitter page, the 38-year-old forward will play right wing on the Devils top line alongside
Patrik Elias and another in-season acquisition, Andrei Loktionov.
Sullivan and Elias were linemates for the Devils' minor-league team in Albany 17 years ago.
"I'm excited," Sullivan said Saturday, according to The Record of Hackensack. "Obviously to play with a player with his skill is going to be good. I'm very excited about the opportunity to play with him again."
POSTED ON Saturday, 04.06.2013 / 1:26 PM
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman will not play in back-to-back road games this weekend, the Tampa Tribune reports.
Hedman, who has a lower-body injury, will not play Saturday against the
New York Islanders nor Sunday against the Washington Capitals.
Matt Taormina has been called up from Syracuse of the American Hockey League.
Nate Thompson will return to the Lightning lineup after serving a two-game NHL suspension for a hit delivered against the New Jersey Devils.
Ben Bishop, who posted a 5-0 shutout of the Carolina Hurricanes in his Tampa Bay debut Thursday, will start. He was acquired in a deadline-day trade from the Ottawa Senators.
POSTED ON Saturday, 04.06.2013 / 12:58 PM
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul will not play against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday, the Toronto Globe and Mail reported.
Lupul sustained an upper-body injury when hit during a game against the
Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday.
Randy Carlyle would not call the injury a concussion Friday.
“No that’s a bad word,” Carlyle told the newspaper. “We don’t use that word until we’re 100 percent sure on any of those situations medically. The term concussion, in today’s sporting world, you want to make sure you’re 100 percent sure before you start using that one.”
POSTED ON Friday, 04.05.2013 / 11:13 AM
Buffalo Sabres announced that forward Thomas Vanek will not play Friday against the Ottawa Senators due to an upper-body injury.
It will be the fifth straight game Vanek will miss.
Vanek leads the Sabres in goals (16), assists (17), points (33) and power-play goals (seven).
POSTED ON Thursday, 04.04.2013 / 1:17 PM
One day after acquiring
Steve Mason from the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Philadelphia Flyers reportedly have agreed to a contract extension with the goaltender.
Sportsnet and CBC are reporting Thursday that Mason will sign a one-year contract for less than the $2.9 million salary-cap number he has this season. Mason is in the final season of a two-year, $5.8 million contract and is scheduled to become a restricted free agent this summer.
POSTED ON Thursday, 04.04.2013 / 11:32 AM
Tampa Bay Lightning captain Vincent Lecavalier is on the ice for the team's morning skate in a regular-colored jersey, according to reporters covering the team's practice, and could return to the lineup for the Lightning's game Thursday against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Lecavalier has been out since March 12 with a lower-body injury that multiple media outlets have reported to be a broken foot.
Prior to Thursday, Lecavalier had been wearing a red jersey signifying he was not cleared for contact.
POSTED ON Wednesday, 04.03.2013 / 11:45 AM
POSTED ON Wednesday, 04.03.2013 / 11:39 AM
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