Class Action Settlement for NHL GameCenter LIVE and NHL Center Ice Purchasers Means Special Benefits Available – Click Here to Find Out More
 
2015 NHL Draft
SHARE
Posted On Wednesday, 11.06.2013 / 3:28 PM

By Mike G. Morreale -  NHL.com Staff Writer /NHL.com - 2014 NHL Draft blog

Chanter healthy, returning to Dubuque lineup

Defenseman Dylan Chanter of the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League is set to return to the lineup less than a month after sustaining a separated shoulder and concussion following a fight in an Oct. 12 game against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders.

Chanter's availability was made official by the team in an announcement Wednesday. The 18-year-old, who will attend the University of New Hampshire beginning in 2014-15, was activated from the 25-day injured reserve list and he is eligible to play as soon as the team's next game, Friday against the Muskegon Lumberjacks.

"It's a great feeling to be back," Chanter told Dubuque's website. "I'm really excited to be back and get going. I couldn't give enough thanks to our trainer Sean Murdoch as well as all the staff in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. They did a fantastic job and my neurologist couldn't have been a better guy. I'm excited to get back in the lineup. I really can't wait to be in the dressing room before a game and know I am about to play."


Full Story ›|Email & Share Options ›|Comment › |Print ›
Posted On Wednesday, 11.06.2013 / 2:19 PM

By Tal Pinchevsky -  NHL.com Staff Writer /NHL.com - 2013-2014 At the Rink Blog

Penguins energized as Neal skates with team

NEW YORK -- The Pittsburgh Penguins enjoyed some extra energy during their pregame skate Wednesday heading into a divisional matchup against the rival New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden (7:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN, TSN2, RDS2). Some of that extra jump came courtesy of a standout player rejoining the team following a long absence.

All-Star forward James Neal skated in part of the morning skate, mostly participating in conditioning drills. Neal hasn't played since Oct. 3, when he skated 3:49 against the New Jersey Devils and left with an upper-body injury.

Neal, along with injured forward Beau Bennett, stayed on the ice after practice to continue conditioning work, with Neal joking as he walked to the Penguins locker room that he needed a stretcher following the intense workout.

Bennett, out since Oct. 12 due to a lower-body injury, could be back as soon as the weekend; there remains no timetable for Neal's return.

Penguins coach Dan Bylsma acknowledged the mere presence of these players trying to work their way back was uplifting.

"James in particular," Bylsma said. "We've missed both those guys for extended periods of times. Having James on the ice, even in small quantities this morning, there was a lot of jump in a lot of guys' step seeing James out there."

Full Story ›|Email & Share Options ›|Comment › |Print ›
Posted On Wednesday, 11.06.2013 / 11:24 AM

By Matt Sitkoff -  NHL.com Contributor /NHL.com - NHL Live blog

NHL Live previews Rivalry Night, talks to Niedermayer

We're set for Wednesday Night Rivalry on NBCSN as the New York Rangers and Pittsburgh Penguins square off and NHL Live, at 5 p.m. ET on NHL Network, will preview this Metropolitan Division rivalry. Eddie Olcyzk, from NBCSN, will join us in studio to talk about the matchup and his thoughts on pressing issues around the NHL. We'll also have NHL Insider Bob McKenzie on the show to talk rumors and injuries around the League.

The Pacific-leading Anaheim Ducks face the red-hot Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday and we'll talk to Ducks forward Mathieu Perreault and assistant coach Scott Niedermayer about the game and his Hall-of-Fame career from our Arena Cam.

Remember to submit your #AskEJ questions through Twitter via @NHLNetwork or @EJHradek_NHL, and join the conversation on Twitter as we ask you to pick the game of the night.

Full Story ›|Email & Share Options ›|Comment › |Print ›
Posted On Wednesday, 11.06.2013 / 9:50 AM

By Mike G. Morreale -  NHL.com Staff Writer /NHL.com - 2014 NHL Draft blog

Schmaltz powers U.S. in World Junior A opener

Nick Schmaltz, an "A"-rated prospect on NHL Central Scouting's preliminary players to watch list for the 2014 NHL Draft, had two goals and two assists to help lead the United States to an 8-3 victory against Russia in its first game at the 2013 World Junior A Challenge, being held at Yarmouth Mariners Centre in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

The U.S., which has won four of the past five tournament titles, outshot the Russians 41-27. Schmaltz, who plays for the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League, scored twice in the Americans' five-goal second period as the U.S. opened a 6-1 advantage.

"Great chemistry and our power play was clicking [5-for-9], so that helps," Schmaltz told Tina Comeau of the Yarmouth County Vanguard. "We've got a lot of skill on this team, we're comfortable playing with these players, we've got one line that's been playing together for 100 games. I thought we had a great game."


Full Story ›|Email & Share Options ›|Comment › |Print ›
Posted On Tuesday, 11.05.2013 / 10:06 PM

NHL.com - 2013-2014 Situation Room blog

PHI @ CAR - 16:02 of the Third Period

At 16:02 of the third period in the Flyers/Hurricanes game, video review supported the referee's call on the ice that Scott Hartnell's stick was below the level of the crossbar when he deflected the puck into the net. According to Rule 60.5 "The determining factor is where the puck makes contact with the stick. If the puck makes contact with the stick below the level of the crossbar and enters the goal, this goal shall be allowed." Good goal Philadelphia.

Full Story ›|Email & Share Options ›|Print ›
Posted On Tuesday, 11.05.2013 / 7:52 PM

By Kevin Weekes -  NHL Network Analyst /NHL.com - Weekes on the Web

Role players will be key in Penguins-Rangers matchup

The Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers used to be rivals in the Patrick Division. Then they met as Atlantic Division foes. They're still together in the new Metropolitan Division.

No matter what division they're in, the Penguins and Rangers are poised to meet in a great Wednesday Night Rivalry matchup (7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, TSN2, RDS2).


Full Story ›|Email & Share Options ›|Comment › |Print ›
Posted On Tuesday, 11.05.2013 / 7:13 PM

By Matt Sitkoff -  NHL.com Contributor /NHL.com - NHL Live blog

NHL Live: E.J. Hradek's Tuesday game picks

E.J. Hradek Game Picks Tuesday November 5th:

Dallas Stars vs Boston Bruins - Bruins

New York Islanders vs Washington Capitals - Islanders

Ottawa Senators vs Columbus Blue Jackets - Blue Jackets

St. Louis Blues vs Montreal Canadiens - Blues

Edmonton Oilers vs Florida Panthers - Panthers

Philadelphia Flyers vs Carolina Hurricanes - Flyers

Calgary Flames vs Phoenix Coyotes - Coyotes

Buffalo Sabres vs San Jose Sharks - Sharks

E.J.'s Season Record: 82-44-9

Full Story ›|Email & Share Options ›|Comment › |Print ›
Posted On Tuesday, 11.05.2013 / 7:10 PM

NHL.com - NHL Live blog

USA Warriors' Joseph Bowser joins NHL Live

A staff assistant to the secretary of the Army and a 14-year veteran, Sgt. Joseph L. Bowser was a guest on NHL Live to discuss the USA Warriors hockey team and meeting the Chicago Blackhawks during a trip to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Monday.

"It was just a great event," Bowser said. "Everybody was going around there, getting to talk to the guys and taking pictures with [Blackhawks captain Jonathan] Toews and the Cup. It was an awesome event."

Full Story ›|Email & Share Options ›|Comment › |Print ›
Posted On Tuesday, 11.05.2013 / 7:07 PM

NHL.com - NHL Live blog

Arnott talks with NHL Live about his retirement

Shortly after announcing his retirement from the NHL on Monday, Jason Arnott joined NHL Live to look back on his career and discuss his decision.

Arnott is best remembered for scoring the game-winning goal in overtime for the New Jersey Devils in Game 6 of the 2000 Stanley Cup Final.

Full Story ›|Email & Share Options ›|Comment › |Print ›
Posted On Tuesday, 11.05.2013 / 5:13 PM

By Eric Gilmore -  NHL.com Correspondent /NHL.com - 2013-2014 At the Rink Blog

Sharks' Burns making progress in recovery

SAN JOSE -- San Jose Sharks injured forward Brent Burns will miss his seventh straight game Tuesday against the Buffalo Sabres, but he took another step forward in his recovery from a head injury.

Burns took part in the Sharks' morning skate at SAP Center at San Jose, going through team drills for the first time in 16 days.

Burns was injured Oct. 12 against the Ottawa Senators when he was hit in the face by a high-stick by goaltender Robin Lehner, losing a number of teeth. Burns played three more games but has been sidelined since Oct. 19.

"That's a great step," Sharks coach Todd McLellan said of Burns' return to team drills. "I don't know if you're going to qualify it as little or big, but getting closer, feeling better, back out there with his teammates. I didn't know who he was when he came out because he doesn't look the same, but it's nice to see him out there."

Full Story ›|Email & Share Options ›|Comment › |Print ›
First | Prev | 629 | 630 | 631 | 632 | 633 | 634 | 635-640 | Next | Last
Quote of the Day

He's, believe it or not, actually one of my favorite guys, and I've ended up trading him twice. I appreciate what he's done. He was one year away from being an unrestricted free agent, and I felt with this opportunity, that it was a chance that we were able to get somebody for him in Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening.

— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on forward Brandon Sutter