"I have no idea what you're talking about," Duchene told ESPN Boston. "Well, I hope not. I guess that's up to them. I want to be an Av, I've said that my whole career. I don't know what the rumors are, and I'm not going to go looking for them either; whatever."
Reporter Elliotte Friedman told NHL Network on Friday that he had "no doubt [the Avalanche] have tested the market on Duchene."
Jon Cooper, Peter DeBoer, Dave Tippett and Jay Woodcroft were named assistant coaches for Team North America for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey on Friday by the NHL and NHL Players' Association.
Edmonton Oilers coach Todd McLellan will serve as the head coach. He said he liked that the assistant coaches have extensive experience working with younger players. Team North America will consist of players from the United States and Canada who will be age 23 or younger as of Oct. 1, 2016.
"A lot of experience, international experience," McLellan said. "Coaches that have been around a lot of young players for a while. I look at [Tippett on Thursday against the Oilers] having [Anthony] Duclair and [Max] Domi and a growing [Oliver] Ekman-Larsson, those type of players. [Cooper] with his group in Tampa. Peter DeBoer has some young players that he's had in the past both in Florida and New Jersey. The comfort of working with those people that I've been involved with in the past, we're excited about it."
Keith, 32, had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee Oct. 20 and was projected to miss 4-6 weeks. The Blackhawks are 5-4-1 since the reigning Conn Smythe Trophy winner as MVP of the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs left the lineup.
"[Keith] should enhance all situational plays," Quenneville said. "It's a big void. I thought defensively [we weren't] bad in that stretch [without him], but certainly his presence can make a big difference."
NEW YORK – Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for roughing Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog during NHL Game No. 230 in Boston on Thursday, Nov. 12, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 5:46 of the second period. Marchand was assessed a minor penalty for roughing.
The money goes to the Players' Emergency Assistance Fund.
New Jersey Devils left wing Patrik Elias, who has been out with a right knee injury since the preseason, will travel with the Devils on a three-game road trip against Western Conference opponents next week, coach John Hynes told NorthJersey.com on Friday.
"Right now, we're planning on him coming on the trip and trying to get him back into some team practices," Hynes said. "Not sure exactly when that's going to be, but it looks like there's been some good progression here. Nothing is imminent, but the next step for him is now getting into an everyday routine at some point, whether he's going to be practicing with the team. He's been in all the meetings and things like that, but just the normalcy of being in the locker room, being around the guys and doing those things, that's another step in guy's rehab when they've been out for as long as he has."
NEW YORK – Detroit Red Wings forward Teemu Pulkkinen has been fined $2,000 as supplementary discipline under NHL Rule 64 (Diving/Embellishment), the National Hockey League announced today.
NHL Rule 64 is designed to bring attention to and more seriously penalize players (and teams) who repeatedly dive and embellish in an attempt to draw penalties. Fines are assessed to players and head coaches on a graduated scale outlined below:
* Head Coach Fine(s)
* For Head Coach, each FINE issued to a player on his Club counts toward total.
Citations are issued by the National Hockey League Hockey Operations Department, which tracks all games, logs all penalties for diving or embellishment and flags all plays not called on the ice that in its opinion were deserving of such a penalty. A Citation is issued once Hockey Operations, through its internal deliberations, is convinced that a player warrants sanction.
Friday the 13th is a day considered to be an unlucky day by those who are superstitious. And considering most NHL players are extremely superstitious (from what they eat on game days, to how they get their equipment on, to how they warm up before games and much more), I felt it would be appropriate to look at some of the unluckiest players in fantasy hockey from this season.
Here are five players that have experienced bad luck in some fashion:
"We are excited to announce Team North America's assistant coaches for the World Cup of Hockey 2016," said Chiarelli. "Jon, Peter, Dave and Jay are great additions to our staff and their tremendous experience will go a long way in helping our young players have a successful tournament."
Introducing the new official NHL App, available for iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones and tablets. A host of new features and improved functionality are available across all platforms, including a redesigned league-wide scoreboard, expanded news coverage, searchable video highlights, individual team experiences* and more. The new NHL App on your tablet also introduces new offerings such as 60fps video, Multitasking** and Picture-in-Picture.
*Available only for smartphones
** Available only for suported iPads