7:15 PM ET Forward Gabriel Landeskog will return from a lower-body injury Thursday night when the Colorado Avalanche take on the Montreal Canadiens. Landeskog, 27, Colorado’s captain who missed 16 games, confirmed coach Jared Bednar’s decision before pregame warm-ups at Bell Centre. Throughout the course of the injury, the team was vague about details. Landeskog
4:53 PM ET Associated Press CALGARY, Alberta — The Calgary Flames have a deal for a new downtown arena, a 35-year agreement that keeps the NHL club in the city for that time. The team, the city and the Calgary Stampede rodeo signed an agreement Thursday to replace the 36-year-old Scotiabank Saddledome. The new 19,000-seat
10:27 PM ET Mark Pavelich, who won a gold medal as a member of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” U.S. hockey team, has been committed to a secure treatment facility by a Minnesota district judge. Pavelich, 61, had been charged with beating a friend with a metal pole in August, leaving the man with severe
5:18 PM ET Associated Press WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The Winnipeg Jets claimed center Nick Shore off waivers from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday. Shore had two goals and an assist in 21 games for the Maple Leafs this season. The 27-year-old former University of Denver player signed with Toronto in the summer after spending
2:16 AM ET SAN JOSE — Capitals coach Todd Reirden said that Sharks forward Evander Kane‘s hit to the head of defenseman Radko Gudas on Tuesday night is something the league will have to “deal with.” With just over five minutes left in the game, Kane and Gudas were skating to a loose puck. Kane
4:49 PM ET The New Jersey Devils have fired head coach John Hynes after a disastrous start to the season. The Devils are 9-13-4 this season. Their 22 points are second fewest in the NHL, and they have the fourth-worst record over the last two seasons at 40-54-14. Hynes, who was hired in 2015, finishes
8:35 PM ET Chicago Blackhawks assistant coach Marc Crawford will be away from the team as it conducts a “thorough review” of “recent allegations that have been made regarding his conduct with another organization,” the team said Monday. The decision comes two days after the New York Post published a story in which former NHL
5:20 PM ET Associated Press MONTREAL — Montreal Canadiens great Guy Lafleur had additional surgery, just two months removed from quadruple bypass heart surgery in late September. The team disclosed the Nov. 28 procedure at the request of Lafleur’s family and said it removed a lobe on one of his lungs, as well lymph nodes.
11:17 PM ET Associated Press BOSTON — David Backes couldn’t help but smile after scoring his first goal of the season in his first game in nearly a month. The Bruins right wing picked a big moment against a big-time rival to accomplish the feat. Backes scored the deciding goal with 9:31 left in the
4:42 PM ET Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski is expected to miss four weeks with a shoulder injury. The team said Werenski, 22, was hurt in the first period of Saturday night’s 2-0 loss to the New York Islanders. Werenski has been bothered by shoulder problems in the past.
6:08 PM ET The Bruins rallied from a two-goal deficit to beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in overtime on Friday in Boston. But not everyone on the team was completely happy. Left wing Brad Marchand appeared dazed by an elbow from the Rangers’ Jacob Trouba late in the second period but wasn’t pulled from
2:50 PM ET Associated Press DETROIT — The Red Wings have acquired goaltender Eric Comrie in a trade with the Arizona Coyotes. Detroit sent minor league defenseman Vili Saarijarvi to Arizona in Saturday’s deal. The 24-year-old Comrie was 2-3 with a 4.21 goals-against average in five games over the previous three seasons with the Winnipeg
8:49 PM ET ESPN News Services Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith left Friday’s 5-2 loss to Colorado with a groin injury midway through the second period after logging 9:30 of ice time. Chicago coach Jeremy Colliton said Keith wouldn’t travel to Denver for Saturday’s rematch with the Avalanche, but Colliton didn’t know the severity of the
12:06 PM ET Bill Peters is out as Calgary Flames coach, four days after a former player came forward and said the coach directed racial epithets toward him while they were in the minors 10 years ago. At a news conference Friday afternoon, Flames general manager Brad Treliving said Peters resigned. “Effective immediately, Bill Peters
6:15 PM ET The St. Louis Blues have placed forward Oskar Sundqvist on injured reserve with a lower-body injury sustained during the Blues’ 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night. Sundqvist, 25, has 12 points (eight goals, four assists) in 26 games this season. The Swedish native was originally acquired by the
11:03 AM ET Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Sabres‘ list of injuries continues to grow, with defenseman Rasmus Dahlin out indefinitely with a concussion. The playmaking defenseman was hurt when he was elbowed in the face by Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Erik Cernak in Buffalo’s 5-2 loss Monday. Cernak wasn’t penalized for the hit
9:26 PM ET Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters acknowledges using offensive language in dealing with a Nigerian-born player 10 years ago in the minors in writing a letter of apology addressed to general manager Brad Treliving, and obtained by TSN, a Canadian sports cable network. A statement from Bill Peters,
5:14 PM ET The Boston Bruins signed forwards Charlie Coyle and Chris Wagner to longterm extensions. Coyle’s deal is for six years, running through the 2025-26 season with an annual cap hit of $5.25 million. Coyle, 27, is now the Bruins player under contract for the longest. Brad Marchand’s deal runs through the 2024-25 season.