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Buffalo Sabres Kyle Okposo Out With Another Concussion

BUFFALO, NY – DECEMBER 13: Kyle Okposo #21 of the Buffalo Sabres during the game against the Arizona Coyotes at the KeyBank Center on December 13, 2018 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Kevin Hoffman/Getty Images) The Buffalo Sabres have announced that forward Kyle Okposo is sidelined indefinitely with a concussion. Injury Update: After further evaluation, Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo has been diagnosed with a concussion. — Sabres PR (@SabresPR) February 19, 2019 The 30-year-old got hurt in a fight with New York Rangers defenceman Anthony DeAngelo on Friday night. Okposo took a hard punch to the face...

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NHL Trade Rumours: Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens, Vegas Golden Knights

OTTAWA, ON – JANUARY 16: Ottawa Senators Center Matt Duchene (95) prepares for a face-off during third period National Hockey League action between the Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators on January 16, 2019, at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON, Canada. (Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) It’s Monday and it’s another edition of our NHL trade rumours. We’re one week away from the NHL trade deadline and we’re breaking down all the action as we race towards next Monday. Today we look at possible rumours surrounding the Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens and Vegas Golden Knights....

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NHL Trade Rumours: Calgary Flames, Detroit Red Wings, Montreal Canadiens

PHILADELPHIA, PA. – Calgary Flames forward James Neal skates during a Jan. 5 game with the Philadelphia Flyers. (Kate Frese/Last Word on Hockey) It’s Sunday and it’s time for another bunch of NHL trade rumours. We take a look at possible deals as we move toward the Feb. 25 NHL trade deadline. Today we examine rumours surrounding the Calgary Flames, Detroit Red Wings and Montreal Canadiens. We take all NHL trade rumours from the original source and are subject to change. Calgary Flames: Part One Rumour: Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos said during the Headlines segment on Hockey Night in Canada...

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Los Angeles Kings Alec Martinez, Sean Walker Out With Injuries

DENVER, COLORADO – JANUARY 19: Alec Martinez #27 of the Los Angeles Kings plays the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center on January 19, 2019 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) The Los Angeles Kings have announced that defencemen Alec Martinez and Sean Walker are both sidelined with upper-body injuries. Martinez is out one to two weeks and Walker is day-to-day. Injuries, per Kings: Sean Walker – day-to-dayAlec Martinez – 1-to-2 weeks Both upper-body. Matt Roy recalled. — Jon Rosen (@lakingsinsider) February 16, 2019 There’s no word when Martinez picked up his injury, but he picked up...

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Detroit Red Wings NHL Trade Deadline Brings Uncertainty

No one knows what to expect from the Detroit Red Wings 2019’s installment of the NHL trade deadline. Many people think that Detroit will continue the long rebuild by trading valuable veterans like Gustav Nyquist, Jimmy Howard, and Luke Glendening. However, general manager Ken Holland said that he’d be willing to re-sign Howard, Nyquist and Nick Jensen according to a report by MLive.com’s Ansar Khan last week. Detroit has done a solid job of drafting and accumulating draft picks. The most recent draft by the Red Wings drew solid ratings by experts. Holland managed to draft the highly-regarded scorer Filip Zadina...

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Ottawa Senators Craig Anderson Out With Eye Injury

View the original article on Last Word On Hockey: Ottawa Senators Craig Anderson Out With Eye Injury OTTAWA, ON – DECEMBER 17: Ottawa Senators Goalie Craig Anderson (41) in the spotlight before National Hockey League action between the Nashville Predators and Ottawa Senators on December 17, 2018, at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON, Canada. (Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Ottawa Senators have announced that goalie Craig Anderson will miss Tuesday’s game with the Carolina Hurricanes due to an eye injury. He is expected to make the trip on Thursday to play the Detroit...

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Montreal Canadiens Acquire Nate Thompson from Los Angeles Kings

LAS VEGAS, NV – FEBRUARY 27: Erik Haula #56 of the Vegas Golden Knights trips during a faceoff with Nate Thompson #44 of the Los Angeles Kings as Alex Tuch #89 of the Golden Knights and Alex Iafallo #19 of the Kings fight for position in the first period of their game at T-Mobile Arena on February 27, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Kings won 4-1. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to trade forward Nate Thompson and a fifth round pick in the 2019 NHL draft to the Montreal Canadiens for a...

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NHL Trade Rumours: Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings

TORONTO, ON – DECEMBER 29: Matt Martin #17 of the New York Islanders battles against Jake Gardiner #51 of the Toronto Maple Leafs during an NHL game at Scotiabank Arena on December 29, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Islanders defeated the Maple Leafs 4-0.(Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) It’s Monday and here’s another batch of fresh NHL trade rumours for the week. We take a look at the possible deals that could go down before the Feb. 25 trade deadline. Today we break down rumours surrounding the Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings. All NHL...

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Anaheim Ducks Fire Coach Randy Carlyle

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – JANUARY 19: Randy Carlyle of the Anaheim Ducks handles bench duties during the first period against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on January 19, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The Anaheim Ducks have announced it has fired coach Randy Carlyle. BREAKING: Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray will take over as interim head coach for the remainder of the regular season. Randy Carlyle has been relieved of his duties.https://t.co/HnXu4WpJZv — Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) February 10, 2019 The Anaheim Ducks have parted ways with Randy Carlyle. This season, the...

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NHL Trade Rumors: Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets

OTTAWA, ON – JANUARY 16: Ottawa Senators Right Wing Mark Stone (61) skates by the bench to celebrate a goal during third period National Hockey League action between the Colorado Avalanche and Ottawa Senators on January 16, 2019, at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON, Canada. (Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) It’s Sunday and it’s time for another bath of fresh NHL trade rumours. We break down potential deals heading up to the Feb. 25 trade deadline. Today we talk about deals surrounding the Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs and Winnipeg Jets. All of our...

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Adding Brian Boyle, Cody McLeod Gives Nashville Predators Toughness

PHILADELPHIA, PA. – New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle during an Oct. 24 game against the Philadelphia Flyers. (Photo credit: Kate Frese/Last Word on Hockey) The Nashville Predators made a couple of deals on Thursday in getting Brian Boyle from the New Jersey Devils and Cody McLeod from the New York Rangers. Both forwards are veterans and will help with rounding out depth in the group. The pair are also tough and add grit to a team that is tied for 12th in goals scored per game. Adding toughness is nothing new for general manager David Poile as he...

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Pittsburgh Penguins Matt Murray Upper-Body Injury Being Evaluated

OTTAWA, ON – NOVEMBER 17: Pittsburgh Penguins Goalie Matt Murray (30) prepares for a face-off during first period National Hockey League action between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators on November 17, 2018, at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON, Canada. (Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced that goalie Matt Murray is sidelined indefinitely with an upper-body injury. Pittsburgh head coach Mike Sullivan made the announcement after Wednesday’s practice. Murray could miss the Penguins’ game on Thursday at the Florida Panthers. Matt Murray: Missed today’s practice and is being evaluated for...

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NHL Trade Rumours: New Jersey Devils, Edmonton Oilers, Colorado Avalanche

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – DECEMBER 21: Taylor Hall #9 of the New Jersey Devils skates against the Ottawa Senators at the Prudential Center on December 21, 2018 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) It’s Monday and it’s time for another dose of NHL trade rumours. We dissect the latest happenings around the league. Today we examine news around the New Jersey Devils, Edmonton Oilers, and Colorado Avalanche. All NHL trade rumours are taken from the original source and are subject to change. New Jersey Devils Rumour: Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman said during Saturday’s Hockey Night in Canada...

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Detroit Red Wings Dylan Larkin Out 1-2 Weeks

DETROIT, MI – APRIL 05: Detroit Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin (71) looks on during a regular season NHL hockey game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Detroit Red Wings on April 5, 2018, at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Scott W. Grau/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Detroit Red Wings have announced that forward Dylan Larkin is sidelined for one to two weeks with a strained oblique. General manager Ken Holland and head coach Jeff Blashill each made an announcement on Saturday. Coach Blashill gives an update on Dylan Larkin and previews #DETvsOTT. pic.twitter.com/L0JOMhrzn7 —...

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NHL Trade Rumours: Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks, Ottawa Senators

TORONTO, CANADA – OCTOBER 02: Auston Matthews #34 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates during an NHL preseason game against the Montreal Canadiens at Air Canada Centre on October 2, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images) . It’s our Super Sunday bath of NHL trade rumours. We take a look at the potential signings and trades as we near the NHL trade deadline. Today we break down news surrounding the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators and Chicago Blackhawks. We take all NHL trade rumours from the original source and they are subject to change. Toronto Maple...

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Pittsburgh Penguins Evgeni Malkin Out For Two Games

PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 01: Pittsburgh Penguins Center Evgeni Malkin (71) turns up ice during the third period in the NHL game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals on April 1, 2018, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. The Washington Capitals defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1. (Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced that forward Evgeni Malkin is sidelined for for the next two games with a upper-body injury. Malkin’s exact injury was not disclosed at the time by Pittsburgh coach Mike Sullivan. BREAKING: Evgeni Malkin will NOT play tonight...

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Former Arizona Coyotes Forward Antoine Vermette Retires

Antoine Vermette during the second period of a game at Honda Center on November 22, 2017 in Anaheim, California. The National Hockey League Players Association has announced that veteran, free agent forward Antoine Vermette has retired. Vermette played 14 seasons in the National Hockey League. Congratulations and all the best to Antoine Vermette, who today announces his retirement after a fantastic NHL career that spanned 14 seasons. Antoine’s statement, available in English and French, here: https://t.co/IdhqwbovNb pic.twitter.com/lIQ0tOAjhD — NHLPA (@NHLPA) January 31, 2019 The St. Agapit, Quebec native totaled 228 goals and 287 assists for 515 points in 1,046...

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NHL Trade Rumours: Columbus Blue Jackets, Nashville Predators, San Jose Sharks

COLUMBUS, OH – DECEMBER 28: Artemi Panarin #9 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates the puck away from Par Lindholm #26 of the Toronto Maple Leafs during the game on December 28, 2018 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images) It’s Monday and the Last Word on Hockey is here with another dose of NHL trade rumours. We gather a group of three or four rumours and try to make sense of them. The NHL trade deadline is under a month away on Feb. 25, so these rumours will heat up as we get closer...

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New Jersey Devils Place Ben Lovejoy on IR

PHILADELPHIA, PA. – Philadelphia Flyers Nicholas Aube-Kuebel checks New Jersey Devils defenceman Ben Lovejoy in a game Nov. 15 at the Wells Fargo Center. (Kate Frese/Last Word on Sports.) The New Jersey Devils have announced that defenceman Ben Lovejoy is now on the injured reserve with an upper-body injury. The move is retroactive to Jan. 15. #NJDevils news: New Jersey has placed D Ben Lovejoy (@RevLovejoy6) (upper body) on IR, retroactive to 1/15/19. The club has recalled F Kevin Rooney (@kroons25), D Egor Yakovlev, and G Cam Johnson (@itsyaboiiceej) from @BingDevils (AHL). They will be at today’s practice. —...

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NHL Trade Rumours: Montreal Canadiens, Los Angeles Kings, Tampa Bay Lightning

CHICAGO, IL – NOVEMBER 16: Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin (6) skates the ice in second period action during a NHL game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Los Angeles Kings on November 16, 2018 at the United Center, in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) It’s Sunday and it’s time for another edition of out NHL trade rumours. We dissect the latest news surrounding deal coming up on the Feb. 25 trade deadline. Today we discuss rumours surrounding the Montreal Canadiens, Los Angeles Kings and the Tampa Bay Lightning. We take our NHL...

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