Pittsburgh Penguins Jared McCann Receives Hearing

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The NHL has assigned a hearing to Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jared McCann for an elbow to the head. The hit came during a second consecutive loss to the Philadelphia Flyers. Travis Sanheim was on the receiving end, but he was able to accumulate 20:30 of ice time. Today’s hearing will likely results in a suspension. […] READ MORE


Edmonton Oilers Mike Smith Out

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The Edmonton Oilers have lost goaltender Mike Smith. The veteran hasn’t played yet, but he has encountered an obstacle just the same. The news comes on the heals of a strong victory over the Vancouver Canucks Thursday evening. Patrick Johnson of the Vancouver Sun announced the absence Friday afternoon. Source tells me Oilers goalie Mike […] READ MORE


St. Louis Blues Sammy Blais Suspended Two Games

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The St. Louis Blues have lost forward Sammy Blais. After having a hearing today after his hit to Devon Toews‘ head which came in the team’s opening night win against the Colorado Avalanche. For that, the NHL Department of Player Safety suspended the Blues forward for two games. St. Louis’ Sammy Blais has been suspended […] READ MORE


Vancouver Canucks J T Miller to Miss Time

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The Vancouver Canucks have announced that forward J T Miller will miss several weeks due to concerns related to COVID-19. This news comes just hours before Vancouver begins its 2020-21 regular season. Defenceman Jordie Benn will also miss time as he had been hosting Miller. TSN’s Matthew Sekeres announced the news late Tuesday evening. My […] READ MORE


Boston Bruins to Retire Willie O’Ree’s Number

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The Boston Bruins have taken the long-overdue step of retiring the number of Willie O’Ree. O’Ree was the first black player in the NHL. This is a great announcement just before the season opens on Wednesday. The team announced the honour Tuesday morning. A well-deserved honor for one of our game's greatest ambassadors. The #NHLBruins […] READ MORE


Florida Panthers Claim Noah Juulsen

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The Florida Panthers have claimed defenceman Noah Juulsen off waivers from the Montreal Canadiens. This comes just days before the season begins. Teams are in the process of finalizing rosters and adding depth to taxi squads. Elliotte Friedman announced the claim late Monday morning. FLA claims Juulsen — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) January 11, 2021 Canadiens […] READ MORE


The Colorado Avalanche Should Use Bowen Byram

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Everyone was excited when the Colorado Avalanche drafted Bowen Byram. He was the team’s first pick in the loaded 2019 Draft. The Cranbrook, British Columbia native immediately rewarded them with a very good season playing for the WHL’s Vancouver Giants. Byram has joined Colorado’s training camp for the 2020-21 season and could start as soon […] READ MORE


NHL Rumours: Washington Capitals, Dallas Stars, Anaheim Ducks

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Hello and welcome to a Sunday edition of NHL rumours! The season starts in just three short days and teams are busy finalizing rosters. That means plenty of activity to track by visiting Last Word on Hockey for the best news and analysis. Today’s NHL rumours feature the Washington Capitals, Dallas Stars, and the Anaheim […] READ MORE


Detroit Red Wings Claim Christian Djoos

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The Detroit Red Wings have claimed defender Christian Djoos off waivers. He had been a member of the Anaheim Ducks previously. The season is only days away and teams are finalizing rosters and grabbing extra value where they can. Elliotte Friedman announced the waiver claim late Saturday morning. DET claims Djoos — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) […] READ MORE


Columbus Blue Jackets Extend Oliver Bjorkstrand

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The Columbus Blue Jackets have extended key forward Oliver Bjorkstrand. The new contract will carry an annual cap hit of $5.4 million. This comes as teams are opening their training camps to prepare for the abbreviated 2020-21 season. David Pagnotta broke the news Wednesday morning. The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed F Oliver Bjorkstrand to […] READ MORE