Los Angeles Kings Place Drew Doughty on Injured Reserve

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The Los Angeles Kings have announced that defenceman Drew Doughty will remain on injured reserve for the next six-to-eight weeks with a bruised right knee. In addition, defenceman Sean Walker has torn his ACL and MCL and will remain out for the rest of the season.   Rob Blake says Drew Doughty will be off […] READ MORE


Nikita Kucherov Out 8-10 Weeks

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The Tampa Bay Lightning announced that forward Nikita Kucherov will be out 8-10 weeks with an unspecified lower-body injury. TSN reporter Chris Johnston reported the news this Wednesday afternoon: The #TBLightning say Nikita Kucherov will be out eight to 10 weeks after undergoing and unspecified lower-body procedure today. — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) October 27, 2021 […] READ MORE


Stan Bowman Out as Chicago Blackhawks General Manager

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The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that general manager Stan Bowman has stepped down from his position. This news came shortly after the investigation involving the sexual misconduct of Brad Aldrich became public. Kyle Davidson has become the new interim general manager of the Blackhawks. Stan Bowman has “stepped aside,” per Danny Wirtz. He’s out as […] READ MORE


How the Detroit Red Wings Should Use Joe Veleno

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If the recent Detroit Red Wings games have shown us anything, it’s that the youth are here to stay. Lucas Raymond and Moritz Seider have acclimated themselves to the speed of the NHL and are both scoring at a point-per-game pace. With Raymond, Seider, Michael Rasmussen, and Filip Zadina on the roster, four of the […] READ MORE


Dylan Larkin Faces Department of Player Safety Hearing

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Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin received a Department of Player Safety hearing for a hit against Tampa Bay Lightning forward Mathieu Joseph.   Detroit’s Dylan Larkin will have a hearing today for Roughing Tampa Bay’s Mathieu Joseph. — NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) October 15, 2021 Dylan Larkin Receives Department of Player Safety Hearing Larkin’s […] READ MORE


Gabriel Landeskog to Have Department of Player Safety Hearing

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Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog will have a hearing with the Department of Player Safety for boarding Chicago Blackhawks forward Kirby Dach. Colorado’s Gabriel Landeskog will have a hearing for Boarding Chicago’s Kirby Dach. — NHL Player Safety (@NHLPlayerSafety) October 14, 2021 Gabriel Landeskog Receives Department of Player Safety Hearing At one point during the […] READ MORE


Winnipeg Jets Sign Evgeny Svechnikov

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The Winnipeg Jets have signed former first-round pick Evgeny Svechnikov to a one-year, tw0-way contract. Sportsnet contributor Ken Wiebe shared this news Wednesday morning:   Here’s the #NHLJets opening day roster. I’m expecting F Evgeny Svechnikov to be signed prior to opening night and for F Dominic Toninato to be recalled and be at practice […] READ MORE


2021-22 Atlantic Division Preview

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2020-21, where Last Word On Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings […] READ MORE


2021-22 Expectations for Filip Zadina

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When Filip Zadina finally earned a full-time roster spot, Detroit Red Wings fans rejoiced. After watching first-rounders like Evgeny Svechnikov and Dennis Cholowski struggle to make an impact, hope appeared on the horizon with Zadina’s emergence. Originally drafted for his goal-scoring abilities, Zadina has yet to translate that success on the NHL level. While he’s […] READ MORE


Jakub Vrana Out Four Months with Shoulder Injury

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Detroit Red Wings forward Jakub Vrana will miss four months with a shoulder injury. Max Bultman of The Athletic reported the news Thursday morning: Jakub Vrana will have shoulder surgery and miss a minimum of four months. Huge blow for the Red Wings — Max Bultman (@m_bultman) September 30, 2021 Jakub Vrana Injured The news […] READ MORE