Devils’ top centre Travis Zajac out 4 to 6 months with pectoral injury
New Jersey’s Travis Zajac had surgery on Thursday to repair his pectoral muscle and will be sidelined for four to six months. (Adam Hunger/Getty Images) The New Jersey Devils have lost top centre Travis Zajac for four to six months with a pectoral injury. Devils executive vice-president and general... Read more
Oilers sign Leon Draisaitl to 8-year, $68M extension
Edmonton Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl signed an 8-year, $68 million extension on Wednesday. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press) The Edmonton Oilers have signed centre Leon Draisaitl to an eight-year contract extension with an average annual value of $8.5 million US. The extension starts this coming season and goes through the 2024-25... Read more
Kessel’s aw-shucks success belies his hotdog reputation with Leafs
After six seasons of losing with the Leafs, Phil Kessel is appreciative of the spot he and his Penguins find themselves. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) Phil Kessel insists nothing has changed. Not his game. Not his attitude. Not the shape of his body or his commitment to winning. Press... Read more
Former NHL coach, GM Bryan Murray dies at 74
Bryan Murray, shown in this 2011 file photo, was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in 2014. (Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images/File) Bryan Murray, the veteran NHL coach and general manager who led the Ottawa Senators to a Stanley Cup final appearance in 2007, has died. He was 74. The Senators... Read more
Ed Olczyk diagnosed with colon cancer
Former NHL player Ed Olczyk has been diagnosed with colon cancer. (Gene J. Puskar/Associated Press) Former NHL forward and coach Eddie Olczyk has been diagnosed with colon cancer. Olczyk, who turns 51 on Aug. 16, had surgery last week, and Chicago Blackhawks team physician Dr. Michael Terry said Tuesday... Read more
Canada-Russia rivalry sparks brawl in pre-Olympic tournament
Russia’s Roman Lyubimov, shown with the Philadelphia Flyers in April, scored the winner in a 3-2 victory over Canada at a pre-Olympic tournament in Sochi on Monday. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Roman Lyubimov scored the winner on the power play as Russia held on for a 3-2 victory over Canada... Read more
NHL: Players under contract in minors can’t go to Olympics
Deputy NHL Commissioner Bill Daly and commissioner Gary Bettman address the media during the Board Of Governors Press Conference prior to the 2016 NHL Awards. (Getty Images) Players with NHL contracts, even those in the minors, will not be allowed to participate in the Winter Olympics next February. Deputy... Read more
Sidney & Stanley visit children’s hospital, veterans’ retirement home
Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby, seen celebrating in June, is bringing the Stanley Cup home for a third visit to Nova Scotia. (Gene J. Puskar/The Associated Press) Sidney Crosby is welcoming the Stanley Cup to his native Nova Scotia for a third time. Phil Pritchard, the Cup’s keeper, tweeted... Read more
Tony Granato named U.S. Olympic men’s hockey coach
Tony Granato was an assistant under Dan Bylsma at the 2014 Olympics. Read more
Predators’ Mike Fisher announces his retirement after 17 years in the NHL
In this May 27 file photo, Predators captain Mike Fisher is greeted by fans as players arrive at the airport, in Nashville, Tenn. Fisher announced his retirement from the NHL on Thursday. (File/The Associated Press) Nashville Predators forward Mike Fisher has announced his retirement, a move that means the... Read more