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  1. Patrick Sharp hits the ice for first time since appendectomy, won’t start at center

    Sep 26, 2011, 5:19 PM EDT

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    Patrick Sharp

    Patrick Sharp is back on the ice for the Blackhawks for the first time since his appendectomy. That’s great news for Chicago.

  2. Markov worries? Montreal signs Chris Campoli to one-year, $1.75 million deal

    Sep 26, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT

    Chris Campoli

    Perhaps the worries about Andrei Markov’s knee are a bit stronger as the Montreal Canadiens have signed Chris Campoli to a one year deal.

  3. Devils to retire Scott Niedermayer’s “27” on December 16 vs. Dallas

    Sep 26, 2011, 3:03 PM EDT

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    Scott Niedermayer

    He’s a legend in New Jersey and now he’ll have his number retired. Scott Niedermayer will join Ken Daneyko and Scott Stevens with the honor.

  4. “Worst kept secret in sports”: NHL announces 2012 Winter Classic in Philadelphia

    Sep 26, 2011, 2:28 PM EDT

    2012 Winter Classic

    You knew, I knew it, we all knew it but the NHL finally made it official. The 2012 Winter Classic is coming to Philadelphia and features the Flyers taking on the New York Rangers.

  5. Scott Clemmensen goes in for knee surgery, Florida backup job up for grabs

    Sep 26, 2011, 1:48 PM EDT

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    Scott Clemmensen

    Florida’s Scott Clemmensen was set to be Jose Theodore’s backup in Florida this year. Now that he’s out with knee surgery, it’ll be up to Tyler Plante or Jacob Markstrom to prove their worth in the meantime.

  6. What a coincidence: Aaron Rome breaks hand while Nathan Horton returns to action

    Sep 26, 2011, 10:49 AM EDT

    Aaron Rome, Nathan Horton

    The world has a funny way of working as Vancouver’s Aaron Rome breaks his hand the same night Nathan Horton returned to the ice since being knocked out of action by Rome in the Stanley Cup finals.

  7. Nathan Horton returns to the ice for first time since Cup final concussion

    Sep 26, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Boston Bruins v Tampa Bay Lightning - Game Four

    Nathan Horton returned to the ice for the first time since the brutal hit in Game 3 of last year’s Stanley Cup final. If his first game back is any indication, he’ll be just fine with the Bruins this year.

  8. Former Rocket Richard Trophy winner Jonathan Cheechoo put on waivers

    Sep 26, 2011, 1:53 AM EDT

    Minnesota Wild v St. Louis Blues

    How the mighty have fallen. Jonathan Cheechoo continues to cling to his hockey career as the Blues waive the former 56-goal man. Next stop: the Peoria Rivermen of the American Hockey League.

  9. Owen Nolan faces long odds as he tries to find a spot on the Canucks

    Sep 26, 2011, 12:34 AM EDT

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    Canucks Oilers Hockey

    39-year-old Owen Nolan is attempting to return to the NHL with one of the deepest teams in the entire league. According to Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault, he could have a spot if his body could withstand the rigors of an entire season.

  10. Is a position change in Patrick Kane’s future?

    Sep 25, 2011, 11:14 PM EDT

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    Detroit Red Wings v Chicago Blackhawks

    It’s no secret that the Chicago Blackhawks are looking for someone to fill the void they have at center on their second line. But is Patrick Kane the answer?

  11. Oilers Sam Gagner escapes serious injury

    Sep 25, 2011, 9:40 PM EDT

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    Edmonton Oilers v Philadelphia Flyers

    Sam Gagner is day-to-day after crashing into the boards against the Flames in a preseason game on Saturday night. Luckily for Gagner and the Oilers, the ankle injury doesn’t seem too serious…

  12. League disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan explains Brad Boyes suspension

    Sep 25, 2011, 8:37 PM EDT

    Buffalo Sabres v Philadelphia Flyers - Game One

    The league’s hammer came down on Brad Boyes with a two-game suspension for his head to the head of Joe Colborne. Now, Brendan Shanahan has explained exactly why Boyes received the two-game penalty.

  13. Can Corey Crawford avoid the dreaded sophomore slump?

    Sep 25, 2011, 7:49 PM EDT

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    Chicago Blackhawks v Vancouver Canucks - Game Seven

    Corey Crawford ripped the starting job away from Marty Turco in the middle of last season. Now, he’ll try to prove that he can succeed while being the undisputed #1 from the very beginning of training camp.

  14. Pat Burns Arena officially opened in Quebec today

    Sep 25, 2011, 6:10 PM EDT

    Pat Burns

    Pat Burns’ family, friends and proponents will have to wait and see if he will be posthumously inducted into the Hall of Fame, but they won’t have to wait to honor his memory. Pat Burns Arena officially opened today about 10 months after the three-time Jack Adams Award recipient lost his battle with cancer on…

  15. Marc Staal won’t travel with Rangers to Europe, not ruled out for season opener

    Sep 25, 2011, 5:27 PM EDT

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    Marc Staal

    John Tortorella said that Marc Staal won’t join the team in Europe – at least initially – but didn’t rule him out for the Rangers’ season opener against the Kings in Sweden on Oct. 7.

  16. Sidney Crosby participates in ‘controlled scrimmage’ today

    Sep 25, 2011, 4:55 PM EDT

    Sidney Crosby

    He’s still wearing his white “no contact” helmet, but Sidney Crosby took another step in the right direction by participating in a “controlled scrimmage” on Sunday.

  17. NHL suspends Brad Boyes two preseason games for hit to head

    Sep 25, 2011, 4:45 PM EDT

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    Brad Boyes

    Brendan Shanahan continues to hand out preseason suspensions, as Brad Boyes will sit out two games for his illegal hit on Joe Colborne.

  18. Terry Murray has Drew Doughty ‘in the front’ of his mind regarding lineup options

    Sep 25, 2011, 3:55 PM EDT

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    Dallas Stars v Los Angeles Kings

    Drew Doughty’s contract negotiations remain in limbo, but Kings coach Terry Murray still has him penciled in regarding lineup plans.

  19. Scott Hartnell will see cardiologist after dealing with elevated heart rate

    Sep 25, 2011, 3:10 PM EDT

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    scotthartnell

    Scott Hartnell will see a cardiologist on Tuesday after being held out of the third period of Saturday’s preseason game with an elevated heart rate.

  20. Blues announce that David Perron will return to team Monday

    Sep 25, 2011, 2:39 PM EDT

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    davidperron

    While he might not actually be ready to practice just yet, the Blues delivered great news today: David Perron will return to the team and hold a press conference on Monday.

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