3:08 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN The Chicago Blackhawks placed starting goaltender Corey Crawford on injured reserve Friday with an undisclosed injury. Crawford played the entire game Thursday night, stopping 31 of 35 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Dallas Stars. The 32-year-old Crawford is 11-7-2 this season, ranking seventh in the NHL with
Power-play percentage is definitely the easiest quick-glance assessment of how well an NHL team’s man advantage is ticking along for fantasy purposes, but it doesn’t always tell the whole story. When we glance at the respective power plays of the Minnesota Wild and Chicago Blackhawks this season, we find the Wild ranked fourth overall with
Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon, who had already missed two games because of a groin strain, will miss at least two more weeks, the team said Thursday. “It is a big loss,” Wild defenseman Matt Dumba told reporters after Thursday’s 4-2 win over Las Vegas. “You can’t take anything away from that. It’s Jared Spurgeon.
The Anaheim Ducks are no longer viciously depleted down the middle. In what’s generally being characterized as a hockey trade benefiting both sides, the Ducks acquired centerman Adam Henrique, prospect Joseph Blandisi and a conditional 2018 third-round draft pick from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for defenseman Sami Vatanen. For Anaheim, Henrique fills a
Emily Kaplan: If I was asked this question two months ago, I would have answered McDavid, without hesitation. I believed that the Edmonton Oilers were poised to win a Stanley Cup as soon as this season. Given where things stand now in Edmonton, I’m not as bullish. I do see Auston Matthews hoisting a Cup
11:56 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The Vancouver Canucks announced on Thursday that forward Derek Dorsett will not return to their active roster due to health risks associated with playing, on the advice of team doctors. “I’m devastated by the news. It will take a long time for this to truly sink in,” said Dorsett, who
Nov 30, 2017 Emily KaplanESPN The Ducks and Devils made a splashy trade on Thursday as Anaheim acquired forward Adam Henrique, forward Joseph Blandisi and a 2018 third-round pick while sending defenseman Sami Vatanen and a conditional draft pick to New Jersey. When New Jersey GM Ray Shero sat down with Adam Henrique to inform
In a late September filming of an episode of the TV show “S.W.A.T.” actor Jay Harrington gave former NHL enforcer John Scott some easily relatable advice on how to get into character. “He was like, ‘Just be like Brent Burns, dumb it down a little bit.’ I knew exactly what he was talking about, so
12:41 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN The St. Louis Blues are in first place in the Central Division — and now they’re finally getting healthy. Center Patrik Berglund, who had been on injured reserve since suffering a dislocated left shoulder during offseason training, was activated and could make his season debut against Anaheim on Wednesday night.
12:23 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Boston Bruins center David Backes is back well ahead of schedule, after surgery to remove a portion of his colon. Coach Bruce Cassidy announced on Wednesday that the 33-year-old would return to the lineup at home against the first-place Tampa Bay Lightning, having last played on Oct. 30. And he’ll