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Alex Galchenyuk out indefinitely with lower-body injury (Puck Daddy)
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Montreal Canadiens Center Alex Galchenyuk passes the puck during the game against the Los Angeles Kings.on December 04, 2016, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA. Montreal Canadiens forward Alex Galchenyuk is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury, the team announced Monday. Montreal said Galchenyuk underwent tests in St. Louis on Monday and will […]

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Coroner: Former NHLer Marek Svatos died of drug overdose (Puck Daddy)
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One month after his death, the Douglas County Coroner’s Office released its report on Marek Svatos’ death and found codeine, morphine and Xanax were in his system. The 34-year-old former NHLer was found dead last month in his Colorado home. Svatos, a native of Kosice, Slovakia, played 344 games in the NHL with the Colorado Avalanche, Nashville Predators and […]

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Former Avalanche player Marek Svatos died of overdose (The Associated Press)
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Authorities say former Colorado Avalanche player Marek Svatos (SVAH’-tohs) died of a drug overdose. According to an autopsy report released Monday, the 34-year-old had several drugs in his system at the time of his death on Nov. 5, including anti-anxiety medication and painkillers. It also said that drug paraphernalia was found near him at his […]

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Rangers recall Marek Hrivik from minors (The Associated Press)
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NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers have recalled Marek Hrivik from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League.

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Maple Leafs in search of new backup after waiving Jhonas Enroth (Puck Daddy)
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Jhonas Enroth of the Toronto Maple Leafs takes a drink during an NHL preseason game against the Montreal Canadiens at Air Canada Centre on October 2, 2016 in Toronto. The Toronto Maple Leafs were hoping that Jhonas Enroth would be the fit behind Frederik Andersen in their crease, but after four starts they’re ready to […]

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What We Learned: Has the NHL reached 'peak goaltending?' (Puck Daddy)
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Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens protects his net during the NHL game against the Detroit Red Wings at the Bell Centre on November 12, 2016 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Detroit Red Wings 5-0. The NHL significantly changed its rules in the wake of the 2004-05 lockout as a means […]

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Sedins staying put; Smith's strong stretch; Nilsson's mask (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)
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• Former Los Angeles Kings forward Justin Williams was nicknamed ‘Mr. Game 7’ for his gaudy numbers in Game 7s. • Vancouver Canucks president Trevor Linden said that the Sedin twins are “not going anywhere.” As the Canucks have continued to founder, there have been questions on whether the franchise cornerstones would look to go […]

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Mason, Tarasenko, Jones claim NHL's 3 stars of the week
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Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Steve Mason, St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko, and San Jose Sharks netminder Martin Jones were named the NHL's three stars of the week Monday. Mason earned first star by winning all four games with a 1.71 GAA and a .945 save percentage. Tarasenko was named second star after scoring four times […]

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Swedish junior hockey teams combine for 871 penalty minutes in 1 game
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Two Swedish junior hockey teams obliterated the NHL's single-game record for penalty minutes Sunday. Aker/Strängnäs HC and Flemingsbergs IK racked up a whopping 871 penalty minutes during their game, which was played before a crowd of just 67. The NHL record is 419 minutes, set during a brawl between the Ottawa Senators and Philadelphia Flyers […]

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Coroner concludes Marek Svatos died of drug overdose
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Former NHL forward Marek Svatos‘ death has been ruled a drug overdose by a Colorado coroner’s office. From Tom McGhee of the Denver Post: Former Colorado Avalanche winger Marek Svatos had codeine, morphine, and an anti-anxiety medication in his system when he died of combined drug intoxication last month, the Douglas County Coroner’s Office said […]

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New York Rangers: Ranking the Metropolitan Division
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The Metropolitan Division is one of the best in the NHL. Over the last five years the New York Rangers, Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals stand out as the top three. But which team is the best?Rating the Metropolitan Division of the NHL is a double edged sword, because whichever wa…

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Swedish junior hockey teams combine for 871 penalty minutes
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Strangnas HC played Flemingsbergs IK, two Swedish junior hockey teams, combined for a staggering 871 penalty minutes in one game.There’s a joke that goes “So I went to a fight and a hockey game broke out”. While fighting in the NHL is down and goons are getting ushered out of the le…

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