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Silver Seven

Borowiecki, Morissette, and Doing the Right Thing

Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via The former Senators’ impact will be missed from coast to coast. Justin Morissette fielded a lot of interesting phone calls during his 27 days in Vancouver’s St. Paul’s Hospital. They ranged from friends and family, to prominent media figures, to the Prime Minister of Canada, all of them expressing admiration for a man whom up until recently had only been known as a local broadcaster for Sportsnet 650. “It was a weird time for me,” said the 33 year-old Morissette, “a very surreal stretch of my life, while I was in the...

Mile High Hockey

Does Devon Toews give the Avalanche the best blueline in the West?

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ GM Joe Sakic gave up two 2nd round picks for the former-Islanders defender. Is he worth the investment? If you take out the absurd amount of injuries suffered by the Colorado Avalanche during the playoff-bubble, the one aspect of play that stood out to most fans was the inability to shut down Dallas’ offense in key moments. Coming into the series, Dallas was known for their ability to keep pucks out of the net. The Stars finished the season with the fourth ranked defense and an offense in the bottom quarter of the NHL. After the series, players like Joel...

Pension Plan Puppets

Wednesday’s FTB: It’s Dubas vs. Mikheyev on Arbitration Day

Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via The Leafs have two more RFA’s to sign and Travis Dermott is next. Kyle Dubas cleared out his calendar today by signing Ilya Mikheyev to a new two-year contract last night. Mikheyev requested salary arbitration with the Maple Leafs to settle his contract, and the hearing was scheduled for today, but the two sides managed to come together and strike a deal last night before the arbiter got involved. Mikheyev was in an unusual position with only one season of NHL experience, much of that a write-off from a major injury, but he is 26 years-old and has five...


Burke’s Law

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The Hockey Writers

Flames’ Valimaki Will Benefit From Overseas Competition

After missing all of last season due to an ACL injury, Calgary Flames top prospect defenseman Juuso Valimaki has found himself a temporary new home. (from ‘Flames top prospect Valimaki loaned to Finnish club,’ Calgary Sun, 09/30/20) The Flames have loaned Valimaki to the Tampereen Ilves in Finland’s Liiga until the drop of the puck […] The post Flames’ Valimaki Will Benefit From Overseas Competition appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       


The signing of Cody Ceci shows that Rutherford, Penguins, haven’t learned their lesson

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports One step forward, one step back for the Pittsburgh Penguins after signing Cody Ceci. And it will leave them exactly where they are now — not a serious contender. One of the great ironies of the NHL is that a mighty team can be brought down by a weak link. Hockey is indeed the ultimate team sport, and while fate is often fueled by luck, injuries and goaltending performances, players in a limited role can have a major impact in the result of games and series. There’s no better recent example of this than the Penguins’ most recent glory for...

Silver Seven

Sens Sign Balcers to One-Year Extension

Photo by Steven Kingsman/Icon Sportswire via It’s a prove-it deal coming off of an injury-shortened season. The Ottawa Senators have locked up another RFA, extending forward Rudolfs Balcers for another season. News Release: The #Sens have signed forward Rudolfs Balcers to a one-year, two-way contract: https://t.co/dWr5SZNSZD pic.twitter.com/RcC9jhdiQ2— Ottawa Senators (@Senators) October 16, 2020 The one-year, two-way extension is worth $753K in the NHL, and $70K in the AHL. In a statement issued by the team, GM Pierre Dorion said of Balcers: “Despite a discouraging injury...


Penguins prospects most likely to make an NHL impact this season

Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via Even with a shallow prospect pool to pick from, the Penguins have a few big names ready to be given the opportunity. Last season, players like Sam Lafferty and Anthony Angello played important roles as injury call-ups to help the ailing Penguins. With those guys ready to stake a more permanent role in the NHL, it will be up to others behind them on the depth chart to come through when called upon. While the Penguins don’t have the deepest prospect pool when compared to other teams around the league, there are a handful of guys waiting in the...

The Hockey Writers

Bruins Miss Out on Two Free Agent Scoring Options

On Tuesday afternoon, the Boston Bruins announced that two of their first-line forwards underwent surgery back in September that would keep them out four to five months. Left wing Brad Marchand underwent sports hernia repair and Rocket Richard co-winner and right wing David Pastrnak underwent right hip arthroscopy and labral repair. There is so much […] The post Bruins Miss Out on Two Free Agent Scoring Options appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       

The Cannon

2019-20 Player Review: Liam Foudy makes his NHL debut

Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Foudy spent most of the year with the London Knights Liam Foudy, the 18th overall pick in the 2018 NHL draft, began the season with the London Knights of the OHL after failing to make the Columbus Blue Jackets roster out of training camp. After a rash of injuries to the Jackets, Foudy was a surprise call up on February 10. Due to OHL rules, he could only appear in games for the Jackets so long as he did not miss any games for the Knights. As a result, Foudy only made two appearances in the regular season, notching one assist in a loss to the Buffalo...

The Hockey Writers

Prospects News & Rumors: Stützle, Ponomaryov & Wisdom

Ottawa Senators prospect Tim Stützle is sidelined with an injury, the Carolina Hurricanes signed a recent second-round pick to an entry-level contract and the Philadelphia Flyers signed their fourth-round pick to an entry-level contract. Stützle Requires Surgery For Injury It was an impressive week for the Senators who landed Jake Sanderson and Tim Stützle at […] The post Prospects News & Rumors: Stützle, Ponomaryov & Wisdom appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       

Ottawa Sun

Ottawa Senators' top pick Tim Stuetzle will undergo surgery to repair broken hand

Tim Stuetzle has hit a bump in the road on his path to an NHL career. The Ottawa Senators top prospect, selected No. 3 overall in last Tuesday’s NHL draft , broke a bone in his hand during training camp Monday with the Mannheim Eagles in the German league and...

On the Forecheck

Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Rolling, Rolling, Rolling

Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Signings, injuries, more signings. Nashville Predators News Predators Sign Kasimir Kaskisuo to One-Year, Two-Way ContractKaskisuo will tend net with Connor Ingram in Milwaukee. Predators Sign Tyler Lewington to One-Year, Two-Way Contract*Shrugs* Milwaukee’s blue line is pretty crowded these days. Breakdown: Nashville Predators 2020 Draft Class, Part I | On the ForecheckOur incredible prospects writer Eric takes a look at some of Nashville’s draft picks from last week. Nashville Predators sign G Kasimir Kaskisuo, D Tyler Lewington...

Last Word on Hockey

Ottawa Senators Top Pick Tim Stuetzle to have Arm Surgery

Ottawa Senators recent first-round pick Tim Stuetzle will undergo surgery on his arm. He is expected to be out 6-8 weeks due to the injury. The news was first announced by his DEL team Adler Mannheim Eagles in German. The Senators released a statement confirming the news shortly after. Tim Stuetzle to have Arm Surgery […] The post Ottawa Senators Top Pick Tim Stuetzle to have Arm Surgery appeared first on Last Word on Hockey.

CBC News

Senators' top pick Tim Stuetzle to have surgery for broken arm

Ottawa Senators prospect Tim Stuetzle is set to undergo surgery after suffering an arm injury while training with his German club, the Mannheim Eagles announced Tuesday.


Senators’ Tim Stuetzle to have surgery for arm injury, out 6-8 weeks

Ottawa Senators prospect Tim Stuetzle will have surgery on his arm and will be sidelined for six-to-eight weeks, his DEL team Adler Mannheim announced in German. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.


Stuetzle’s injury not as grim as it appears for Senators despite surgery

To some jaded fans in Ottawa, it was the most Senators thing ever. Six days after the Senators selected uber-talented forward Tim Stuetzle third overall in the NHL draft, he is sitting at home in Mannheim, Germany with a broken arm, awaiting surgery on Thursday. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.


Bruins Issue Updates On Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak, Charlie McAvoy

It appears some members of the Boston Bruins were dealing with some injuries that now have been addressed. Boston announced Tuesday that David Pastrnak, Charlie McAvoy and Brad Marchand all underwent surgery in September. Marchand underwent successful surgery to repair a sports hernia Sept. 14. He is expected to fully recover in roughly four months. […] The post Bruins Issue Updates On Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak, Charlie McAvoy appeared first on NESN.com.

Silver Seven

Stützle Injured During Practice, Out 6-8 Weeks

Photo by City-Press via The blue chip prospect requires surgery for a fractured arm The Ottawa Senators’ top prospect will have to wait a little while before getting back on the ice with Adler Mannheim, after suffering an injury during practice. News Release: The #Sens have provided an update on the injury status of forward Tim Stuetzle: https://t.co/A2cbgoHeS6 pic.twitter.com/QtPSdTuNnA— Sens Communications (@Media_Sens) October 13, 2020 The team announced, today, that 2020 third overall pick Tim Stützle suffered a fracture in his arm during an on-ice session. He will...

Last Word on Hockey

Boston Bruins Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak Had Surgery

  The Boston Bruins have announced that both forwards Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak underwent surgery. They will not be able available when the new season begins. The #bruins say Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak had surgeries that could require them to recover into the start of next season. Charlie McAvoy had a knee procedure […] The post Boston Bruins Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak Had Surgery appeared first on Last Word on Hockey.

CBC News

Bruins' Pastrnak, Marchand could miss start of season following surgery

The Boston Bruins' top line could take a hit when the next NHL season starts after both David Pastrnak and Brad Marchand underwent surgery last month.

Last Word on Hockey

Edmonton Oilers Oscar Klefbom Likely Out Next Season

Edmonton Oilers defenceman Oscar Klefbom will likely not play in 2020-21. He is still managing lingering injuries suffered during the 2019-20 regular season and has decided that surgery is the best course of action for regaining health. The official decision came on Tuesday. Also on todays episode of @OilersNow, President of Hockey Ops & GM […] The post Edmonton Oilers Oscar Klefbom Likely Out Next Season appeared first on Last Word on Hockey.

Stanley Cup of Chowder

Pastrnak, Marchand may miss start of next season after recent surgeries

Photo by Elsa/ Not great! The Bruins announced this afternoon that three players had surgery following the end of the bubble season. While the procedures on Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak, and Charlie McAvoy were seemed successful, the procedures will likely impact regular season availability for at least two of them. Per the team, Marchand had surgery for a sports hernia on September 14. He's expected to make a full recovery in four months, which would be mid-January. Pastrnak had a right hip arthroscopy and a labral repair performed on September 16. He's expected to make a full recovery...


Bruins’ Marchand, Pastrnak, McAvoy recovering from off-season surgeries

The Boston Bruins provided updates for Brad Marchand, David Pastrnak and Charlie McAvoy on Tuesday after all three players underwent off-season surgery last month. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

The Hockey Writers

NHL Rumors: Senators, Oilers, Canadiens, Golden Knights, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown there is news that Ottawa Senators prospect Tim Stutzle is going to be undergoing surgery. How long will he be out? The Montreal Canadiens made a couple very different signings, one via trade and one via free agency. What are insiders saying about the team and the two deals? Taylor […] The post NHL Rumors: Senators, Oilers, Canadiens, Golden Knights, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       

Second City Hockey

Where could Nikita Zadorov fit into Blackhawks’ lineup?

Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via The 25-year-old had surgery on his right arm in September, but is expected to be ready for the 2021 season. Nikita Zadorov is ready for a new challenge with a new team. The 25-year-old defenseman was a restricted free agent but signed his qualifying offer of $3.2 million before the Avalanche traded him and fellow defenseman Anton Lindholm to the Blackhawks for two-time Stanley Cup champion forward Brandon Saad and defenseman Dennis Gilbert on Oct. 10. “I was definitely super excited when I heard the news,” Zadorov said Monday. “It’s a fresh new...

Puck Prose

Boston Bruins: Key players could miss part of next season

BradMarchand and DavidPastrnak of the Boston Bruins could miss the start of the 2020-21 season. On October 13, the Boston Bruins announced that three of the teams’ stars had surgeries. These surgeries could impact when these players start the 2020-21 NHL season. The three players that had surgery done on them were David Pastrnak, Brad […] Boston Bruins: Key players could miss part of next season - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL

The Cannon

2019-20 Player Review: Oliver Bjorkstrand, invaluable CBJ asset

Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via And an all-around great guy to boot! I just want to address my personal biases before diving into this review: Oliver Bjorkstrand is one of my favorite players and I will be hard-pressed to come up with anything bad to say about him. Fortunately, I don’t think anyone more objective than myself has many bones to pick with Ollie - he’s a solid player, he’s fun to watch, he scores goals, and he’s just a genuinely good guy. The only thing that really got him down this season was a bout of injuries, each more serious than the last - first, a torso...

NISSAN Morning Drive: Don Sweeney And Bruce Cassidy On Pastrnak Injury

NESN.com's Courtney Cox recaps Bruins GM Don Sweeney and Head Coach Bruce Cassidy adjusting to David Pastrnak's thumb injury that will leave him out for at least two weeks in the Nissan Morning Drive. For More: http://nesn.com/?p=917652

Ford F-150 Final Five Facts: Bruins Drop To Rangers At Home

NESN.com's Michaela Vernava breaks down the Bruins 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers on Saturday Night where Tuukka Rask left the game early with a concussion.  Here are the Ford F-150 Final Five Facts from the game: http://nesn.com/?p=910526.

Rick Nash announces retirement from Hockey

NHL winger Rick Nash who played from the Blue Jackets, Rangers and Bruins announced Friday morning that he will be retiring due to unresolved issues with a concussion. NESN.com's Michaela Vernava has more.