NHL

12:29 AM ET ESPN News Services The Detroit Red Wings will be without top defenseman Mike Green for the start of the regular season as he deals with a virus that has led to ongoing fatigue. Red Wings general manager Ken Holland told the Detroit Free Press that Green “hasn’t had a lot of energy,”
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2:08 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN After being suspended for the rest of the NHL preseason, Max Domi of the Montreal Canadiens said that he regretted giving Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad a broken nose with a sucker punch. If “scores will get settled at a later date” happens as Florida’s Aaron Ekblad says, the next
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11:00 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Claude Giroux admitted to doing something taboo. Something unseemly in today’s professional hockey world. Something that many feels tears at the very bonds that hold together the fragile chemistry of teams. Claude Giroux has … played Fortnite. How many teams will top 100 points? Will the Rangers really finish in
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4:00 PM ET ESPN News Services The NHL on Thursday suspended Montreal Canadiens forward Max Domi for the remainder of the preseason for his sucker punch on Florida’s Aaron Ekblad on Wednesday night. With the Canadiens losing 2-1 at the start of the third period, Domi — acquired from Arizona in the offseason — began
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5:47 PM ET Sean Allen Close Special to ESPN.com Sean Allen is a fantasy analyst for ESPN.com. He was the 2008 and 2009 Fantasy Sports Writers Association Hockey Writer of the Year. You can tweet him @seanard. Victoria Matiash Close Fantasy Hockey ESPN.com Fantasy Contributor since 2010 Part-time anchor at NEWSTALK1010 When a player surpasses
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1:14 AM ET Associated Press MONTREAL — Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo said Max Domi‘s sucker punch on Aaron Ekblad was “gutless.” Domi was given a match penalty for punching Ekblad in the nose in the third period in the Panthers’ 5-2 exhibition victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night. Ekblad left the game,
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8:23 PM ET Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. — Erik Karlsson was handed a teal San Jose Sharks sweater and immediately proclaimed: “It fits.” Karlsson’s first day with the Sharks went off without a hitch Wednesday. He paired up with Marc-Edouard Vlasic on defense in practice, took part in 3-on-3 drills with fellow Norris Trophy
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12:35 PM ET Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Sam Reinhart to a two-year contract worth $7.3 million. Reinhart was a restricted free agent and missed the first five days of training camp, and two preseason games, before signing his contract during the team’s day off on Wednesday. The delay
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4:10 PM ET Sportsbook operator William Hill and the Vegas Golden Knights announced a multiyear partnership Tuesday that will include in-arena signage and updated league-wide odds displayed on the video board during intermissions at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The partnership is believed to be the first in North America between a bookmaker and an
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12:41 PM ET Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres forward Conor Sheary is in jeopardy of missing the start of the regular season with what the team calls an upper-body injury. Coach Phil Housley didn’t go into much detail Tuesday, saying Sheary was injured while being checked during the first day of training camp
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12:39 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN The Vegas Golden Knights made an improbable run to the Stanley Cup Final in their inaugural season, but according to ticket sellers, the magic hasn’t run out just yet. The Golden Knights are the most in-demand team for the second year in a row, according to StubHub data. Vegas is
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7:37 PM ET Associated Press EDMONTON, Alberta — The Edmonton Oilers have signed Darnell Nurse to a two-year contract, ending a lengthy stalemate with one of their top defensemen. The team did not disclose financial terms. The 23-year-old Nurse led Edmonton blue liners in 2017-18 with six goals and 20 assists in 82 games. Nurse
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10:46 AM ET Associated Press SUNRISE, Fla. — Aleksander Barkov is the new captain of the Florida Panthers. Barkov is taking over for forward Derek MacKenzie, who held the role for the past two seasons. The 23-year-old from Finland becomes the 10th player to be designated as Florida’s captain. The Panthers made the announcement Monday,
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10:17 PM ET Associated Press CALGARY, Alberta — Clay Riddell, the billionaire oilman and co-owner of the NHL’s Calgary Flames, has died. He was 81. The Flames and Paramount Resources confirmed his death Sunday, with the oil and natural gas company saying he died Saturday. “We mourn the passing of a great man of industry,
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8:11 AM ET The beauty — and perhaps the curse — of ranking NHL prospect systems is the massive amount of fluctuation even just one year can cause. It has a lot to do with players reaching the NHL very quickly more regularly, with the rising talent and the affordable cap hits making too easy
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Sep 12, 2018 With the NHL season around the corner, teams are evaluating what they have from a prospect standpoint. Here’s a look at each Central Division team’s prospect pool heading into the 2018-19 NHL season, including the top players in the system. Some ground rules: • Players listed as “A” prospects project more comfortably
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