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Player News
  • Kole Sherwood CLB RW
    Blue Jackets' Kole Sherwood: Joins team ahead of camp
    2d ago

    Sherwood linked up with the team Thursday ahead of training camp, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.

    Sherwood saw action in just three contests this season in which he registered six shots, 10 hits and two PIM while averaging a meager 6:38 of ice time. The 22-year-old center figures to be a longshot for the lineup and will almost certainly spend the playoffs watching from the press box.

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  • Nathan Gerbe CLB LW
    Blue Jackets' Nathan Gerbe: Skating with team
    2d ago

    Gerbe (groin) joined the team for Thursday's Phase 2 skates, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.

    Gerbe missed the last four contests prior to the league going on hiatus with what coach John Tortorella previously described as a minor injury. The winger is far from a lock for the lineup once the postseason begins and will have to beat out the likes of Kevin Stenlund or Emil Bemstrom for a spot.

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  • Pheonix Copley WAS G
    Capitals' Pheonix Copley: Joins skating sessions
    3d ago

    Copley was on the ice with the Capitals as part of Phase 2 of the NHL's Return to Play, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

    Copley will primarily serve as a practice goalie once the Capitals get back into game action, as it would take an injury to Braden Holtby or Ilya Samsonov in order for Copley to dress in a postseason contest.

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  • Morgan Frost PHI C
    Flyers' Morgan Frost: Skating with team
    3d ago

    Frost is taking part in Phase 2 skates with the Flyers, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

    Frost put together a solid first professional season after tallying 13 goals and 16 helpers in 41 appearances for Lehigh Valley. In addition, the 21-year-old center saw action in 20 NHL contests with Philadelphia in which he registered seven points, 31 shots and four hits while averaging 13:41 of ice time. Given Frost's development, Nate Thompson and/or Derek Grant could find themselves looking for a new clubs following the 24-team postseason.

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  • Vitali Kravtsov NYR RW
    Rangers' Vitali Kravtsov: Joins club ahead of camp
    3d ago

    Kravtsov is with the Rangers for Phase 2 skates and will be part of the club's playoff training camp, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.

    Kravtsov registered six goals and nine helpers in 39 games with AHL Hartford this season and figures to use the upcoming postseason as a way to break into the 23-man roster for the upcoming 2020-21 campaign. Selected by the organization with the ninth overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, the 20-year-old winger figures to make his NHL debut sooner rather than later.

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  • Dysin Mayo ARI D
    Coyotes' Dysin Mayo: Inks one-year deal
    4d ago

    Mayo secured a one-year, two-way contract from Arizona on Tuesday.

    Mayo -- who was selected by the Yotes in the fifth round of the 2014 NHL Draft -- notched four goals and eight helpers in 58 contests with AHL Tucson this season. The 23-year-old blueliner won't offer much in terms of offensive output, so fantasy owners don't need to be jumping to get him onto the dynasty teams.

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  • Morgan Frost PHI C
    Flyers' Morgan Frost: Skating with team
    3d ago

    Frost is taking part in Phase 2 skates with the Flyers, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

    Frost put together a solid first professional season after tallying 13 goals and 16 helpers in 41 appearances for Lehigh Valley. In addition, the 21-year-old center saw action in 20 NHL contests with Philadelphia in which he registered seven points, 31 shots and four hits while averaging 13:41 of ice time. Given Frost's development, Nate Thompson and/or Derek Grant could find themselves looking for a new clubs following the 24-team postseason.

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  • Connor Bunnaman PHI C
    Flyers' Connor Bunnaman: Skating with team
    4d ago

    Bunnaman is participating in Phase 2 skates with the Flyers, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports.

    Bunnaman split time between the AHL and NHL this season, appearing in just 21 contests for Philadelphia in which he registered two points, 18 shots and 29 hits while averaging 9:17 of ice time. The center could get an opportunity to get onto the ice during the postseason but will have to beat out the likes of Nate Thompson and Derek Grant for a spot in the lineup.

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  • Laurent Dauphin MON C
    Canadiens' Laurent Dauphin: Skating with team
    5d ago

    Dauphin is taking part in Phase 2 skates with the Habs, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    Dauphin saw action in 58 games for the Admirals and Rocket this season, in which he recorded 14 goals and 17 helpers. The 25-year-old center could get a shot at playing in the postseason, especially if Tomas Tatar (upper body) continues to be sidelined.

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  • Glenn Gawdin CGY C
    Flames' Glenn Gawdin: Headlines camp additions
    5d ago

    Gawdin will be one of 11 players joining the Flames for Phase 3 of the NHL's Return to Play training camps, Pat Steinberg of Sportsnet 960 The Fan reports.

    With AHL Stockton this year, Gawdin led the way with 47 points (16 goals) in 53 appearances and could get a look from the coaching staff as a bottom-six option during the playoffs. In addition to Gawdin, the team also brought up forwards Buddy Robinson, Alan Quine, Austin Czarnik, Byron Froese, Matthew Phillips and Adam Ruzicka, defensemen Alexander Yelesin and Connor Mackey and netminders Jon Gillies and Artyom Zagidulin.

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  • Jesperi Kotkaniemi MON C
    Canadiens' Jesperi Kotkaniemi: Ready for training camp
    8d ago

    Kotkaniemi (abdomen) is expected to be a full participant at Montreal's upcoming pre-postseason training camp, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.

    Kotkaniemi was ruled out for the remainder of the campaign after suffering a spleen injury while playing for AHL Laval in early March, but the NHL's extended hiatus has evidently afforded the 19-year-old pivot enough time to make a full recovery. The third overall pick from the 2018 Draft will be available for the Canadiens' play-in round against the Penguins, but at this point there's no telling whether coach Claude Julien will opt to insert him into the lineup. Kotkaniemi notched six goals and eight points while posting a minus-11 rating in 36 top-level games before being sent to the minors Feb. 1.

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  • Mikhail Vorobyev PHI C
    Flyers' Mikhail Vorobyov: Inks KHL deal
    8d ago

    Vorobyov has agreed to terms on a three-year deal with KHL club Salavat Yulaev Ufa, per Gorobzor.ru. According to Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer, the club will retain the center's rights by offering him a qualifying offer.

    Vorobyev spent the bulk of the year with AHL Lehigh Valley, where he registered 12 goals and 16 helpers in 45 appearances. With the Flyers, the Russian saw action in 20 games, picking up one goal, two helpers and 15 shots while averaging 10:26 of ice time.

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  • Kole Sherwood CLB RW
    Blue Jackets' Kole Sherwood: Joins team ahead of camp
    2d ago

    Sherwood linked up with the team Thursday ahead of training camp, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.

    Sherwood saw action in just three contests this season in which he registered six shots, 10 hits and two PIM while averaging a meager 6:38 of ice time. The 22-year-old center figures to be a longshot for the lineup and will almost certainly spend the playoffs watching from the press box.

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  • Nathan Gerbe CLB LW
    Blue Jackets' Nathan Gerbe: Skating with team
    2d ago

    Gerbe (groin) joined the team for Thursday's Phase 2 skates, Blue Jackets team reporter Jeff Svoboda reports.

    Gerbe missed the last four contests prior to the league going on hiatus with what coach John Tortorella previously described as a minor injury. The winger is far from a lock for the lineup once the postseason begins and will have to beat out the likes of Kevin Stenlund or Emil Bemstrom for a spot.

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  • Vitali Kravtsov NYR RW
    Rangers' Vitali Kravtsov: Joins club ahead of camp
    3d ago

    Kravtsov is with the Rangers for Phase 2 skates and will be part of the club's playoff training camp, Vince Z. Mercogliano of USA Today reports.

    Kravtsov registered six goals and nine helpers in 39 games with AHL Hartford this season and figures to use the upcoming postseason as a way to break into the 23-man roster for the upcoming 2020-21 campaign. Selected by the organization with the ninth overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, the 20-year-old winger figures to make his NHL debut sooner rather than later.

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  • Carsen Twarynski PHI LW
    Flyers' Carsen Twarynski: Taking part in Phase 2
    4d ago

    Twarynski is with the Flyers as part of Phase 2 of the NHL's Return to Play, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports.

    Twarynski spent the bulk of the year playing in the minors with AHL Lehigh Valley but did log 15 contests with Philadelphia in which he notched one assist, 14 shots and 40 hits while averaging 10:41 of ice time. While the winger will likely spend the bulk of the postseason in the press box, Twarynski could see himself thrusts into the lineup if an injury or two crops up.

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  • Marian Hossa ARI RW
    Coyotes' Marian Hossa: Elected to Hall of Fame
    9d ago

    Hossa (illness) was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Hossa, whose contract is set to officially expire on July 1, has been elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. The 1997 first-round pick played a total of 19 seasons during his NHL career, split between the Senators, Thrashers, Penguins, Red Wings and Blackhawks, amassing 525 goals and 1,134 points in 1,309 contests. The 41-year-old winger's most memorable years were spent in Chicago from 2009 to 2017, during which he lifted Lord Stanley's Cup on three occasions in 2010, 2013 and 2015. Hossa is just the third Slovakian player to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, joining Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita and Peter Stastny as the only Slovaks to be bestowed the honor.

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  • Alexander Volkov TB RW
    Lightning's Alexander Volkov: Ready for Phase 2 sessions
    10d ago

    Volkov has cleared the two-week quarantine period for overseas arrivals and can begin joining the Lightning at their Phase 2 workouts, Joe Smith of The Athletic reports.

    Volkov logged nine games for Tampa Bay this season, in which he recorded one assist, seven shots and 10 hits while averaging 10:16 of ice time. The 22-year-old winger spent the bulk of the year playing with AHL Syracuse, where he tallied 30 points in 46 contests, his first time failing to reach the 40-point mark in three minor-league campaigns.

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  • Dysin Mayo ARI D
    Coyotes' Dysin Mayo: Inks one-year deal
    4d ago

    Mayo secured a one-year, two-way contract from Arizona on Tuesday.

    Mayo -- who was selected by the Yotes in the fifth round of the 2014 NHL Draft -- notched four goals and eight helpers in 58 contests with AHL Tucson this season. The 23-year-old blueliner won't offer much in terms of offensive output, so fantasy owners don't need to be jumping to get him onto the dynasty teams.

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  • Thomas Hickey NYI D
    Islanders' Thomas Hickey: Skating with team
    12d ago

    Hickey (personal) took part in Monday's Phase 2 skate, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.

    When the league went on hiatus, Hickey was away from the team to tend to a personal matter but appears to have returned to Long Island. The defenseman will likely struggle to get into the lineup during the postseason following the trade deadline addition of Andy Greene but could be the next man up if somebody on the blue line picks up an injury.

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  • Rasmus Ristolainen BUF D
    Sabres' Rasmus Ristolainen: More likely to stay?
    14d ago

    GM Jason Botterill's firing this week may be a good sign for Ristolainen, a favorite of coach Ralph Krueger, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News surmises.

    The Sabres had a huge shakeup this week with Botterill and a slew of other personnel sent out the door, so it looks like Krueger and Jack Eichel will be having plenty of input with new GM Kevyn Adams in terms of what the team will look like going forward. One of the games Sabres fans are forced to play each playoff-less offseason -- besides trying to guess the next GM or coach -- is to guess the fate of Ristolainen, who always seems to get mentioned in trade talks. But he's also the team's second-best defenseman after Rasmus Dahlin and fits Krueger's preferred style of play, so perhaps with the major shakeup, Risto may get a quick vote of confidence as the team sets its sights on the 2020-21 season.

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  • Kevan Miller BOS D
    Bruins' Kevan Miller: Hopes to play again
    16d ago

    Miller, who continues to recover from major kneecap issues, isn't thinking of retirement at this stage, Joe Haggerty of NBC Sports Boston reports. "I'm hoping to get back to 100 percent whenever that might be and get back to playing hockey."

    The rugged blueliner has already been ruled out from playing if/when the NHL resumes play this summer and is slated to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2019-20 campaign comes to a close. While Miller definitely wants to play in the NHL again if possible, the 32-year-old acknowledges that such an outcome isn't a lock. "I'd be lying to you if I said that I haven't been worried about where this is all going to end up," Miller noted of his hockey future. "It's my job and it's part of my passion. I want to be healthy. I want to play." Miller's last game action with the Bruins occurred last April.

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  • Roman Polak DAL D
    Stars' Roman Polak: Signs overseas
    19d ago

    Polak agreed to terms on a multi-year contract with Czech club HC Vitkovice on Monday.

    Polak remains under contract for the Stars for the upcoming 24-team playoff and is expected to still report to Dallas for the postseason. The defenseman was a healthy scratch in eight of the final 19 games prior to the league going on hiatus, in which he averaged just 16:16 of ice time and recorded zero points and a minus-6 rating. This likely will mark the end of the 34-year-old's NHL career, which would see him eventually retire having tallied 26 goals and 114 helpers in 806 games for St. Louis, Toronto, San Jose and Dallas.

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  • Matt Hunwick BUF D
    Sabres' Matt Hunwick: Time with Buffalo closing?
    21d ago

    Hunwick (neck) will soon become an unrestricted free agent, Lance Lysowski of The Buffalo News reports.

    Hunwick missed the entirety of the 2019-20 season due to a neck injury. There's been no recent word regarding his health status, but Lysowski expects the Sabres to part ways with him this offseason, especially since the Sabres run fairly deep at defense organizationally and have younger, cheaper options. Hunwick has been in the league since 2007 and has played 535 NHL games, and his career may not have much left to it.

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  • Pheonix Copley WAS G
    Capitals' Pheonix Copley: Joins skating sessions
    3d ago

    Copley was on the ice with the Capitals as part of Phase 2 of the NHL's Return to Play, Tarik El-Bashir of The Athletic reports.

    Copley will primarily serve as a practice goalie once the Capitals get back into game action, as it would take an injury to Braden Holtby or Ilya Samsonov in order for Copley to dress in a postseason contest.

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  • Michael McNiven MON G
    Canadiens' Michael McNiven: Up with big club
    5d ago

    McNiven is with the Canadiens as part of the team's Return to Play roster, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    McNiven spent the bulk of the 2019-20 campaign in the ECHL, where he posted a 9-11-2 record in 22 appearances for three different clubs. The 22-year-old netminder will almost certainly be a "practice only" goalie heading into the postseason, which means he'll have no value in playoff pools or DFS contests.

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  • Dan Vladar BOS G
    Bruins' Daniel Vladar: Camp call-up
    5d ago

    Vladar will link up with Boston for Phase 3 of the NHL's Return to Play, Amalie Benjamin of NHL.com reports.

    Vladar is coming off a stellar season with AHL Providence, in which he went 14-7-1 with a .936 save percentage and 1.79 GAA. Even with the strong numbers, the 22-year-old backstop shouldn't be expected to see any game minutes with the Bruins during the playoffs. With both Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak signed through the 2020-21 campaign, Vladar figures to spend another year in the minors before getting a shot at the 23-man roster.

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  • Maxime Lagace BOS G
    Bruins' Max Lagace: Will attend training camp
    5d ago

    Lagace will be part of the Bruins' Return to Play training camp, Amalie Benjamin of NHL.com reports.

    With the league allowing unlimited goalies, it shouldn't come as a surprise to see Lagace joining the club for the postseason. What would be a shock would be seeing Lagace actually get into a game, as it would take injuries to both Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak for the youngster to even be considered.

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  • Braden Holtby WAS G
    Capitals' Braden Holtby: Favorite to start playoffs
    19d ago

    Head coach Todd Reirden indicated the starting job will be Holtby's "to lose" when the Capitals begin the playoffs, JJ Regan of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    Reirden's confidence in Holtby likely has more to do with the netminder's postseason resume rather than his unimpressive 3.11 GAA and .897 save percentage accrued behind a 25-14-6 record during 2019-20. The 30-year-old is in the final season of a five-year, $30.5 million contract and with Ilya Samsonov waiting in the wings, a strong postseason performance is integral to the former Vezina Trophy-winner's hunt for a new contract.

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  • Oscar Dansk LV G
    Golden Knights' Oscar Dansk: Lands one-year extension
    23d ago

    Dansk signed a one-year, $700,000 contract extension with the Golden Knights on Thursday.

    Dansk has only appeared in one game with the big club this campaign, and it was a disaster with him surrendering six goals on 37 shots en route to a blowout loss to the Flyers on Oct. 21. The 2012 second-round pick has, however, been decent in the minors, compiling an 18-12-4 record while posting a 2.57 GAA and .908 save percentage in 35 appearances with AHL Chicago. The 26-year-old Swede will likely once again spend most, if not all, of the 2020-21 campaign in the minors.

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