NHL Player News

  • Avalanche's Sergei Boikov: Out indefinitely

    Boikov is out indefinitely with a dislocated shoulder, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.

    Boikov probably wasn't going to make Colorado's Opening Night roster this season, but this injury will set the young blueliner's development back a bit. Once healthy, the 2015 sixth-round pick will likely report to AHL San Antonio.

  • Tyson Barrie D | COL

    Avalanche's Tyson Barrie: Ticketed for preseason action

    Barrie (leg) is slated to play in a preseason contest or two this weekend, Mike Chambers of The Denver Post reports.

    Barrie has been sidelined for a while due to a laceration to his leg suffered during the IIHF Championships in May, but it appears he's finally ready to put that behind him. Now healthy, he will attempt to improve on a slightly down 2016 campaign, when he notched 38 points (seven goals, 31 assists) over 74 contests.

  • Senators' Erik Burgdoerfer: Waived by Ottawa

    The Senators placed Burgdoerfer on waivers Friday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

    Ottawa is stacked at defense, so Burgdoerfer was never considered to be a serious contender for an Opening Night roster spot. The 28-year-old American will probably remain in the minors for the entirety of the 2017-18 season.

  • Senators' Patrick Sieloff: Placed on waivers

    The Senators waived Sieloff on Friday, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

    The Senators have a ton of depth at defense, so this move was expected. The 2012 second-round pick will likely spend the entirety of the 2017-18 campaign with AHL Belleville.

  • Mark Alt D | PHI

    Flyers' Mark Alt: Waived by team

    Alt was placed on waivers Friday by the Flyers, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

    Alt made his NHL debut for Philadelphia in 2014-15 but hasn't been able to work his way back into an NHL contest since. A product of the University of Minnesota, the 25-year-old logged a mere 40 outings for the Phantoms last season in which he tallied one goals and 10 helpers. The defenseman re-signed with the Flyers for another year over the summer and will have to prove himself worthy of a long-term deal if he wants to stick around any further.

  • T.J. Brennan D | PHI

    Flyers' T.J. Brennan: Waived for reassignment

    Brennan was waived by the Flyers on Friday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sportsreports.

    Brennan racked up an impressive 60 points in 76 outings last year and should be on coach Dave Hakstol's short list of potential call-ups this season. Assuming the 28-year-old clears waivers -- which is by no means guaranteed given his productivity -- the 2007 second-round pick will return to AHL Lehigh Valley for the start of the 2017-18 campaign.

  • Chris Casto D | LV

    Golden Knights' Chris Casto: Waived by Vegas

    Casto was waived by the Golden Knights on Friday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

    The Golden Knights are extremely deep at defense, so Casto was never expected to secure a spot on the team's Opening Night roster. He'll likely spend the entirety of the 2017-18 season in the minors.

  • Will O'Neill D | PHI

    Flyers' Will O'Neill: On waiver wire

    O'Neill was placed on waivers by the Flyers on Friday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sportsreports.

    O'Neill needed an impressive training camp to land a spot on the Opening Night roster, so it shouldn't come as a surprise he was waived for purposes of reassignment. The 29-year-old was limited to just 57 outings for AHL Lehigh Valley last year, which saw him failed to crack the 35-point threshold for the first time since the 2012-13 campaign. If he can stay healthy, O'Neill could earn himself a call-up in the near future.

  • John Ramage D | CLB

    Blue Jackets' John Ramage: Suffers hamstring injury

    Ramage injured his hamstring and is expected to be sidelined 2-to-4 weeks, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic Clevelandreports.

    Ramage failed to crack the game-day lineup for the Blue Jackets last season, instead spending the entire year with AHL Cleveland, where he registered four goals and 21 helpers. The University of Wisconsin product has just two NHL contests under his belt and was likely a long shot for a spot on the 23-man roster. Once given the all-clear, the 26-year-old will almost certainly be reassigned to the minors.

  • Wild's Zach Palmquist: Sent to waiver wire

    Palmquist was waived by the Wild on Friday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.

    An undrafted defenseman out of St. Paul, Minnesota, Palmquist signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Wild in early July, but he still has his work cut out for him in the AHL. Last year, he put up two goals and 19 assists in 72 minor-league contests, albeit with a minus-15 rating.