Marner could be used as a defenseman for the Maple Leafs, Keefe says

Marner could be used as a defenseman for the Maple Leafs, Keefe says

TORONTO — Mitchell Marner could be used as a defenseman during the regular season, Toronto Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said on Thursday. “Throughout camp, he has been taking some reps on the back end, and he and I have been talking about it since before camp began,” Keefe said. In addition to playing right … Read more

Lightning thinking of those back home affected by Hurricane Ian

NASHVILLE — The Tampa Bay Lightning are in Nashville preparing for two preseason games against the Nashville Predators, but their hearts and minds are with Florida residents impacted by Hurricane Ian. “We’re thinking of them,” defenseman Zach Bogosian said Wednesday. “Obviously we just hope everyone is taking the proper steps to be as safe as … Read more

NHL Training Camp Buzz: Mikheyev week to week for Canucks

Welcome to the 2022-23 NHL Training Camp Buzz. Training camp is underway for all 32 teams and has you covered with all the latest news. Vancouver Canucks Ilya Mikheyev is week to week for the Canucks because of a lower-body injury. The forward did not practice Tuesday after he was injured during a 3-2 … Read more

Tavares out for start of season for Maple Leafs with oblique injury

TORONTO — John Tavares will be out for the start of the season for the Toronto Maple Leafs because of an oblique injury. The center is expected to be sidelined at least three weeks. The Maple Leafs open the season at the Montreal Canadiens on Oct. 12, and that timeline could keep him out at … Read more

Matthews throws first pitch at Blue Jays game

TORONTO — Austin Matthews threw the ceremonial first pitch at the Toronto Blue Jays game against the New York Yankees on Tuesday. “I definitely had to get warmed up before,” the Maple Leafs forward said on Wednesday morning after practice. “It’s been a minute since I’ve thrown a baseball. Those boys were telling me to … Read more

Jordan and Alarie Return to Warriors After Strong NHL Camps

September 27, 2022 – Western Hockey League (WHL) – Moose Jaw Warriors News Release The Moose Jaw Warriors had two key pieces of its 2022-23 roster back on the ice on Monday. Cole Jordan and Eric Alarie returned to practice with the team after spending the past few weeks on the ice at NHL training … Read more

Laine could take aim at the 50-goal mark with the Blue Jackets this season

The forwards skated on the same line during the Blue Jackets’ first day of training camp Thursday, with Laine on the right, Gaudreau on the left and Boone Jenner in the middle. In theory, the formula is simple: An elite shooter in Laine plus an elite playmaker in Gaudreau equals lots of goals. “Obviously, we’ll … Read more

Ducks to talk contracts with Zegras, Terry, Drysdale after season: report

The Anaheim Ducks will not discuss new contracts with Trevor Zegras, Jamie Drysdale and Troy Terry until after this season, general manager Pat Verbeek said. Zegras, a forward, and Drysdale, a defenseman, each is entering the final season of a three-year, entry-level contract. Terry, a forward, is also entering the final season of a three-year … Read more

O’Reilly wants to stay with Blues but ‘no real urgency’ for a new contract

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. — Ryan O’Reilly would like to sign a contract to remain with the St. Louis Blues but said it doesn’t have to happen prior to the season. The center is in the final season of a seven-year contract he signed July 3, 2015, and can become an unrestricted free agent after the … Read more

Preview: Coyotes host Ducks at Tucson Convention Center on Sunday

September 25, 2022 | 2:00 PM MST | Tucson Convention Center, Tucson, Ariz.TV: None | Radio: KTAR 92.3 FM The NHL is back in Tucson. The Arizona Coyotes are set to host the Anaheim Ducks at Tucson Convention Center Arena on Sunday, home of the club’s AHL affiliate Tucson Roadrunners. Arizona is back in action … Read more