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

NHL Training Camp Buzz: Couturier won’t need surgery for Flyers

Philadelphia Flyers Sean Couturier will not need surgery for an upper-body injury but remains week to week, the Flyers said Wednesday. The center has not taken part in training camp, which began Sept. 22, because of the injury, which the team announced three days earlier. Couturier didn’t play after Dec. 18 last season and had … Read more

What’s It Like to Compete For an NHL Roster Spot?

Steven Ellis/The Hockey News Training camp is a stretch on the hockey calendar that means drastically different things to different groups of people. For the superstars, camp is a glorified walkthrough; for veterans, the first true test of their body’s durability; for roster hopefuls, undoubtedly the most stressful time of year. Everyone handles pressure differently … 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

Maple Leafs GM, coach’s fate could be tied to playoff struggles ending

He was told not yet. The decision would come after this season, likely depending on whether the Maple Leafs win a Stanley Cup Playoff series for the first time since 2004. In having his future in Toronto tied to this season, Dubas might not be alone. Coach Sheldon Keefe and even some of the Maple … Read more

Maple Leafs focused, confident in changing Stanley Cup Playoff narrative

Austin Matthews, Mitchell Marner, William Nylander and Morgan Rielly return to the Toronto Maple Leafs this season after another disappointing loss in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, eager to write a new story with a happy ending. “I think it’s a proof of confidence in our group, and I think it’s an opportunity for us to … Read more

Red Wings fall to Stars, 5-4, in 2022 NHL Prospect Tournament

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Detroit and Dallas traded chances all night, but the Red Wings fell, 5-4, to the Stars in the second game of the 2022 NHL Prospect Tournament at Center Ice Arena on Saturday. For the second straight NHL Prospect Tournament game, the Red Wings opened the scoring when forward Elmer Soderblomwho was … Read more