The Washington Capitals waived Devante Smith-Pelly on Wednesday, coach Todd Reirden said. The Caps had signed Smith-Pelly, 26, to a one-year, $1 million contract in the offseason, following the winger’s spectacular play on the way to winning the Stanley Cup last season. Smith-Pelly had seven postseason goals, including three in the Stanley Cup Final against
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The Devils gave the first 9,000 fans in attendance at Tuesday night’s home game against the Pittsburgh Penguins a “David Puddy” bobblehead. Puddy was the “Seinfeld” character portrayed by Patrick Warburton, who painted his face in Devils colors in an episode and shouted “We’re the Devils!” Warburton, while dressed as Puddy, dropped the puck between
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo has suffered his third concussion in less than three years. The team announced the diagnosis on its Twitter account Tuesday, a day after Okposo, 30, was sent home for follow-up medical tests. Okposo was hurt Friday, when he was felled by a punch in the face during
San Jose Sharks veteran superstar Joe Thornton, who has struggled with knee issues the past two seasons, netted his first hat trick in eight seasons Monday night in a 6-5 overtime loss to the Boston Bruins. Thornton, 39, hadn’t had a three-goal game since Oct. 27, 2010, when he had a five-point night in a
BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo has been sent home for further medical evaluation three days after being punched in the face during a fight with the New York Rangers‘ Tony DeAngelo. Coach Phil Housley gave no details on Okposo’s condition while providing the update after the Sabres practiced in Florida on Monday.
HAVIROV, Czech Republic — Jaromir Jagr is back again. The Czech winger and 13-time NHL All-Star has recovered from a series of injuries that prevented him from playing for more than a year and appeared in a game Monday for the Kladno Knights, the hometown club he owns in the Czech Republic. Jagr, 47, played
8:00 AM ET Chris PetersESPN NHL Close Chris Peters is ESPN’s NHL draft and prospects analyst. The Chicago native previously covered the NHL for CBSSports.com and founded the popular independent blog UnitedStatesofHockey.com where he covered the game at all levels since 2010. Each week, this column will highlight news for NHL prospects and 2019 draft-eligible
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Anaheim Ducks have raised Scott Niedermayer‘s No. 27 jersey to the rafters at the Honda Center, honoring the Hall of Fame defenseman who helped lead the Ducks to their only Stanley Cup title in 2007. The Ducks held the ceremony on Sunday night before their game against Washington. Niedermayer signed with
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Vancouver Canucks have acquired center Ryan Spooner, sending Sam Gagner to the Edmonton Oilers. Vancouver is the third NHL stop this season for Spooner, who has also played for the New York Rangers and Oilers. The Oilers said on Twitter they hoped Gagner would be available for Saturday night’s game