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Sidney Crosby isn't a fan of Gary Bettman's proposed two-week moratorium on CBA talks.

"I don't see how that's going to help anything," Crosby said. It's hard to argue with that. Maybe this is a tactic that will help the NHL get a better deal, but it would also rob the negotiations of precious time. With every day that passes we move closer to losing the 2012-13 campaign entirely.
Fri, Nov 16, 2012 12:13:00 PM

Victor Hedman (finger) received clearance to take part in contact drills.

He was a regular practice jersey during Wednesday's optional morning skate. "If he's in a regular jersey, he's very, very close," associate coach Rick Bowness said. "If he's still in a red jersey, you are still looking at a few more days, but he's got to be very close at this point." He could be back next week, but he hasn't been ruled out for Saturday's match against Ottawa.
Nov 26 - 2:55 PM

Beau Bennett (lower body) is projected to miss about two weeks.

He was hurt in Monday's game versus Boston. Bennett has produced a goal and two assists in seven games this season.
Nov 26 - 1:25 PM

Calvin Pickard will get the nod for Colorado on Wednesday night.

He has won his past two games in relief after taking over for Reto Berra on Tuesday and Saturday. Pickard stopped all 42 shots he faced in those contests.
Source: Denver Post
Nov 26 - 12:04 PM

Pavel Datsyuk will return from a groin injury on Wednesday night.

He is expected to play with Justin Abdelkader and Stephen Weiss. Datsyuk has sat out six of Detroit's past eight games and Joakim Andersson will be scratched to make room for him. Datsyuk has five goals and 11 points in just 10 games this year. Get him back in your lineup.
Nov 26 - 11:36 AM

It will be an emotional game for Martin St. Louis on Wednesday night when he makes his return to Tampa Bay.

"I think it's going to be special for me [Wednesday] to play here. It was 14 great years," he said. "I look back at it, and I grew up here, pretty much, I felt like it as a professional. So, to come back here and play here, it's going to be special." It was also be emotional for the hometown crowd and mixed response is probable. St. Louis didn't leave on the best of terms after he demanded a trade, but the Lightning and coach Jon Cooper hope that the fans remember all the good things he did for the organization instead.
Nov 26 - 10:58 AM

Francois Beauchemin sustained an upper-body injury in the second period of Tuesday's game.

Beauchemin left the contest and didn't return. Although the team didn't provide any specific details, it's believed Beauchemin sustained the injury when he was struck in the hand by the puck.
Nov 26 - 7:54 AM

Ryan Miller stopped all 20 shots he faced in the Canucks' 2-0 win over New Jersey on Tuesday to pick up his second shutout of the season.

It wasn’t an extremely busy night for Miller but the veteran made some quality saves in the third period to hold off any rally from the Devils. Miller is now tied for the NHL lead in wins (14) with Nashville’s Pekka Rinne. Miller is shaping up to be one of the best value bargains in any fantasy draft this season with the way the Canucks are pulling out wins. He brings a 2.47 GAA and .908 save percentage into his next start.
Nov 26 - 1:05 AM

Gabriel Landeskog scored twice to start the rally for Colorado in a 4-3 overtime win over Arizona on Tuesday.

The Avs' Captain has been on a hot streak with points in four straight games (2G, 4A) and now has 12 points in 22 games played. Daniel Briere and Matt Duchene scored the other two goals for Colorado who scored four unanswered after falling behind 3-0 in the first period. Jarome Iginla contributed two assists as well as all the top players for the Avs got in on the action.
Nov 26 - 12:18 AM

Stars defenseman John Klingberg continued the incredible start to his NHL career Tuesday as he picked up a goal and an assist in a 3-2 win over the Oilers.

The 22-year-old blueliner has now accumulated eight points in as many games and has proven that luck is on his side after tonight's goal was scored on a slapshot from outside the Oilers' zone. Tyler Seguin also continued to shine as he netted two goals for Dallas in the win.
Nov 25 - 11:40 PM

Blues goaltender Brian Elliott left Tuesday's game against the Senators due to a lower-body injury and will not return.

It's not yet known how severe the injury is, but an extended absence for Elliott could be a big blow for the Blues. He has been replaced in this game by Jake Allen, who is nursing the 2-0 lead he inherited.
Nov 25 - 10:13 PM

Evander Kane registered a pair of goals Tuesday in a 4-2 win over Columbus.

Kane's offense hasn't shown up much this season, but two power play tallies and four penalty minutes will please his fantasy owners greatly. Andrew Ladd and Bryan Little also found the back of the net for Winnipeg while Jacob Trouba and Blake Wheeler dished out two assists apiece in the win.
Nov 25 - 9:54 PM

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