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Carey Price had an MRI on his lower-body issue Wednesday and the results clearly weren't good, as he has been ruled out for the remainder of Montreal's first-round series against Ottawa.

He was hurt late in Game 4 Tuesday night and now the Canadiens will turn to backup Peter Budaj with their season on the line. Price hadn't been playing at his best in the series, with an .894 save percentage and a 3.26 GAA, but this is obviously a significant blow to Montreal.
Thu, May 9, 2013 11:11:00 AM

Brad Marchand scored a goal and an assist in Team Canada's 3-1 win over Team Europe in Game 1 of the World Cup Final.

Marchand opened the scoring 2:33 into the game and he added an assist on Patrice Bergeron's third period goal. The Bruins forward finished the game with a plus-1 rating, four penalty minutes, four shots on goal and one hit in 17:27 of ice time. Marchand has had an incredible tournament so far. He has four goals and three assists in five contests. Steven Stamkos scored the game-winner for Canada. They'll look to sweep the best-of-three series on Thursday night.
Sep 27 - 11:17 PM

Alexander Radulov scored a goal and an assist in his first game with the Montreal Canadiens.

The Canadiens defeated the Washington Capitals 5-2. Radulov opened the scoring with a power play goal in the first period and he assisted on Nathan Beaulieu's power play goal in the same frame. Radulov will be a risky fantasy play this year, as he's making his way back to the NHL after a long stint in the KHL. As excited as some people might get over this performance, we have to remember that this was just a preseason game against mediocre competition. Radulov will be a boom-or-bust fantasy option in standard leagues this season.
Sep 27 - 10:39 PM

Marc-Andre Fleury allowed three goals on 19 shots in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings.

He played the first two periods of the game before being replaced by Casey Desmith at the start of the third period. It's not an ideal result for a guy who's battling Matt Murray for the starting gig. Regardless of tonight's outcome, we have to remember that this is just one preseason game. Fleury has plenty of time to redeem himself for this mediocre performance.
Sep 27 - 10:31 PM

Wayne Simmonds scored two goals in Philadelphia's 4-0 win over the New York Islanders.

It might just be another preseason game, but it's nice to see Simmonds gets off to such a good start in 2016-17. He finished the game with a plus-1 rating, two penalty minutes, three shots on goal and four hits in 15:31 of ice time. If he stays healthy, the Flyers forward should come close to the 30-goal mark this season.
Sep 27 - 10:25 PM

Mika Zibanejad scored a goal and added two assists in his first preseason game with the New York Rangers.

The Rangers defeated the Islanders by a score of 5-2 and Zibanejad's name could be found all over the scoresheet. He scored a power play goal less than five minutes into the game and he picked up a pair of assists on goals by Brandon Pirri and Dylan McIlrath. The Rangers traded an important piece of their team (Derick Brassard) to acquire Zibanejad and they'll hope the young Swede will finally establish himself as a solid point producer at the NHL level.
Sep 27 - 10:14 PM

Derick Brassard scored in Tuesday's 3-2 OT loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

Brassard managed to score in his first preseason game with the Senators. His third period goal gave the Sens a 2-1 lead at the time. Brassard was acquired from the Rangers as part of a trade that saw Mika Zibanejad head to New York. The Sens will rely on him to be one of their top offensive producers this season. Zack Smith and Bobby Ryan registered the assists on Brassard's goal.
Sep 27 - 10:01 PM

Calgary is reportedly already discussing a contract extension with goaltender Brian Elliott.

Elliott hasn't played a game yet for the Flames, but he is expected to serve as the team's starting goalie in 2016-17. Despite posting strong numbers with the Blues in five seasons, he was never able to seize control over the number one job. Elliott is eligible for unrestricted free agency at the end of the 2016-17 campaign.
Sep 27 - 2:24 PM

According to a source, Artemi Panarin is looking for a six-year deal worth more than $6 million per season.

"We're always confident," GM Stan Bowman said about reaching an agreement. "You go into a negotiation expecting to get a deal done. That's the way I've been in the past and that's the way I am now." Hopefully, this situation turns out better for Chicago than when they had to trade Brandon Saad because they couldn't agree to a new deal with him. Panarin scored 30 goals and 77 points in 80 games during his rookie campaign last year. Bowman doesn't have a timetable in place for when a new contract could be completed, but the 24-year-old winger is under contract for the 2016-17 season.
Sep 27 - 1:42 PM

Marian Gaborik will miss eight weeks due to his foot injury.

In other words, Gaborik's not going to just miss the start of the regular season, but a significant portion of it. The Kings were hoping that he'd bounce back from his 22-point 2015-16 campaign and for a time it looked like the World Cup might serve as a good starting point on that journey. Unfortunately this injury has derailed that and while he might still be effective once he's healthy, there's a real chance that he might not be worth owning in standard leagues this season.
Sep 26 - 5:53 PM

Brad Marchand has inked an eight-year, $49 million contract extension with the Boston Bruins.

In other words, Marchand's annual cap hit will increase from $4.5 million to $6.125 million starting with the 2017-18 campaign. That's still a pretty affordable cap hit for a player coming off a 37-goal season though the length of the deal is likely part of what kept that cap hit down as he's already 28 years old and will be 37 before he has a chance to enter the free agent market now. Going forward, we're not confident that he'll surpass the 30-goal mark again, but he should at least come close to doing so while still getting under opponents' skin.
Sep 26 - 11:34 AM

Restricted free agent Tobias Rieder will not report to the Coyotes training camp without a new contract.

The point is currently moot as Rieder is in the World Cup final with Team Europe but it's probably fair to say that he and his agent, Darren Ferris are not at all happy with the Coyotes at this time. "We’ve made them a fair offer at two years at $2.5 million a year, and they’re unwilling to do it," Ferris said. "Tobi brings a lot of intangibles to that team. I know he’s a fan favorite. He loves Arizona, but it’s disappointing that they’re unwilling to compensate this kid fairly. But at the end of the day, we’re not far apart but they’re not willing to do it at all. I would doubt at this point that I could say that anything’s imminent in getting done." Rieder had 14 goals and 37 points last season and is in line for an equal season if he plays the full schedule.
Sep 26 - 6:43 AM




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