NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – November 9, 2017
Game recaps plus updates on Carey Price, Marc-Andre Fleury & more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
NHL.COM: Patrick Marleau scored his 514th career goal and Frederik Andersen made 35 saves as the Toronto Maple Leafs doubled up the Minnesota Wild 4-2. Marleau moved past Jeremy Roenick for 39th on the all-time goals list. Jason Zucker scored both Wild goals.
The Leafs were skating without superstar Auston Matthews (day-to-day, upper-body injury). Meanwhile, they also learned forward Nikita Soshnikov currently isn’t entertaining offers to return to the KHL before Nov. 14 as per a clause in his contract.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The possibility of Soshnikov returning to Russia unless called up by the Leafs prompted speculation they could trade a current forward on their roster to make room for him. If he decides not to use that option it’ll take pressure off Leafs management to call him up.
Jimmy Vesey scored two first-period goals in 29 seconds and Henrik Lundqvist kicked out 31 shots to give the New York Rangers a 4-2 victory over the Boston Bruins. Patrice Bergeron and David Pastrnak each had a goal and an assist for the banged-up Bruins.
Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov and Vladislav Namestnikov each collected three points to lead the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-1 win over the San Jose Sharks, snapping the latter’s four-game win streak.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Carey Price (lower-body injury) is skating again but the Habs goalie won’t be playing in tonight’s game against the Wild. Forwards Jonathan Drouin (upper-body) and Andrew Shaw (undisclosed) are “50-50” to play tonight.
NORTHJERSEY.COM: The slumping New Jersey Devils could have winger Kyle Palmieri (left leg injury) in the lineup for tonight’s game against the Edmonton Oilers.
LAS VEGAS JOURNAL-REVIEW: Vegas Golden Knights goalie Marc-Andre Fleury (concussion) could soon return to the lineup. He’s started skating with his teammates in practice.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Fleury, Malcolm Subban and Oscar Dansk are all currently sidelined, contributing to the Knights’ recent slump. The sooner one or more return to action, the better the chances they’ll snap out of their slump.
THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER: Anaheim Ducks netminder Ryan Miller is looking forward to facing the Vancouver Canucks tonight. Miller played for the Canucks from 2014-15 to 2016-17.
STLTODAY.COM: The St. Louis Blues are reportedly interested in signing suspended KHL forward Danis Zaripov.
THE WASHINGTON POST: T.J. Oshie’s energy and positive attitude were significant reasons why the Capitals re-signed him to a lucrative long-term deal last summer.
#Isles Injury Update: Nikolay Kulemin has been place on the team’s IR list (upper body) retro Nov. 7.
— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) November 8, 2017