Patrick Kane’s point streak ends, Carey Price wins another award, two notable goalies are sidelined and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
Check out the notable highlights from yesterday’s NHL action, including Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane’s point streak ending at 26 games.
Notable NHL Headlines
TSN: Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price wins the Lou Marsh Award as Canada’s top athlete for 2015.
NHL.COM: The Canadiens also swung a minor deal yesterday, shipping forward Christian Thomas to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for forward Lucas Lessio.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Canadiens winger Zack Kassian was placed on waivers soon after gaining “available status” as he enters “the follow-up care phase of the Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program.”
STARTRIBUNE.COM: The Minnesota Wild claimed center Jarret Stoll off waivers from the New York Rangers.
THE AHL.COM: Anaheim Ducks goalie Anton Khudobin cleared waivers yesterday and was demoted to their AHL affiliate in San Diego.
NHL Injury Update.
TRIBLIVE.COM: Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury (concussion) will miss the next 1-2 weeks, while winger Beau Bennett is sidelined four-to-six weeks with an upper-body injury.
THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC: Goaltender Mike Smith will miss an estimated eight-to-ten weeks following surgery on a core muscle injury.
CSNNE.COM: The Boston Bruins placed forward Zac Rinaldo (upper-body injury) on injured reserve.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: The Kings placed defenseman Matt Greene (shoulder surgery) on long-term injured reserve. They also demoted defenseman Jeff Schultz to the minors. These moves free up around $2.5 million in salary-cap space.