Evander Kane apologizes for oversleeping, Blackhawks waive Rob Scuderi, injury updates and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
Kevin Shattenkirk’s power-play goal in overtime lifted the Blues past the Stars, 2-1. Loui Eriksson scored 33 seconds into overtime as the Bruins edged the Blue Jackets, 2-1. Details in your NHL hat trick.
Notable NHL Headlines.
THE WASHINGTON POST: Former Los Angeles Kings winger Justin Williams set up Evgeny Kuznetsov for the game-winning goal against his former club to give the Washington Capitals a 3-1 victory over the Kings.
THE BUFFALO NEWS: Sabres winger Evander Kane publicly apologized for oversleeping and missing a team practice. The club suspended him one game. He vowed not to become a distraction for the club again.
CBS SPORTS: The Chicago Blackhawks placed defenseman Rob Scuderi on waivers yesterday. If unclaimed, he’ll be demoted to the minors. The move will free up $950K of cap space for the Blackhawks.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: More details on this move and what it means for the Blackhawks as the trade deadline approaches in my “Rumors” section.
THE SCORE: Defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere of the Philadelphia Flyers extended his points-streak record for NHL rookie blueliners to 13 games.
TSN: NHL Hall of Famer and Pittsburgh Penguins owner Mario Lemieux joins the Order of Hockey in Canada.
THE BOSTON GLOBE: Bruins ratings on NESN are down 19 percent compared to last season.
NHL Injury Report
NEW YORK POST: Good news for the Rangers, as captain Ryan McDonagh (concussion) has been cleared to resume playing.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: Kings winger Marian Gaborik (suspected left-knee injury) could be sidelined until the playoffs.
ESPN: Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward has been sidelined by a lower-body injury.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Canadiens center David Desharnais is out with a foot injury.
THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC: Coyotes backup Anders Lindback (Achilles’ tendon) is likely done for the season.
CSNPHILLY.COM: Flyers forward Jordan Weal is out at least three weeks with an upper-body injury.
THE GACKLE REPORT: Demoted San Jose Sharks winger Raffi Torres contemplates what could be the end of his playing career. He continues to be hampered by pain in his surgically repaired knee.