NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 22, 2016

by | Oct 22, 2016 | News, NHL | 2 comments

Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky makes one of his 32 saves against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Sergei Bobrovsky makes one of his 32 saves against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Game recaps, injury updates and latest suspensions in your NHL morning coffee headlines. 

NHL.com: Rookie Zach Werenseki tallied a goal and set up another while Sergei Bobrovsky kicked out 32 shots to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 3-2 upset victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. Jackets defenseman Ryan Murray left the game with an upper-body injury.

Earlier in the day, the Jackets called up forward Sonny Milano. Blackhawks blueliner Trevor van Riemsdyk was sidelined by an apparent right-arm injury. 

Johnny Boychuk’s shorthanded goal lifted the New York Islanders to a 3-2 win over the Arizona Coyotes. It was the first time Isles forward Ryan Strome faced off against Coyotes center and younger brother Dylan Strome in an NHL contest. Ryan tallied a goal while Dylan was held off the score sheet. Islanders defenseman Ryan Pulock was sidelined with a lower-body injury.  Earlier in the day, the Coyotes placed defenseman Jarred Tinordi on waivers

Gustav Nyquist had a goal and an assist and Petr Mrazek made 30 saves as the Detroit Red Wings downed the Nashville Predators 5-3. 

PHILLY.COM: Philadelphia Flyers forward Dale Weise received a three-game suspension for his shoulder-to-the-head hit on Anaheim Ducks defenseman Korbinian Holzer.

DALLAS MORNING NEWS: Dallas Stars winger Patrick Sharp (concussion) was placed in injured reserve, while Patrick Eaves could be out with a lower-body injury. 

SUN-SENTINEL.COM: Florida Panthers forward Jussi Jokinen (facial injury) is questionable for tonight’s game against the Colorado Avalanche. 

OTTAWA SUN: Despite suffering his fourth concussion in 18 months, Ottawa Senators winger Clarke MacArthur is determined to continue his NHL career. 

TRIBLIVE.COM:  The Pittsburgh Penguins placed defenseman Derrick Pouliot (undisclosed injury) on IR and recalled blueliner David Warsofsky. 

NBC SPORTS:  Former Carolina Hurricanes first-round pick Zach Boychuk signed a contract with KHL club HC Sibir. 

YAHOO SPORTS:  Former NHL defenseman Douglas Murray has retired. He spent almost eight of his nine NHL seasons with the San Jose Sharks (2005-06 to 2012-13), followed by one season with the Montreal Canadiens. He tallied 64 points and 412 PIMs in 518 NHL games. 


  1. You really have to feel for Pouliot, he finally got in a real game and was playing well until a dirty hit by Pavelski made him land in an awkward way on his knee. It looked a bit like Bishops injury last year in the playoffs.

  2. While you have to admire Clarke MacArthur’s dogged determination to return to the line-up, realistically his career is finished. That hit he took in training camp was no worse than he can expect in game action so, unless he approaches every game like he had fresh eggs in each pocket – which will do nothing to add to the Senators’ game – what’s the point if one average hit sends him right back to the IR?