NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 25, 2016

by | Oct 25, 2016 | News, NHL | 3 comments

Montreal Canadiens winger Alexander Radulov (right) celebrates teammate Brendan Gallagher's goal against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Montreal Canadiens winger Alexander Radulov (right) celebrates teammate Brendan Gallagher’s goal against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Game recaps, injury updates, waiver news & more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.

NHL.COM:  Alexander Radulov had a three-point game (one goal, two assists)while Carey Price made 31 saves as the Montreal Canadiens downed the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1. It was the Habs fourth straight win.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s still very early in the season, but Radulov’s already having a positive effect upon the Canadiens. 

Kris Versteeg’s shootout goal lifted the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. Flames goalie Brian Elliott made 31 saves. Patrick Kane and Brian Campbell tallied for the Blackhawks. 

TSN:  Edmonton Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot, Chicago Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov and Detroit Red Wings defenseman Mike Green were named NHL stars of the week. 

TRIBLIVE.COM:  Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby (concussion symptoms) returned to full practice with his teammates Monday. Crosby remains day-to-day but could return to action as early as Tuesday against the Florida Panthers. 

THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS: Stars winger Ales Hemsky (groin injury) was placed on injured reserve while center Jason Spezza (undisclosed) is considered questionable for tonight’s game against the Winnipeg Jets. 

THE SCORE: Los Angeles Kings goalie Jeff Zatkoff (lower-body injury) will be sidelined for one week. 

BOSTON HERALD:  With goalies Tuukka Rask and Anton Khudobin ailing, the Bruins called up Malcolm Subban. 

TSN:  Bob McKenzie yesterday reported Toronto Maple Leafs winger Milan Michalek and New York Islanders forward Steve Bernier were placed on waivers. The Leafs also claimed Ben Smith off waivers from the Colorado Avalanche. 

SPECTOR’S NOTE: With Michalek carrying a $4 million salary-cap hit, it’s expected he’ll clear waivers today and be demoted to the Toronto Marlies. 

VANCOUVER SUN: Canucks defenseman Nikita Tryamkin is refusing to be demoted to the club’s AHL farm team in Utica.  

NBC SPORTS:  Former NHL defenseman Christian Ehrhoff has signed with Kolner Haie in Germany. 

THE NEWS & OBSERVER:  Uber is partnering with the Carolina Hurricanes and PNC Arena. 


  1. Have to wonder why Milan Michalek is only being waived today? I figured he would be a buyout candidate. Guy can’t get back to his old level after that one knee injury and it’s shown for years.

  2. Radulov has been the habs best forward never stops working. The habs team in general has looked a lot better the Shea Weber subban trade has payed off early

  3. I thought Michalek has been playing at the level of a second line winger that scores 15-20 goals. Not worth 4 million but could be a good trade deadline asset?