NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – September 19, 2018

by | Sep 19, 2018 | News, NHL | 3 comments

Latest notable injury updates and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.

Calgary Flames winger Matthew Tkachuk sidelined by a minor lower-body injury. (Photo via NHL Images)

  CALGARY SUN: Flames winger Matthew Tkachuk will miss today’s exhibition game in China against the Boston Bruins with a minor lower-body injury. He could’ve played but is being held out of the lineup as a precautionary measure.

WGR 550: Buffalo Sabres winger Conor Sheary is listed as week-to-week with an upper-body injury. Center Sean Malone injured his knee and will miss six weeks. Defenseman Matt Hunwick is sidelined indefinitely with a neck injury.

MONTREAL GAZETTE: Canadiens forward Nicolas Deslauriers is out indefinitely after suffering a facial fracture during a fight in a preseason game against New Jersey’s Brandon Braddock.

CBS SPORTS: New York Rangers forward Boo Nieves has suffered a concussion.

COURIER-POST: Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Alex Lyon missed yesterday’s preseason game against the New York Islanders with a lower-body injury.

THE SCORE: The NHL and Jagermeister has entered into a one-year deal making the liqueur the league’s “official shot.”

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Jagermeister: For those who want booze that tastes like cough medicine.





  1. I am one who thinks that fighting still has a place in hockey; real, stand up for yourself or a teammate fighting, not the staged circuses.

    With that said, if I am an established NHL player like Deslauriers, there is no way I am fighting some minor-league goon in the preseason. That’s a pointless exercise that can result in a broken face and missed regular season time.

  2. Wow that Penguins trade is really paying off for Buffalo right now. Last night they played their starting goalie, their top 4 dmen, and most of their top 9 forwards and all 4 of the guys that should be their centres this year against the Penguins who only dressed 4 guys who are going to make the opening night lineup and their backup goalie and the Sabres only won 3-2. It should have been an anbsolute slaughter. I have been saying all summer that the top line will be Guentzel, Crosby, Sprong but when you substitute Crosby for a very useless Derek Grant it’s hard to see the big picture. Oh well it’s only pre-season. Can’t wait to see who plays in the D tonight.

    • Did you see the game? It was total domination by the Sabres for the first two periods (as it should have been), and the final score was not indicative of anything really. The two goals by the Pens were seeing eye shots from the point, after the Sabres had packed it in. Its not like they were dangling through the defense at will.