NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 13, 2018
Canucks to retire Sedins numbers plus updates, Duncan Keith reaches a key milestone, and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
VANCOUVER SUN: “Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini announced Thursday morning on Sportsnet 650 that the team plans to retire the Sedins’ numbers during the 2019-20 season.” The date has yet to be determined but the club is talking to the league over scheduling.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Future Hall-of-Famers Daniel and Henrik Sedin were the greatest players in Canucks history. They deserve this honor. I expect they’ll also be inducted into the club’s “Ring of Honour” at some point.
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith will play his 1,000th career NHL game tonight against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center in Chicago.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Keith’s NHL career began in 2005-06, spending each of those 1,000 games with the Blackhawks.
OTTAWA SUN: The Senators yesterday announced three players – “winger Ryan Dzingel (muscle injury), defenceman Cody Ceci (two separate undisclosed injuries) and winger Alex Formenton (concussion)” – were placed on injured reserve.
NBC SPORTS PHILADELPHIA: Flyers forward Travis Konecny left practice yesterday with an apparent foot injury. It’s uncertain if he’ll be able to play in today’s games against the Vegas Golden Knights.
SUN-SENTINEL.COM: Florida Panthers forward Michael Haley “will be away from the team while taking part in the NHL/NHL Players Association assistance program.” Haley, an eight-year NHL veteran, played 73 games last season with the Panthers.
can we just put a halt on the hysteria surrounding Matthews and Rielly here, besting Gretzky and 0rr feats. We’ve played two weeks of the schedule folks. If Matthews gets 216 pts in a season call me. If Rielly gets 47 goals in a season, call me https://t.co/VXUAQi6jpX
— Jim Matheson (@NHLbyMatty) October 12, 2018