Tim Gleason has likely played his last NHL game. The 32-year-old defenseman has informed the Carolina Hurricanes that he no longer wishes to continue his professional tryout.
“Tim informed us today he wasn’t going to continue to pursue his tryout,” said GM Ron Francis, per the club’s website. “He looked and felt good physically, but didn’t feel up to the grind of the NHL mentally.”
Gleason started last season with Carolina before he was traded to Washington in February.
In his career, he’s played 727 NHL games, plus 32 more in the playoffs.
Strome had two goals and two assists during his stint with the Tigers.
The Isles’ next game is Friday at Florida.
With the addition of Connor McDavid, 2015-16 was supposed to be the year Edmonton showed significant progress on the ice.
We’re less than two months into the season, McDavid’s out because of a broken clavicle, and the so-called progress just hasn’t been there.
On Wednesday, the Oilers hit a new low, as they were handed their fifth loss in their last six games at the hands of the Carolina Hurricanes.
“We got outcompeted in the second period, badly,” Mark Letestu told the team’s website. “Whether it was little puck battles or even just executing on systems. It played right into their game. When you get behind a team like this that’s so dominant in the circle it’s tough to generate chances to come back. We didn’t deserve to win this one at all.”
After the game, head coach Todd McLellan didn’t hold back:
Edmonton collected 14 points in the first 22 games of the 2014-15 season and after the same amount of games this year, they have just one more point.
They’re currently alone in last place.
PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.
No matter how they’re playing, each NHL team has something to be thankful for. (USA Today)
Read an excerpt from former NHLer Patrick O’Sullivan’s book “Breaking Away”. O’Sullivan talks about growing up with an abusive father. (ESPN)
NHL.com takes a look at the 12 biggest surprises at the quarter mark of the season. (NHL.com)
Watch the highlights from yesterday’s game between the Flyers and Islanders:
Mark and Marty Howe do a Q & A with Sports Illustrated’s Sarah Barshop. (Sports Illustrated)
“My goal is to get back into the NHL and I’m working out hard to do that.” Mike Richards speaks to the Waterloo Region Record about waiting for another opportunity. (Waterloo Region Record)
After scoring against the Blues, Sidney Crosby has crossed every team off his hit list.