We’ve seen plenty of locked-out forwards and defensemen on the ice for European squads, but it’s harder for goalies to find work. Edmonton Oilers goaltender Devan Dubnyk hasn’t played in an NHL, European, or even charity game since April 7.
That might change soon, given that he’s been put on Team Canada’s roster for the upcoming Spengler Cup.
“But, this is a great chance to get some game action or at least some good practices. I’ve been to the Spengler Cup before in my rookie pro season, when I was playing in Stockton, myself and Justin Pogge, and it’s a unique experience. It’s a great tournament.”
He’ll be joined by Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Bernier and Dubnyk wasn’t sure how the netminding duties would be divided.
The six-team tournament will take place from Dec. 26 to Dec. 31.
Phaneuf burned on Zetterberg game-winner in Sens debut
“I put my stick there, he put (the puck) under and he made a good shot. I’ve got to have a better stick in that situation, but you’ve got to give him credit for that play.”
Phaneuf finished the night with a minus-one rating and two hits in almost 22 minutes of ice time, putting him second among Sens defensemen in that category behind Erik Karlsson, who played a whopping 33:30.
Phaneuf drilled Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser with a hard slap shot early in the third period.
DeKeyser played one more shift — all of 10 seconds — before exiting the game.
Blashill says DeKeyser has a bruise, not a break. Will know more tomorrow, but probably day-to-day
The New York Rangers are likely too far behind the Washington Capitals to take any legitimate run at the Atlantic Division down the stretch.
But winners now of four straight, the Rangers have opened up a bit of a gap between them and other Eastern Conference teams in the playoff race. New York scored a 3-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins, winners in six of their last seven games, on Wednesday.
“Now, ultimately what they’re hoping from a Wideman perspective and the Players’ Association is that commissioner Gary Bettman will rule and he will reduce the number of games suspended down from 20,” said Dreger during a segment on NBCSN.
“Is he going to reduce it by three games? Five games seems a bit of a stretch. And when might he do that? There’s no timeline on this.”
7 hours of back and forth legal speak…otherwise known as the Wideman appeal has concluded in NYC.