8:49 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired defenseman Olli Maatta in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins for forward Dominik Kahun and a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft. The Blackhawks had been looking to upgrade their blue line after missing the playoffs for the second straight season. The 24-year-old
4:02 PM ET Associated Press ST. LOUIS — It rained on the Blues‘ parade, but nobody seemed to mind. Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of downtown St. Louis and braved the rain on Saturday to cheer on the Stanley Cup champs, who concluded the festivities with a packed rally beneath the Gateway
3:22 PM ET Associated Press EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — The Los Angeles Kings have bought out the final two years of defenseman Dion Phaneuf‘s contract. The Kings made the move Saturday. The 34-year-old veteran spent 93 games with the Kings, who acquired him in February 2018. Phaneuf scored 16 points and racked up 68 penalty
5:12 PM ET Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Coyotes have signed defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin to a one-year contract. The deal was announced Friday. Lyubushkin, 25, had four assists in 41 games in 2018-19, his first season with the Coyotes. The 6-foot-2, 201-pound native of Moscow was third among NHL rookies with 150 hits.
3:41 PM ET Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara confirmed he suffered multiple fractures to his jaw when he was hit with a puck during Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Blues in St. Louis. Chara, speaking to reporters at the Bruins’ end-of-season availability Friday, said his jaw was being held together by
11:40 AM ET The New York Islanders have re-signed winger Jordan Eberle to a five-year contract before he could reach free agency next month, the team announced Friday. TSN reports that Eberle’s deal has an average annual value of $5.5 million. In 2018-19, Eberle had 19 goals and 18 assists in the final season of
10:43 AM ET With the Stanley Cup handed to the St. Louis Blues, we are officially in offseason mode. There are hundreds of potential scenarios with trades and free agents that could shape the 2019-2020 season, and every team will be looking for the deal that puts them over the top like the one St.
9:43 AM ET The Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers swapped defensemen on Friday, with Matt Niskanen joining Philadelphia and Radko Gudas going to Washington. Niskanen was part of the Capitals’ run to a Stanley Cup title in 2018, but his productivity dipped last season, as he had his fewest points (25) since 2012-13 while his
9:19 AM ET The Capitals and Flyers swapped defensemen on Friday, with Radko Gudas going to Washington and Matt Niskanen joining Philadelphia. Niskanen was part of the Capitals’ run to a Stanley Cup title in 2018, but his productivity dipped last season, as he had his fewest points (25) since 2012-13 while his per-game time
7:30 AM ET Every year’s NHL draft class features some prospects who don’t make my final top-100 rankings — which will be published early next week — but make for decent value picks in the mid-to-late rounds. These draft sleepers stand out to me mainly for their potential upside as low-risk, high-reward swings after the