Latest NHL Metropolitan Division News

Ovechkin, banged-up Capitals return to ice for start of camp

Sep. 22, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Washington Capitals opened training camp Thursday without two of the team's top players. Longtime Alex Ovechkin running mate Nicklas Backstrom and big winger Tom Wilson are expected to miss at least the first portion of the season recovering from injuries....

Old faces, new purpose as Malkin, Letang return to Penguins

Sep. 22, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

CRANBERRY, Pa. (AP) — The angst was real. For Evgeni Malkin. And Sidney Crosby. And Kris Letang. And just about everyone else associated with the Pittsburgh Penguins. The trio that's served as the franchise's bedrock for the better part of two decades understood they were heading...

Training camps open around NHL after another short offseason

Sep. 21, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

Training camps open around the NHL on Thursday after another short offseason, a third in a row squeezed by the pandemic. That doesn’t bother Colorado Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon one bit. For one of hockey's best players and his teammates, it's already time to get back on the...

Longtime NHL defenseman Zdeno Chara, 45, retires as a Bruin

Sep. 20, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The player the NHL knew as “Big Zee” is calling it a career. Zdeno Chara signed a one-day contract with the Boston Bruins and announced his retirement Tuesday after 24 seasons in the NHL and captaining Boston to the Stanley Cup in 2011. The...

P.K. Subban announces retirement after 13 NHL seasons

Sep. 20, 2022 11:47 AM EDT

Defenseman P.K. Subban announced his retirement from the NHL on Tuesday following 13 seasons playing for the Montreal Canadiens, Nashville Predators and New Jersey Devils. The 33-year-old former Norris Trophy winner shared the news on social media. Subban, who is from...

Flyers C Couturier in danger of missing camp with injury

Sep. 19, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier suffered an undisclosed injury and will be re-evaluated during training camp. He is considered week-to-week. The Flyers did not say on Monday when Couturier was injured. Couturier underwent back surgery in February and...

Penguins, coach Mike Sullivan agree to 3-year extension

Aug. 30, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Sullivan doesn't believe coaches have a “shelf life.” Apparently, neither do his bosses. The Pittsburgh Penguins signed their two-time Stanley Cup-winning head coach to a contract extension on Tuesday that runs through the 2026-27 season, a...

Knights' Kessel motivated to play for team that wants to win

Aug. 25, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — For the Vegas Golden Knights, signing Phil Kessel to a one-year, $1.5 million deal was a way to bolster their depth at forward. For the 16-year NHL veteran, it was a chance to play for another team that can contend. “Phil’s an established NHL veteran who has...

Citing personal issues, Texier takes break from Blue Jackets

Aug. 24, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Columbus Blue Jackets center Alexandre Texier will not join the team for the upcoming season because of unspecified personal problems. The Blue Jackets said in a release Wednesday that the 22-year-old native of Saint-Martin-d’Hères, France, would not be...

Hurricanes sign veteran forward Paul Stastny to 1-year deal

Aug. 23, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

Adding offense has been at the center of the Carolina Hurricanes' offseason. After acquiring a pure goal scorer and losing him to injury for potentially half the season, they added one of his close friends who knows how to put the puck in the net in different ways. ...