Latest NHL Atlantic Division News

Sabres' Jack Eichel fails physical, stripped of captaincy

Sep. 23, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jack Eichel was stripped of his captaincy by the Sabres on Thursday, raising further questions about his future in Buffalo due to a widening rift over how to treat a neck injury that has sidelined the center for six months. With the two sides at a...

'We want to get back to life': Most NHL players get vaccine

Sep. 23, 2021 17:53 PM EDT

Sporting a mask, Toronto Maple Leafs winger William Nylander opened his news conference at the start of training camp by informing reporters he was not yet fully vaccinated. “Had couple medical things to take care of,” he said. “I’ll be fully vaccinated by the...

Panthers open training camp with very high expectations

Sep. 23, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Jonathan Huberdeau stepped onto the ice Thursday for his 10th training camp with the Florida Panthers, more than anyone else on the roster. And this one, he said, had a different feel. “We know what we can do,” Huberdeau...

NHL training camps open with several big-name stars missing

Sep. 23, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Sidney Crosby's injured left wrist and Evgeni Malkin's right knee are keeping them off the ice in Pittsburgh. Jack Eichel and Buffalo cannot agree on a course of action for his back problems. Evander Kane and San Jose agreed it's best he stay away. ...

TD Garden to require vaccinations or negative COVID-19 tests

Sep. 22, 2021 19:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Anyone hoping to attend an event at the TD Garden — including Bruins or Celtics games and concerts — will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result. The rules apply to players, referees, coaches, musicians, vendors,...

NHL camps open as teams take stock of unvaccinated players

Sep. 22, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

Tyler Bertuzzi is the only unvaccinated Detroit Red Wings player going into training camp and faces the potential of missing all of his team's games in Canada this season as a result, general manager Steve Yzerman said Wednesday. Yzerman in his camp-opening video call...

Ekblad's back, a good sign for NHL's Panthers entering camp

Sep. 22, 2021 13:39 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers have their first win of the season: Aaron Ekblad has pronounced himself ready for training camp. The top-line defenseman will be on the ice when the Panthers formally begin practice Thursday, just short of six months since he...

Sabres agree to terms with Dahlin on $18M, 3-year contract

Sep. 22, 2021 11:39 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Sabres agreed to terms Wednesday with defenseman Rasmus Dahlin on a three-year contract worth $18 million, getting the deal done on the eve of Buffalo's first training camp practice. Dahlin was among the last unsigned restricted free agents...

Training camps opening after NHL's shortest offseason

Sep. 21, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

Every offseason feels short to Philipp Grubauer, though this one was a doozy. After playing the most games of his NHL career, the German goaltender saw his season end with Colorado in June, waited for a new contract and, by the end of July, joined the expansion Seattle...

Sabres coach 'Donny Meatballs' promotes T-shirt for charity

Sep. 21, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — There's no bib required to protect this shirt. Buffalo Sabres coach Don Granato is embracing his “Donny Meatballs” nickname by having it splashed on a T-shirt to raise money for the nonprofit organization Mental Health America. ...