The latest trade news about Calgary Flames goaltender Jacob Markstrom is big. The New Jersey Devils need a goaltender and apparently, there’s not just smoke, but fire between the Flames and Devils, no pun intended.
Morgan Rielly’s wires crossed when Ridley Greig decided to fire a slapshot into an empty net. What’s next for the veteran defenseman after Rielly took matters into his own hands?
Elsewhere, could a reunion with Boston and Phil Kessel be in the works? Shakir Mukhamadullin is making headlines again. And, What does an extension look like for Philly’s Travis Konecny?
Let’s do that hockey.
New Jersey Hockey Now: According to a report, the Devils and Calgary Flames engaged in serious trade talks about goaltender Jacob Markstrom.
More NJHN: Despite a bounce-back performance from Vitek Vanecek, the Devils fell to the Carolina Hurricanes in overtime. Read up on the takeaways.
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Sportsnet: Ridley Grieg wound up for a slapshot about five feet away from an empty net. Morgan Rielly responded with a cross-check to Greig’s face. What’s next for the Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman?
NHL Department of Player Safety: Vancouver Canucks defenseman Nikita Zadorov is suspended two games for an illegal check to the head against Red Wings forward Lucas Raymond
Boston Hockey Now: Would a Phil Kessel redux make sense for the cap-strapped Boston Bruins as a middle-six depth scoring addition for the stretch run and the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs? (+)
San Jose Hockey Now: Everybody’s excited about Shakir Mukhamadullin’s potential. Despite putting forth a strong showing in his brief NHL stint, he’ll remain in the AHL for now. Head coach David Quinn explains why. (+)
NYI Hockey Now: The New York Islanders have shown how good they can be when they execute Patrick Roy’s vision. But on Saturday, they showed that even when they play how their head coach wants, it doesn’t always end in a winning result.
Philly Hockey Now: General Manager Danny Briere and the Philadelphia Flyers have their first big decision to make with this ‘New Era of Orange’ in the coming offseason. Star winger Travis Konecny is going to be eligible for a contract extension on July 1.
Nashville Hockey Now: With 31 games remaining in the season and just 13 games until the March 8 trade deadline, the Nashville Predators have plenty of questions left unanswered. One of those questions is, what should the Preds do with their goalie surplus?