Horton, McCabe to miss Tuesday’s game against Pittsburgh


The Florida Panthers will be without forward Nathan Horton and defenseman Bryan McCabe for Tuesday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. McCabe underwent surgery to repair a fractured orbital bone in his right eye and Horton will be sidelined for two weeks with a sliced tendon in his left ring finger. The Panthers and Penguins are tied with 76 points

NHL: Shakeup continues in MTL; Five teams in talks with Leafs about Nik Antropov


The Montreal Canadiens have re-assigned forward Sergei Kostitsyn to the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League Official Release from the Canadiens: Forward Gregory Stewart has been recalled from the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League. Forward Sergei Kostitsyn has been assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs. Stewart will join the club in Washington. Stewart, 22, registered one point (1 assist), posted a plus-1 rating and averaged 9:38 of ice time in three games this season with the Canadiens. The left-winger, who started the season in Hamilton, is sixth in the AHL this season with 170 penalty minutes. The Kitchener, Ontario, native amassed 17 points (7 goals, 10 assists) with a plus-8 rating in 51 games with the Bulldogs in 2008-09. This season with the Canadiens, Sergei Kostitsyn, 21, scored 23 points (8 goals, 15 assists) and served 64 penalty minutes in 52 contests Columbus, Chicago, Florida among five teamsRead More »

Report: Lecavalier on the block; Briere could return against Pens


TSN’s Hockey Insider Darren Dreger is reporting that the Lightning front office is debating whether or not to deal star forward Vincent Lecavalier. Tampa general manager Brian Lawton is said to be fielding interest in Lecavalier with the Montreal Canadiens appearing at the forefront. Players rumored to be involved in talks with Montreal GM Bob Gainey are Chris Higgins, Tomas Plekanec, and prospect PK Subban. Source: TSN.Ca Briere could return against Pens Daniel Briere who has been sidelined since December 2nd, practiced on Monday and could return Tuesday night against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Marian Gaborik to have hip surgery


The Minnesota Wild have announced that star forward Marian Gaborik will have surgery on his injured left hip. The team called Gaborik’s injury a “deficiency” in his hip that has caused chronic left groin pain. Gaborik who was expected to be traded prior to March 4th’s NHL trade deadline has only appeared in six games this season. Gaborik turned down a multi year offer from the Wild which is believed to be in the range $8.2 million per season. Since the lockout Gaborik has missed over 80 games.

NHL: Gaborik likely done for the year


According to a report, Marian Gaborik has been told by a specialist in Colorado to have season-ending surgery. Gaborik has been sidelined for 30 of 36 games with a hip deficiency that has caused a groin injury. Gaborik turned down a multi-year deal from the Minnesota Wild believed to be in the range of $8.2 million per season Source Earlier Post Marian Gaborik has appeared in only 6 of 36 games this season with an apparent groin injury and Gaborik could miss even more time. During the holiday break, the Wild decided to hold Gaborik out until Wednesday but Gaborik was not able to play last night and hasn‚Äôt been able to practice. According to the Star Tribune, Gaborik flew to Colorado in recent days to have detailed ultrasounds taken of his troublesome groins. Tension is growing between the Wild and Gaborik as it‚Äôs believed Gaborik will not play unlessRead More »

NHL: Monday’s Fantasy Focus


If you need offensive help, look to the Atlanta Thrashers and Boston Bruins. Players on the rise 1.Atlanta Thrashers C Bryan Little ( 8 goals – 7 assists – 15pts) The 20 year old forward is the real deal and is available in almost 70% of leagues on ESPN.com 2. Boston Bruins RW Chuck Kobasew – Kobasew a former 20 goal scorer has returned from a broken ankle and has four points in two games. Currently available in 98% of leagues on espn.com Player to drop 1. Mathieu Schneider – Schneider has been an absolute nightmare for fantasy gamers. A team worst -11

NHL: Demitra out up to four weeks with rib injury


Vancouver Canucks forward Pavel Demitra will be sidlined for up to four weeks with a rib injury. Demitra has two goals and one assist in six games with the Canucks this season. Fantasy Buzz: When healthy Demitra wasn’t much more than a 50-55 point player. Drop him and add another forward. David Booth is a attractive option. Available in 60% of the leagues on ESPN.