Although Philadelphia Flyers center Peter Forsberg’s injured right groin is getting better, he will not play Tuesday night at the New York Islanders.
Forsberg, the team’s leading scorer, also figures to be sidelined for Wednesday’s home game against New Jersey, coach Ken Hitchcock said. He’s aiming for a return by Forsberg on Saturday in Nashville.
The unlikely rise to prominence of Edmonton goalie Mike Morrison was recognized on Monday when the NHL named him defensive player of the week.
Ottawa’s Jason Spezza led all NHL scorers in points for the week. With four goals and four assists, he was the recipient of the league’s offensive player of the week award.
So the big rumor going around is that Florida is ready to move goalie Roberto Luongo, now that he’s good and mad about his team’s a) screwing him over in arbitration and b) refusal to win any games.
The teams that are supposedly in the mix are Colorado and Vancouver.
On Friday, the NHLPA announced partial results of a secret ballot on Saskin’s leadership, saying 85 per cent of its 37-member executive board confirmed him as leader in results verified by the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.
That didn’t too well with the dissident group, including former player Trent Klatt who called the integrity of the secret vote into question.
Los Angeles Kings left wing Ryan Flinn sustained a severe head injury when his head struck the ice during a fight with Chicago defenseman Jim Vandermeer on Saturday night.
The game was delayed 8 minutes midway through the first period while the Kings’ medical staff attended to Flinn, who got in the most punches during the brawl and at one point knocked Vandermeer’s helmet off. Flinn was placed on a stretcher and carried off the ice, leaving a large pool of blood behind.