NHL Player News

  • Brian Elliott: Officially retired

    Elliott is joining the Blues as a scout and development coach, officially marking the end of his NHL playing career.

    Elliott spent 16 years in the NHL with five of those as a Blue. He also played for Ottawa, Philadelphia, Colorado, Calgary and, most recently, Tampa Bay. The 39-year-old went 279-167-54 with a .909 save percentage and a 2.57 GAA in 543 career appearances. Elliott ended his career with a 32-save shutout against Detroit on April 13, 2023.

  • Lightning's Gabriel Fortier: Signs one-year deal

    Fortier signed a one-year, two-way contract with Tampa Bay on Monday.

    Fortier generated 13 goals and 26 points in 62 regular-season contests for AHL Syracuse in 2023-24. He also added one goal and four assists in eight minor-league playoff outings. The 24-year-old forward is likely to spend most, if not all, of the 2024-25 campaign in the AHL.

  • Adam Ginning D | PHI

    Flyers' Adam Ginning: Inks two-year contract

    Ginning signed a two-year, two-way/one-way contract extension with Philadelphia on Monday.

    Ginning's new agreement will carry an average annual value of $787,500 and will ensure he gets paid like an NHLer in Year 2 of the deal. The 24-year-old blueliner had one goal, six shots on net, nine blocked shots and 18 hits in nine appearances with the Flyers during the 2023-24 campaign. He also earned two goals, 15 points and 82 PIM across 58 regular-season outings for AHL Lehigh Valley. Ginning will probably start the 2024-25 season in the minors.

  • Nick Leddy D | STL

    Blues' Nick Leddy: Plays big minutes

    Leddy posted three goals and 25 assists across 82 games during the 2023-24 season.

    Leddy also added a career-high 127 blocked shots while averaging 22:22 of ice time. The 33-year-old has proven he can eat big minutes on the blue line, but his lack of power-play minutes over two seasons with the Blues has limited his fantasy upside.

  • Tyler Tucker D | STL

    Blues' Tyler Tucker: Two points in second season

    Tucker posted a goal and an assist across 26 games during the 2023-24 season.

    Tucker played exactly 26 games for the second consecutive season but averaged just 12:27 of ice time while firing 42 shots on net. He showed some promise as a third-pairing defenseman, but he's at risk of spending next season in the minors if the Blues sign an established blueliner in free agency.

  • Evander Kane LW | EDM

    Oilers' Evander Kane: Possible for Game 5

    Kane (abdomen) is a possibility for Game 5 against Florida on Tuesday, per Tracey Myers of NHL.com.

    Kane will travel with the Oilers to Florida, and the team will evaluate his health ahead of Tuesday's contest. The 32-year-old forward has missed the last two games due to a sports hernia. Kane has generated four goals, four assists, 44 shots on net, 37 PIM and 64 hits in 20 outings this postseason.

  • Panthers' Vladimir Tarasenko: Scores lone goal in loss

    Tarasenko scored a goal on three shots and added two hits in Saturday's 8-1 loss to the Oilers in Game 4.

    Tarasenko's goal in the first period pulled the Panthers within one, but they were unable to build on it as the Oilers ran away with the game. The winger has three goals and an assist over his last five contests, a rare run of consistency for him this postseason. Overall, he's at nine points, 40 shots, 41 hits and a plus-5 rating through 21 playoff outings.

  • Panthers' Anthony Stolarz: Makes playoff debut

    Stolarz allowed three goals on 19 shots in relief of Sergei Bobrovsky in Saturday's 8-1 loss to the Oilers in Game 4.

    Few goalies in the world could have stopped a desperate Oilers squad in Saturday's contest. Stolarz had never played in an NHL playoff game, and it was nearly two months to the day since he last drew into a game, as Bobrovsky had played every minute of the Panthers' postseason run. Head coach Paul Maurice will likely go back to Bobrovsky for Game 5 on Tuesday, so Stolarz is unlikely to play again unless Bobrovsky continues to struggle or suffers an injury.

  • Panthers' Sergei Bobrovsky: Pulled in Game 4 loss

    Bobrovsky allowed five goals on 16 shots in Saturday's 8-1 loss to the Oilers in Game 4.

    Bobrovsky was pulled early in the second period after his worst game of the series so far. He's had one dud in each round, and the Panthers will hope that getting some time to clear his head Saturday will put him on track to bounce back in Game 5 on Tuesday. Bobrovsky saw a six-game winning streak come to an end, but the Panthers will have up to three more chances to secure the Stanley Cup.

  • Zach Hyman C | EDM

    Oilers' Zach Hyman: Dishes pair of helpers

    Hyman notched two assists, two hits and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 8-1 win over the Panthers in Game 4.

    Hyman helped out on second-period tallies by Connor McDavid and Darnell Nurse. The 32-year-old Hyman didn't have a point during the Stanley Cup Finals, as the Panthers had neutralized the Oilers' top players in the first three contests. However, they were all much better in Saturday's blowout victory. Hyman is up to 20 points, 84 shots on net, 47 hits and a plus-9 rating over 22 playoff outings. If the Oilers can gain traction on the power play, he should see an uptick in offense.

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