NHL Injury Report

Full roundup of all injuries and unavailable players from around the NHL, updated on the fly! Players with red text are on Injured Reserve (IR), and players with purple text are on Long-Term Injured Reserve (LTIR).

Last updated: 9/17, 12:00am ET

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G, Tuukka Rask (BOS)Out 4-5 monthsTorn labrum (hip).
F, Jack Eichel (BUF)UndisclosedHerniated disc (neck)
G, Ben Bishop (DAL)UndisclosedTorn meniscus.
D, Oscar Klefbom (EDM)Out for seasonShoulder injury.
G, Alex Stalock (EDM)Out for seasonPossible heart condition.
D, Shea Weber (MTL)Out for seasonLower-body injuries.
F, Sidney Crosby (PIT)Out 4-6 weeksWrist injury.
F, Evgeni Malkin (PIT)UndisclosedKnee injury.
D, Cal Foote (TBL)Out 4-6 weeksPinky finger surgery.

The Scoring Touch’s 2021 First Round NHL Mock Draft

It’s that time of year again where many young talents in the game of hockey get introduced to the NHL. This year, many prospects haven’t played full seasons, making this draft one of the hardest to scout in history. 32 (31) prospects are looking to have their name called, who do I have going in the first round?

#1 Buffalo Sabres – Owen Power D Michigan

Going first overall in this mock draft is the 6″5, 215 lb freshman defenseman for the University of Michigan, Owen Power. There has been some debate whether he or Matthew Beniers will fight for the top spot, but knowing Buffalo and their lack of a scouting department, they’ll go with who everyone else has as their top pick. No knock on Power, he put up 16 points on the blue line in 26 games and has the body size and frame to be an impact NHLer. I think Power needs a year in the AHL or another in college before making his jump, but in Buffalo, everyone is thrown into the fire.

#2 Seattle Kraken – Matthew Beniers C Michigan

With their first ever draft pick, barring a trade, the Seattle Kraken go with Michigan freshman Matthew Beniers. He was a point-per-game player, posting 24 points in 24 games and is very reliable. His two-way game and offensive upside draws comparisons to former Selke winner Sean Couturier. The Kraken’s first pick should be gold.

#3 Anaheim Ducks – Fabian Lysell W Lulea HC

To some, the pick may seem a little off the board. For anyone whose watched Fabian Lysell play, this is the perfect pick. Besides the likes of Trevor Zegras and Maxime Comtois, the Anaheim Ducks don’t have much young scoring power, and ranked 30th out of 31 for goals per game with 2.21. Lysell is very crafty, a speedy swede, who is said to be a loyal player to their franchise. With his high level skill and ceiling, Anaheim needs to take his talents third overall.

#4 New Jersey Devils – Luke Hughes D USNTDP

It’s essential if he’s available. If Luke Hughes is available at four, the New Jersey Devils will absolutely take him. It isn’t a secret that the Devils have holes on defense, Hughes can and will fill that hole. The 6″1 University of Michigan commit is sneaky, smart, and has an elite skating level. Some may look at his defensive game as a red flag, but the coaches at Michigan will work out those kinks and form him into a balanced puck moving defenseman. Of course, this pick may also be influenced by Luke’s brother, Jack Hughes, which will make both of them probably very happy.

#5 Columbus Blue Jackets – William Eklund W Djurgardens

If the Columbus Blue Jackets manage to leave the draft with William Eklund, it’s hard to imagine they’d be any less than ecstatic. In 40 games this SHL season for Djurgardens, he put up 11 goals and 12 assists for 23 points. He’s visible in all three zones, and has great offensive instincts. His shot is at an elite level, and his passing is outstanding. Eklund himself says that he wants to be in the SHL another year so he can properly develop into a top-6 winger in the show, and I agree. His offensive game is great, but another year of development can do wonders.

#6 Detroit Red Wings – Jesper Wallstedt G Lulea HF

From his time in Tampa Bay, fans know that Steve Yzerman isn’t afraid to take a goalie in the first round. The Detroit Red Wings have done outstanding when it comes to drafting, picking guys like Filip Zadina, Joe Veleno, Moritz Seider, and Lucas Raymond with previous first round selections. To round out a great young core would be getting a goalie, and a great one in that in Jesper Wallstedt. Wallstedt has great positioning and a speedy reaction time. This and his great showings in the SHL and international tournaments make him the best goalie prospect this year.

#7 San Jose Sharks – Dylan Guenther F Edmonton Oil Kings

The projected top five pick falls right to San Jose. Dylan Guenther has had a small sample size, which is why I think he drops, but in that small sample size, he’s impressed. in the WHL for the Oil Kings, Guenther posted a goal per game, and an assist per game average, giving him 24 points in 12 games. His biggest comparable is Blue Jackets forward Cam Atkinson (minus the size difference of course). A pure goal scorer, but puts up lots of assists, and is a big team player. San Jose goes best player available at seven.

#8 LA Kings – Brandt Clarke D HC Nove Zamky

If Brandt Clarke falls to Los Angeles, they would round out their prospect pool in amazing fashion. Clarke is a great two way defender who played in the Slovakian League for HC Nove Zamky and in 26 games he put up five goals and 10 assists for 15 points. He’s a great decision maker and has insane vision which is valuable as a defender. He has the tool set to be an elite defender at the NHL level, and the Kings would be happy to take him.

#9 Vancouver Canucks – Simon Edvinsson D Frolunda HC

With the #9 pick, Vancouver looks to upgrade their weak defense core. Simon Edvinsson is this year’s big “boom or bust” selection. His defensive play is very good, shutting down players on the rush, and breaking up passes all highlight his strengths. His breakout passes and decision making are two concerns to look out for, especially watching his few SHL games. In 10 games he only recorded one assist, but in the U-18 World’s, he put up one goal and three assists in seven games. Like Owen Power, development is key for Edvinsson.

#10 Ottawa Senators – Kent Johnson C Michigan

Talk about an absolute steal at the 10th pick. In this whole draft, Kent Johnson has the highest upside and can create scoring chances from many different places on the ice. Johnson’s vision and patience highlights his complete skill set. He has the intensity and poise to be a star in the league, and just like that, Ottawa adds to their elite prospect pool.

#11 Arizona Coyotes – Forfeited

Due to the Arizona Coyotes violating the Combine Testing Policy during the 2019/20 season, they have forfeited their 2021 first round selection.

#12 Chicago Blackhawks – Cole Sillinger C Sioux Falls Stampede

Cole Sillinger is a play driving forward with elite offensive instinct. His most notable tool is his shot. His wrister and snap shot are lethal to any goalie at any level. He played his 2020-21 season in the USHL with the Sioux Falls Stampede, posting 24 goals and 46 points in 31 games. With Jonathan Toews’ career entering the twilight, especially after missing the whole 2021 campaign, a one-two punch of Kirby Dach and Sillinger down the middle can be great for the Blackhawks.

#13 Calgary Flames – Mason McTavish C EHC Olten

By far, the most confusing prospect as for placement this year is Mason McTavish. Before the year, I’d placed McTavish at the 29 spot. I’ve seen a vast amount of people put him in the top 10, he’s staying at 13 for me. His upside is a 2nd line center, something the Flames desperately need. Due to the OHL suspending operations for the year, he played in the Swiss National League for EHC Olten. In 13 games, he put up nine goals and two assists. He provides a net front presence and has the ability to score goals in the crease and will take a physical toll in order to do so. He also played for team Canada in the U18’s where he put up five goals and six assists in seven games. He has very small sample sizes this year, but he can be a very good player.

#14 Philadelphia Flyers – Nikita Chibrikov W SKA St. Petersburg

Nikita Chibrikov is your typical Russian forward. An elite talent with a mighty skill set. Chibrikov passes at an elite level, and carries the puck through the neutral zone with speed. He can be a key contributor to any power play unit with his zone entries. He’ll find any way to get a pass through creatively, and surely a presence the Flyers would love to have. In the WJC U18’s this year, as the captain, he had four goal and nine assists in seven games, nearly going two points per game.

#15 Dallas Stars – Xavier Bourgault C Shawinigan Cataractes

If developed correctly, Xavier Bourgault can be one hell of a player. Bourgault can be molded into any type of player the team who drafts him would like. His best player comparison is Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ondrej Palat. He can play in any scenario and is wicked smart. His numbers aren’t eye popping, 20 goals and 40 points in 29 games, but he’s a well rounded player.

#16 New York Rangers – Chaz Lucius C USNTDP

Small sample sizes was the name of the game this past year due to Covid, and despite only 25 games of Chaz Lucius, he has impressed. The University of Michigan commit was a part of the USNTDP, and in 12 games in the USHL, put up 13 goals and 18 points. In the USDP, Lucius played in 13 games, same number of goals, and added two more assists for 20 points. He’s offensively skilled, and a threat anywhere in that zone, and is a hard worker in front of the net. He could blossom to be a solid middle-6 scorer.

#17 St. Louis Blues – Simon Robertsson W Skelleftea AIK

Simon Robertsson is a well rounded offensive player. On the offensive side, he doesn’t have any glaring red flags. He isn’t great defensively, but few wingers at this age are. Robertsson fore checks hard with his stick and wins puck battles. His best asset according to his coach Anders Eriksen is his shot. If the Blues are going to lose Vladimir Tarasenko to a trade, we aren’t saying Robertsson and Tarasenko are comparable, but one player with a good release out, one back in.

#18 Winnipeg Jets – Corson Ceulemans D Brooks Bandits

The Winnipeg Jets have been looking for a defender like Corson Ceulmans for a while. Someone who can pinch in the right scenario, has the offensive talent to do so, with the vision and speed to recognize a potential scoring chance for the opponent, and to shut it down. With this, Ceulemans has been bashed for his positioning, but has the tools top be a great top-4 defender in the NHL. The University of Wisconsin commit posted 11 points in eight AJHL games this past season.

#19 Nashville Predators – Sasha Pastujov W USNTDP

Puck possession is the name of the game for Sasha Pastujov. Pastujov uses everything he has to keep the puck away from defenders, creating many scoring chances for himself and his teammates. The Notre Dame commit is said to pass at a high level and has a scoring touch few in this draft have. The Predators would a winger like this would could fit in their lineup, though don’t expect to see him so soon. Pastujov should use two years in college, and another in the AHL to develop him to his full potential.

#20 Edmonton Oilers – Sebastian Cossa G Edmonton Oil Kings

Taking a quick look at the depth charts, the Oilers are in need of a goalie, and are in a position to get a great one in Sebastian Cossa. The 6″6 Canadian net minder posted a .941 Sv% in 19 games, going 17-1-1 for the Oil Kings. Cossa’s got great positioning, rebound control, and has the mental toughness to be a goalie at the NHL level.

#21 Boston Bruins – Carson Lambos D Winnipeg Ice

Carson Lambos was one of the hardest prospects to place on this list. He 19 games across four leagues, all with different age levels. A U18 team, a U20 team, the Liiga, and WHL. He’s very crafty in the offensive zone. Lambos is active, looking and creating passing lanes. He’s shaped up to be a top-4 defenseman at the NHL level, and a great power play quarterback.

#22 Minnesota Wild – Aatu Raty C Karpat

I can remember a year ago today when the 2021 NHL Entry draft was known as the “Raty Draft”. Flash forward 12 months, and he’s fallen a little more than a few spots. In no way shape or form is Aatu Raty a bad player. He had a rough few months, and he knows that. There isn’t a ton of defensive show, but he has a hard shot, and will do anything to score a goal or generate offense. Don’t be surprised if he goes higher, he’s poised to have a big year in the Liiga for Karpat.

#23 Detroit Red Wings (Washington) – Fyodor Svechkov F SKA St. Petersburg

Fyodor Svechkov is a very interesting prospect. I’ve seen him go in the top ten, I’ve seen him fall to the second round. He’s a part of a rare breed of Russian forwards who have a solid two-way game. He plays with great pace. Scouts say his vision is at an elite level, and Steve Yzerman would have a potential steal in the later stages of the first round.

#24 Florida Panthers – Oskar Olausson W HV71

One of the best skaters this draft has to offer is Oskar Olausson. His speed allows for easy entrance into the neutral zone in combination with his 6″2 frame. He’s very creative in what he will do in the neutral zone. In the SHL he posted three goals and added an assist in 16 games. In eight international games between the U20’s, he was held scoreless. He’s more of a goal scorer than not, and after a few seasons of development, he should be a great NHLer.

#25 Columbus Blue Jackets (Toronto) – Stanislav Svozil D HC Kometa Brno

This draft’s best defensive defenseman is Stanislav Svozil. The 6″0 Czech positions himself to close out defenders, and is closed doors in the neutral zone. Svozil is a great stick and body checker. He doesn’t have much of an offensive upside, only three points in 30 games, but if his defensive game translates, he’s going to be a big time underrated NHLer.

#26 Minnesota Wild (Pittsburgh) – Mackie Samoskevich W Chicago Steel

There aren’t many more prospects I’m excited to see at the NHL level than Matthew “Mackie” Samoskevich. The University of Michigan commit is lethal in the offensive zone. Don’t give him any room, because Samoskevich will take it and fly with it. He’s always ahead of the game, and knows where his teammates are all the time. If the Wild can put him with the right line mates, they have a real player on their hands.

#27 Carolina Hurricanes – Matthew Coronato W Chicago Steel

What a season it was for Chicago Steel’s Matthew Coronato. In 51 games he posted 48 goals and 37 assists for 85 total points. He has a “pucks on net” mentality, and has a pretty good shot for it. His coaches describe him as an offensive dynamo as a great puck handler. The 5″10 winger is set to take his talents to Harvard University, and could be a late round steal for the Carolina Hurricanes.

#28 Colorado Avalanche – Zachary Bolduc C Rimouski Oceanic

Zachary Bolduc hasn’t always gotten the spotlight, and it’s a hard thing to do when you’re teammates with former first overall pick, Alexis Lafreniere. Bolduc’s speed can catch defenders and goalies off guard, and along with his shot, he has the tool set to be an offensive force. In 27 games, he posted 10 goals and 19 assists for 29 points. His stick handling is noticeable, and he wins puck battles. Someone who can fit in with the Colorado Avalanche.

#29 New Jersey Devils (NYI) – Brennan Othmann W Flint Firebirds

Brennan Othmann is one of the most transitional players in this draft. He loves to carry the puck and start the rushes and scoring chances making him a valuable power play component to any NHL franchise. He has speed and high pace. Othmann is great at fore checking and isn’t afraid to use his 6″0 frame. In the Swiss League, he put up seven goals and nine assists in 34 games. He has the potential to be a valuable power forward at the NHL level.

#30 Vegas Golden Knights – Francesco Pinelli C HDD Jesenice

With the 30th pick, I have Francesco Pinelli going to the Golden Knights. Pinelli is a great leader and a skilled playmaker. He always finds himself in the open ice to collect the puck and within seconds it’s off his stick. He hasn’t played many games this year, 13 games in a Slovenian league. Five goals and six assists for 11 total points in those 13 games. It looks as if he’s going to be in the OHL playing for the Kitchener Rangers last year, he’s expected to need a few seasons for development.

#31 Montreal Canadiens – Zachary L’Heureux W Halifax Mooseheads

The home town boy, Zachary L’Heureux is known as the QMJHL’s Brad Marchand. L’Heureux’s NHL comparable is the recently retired Andrew Shaw. Very chippy, with some offensive upside. Attitude issues may be glaring, and it could be the reason why he falls, but it’s hard to believe Montreal will pass on the Quebec kid. He’s a pain to play against, but is a team favorite in the locker room.

#32 Columbus Blue Jackets (Tampa) – Sean Behrens D USNTDP

Rounding out the first round is USNTSP defender Sean Behrens. Behrens is a solid two-way defender, and is committed to the University of Denver. He’s a great skater, and amazing with his stick defensively. He had a great showing as the assistant captain at the U18’s putting up four points in five games. The positioning is pin point, and he’s a player that the Blue Jackets would love to add.


2021 Arena Capacity Tracker

Introducing an all new Arena Capacity Tracker for the 2021 season, with dated updates from all 31 NHL teams on their ability to host fans, or not, for home games this season. All updates include links to official sources to prevent misinformation.

Scroll to the bottom for a streamlined graph breakdown of estimated capacities for the teams that do allow fans, and link to our 2021 attendance logs.

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Anaheim Ducks – Team president of business operations confirmed to Bally Sports that the team will begin hosting fans at 10% capacity (1,717) beginning April 16. (4/4)

Arizona Coyotes – Team announced it has increased fan capacity from 3,450 to 7,900 (46.1%) for the remainder of this season. Had received permission to host up to 8,500 (approx 50%) from local officials, but NHL protocol (temporary restrictions on no seating behind benches and penalty box) restrict to 7,900. (4/12)

Boston Bruins – Team announced it has been approved to increase capacity from 12% to 25% (approximately 4,391) beginning on May 10. (4/27)

Buffalo Sabres – Team announced it will begin hosting fans at select home games beginning March 20, at a 10% capacity (1,907) at KeyBank Center. (2/10)

Calgary Flames – Will have most of the season without fans until local authorities ease COVID-19 restrictions. (12/9)

Carolina Hurricanes – Team announces it will welcome fans back to PNC Arena at 15% capacity (2,802) for home games beginning on March 4 vs Detroit. (12/21)

Chicago Blackhawks – Team announced they will host fans at 25% capacity for their final two home games of the season vs Dallas on May 9 and May 10. (4/29)

Colorado Avalanche – Team announced it will begin hosting a maximum of 4,050 fans (22.7%) at games beginning April 2. (3/18)

Columbus Blue Jackets – Team announced they will be hosting fans at 25% capacity (4,536) beginning March 9 vs Florida – an increase from 10% after just one game following Ohio gov’s approval. (3/3)

Dallas Stars – Team has told season ticket holders they have been approved to increase capacity for home games and will do so incrementally. Currently up to 6,014 – previously at 4,214 capacity. (4/19)

Detroit Red Wings – Team has increased their capacity from 500 to 750, matching maximums from relaxed COVID-19 measures in the state of Michigan. (2/10)

Edmonton Oilers – Will not have fans in attendance for the start of the season. (1/4)

Florida Panthers – Team has told season seat owners that the club will expand capacity to 47% (approx 9,047) for round 1 of the playoffs, and could go as high as 100% if they advance further. (4/23)

Los Angeles Kings – Team will begin hosting fans at 20% capacity (3,646) beginning on April 20. (4/14)

Minnesota Wild – Team says they will be increasing capacity to 25% (4,488) for the first round of the playoffs, up from the previous 3,000. (3/12)

Montreal Canadiens – No fans to start, but owner Geoff Molson hopes to have fans at some point this season. Team has drawn up socially-distanced plans for attendances between 4,000 and 12,000. (12/16)

Nashville Predators – Team president announced that attendance limits will increase from 15% to 1/3 capacity (33.33% = 5,704) effective immediately. (1/21)

New Jersey Devils – Team announced they are increasing capacity from 10% to 20% (3,303 or 3,600) for Friday’s game and beyond. (3/29)

New York Islanders – Team announced it will begin hosting fans at 10% capacity (1,390) starting March 18th. Isles will also host 1,000 Northwell Health frontline workers as guests at the March 11th game as a show of appreciation for their efforts over the last year fighting the pandemic. (2/24)

New York Rangers – Team intends to host 1,800 fans for every home game, beginning Feb 26 vs Boston, following NY governor Cuomo’s announcement of re-opening large stadiums and arenas at 10% capacities. (2/10)

Ottawa Senators – Ontario minister of sport Lisa MacLeod says full crowds in Sens and Leafs buildings are “very unlikely in the immediate future.” (2/10)

Philadelphia Flyers – Now operating at a capacity of 3,908 (20%), increased from previously announced 15%. (4/5)

Pittsburgh Penguins – Team announced it is increasing fan capacity from 15% to 25% (4,672) for games beginning on April 15. (4/1)

San Jose Sharks – Sharks will begin hosting fans at games at a limited capacity, around 500-1,000, and hope to increase it for each remaining home game this season. (4/26)

St. Louis Blues – Team announced capacity increase to 4,100 starting on March 26. (3/23)

Tampa Bay Lightning -Team told season-ticket members it will be increasing fan capacity to 7,000 (36.6%) for the start of this year’s playoffs. Was previously 4,200 (22.0%). (4/22)

Toronto Maple Leafs – Ontario minister of sport Lisa MacLeod says full crowds in Sens and Leafs buildings are “very unlikely in the immediate future.” (2/10)

Vancouver Canucks – Will begin the season without fans at games. (1/13)

Vegas Golden Knights – Team received approval for their submitted plan to host 50% capacity, but they will likely allow around 7,000 fans (40% ish) for their final three regular season home games. (5/1)

Washington Capitals – Announced they will begin hosting fans at 2,133 (11.5%) capacity beginning April 27. (4/12)

Winnipeg Jets – Will begin the season without fans at games. (1/6)

BOS – 2,191 – increase May 10 / FLA – currently 4,- increase for playoffs / MIN – 3,000 – increase for playoffs / TBL – 4,200 – increase for playoffs / CHI – starts May 9

^ Buffalo, Detroit, Nashville, and St. Louis have not announced public attendance figures and are thus omitted from our 2021 attendance logs and team averages.

TST NHL Trade Target List: Atlantic Division

Via Getty Images

*Bold = Traded*

Jake DeBruskLWBOS1 year (RFA)
Victor OlofssonWBUF1 year
Cody EakinCBUF1 year
Vinnie HinostrozaWBUF1 year
Colin MillerDBUF1 year
Mark PysykSBUF1 year
Craig AndersonGBUF1 year
Tyler BertuzziWDET2 years
Vladislav NamestnikovFDET1 year
Filip ZadinaWDET1 year (RFA)
Troy StetcherDDET1 year
Marc StaalDDET1 year
Thomas GreissGDET1 year
Noel AcciariFFLA1 year
Owen TippettRWFLA1 year (RFA)
Mike HoffmanWMTL3 years
Artturi LehkonenWMTL1 year
Ben ChiarotDMTL1 yearFLA
Jeff PetryDMTL4 years
Brett KulakDMTL1 year
Chris WeidmanDMTL1 year
Connor BrownWOTT2 years
Chris TierneyCOTT1 year
Nicholas PaulFOTT1 year
Tyler EnnisWOTT1 year
Joshua BrownDOTT1 year
Victor MeteDOTT1 year
Anton ForsbergGOTT1 year
Pierre EngvallFTOR1 year (RFA)
Timothy LiljegrenDTOR1 year (RFA)
Travis DermottDTOR2 years
Justin HollDTOR2 years

The Scoring Touch’s 2022 Trade Season Tracker

via Jeff Curry USA Today

List last updated 2:50 pm 3/21/22

St. Louis Scoops Leddy from Detroit

St. Louis Receives: D Nick Leddy (50% retained), D Luke Witkowski

Detroit Receives: F Oskar Sundqvist, D Jake Walman, 2023 2nd round selection

Colorado Lands Lehkonen from Montreal

Colorado Receives: F Artturi Lehkonen (50% retained)

Montreal Receives: D Justin Barron, 2024 2nd round selection

Senators Send Brown to Boston

Boston Receives: D Joshua Brown, 2022 conditional 7th round selection

Ottawa Receives: F Zach Senyshyn, 2022 5th round selection

*Conditions state if Senyshyn plays in five or more games before the end of the current season, the pick will upgrade to a 6th round selection*

Kings, Preds complete Minor Swap

Los Angeles Receives: D Frederic Allard

Nashville Receives: F Brayden Burke

Leafs Offload Alex Biega to Nashville

Nashville Receives: D Alex Biega

Toronto Receives: Future Considerations

Justin Braun Dealt to the Big Apple

NY Rangers Receive: D Justin Braun

Philadelphia Receives: 2023 3rd round selection

Minnesota Sends Kahkonen to San Jose

San Jose Receives: G Kaapo Kahkonen, 2022 5th round selection

Minnesota Receives: D Jacob Middleton

Chicago Deals the Flower to Minnesota

Minnesota Receives: G Marc-Andre Fleury (50% retained)

Chicago Receives: 2022 conditional 2nd round selection

*The conditions state that the pick will become a 1st round selection if Minnesota makes the conference finals, and Fleury wins at least four games in the first two rounds*

Washington, Johansson Reunite in Trade with Seattle

Washington Receives: F Marcus Johansson (50% retained)

Seattle Receives: F Daniel Sprong, 2022 4th round selection, 2023 6th round selection

Winnipeg Unloads Little’s Contract to Arizona

Arizona Receives: F Bryan Little, Rights to F Nathan Smith

Winnipeg Receives: 2022 4th round selection

Minnesota Trades Jack McBain’s Rights to Arizona

Arizona Receives: Rights to F Jack McBain

Minnesota Receives: 2022 2nd round selection (VAN)

Winnipeg Trades Beaulieu to Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Receives: D Nathan Beaulieu

Winnipeg Receives: 2022 conditional 7th round selection

*Conditions state that Winnipeg will receive the selection if the Penguins win three playoff series and Beaulieu plays in 50% of those games*

Winnipeg and Appleton Reunite in Trade with Seattle

Winnipeg Receives: F Mason Appleton

Seattle Receives: 2023 4th round selection

Nashville Adds Jeremy Lauzon from Seattle

Nashville Receives: D Jeremy Lauzon

Seattle Receives: 2022 2nd round selection

Dallas Adds Goalie Wedgewood from Arizona

Dallas Receives: G Scott Wedgewood

Arizona Receives: 2023 conditional 4th round selection

*Conditions state if Dallas makes the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the 4th round selection changes to a 2023 3rd round selection*

Ottawa Send Nick Paul Packing to Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Receives: F Nicholas Paul (44.5% retained)

Ottawa Receives: F Mathieu Joseph, 2024 4th round selection

Leafs Acquire Giordano, Blackwell from Seattle

Toronto Receives: D Mark Giordano (50% retained), F Colin Blackwell

Seattle Receives: 2022 2nd round selection, 2023 2nd round selection, 2024 3rd round selection

Toronto Trades Travis Dermott to Vancouver

Vancouver Receives: D Travis Dermott

Toronto Receives: 2022 3rd round selection (WPG)

Detroit Trades Stecher to Los Angeles

Los Angeles Receives: D Troy Stecher

Detroit Receives: 2022 7th round selection

Hamonic Heads to Canada’s Capital

Ottawa Receives: D Travis Hamonic

Vancouver Receives: 2022 3rd round selection (VAN)

Sabres Send Robert Hagg to Florida

Florida Receives: D Robert Hagg

Buffalo Receives: 2022 6th round selection

Flyers Trade Captain Giroux to Florida

Florida Receives: F Claude Giroux (50% retained), F German Rubtsov, F Connor Bunnaman, 2024 5th round selection

Philadelphia Receives: F Owen Tippett, 2023 3rd round selection, 2024 conditional 1st round selection

*If the 1st round selection is in the top-10, Philadelphia will receive their 2025 1st round selection*

Hampus Lindholm Goes to Bean Town in Blockbuster

Boston Receives: D Hampus Lindholm (50% retained), D Kodie Curran

Anaheim Receives: D John Moore, D Urho Vaakanainen, 2022 1st round selection, 2023 2nd round selection, 2024 2nd round selection

Nick Deslauriers to the North Star State

Minnesota Receives: F Nicolas Deslauriers

Anaheim Receives: 2023 3rd round selection

Hawks Deal Hagel to Tampa

Tampa Bay Receives: F Brandon Hagel, 2022 4th round selection, 2024 4th round selection

Chicago Receives: F Taylor Raddysh, F Boris Katchouk, 2023 conditional 1st round selection, 2024 conditional 1st round selection

*Both 1st round selections acquired by Chicago are top-10 protected*

Calle to Calgary

Calgary Receives: F Calle Jarnkrok (50% retained)

Seattle Receives: 2022 2nd round selection, 2023 3rd round selection, 2024 7th round selection

Chiarot Heads to Sunrise

Florida Receives: D Ben Chiarot (50% retained)

Montreal Receives: 2023 conditional 1st round selection, 2022 conditional 4th round selection (NYR), F Ty Smilanic

**The conditions for the 1st rounder states that the 2022 pick that was dealt is top 10 protected, the 2023 pick is dealt. In case of that pick being dealt, Florida will send their 2024 1st rounder**

**The conditions for the 4th round selection state that MTL will receive either New York’s pick, or Winnipeg’s pick, determined by which pick is lower**

Frank Vatrano is Big Apple Bound

New York (R) Receives: F Frank Vatrano

Florida Receives: 2022 conditional 4th round selection

**The conditions state that New York, who owns both their own 4th round selection, and Winnipeg’s 4th round selection, will transfer the lower of the picks to Florida**

Minnesota/Colorado Swap Young Forwards

Colorado Receives: F Nico Sturm

Minnesota Receives: F Tyson Jost

Josh Manson Heads to the Rocky Mountains

Colorado Receives: D Josh Manson (50% retained)

Anaheim Receives: 2023 2nd round selection, D Drew Helleson

TST NHL Trade Target List: Central Division

via Chase Agnello (Getty)

*Bolded = Traded*

Phil KesselRWARZ1 year
Johan LarssonFARZ1 year
Jay BeagleCARZ1 year
Liam O’BrienFARZ3 years
Riley NashFARZ1 year
Alex GalchenyukFARZ1 year
Travis BoydFARZ3 years
Lawson CrouseLWARZ1 year (RFA)
Jakob ChychrunDARZ4 years
Karel VejmelkaGARZ1 year (RFA)
Dylan StromeFCHI1 year (RFA)
Dominik KubalikFCHI1 year (RFA)
Brandon HagelWCHI3 years (RFA)
Ryan CarpenterFCHI1 year
Henrik BorgstromCCHI2 years (RFA)
Sam LaffertyFCHI1 year
Calvin De HaanDCHI1 year
Erik GustafssonDCHI1 year
Marc-Andre FleuryGCHI1 year
Tyson JostFCOL2 years (RFA)MIN
Justin BarronDCOL3 years (ELC)
Drew HellesonDCOL3 years (ELC)ANA
Michael RafflWDAL1 year
John KlingbergDDAL1 year
Braden HoltbyGDAL1 year
Victor RaskFMIN1 year
Paul StastnyFWPG1 year
Andrew CoppFWPG1 year
Brendan DillonDWPG3 years
Dylan DeMeloDWPG3 years
Nathan BeaulieuDWPG1 year

TST NHL Trade Target List: Pacific Division

Via Jason Franson

*Bolded = Traded, far right colum is destination*

Rickard RakellWANA1 year
Hampus LindholmDANA1 year
Maxime ComtoisFANA2 years (RFA)
Josh MansonDANA1 yearCOL
Dillon DubeWCGY3 years (RFA)
Ryan McLeodCEDM1 year (RFA)
Kailer YamamotoWEDM1 year (RFA)
Mikko KoskinenGEDM1 year
Andreas AthanasiouWLAK1 year
Tomas HertlFSJS1 year (8 YR EXT)
Nick BoninoCSJS2 years
Andrew CoglianoLWSJS1 year
Alexander BarabanovWSJS1 year
James ReimerGSJS2 years
Calle JarnkrokFSEA1 yearCGY
Marcus JohanssonFSEA1 year
Carson SoucyDSEA2 years
Mark GiordanoDSEA1 year
Brock BoeserRWVAN1 year (RFA)
JT MillerFVAN2 years
Conor GarlandWVAN5 years
Tanner PearsonLWVAN3 years
Tyler MotteWVAN1 year
Luke SchennDVAN2 years
Tyler MyersDVAN3 years
Jaroslav HalakGVAN1 year
Reilly SmithDVGK1 year

NHL Covid-Protocol List

A full list of all NHL players currently in the league’s COVID-19 protocol. The list is updated each day to also reflect which players were added and/or removed that day, along with the total number of players currently in protocol and the day’s net increase/decrease of individuals on the list. Players in red were added today.

Last updated: 1/30/22, 7:41 pm ET


Added today: Erik Haula (BOS), Rasmus Asplund (BUF), Matt Roy (LAK), Dylan Coghlan (VGK), Chandler Stephenson (VGK)

Removed today: D, Dysin Mayo (ARZ), Erik Brannstrom (OTT)

Player / TeamDate Added
F, Erik Haula (BOS)Jan 30
G, Michael Houser (BUF)Jan 28
F, Rasmus Asplund (BUF)Jan 29
D, Matt Roy (LAK)Jan 30
D, Jon Merrill (MIN)Jan 26
F, Nico Sturm (MIN)Jan 26
F, Eeli Tolvanen (NSH)Jan 22
F, Nikita Kucherov (TBL)Jan 25
F, Tanner Pearson (VAN)Jan 25
F, Chandler Stephenson (VGK)Jan 29
D, Dylan Coghlan (VGK)Jan 29
D, Michal Kempny (WSH)Jan 28
D, Josh Morrissey (WPG)Jan 25

2021 Pro Try-Out Tracker

Currently, there are 12 players remaining on PTO’s (professional tryout contracts) at NHL training camps.

Last updated: 10/11/21 @ 7:20pm ET

D, Ben HuttonANADemoted to AHL San Diego
F, Tobias ReiderANAReleased
F, Alex GalchenyukARZSigned one-year, $750K contract
D, Aaron NessBOSSigned with AHL Providence
F, Artem AnisimovCOLReleased
D, Jack JohnsonCOLSigned one-year, $750K contract
G, Jean-Francois BerubeCBJSigned to one-year, two-way contract
F, Bobby RyanDETReleased
F, Colton SceviourEDMTBD
D, Cody GoloubefMTLDemoted to AHL Laval
F, Frederik GauthierNJDSigned one-year, two-way contract
F, Mark JankowskiNJDReleased
F, Jimmy VeseyNJDSigned one-year, $800K contract
D, Tyler WotherspoonNJDTBD
G, Jon GilliesNYIDemoted to AHL Bridgeport
D, Erik GustafssonNYIReleased, signed with Blackhawks
F, Tyler EnnisOTTSigned one-year, $900K contract
D, Matt BartkowskiPITSigned with AHL Penguins
F, Brian BoylePITTBD
F, Scott WilsonSEASigned with AHL Charlotte
F, Michael FrolikSTLReleased
F, James NealSTLSigned one-year, $750K contract
F, Nikita GusevTORReleased
F, Joshua Ho-SangTORSigned with AHL Marlies
F, Alex ChiassonVANTBD
D, Ian McCoshenVGKDemoted to AHL Henderson

Major Milestones that NHLers can Accomplish in 2021-22

via John Locher (USA Today)

It’s interesting to see before the season starts which players will be honored when it comes to career achievements. This upcoming season, there is no shortage of milestones to be hit, from the games played to points, many NHLers are up and have a chance to put themselves in the record book.

Ryan Getzlaf, Nicklas Backstrom, Jason Spezza all Join 1,000 Point Club

Via Jeffery T. Barnes

It’s an exciting time when an NHLer joins the 1,000 point club. The last player to do so was Los Angeles Kings forward Anze Kopitar, who did so on the fifth-to-last game of the Kings’ season. This season, there are three players who can realistically hit the mark. The closest player to the achievement is Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf who’s 18 points away. Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom is only 20 points away from 1,000, and Jason Spezza of the Toronto Maple Leafs is 30 points away. We had trouble thinking if Spezza had a 30 point season in him, but considering he put up that total in only 54 games, we have faith in him. Patrice Bergeron needs 83 points for 1,000 but we don’t think he hits it this season, but absolutely next year.

Marc-Andre Fleury Wins 500 Games

Via NHL.com

It’s easy to say simply that it isn’t often when a goalie in the National Hockey League wins 500 games. In fact, there are only two other goalies who’ve accomplished such a feat. You don’t have to be a complete hockey nerd to guess that it’s Martin Brodeur with 691 and Patrick Roy with 551. Safe to say Marc-Andre Fleury will be joining some elite company. After being dealt from the Vegas Golden Knights to the Chicago Blackhawks, Fleury pondered the idea of retirement. After deciding not to, he’s on milestone watch. He sits on 492 wins, needing only eight more until the big 500. This is a very doable milestone, barring covid issues or injuries. It’s a question exactly how many wins Chicago will get this year, but we’re sure the Flower will contribute to at least eight of them.

Carey Price Earns 50th Shutout

May 22, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) takes pucks during the warm-up in game two of the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

This achievement may not be as big on the all time ranks as some of the others, but this is still big, considering the caliber of teams he’s played for. Carey Price has been a dominant goalie in the NHL for some time since being drafted fifth overall back in 2005. Since then, he’s played in over 700 games, and won 360 of them. In the 2014-15 season, he nearly swept the awards ceremony winning the Hart, Vezina, Ted Lindsay, and William M. Jennings. At the age of 34, Price has shown that he still has fight in him, leading the Canadiens to the Stanley Cup Final, but losing to the Tampa Bay Lightning in five games. However, this season he has a chance to secure his 50th career regular season shutout. Price only needs one shutout to hit that feat, which is very easy for someone at his caliber to do so.

Jakub Voracek, Blake Wheeler, Evgeni Malkin, Andy Greene Among those who play 1,000th game

Via Nick Wass

There are many talented players here up for the 1,000 games played mark. Players such as Blake Wheeler, Jakub Voracek, Mark Giordano, Claude Giroux, and Evgeni Malkin all could hit 1,000 games played this year. The closest player to the feat is New York Islanders defender Andy Greene, who only needs 12 more games to reach 1,000. Any of these players who reach 1,000 games will receive a Silver Stick presented by the NHL. There is a possibility 17 different players hit the mark.

NamePositionTeamGames Needed for 1,000
Andy GreeneDefenderNew York Islanders12
Braydon CoburnDefenderUFA17
Blake WheelerWingerWinnipeg Jets19
Loui ErikssonWingerArizona Coyotes23
Drew Doughty DefenderLos Angeles Kings25
Jakub VoracekWingerColumbus Blue Jackets32
Nick FolingoForwardBoston Bruins43
Jack JohnsonDefenderUFA50
Mark GiordanoDefenderSeattle Kraken51
Marc StaalDefenderDetroit Red Wings52
Wayne SimmondsWingerToronto Maple Leafs53
Claude GirouxForwardPhiladelphia Flyers57
Evgeni MalkinCenterPittsburgh Penguins60
Frans NielsenForwardDetroit Red Wings75
Alexander EdlerDefenderLos Angeles Kings75
Alex GoligoskiDefenderMinnesota Wild76
Josh BaileyWingerNew York Islanders81
David Backes needed 35 more games, and David Krejci needed 38 more before announcing retirement

2021 Non-Qualified RFAs List

This is a list of all RFA players that did NOT receive a qualifying offer (QO) before the July 26, 5:00pm ET deadline. These players will all either: a) re-sign at smaller cap hits or most likely b) become unrestricted free agents on July 28 at Noon ET. This list will be updated as each team releases their qualifying offer updates.

Each player listed includes a link to their puckpedia.com profile / player page.

Anaheim Ducks

F, Danton Heinen

Arizona Coyotes

F, Frederik Gauthier

F, John Hayden

F, Dryden Hunt

F, Nate Sucese

Boston Bruins

F, Ondrej Kase

F, Robert Lantosi

F, Nick Ritchie

Buffalo Sabres

F, Lawson DiPietro

G, Stefanos Lekkas

Calgary Flames

F, Dominik Simon

G, Artyom Zagidulin

Carolina Hurricanes

G, Jeremy Helvig

Chicago Blackhawks

F, Josh Dickinson

F, David Kampf

F, Pius Suter

Colorado Avalanche

F, Travis Barron

F, Ty Lewis

G, Peyton Jones

G, Adam Werner

Columbus Blue Jackets

F, Cliff Pu

F, Kole Sherwood

Dallas Stars

D, Julius Honka

Detroit Red Wings

F, Mathias Brome

F, Evgeny Svechnikov

F, Hayden Verbeek

D, Christian Djoos

Edmonton Oilers

F, Dominik Kahun

F, Jujhar Khaira

D, Theodor Lennstrom

Florida Panthers

F, Patrick Bajkov

F, Brad Morrison

F, Lucas Wallmark

D, Jake Massie

D, Alec Rouhouser

G, Ryan Bednard

Los Angeles Kings

F, Mikey Eyssimont

F, Matt Luff

F, Drake Rymsha

F, Tyler Steenbergen

Minnesota Wild

F, Dmitry Sokolov

Montreal Canadiens

F, Joseph Blandisi

F, Jake Lucchini

Nashville Predators

F, Lukas Craggs

F, Josh Wilkins

New Jersey Devils

F, Brandon Gignac

D, David Quenneville

D, Colby Sissons

G, Evan Cormier

New York Islanders

F, Bobo Carpenter

F, Michael Dal Colle

F, Dmytro Timashov

New York Rangers

F, Gabriel Fontaine

F, Patrick Newell

D, Brandon Crawley

D, Yegor Rykov

Ottawa Senators

F, Michael Amadio

F, JC Beaudin

F, Jonathan Davidsson

F, Jack Kopacka

F, Zach Magwood

D, Brandon Fortunato

G, Marcus Hogberg

Philadelphia Flyers

F, Pascal Laberge

Pittsburgh Penguins

F, Mark Jankowski

F, Sam Miletic

D, Jesper Lindgren

G, Emil Larmi

San Jose Sharks

F, Ryan Donato

F, Nick Merkley

Seattle Kraken


St. Louis Blues

F, Jacob de la Rose

F, Erik Foley

F, Evan Polei

G, Evan Fitzpatrick

Tampa Bay Lightning

F, Ryan Lohin

Toronto Maple Leafs

F, Nic Petan

G, Veini Vehvilainen

Vancouver Canucks

F, Jayce Hawryluk

F, Marc Michaelis

F, Petrus Palmu

D, Mitch Eliot

G, Jake Kielly

Vegas Golden Knights


Washington Capitals


Winnipeg Jets

F, Marko Dano

F, Skyler McKenzie

D, Luke Green

G, Kole Kehler

Seattle Expansion Tracker – The Scoring Touch

Via Sergei Belski

The Seattle Kraken get to choose one player from each NHL team with the Vegas Golden Knights being exempt.

**This list will be updated through the draft**

Anaheim DucksHayden FleuryDNoYes
Arizona CoyotesTyler PitlickWNoYes
Boston BruinsJeremy LauzonDNoYes
Buffalo SabresWilliam BorgenDNoYes
Calgary FlamesMark GiordanoDNoYes
Carolina HurricanesMorgan GeekieWNoYes
Chicago BlackhawksJohn QuennvilleFNoYes
Colorado AvalancheJoonas DonskoiWNoYes
Columbus Blue JacketsGavin BayreutherDNoYes
Dallas StarsJamie OleksiakDNoYes
Detroit Red WingsDennis CholowskiDNoYes
Edmonton OilersAdam LarssonDNoYes
Florida PanthersChris DreigerGNoYes
Los Angeles KingsKurtis MacDermidDNoYes
Minnesota WildCarson SoucyDNoYes
Montreal CanadiensCale FleuryDNoYes
Nashville PredatorsCalle JarnkrokWNoYes
New Jersey DevilsNate BastianWNoYes
New York IslandersJordan EberleWNoYes
New York RangersColin BlackwellFNoYes
Ottawa SenatorsJoey DaccordGNoYes
Philadelphia FlyersCarsen TwarynskiWNoYes
Pittsburgh PenguinsBrendan TanevWNoYes
San Jose SharksAlex TrueFNoYes
St. Louis BluesVince DunnDNoYes
Tampa Bay LightningYanni GourdeWNoYes
Toronto Maple LeafsJared McCannFNoYes
Vancouver CanucksKole LindWNoYes
Washington CapitalsVitek VanacekGNoYes
Winnipeg JetsMason AppletonWNoYes
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