Buzz: Ekblad could return for Panthers for Game 1 against Capitals

Buzz: Ekblad could return for Panthers for Game 1 against Capitals

Florida Panthers Aaron Ekblad could be back in the lineup when the Panthers host the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round on Tuesday (7:30 pm ET; ESPN2, SN360, TVAS2, BSFL, NBCSWA). The defenseman was a full participant at practice Sunday after he missed the final 21 games of the regular … Read more

NHL Buzz: Draisaitl expected to return for Oilers

NHL Buzz: Draisaitl expected to return for Oilers

Edmonton Oilers Leon Draisaitl is expected to return for the Oilers against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday (10:30 pm ET; SN1, BSSC, ESPN+, NHL LIVE). The forward did not play in a 2-1 overtime win at the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday because of a lower-body injury. Draisaitl participated in the morning skate and … Read more

NHL Buzz: Connor, Schmidt back for Jets against Red Wings

NHL Buzz: Connor, Schmidt back for Jets against Red Wings

Winnipeg Jets Kyle Connor and Nate Schmidt will return for the Jets on Wednesday after missing three games while in NHL COVID-19 protocol. Connor, a forward, and Schmidt, a defenseman, each tested positive March 30 and had to quarantine for five days. The Jets were 1-2-0 without them. Connor leads the Jets with 41 goals … Read more

NHL Buzz: Muzzin could play for Maple Leafs against Panthers

NHL Buzz: Muzzin could play for Maple Leafs against Panthers

Toronto Maple Leafs Jake Muzzin could play when the Maple Leafs visit the Florida Panthers on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; TVAS, BSFL, TSN4, ESPN+, NHL LIVE), coach Sheldon Keefe said Monday before a 6-2 win at the Tampa Bay Lightning. The defenseman has missed 20 games because of a concussion. He practiced Sunday. Muzzin has … Read more

NHL Buzz: MacKinnon back for Avalanche against Sharks

NHL Buzz: MacKinnon back for Avalanche against Sharks

Welcome to the NHL Buzz. Throughout the 2021-22 season, NHL.com will have you covered with the latest news. Colorado Avalanche Nathan MacKinnon played for the Avalanche against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday. MacKinnon did not play in a 2-1 win against the Calgary Flames on Tuesday because of an upper-body injury that Colorado coach … Read more