Good morning, my name is Andrew Fantucchio. It’s Wednesday, November 29, and here’s what’s happening around the NHL today.
Red Wings Sign Patrick Kane:
Yesterday’s edition of NHL Today originally featured a section on the latest rumors surrounding Patrick Kane.
As soon as it was published, rumors turned into concrete facts as Kane signed with the Detroit Red Wings.
Kane had sat on the open market, weighing his options while recovering from hip resurfacing surgery. Several teams were reportedly interested in the future Hall of Famer, but one that kept getting mentioned verbatim was the Red Wings.
Detroit is already making some noise in the Eastern Conference, and the addition of Kane is a sign that Red Wings management believes in the team. Now that they have Kane back with Alex DeBrincat, the Red Wings have quickly become the most intriguing team in the NHL.
Blackhawks Terminate Corey Perry, Trade For Beauvillier:
As if the day couldn’t get any worse for Chicago Blackhawks fans.
After an internal investigation, the Blackhawks placed Corey Perry on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract.
From the Blackhawk’s official statement:
“The Chicago Blackhawks have determined that Corey Perry has engaged in conduct that is unacceptable, and in violation both of the terms of his Standard Player’s Contract and the Blackhawks’ internal policies intended to promote professional and safe work environments.”
Blackhawks GM Kyle Davidson would not disclose details of the incident involving Perry but did put to rest a false online rumor that it involved an affair with the mother of Connor Bedard.
Suddenly in need of a forward, the Blackhawks acquired former New York Islander Anthony Beauvillier from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for a 2024 fifth-round draft pick.
Islanders Relapse In Loss To Devils:
The New York Islanders lost last night after entering the third period with a lead. How many times has that been said this year? Nine, to be exact.
The loss felt all the more like a gut punch because it seemed the Islanders had finally recovered from their late-game struggles. Turns out not, as they relapsed against the New Jersey Devils.
Devils: 5, Islanders: 4
Maple Leafs: 2, Panthers: 1 (SO)
Hurricanes: 4, Flyers: 1
Wild: 3, Blues: 1
Predators: 3, Penguins: 2 (SO)
Stars: 2, Jets: 0
Blackhawks: 4, Kraken: 3
Coyotes: 3, Lightning: 1
Oilers: 5, Golden Knights: 4 (SO)
All Times EST
Montreal Canadiens vs. Columbus Blue Jackets, 7 p.m.
Detroit Red Wings vs. New York Rangers, 7:30 p.m.
Washington Capitals vs. Los Angeles Kings, 10:30 p.m.
More From National Hockey Now:
Carolina: The Carolina Hurricanes have a winning streak on their hands.
New Jersey: The New Jersey Devils are already banged up enough as they add Dougie Hamilton to their long list of injuries.
Philadelphia: The Philadelphia Flyers will be without Noah Cates for the foreseeable future.
Pittsburgh: Players and coaches of the Pittsburgh Penguins were outraged by a missed call that doomed them in overtime.
Boston: Sources say the Boston Bruins have their eyes set on trading for a defenseman.
Detroit: With Patrick Kane coming to town, Detroit Red Wings forward Daniel Sprong is happily giving up wearing the No. 88.
Florida: The primary objective of Florida Panthers Bill Zito is to keep Sam Reinhart in Sunrise.
Montreal: With his playing days over, Carey Price is helping mentor the next crop of NHL stars.
Nashville: The mood was much lighter in the locker room of the Nashville Predators than it was in their opponent’s.
Vegas: A third period comeback fell short as the Vegas Golden Knights lost in a shootout.