The best current articles on the topic Hockey in USA Hockey 144 144 Logo Corey Crawford Injury: Updates on Blackhawks Star's Status and Return Corey Crawford has played quite well to start the season for the . Unfortunately, he'll be a man on the bench on Tuesday evening as he's currently dealing with an injury. The team's official Twitter account provided the update: Crawford has indeed started rather strongly, with a 3-0-1 record, a 1.66 goals-against average and a.926 save percentage. He's allowed just six goals in regulation,... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:45:40 GMT Penguins' Sidney Crosby Records 500th Assist of Career Pittsburgh Penguins center became the sixth-fastest player to 500 assists in history, reaching the mark in his 554th career game Saturday against the New York Islanders, per Elias Sports Bureau (via ). Crosby entered the game with 498 career assists, having already piled up four goals and three assists through the first three games of the season. He failed to find the net for the first time all... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 03:44:43 GMT Ryan Callahan Injury: Updates on Lightning Star's Lower Body and Return The Tampa Bay Lightning lost veteran forward to an injury Monday night in the team's 3-2 loss to the Edmonton Oilers. Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times broke the news on Twitter: Callahan, who spent most of his first eight years in the league with the New York Rangers, had scored three goals and two assists entering Monday in five games of work. After a trade sent Callahan to Tampa Bay, he... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:12:38 GMT Dave Lozo's Bag Skate: Is the NHL Too Lax on Suspensions This Season? The first puck of 2014-15 was dropped Sept. 21, a preseason game between the Blue Jackets and Hurricanes in Carolina. There have been 181 contests in all played between the exhibition schedule and regular season, and there have been zero suspensions for on-ice infractions handed down by the NHL's Department of Player Safety. Zero. In 181 games. It's clear that NHL players have cleaned up their... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:02:28 GMT Center Riley Nash Thriving in Larger Role on Carolina Hurricanes in 2014-15 Injuries to Eric and Jordan Staal have left the woefully undermanned at center and contributed to the team's disappointing 0-2-2 start. The gaping hole in the depth chart, however, has provided 25-year-old center with a splendid opportunity to perform in a high-responsibility role. So far, he's performed at a higher level than ever seen before. Nash has scored three points in four games in... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:08:07 GMT Showdown with Canadiens Will Be Measuring Stick for Detroit Red Wings' Depth The are set to take on the Montreal Canadiens Tuesday night at the historic Bell Centre in Montreal, and the Original Six matchup pits two teams heading in completely different directions. On one hand you have a team that is on the rise up. A team that made it to the Eastern Conference Final last season and a franchise who is being picked to compete for the Stanley Cup this season. On the other... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:02:57 GMT NHL Rumors: Latest Trade Buzz Surrounding Brayden Schenn, Chris Stewart and More Though the 2014-15 season is only two weeks old, the relatively stratified nature of the league means that some teams are already established sellers on the trade market. The actual trade deadline sits months away, likely demurring any immediate activity, but seeds are already being planted for potential deals. Teams in the middle are more likely to consider a wider range of possibilities at... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:00:01 GMT Biggest Takeaways for the Toronto Maple Leafs After Home-and-Home with Detroit Fans of the and the were treated to some hard-hitting, high-speed hockey over the weekend. While Friday night's game wasn't really close, the Saturday night game in Detroit was great. Both teams were well represented by their fans. Joe Louis Arena was rocking all night. Despite the 1-0 score, both teams created scoring chances throughout. The would do well to schedule more of these... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:39:33 GMT