- The Toronto Maple Leafs will be without their top defenceman for the next couple of games. Dion Phaneuf was suspended two games following his phone hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety for a hit from behind on Boston Bruins defenceman Kevan Miller on Sunday.
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- A person familiar with the talks says the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to acquire outfielder Mark Trumbo from the Anaheim Angels as part of a three-team trade that also includes the Chicago White Sox. Pitcher Hector Santiago is moving from the White Sox to the Angels and outfielder Adam Eaton from Diamondbacks to Chicago.
- Tonight will be new territory for Jarome Iginla. The 36-year-old returns to Calgary to face the only NHL team he played for over 16 seasons when the Boston Bruins take on the Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. You can watch the game live in the second half of the NHL on TSN's doubleheader at 9:30pm et/6:30pm pt immediately following the first game between the Montreal Canadiens and Los Angeles Kings.
- Four years ago Drew Doughty appeared to be on the outside looking in for the Canada's Olympic team. Doughty played his way on the team and P.K. Subban looks do the same this season. The two will meet tonight when the Los Angeles Kings play the Montreal Canadiens. You can watch the game live in the first half of the NHL on TSN's doubleheader at 7pm et/4pm pt and listen to it on TSN Radio 690.
- The Chicago Blackhawks will be forced to rely on their backup goaltenders for the next three weeks. Blackhawks coach Joe Quenneville announced Tuesday that goaltender Corey Crawford will miss three weeks with a groin injury.
- Marc Staal is out indefinitely with a concussion, New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault confirmed on Tuesday. Staal has a history with concussions and missed 36 games of the 2011-2012 after sustaining a concussion late in the 2010-2011 season.
- The Alumni Showdown between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs on New Year's Eve now has some added star power. Former Red Wings captain and current Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman has added his name to the list of players taking to the ice in the exhibition game at Comerica Park in Detroit.
- Saskatchewan Roughriders RB Kory Sheets could be heading south for next year. The Grey Cup MVP and pending free agent confirmed he will work out for the Indianapolis Colts next week.
- It appears free agent outfielder and former Blue Jay Rajai Davis is headed to Motown. Sources tell Jon Morosi of Fox Sports Davis has agreed to terms on a two-year deal worth up to $10 million dollars with the Detroit Tigers.
- The Winnipeg Jets are on a roll as they host the slumping St. Louis Blues at the MTS Centre tonight. Viewers in the Jets region can watch the game on TSN Jets at 6:30pm ct/7:30pm et. The game is also available on TSN Radio 1290 in Winnipeg at 7pm ct.
- Winnipeg will most likely host a Heritage Classic soon, though NHL commissioner Gary Bettman sought to clarify that it has not been promised to the Jets for the 2015-16 season. The Winnipeg Free Press reported that the Jets will have a future game at Investors Group Field, and that chairman Mark Chipman wants to hold it in 2016.
- The Ottawa Senators will try to record consecutive wins for the first time in over a month when they visit the lowly Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday for the opener of a home-and-home series. The Senators halted a two-game slide with Monday's shootout decision against visiting Philadelphia.
- The Oilers have been idle since a 2-1 overtime setback to the Calgary Flames on Saturday. Edmonton salvaged a point and prevented a shutout loss of its own when Taylor Hall scored with 10.3 seconds left in regulation. The Oilers and 'Canes have split their last six meetings in Edmonton. Carolina picked up a 5-3 victory in the most recent encounter there on Dec. 7, 2011, its second straight win in the series.
- The U.S. and Canada share more than the longest undefended border in the world. We share a love of contemporary music. Therefore, Jay Onrait's move to FOX Sports 1 will not deter him nor TSN's Dave Hodge from counting down their Top 20 Albums of the Year.
- The Canadian Olympic management team met Saturday and Sunday in California to further analyze Canada's list of players vying for a spot on the 2014 Olympic team. Steve Yzerman and company are guarding the specifics of their discussions, however, it's believed P.K. Subban's stock is on the rise. TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger has more in the Dreger Report.