By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports
The Stanley Cup playoffs are fast approaching with less than two weeks remaining in the regular season, and the postseason field is starting to take shape. The Philadelphia Flyers can gain sole possession of the final Eastern Conference wild-card spot by recording at least one point against the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.
Check out the latest NHL news and rumors below.
• Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith was ejected from his team’s loss to the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night after swinging his stick and striking the face of forward Charlie Coyle, and has been suspended indefinitely, reports ESPN.
• Florida Panthers forward Vincent Trocheck will undergo an MRI on a potentially broken foot he sustained in his team’s 5–2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night, reports the Miami Herald’s George Richards.
• The Philadelphia Flyers announced they are bringing in veteran goalie Ray Emery for a tryout.
• Harvard’s Jimmy Vesey told the Nashville Predators before the trade deadline that he would not sign with the team, reports ESPN’s Joe McDonald. This disputes general manager David Poile’s claims that Vesey told him he could sign upon the conclusion of Harvard’s season
• St. Louis Blues forward Robby Fabbri is listed as day-to-day with a left leg injury he sustained in his team’s win over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Jeremy Rutherford.
• NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and Arizona Coyotes President Anthony Leblanc met with potential stakeholders to discuss getting a new arena for the team, reports Arizona Sports’ Craig Morgan.
• The revenge porn charges against Blackhawks prospect Garret Ross have been dropped and he has been reinstated to the Rockford IceHogs, the team’s AHL affiliate, reports the Associated Press.