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NHL Information: Kivlenieks, Kotkaniemi, Killorn, Dansk and Johns

Kivlenieks dies in freak accident

Brian Hedger: Columbus Blue Jackets 24-year previous goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks died from a “fireworks mortar blast chest trauma” in line with the post-mortem carried out by the Oakland County medical expert.

Jarmo Kekalainen: “Life is so treasured and will be so fragile. Hug your family members as we speak. RIP Matiss, you may be dearly missed.”

Canadiens make some lineup modifications

Alexandre Gascon: Montreal Canadiens strains at their morning skate.


John Lu: Canadiens Dominique Ducharme: “It’s nothing towards (Kotkaniemi) or anything however we’ve got depth and we’ve got choices.”

John Lu: Ducharme: “Once more, it’s not punishment… generally as a hockey participant you face these moments,” including “He’s a great group man and understands the scenario though no person needs to take a seat.”

Eric Engels: Ducharme: “First, we needed to place Evans with Byron and Lehkonen and didn’t need to undo our duos of Danault-Gallagher, Caufield-Suzuki and the fourth line. On D, we needed to usher in extra dynamic skaters in Romanov and Kulak.”

Eric Engels: “This must cease. Severely. Nobody hates Kotkaniemi. Ducharme is placing Evans with Byron and Lehkonen and certain utilizing them as a shutdown line. He’s transferring Toffoli with Danault and Gallagher for offence and transferring Anderson with Caufield and Suzuki for sustained stress.”

Eric Engels: “Anyway… I’m not advocating the transfer. Simply explaining it. Nevertheless it has nothing to do with like or dislike.”

GTD for Killorn

Chris Johnston: Tampa Bay Lightning ahead Alex Killorn was on the ice for his or her morning skate and shall be a game-time choice.

Coach Jon Cooper: “he’s undoubtedly inching his means nearer.

Dansk indicators within the KHL

Ben Gotz: Vegas Golden Knights UFA goaltender Oskar Dansk signal a two-year cope with Spartak of the KHL.

Loads of coaches accessible for midseason modifications

Luke Fox of Sportsnet: If a group is trying to make a training midseason subsequent 12 months there are quite a few acquainted names nonetheless accessible: Rick Tocchet, John Tortorella, Claude Julien, Bruce Boudreau, David Quinn, and Mike Babcock.

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