Second half of the season is underway as another Monday rolls around again. It’s a holiday Monday here in the United States. Here is the top hockey news for Monday, January 15. Today’s stories feature Jack Johnson requesting a trade, a scary moment in Montreal, Mathew Barzal record night, a disturbing trend amongst hockey players, battle of top two picks in New Jersey, Jaromir Jagr placed on injured reserve, and the bye week comes at the right time for one team.
Top hockey news for Monday, January 15
As the Columbus Blue Jackets continue to struggle on the ice, news comes out of player wanting a trade. Jack Johnson, a key player on the Blue Jackets blue line, has requested a trade due to a diminishing role this season.
For those in attendance at the Bell Centre Saturday night there was a moment that took your breath away. Canadiens forward Philip Danault took a slap shot to the head and was taken off the ice. Good news is he was released from the hospital yesterday.
Mathew Barzal records a career high five point night as the Islanders rout the Rangers at Madison Square Garden.
The most disturbing trent amongst hockey players may not be concussions, it actually is emergence of blood clots.
It will be the first many battles as Nico Hischier and Nolan Patrick battle for the first time since being drafted one-two in 2017 NHL Draft.
Fans of sports never like to see an athlete go out not on their own terms. For Jaromir Jagr, he was placed on injured reserve by the Flames as he recovers from injuries.
With the injury to defenseman Victor Hedman, the mandatory bye week comes at a great time for the Tampa Bay Lightning.