Blueshirts Acquire Skelleftea’s Oscar Lindberg from Coyotes For Werek

The New York Rangers made a deal on Sunday afternoon as they acquired forward Oscar Lindberg from the Phoenix Coyotes in exchange for Ethan Werek. Lindberg, 19, skated in 41 games with Skelleftea in the Swedish Elite League this season, tallying 5 goals and 9 assists, along with 31 penalty minutes. He also appeared in

Tale of Two Goalies, Pekka Rinne Wins

It was a tale of two goalies at Arena on Tuesday night. Both Ilya Bryzgalov and Pekka Rinne came in riding hot streaks, but only one showed up for Tuesday’s contest between the Phoenix Coyotes and the Nashville Predators. Now the Preds are not, by any means, an offensive team. They rank highly in

Brodeur, Kovalchuk help Devils blank Coyotes

A rousing game from Ilya Kovalchuk and a perfect night from Martin Brodeur propelled the Devils back into the wins column in a big way. Kovalchuk notched his first two-goal game as a Devil, and Brodeur made 29 saves for career shutout No. 113 in Wednesday’s 3-0 triumph over visiting Phoenix. The Devils (9-19-2) snapped


Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the team has selected right wing Philip Lane with the 52nd overall pick and center Oscar Lindberg with the 57th overall pick in the second round of the 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. In addition, the Coyotes selected goaltender

THN at the NHL Draft: Strong selection of Swedish players in Round 2

In the 2009 draft, seven elite players were taken from Sweden in the opening round: Victor Hedman, Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson, David Rundblad, Jacob Josefson, Tim Erixon and Marcus Johansson. But in 2010, the Swedes were shutout of the opening round. Not that it’s a cause for concern: On Day 2 six players were plucked