Penguins trade for Barber, Varone

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forwards Riley Barber and Phil Varone from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for forwards Joseph Blandisi and Jake Lucchini.

Evans’s NHL debut was a family affair

Jake Evans’s parents and brother were able to book last-minute flights from three different cities in order to watch him play first game with the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday.

Burrows continuing to evolve as coach

For most of his playing career, Alex Burrows was an irritant. Now an assistant coach with the Laval Rocket, he sees a little of himself in the drive and devotion that today’s young players have for the game.

AHL announces suspension

Laval Rocket forward Michael Pezzetta has been suspended for one (1) game as a consequence of an illegal check to the head of an opponent in a game at Syracuse on Dec. 6.