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2:39 PM ET ESPN News Services Edmonton’s Mike Green, Boston’s Steven Kampfer, Vancouver’s Sven Baertschi, Dallas’ Roman Polak and Montreal’s Karl Alzner on Saturday joined the list of players who won’t be reporting to training camp for the resumption of the NHL season. In the aftermath of a deal being struck to resume the season
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2:39 PM ET ESPN News Services Dallas Stars defenseman Roman Polak and Vancouver Canucks forward Sven Baertschi on Saturday joined the list of players who won’t be reporting to training camp for the resumption of the NHL season. Baertschi, who has spent much of this season in the minors and is under contract through 2020-21,
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12:10 PM ET ESPN News Services Captain Steven Stamkos will be limited at the start of Tampa Bay Lightning training camp because of a new lower-body injury, general manager Julien BriseBois announced Saturday. Stamkos, 30, had fully recovered from core muscle surgery in early March but was injured again during voluntary workouts. He is expected
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12:19 AM ET Flames defenseman Travis Hamonic became the first NHL player to opt out of this summer’s restart. Calgary GM Brad Treliving announced Hamonic’s decision Friday night, just hours after the NHL and NHLPA officially agreed to move forward with a 24-team tournament, scheduled to begin Aug. 1. “Earlier this evening Travis called me
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7:11 PM ET The NHLPA and the NHL Board of Governors have approved a package that not only will allow the league to restart this summer, but also includes a four-year CBA extension, sources told ESPN on Friday. The NHLPA on Wednesday had started a full membership vote on both return to play and the
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11:34 AM ET ESPN News Services The New Jersey Devils have hired veteran coach Lindy Ruff as coach of one of the NHL’s youngest teams and removed the interim tag off Tom Fitzgerald’s title as general manager. The Devils have scheduled a 1 p.m. ET conference call. Ruff has been an assistant coach with the
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8:35 PM ET The NHL is targeting Dec. 1 as the start of the 2020-21 season, according to a memorandum of understanding obtained by ESPN that is being voted on by NHL players. The league’s board of governors also must approve it. The NHL Players’ Association on Wednesday began a full membership vote on a
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3:50 PM ET Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres dropped their lawsuit against the federal government after immigration officials reversed course by approving the team’s strength and conditioning coach’s petition for a green card. “The matter has been resolved amicably between both parties,” with Ed Gannon receiving approval for an EB-1 visa, the
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1:12 PM ET Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. — Oliver Ekman-Larsson had knee surgery last summer, fully expecting it to help him have a healthy 2019-20 season. The Arizona Coyotes captain instead played with lingering pain, never able to fully recover. The NHL’s shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic was a huge letdown, but it at
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9:33 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks say they will continue to use their team name because it honors a Native American leader who has been an inspiration to generations. “The Chicago Blackhawks name and logo symbolizes an important and historic person, Black Hawk of Illinois’ Sac & Fox Nation, whose leadership
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5:22 PM ET Associated Press International Ice Hockey Federation chief Rene’ Fasel is encouraged after learning the NHL’s pending labor deal opens the possibility of the world’s best players returning to the Olympics. Aside from the uncertainty raised by the coronavirus pandemic, Fasel told The Associated Press he doesn’t foresee any major stumbling blocks that
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7:00 AM ET The NHL’s 24-team tournament this summer promises to be one of the most unpredictable — if not fascinating — postseasons for hockey ever. The paused season due to the coronavirus pandemic provided significant extra time for injured stars to mend, and there are a number of intriguing lineup decisions that could have
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6:04 PM ET Associated Press The National Hockey League and NHL Players’ Association have reached a tentative agreement to return to play this season and extend their collective bargaining agreement. 1 Related The four-year extension of the CBA finalized Monday coupled with the sides’ agreement on protocols for training camps and games paves the way
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11:19 AM ET Of the 396 NHL players who have reported to their teams for optional training since June 8, 23 have tested positive for the coronavirus, the league announced in a statement on Monday. The league says it is aware of 12 additional positive cases among NHL players in that span. The NHL says
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