NHL

3:55 PM ET Columbus Blue Jackets center Pierre-Luc Dubois has requested a trade from the team, which is why interest around the league was piqued when he didn’t take a regular shift during the second period of the team’s 3-2 win over Detroit on Monday afternoon. Coach John Tortorella denied he “benched” the 22-year-old scorer.
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11:32 AM ET Associated Press The hockey world championships were pulled from Belarus on Monday following pressure from opposition groups and a threatened boycott by sponsors. The International Ice Hockey Federation cited safety concerns and said it will seek a new country to co-host the tournament with Latvia or host it on its own. Criticism
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11:02 PM ET Florida Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle scored his 100th career goal and kept his consecutive games streak alive in their season-opening win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday, just days after it appeared he might be a healthy scratch. Yandle scored the second goal in the Panthers’ 5-2 home victory over the Blackhawks,
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5:00 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jared McCann has been fined $10,000 for elbowing Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Travis Sanheim, the NHL announced Saturday. The incident occurred at 14:32 of the second period of Friday’s game in Philadelphia. McCann was assessed a minor penalty for elbowing. The fine is the maximum
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3:04 AM ET ESPN News Services St. Louis Blues captain Ryan O’Reilly was critical of his team’s effort in Friday night’s 8-0 loss to the Colorado Avalanche, saying that the Blues “embarrassed ourselves” in the second game of the season. “That was very disappointing,” O’Reilly said. “We came into the game and you could just
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8:03 PM ET The Ottawa Senators honored the memory of celebrity fan and “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek, who died last November, with a moment of silence before their season-opening game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday night. Trebek, 80, died on Nov. 8, almost two years after revealing he had pancreatic cancer. He surprised
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4:56 PM ET The Dallas Stars will open their season Jan. 22 against the Nashville Predators after their first four games had to be rescheduled due to a COVID-19 outbreak on the team. In training camp, 17 members of the Stars tested positive for COVID-19, which forced the team to shut down its facilities for
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9:12 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — St. Louis Blues forward Sammy Blais was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL on Thursday for an illegal check to the head of Colorado Avalanche defenseman Devon Toews. Blais received a minor penalty for elbowing in the first-period incident in the Blues’ 4-1 victory
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1:13 PM ET The Chicago Blackhawks have placed captain Jonathan Toews and young center Kirby Dach on long-term injured reserve. The move means that each player must miss at least 10 games and 24 days. The Blackhawks also gain some financial flexibility to go over the salary cap while the players are out. Toews announced
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9:43 AM ET Everything you’re about to read can change in a cough. That’s the reality of the 2021 NHL season, which is being played inside (mostly) empty arenas during the COVID-19 pandemic. The league released the names of 27 players who began the season with a “COVID Protocol Related Absence,” and that’s not including
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7:00 AM ET The 2021 NHL season is here! After awarding the Stanley Cup in September following a most unusual 2019-20 season, we’re back on the ice again. Four new divisions, 56-game schedules and, most importantly, 116 consecutive nights of NHL games, beginning Wednesday. For our first week of power rankings, we offer a reason
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7:21 PM ET The NHL announced that 27 players had confirmed positive COVID-19 tests during training camps, which concluded Tuesday. Of those players, 17 were members of the Dallas Stars, who shut down their training facilities last Friday after an outbreak. Dallas’ first three games — at Florida on Thursday and Friday and at Tampa
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