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12:30 AM ET Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — Sabres captain Jack Eichel will travel to Buffalo for his pre-training camp physical this week amid questions of whether he’ll be cleared to play, and his future with the team in limbo, a person with direct knowledge of the player’s plans told The Associated Press on Saturday.
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5:57 PM ET With training camp on the horizon, the Edmonton Oilers shored up some depth at the forward position Saturday, agreeing to terms with right wing Kailer Yamamoto on a one-year contract extension. The deal carries an average annual value of $1.175 million for the 22-year-old who had eight goals and 21 points in
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12:30 PM ET Defenseman Zdeno Chara has signed a one-year contract with the New York Islanders for his 24th NHL season, rejoining the organization that originally drafted him in 1996. Chara, 44, played last season with the Washington Capitals, appearing in 55 games and contributing two goals and eight assists. He joined Washington on a
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5:01 PM ET CHICAGO — Carolina center Sebastian Aho was amused by the Hurricanes’ offer-sheet trolling of the Montreal Canadiens. In 2019, Aho signed a restricted-free-agent offer sheet with the Canadiens for five years and $42 million, which the Hurricanes quickly matched. Last month, Carolina turned the tables and signed Montreal restricted free agent Jesperi
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2:24 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — Blackhawks star Patrick Kane said Friday he has participated in the investigation into allegations that a then-assistant coach sexually assaulted two players in 2010, adding that he did not know anything happened at the time. “Obviously very serious allegations, and everyone knows that,” Kane said at the annual
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6:22 PM ET ESPN will open its first season of a new NHL TV contract with an Oct. 12 doubleheader, including the first game for the Seattle Kraken. The season opens with the Pittsburgh Penguins visiting the defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning at 7:30 p.m. ET, followed by the Kraken at the Vegas
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10:07 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to an entry-level contract with defenseman Nolan Allan, their first-round pick in this year’s NHL draft. The team announced the deal on Thursday. The three-year contract runs through the 2023-24 season and carries an $870,000 salary-cap hit. Allan, 18, was selected by Chicago
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10:22 AM ET San Jose Sharks star Evander Kane says he believes he’ll be cleared in the NHL’s investigation into accusations from his estranged wife that he wagered on his own games and threw games for gambling purposes. “Obviously [the accusations are] incredibly false. It’s unfortunate that transpired, and it’s unfortunate that those false allegations
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1:06 PM ET ST. LOUIS — Tyler Bozak re-signed with the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday, inking a one-year deal worth the veteran minimum of $750,000. Bozak, now 35, was with the Blues in 2019 when they won the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history. He put up 13 points during that
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Sep 13, 2021 Last season was the strangest I’ve ever navigated in fantasy hockey. On the one hand, there was the predictability of the league’s temporary realignment, as teams would face only opponents within their own divisions. Pick a weak division, reap the rewards — half of the league’s top scorers were preying on the
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7:09 PM ET Associated Press Former Boston Bruins center Fred Stanfield, the mild-mannered sidekick to Bobby Orr on the high-scoring teams of the early 1970s, has died. He was 77. Stanfield died Monday and the Bruins announced his death Tuesday. A cause of death was not given. A native of Toronto, Stanfield played six seasons
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3:06 PM ET Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. — Former New York Rangers forward Jim Vesey is among three players the New Jersey Devils have signed to tryout contracts. The Devils also announced Tuesday the signings of center Mark Jankowski and defenseman Tyler Wotherspoon. They will join the team when all players report to the NHL
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1:30 PM ET Sylvain Lefebvre is out as a Columbus Blue Jackets assistant over his decision to not receive a COVID-19 vaccine, general manager Jarmo Kekalainen confirmed Monday. “Per NHL protocol, he is unable to do the job we hired him for,” Kekalainen told ESPN. Last month, the NHL sent a memo to its teams
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9:00 AM ET The incorporation of defensive categories – such as blocked shots – into ESPN’s standard game has changed the way we look at blueliners through the fantasy scope. It’s no longer about those precious few candidates who shoot the puck with abandon and contribute regularly with the extra skater. Beginning for the first
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4:34 PM ET Associated Press CALGARY, Alberta — – The Calgary Flames signed defensemen Erik Gudbranson and Michael Stone to one-year deals on Friday. Gunderson’s contract is worth $1.95 million and Stone signed for $700,000, the club said. Gudbranson, 29, has played 10 NHL seasons for six teams: Florida, Vancouver, Pittsburgh, Anaheim, Ottawa and Nashville.
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1:19 PM ET ESPN News Services COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Longtime NHL player, coach and executive Paul Holmgren, retired forward Peter McNab and broadcaster Stan Fischler make up the 2021 class of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. USA Hockey announced the class Thursday. Holmgren, McNab and Fischler are set to be inducted along with
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