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9:31 PM ET The NHL has suspended former Arizona Coyotes general manager John Chayka through Dec. 31, 2021, a source confirmed to ESPN. Commissioner Gary Bettman made the ruling Monday and circulated a memo to all teams that stated Chayka engaged in “conduct detrimental to the league and game.” Bettman’s ruling also said Chayka “breached
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12:14 PM ET Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nashville Predators goaltender Connor Ingram is voluntarily taking part in the NHL/NHL Players’ Association’s player assistance program, keeping him away from the team during that time. The NHL and NHLPA announced Ingram’s decision Monday and said there will be no further comment. Ingram, 23, is Nashville’s third
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3:39 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO — George Armstrong, who captained the Toronto Maple Leafs to four Stanley Cups in the 1960s, has died. He was 90. His death was announced Sunday by the Maple Leafs, who said he died of heart complications, citing his family. The Toronto Maple Leafs mourn the passing of George
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4:38 PM ET Associated Press FRISCO, Texas — Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn didn’t practice Saturday, a day after his right leg buckled awkwardly during a collision in the season opener. Coach Rick Bowness provided no update after practice on Benn’s condition or his status for Sunday’s game, when the Stars play Nashville again. The
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11:25 AM ET The Blue Jackets and Jets have completed a blockbuster trade to swap disgruntled stars as winger Patrik Laine is headed to Columbus while center Pierre-Luc Dubois has landed in Winnipeg. Forward Jack Roslovic, a Columbus native, is also headed to the Blue Jackets as part of the deal. Columbus is sending Winnipeg
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1:48 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Close Greg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer. Follow on Twitter Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email We’ve got our first blockbuster trade of the 2021 NHL season, as the Columbus Blue Jackets have sent disgruntled center Pierre-Luc Dubois along with a 2022 third-round pick to the Winnipeg Jets, in
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4:49 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO — Maple Leafs forward Joe Thornton will miss at least four weeks because of a fractured rib. After being injured during Wednesday’s 3-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers, Thornton has been placed on long-term injured reserve, a move that helps the team’s salary-cap situation. Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe
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4:54 PM ET Associated Press WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The Jets placed forwards Patrik Laine and Nate Thompson on injured reserve Friday. Laine has missed the past three games with an upper-body injury. The second overall pick in the 2016 draft, Laine had two goals and an assist in the Jets’ season opener before being sidelined.
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7:00 AM ET The NHL’s abridged 56-game 2021 season is up and running. But there have been a few COVID-19 related speed bumps along the way, particularly with the Dallas Stars, Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals. Here’s everything you need to know about how the virus is impacting the hockey season, and what comes next.
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2:33 PM ET Associated Press The Washington Capitals will be without Alex Ovechkin and three other prominent players for at least the next four games because of COVID-19 protocols, coach Peter Laviolette said. Ovechkin, a three-time NHL MVP, was placed on the league’s unavailable list Wednesday along with No. 1 center Evgeny Kuznetsov, starting goaltender
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6:55 PM ET Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin and three teammates were placed on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol-related absences list on Wednesday, as the league fined the team $100,000 for a violation of health and safety protocols. Ovechkin, center Evgeny Kuznetsov, defenseman Dmitry Orlov and goaltender Ilya Samsonov were all added to the daily list
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