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Jan 19, 2019

Bruins goalie Rask leaves game with concussion
Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask suffered a concussion on a hard collision with Rangers forward Filip Chytil and was helped off the ice late in the opening period.

ESPN NHL
Jan 18, 2019

Players' concussion settlement deadline extended
The deadline for retired players to opt in to the $18.9 million settlement of the concussion lawsuit against the NHL has been extended.

ESPN NHL
Jan 18, 2019

Capitals fans give Trotz standing-O in return
Barry Trotz was greeted with a standing ovation Friday night when a video tribute in his honor played during the first break in action of the Islanders-Capitals game.

ESPN NHL
Jan 18, 2019

Trocheck back ahead of schedule, assists Panthers
Panthers center Vincent Trocheck had missed 27 games since breaking his right ankle in a game against the Senators on Nov. 19.

ESPN NHL
Jan 18, 2019

Trocheck returns ahead of schedule for Panthers
Panthers center Vincent Trocheck had missed 27 games since breaking his right ankle in a game against the Senators on Nov. 19.

ESPN NHL
Jan 18, 2019

Trocheck returns early, helps Panthers to win
Panthers center Vincent Trocheck had missed 27 games since breaking his right ankle in a game against the Senators on Nov. 19.

ESPN NHL
Jan 18, 2019

Berglund on quitting Sabres: Had 'to find myself'
Patrik Berglund says he "had to go home [to Sweden] to find myself again" and that he has no regrets after walking away from the Sabres and the final 3 1/2 years of a $19.25 million contract.

ESPN NHL
Jan 18, 2019

Predators' Johansen gets 2-game suspension
Nashville Predators center Ryan Johansen, the teams' leading scorer, is suspended two games for high-sticking Mark Scheifele of the Jets.

ESPN NHL
Jan 18, 2019

Capitals' Holtby ready to return after eye injury
Capitals goalie Braden Holtby, who missed two games after a high stick to the face injured his left eye, is ready to return and is expected to start vs. the Islanders.

ESPN NHL
Jan 18, 2019

The hipster pick for the best line in the NHL
Presenting the case for the Blue Jackets' trio of Panarin, Atkinson and Dubois. Plus, a grand larceny took place in the Nino Niederreiter trade.

ESPN NHL
Jan 18, 2019

Ranking the best possible Stanley Cup Final matchups
Which pairings would be most entertaining? Plus, fallout from the 2020 World Cup cancellation, the Week in Gritty, Jersey Fouls and more.

ESPN NHL
Jan 18, 2019

Fantasy hockey forecaster: Jan. 21-Feb. 3
Sean Allen breaks down Week 17, which takes place on both sides of a brief timeout so that the All-Stars to showcase their talents.

ESPN NHL
Jan 17, 2019

Wild trade Niederreiter to Hurricanes for Rask
The Minnesota Wild have acquired center Victor Rask from the Carolina Hurricanes for left wing Nino Niederreiter, in a swap of underperforming but still-young players on long-term contracts.

ESPN NHL
Jan 17, 2019

Trade Grades: Nino deal earns Hurricanes a B
The Hurricanes and Wild pulled off a one-for-one trade. Which team came out ahead? We grade both GMs on the swap.

ESPN NHL
Jan 17, 2019

NHL players sound off on World Cup cancellation
Steven Stamkos, John Tavares, Victor Hedman and others comment on the NHL-NHLPA decision to forgo the event.

ESPN NHL
Jan 17, 2019

Updated fantasy hockey dynasty league rankings
Whether you're still in the mix for a fantasy hockey title or you're already playing for next season, these dynasty league rankings can help you make some successful roster moves in the here and now.

ESPN NHL
Jan 17, 2019

Roundtable: Our picks for the Stanley Cup Final
We update our picks on who will be vying for the Cup. Plus, non-goalie MVPs and fatal flaws for Nashville, Winnipeg, Toronto and Tampa Bay.

ESPN NHL
Jan 17, 2019

NHL's app puts live stats in coaches' hands
The NHL has developed an app that allows coaches to track live stats, such as faceoff percentage and ice time, during games.

ESPN NHL
Jan 17, 2019

Canucks deal Del Zotto to Ducks for Schenn, pick
The Ducks and Canucks swapped defensemen on Wednesday, with Michael Del Zotto headed to Anaheim in exchange for Luke Schenn and a 2020 seventh-round pick.

ESPN NHL
Jan 16, 2019

Beaulieu open to trade from Sabres, agent says
Agent Kent Hughes says that while he didn't demand the Sabres trade Nathan Beaulieu, he did request they consider it if the blueliner isn't considered part of their future plans with his contract set to expire.

ESPN NHL
Jan 16, 2019

World Cup of Hockey takes seat on bench in '20
The NHL and NHLPA has announced that there will be no World Cup of Hockey in 2020.

ESPN NHL
Jan 16, 2019

Ducks continue makeover, trade Aberg to Wild
The reeling Ducks traded forward Pontus Aberg to the Wild for center Justin Kloos.

ESPN NHL
Jan 16, 2019

Habs' Byron suspended 3 games for charging
Montreal Canadiens forward Paul Byron was suspended three games without pay by the NHL on Wednesday for his hit on Florida Panthers defenseman MacKenzie Weegar.

ESPN NHL
Jan 16, 2019

NHL Power Rankings after Week 15: Bar trivia for all 31 teams
The Lightning continue their reign at No. 1. Plus, who has the most Canadian provinces represented on their roster? Which team is heaviest? And much more.

ESPN NHL
Jan 15, 2019

How David Rittich saved the Flames' season
Having a consistently reliable backup goalie has never been more important in the NHL, and "Big Game Dave" has proven that for Calgary.

ESPN NHL
Jan 15, 2019

NHL trade deadline preview: What to watch for all 31 teams
The NHL trade season is underway. Get caught up on the assets, restrictions and potential moves for every team ahead of the Feb. 25 deadline.

ESPN NHL
Jan 15, 2019

Patrick Doyle is the best hockey player in the world this week
Mark Giordano bolstered his Norris Trophy case. Morten J├╝rgens wowed us with a shootout move. But the St. Ignatius College Prep star takes the prize.

ESPN NHL
Jan 15, 2019

Fantasy hockey rankings: updated for Week 16
Sean Allen provides his rest-of-season top 250 rankings for fantasy hockey leagues, with a discussion of how there's only one tier of defensemen you should have on your fantasy rosters.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2019

Sharks re-sign Sorensen through 2020-21 season
Sharks forward Marcus Sorensen, in his third season with San Jose, has signed to a two-year contract extension.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2019

Former Habs D Gorges retires after 13 seasons
Josh Gorges, who reached the Eastern Conference finals twice with the Montreal Canadiens. is retiring after 13 years in the NHL. He has been out of hockey since his contract expired with the Buffalo Sabres last season.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2019

Leafs goalie Andersen off IR, starting Monday
Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen is coming off injured reserve and starting against the Avalanche Monday.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2019

Brandon Pirri's journey from camp cut to fan favorite
After failing to make the Panthers' roster in 2017, the veteran has become an electrifying goal-scoring force for the Golden Knights this season.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2019

Skakeup: Ducks deal Cogliano to Stars for Shore
The struggling Ducks traded veteran forward Andrew Cogliano to the Dallas Stars for young winger Devin Shore.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2019

What is the best line in the NHL right now?
One line doesn't make a Stanley Cup champion -- but it certainly doesn't hurt. We debate the top trios around the league.

ESPN NHL
Jan 14, 2019

Top waiver adds of the week, including Darcy Kuemper
Searching for some waiver adds for your fantasy hockey roster? Victoria Matiash lists the best players still available in the majority of ESPN leagues.

ESPN NHL
Jan 13, 2019

Struggling Ducks say Carlyle's job safe for now
"At this time, I am not considering a coaching change," Anaheim GM Bob Murray in a statement. Since Dec. 17, the Ducks are 0-7-4.

ESPN NHL
Jan 12, 2019

Capitals' Holtby exits after high stick to face
Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby left Saturday night's game against the Blue Jackets after taking a high stick to the face.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2019

Lightning add Rutta as part of Blackhawks trade
The Lightning acquired defenseman Jan Rutta and a 2019 seventh-round draft pick from the Blackhawks.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2019

Pens sign goalie DeSmith to 3-year extension
Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith's impressive play has earned him a three-year contract extension.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2019

Coyotes acquire center Weal in trade with Flyers
The Arizona Coyotes have acquired center Jordan Weal from the Philadelphia Flyers for a minor leaguer and a draft pick.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2019

Predators' Watson: Alcohol issues led to arrest
Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson says his arrest last year came when he started drinking again after 23 months of sobriety but said he is "currently sober and committed to living a healthy lifestyle."

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2019

Richardson joins Coyotes' list of injured players
Arizona has placed center Brad Richardson on injured reserve with an upper-body injury, running the Coyotes' list of missing regulars to six.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2019

Concussion symptoms drive Nash to retire at 34
Former Blue Jackets, Rangers and Bruins winger Rick Nash has retired at the age of 34 due to concussion-related symptoms, his agent announced Friday.

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2019

Players due for a bounce back or regression for all 31 teams
Can the Penguins expect more out of Derick Brassard? Will Robin Lehner maintain his current high standards? What about Elias Pettersson?

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2019

Players due for a bounce-back or regression for all 31 teams
Can the Penguins expect more out of Derick Brassard? Will Robin Lehner maintain his current high standards? What about Elias Pettersson?

ESPN NHL
Jan 11, 2019

Fantasy hockey forecaster: Jan. 14-20
Sean Allen breaks down Week 16, including a look at which players may be better fantasy producers than you might think, due to the efficiency of their lines.

ESPN NHL
Jan 10, 2019

Benched! Ovechkin flips 6-9 Chara over boards
Zdeno Chara, the NHL's tallest player ever at 6-foot-9, was flipped head over heels into the Capitals' bench on a shove from the 6-3 Alex Ovechkin in a game Thursday night.

ESPN NHL
Jan 10, 2019

In CBA talks, NHL players shouldn't budge on long-term contracts
The players want to get rid of escrow, but their negotiations shouldn't include sacrificing long-term deals and the job security that comes with them.

ESPN NHL
Jan 10, 2019

NHL All-Star jerseys made of ocean garbage
The jerseys worn in the All-Star Game will be made out of recycled ocean garbage.

ESPN NHL
Jan 10, 2019

NHL goalie tandem tiers: The good, the bad and the TBD
Some NHL teams have two great goalies. For some, the backup is outplaying the starter. And then there are the Flyers. Here's our rundown of all 31.

ESPN NHL
Jan 10, 2019

Blue Jackets sit Bobrovsky for 'internal matter'
Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky, who allowed four goals on 19 shots in his last outing, will not play for the Blue Jackets on Thursday due to an undisclosed "incident," the team announced.

ESPN NHL
Jan 10, 2019

Underrated power-play performers
Victoria Matiash takes a quick tour of the league, pointing out which skaters have gone under the radar in terms of how much fantasy impact they've had thanks to the power play.

ESPN NHL
Jan 09, 2019

NHL Power Rankings after Week 14
The Lightning and Leafs maintain the top spots, with big movers elsewhere. Plus, which teams will finish above or below their current pace?

ESPN NHL
Jan 09, 2019

Bettman: Seattle will host draft and All-Star Game
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Wednesday that Seattle's ownership group has been promised it will host the NHL draft and an All-Star Game within the team's first seven seasons. The expansion team is set to begin play in 2021-22.

ESPN NHL
Jan 09, 2019

Bettman: Seattle will host draft, All-Star Game
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Wednesday that Seattle's ownership group has been promised it will host the NHL draft and an All-Star Game within the team's first seven seasons. The expansion team is set to begin play in 2021-22.

ESPN NHL
Jan 09, 2019

How can the NHL sell hockey in the South?
We asked around at games and sports bars in Alabama and Tennessee to get answers from hockey fans living below the Mason-Dixon line.

ESPN NHL
Jan 08, 2019

Blues' Steen out 2 weeks with shoulder injury
Blues forward Alexander Steen was placed on injured reserve Tuesday and will miss at least two weeks with a shoulder injury.

ESPN NHL
Jan 08, 2019

Flyers tie single-season NHL mark with 7th goalie
The injury-plagued Philadelphia Flyers tied an NHL record on Tuesday as Mike McKenna became their seventh goaltender to play this season. Three other teams used seven over an entire season, and the Flyers reached the mark in only 43 games.

ESPN NHL
Jan 08, 2019

Subban reaches out to teen facing racial abuse
Predators star P.K. Subban encourages teenage hockey player facing racial abuse to "keep pushing forward."

ESPN NHL
Jan 08, 2019

Lightning's Vasilevskiy replaces Price at ASG
Lighting goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy will replace Carey Price on the Atlantic Division squad at the All-Star Game.

ESPN NHL
Jan 08, 2019

Hurt Coyote Schmaltz done for rest of season
Coyotes forward Nick Schmaltz will miss the rest of the season with a lower-body injury.

ESPN NHL
Jan 08, 2019

Truck driver in Humboldt crash pleads guilty
The truck driver involved in the fatal highway crash that killed 16 people, including 10 players and the head coach of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team, pleaded guilty Tuesday to 29 counts related to it. There will be no trial.

ESPN NHL
Jan 08, 2019

Everything's coming up Johnny Gaudreau lately
The star winger has his Flames in first place, and he's on pace to shatter his previous career highs. We check in with the New Jersey native.

ESPN NHL
Jan 08, 2019

Jordan Binnington is the player of the world of the week
Johnny Gaudreau, Amanda Kessel and Kaapo Kakko had big weeks, but the Blues goalie takes the prize.

ESPN NHL
Jan 08, 2019

Fantasy hockey rankings: updated for Week 15
Sean Allen provides his rest-of-season top 250 rankings for fantasy hockey leagues, with a special look at the incredibly small group of consistent goaltenders.

ESPN NHL
Jan 07, 2019

Habs' Weber takes puck to face blocking shot
Canadiens defenseman Shea Weber was hit by a puck in the face Monday as he attempted to block shot and later left the game.

ESPN NHL
Jan 07, 2019

Canadiens goalie Price to skip All-Star game
Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, like Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin, will not be participating in the NHL's All Star game, opting to rest.

ESPN NHL
Jan 07, 2019

The struggle is real: Why hockey butts, jeans don't mix
The drawback to a muscular posterior? It's tough to find a pair of jeans that will fit. Connor McDavid and other stars chronicle the struggle.

ESPN NHL
Jan 07, 2019

Top waiver adds of the week, including Alex Galchenyuk
Searching for some waiver adds for your fantasy hockey roster? Victoria Matiash lists the best players still available in the majority of ESPN leagues.

ESPN NHL
Jan 07, 2019

Where do the Patriots rank alongside other great sports dynasties?
The Patriots begin their quest to add another Super Bowl title to their dynasty this week. Here are 20 other sports dynasties on their level.

ESPN NHL
Jan 06, 2019

Sharks forward Radil gets 1-year extension
The San Jose Sharks have signed forward Lukas Radil to a one-year contract extension through the 2019-20 season.

ESPN NHL
Jan 06, 2019

NHL awards race: John Gibson's case for the Vezina and the Hart
Only two goalies have won the Hart Trophy as MVP this millennium. Here's why the Ducks goalie should be No. 3, plus updates on all the other award races.

ESPN NHL
Jan 05, 2019

Pettersson has 'slight' MCL sprain, MRI reveals
Coach Travis Green said the Canucks got "probably as good news as we could have hoped for" when Elias Pettersson's MRI revealed only a "slight" sprain in his MCL.

ESPN NHL
Jan 05, 2019

Jets, Capitals, Lightning, Flames coaches in ASG
Winnipeg's Paul Maurice, Washington's Todd Reirden, Tampa Bay's Jon Cooper and Calgary's Bill Peters have all been named coaches for the All-Star Game.

ESPN NHL
Jan 05, 2019

Peluso files federal lawsuit against Devils
Former New Jersey Devils' player Mike Peluso claims in a federal lawsuit the team withheld medical information showing the true extent of his brain injury following a fight in a 1993 game.

ESPN NHL
Jan 04, 2019

The NHL is dominated by youth -- can the vets keep up?
This season isn't setting records for the most teenagers to appear in NHL games, but with the need for more speed and skill, the league is skewer younger overall.

ESPN NHL
Jan 04, 2019

NHL teams poised for a second-half surge
Which teams currently outside the playoffs have the best chance of making a big run in 2019? We assess each team's situation.

ESPN NHL
Jan 04, 2019

Fantasy hockey forecaster: Jan. 7-13
Sean Allen breaks down Week 15, while also making his selections for the fantasy All-Star teams from each division.

ESPN NHL
Jan 03, 2019

Pettersson hurt day after All-Star nod, hat trick
Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson sustained a lower-body injury and exited Vancouver's game against Montreal.

ESPN NHL
Jan 03, 2019

Pettersson awaiting MRI on injured right knee
Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson said Friday he's awaiting an MRI on his right knee, which he injured Thursday night against Montreal.

ESPN NHL
Jan 03, 2019

Blues acquire goalie Coreau from Ducks
The Blues acquired goalie Jared Coreau from the Ducks on Thursday for future considerations.

ESPN NHL
Jan 03, 2019

Coyotes' Schmaltz week-to-week, placed on IR
Coyotes forward Nick Schmaltz has been placed on injured reserve with a lower body injury and is considered week-to-week, the team announced Thursday.

ESPN NHL
Jan 03, 2019

2019's fantasy hockey resolutions
As the NHL rings in 2019, Victoria Matiash takes a quick tour of the league, pointing out one thing every fantasy manager should know about each team going forward.

ESPN NHL
Jan 03, 2019

Crosby cools fired-up heckler with signed stick
A witty heckler was surprised when the target of his ire, Sidney Crosby, gave him a signed stick.

ESPN NHL
Jan 03, 2019

Injured Sabres captain Eichel sits vs. Bruins
Having already missed one game, Sabres captain Jack Eichel didn't face the Bruins on Saturday. He's considered day-to-day, and his upper-body injury will be re-evaluated early next week.

ESPN NHL
Jan 03, 2019

Injured Sabres captain Eichel won't face Bruins
Having already missed one game, Sabres captain Jack Eichel won't face the Bruins on Saturday. He's considered day-to-day, and his upper-body injury will be re-evaluated early next week.

ESPN NHL
Jan 03, 2019

Sabres captain Eichel sidelined with injury
Sabres captain Jack Eichel is out Thursday and possibly longer with an upper-body injury.

ESPN NHL
Jan 03, 2019

Alabama's icy secret: It's a hockey state, too
Football is king in the Cotton State, but from Huntsville to Birmingham and, yes, Tuscaloosa, there are many puckheads to be found.

ESPN NHL
Jan 03, 2019

Devils give coach Hynes multiyear extension
Despite a 15-17-7 record this season, the Devils have given coach John Hynes a multiyear contract extension. Hynes led New Jersey to its first playoff appearance in five years last season.

ESPN NHL
Jan 03, 2019

The true culprit for the Dallas Stars' dust-up
Who's really at fault for the Stars' struggles? Plus, a Flame is on fire, and Kevin Hayes is playing his way to a big payday.

ESPN NHL
Jan 03, 2019

Trendspotting: Fallout from the Dallas Stars' drama
Who's really at fault for the Stars' struggles? Plus, a Flame is on fire, and Kevin Hayes is playing his way to a big payday.

ESPN NHL
Jan 03, 2019

Leafs put Andersen on IR; backup also out
The Maple Leafs put goalie Frederik Andersen on injured reserve, while backup Garret Sparks is in the concussion protocol.

ESPN NHL
Jan 02, 2019

The biggest snubs from the 2019 NHL All-Star rosters
Mitch Marner and Brayden Point top the list of players who have serious cases that they should be taking part in the festivities at All-Star Weekend.

ESPN NHL
Jan 02, 2019

Host Sharks see 3 named to All-Star Game
The NHL announced its 2019 All-Star roster on Wednesday night, and the host San Jose Sharks will be represented by center Joe Pavelski and defensemen Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson.

ESPN NHL
Jan 02, 2019

NHL Power Rankings after Week 13
The Lightning stay on top, while the Golden Knights and Penguins move up. Plus, what each team should be working on in 2019.

ESPN NHL
Jan 02, 2019

Canadiens' Price expected to return Thursday
After missing the past three games with a lower-body injury, Canadiens star goaltender Carey Price is expected to return to the lineup on Thursday night against the visiting Canucks.

ESPN NHL
Jan 02, 2019

Ovechkin tells NHL he's skipping All-Star Game
Alex Ovechkin has informed the NHL that he will skip the All-Star Game.

ESPN NHL
Jan 02, 2019

Winter Classic offers glimpse of Pastrnak's 'all-world' personality
New Year's Day's Winter Classic at Notre Dame provided a peek into the lively character -- and immense talent -- of Boston's David Pastrnak.

ESPN NHL
Jan 02, 2019

Fantasy hockey rankings: updated for Week 14
Sean Allen provides his rest-of-season top-250 rankings for fantasy hockey leagues, with a special look at which defenseman should be picked up to help fill some huge injury holes.

ESPN NHL
Jan 02, 2019

Whom should the Stars play at the 2020 Winter Classic?
The NHL announced that Dallas will host the event at the Cotton Bowl next Jan. 1, but did not name an opponent. Here are our picks.

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