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Jul 15, 2020

Predicting the 2022 Olympic hockey rosters
NHL players will be back for the next Olympic tournament! Here's our early look at who makes the cut for Beijing 2022.

ESPN NHL
Jul 14, 2020

Ducks give Troy Terry 3-year, $4.35M extension
Right wing Troy Terry has agreed to a three-year, $4.35 million contract extension through the 2022-23 season with the Anaheim Ducks, the team announced Tuesday.

ESPN NHL
Jul 14, 2020

Hawks' de Haan misses practice (family reasons)
Blackhawks defenseman Calvin de Haan missed practice Tuesday because of a family emergency. Coach Jeremy Colliton said he isn't sure when de Haan will be back.

ESPN NHL
Jul 14, 2020

Troy Terry agrees to 3-year extension with Ducks
Right wing Troy Terry has agreed to a three-year contract extension through the 2022-23 season with the Anaheim Ducks, the team announced Tuesday.

ESPN NHL
Jul 14, 2020

Caps' Eller to leave bubble for birth of child
Capitals forward Lars Eller said he will leave the bubble in Toronto for the birth of his child.

ESPN NHL
Jul 14, 2020

Draisaitl, MacKinnon, Panarin up for Lindsay
Leon Draisaitl, Nathan MacKinnon and Artemi Panarin are finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award.

ESPN NHL
Jul 14, 2020

End of season rankings: Who to keep and who to draft for next season
When should you draft Dougie Hamilton? Are Alex Ovechkin's great years behind him? We break down what you need to know after this fantasy hockey season.

ESPN NHL
Jul 14, 2020

The NHLPA's Don Fehr on the Olympics, bubble life, coronavirus testing and more
We check in with the executive director on the return to play, negotiating a CBA during a global pandemic and much more.

ESPN NHL
Jul 14, 2020

Brandon Hagel's extended wait to play NHL Game No. 2
The Blackhawks prospect debuted on the final day before the coronavirus pause. As training camp gets rolling ahead of the postseason, he has a unique perspective on the return.

ESPN NHL
Jul 14, 2020

2020 sports calendar: Coronavirus-impacted schedules
For weeks, one sporting event after another was canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Here is when we can expect a return to action.

ESPN NHL
Jul 13, 2020

Three KHL prospects sign deals with NHL clubs
Kirill Kaprizov, Alexander Romanov and Ilya Sorokin, three of the best NHL prospects playing in Russia's KHL, signed deals with their respective NHL clubs Monday, during a unique, league-imposed negotiating window.

ESPN NHL
Jul 13, 2020

Crawford absent as Blackhawks reopen practice
As Chicago prepares for the season restart, and a qualifying series vs. Edmonton, the Blackhawks were without goaltender Corey Crawford, 35, on Monday as practice ramped back up.

ESPN NHL
Jul 13, 2020

Penguins sideline 9 after possible virus exposure
The Penguins announced they are "voluntarily sidelining" nine players from their training camp roster after potential secondary exposure to an individual who tested positive for COVID-19.

ESPN NHL
Jul 13, 2020

Wild remove interim tag for coach Evason
The Wild removed the interim tag for coach Dean Evason and gave him a contract extension through the 2021-22 season, the team announced Monday.

ESPN NHL
Jul 13, 2020

NHL return-to-play update: Game schedule, testing plans, players opting out and more
As training camps open, we have new intel on the postseason schedule, procedures for positive tests and the food situation in the bubbles.

ESPN NHL
Jul 13, 2020

2020 NHL playoffs guide: Stanley Cup chances, biggest roster questions, bold predictions for all 24 teams
The NHL will be back on the ice Aug. 1. Before that happens, get up to speed on all 24 postseason teams with our handy preview.

ESPN NHL
Jul 12, 2020

NHL to use fan videos with team-specific cheers
NHL teams asked season-ticket holders to submit 30-second videos of cheering on their players that will be used during games.

ESPN NHL
Jul 11, 2020

Green, Polak join list of NHL players opting out
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.

ESPN NHL
Jul 11, 2020

Green, Kampfer, Baertschi, Polak opt not to play
Stars defenseman Roman Polak and Canucks forward Sven Baertschi have decided to opt out of the NHL's return-to-play program.

ESPN NHL
Jul 11, 2020

NHL prohibits teams from releasing test results
The NHL announced on Saturday that it has prohibited teams from releasing coronavirus test results and injury information during its season restart this summer.

ESPN NHL
Jul 11, 2020

Stars' Polak, Canucks' Baertschi opt out of return
Stars defenseman Roman Polak and Canucks forward Sven Baertschi have decided to opt out of the NHL's return-to-play program.

ESPN NHL
Jul 11, 2020

Lightning's Stamkos injured during workouts
Lightning captain Steven Stamkos suffered a lower-body injury after recovering from core muscle surgery. He will be limited for training camp but is expected to be ready for the start of the 24-team playoff in August.

ESPN NHL
Jul 11, 2020

Flames D Hamonic first to opt out of restart
Calgary Flames defenseman Travis Hamonic informed the team Friday night that he was opting out of the NHL's summer restart. Hamonic, an unrestricted free agent after the season, has played in 50 of the team's 70 games this season.

ESPN NHL
Jul 10, 2020

NHL, NHLPA approve restart; 4-yr. CBA extension
The NHLPA and the NHL board of governors announced Friday night that they have approved a package that not only will allow the league to restart this summer but also includes a four-year CBA extension.

ESPN NHL
Jul 10, 2020

Biggest takeaways of the NHL's new CBA: Olympics, flat salary cap, changes to free agency
The NHL has achieved extended labor peace! Here are the key points from the new pact.

ESPN NHL
Jul 10, 2020

Lites moving from CEO to chairman for Stars
Jim Lites, who is in his third stint with the Stars, will be the team's new chairman and will serve as an advisor and provide counsel to team president Brad Alberts.

ESPN NHL
Jul 09, 2020

Ruff named Devils' coach, Fitzgerald stays GM
The New Jersey Devils are hiring veteran coach Lindy Ruff to take over one of the NHL's youngest teams and removing the interim tag off Tom Fitzgerald's title as general manager, according to reports.

ESPN NHL
Jul 09, 2020

Emily Cave: My husband died at 25. Here's how I'll remember him.
The widow of Colby Cave shares her story from this year, and how she's working to complete the couple's vision for helping others.

ESPN NHL
Jul 09, 2020

10 lingering questions about the NHL return-to-play bubbles
How will the food compare to the NBA's? Where are the field trips going to be? Whither intra-team Mario Kart?

ESPN NHL
Jul 09, 2020

Emily Cave: My husband died at 25. Here's how I'll remember him
The widow of Colby Cave shares her story from this year, and how she's working to complete the couple's vision for helping others.

ESPN NHL
Jul 08, 2020

NHL targeting Dec. 1 for start of 2020-21 season
The start of the 2020-21 NHL season is targeted as Dec. 1 in a memorandum of understanding being voted on by NHL players, The league's board of governors also must approve it.

ESPN NHL
Jul 08, 2020

Sabres assistant coach Gannon gets green card
The Buffalo Sabres, who had sued the federal government by alleging officials wrongly denied the team's visa petition for British-born assistant coach Ed Gannon, dropped the lawsuit after his green card was approved.

ESPN NHL
Jul 08, 2020

Healthy Ekman-Larsson ready to help Coyotes
Oliver Ekman-Larsson had knee surgery last summer, fully expecting it to help him have a healthy 2019-20 season.

ESPN NHL
Jul 08, 2020

The biggest NHL playoff goalie dilemmas -- and who should get the start
Several teams face a major question as to who starts Game 1. We examine each club's choices and make our picks.

ESPN NHL
Jul 08, 2020

NHLPA board backs return to play, CBA extension
The NHL Players' Association announced Tuesday night that its executive committee (one player rep from each of the 31 teams) has approved the tentative collective bargaining agreement and return-to-play plan to restart the 2019-20 season.

ESPN NHL
Jul 07, 2020

Blackhawks will continue to use team nickname
The Chicago Blackhawks say they will continue to use their team name because it honors "an important and historic person, Black Hawk of Illinois' Sac & Fox Nation."

ESPN NHL
Jul 07, 2020

IIHF boss optimistic NHL will return to Olympics
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 for the 2022 Beijing Games.

ESPN NHL
Jul 07, 2020

The X factors that will shape the 2020 NHL playoffs
From stars returning from injury to lineup questions that will have an outsized impact, here's what we'll be watching.

ESPN NHL
Jul 06, 2020

NHL, union agree on return to play, CBA extension
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.

ESPN NHL
Jul 06, 2020

NHL: 35 players tested positive since June 8
The NHL, which says it has administered 2,900 COVID-19 tests since June 8, announced that 35 players tested positive in that span.

ESPN NHL
Jul 06, 2020

NHL return-to-play timeline, testing plans, bubble life details
The NHL and NHLPA provided a major update this weekend. Plus, what we know about the forthcoming CBA extension.

ESPN NHL
Jul 05, 2020

Protocols set for NHL return in Edmonton, Toronto
The NHL and NHLPA have finalized the protocols for the season to resume. The protocols and a CBA extension now will go to a player vote for final approval.

ESPN NHL
Jul 05, 2020

NHL, NHLPA finalize protocols for return to play
The NHL and NHLPA have finalized the protocols for the season to resume. The protocols and a CBA extension will now go to a player vote for final approval.

ESPN NHL
Jul 04, 2020

Reports: Multiple Blues test positive for virus
Multiple members of the St. Louis Blues have tested positive for COVID-19, according to multiple reports Friday night. Neither The Athletic nor the St. Louis Post-Dispatch specified how many players tested positive.

ESPN NHL
Jul 03, 2020

7 Belarus players suspended over match-fixing
Seven ice hockey players have been suspended during an investigation into match-fixing in the Belarus league.

ESPN NHL
Jul 02, 2020

Flyers' Lindblom completes treatment for cancer
Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom has completed radiation treatments for a rare form of bone cancer.

ESPN NHL
Jul 02, 2020

Best fits, biggest eye rolls of the Alexis Lafreniere sweepstakes
Where does the No. 1 NHL draft prospect fit in best? Who needs him the most? And which potential destinations aren't likely to go over well with hockey fans?

ESPN NHL
Jul 01, 2020

Coyotes hold out high hopes for healthy Kessel
Admitting that he's "had a tough year," Arizona forward Phil Kessel and the recharged Coyotes are looking forward to the league's restart.

ESPN NHL
Jul 01, 2020

Hurricanes losing VP Dudley; Forslund in talks
Carolina executive Rick Dudley won't return and longtime TV play-by-play announcer John Forslund is still in talks with the team on a new deal.

ESPN NHL
Jul 01, 2020

Sources: NHL focusing on Canada for hub cities
The NHL has shifted its focus to selecting two Canadian hub cities, which would have the league resuming its season in Toronto and Edmonton later this summer, sources confirmed to ESPN.

ESPN NHL
Jul 01, 2020

Matt Dumba on fixing hockey's diversity problems, the Hockey Diversity Alliance
Matt Dumba shares how the newly formed Hockey Diversity Alliance got its start, what it sets out to do and what happens next.

ESPN NHL
Jul 01, 2020

Source: NHL won't defer on $300M in bonuses
NHL players who are due signing bonuses on July 1 are expected to receive them as scheduled, a source confirmed to ESPN. More than $300 million is due to be paid to players on Wednesday after the NHL and NHLPA agreed the bonuses wouldn't be deferred.

ESPN NHL
Jun 30, 2020

Let Alexander Mogilny in the Hockey Hall of Fame! Snubs who deserve to be inducted
Mogilny, snubbed again in 2020, deserves to be in the Hall. We make the case for him and 10 others, remember the 1995 Stanley Cup, name winners and losers of the week and more.

ESPN NHL
Jun 30, 2020

Gritty gets a 'Queer Eye' makeover: Fab Five work their magic on Flyers' mascot
Season five of 'Queer Eye' hits Philadelphia, the Fab Five of course had to give one of the city's biggest stars a makeover.

ESPN NHL
Jun 30, 2020

2020 NHL draft updated rankings: Top 100 prospects
With the first part of the NHL draft lottery complete, Chris Peters updates his top 100 prospects in the 2020 class.

ESPN NHL
Jun 29, 2020

Wings to hold 2020-21 training camp in Detroit
The Red Wings plan to hold their training camp for the 2020-21 NHL season at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit because of concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.

ESPN NHL
Jun 29, 2020

NHL: 15 positive tests of 250 players practicing
The NHL announced that 15 players of 250 who have returned to voluntary workouts have tested positive for coronavirus.

ESPN NHL
Jun 29, 2020

NHL return-to-play plans: Latest on positive tests, playoff rosters, negotiations
On-ice workouts are up to 12 players at a time, and hub city potentials are down to five. But it was an up-and-down week for the NHL's return-to-play plans. We break it down.

ESPN NHL
Jun 29, 2020

2020 NHL mock draft: Chris Peters' predictions for Nos. 1-8, plus a look at Nos. 9-31
The first part of the NHL draft lottery is complete. We mocked the first eight picks, then looked at potential options for the remaining teams based on where they might be drafting.

ESPN NHL
Jun 26, 2020

Sources: NHL, players close on new CBA deal
The NHL and its players are close to reaching a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NHL
Jun 26, 2020

Qualifying-round loser wins NHL draft lottery
A team that loses in the NHL's qualifying round ahead of this year's playoffs won the draft lottery Friday night.

ESPN NHL
Jun 26, 2020

NHL draft lottery winners, losers and big questions: Top-pick chaos, Detroit letdown
The No. 1 draft slot falls to a second lottery drawing, while the 17-win Red Wings settle for the fourth pick. We look at the highs and lows of the NHL draft lottery results.

ESPN NHL
Jun 26, 2020

Sources: NHL close on new CBA, return protocols
The NHL and its players close to reaching a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement and return-to-play protocols that would restart the 2019-20 season, sources told ESPN.

ESPN NHL
Jun 26, 2020

No plans to quarantine players in training camps
Instead of quarantining players during training camps, scheduled to open July 10, the NHL is instructing players to stay home when not at the rink.

ESPN NHL
Jun 26, 2020

The NHL's 2020 draft lottery explained: Everything you need to know
The 2020 draft lottery will retain some aspects of previous editions, with important updates to account for the unprecedented nature of this season.

ESPN NHL
Jun 25, 2020

Vancouver out as hub city for NHL season restart
The Vancouver Canucks announced that their city will not be a 12-team "hub" if the NHL restarts its season this summer, despite speculation it had been one of the front-runners.

ESPN NHL
Jun 25, 2020

Panarin: NHL players need escrow fix or no camp
Rangers star Artemi Panarin became the most prominent player to speak out against returning to training camp without a fix to the league's escrow system, saying players "are all in this together."

ESPN NHL
Jun 25, 2020

Barkov takes 'big step,' invests in hometown club
Florida captain Aleksander Barkov became the third-largest investor in the Tappara club of his hometown of Tampere, Finland, with whom he began his hockey life as a 4-year-old.

ESPN NHL
Jun 25, 2020

Amazon backing Seattle arena climate initiative
Amazon has a naming rights deal with Seattle's new arena, but it will instead use the deal to help combat climate change.

ESPN NHL
Jun 25, 2020

Let Alexander Mogilny in the Hockey Hall of Fame! Snubs that deserve to be inducted
Mogilny, snubbed again in 2020, deserves to be in the Hall. We make the case for him and 10 others, remember the 1995 Stanley Cup, name winners and losers of the week and more.

ESPN NHL
Jun 25, 2020

Fantasy hockey - The 31 biggest takeaways from the 2020 season
We go around the league to bring you all the insights and takeaways from each team this season.

ESPN NHL
Jun 24, 2020

Iginla, Hossa, Lowe among Hockey Hall inductees
Jarome Iginla headlines the Hockey Hall of Fame's class of 2020 after being elected Wednesday in his first year of eligibility.

ESPN NHL
Jun 24, 2020

Source: Lightning reopen facility after 5 days
The Lightning reopened their training facility, five days after shutting down because of positive coronavirus tests.

ESPN NHL
Jun 24, 2020

Coyotes president: Arena solution tops agenda
New Coyotes president Xavier Gutierrez says the yearslong issue of finding the team a long-term venue in Arizona remains the front office's leading priority. It's .

ESPN NHL
Jun 24, 2020

Future Hall of Famers for all 31 NHL teams
Using the proprietary four quadrant system, we determine which current players, alumni, coaches and execs are destined to be enshrined.

ESPN NHL
Jun 24, 2020

Every NHL team's most hyped prospect of the past 30 years
Remember the hype around Connor McDavid? Or Carey Price? What about Eric Lindros back in the early '90s? Here are all 31 teams' most-hyped prospects dating to 1990.

ESPN NHL
Jun 23, 2020

Lindblom skates with Flyers despite treatments
Oskar Lindblom skated with the Flyers as he makes his way back from cancer treatments.

ESPN NHL
Jun 23, 2020

Source: NHL hub choices down to just six cities
The NHL has narrowed its list of possible hubs for the resumption of the season to six cities.

ESPN NHL
Jun 22, 2020

Stars fire staffer after racist social media post
The Stars have fired Alex Kleuser, a visual effects designer for the team, after they were alerted to a racist comment he made on social media.

ESPN NHL
Jun 22, 2020

Blues' Tarasenko skates, eyes summer return
Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko skated with the team for the first time since his injury and is looking at a return this summer.

ESPN NHL
Jun 22, 2020

NHL narrows hub options, with Columbus out
The NHL has narrowed its list of possible hub cities, with Columbus knocked out.

ESPN NHL
Jun 22, 2020

Thorburn retires season removed from Cup title
Forward Chris Thorburn announced his retirement Monday after playing more than 800 NHL games for four different organizations. His last time on the ice came while hoisting the Stanley Cup as a member of the Blues.

ESPN NHL
Jun 22, 2020

Latest on NHL return plans, positive tests, camp schedule
There were some speed bumps this past week, with reports of numerous positive player tests. Plus, the latest on which cities will host the return to play.

ESPN NHL
Jun 20, 2020

Devils' Hischier spending offseason in Swiss army
Devils center Nico Hischier is using the team's extended offseason to fulfill his military obligation to his native Switzerland.

ESPN NHL
Jun 20, 2020

Rare Connor McDavid rookie card sells for $135K
A hobbyist collector from San Diego ended up with a rare Connor McDavid rookie card that sold for a final bid of $135,811 on Friday in the Lelands Spring Classic Auction.

ESPN NHL
Jun 20, 2020

Rare Connor McDavid rookie card sells for $113K
A hobbyist collector from San Diego ended up with a rare Connor McDavid rookie card that sold for a final bid of $113,176 in the Lelands Spring Classic Auction on Friday.

ESPN NHL
Jun 20, 2020

Rare McDavid rookie card sells for $113,176
A hobbyist collector from San Diego ended up with a rare Connor McDavid rookie card that sold for a final bid of $113,176 in the Lelands Spring Classic Auction on Friday.

ESPN NHL
Jun 20, 2020

11 of 200 NHL players tested have COVID-19
Eleven NHL players, who weren't named, have tested positive for COVID-19 out of 200 players tested since training facilities were allowed to open on June 8, the NHL announced late Friday night.

ESPN NHL
Jun 19, 2020

Lightning shut down facility after positive tests
The Lightning have temporarily closed their training facility after an outbreak of the coronavirus.

ESPN NHL
Jun 19, 2020

Source: Lightning close facility due to virus
The Lightning have temporarily closed their training facility after an outbreak of coronavirus, a source told ESPN.

ESPN NHL
Jun 19, 2020

Canada to allow NHL to play during pandemic
Canada has approved a National Hockey League plan to play in Canada during the coronavirus pandemic, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said Friday.

ESPN NHL
Jun 18, 2020

Class-action suit against CHL for sexual assaults
Former NHL player Daniel Carcillo is a lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit against the Canadian Hockey league, alleging he and other teenage players were routinely victims to sexual harassment, and sexual assault."

ESPN NHL
Jun 18, 2020

NHL: No curbs on coaches' jobs during pandemic
The NHL has assured its coaches that when hockey returns this summer, there will be no restrictions prohibiting them from doing their jobs, nor will any coaches of a certain age or another at-risk demographic be prevented from being behind the bench.

ESPN NHL
Jun 18, 2020

How Coyotes CEO Xavier Gutierrez plans to reach out to Latino fans
Xavier Gutierrez, the first Latino president and CEO of an NHL franchise, is eager to make an impact on the ice and in Arizona's communities.

ESPN NHL
Jun 18, 2020

Dismantling the Buffalo Sabres
Who are the Buffalo Sabres? It's tough to know what the plan is, after a large swath of the organization was unceremoniously fired this week.

ESPN NHL
Jun 17, 2020

'Bad News Bees': How one-win Battle Creek became the worst team in pro hockey
How bad were the Battle Creek Rumble Bees of the Federal Prospects Hockey League? They went 1-45-2 and were outscored 304-94. No, really.

ESPN NHL
Jun 17, 2020

Lightning coach Jon Cooper on NHL playoffs, hub life and a $46,000 audition
As the pause continues, we check in with Tampa Bay's bench boss on his strategy for training camp and the postseason, and his thoughts on the hub city plan.

ESPN NHL
Jun 17, 2020

Report: Players not expected to wear face shields
NHL players won't be expected to wear full face shields if games resume this summer, though there could be plenty of covered faces around them.

ESPN NHL
Jun 16, 2020

Seattle's NHL arena is months behind schedule
Tod Leiweke, president for Seattle's NHL expansion team, said Tuesday there have been a few issues related to COVID-19 that has led to the timeline being adjusted for the new arena, but that shouldn't interfere with the team's first season in 2021-22.

ESPN NHL
Jun 16, 2020

Trudeau: Canada is open to NHL hub city
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Canadian government is open to the NHL operating a playoff hub city in Canada as long as it is allowed by local health authorities.

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