NHL

8:35 PM ET The NHL is targeting Dec. 1 as the start of the 2020-21 season, according to a memorandum of understanding obtained by ESPN that is being voted on by NHL players. The NHL’s board of governors also must approve it. The NHL Players’ Association began a full membership vote on a four-year CBA
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3:50 PM ET Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres dropped their lawsuit against the federal government after immigration officials reversed course by approving the team’s strength and conditioning coach’s petition for a green card. “The matter has been resolved amicably between both parties,” with Ed Gannon receiving approval for an EB-1 visa, the
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9:33 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks say they will continue to use their team name because it honors a Native American leader who has been an inspiration to generations. “The Chicago Blackhawks name and logo symbolizes an important and historic person, Black Hawk of Illinois’ Sac & Fox Nation, whose leadership
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5:22 PM ET Associated Press 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. Aside from the uncertainty raised by the coronavirus pandemic, Fasel told The Associated Press he doesn’t foresee any major stumbling blocks that
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7:00 AM ET The NHL’s 24-team tournament this summer promises to be one of the most unpredictable — if not fascinating — postseasons for hockey ever. The paused season due to the coronavirus pandemic provided significant extra time for injured stars to mend, and there are a number of intriguing lineup decisions that could have
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6:04 PM ET The NHL and the NHL Players’ Association have reached a tentative agreement on a Return to Play plan to restart the 2019-20 season, and a memorandum of understanding that adds an additional four years to the term of the current collective bargaining agreement. The next step in the process is the voting.
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11:19 AM ET Of the 396 NHL players who have reported to their teams for optional training since June 8, 23 have tested positive for the coronavirus, the league announced in a statement on Monday. The league says it is aware of 12 additional positive cases among NHL players in that span. The NHL says
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8:20 PM ET The NHL and NHLPA have finalized the protocols for the season to resume this summer in Edmonton and Toronto, a source confirmed to ESPN. As of Sunday night, the sides are still finalizing the details for a memorandum of understanding for a collective bargaining agreement extension. The Phase 3 (training camp) and
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11:25 PM ET Multiple members of the St. Louis Blues have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to multiple reports Friday night. The Athletic first reported that Friday’s scheduled Phase 2 workouts for the team were canceled as a result of the positive tests. No workouts were scheduled for this weekend and the report said
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11:50 AM ET Associated Press ZURICH — Seven ice hockey players have been suspended during an investigation into match-fixing in the Belarus league. The players — five from Belarus and two from Russia — told a domestic investigation they were paid to help arrange the outcome of a game in November, the International Ice Hockey
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3:51 PM ET Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom has completed radiation treatments for a rare form of bone cancer. The Flyers tweeted video Thursday showing Lindblom ringing the bell at Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital, which signifies that he has completed his radiation treatments. The 23-year-old was diagnosed in December
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6:22 PM ET Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — Carolina Hurricanes president and general manager Don Waddell said Wednesday that executive Rick Dudley won’t return and that the team is still in talks with longtime TV play-by-play announcer John Forslund on a new deal. Dudley, 71, had worked as the Hurricanes’ senior vice president of hockey
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6:48 PM ET ESPN News Services GLENDALE, Ariz. — The start of Phil Kessel‘s desert tenure did not go according to plan, for him or the Arizona Coyotes. Expected to give the Coyotes a scoring jolt, Kessel instead labored, in large part due to a string of injuries. The NHL’s pandemic-caused pause has give the
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9:08 AM ET The NHL has shifted its focus to selecting two Canadian hub cities, sources confirmed to ESPN. That would have the NHL resuming its season in Toronto and Edmonton later this summer. Nothing is final until players vote on the return-to-play proposal, which is not expected to happen until later this week. The
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