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6:58 PM ET Associated Press Boston Bruins forward Charlie Coyle has entered the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol, upping the number of players on the list to four, pending test results from Anaheim and the Los Angeles Kings. Coyle becomes just the second Bruins player added to the protocol, and first since Karson Kuhlman spent the first
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12:09 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Carolina Hurricanes forward Nino Niederreiter was fined $5,000 by the NHL on Wednesday for interfering with Nashville goaltender Juuse Saros, the maximum allowable under the collective bargaining agreement. Niederreiter hit Saros up high in a collision behind the net five minutes into the Hurricanes-Predators game Tuesday night.
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7:00 AM ET We’re seven weeks into the 2021 NHL season, and less than six weeks away from the trade deadline. It’s about that time that trends start to solidify. For this week’s ESPN Power Rankings, we identified an encouraging or worrying trend for every team. How we rank: The ESPN hockey editorial staff submits
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12:13 AM ET ESPN News Services The Montreal Canadiens made another change to their coaching staff, appointing Sean Burke to take over as the director of goaltending, general manager Marc Bergevin announced after Tuesday night’s 3-1 win over the Ottawa Senators. Burke replaces Stephane Waite, who was let go after holding the position since 2013.
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6:36 PM ET Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators have placed defenseman Ryan Ellis and forward Luke Kunin on injured reserve with center Ryan Johansen placed on the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol list. The Predators, who have won four of five, made the moves Tuesday afternoon after the trio didn’t take part in the
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7:00 AM ET In our monthly canvassing of NHL awards voters, one thing has become increasingly clear: We need a little FOMO, right this very minute. As we mentioned in the last NHL Awards Watch, the NHL’s temporary realignment — in which teams play only opponents within their divisions and no one else — has
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3:47 PM ET ESPN News Services The NHL closed February with a season-low-matching four players on its COVID-19 list. Detroit’s Patrik Nemeth entered the protocol on Sunday, while Ottawa’s Ryan Dzingel and Philadelphia’s Travis Konecny were cleared after spending two weeks on the list. Konecny was the final Flyers player in the protocol after the
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Feb 26, 2021 Collecting a ton of fantasy points by playing 20 to 25 minutes per night is one thing. But what about those players who have seen significantly less average ice time this season? Maybe it’s not more impressive to see them collecting a ton of fantasy points, but it’s impressive in a different
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7:00 AM ET “Nobody knows what I’ve been doing since I left the game,” Theo Fleury says. “Everyone thinks I’m still this crazy person with problems and issues, but I’ve actually been trying to figure it out.” Fleury last played in the NHL in 2003; he was suspended by the league for violating its substance
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6:15 PM ET The Vegas Golden Knights have terminated a brief partnership with UpickTrade, a company based in Mexico that sells sports betting picks, including on the NHL. “The Vegas Golden Knights have ended their sponsorship agreement with UpickTrade. The organization will not have additional comments on the matter at this time,” the team said
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4:02 PM ET Associated Press EDMONTON, Alberta — Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews is out for Saturday’s game against the Edmonton Oilers because of a sore wrist. Toronto coach Sheldon Keefe announced the decision before the start of a three-game series between these teams. Matthews has 31 points (18 goals, 13 assists) in 20 games
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12:55 PM ET Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — – Sabres starting goalie Linus Ullmark will miss at least the next month with a lower-body injury, leaving Buffalo with one established netminder. Captain Jack Eichel will also miss his second game but remains day to day with a lower body injury, coach Ralph Krueger said before
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4:09 PM ET Associated Press The San Jose Sharks have returned to practice and are set to play the St. Louis Blues as scheduled on Saturday night after having one game postponed because a player tested positive for the coronavirus. Tomas Hertl was placed on the COVID-19 list on Wednesday, leading to the team canceling
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1:57 PM ET Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — – Buffalo Sabres captain Jack Eichel is considered day to day, and starting goalie Linus Ullmark will miss at least the team’s two-game weekend series against the Philadelphia Flyers. In the meantime, coach Ralph Krueger still wasn’t ready on Friday to say whether high-priced forward Jeff Skinner
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8:41 PM ET Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — Sabres goalie Linus Ullmark has been ruled out after he was injured in the first period of Buffalo’s game against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night. Ullmark stopped all 15 shots he faced in the first period before being replaced by backup Carter Hutton to open
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6:34 PM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — Henrik Lundqvist said Thursday he’s months away from making a decision about his hockey-playing future after returning to the ice less than two months after open-heart surgery. The 38-year-old goaltender posted videos to social media earlier this week of himself in goalie gear taking shots in net. That
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1:48 PM ET The Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday announced a multiyear partnership with UpickTrade, a sports betting recommendation service based in Mexico. UpickTrade.com becomes the Official Sports Pick Service Partner of the Knights and will be featured on the team’s web and social media platforms as well as on the boards around the rink
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