Washington Capitals centre Evgeny Kuznetsov tested positive for cocaine at the world championship and has been banned from the Russian national team for four years. The International Ice Hockey Federation says Kuznetsov failed a doping test taken May 26 — the day Russia won the bronze medal game against the Czech Republic in Slovakia. The
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8:59 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN The International Ice Hockey Federation suspended Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov for four years after testing positive for cocaine at the 2019 IIHF World Championships on May 26. The IIHF announced the suspension on Friday, and said Kuznetsov “didn’t require the analysis of his B-sample and was provisionally suspended on
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The Minnesota Wild have announced the hiring of Bill Guerin to a multi-year contract as the team’s general manager. Guerin will oversee the Wild’s hockey operations department including all matters relating to player personnel, coaching staff, scouting department and minor league operations. Guerin had spent the previous eight seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins, including the
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Home NHL Free Agents NHL Rumors: Buffalo Sabres and Rasmus Ristolainen … Toronto Maple Leafs and… © Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports Will the Sabres move Ristolainen before the start of the season?  Lance Lysowski of the Buffalo News: (mailbag) Don’t think that defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen starts the season with the Buffalo Sabres. The Sabres would
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6:23 PM ET Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — Last season didn’t sit well with Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin. Unaccustomed to losing and no longer a rookie, Dahlin told The Associated Press on Thursday he feels better prepared and is far more driven to help transform the Sabres into contenders. “I’m putting more pressure on
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The Cleveland Monsters have signed forward Stefan Matteau to a one-year AHL contract for the 2019-20 season. Matteau, 25, posted five goals and eight assists for 13 points in 55 regular-season games with the AHL’s Chicago Wolves last season. He also recorded three goals and five assists in 21 playoff contests, including the winning goal in
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This is a follow-up to my July 18, 2019 article entitled “CHL and Canadian Players Drafted Hits 10-Year Low”.The piece reviewed the NHL Draft results over the last 10 years (2010-19) for six countries that traditionally dominate international hockey. Additionally, it examined the success of the countries in the IIHF U-18 and U-20 World Championships
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4:04 PM ET The Ottawa Senators have signed center Colin White to a six-year, $28.5 million contract, the team announced. On the rebuilding Senators, the 22-year-old White stepped into the top center position and had a solid season with 14 goals and 27 assists. He also quarterbacked the team’s second power-play unit. White will be
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The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to terms with defenseman Chase Priskie on a two-year, entry-level contract. Priskie, 23, completed his collegiate career at Quinnipiac University last season, recording 17 goals and 22 assists for 39 points in 36 games and leading all Division I defensemen in goals. Priskie, who served as team captain in his
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