NHL News

11:25 AM ET Associated Press ST. LOUIS PARK, Minn. — A former Minnesota high school hockey player paralyzed during a game in 2011 has been hired by an NHL team. Jack Jablonski tweeted Thursday that he has a job as a content coordinator with the Los Angeles Kings working in podcasting, radio and TV. I
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12:35 PM ET I don’t want to say there’s a slight power imbalance in the NHL this season, but it might be time to contract the entire Western Conference for its abject inferiority. OK, that’s not entirely fair. Let’s relocate the St. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche to the superior conference, and then contract the
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7:23 PM ET ESPN News Services Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews (wrist) won’t play in this weekend’s NHL All-Star Game but he will attend the event in St. Louis, the team announced on Wednesday. Matthews, 22, is day-to-day while he gets treatment for an ongoing wrist issue, Toronto said. 2 Related Matthews is tied
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8:50 PM ET New York forward Artemi Panarin, the Rangers’ leading scorer and potentially the biggest offseason addition of any team in the NHL, missed Tuesday’s 4-0 loss to the New York Islanders because of an upper-body injury. Panarin, signed by the Rangers in July after he led the Columbus Blue Jackets to the playoffs,
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2:46 PM ET ESPN News Services ST. PAUL, Minn. — Stephen Johns played in his first game in almost 22 months when the Dallas Stars visited the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. Forward Radek Faksa was placed on injured reserve to make room for Johns on the active roster. Johns had been out since late
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10:48 PM ET Chicago forward Patrick Kane became the 90th player in NHL history to reach 1,000 points with an assist Sunday in the Blackhawks’ 5-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets at United Center. Kane fed Ryan Carpenter from behind the net on a pass that eventually ended up on Brandon Saad‘s stick. Saad deposited
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5:13 PM ET ESPN News Services The Washington Capitals lead the NHL in wins, points and goals as they storm into their bye week. If there was a category for dramatic, come-from-behind, weekend, matinee victories in the NHL, the Capitals would probably lead that as well. 2 Related Alex Ovechkin scored three goals, continuing a
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12:25 PM ET Associated Press SUNRISE, Fla. — Florida goalie Chris Driedger will miss several weeks with what’s believed to be a groin injury, the latest health issue at that position for the Panthers. The Panthers announced the diagnosis Saturday, calling it a lower-body injury. Driedger was hurt midway through the first period of the
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3:56 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Nashville Predators forward Viktor Arvidsson has been fined $2,000 by the NHL under the league’s rules regarding diving and embellishment. NHL Rule 64 was designed to penalize players who repeatedly dive and embellish in an attempt to draw penalties. A player gets a warning for a first
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11:13 PM ET ESPN News Services Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask was placed on injured reserve Thursday, two days after he suffered a concussion in a 3-0 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Rask left just 1 minute, 12 seconds into Tuesday night’s game after getting hit in the head by a passing Blue Jackets
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6:33 AM ET According to the Chinese zodiac, the Year of the Rat begins on Jan. 25, although Matthew Tkachuk apparently wanted to celebrate early. One of the NHL’s most preeminent pests, the Calgary Flames forward threw two (legal, but predatory) checks into Edmonton Oilers ruffian Zack Kassian, and eventually Kassian popped off and started
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