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2:52 PM ET Associated Press The Toronto Maple Leafs have added three more players to the NHL’s COVID-19 protocol as an outbreak on the team that started in December continues to drag on. The Leafs announced Friday that forwards Ondrej Kase and Nick Ritchie and defenseman Justin Holl have been added to the list. Toronto
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3:12 PM ET Associated Press CALGARY, Alberta — Claude Julien was named coach of Canada’s men’s hockey team for the Beijing Olympics on Friday, and Shane Doan was named general manager. Doan and Julien replace St. Louis GM Doug Armstrong and Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper, who vacated their positions on the national team when
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4:51 PM ET Associated Press KITCHENER, Ontario — A showcase game in Canada featuring prime prospects eligible for the NHL draft has been postponed because of COVID-19 concerns. The Canadian Hockey League announced the move Friday. The CHL said a new date for the game will be released at a later time. The 2022 CHL/NHL
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3:39 PM ET Associated Press BOSTON — The Boston Bruins on Tuesday signed Tuukka Rask for the rest of the season, bringing back the winningest goalie in franchise history after he recovered from offseason hip surgery. General manager Don Sweeney said Rask will back up Linus Ullmark for Wednesday night’s game against the rival Montreal
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12:33 PM ET Nicklas Lidstrom has been hired as vice president of hockey operations for the Detroit Red Wings, as another franchise legend joins their front office. Lidstrom, 51, will be involved in all aspects of hockey operations for the Red Wings in his new role. Playing his entire 20-season career in Detroit, Lidstrom is
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9:23 AM ET The NHL went dark from Dec. 22-27, thanks to both its scheduled holiday break and a COVID-19 outbreak forcing the postponement of games. When the teams returned to the ice, they apparently decided to apply all the goals they saved up over the pause to their most recent games. From Dec. 28-Jan
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10:48 AM ET The NHLPA filed a grievance on behalf of Evander Kane after the San Jose Sharks terminated the veteran forward’s contract Sunday. Kane, 30, was in the fourth year of a seven-year, $49 million contract that paid him $7 million annually. Kane will forfeit $22.8 million from the remainder of the deal. NHL
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10:19 PM ET Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Former Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin joined the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday as a senior adviser. Bergevin was fired by Montreal on Nov. 28, ending a 10-year run with the Canadiens. “I’ve enjoyed my time away, but I’m excited to join the L.A. Kings and
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12:25 AM ET ESPN News Services LAS VEGAS — Hockey fans in southern Nevada still love Marc-Andre Fleury. The adoration overflowed Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena, where the 18-year veteran led the Chicago Blackhawks onto the ice for their game against his former team, the Vegas Golden Knights. Fans lined the end boards, pounded the
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5:53 PM ET Associated Press Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print EDMONTON, Alberta — The Edmonton Oilers placed five more players into the NHL’s COVID-19 protocols Saturday. Forwards Kailer Yamamoto and Brendan Perlini, goaltender Ilya Konovalov and defensemen Evan Bouchard and Slater Koekkoek were added to the list. Star center Connor McDavid, defenseman Tyson
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