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Apr 02, 2020

Sharks GM: Boughner has edge for full-time job
Interim head coach Bob Boughner has "the upper hand" to take over as the full-time coach, Sharks GM Doug Wilson said Thursday.

ESPN NHL
Apr 02, 2020

Senators announce cuts; Ducks paying staff
The Senators are making temporary layoffs and salary reductions because of COVID-19. Meanwhile, the Ducks owners say they will pay their part-time employees through June 30.

ESPN NHL
Apr 02, 2020

Vegas coach Peter DeBoer on the NHL's coronavirus pause, and coaching a team that hated him
As Sharks coach, DeBoer was public enemy No. 2 for Vegas fans. How about now? Plus, his thoughts on what comes next for the NHL.

ESPN NHL
Apr 02, 2020

Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas predicts WrestleMania 36
The hockey exec isn't shy about his WWE fandom. Here are his picks for every match on the card this weekend.

ESPN NHL
Apr 02, 2020

Wysh List: Is Connor McDavid an incomplete player?
The electrifying superstar was not among the finalists for "most complete player" in this year's NHLPA poll. Is that accurate?

ESPN NHL
Apr 01, 2020

Sabres star Eichel donates 5,000 medical masks
Sabres captain Jack Eichel has purchased 5,000 personal protective equipment masks from Bauer Hockey to be distributed to local hospitals dealing with shortages as a result of the new coronavirus.

ESPN NHL
Apr 01, 2020

Four more members of Senators org test positive
The Senators said four more members of the organization tested positive for coronavirus but have recovered.

ESPN NHL
Apr 01, 2020

Ranger, the NHL's first service-puppy trainee has found a new home -- and new purpose
After working with the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden, where he bonded with players including Chris Kreider, Ranger the yellow Lab is helping a teen with autism.

ESPN NHL
Apr 01, 2020

Ranger, the NHL's first service-puppy trainee, has found a new home -- and new purpose
After working with the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden, where he bonded with players including Chris Kreider, Ranger the yellow Lab is helping a teen with autism.

ESPN NHL
Mar 31, 2020

Sharks president defends hosting March games
Jonathan Becher said the San Jose Sharks made the best decision with the information available in early March when the team elected to play three home games despite a recommendation by the county against large gatherings.

ESPN NHL
Mar 31, 2020

Oilers expect D Green back if season resumes
Oilers defenseman Mike Green, a key trade-deadline acquisition last month, will be available to return to the ice if and when the NHL resumes play, coach Dave Tippett said Tuesday.

ESPN NHL
Mar 31, 2020

Toronto official: Ban doesn't include pro teams
Toronto's cancellation of all city-led and permitted events through June 30 amid the coronavirus pandemic does not apply to professional sports leagues such as the NBA, NHL, MLB or MLS, a spokesman for Mayor John Tory said Tuesday.

ESPN NHL
Mar 31, 2020

Alex Ovechkin's goals quest on pause: How the superstar is dealing with a season interrupted
With the NHL remaining on pause, Ovi is stuck on 48 goals. How is he staying in shape physically and mentally for the league's return?

ESPN NHL
Mar 31, 2020

Sharks sign college free agent D Pasichnuk
The San Jose Sharks have agreed to a contract with free agent college defenseman Brinson Pasichnuk. The 22-year-old finished his college career with 39 goals and 68 assists in 136 games.

ESPN NHL
Mar 31, 2020

The feel-good stories of the season for all 31 NHL teams
From rivalries renewed to a hopeful (and big-spending) new owner to players leveling up, here's what we'll remember most fondly of 2019-20.

ESPN NHL
Mar 31, 2020

NHL extends self-quarantine period to April 15
The NHL has extended its self-quarantine period for players and staff to April 15. The league's original directive was to self-quarantine until March 27, though it has now been extended twice.

ESPN NHL
Mar 31, 2020

Pietrangelo: Blues' Bouwmeester in good health
St. Louis Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo says teammate Jay Bouwmeester is in good health some seven weeks after having a cardioverter defibrillator implanted in his chest.

ESPN NHL
Mar 31, 2020

NHL viewers club: That time an EBUG beat the Maple Leafs
Let's rewatch the Feb. 22 Toronto-Carolina game, with a rundown of the best moments, players to watch, timestamps for every goal and more.

ESPN NHL
Mar 31, 2020

Player poll: Pens' Crosby most complete in NHL
Pittsburgh Sidney Crosby was picked as the NHL's most complete player, according to an annual survey of current players.

ESPN NHL
Mar 30, 2020

Northeastern star Madden inks deal with Kings
Tyler Madden, whose father won three Stanley Cups, has signed a three-year contract with the Kings.

ESPN NHL
Mar 30, 2020

Tom Brady move adds new wrinkle to Boston-Tampa Bay rivalry
Although Brady's Bucs won't face the Patriots in 2020, there has been enough acrimony in other sports to support a rivalry.

ESPN NHL
Mar 29, 2020

The NHL's coronavirus pause: Possible playoff formats, players' workout plans, free agency and more
What do NHL stars think should be done for the playoffs? How are they all staying in shape? What will the draft and free agency look like?

ESPN NHL
Mar 29, 2020

Gritty's tips on self-quarantining, favorite meals, hygiene and how to stay connected
Like everyone else, Gritty is finding ways to stay entertained while social distancing. Plus, tips on hygiene, connecting with friends and more.

ESPN NHL
Mar 28, 2020

Knicks owner Dolan tests positive for coronavirus
James Dolan, the executive chairman of Madison Square Garden Company and owner of the New York Knicks, has tested positive for the coronavirus.

ESPN NHL
Mar 28, 2020

Second Avs player tests positive for COVID-19
The player, who was not identified, is in self-isolation and the team said no other players or staff members have shown symptoms.

ESPN NHL
Mar 27, 2020

Oilers' McDavid: 'Fair season is a full season'
NHL teams on the bubble for the playoffs look for fair solutions, including finishing the regular season, going by points percentage or expanding the playoffs.

ESPN NHL
Mar 26, 2020

Avs player 'back to normal' after testing positive
The Avalanche said one of their players has recovered "and is back to normal" after testing positive for coronavirus. It is the third known case in the NHL.

ESPN NHL
Mar 26, 2020

Ovechkin, Crosby OK skipping straight to playoffs
The NHL is considering several options for how they could complete the season and has told teams to look to building availability through August.

ESPN NHL
Mar 25, 2020

Wyshynski: Cancel the NHL regular season already
By dragging its proverbial feet on an official cancellation, the league is doing more harm than good.

ESPN NHL
Mar 25, 2020

Stubhub furloughs employees amid pandemic
The ticketing giant Stubhub has begun furloughing employees and similar websites are also facing financial challenges due to events being canceled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

ESPN NHL
Mar 25, 2020

Stars brass takes 50% pay cut with season halted
Dallas Stars president Jim Lites and general manager Jim Nill have taken 50% cuts in salary while the NHL season is paused due to the coronavirus pandemic, Nill told ESPN on Wednesday.

ESPN NHL
Mar 25, 2020

Top prospect Lafreniere patient amid uncertainty
Alexis Lafreniere said it was "sad" to have his junior hockey career end so suddenly, but he's now focused on the draft, where he's projected to be a top pick.

ESPN NHL
Mar 25, 2020

NHL postpones draft, scouting combine, awards
The NHL on Wednesday postponed three upcoming events originally scheduled for June: the scouting combine in Buffalo, the NHL Awards in Las Vegas and the draft in Montreal.

ESPN NHL
Mar 25, 2020

Bruins placing employees on leave, cutting pay
The Bruins announced that 68 of their full-time employees will be placed on temporary leave and 82 face an indefinite salary reduction.

ESPN NHL
Mar 25, 2020

Bruins, Canes employees hit with job, salary cuts
The Bruins announced that 68 of their full-time employees will be placed on temporary leave and 82 face an indefinite salary reduction.

ESPN NHL
Mar 25, 2020

Penguins F Guentzel on track for possible return
Penguins All-Star forward Jake Guentzel's recovery from shoulder surgery is on schedule, opening the door for him to play at some point should the NHL return this season.

ESPN NHL
Mar 25, 2020

NHL medical officer cautions against early return
Dr. Willem Meeuwisse, the NHL's chief medical officer, says "it makes a lot less sense getting people together" -- even in empty arenas -- if the spread of coronavirus cases continues to escalate among the general population.

ESPN NHL
Mar 25, 2020

Sabres reach deal with prospect Samuelsson
Defenseman Mattias Samuelsson, who had two goals and 14 points for Western Michigan last season, has reached a three-year deal with the Sabres.

ESPN NHL
Mar 25, 2020

Bauer shifts from hockey to make medical gear
Bauer, known for manufacturing hockey equipment, has shifted to producing medical shields to help doctors, nurses and other first responders in the medical field who are dealing with the coronavirus.

ESPN NHL
Mar 25, 2020

Russia-based KHL's season ends due to virus
The Russian-based Kontinental Hockey League has ended its season before playing the conference semifinals due to concerns over the coronavirus.

ESPN NHL
Mar 24, 2020

Nick Foligno unplugged: Blue Jackets captain on FaceTiming, the NHL's possible return, WFH life and more
With the NHL on pause, we check in with the veteran forward on how life has been since March 12, and his thoughts on the future.

ESPN NHL
Mar 24, 2020

NHL extending coronavirus self-quarantine period
The NHL is extending its recommendation for players and staff to self-isolate and stay away from team facilities during the coronavirus pandemic.

ESPN NHL
Mar 24, 2020

Canes seal entry-level deals with Cotton brothers
The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to entry-level contracts with brothers David and Jason Cotton.

ESPN NHL
Mar 24, 2020

Group decides to pay 76ers, Devils employees
The group that owns the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers and the NHL's New Jersey Devils has reversed course on a controversial decision to cut employees' pay, announcing Tuesday that it will "be paying these employees their full salaries."

ESPN NHL
Mar 24, 2020

Habs temporarily laying off 60% of employees
The Montreal Canadiens are temporarily laying off 60% of employees while the National Hockey League season is suspended.

ESPN NHL
Mar 24, 2020

NHL to temporarily cut pay in league office
The NHL is temporarily cutting salaries of league employees by 25% as the coronavirus outbreak continues.

ESPN NHL
Mar 24, 2020

Sign him up! Connor McDavid using bernedoodle Leonard to stay in game shape
McDavid is doing his part to spread the "stay home, stay safe" message, making use of his dog as his new training partner.

ESPN NHL
Mar 24, 2020

AHL's Utica Comets say 'Puck The Virus' to pay their staff
As sports franchises scramble to address payroll and staffing concerns, one minor league hockey team has turned to a pun-driven T-shirt campaign.

ESPN NHL
Mar 24, 2020

My first linemates: 25 stars recall their NHL origins
We asked NHL players about the first linemates they had in the league. Stories they shared ranged from humorous to poignant; no two are the same.

ESPN NHL
Mar 24, 2020

Kendall Coyne Schofield's home workouts providing structure during the hockey world's shutdown
The U.S. women's hockey star is staying in shape -- and helping her NFL free-agent husband do the same -- while self-isolating near Chicago.

ESPN NHL
Mar 23, 2020

76ers, Devils cutting pay, moving to 4-day week
The NBA's 76ers and NHL's Devils, teams owned by a group headed by billionaire Josh Harris, have notified salaried, full-time employees they will be subject to temporary pay cuts of up to 20% and that they will be moving to a four-day work week.

ESPN NHL
Mar 23, 2020

76ers, Devils workers face pay cuts, sources say
The NBA's 76ers and NHL's Devils, teams owned by billionaire Josh Harris, have notified noncontracted employees that they face pay cuts starting as soon as next month, sources say.

ESPN NHL
Mar 23, 2020

Sabres agree to ink W. Michigan forward DiPietro
The Buffalo Sabres have agreed to sign college free-agent forward Dawson DiPietro to a one-year, entry-level contract.

ESPN NHL
Mar 23, 2020

Memorial Cup canceled due to coronavirus
There will be no Memorial Cup this year, a first in its 102-year history.

ESPN NHL
Mar 23, 2020

Predators sign goalie Ingram to 3-year contract
The Nashville Predators have signed goaltender Connor Ingram to a three-year contract.

ESPN NHL
Mar 23, 2020

Viewers club during the NHL pause: St. Louis Blues vs. Vegas Golden Knights
Let's rewatch the St. Louis-Vegas game, with a rundown of the best moments, players to watch, timestamps for every goal and power play, and more.

ESPN NHL
Mar 22, 2020

The NHL's coronavirus pause: The latest on a possible return, playoffs, draft, Seattle and more
What are players up to? Have they been tested? What are some possibilities for when games will resume, and how many of them will there be?

ESPN NHL
Mar 22, 2020

Bruins veteran Chara lauds Brady: 'We feel a loss'
Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara, a 22-year veteran in the NHL with 14 seasons in Boston, commended Tom Brady on Sunday via Instagram, lauding Brady's years of success with the Patriots and how much it meant to New England fans.

ESPN NHL
Mar 21, 2020

Islanders D Boychuk to return when NHL does
Johnny Boychuk needed 90 stitches to repair a cut around his eyelid after he was hit in the face by a skate earlier this month.

ESPN NHL
Mar 21, 2020

2nd Senators player tests positive for coronavirus
The two Senator players who have tested positive for COVID-19 are the only known cases among NHL players.

ESPN NHL
Mar 21, 2020

IIHF cancels world championships over pandemic
In what IIHF president Rene Fasel called a "harsh reality," the men's hockey world championships have been called off in a time to "set sport aside" due to the coronavirus pandemic.

ESPN NHL
Mar 20, 2020

Seattle may reveal name during social distancing
The NHL expansion franchise in Seattle is still going through the name and logo trademarking process and has not decided when an announcement will be made.

ESPN NHL
Mar 20, 2020

Worker at Panthers' arena tests positive for virus
A part-time arena worker at the BB&T Center, where the Panthers play, has tested positive for the coronavirus.

ESPN NHL
Mar 20, 2020

Predators sign Harper to entry-level deal
Patrick Harper, who had a career-best 14 goals and tied his career high with 37 points as a senior at Boston University, has signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Predators.

ESPN NHL
Mar 20, 2020

Home workouts 101: Creative ways people are still playing sports around the globe
As the coronavirus pandemic has forced us to break out of our normal sports and fitness routines, these people are making the most of their time at home with creative takes on the games we know and love.

ESPN NHL
Mar 20, 2020

Wizards, Capitals will finish their seasons -- via video games
Monumental Sports Network and NBC Sports Washington will air one-hour video game simulations of remaining Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals games.

ESPN NHL
Mar 20, 2020

Czech hockey great Zabrodsky dies at 97
Vladimir Zabrodsky, one of the best Czech hockey players in history has died. He was 97.

ESPN NHL
Mar 20, 2020

Schneider, other stars liven up virtual NHL slate
Devils goaltender Cory Schneider was among the NHL stars who turned to EA Sports NHL 20 to entertain hockey-starved fans in Thursday night's five-game virtual NHL slate.

ESPN NHL
Mar 19, 2020

Inside the 'excruciating' decisions to cancel seasons for two hockey leagues
The ECHL and SPHL canceled their seasons due to the coronavirus. How did the commissioners make those decisions, and what's the impact for 2020-21?

ESPN NHL
Mar 19, 2020

Sports on hold: What about my tickets?
Wondering what happens with your ticket to a recently canceled or postponed sporting event? We went to the experts to find out.

ESPN NHL
Mar 19, 2020

Favre to N.Y.? MJ to MiLB? Brady's not the first to leave an iconic team
Tom Brady is not the only star -- or even the only star quarterback -- to ever leave the team that made him famous.

ESPN NHL
Mar 18, 2020

Wysh List: Your hockey week for a week when there's no hockey
We offer up some suggestions on what to watch, read, play and explore while the hockey world is on hiatus.

ESPN NHL
Mar 18, 2020

Ducks, Kings say players show no signs of virus
The Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings said Wednesday that no player in either organization has showed signs of having the coronavirus. The Ducks and Kings were the last opponents of the Senators, who had an unnamed player test positive.

ESPN NHL
Mar 18, 2020

Bears sign Swayman, Wolff to entry-level deals
The Bruins signed goaltender Jeremy Swayman, whom they drafted in the fourth round in 2017, and college free-agent defenseman Nick Wolff to entry-level contracts.

ESPN NHL
Mar 18, 2020

Bruins sign Swayman, Wolff to entry-level deals
The Bruins signed goaltender Jeremy Swayman, whom they drafted in the fourth round in 2017, and college free-agent defenseman Nick Wolff to entry-level contracts.

ESPN NHL
Mar 18, 2020

Sabres agree to 2-year deal with Penn St. F Biro
The Buffalo Sabres have agreed to an entry-level contract with undrafted forward Brandon Biro.

ESPN NHL
Mar 18, 2020

Sens player tests positive; NHL's first known case
An Ottawa Senators player has tested positive for the coronavirus, the team announced Tuesday night, marking the first confirmed positive test in the NHL.

ESPN NHL
Mar 18, 2020

Canadiens prospect Caufield to stay at Wisconsin
Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin said in a statement Tuesday that another year in the NCAA will benefit Caufield.

ESPN NHL
Mar 17, 2020

Cornell hockey coaches lament lost shot at double national championship
The women's and men's teams were both ranked No. 1 when their seasons were canceled. Doug Derraugh and Mike Schafer give us the inside stories.

ESPN NHL
Mar 16, 2020

Rangers sign 20-year-old defenseman Miller
Former University of Wisconsin defenseman K'Andre Miller has signed an entry-level contract with the New York Rangers. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound Minnesota native was selected No. 22 overall in the 2018 NHL entry draft.

ESPN NHL
Mar 16, 2020

NHL allowing players to return to home countries
In a reversal of course, the NHL has told its players they may return to their home countries and to self-isolate until at least March 27. The new directive means the league is looking at a return to action no earlier than May.

ESPN NHL
Mar 16, 2020

NHL allowing players to self-isolate anywhere
In a reversal of course, the NHL has told its players that they may leave their NHL cities as long as they self-isolate until at least March 27. The new directive means the league is looking at a return to action no earlier than May.

ESPN NHL
Mar 16, 2020

Canucks employee tests positive for coronavirus
A member of the Vancouver Canucks' full-time office staff, who is not in a fan-facing role, has tested positive for the coronavirus, the team's chief operating officer, Trent Carroll, said in a statement.

ESPN NHL
Mar 15, 2020

If the NHL season resumes, what should the playoffs look like?
The league has indicated that games will return at some point. How should playoff teams be determined, and what should the format be?

ESPN NHL
Mar 15, 2020

What to watch while sports are on hiatus
To say there is a hole where live sports coverage used to be would be an understatement. This list of premium sports content can help fill the void while leagues are on hiatus.

ESPN NHL
Mar 15, 2020

ECHL cancels season amid concerns over virus
The ECHL announced Saturday night that it was canceling its season amid safety concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.

ESPN NHL
Mar 14, 2020

KHL team drops title pursuit over virus concerns
Jokerit Helsinki, a team from Finland, withdrew from the Kontinental Hockey League playoffs Saturday due to the coronavirus outbreak. Jokerit chairman Jari Kurri said it was "a very difficult but necessary decision."

ESPN NHL
Mar 14, 2020

Teams, arenas in L.A., Chicago to pay event staff
Coalitions of professional sports teams and their arenas in both Los Angeles and Chicago joined together to provide financial support for event employees while the NBA and NHL remaining regular-season games are halted because of the coronavirus pandemic.

ESPN NHL
Mar 13, 2020

NHL assures players will be paid through season
NHL players will be issued their final three scheduled paychecks despite the suspension of the season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

ESPN NHL
Mar 13, 2020

Fehr: Teams could open facilities by next week
NHL Players' Association chief Don Fehr told The Associated Press that he expects teams will be cleared to open their training facilities to allow player workouts as early as next week.

ESPN NHL
Mar 13, 2020

Funeral for ex-Habs great Richard closed to public
The Canadiens said the decision to close Henri Richard's funeral to the public was made in response to measures put in place by the Quebec government to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

ESPN NHL
Mar 13, 2020

Bettman urges self-isolation for NHL players
The NHL is telling its players and staff to stay away from the rink and self-isolate while hockey is on a hiatus of unknown length during the coronavirus pandemic.

ESPN NHL
Mar 13, 2020

Sharks say part-time employee has coronavirus
The San Jose Sharks said a part-time employee at their arena has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Sharks said the health department said risk to the public from that exposure is low and that no additional precautions are necessary.

ESPN NHL
Mar 12, 2020

Sportsbooks react to loss of NCAA, other leagues
Sportsbooks are in uncharted territory with the cancellation of sporting events around the country due to the coronavirus pandemic.

ESPN NHL
Mar 12, 2020

Sportsbooks reacting to loss of NCAA, other leagues
Sportsbooks are in uncharted territory with the cancellations of sporting events around the country due to the coronavirus pandemic.

ESPN NHL
Mar 12, 2020

Why the NHL hit the pause button on the 2019-20 season, and what comes next
Will play resume, and when? How will they sort out the playoffs? What is the expected financial impact? We answer the biggest questions.

ESPN NHL
Mar 12, 2020

NHL suspends play due to virus, hopes to return
The NHL has suspended play because of the spread of the coronavirus.

ESPN NHL
Mar 12, 2020

NHL weighs options, tells teams not to practice
The NHL has told teams not to practice Thursday while the league weighs its options regarding coronavirus.

ESPN NHL
Mar 11, 2020

When coronavirus cancels your hockey season
We check in with former NHLer Jeff Zatkoff, a goalie in the German DEL, which ended its season due to the coronavirus outbreak.

ESPN NHL
Mar 11, 2020

Blue Jackets will play home games without fans
The Blue Jackets became the first NHL team to announce that they will play home games without fans due to the coronavirus crisis.

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