Hockey

Natalie Spooner and Amanda Kessel have taken their hockey rivalry to the world of sequins and salchows. The two women normally do battle as members of the Canadian and U.S. women’s hockey teams, respectively. But they’ve temporarily traded hockey skates for figure skates as participants in this season’s “Battle of the Blades” on CBC. The
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VANCOUVER—The Vancouver Canucks have inked restricted free agent Brock Boeser to a three-year contract. The team announced the 22-year-old right-winger’s new deal on Monday, saying it carries an average annual value of $5.875 million U.S. Boeser missed training camp in Victoria over the weekend as negotiations continued. The native of Burnsville, Minn., was the club’s
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CHICAGO—A posthumous study of Stan Mikita’s brain shows the Hockey Hall of Famer suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy at the time of his death a year ago. Dr. Ann McKee, the director of the BU CTE Center, announced the findings during the Concussion Legacy Foundation’s Chicago Honors Dinner on Friday night at the request of
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EDMONTON—It’s so far, so good for Connor McDavid in training camp as he rehabs his knee. The Edmonton Oilers’ superstar forward was cleared for practice and didn’t require a non-contact jersey as the team hit the ice today for the first time in camp. McDavid, the second-leading scorer in the NHL last year, partially tore
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BOSTON—The Boston Bruins have signed coach Bruce Cassidy to a multiyear contract extension, rewarding him for the team’s trip to the Stanley Cup final in just his second full season on the bench. General manager Don Sweeney announced the extension Wednesday, a day before training camp begins. How many seasons the extension covers was not
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The New Jersey Devils have re-signed restricted free agent centre Pavel Zacha to a three-year, $6.75 million contract. The signing on Tuesday happened days before the Devils open training camp. And it comes a day after general manager Ray Shero peppered his comments with profanities in questioning the former first-round draft pick for considering signing
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