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11:13 PM ET ESPN News Services LOS ANGELES — Left winger Ilya Kovalchuk was a healthy scratch for the Los Angeles Kings against the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night, and general manager Rob Blake refused to say how long the veteran will be out of the lineup. Sportsnet Canada reported the team has informed Kovalchuk
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5:11 PM ET Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — The NHL suspended Columbus forward Nick Foligno for three games for a hit that leveled Colorado Avalanche forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare. The Department of Player Safety announced the penalty for the Blue Jackets’ captain on Monday. Foligno dropped Bellemare with the open-ice hit with his elbow to Bellemare’s
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9:25 PM ET Toronto Maple Leafs star Mitch Marner will be out a minimum of four weeks after sustaining an ankle injury Saturday night against the Flyers. Marner, 22, is the Leafs’ second-leading scorer with 18 points (4 goals, 14 assists) in 18 games this season. Marner signed a six-year contract worth almost $11 million
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1:28 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO — A Canadian broadcast company has apologized for hockey commentator Don Cherry’s remarks about what he believes are new immigrants not honoring the country’s fallen soldiers. The 85-year-old Cherry, who has been criticized in the past for his outspoken conservative politics, seemed to single out new immigrants in Toronto
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7:20 AM ET NHL Insiders We’re a little more than one month into a 2019-20 NHL season that has included some major surprises, including the Buffalo Sabres in a playoff spot, the Edmonton Oilers leading their division, Darcy Kuemper leading all netminders in save percentage and goals-against average, and the San Jose Sharks … well,
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10:53 PM ET Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby delivered an assist that one fan won’t soon forget. As a salute to Veterans Day weekend, Crosby decided to give back to his community Friday by gifting a new car to a local Army veteran. Crosby presented the 2019 Honda Passport Elite, which he won for earning
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2:59 PM ET Associated Press STOCKHOLM — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says the NHL plans to return to Europe for games in the next two years. Citing huge demand, Bettman said on Friday that the Boston Bruins and the Nashville Predators will open the regular season next year with a game in Prague. The Colorado
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3:33 PM ET St. Louis Blues forward Alexander Steen will miss at least four weeks after suffering a high ankle sprain during Wednesday’s game, general manager Doug Armstrong announced Thursday. Steen left the Blues’ 5-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday after an awkward collision with Alex Chiasson late in the second period. He
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5:53 PM ET Associated Press WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Winnipeg Jets forward Bryan Little remained hospitalized Wednesday, a day after being struck near the ear by a puck. Little was skating behind the net midway through the third period in a 2-1 home loss to New Jersey when teammate Nikolaj Ehlers fired a rising slap shot
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8:41 PM ET A Las Vegas casino is suing Evander Kane, claiming the San Jose Sharks forward failed to pay back $500,000 in gambling markers given to him in April. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas filed the lawsuit against Kane on Monday, saying he took out eight separate credits
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