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10:41 PM ET Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning have acquired defenseman Jan Rutta in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks. NHL-leading Tampa Bay also got a 2019 seventh-round draft pick from Chicago in exchange for defenseman Slater Koekkoek and a fifth-round selection in this year’s draft. The 28-year-old Rutta had 2
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5:49 PM ET Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith‘s impressive play has earned him a three-year contract extension. The deal, announced Friday, begins in the 2019-2020 season and carries an average annual value of $1.25 million. The 27-year-old DeSmith is 12-7-4 with a 2.47 goals-against average and a .924 save percentage for
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10:38 PM ET Associated Press BOSTON — Alex Ovechkin put Zdeno Chara in unfamiliar territory early in a game Thursday night between the Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins. Chara, the NHL’s tallest player ever at 6-foot-9, was flipped head over heels into the Capitals’ bench on a shove from the 6-3 Ovechkin late in the
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3:14 PM ET Some may say the NHL All-Star uniforms are garbage. And they’d be right since they are made with recycled ocean waste. Adidas partnered with the environmental group Parley for the Oceans to create jerseys made out of upcycled marine plastic debris. The waste is made into technical fibers and then woven into
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7:00 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Earlier this week, we presented a look at hockey in Alabama through the filter of three teams: The Southern Professional Hockey League’s Huntsville Havoc, founded in 2004, and the Birmingham Bulls, who returned for a third time in 2017; and the NHL’s Nashville Predators, who draw a good portion of
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7:17 PM ET Associated Press SEATTLE — The NHL is giving Seattle’s future franchise a reward for its investment in bringing the league’s 32nd franchise to the city. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Wednesday the league has promised Seattle it will host the All-Star Game within its first seven seasons, with the team slated to
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7:00 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN As the Calgary Flames have surged into first place in the Western Conference, their top-line left winger Johnny Gaudreau has been at the epicenter. Gaudreau recently capped off a week in which he recorded five goals and 11 points in only four games. That includes an overtime win over his
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7:59 PM ET Associated Press ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Blues forward Alexander Steen will miss at least two weeks with a shoulder injury. The team placed Steen on injured reserve Tuesday before hosting the Dallas Stars. Steen injured his left shoulder on an open-ice hit from Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas in the first period
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11:54 PM ET ESPN News Services The Montreal Canadiens lost defenseman Shea Weber was hit in the face by a puck Monday against the Minnesota Wild while blocking a shot and left the game. The Canadiens’ captain was injured six minutes into the first period. Weber winced in pain on the bench but played seven
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4:58 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price will not be participating in the NHL’s All Star game, opting to rest. Price, 31, is the second high-profile player who will sit out. Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin also informed the league he would not participate in the festivities, despite being elected by the
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5:58 PM ET Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks have signed forward Lukas Radil to a one-year contract extension through the 2019-20 season. Radil has five goals and three assists in 18 career games, leading the team to give him the extension Sunday. The 28-year-old Radil played professionally in Russia’s KHL
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1:53 PM ET The NHL All-Star teams were revealed on Wednesday, with six forwards, two defensemen and two goaltenders selected from each division — with the added caveat that all 31 NHL teams had to have at least one representative named to the roster. Catch more than 180 NHL games streaming live this season on
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10:00 PM ET ESPN News Services Breakout Vancouver Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson has exited Thursday night’s game against the Montreal Canadiens and will not return. Elias Pettersson completed a hat trick in overtime, and the Vancouver Canucks held off the Ottawa Senators 4-3 on Wednesday night. Pettersson suffered a lower-body injury in the second period
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4:58 PM ET Arizona Coyotes forward Nick Schmaltz has been placed on injured reserve with a lower body injury, the team announced Thursday. Schmaltz is considered week-to-week, the Coyotes said. The 22-year-old was scratched from Wednesday’s 3-1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers with the injury. It was his first missed game since being acquired from
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