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7:52 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN The NHL announced its 2019 All-Star roster on Wednesday night. Three San Jose Sharks players — center Joe Pavelski and defensemen Brent Burns and Erik Karlsson — highlight the four-division team format, as the Sharks will host this year’s festivities, which begin with a skills competition on Jan. 25. Auston
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4:03 PM ET Associated Press BROSSARD, Quebec — Montreal Canadiens star goaltender Carey Price is expected to return to the lineup on Thursday night against the visiting Vancouver Canucks. But after missing the past three games with a lower-body injury, it’s not certain whether Price will start or back up Antti Niemi. “I’m going to
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6:12 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN SOUTH BEND, IN – It wasn’t what Dallas Stars president Jim Lites said that irked NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, but how he said it. Last Friday, Lites lit into his two star players, forwards Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin. He told The Athletic that Seguin and Benn have been “f—ing
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4:31 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN SOUTH BEND, IND — The NHL knows where it’s taking its next three outdoor games. It just isn’t ready to reveal who’s playing in two of them yet. The NHL announced that the 2019 Heritage Classic, their outdoor game series in Canada, will feature the Calgary Flames and the Winnipeg
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2:07 AM ET Associated Press VICTORIA, British Columbia — Northeastern’s Tyler Madden scored twice and Jason Robertson had a goal and an assist as the United States closed out the preliminary round of the world junior hockey championship Monday night with a 4-1 win over Finland. The Americans finished second in Group B behind unbeaten
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11:03 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN SOUTH BEND, IN — The Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins will have to wait until New Year’s Day to take it outside at the University of Notre Dame. Steady rain in South Bend forced the teams to move their practices indoors and off the puddle-covered rink at Notre Dame Stadium
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5:49 PM ET The NHL Players Association on Sunday took to task Dallas Stars CEO Jim Lites for derogatory comments he directed Friday at stars Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn. Stars center Tyler Seguin said he was surprised at comments from CEO Jim Lites about his performance this season, while captain Jamie Benn said, “I
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3:23 PM ET Associated Press WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice says defenseman Dustin Byfuglien will be “out for a while” after leaving Saturday’s game with a lower-body injury in the third period. Maurice, speaking to reporters on Sunday, said Byfuglien will not need surgery, but likely will not play until after the
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1:49 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO — The New York Islanders have placed forward Jordan Eberle on injured reserve due to an upper-body injury and recalled forward Michael Dal Colle from Bridgeport of the AHL. Eberle missed practice Thursday and then sat out the Islanders’ 6-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Friday night due
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5:11 PM ET The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed center Jake Guentzel to a five-year contract extension with an average annual value of $6 million, the team announced Thursday. The deal begins next season and will tie Guentzel to Pittsburgh through the 2023-24 season. Auston Matthews, Connor McDavid, Alex Ovechkin and Nathan MacKinnon were named captains
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3:14 PM ET The Boston Bruins are finally getting healthy. Defensemen Zdeno Chara and Kevan Miller and forward Jake DeBrusk were all activated from injured reserve ahead of Thursday night’s game against the Devils at TD Garden. Chara, the Bruins’ captain, has missed 19 games with a left MCL injury. Miller is returning ahead of
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6:23 PM ET Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba will miss at least three months after having surgery to repair a ruptured right pectoralis muscle, the team announced Wednesday. Dumba has 12 goals — second most among NHL defenseman — and 10 assists this season. He was hurt in a 2-1 loss to the Flames on
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4:29 PM ET Associated Press BOSTON — Patrice Bergeron scored two goals to reach 300 for his career, returning to the lineup Saturday after missing 16 games and leading the Boston Bruins past the Nashville Predators 5-2. He also set up Brad Marchand‘s tie-breaking score to help send Boston to its sixth win in eight
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7:00 AM ET Speed, speed, speed. If coach Tim Hunter has his way, his young charges will once again rocket their way atop the podium on home soil. The odds are in their favor. Despite the absence of experienced veterans, Team Canada is considered the early pick to repeat as gold medalists at the 2019
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7:00 AM ET The Canadians and Americans aren’t alone in bringing high-level talent to British Columbia for the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship, set to begin on Dec. 26. Here is a look at prolific playmakers from legit medal contenders Sweden, Finland, Russia and everyone’s favorite wild card, the Czech Republic. Be sure to check
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