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11:08 AM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Buffalo Sabres have suspended forward Patrik Berglund indefinitely for failing to report to the team. The Sabres announced the suspension Saturday, hours before facing the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals. They said there would be no further information or comment at this time. Berglund missed the
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2:06 PM ET Associated Press ST. LOUIS — The Blues have signed veteran defenseman Robert Bortuzzo to a three-year extension worth $1.375 million per season. St. Louis overcame an obscure illegal-equipment penalty, called against Vladimir Tarasenko for playing with the much-taller Colton Parayko’s stick in overtime, to beat the Avalanche. St. Louis general manager Doug
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1:03 AM ET ESPN News Services St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko was called for playing with illegal equipment at a crucial juncture in Friday night’s 4-3 overtime victory over the visiting Colorado Avalanche after picking up teammate Colton Parayko‘s stick in overtime. Blues interim coach Craig Berube said the penalty was called because the
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11:01 AM ET Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy will start Thursday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, making his return from a fractured left foot suffered last month. Without Vasilevskiy, who hasn’t played since Nov. 10, Louis Domingue has gone 11-2-0 and has won six straight games for the Atlantic Division-leading Lightning. Edward Pasquale
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1:05 PM ET ESPN News Services Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray was activated Wednesday after being sidelined since mid-November with a lower-body injury. The two-time Stanley Cup winner practiced with his teammates on Tuesday for the first time since going on injured reserve last month. The 24-year-old has struggled this season when able to play.
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10:47 PM ET Associated Press BOSTON — Boston Bruins forward David Backes rushed himself off the ice Tuesday night after taking a skate blade to the face late in the first period but returned at the start of the second and finished the game. Backes pushed Oliver Ekmann-Larsson near the side of the net and
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1:05 PM ET The Anaheim Ducks announced Tuesday that center Rickard Rakell has a sprained ankle is out indefinitely, while backup goaltender Ryan Miller will be sidelined approximately six weeks with a sprained MCL. The Ducks filled Miller’s void by claiming goaltender Chad Johnson off waivers from the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday. The Ducks
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12:11 AM ET Frustration turned to fisticuffs during the St. Louis Blues‘ practice on Monday, when teammates Robert Bortuzzo and Zach Sanford went at each other. The Blues have lost eight of their past 11 games, including a 6-1 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday, which likely helped fuel the flaring of tempers. Bortuzzo
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1:15 PM ET Associated Press ST. LOUIS — The struggling St. Louis Blues have placed backup goaltender Chad Johnson on waivers and called up Jordan Binnington to take his place. The Blues put Johnson on waivers after recalling Binnington and sending forward Sammy Blais down to the American Hockey League’s San Antonio Rampage. Johnson is
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7:23 PM ET Toronto Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman has been suspended two games for his hit on Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy Saturday night in Boston. The NHL’s Department of Player Safety called the play by Hyman a “late, forceful, high hit” that came well after McAvoy had played the puck. The league also called
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6:48 PM ET Associated Press OTTAWA, Ontario — The Ottawa Senators have acquired defenseman Stefan Elliott and forward Tobias Lindberg in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins for defenseman Macoy Erkamps and forward Ben Sexton. The swap of minor leaguers was announced on Wednesday. Elliott and Lindberg will report to the American Hockey League’s Belleville
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9:59 PM ET ESPN News Services SEATTLE — Wednesday’s celebration outside the building that Seattle’s new NHL team will eventually call home came with all the formality of a groundbreaking event, complete with the principals taking turns giving remarks and ceremonially shoveling dirt. It also came with a new price tag even higher than what
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7:20 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN This week, we learned that the NHL will officially welcome Seattle as its 32nd franchise, but not until 2021-22. That’s plenty of time for teams to prepare and shape their rosters for yet another expansion draft. What if the draft were this summer, though? For this week’s power rankings —
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1:06 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Photographs signed by Vegas Golden Knights forward Ryan Reaves that celebrated his hit that concussed Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson have been “destroyed,” according to the Knights. On Tuesday night in Vegas, Reaves caught Wilson admiring his pass and laid him out with an open-ice hit. Wilson’s helmet came off,
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12:45 PM ET Every once in a while during the NHL season, I like to strip away all the extraneous goaltending statistics to see how the field looks at its most basic level, namely 5-on-5 hockey. For fantasy purposes, of course, the results we get are going to factor in all the power plays, penalty
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