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2:09 PM ET Associated Press Chicago Blackhawks forward Tyler Johnson on Friday became the second NHL player to undergo an unusual neck surgery. Johnson’s operation was the same artificial disk replacement surgery that Jack Eichel underwent last month, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on
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10:57 PM ET ESPN News Services LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Kings forward Brendan Lemieux has been suspended for five games for biting Ottawa’s Brady Tkachuk last weekend. The NHL announced the discipline Tuesday night for Lemieux, who will forfeit $38,750 in salary while under suspension. The league posted video and a release on the
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7:00 AM ET The 2021-22 NHL season is well underway, and the opportunity to win the Stanley Cup has players across hockey begging to see their rivals go belly up. While the action heats up in this dog-eat-dog league, it’s time for a different kind of ranking: a countdown of the best NHL team dogs.
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4:30 PM ET The Montreal Canadiens made sweeping changes to their front office on Sunday, firing general manager and executive vice president Marc Bergevin and assistant general manager Trevor Timmins, as well as senior vice president of public affairs and communications Paul Wilson. Former New York Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton has been hired to
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3:32 PM ET The NHL announced Saturday that the New York Islanders have had their schedule postponed through at least the end of November due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the club. The Islanders have dealt with an increasingly depleted lineup for several games, and yet another player entered COVID protocols on Saturday. That meant
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8:10 AM ET With the 2022 Winter Olympics fast approaching and NHL players still on track to participate, excitement is growing for American fans. (Not over Team USA’s new sweaters, unless Patrick Kane will be playing rugby in Beijing. But USA Hockey has answered the nagging question of what the men’s national team would look
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7:00 AM ET This Thursday is Thanksgiving, or as it’s known in the NHL, “American Thanksgiving.” That means it’s time for our own annual tradition here: what we’re thankful for in hockey. As because this is the first one of these we’ve done since the NHL returned to ESPN airwaves, we’ve decided to keep it
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7:59 PM ET ESPN News Services NEW YORK — The New York Islanders‘ long wait is finally over. Nearly four years after winning the bid to build a new home next to Belmont Park, the Islanders opened the doors to UBS Arena on Saturday night. The Calgary Flames were the Islanders’ first home opponent this
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9:16 PM ET Associated Press MONTREAL — Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin has tested positive for COVID-19. The Canadiens said the positive test was confirmed Friday morning, and that Bergevin is being monitored by the teams’ medical staff. Bergevin is the latest high-profile case of COVID-19 in the Canadiens’ organization. Coach Dominique Ducharme tested
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