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12:05 PM ET The hits keep coming for the Boston Bruins, who will reportedly be without center Patrice Bergeron for a while with an upper-body injury. According to NBC Sports, the two-time All-Star and four-time Selke Trophy winner could miss an extended time. TSN reports that he could be out four weeks, while citing sources
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11:42 AM ET The underachieving Edmonton Oilers have fired coach Todd McLellan and replaced him with Ken Hitchcock. Despite Connor McDavid having another stellar season, the Oilers are 9-10-1 and in sixth place in the Pacific Division. After making a run to the conference finals in 2017, they missed the playoffs last season. In three-plus
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12:39 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN After the nadir of their disappointing season, the St. Louis Blues fired head coach Mike Yeo late Monday night, replacing him with interim coach Craig Berube. The firing came a few hours after the Blues were shut out by the Los Angeles Kings, who have the worst record in the
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11:55 PM ET Florida Panthers center Vincent Trocheck exited early on a stretcher on Monday after injuring his right leg in a 7-5 win over the Ottawa Senators. While chasing the puck late in the 1st period, Trocheck got entangled near the boards and landed akwardly. Play was stopped for several minutes while trainers attended
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11:37 PM ET Montreal Canadiens defenseman Noah Juulsen was taken to a hospital for evaluation after taking two pucks to the face during Monday night’s game against the Washington Capitals. Juulsen, 21, has a goal and four assists in his second season with the Canadiens. He was a first-round pick for Montreal in the 2015
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10:49 AM ET With nearly a quarter of the season in the books, the Buffalo Sabres are in playoff position. Is the rebuild ahead of schedule, or will they come crashing down? Will the Buffalo Sabres make the playoffs this season? Greg Wyshynski, senior NHL writer: Before the season, I said it was plausible that
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7:00 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN On Sunday, Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt made his season debut after serving a 20-game suspension for a positive test for performance-enhancing drugs. Schmidt appealed the process (and lost) but vehemently asserted his innocence. “Not only did I not intentionally take a banned substance, I could not have received
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1:22 PM ET Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt returns to the lineup Sunday night after serving a 20-game suspension. The 27-year-old was banned last month for violating the NHL’s performance-enhancing drug policy, but Schmidt said he didn’t know how he tested positive and he and the team denied he was seeking a competitive advantage.
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4:11 PM ET Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara will miss four to six weeks with a left knee injury, according to multiple reports. Chara was injured in the first period of Wednesday’s 6-3 loss in Colorado. The Athletic first reported the timeline of Chara’s injury. The 41-year-old Chara is the sixth Bruins defenseman to go
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2:33 PM ET Pittsburgh Penguins forward Derick Brassard will return to the ice Saturday for the first time in nearly a month. Brassard will be in the lineup to face his former team, the Ottawa Senators, after missing the past nine games with a lower-body injury. He has five points in eight games this season
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11:49 PM ET Associated Press EDMONTON, Alberta — The Edmonton Oilers traded forward Ryan Strome to the New York Rangers for forward Ryan Spooner on Friday. Strome, a fifth-overall pick of the New York Islanders in 2011, had a goal and an assist in 18 games with Edmonton this season. He has 59 goals and
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7:12 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Arizona Coyotes forward Josh Archibald was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL on Friday for an illegal check to Nashville forward Ryan Hartman‘s head. Archibald was given a minor penalty for an illegal check to the head Thursday night in the Coyotes’ 2-1 home
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6:19 PM ET The Tampa Bay Lightning will be without goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy for four to six weeks after he fractured his left foot in practice earlier this week. It’s a significant loss for the Atlantic-leading Lightning. Vasilevskiy, 24, is 9-3-1 with a 2.30 goals-against average in 13 games this season. Louis Domingue will step
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5:16 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Pittsburgh Penguins forward Matt Cullen has been fined $1,000 by the NHL for a dangerous trip of Tampa Bay Lightning forward J.T. Miller. The infraction came during the first period of Thursday night’s game, a 4-3 victory by Tampa Bay. Cullen was assessed a minor penalty for
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