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3:53 PM ET Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild have acquired center Victor Rask from the Carolina Hurricanes for left wing Nino Niederreiter, in a swap of underperforming but still-young players on long-term contracts. The 25-year-old Rask, a native of Sweden, has one goal and five assists in 26 games this season
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2:21 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN TAMPA, Fla. — Steven Stamkos isn’t shedding any tears about the loss of the World Cup of Hockey in 2020, as the collective bargaining talks between the NHL and its players resulted in its formal postponement this week. “There’s just not enough time. We’re in 2019. It’s in 2020. With
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1:55 AM ET Associated Press ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Anaheim Ducks have acquired defenseman Michael Del Zotto from the Vancouver Canucks for defenseman Luke Schenn and a 2020 seventh-round draft pick. The teams announced the trade Wednesday night. Del Zotto, 28, had a goal and three assists with the Canucks this season and has 54
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10:40 PM ET Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — Sabres defenseman Nathan Beaulieu is concerned with his lack of playing time and would prefer being traded if his role doesn’t change in Buffalo, the player’s agent told The Associated Press. Kent Hughes says that while he didn’t demand the Sabres trade his client, he did request
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10:00 AM ET Ben ArledgeESPN.com Close Editor for fantasy, chalk and NHL, as well as a contributing hockey writer. Previously with ESPN The Magazine. Joined ESPN in 2012 after graduating from Colgate University. The Calgary Flames enter Wednesday night’s game (9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN+) against the Buffalo Sabres as the top team in the Western
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7:48 PM ET Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks have re-signed forward Marcus Sorensen to a two-year contract extension. The deal, which was finalized Monday, keeps Sorensen under contract through the 2020-21 season. The 26-year-old Sorensen is in his third season with the Sharks. He has career highs with eight goals,
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3:48 PM ET Associated Press Josh Gorges is retiring after 13 years in the NHL, having twice reached the Eastern Conference finals with the Montreal Canadiens. The 34-year-old defenseman announced his decision Monday through the NHL Players’ Association. Gorges has been out of hockey since his contract expired with Buffalo last season. His role gradually
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11:59 AM ET The Toronto Maple Leafs have been scuffling lately, but they’ll get a boost with the return Monday of goalie Frederik Andersen. He has been out since Dec. 22 with a groin injury but will be back between the pipes Monday against the Avalanche. “I’ve been working hard on making sure it feels
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10:43 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The Anaheim Ducks are winless in their last 11 games, losing to the Winnipeg Jets in overtime on Sunday. In theory, coach Randy Carlyle’s seat couldn’t be hotter. But his general manager said Caryle’s job is safe — for now. “While it’s not my preference to make comments on this
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9:44 PM ET Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby left Saturday night’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets after taking a stick to the face. The stick of Cam Atkinson slid through the goalie mask as Holtby raised it to prepare to deflect a potential shot, and the stick appeared to make contact with Holtby near
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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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5:55 PM ET Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — The Arizona Coyotes have acquired center Jordan Weal from the Philadelphia Flyers for a minor leaguer and a draft pick. Weal has three goals and nine points in 28 games for the Flyers this season. Over parts of four seasons, Weal had 19 goals and 42 points in
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4:17 PM ET Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson says the arrest last year that led to his 18-game suspension came when he started drinking again after 23 months of sobriety. The Predators’ Austin Watson, whose suspension for domestic violence was reduced to 18 games by an arbitrator in October, is
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