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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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10:02 PM ET Associated Press CALGARY, Alberta — Humboldt Broncos survivor Ryan Straschnitzki was a passenger on a bus that was rear-ended by a truck on his way home from physiotherapy. Straschnitzki, 19, was one of 13 survivors April 6 when the team bus was hit by a semi-trailer at an intersection north of Tisdale,
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2:04 PM ET ESPN News Services The Anaheim Ducks have extended general manager Bob Murray’s contract for two seasons. The extension announced Saturday means that Murray is now under contract through the 2021-22 season. Murray is in his 11th season as executive vice president and GM. He joined Anaheim in 2005 as senior vice president
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1:14 PM ET Associated Press OTTAWA, Ontario — Ottawa forward Bobby Ryan has a concussion and is joining Matt Duchene on the Senators injured reserve. Senators’ general manager Pierre Dorion says both were injured in Thursday’s 5-2 loss to Montreal. Ryan is out indefinitely and Duchene will miss a week or more with a lower-body
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2:07 PM ET Associated Press CALGARY, Alberta — Calgary Flames forward Ryan Lomberg has been suspended for a game and coach Bill Peters fined $10,000 by the NHL for a confrontation at the end of a game with the Minnesota Wild. Lomberg went after Matt Dumba when the Wild defenseman steamrolled Flames center Mikael Backlund
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8:06 PM ET Associated Press CALGARY, Alberta — Calgary defenseman Mark Giordano was suspended for two games by NHL on Friday night for kneeing, while Flames forward Ryan Lomberg was suspended for a game and head coach Bill Peters fined $10,000. Giordano, the Flames’ captain, was assessed a tripping penalty after kneeing Minnesota’s Mikko Koivu
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10:30 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The Wysh List publishes every Friday. They talk amongst themselves, these NHL governors at their board meetings. Dinner plans. Gossip. Yachts, probably. But they also talk about the things they’d like to see happen in the NHL, even if they know they’ll be summarily voted down by the current commissioner
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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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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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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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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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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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3:30 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The continuing offensive explosion in the 2018-19 NHL season has produced an intense race for the Hart Trophy, has tightened the field for the Calder and has created a Vezina race where only a few goaltenders are head-and-shoulders above their peers’ plummeting save percentages. Here’s the NHL Awards Watch for
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11:56 AM ET The Original Six is well represented on Forbes’ latest list of the most valuable NHL teams, with the New York Rangers sitting on top. The Rangers were valued at $1.55 billion, followed by the Toronto Maple Leafs ($1.45 billion), Montreal Canadiens ($1.3 billion), Chicago Blackhawks ($1.05 billion) and Boston Bruins ($925 million).
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9:42 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Detroit Red Wings forward Tyler Bertuzzi was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL on Monday for his hit on the Colorado Avalanche‘s Matt Calvert over the weekend. Bertuzzi was sanctioned for roughing and unsportsmanlike conduct for his hit with 7 minutes, 15 seconds left
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