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2:22 PM ET Associated Press BOSTON — The Bruins say goaltender Tuukka Rask has been granted a leave of absence from the team for a personal matter. The team didn’t offer an explanation, but general manager Don Sweeney said shortly after the announcement on Friday that it was not health related. He also asked for
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11:05 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The Hockey Hall of Fame inducts its Class of 2018 on Monday. It includes a women’s hockey icon (Jayna Hefford), a sentient Lady Byng Trophy winner (Marty St. Louis), a well-deserving international star (Aleksander Yakushev), someone who waited way, way too long (Willie O’Ree) and someone who probably needed to
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12:43 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins have one of the National Hockey League’s fiercest rivalries. But what happened Wednesday night at their game in D.C. made that enmity an afterthought. Rams coach Sean McVay and the organization offered their “thoughts and prayers” to the victims of a mass shooting
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11:16 PM ET Montreal Canadiens forward Joel Armia is expected to miss the next 6-8 weeks with a right knee injury, the team announced on Thursday. The incident occurred during Tuesday’s game against the New York Rangers. Armia has three goals and seven points in 15 games so far this season. As a result of
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4:51 PM ET Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — The harassment trial of former Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee has been rescheduled for Dec. 20. The nonjury trial was to have begun Friday in Buffalo City Court. Every season, a few teams sitting near the bottom in November turn it around to make the
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3:09 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN Ottawa Senators rookie forward Brady Tkachuk was activated after being out since mid-October with a a torn ligament in his leg. Tkachuk, the No. 4 pick of the 2018 NHL draft, had been a bright spot for the Senators early. He missed the first two games of the season with
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7:30 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN There’s a moment for athletes when a potential professional career goes from aspiration to possibility. Maybe it’s a championship or an on-field achievement. Maybe it’s simply finding the right place at the right time. For Dennis Cholowski, it was a grade — which is only appropriate for someone who prides
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11:47 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The NHL Department of Player Safety will not bring supplemental discipline against Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin, who was ejected from his team’s 2-1 loss to the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night for an illegal check to the head of forward T.J. Oshie. At 3:27 of the third period, Malkin
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6:39 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The National Hockey League and its teams have been quick to embrace legalized sports wagering in the U.S. after the Supreme Court ruled in May that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 was unconstitutional. The league has partnered with MGM Resorts as its “official sports wagering partner,”
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5:00 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — The NHL has fined Edmonton Oilers forward Milan Lucic $10,000 for roughing Tampa Bay Lightning forward Mathieu Joseph. The league’s Department of Player Safety announced the fine Wednesday. The amount is the maximum allowed under the collective bargaining agreement between the NHL and NHL Players’ Association. Lucic
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7:45 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN CHICAGO — Here’s what we know about new Chicago Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton: he’s 33 years old and was selected in the 2003 NHL draft, the same class as Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook. Actually, the two know each other quite well: Colliton played in a summer league with Seabrook when
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3:39 PM ET Associated Press Ottawa forward Mark Stone dismissed the latest drama to the Senators season as a “hiccup” and said the team is already repairing the frayed relationship between players and coaches that was laid bare in a video. The video showed seven Senators players during an Uber ride in Phoenix last month
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9:28 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN The Chicago Blackhawks fired coach Joel Quenneville on Tuesday. Quenneville, who won three Stanley Cups with the Blackhawks, was the longest-tenured coach in the NHL. He had been with the team since 2008. Chicago named their AHL coach, Jeremy Colliton as the new coach. Colliton, 33, becomes the youngest head
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12:01 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN Seven Ottawa Senators players issued an apology on Monday night after their conversation in an Uber ride — criticizing the team’s poor play and an assistant coach — was recorded and published online. The five-minute recording, a grainy black-and-white video taken from the car’s dashboard, features players ripping assistant coach
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10:02 AM ET The New Jersey Devils struck a third sponsorship deal with a sportsbook, announcing Monday that the team had signed FanDuel Sportsbook to a partnership that will include the company’s logo in the ice. The deal comes on the heels of the team signing William Hill and Caesars last month to sponsorship deals
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