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Wild drop interim tag for coach Evason

Wild drop interim tag for coach Evason

The Minnesota Wild removed the interim tag for head coach Dean Evason and gave him a contract extension through the 2021-22 season, the team announced Monday.”I am very excited to announce that DeaMORE

Canucks LW Baertschi opts out of NHL restart

Canucks LW Baertschi opts out of NHL restart

Vancouver Canucks left wing Sven Baertschi has elected against rejoining his team for the NHL’s Return to Play initiative.Canucks general manager Jim Benning announced Saturday that Baertschi inforMORE

Report: Devils to name Ruff as head coach

Report: Devils to name Ruff as head coach

The New Jersey Devils are hiring Lindy Ruff as head coach, NHL Network’s Kevin Weekes reported Wednesday.Ruff, 60, previously served as head coach of the Buffalo Sabres for 15 seasons (1997-2013) aMORE

Pronger leaves Panthers for family business

Pronger leaves Panthers for family business

Hockey Hall of Famer Chris Pronger is leaving his front-office position with the Florida Panthers to concentrate on his family business.”We want to thank Chris for his invaluable contributions to tMORE

Blackhawks stand by team name amid scrutiny

Blackhawks stand by team name amid scrutiny

The Chicago Blackhawks have no intention to put their team name on ice.As the NFL’s Washington Redskins and MLB’s Cleveland Indians consider changes to their names and logos, which critics say demeMORE

NHL says nine more players test positive

NHL says nine more players test positive

The NHL announced Monday that nine additional players have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the leaguewide total to 35.There were eight positive tests among players reporting to team tMORE

Report: NHL eyes Aug. 1 return-to-play date

Report: NHL eyes Aug. 1 return-to-play date

The NHL is targeting July 13 for a return to training camp, with the league’s 24-team playoff beginning on Aug. 1.That’s according to hockey insider Bob McKenzie of TSN, who also said that, under tMORE

Flyers F Lindblom completes cancer treatments

Flyers F Lindblom completes cancer treatments

Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom completed his treatments for bone cancer Thursday.To mark the occasion, the 23-year-old Swede rang a ceremonial bell at Abramson Cancer Center at the HospMORE

Rangers to decide starting goalie in camp

Rangers to decide starting goalie in camp

New York Rangers coach David Quinn will wait until after camp to determine his starting goalie for the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.”You can make a case for all three guys,” Quinn said Wednesday of HenriMORE

Blue Jackets activate C Texier (back) from IR

Blue Jackets activate C Texier (back) from IR

The Columbus Blue Jackets activated center Alexandre Texier from injured reserve on Tuesday.Texier had six goals and seven assists in 36 games this season before sustaining a back injury in a Dec.MORE

NHL: 26 players have COVID-19, 15 in Phase 2

NHL: 26 players have COVID-19, 15 in Phase 2

A total of 26 NHL players have tested positive for COVID-19 over the last three weeks, the NHL announced Monday.Fifteen of the 26 tested positive after reporting to their team’s practice facility fMORE

Ovechkin back on ice at Capitals’ facility

Ovechkin back on ice at Capitals’ facility

Star winger Alex Ovechkin was back on the ice at the Washington Capitals’ complex in Arlington, Va., on Saturday for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic led to the pausing of the NHL season.MORE

Amazon won’t use its name on Seattle arena

Amazon won’t use its name on Seattle arena

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos announced Thursday that his company bought the naming rights to Seattle’s revamped arena, but it won’t share the name of the online retail giant.Instead, Bezos said it wilMORE

Report: NHL down to six possible hub cities

Report: NHL down to six possible hub cities

As the National Hockey League prepares to resume the 2019-2020 season next month, the league is down to six cities under consideration for the two hubs, according to multiple reports.Chicago, EdmonMORE

Thorburn retires after 14 seasons

Thorburn retires after 14 seasons

Chris Thorburn announced his retirement Monday after 14 seasons and 801 games.The physical forward registered 134 points (53 goals, 81 assists) and 968 penalty minutes with the Buffalo Sabres, PittMORE

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