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Quality of hockey, business booming as NHL begins new season

Oct. 03, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

Cale Makar won the Stanley Cup and earned playoff MVP honors after a season in which he was voted the NHL's best defenseman. He may be the best hockey player in the world, and still he looks around at Connor McDavid, Patrick Kane, Auston Matthews and Colorado teammate Nathan...

Gaudreau to Columbus tops busy summer of NHL player movement

Oct. 03, 2022 06:14 AM EDT

Johnny Hockey moved East, though not as far as everyone thought. The champs out West couldn’t keep the entire band together. And two teams with lengthy playoff droughts made some moves hoping to change that. Johnny Gaudreau joining Columbus headlined a busy offseason of player...

Blackhawks F Katchouk will be sidelined by ankle sprain

Oct. 02, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Blackhawks forward Boris Katchouk will be sidelined for four to six weeks with a left ankle sprain, the team announced Sunday. The 24-year-old Katchouk played almost 12 minutes during a 3-0 preseason loss to Detroit on Saturday night. He was acquired in a multiplayer...

Behind the stripes: What 3 NHL officials enjoy off the ice

Oct. 02, 2022 10:39 AM EDT

It has been almost three decades since the NHL took the names off the back of officials' jerseys and replaced them with numbers. Since then, with the notable exception of Wes McCauley and his popular, flamboyant calls, most referees and linesmen generally fly under the radar and...

Ducks' Vaakanainen crashes into boards, leaves on stretcher

Sep. 30, 2022 23:21 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ducks defenseman Urho Vaakanainen was taken off the Honda Center ice on a stretcher after he crashed into the end boards in the first period of Anaheim's preseason game against the San Jose Sharks on Friday night. The Finnish defenseman was conscious and...

Orlando Magic return to practice, teams donate to Ian relief

Sep. 30, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

At the Orlando Magic training facility on Friday, the lights were on and the water was running. Not everybody in the storm-ravaged state of Florida can say that right now, and some may not be able to for weeks. The Magic aren’t losing sight of that. The team returned...

Lightning donate $2 million to Hurricane Ian relief efforts

Sep. 30, 2022 13:07 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning and team owner Jeff Vinik are donating $2 million toward Hurricane Ian relief efforts. The NHL team announced Friday that $1 million each will be donated by the Tampa Bay Lightning Foundation and the Vinik Family Foundation. ...

North Americans in Russia's KHL face difficult decisions

Sep. 30, 2022 04:48 AM EDT

North Americans playing in the Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League have been put in a difficult position amid calls from the U.S and Canadian governments for them to leave the country because of the war in Ukraine. The Canadian government has advised its citizens to leave Russia...

NHL: Russian players all clear for games in Czech Republic

Sep. 29, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

Russian players on two NHL teams opening the season in the Czech Republic will be allowed to participate in the two Global Series games in Prague after all. The Czech government has dropped its attempted ban of Russian players on the rosters for San Jose and Nashville, NHL Deputy...

Magic set to lose a 2nd consecutive practice day to storm

Sep. 28, 2022 21:21 PM EDT

Orlando's training camp schedule is being disrupted by Hurricane Ian. The Magic could not practice on Wednesday because the storm was looming, and called off their practice on Thursday as well because Ian was forecast to seriously affect the Orlando area with its rain and wind. ...