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FILE - In this March 3, 2020, file photo, New Jersey Devils defenseman P.K. Subban (76) plays against the Vegas Golden Knights during an NHL hockey game in Las Vegas. Subban and the NHL are bringing something new to television Saturday for fans and everyone dealing with the isolation and hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic. It's NHL Hat Trick Trivia. Subban is the host of the weekly 30-minute show in which contestants will answer up to three hockey trivia questions for prizes,  the top one being two tickets to any game next season. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Devils defenseman P.K. Subban is host of new NHL trivia show

Apr. 10, 2020 2:40 AM EDT

Tired of sitting around the house and watching reruns on television every day? Too much Harry Potter? Monk? Grey's Anatomy? NCIS or one of the spinoffs? Here's something different. New Jersey Devils defenseman P.K. Subban and the NHL are bringing something new to television Saturday for fans and everyone dealing...

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2020, file photo, Winnipeg Jets' Blake Wheeler plays against the Columbus Blue Jackets during an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio. Wheeler and the Winnipeg Jets would have been on the road last week, trying to make a final push for the playoffs had the National Hockey League season not been called off because of the pandemic. Now the seven-time All-Star forward is home for dinner each night with his family. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

On-the-go sports stars embrace family time during shutdown

Apr. 10, 2020 2:37 AM EDT

Blake Wheeler and the Winnipeg Jets would have been on the road last week, trying to make a final push for the playoffs had the National Hockey League season not been called off because of the pandemic. Now the seven-time All-Star forward is home for dinner each night with his family. And for the activities, all...

A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)

The Latest: Dougie Hamilton ready to play if season resumes

Apr. 9, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Carolina Hurricanes president and general manager Don Waddell said All-Star defenseman Dougie Hamilton would be ready to play if the season resumes after breaking his left leg in January. Hamilton needed surgery and had been...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2019, file photo, Edmonton Oilers' Colby Cave (12) returns to the bench after scoring during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh. The Edmonton Oilers say forward Colby Cave is out of emergency surgery after suffering a brain bleed. The team posted on Twitter that doctors removed a colloid cyst that was causing pressure on Cave’s brain Tuesday, April 7, 2020. He remains in a medically induced coma at Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto. Cave’s wife, Emily, said earlier on Instagram that doctors were “fighting to keep him alive” in surgery. “We need a miracle,” Emily Cave wrote. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Oilers say Colby Cave remains in medically induced coma

Apr. 9, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave remains in a medically induced coma in a Toronto hospital after suffering a brain bleed earlier in the week. The Oilers, through Cave’s family, provided an update on Cave’s status Thursday on their Twitter account. “This is giving his...

FILE - In this Sept. 13 2018, file photo, then-Montreal Canadiens NHL hockey players Nicolas Deslauriers, left, and Jonathan Drouin workout on bikes during medical examinations before training camp in Brossard, Quebec. Hockey players trying to stay in shape with the NHL season on hold say there is no way to replicate the motion of ice skating. Most have been off the ice since before play was halted March 12. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

No ice, big problem: Nothing mimics skating for NHL players

Apr. 9, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

Taking ice away from NHL players has caused some to resort to desperate measures. New York Islanders captain Anders Lee bought a Peloton. Anaheim defenseman Josh Manson wants a pair of roller blades. League leading scorer Leon Draisaitl of Edmonton stickhandles around his dog. Whatever works....

FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2020, file photo, Canada's Alexis Lafreniere shoots during the team's practice at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Lafrenière has nothing to do but wait now that his Canadian junior hockey season is over, and uncertainty over when the NHL draft will take place as a result of the new coronavirus. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Lafreniere tops list of NHL draft-eligible prospects

Apr. 8, 2020 5:30 PM EDT

It makes little difference to Alexis Lafreniere when, where or how he’ll learn about being selected in the NHL draft. The 18-year-old from Quebec simply can’t wait to begin the next step of his promising career with the NHL's entire calendar of events on hold due to the new coronavirus pandemic....

SC Bern men's hockey team hires former women's goalie as GM

Apr. 8, 2020 5:16 PM EDT

Former Swiss women’s goalie Florence Schelling was named general manager of one of the nation’s top men’s professional teams, SC Bern, on Wednesday. At 31, Schelling becomes the first woman elevated to such a high-profile front-office personnel position of a men’s pro hockey team in...

A pedestrian wears a hat and a face mask on Sunset Blvd., in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, Thursday, April 2, 2020. Major League Baseball opening day was to have been Thursday, March 26, but was pushed back to mid-May at the earliest because of the coronavirus outbreak. The spring training schedule was cut short on March 12 because on the pandemic, and it remains unclear when and if baseball can resume. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

A path forward: NBA, NHL and MLB tinker with restart options

Apr. 8, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

While the world wrestles with the coronavirus pandemic, the three biggest U.S.-based sports leagues currently affected by the crisis are trying to figure out if, how and where games can be safely played again this year. The NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball have some similar constraints: Public and player health...

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2018, file photo, National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks at a press conference at the Board of Governors annual meeting in Sea Island, Ga. Bettman says players and staff have been told to stay away from the rink and self-isolate while the league is on a hiatus of uncertain length. Bettman said in a phone interview Friday, March 13, 2020, with the Associated Press and the league's website that, to his knowledge, no players or league employees have tested positive for the new coronavirus.(AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

Bettman raises chance of NHL not completing regular season

Apr. 7, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

For the first time since halting play four weeks ago, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman raised the possibility Tuesday of not completing the regular season in order to squeeze in time to award the Stanley Cup. Bettman also acknowledged during an interview with NBCSN the league is considering having games played at...

A locked gate is seen by the Etihad Stadium where Manchester City was due to play Burnley in an English Premier League soccer match Saturday March 14, 2020, after all English soccer games were cancelled due to the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus. For most people, the new COVID-19 coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, but for some it can cause more severe illness.(AP Photo/Jon Super)

The Latest: 3rd Avalanche player test positive, 8th in NHL

Apr. 7, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ An eighth NHL player has tested positive for COVID-19. The league announced Tuesday that a third player from the Colorado Avalanche has the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The league says the player is in self-isolation...