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FILE - Former Boston Bruins' Willie O'Ree tips his hat as he is honored prior to the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Montreal Canadiens in Boston, in this Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, file photo. The Boston Bruins say they will retire the jersey of Willie O’Ree, who broke the NHL’s color barrier. O’Ree will have his No. 22 jersey honored prior to the Bruins’ Feb. 18 game against the New Jersey Devils. He became the league’s first Black player when he suited up for Boston on Jan. 18, 1958 against the Montreal Canadiens, despite being legally blind in one eye. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Bruins retiring jersey of NHL barrier breaker Willie O'Ree

Jan. 12, 2021 6:38 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — More than 60 years after he broke the NHL's color barrier, Willie O’Ree will soon add another milestone to his career. The Boston Bruins announced Tuesday that O'Ree will have his No. 22 jersey retired prior to the team's Feb. 18 game against the New Jersey Devils. It will make...

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Eric Comrie (1) saves the shot during their NHL hockey training camp practice in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)

Weeeeee, the North: All-Canadian division stacked with stars

Jan. 8, 2021 10:21 AM EST

Connor McDavid and Auston Matthews will face off nine times and the Battle of Alberta will play out 10 times in an all-Canadian division never before seen in the NHL. U.S.-Canada border restrictions forced temporary realignment for the 2021 season, and the result is all seven teams north of the 49th parallel...

Canadiens approved for home games during pandemic

Jan. 7, 2021 3:44 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens will be able to play home games despite the Quebec government’s imposition of a curfew aimed at curbing COVID-19 in the province. There will be no fans at games. Players and personnel will be tested daily and they are not allowed to visit other people when off...

FILE - Dallas Stars right wing Corey Perry plays against the Nashville Predators in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Nashville, in this Thursday, March 5, 2020, file photo. Perry's career in the NHL has taken him to Montreal. The Canadiens signed the 2011 Hart Trophy winner and league MVP to a one-year contract at the NHL minimum of $750,000 over the weekend.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Gritty veteran Corey Perry ready to suit up for Canadiens

Dec. 30, 2020 3:33 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Corey Perry had to set the record straight. Most hockey resources list his birthplace as Peterborough, Ontario, but the veteran winger actually spent the first 10 years of his life in New Liskeard, a community near the Quebec border while his father, Geoff, worked with the Ontario...

Canadiens sign former NHL MVP Corey Perry to 1-year deal

Dec. 28, 2020 1:00 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Former NHL MVP Corey Perry signed a one-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens for $750,000. The 35-year-old winger had five goals and 16 assists in 57 games with Dallas last season. He added five goals and four assists in 27 postseason games as the Stars advanced to the Stanley Cup...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, goals used by the NHL hockey club Nashville Predators are stored in a hallway in Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The National Hockey League and players reached a tentative deal Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, to hold a 56-game season in 2021, pending the approval of each side's executive board and Canadian health officials. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

NHL: Canadian teams able to start season in home arenas

Dec. 24, 2020 5:47 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The NHL believes all seven Canadian teams will be able to start the season playing in their home arenas. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said Thursday the league believes it is clear to play in Canada during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic after discussions with the five...

Ontario mulls how all-Canadian division in NHL might work

Dec. 17, 2020 4:33 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Ontario’s minister of sport says the provincial government is examining how a Canadian division in the NHL might work. Lisa MacLeod says discussions about the league’s return-to-play plan are being studied by Ontario public health authorities, the province’s chief...

Islanders' Boychuk retires due to lingering eye injury

Nov. 25, 2020 2:12 PM EST

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) — New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk has decided to retire as a result of an eye injury sustained last season. The Islanders on Wednesday announced Boychuk’s decision to end his 13-year NHL career after the player had numerous and extensive medical exams. The...