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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...

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. ...

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...

Back with Wild, Fleury welcomes big workload as clear No. 1

Sep. 28, 2022 19:15 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — With his ever-present smile, tireless approach and long list of accomplishments in the net, Marc-Andre Fleury has always embraced a heavy workload. The Minnesota Wild sure haven't shied away from leaning hard on their new — and 37-year-old — goalie. After...

Golden Knights eye return to postseason under Bruce Cassidy

Sep. 28, 2022 18:34 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One year after missing the playoffs for the first time in the franchise’s existence, the Vegas Golden Knights are eyeing a return with their third coach in six seasons. Bruce Cassidy replaced Peter DeBoer after both were fired from their respective jobs after...

Kraken understand need to improve in second season

Sep. 28, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Kraken’s first season ended up looking like most other NHL expansion seasons. And still there was a significant feeling of underachievement after the team launched with the hope of contending for a playoff spot in Year 1. Seattle’s...