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Zdeno Chara, 44, returning to Islanders on 1-year contract

Sep. 18, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

Zdeno Chara pondered his future, talked to his family and decided a blast from his past was the right choice for where to play a 24th NHL season. Chara agreed to terms with the New York Islanders on a one-year deal Saturday, returning 25 years later to the organization...

St. Louis Blues to require COVID-19 vaccinations or testing

Sep. 17, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues will require fans and visitors who are 12 and over to show proof they have had a COVID-19 vaccine or a recent negative test before entering the Enterprise Center, the team announced Friday. The team said the policy will take effect...

Kane says he didn't know in 2010 about assault allegations

Sep. 17, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Blackhawks star Patrick Kane said Friday he has participated in the investigation into allegations that a then-assistant coach sexually assaulted two players in 2010, adding that he did not know anything happened at the time. “Obviously very serious...

2 charged in robbery of Blues prospect at Gateway Arch

Sep. 17, 2021 08:11 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Federal charges have been filed against two people accused of robbing a St. Louis Blues hockey prospect on the grounds of the Gateway Arch. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 19-year-old Christopher Franklin and 18-year-old Kaniya Sloan are...

Blackhawks agree to entry-level deal with D Nolan Allan

Sep. 16, 2021 22:06 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to an entry-level contract with defenseman Nolan Allan, their first-round pick in this year's NHL draft. The team announced the deal on Thursday. The three-year contract runs through the 2023-24 season and carries an...

NHL expects 98% of players to be vaccinated before season

Sep. 16, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jacob Trouba was the first NHL player who allowed himself to be publicly photographed getting jabbed with a dose of coronavirus vaccine, and his wife did rotations in the emergency room in Florida with the pandemic raging. Perhaps because of that, the New...

Two people arrested in robbery of Blues hockey prospect

Sep. 16, 2021 13:37 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two suspects have been arrested in the robbery of a St. Louis Blues prospect and a woman on the grounds of the Gateway Arch, police said Thursday. The suspects, who are 19 and 18, were booked on suspicion of first-degree robbery robbery and two counts...

Sabres-Leafs take their rivalry outdoors in Heritage Classic

Sep. 16, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres' cross-border rivalry against the Toronto Maple Leafs is heading outdoors. The Sabres are listed as the home team against the Maple Leafs in the NHL’s Heritage Classic, to be played at Tim Hortons Field, home of the Canadian...

Blues re-sign Tyler Bozak to $750,000, 1-year contract

Sep. 15, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Tyler Bozak re-signed with the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday, inking a one-year deal worth the veteran minimum of $750,000. Bozak, now 35, was with the Blues in 2019 when they won the Stanley Cup for the first time in franchise history. He put up 13...

Former Boston Bruins center Fred Stanfield dies at 77

Sep. 14, 2021 18:58 PM EDT

Former Boston Bruins center Fred Stanfield, the mild-mannered sidekick to Bobby Orr on the high-scoring teams of the early 1970s, has died. He was 77. Stanfield died Monday and the Bruins announced his death Tuesday. A cause of death was not given. A...