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FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, file photo, Colorado Avalanche defenseman Ian Cole (28) is shown during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Denver. Bonding between veterans and youngsters has been a time-honored tradition in hockey, with older players routinely inviting rookies to live with them during their first season. That was the case for Cole, who was guided by Barret Jackman while both were in St. Louis. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Mentors wanted: Virus limits vet-rookie time away from rink

Jan. 15, 2021 2:39 AM EST

Colorado defenseman Ian Cole has taken a young kid under his wing as he starts his 11th season in the NHL, dining with him often and going the extra mile to make sure his needs are met. Of course, this is Cole's infant son, who was born over the summer. Someday, maybe Cole will serve again as a full-blown mentor...

FILE - In this Sunday, March 1, 2020, file photo, New Jersey Devils center Jack Hughes plays against the Anaheim Ducks during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif. For the teams that missed the 2020 playoffs, they've spent the past 10 months waiting for the compressed 56-game 2021 season. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

The wait is almost over for NHL teams that missed playoffs

Jan. 11, 2021 2:11 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Jack Hughes of the New Jersey Devils hadn't had a layoff like this since ... ever? More than 100 NHL players from New Jersey, Buffalo, Anaheim, Los Angeles, San Jose, Ottawa, and Detroit have not played a meaningful hockey game since the league paused play in early March because of the...

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...

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 1999, file photo, New York Rangers coach John Muckler yells instructions to his players on the ice during the third period against the Buffalo Sabres at Marine Midland Arena in Buffalo, N.Y. Muckler, a former NHL coach and five-time Stanley Cup winner with the Edmonton Oilers has died. He was 86. (AP Photo/Don Heupel, File)

John Muckler, coach who won 5 Cups with Oilers, dies at 86

Jan. 5, 2021 2:59 AM EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — John Muckler, who coached four NHL teams and won five Stanley Cup championships with the Edmonton Oilers, has died. He was 86. The Oilers confirmed Muckler’s death Monday night. No cause was given. Muckler was part of the staff that put together the Oilers dynasty of the...

FILE - Edmonton Oilers players take part in drills during NHL hockey training camp in Edmonton, Alberta, in this Monday, July 13, 2020, file photo. The Canadian government has given its OK to start NHL training camps, citing “national interest grounds.” It has issued an exemption to the mandatory 14-day quarantine period for NHL players and team staff to return to the country. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Canada approves NHL camps, but provinces must rule on games

Dec. 31, 2020 5:02 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Canadian government, citing “national interest grounds,” gave its approval Thursday for the start of NHL training camps. It issued an exemption to the mandatory 14-day quarantine period for NHL players and team staff to return to the country. The five provinces with...

Senators acquire Coburn, Paquette, pick from Lightning

Dec. 27, 2020 9:59 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators acquired defenseman Braydon Coburn, forward Cedric Paquette and a 2022 second-round draft pick from the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sunday night in exchange for forward Marian Gaborik and goalie Anders Nilsson. Both Gaborik and Nilsson, who have a combined annual...

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 schedule: 868 games in 116 days, back-to-backs and more

Dec. 23, 2020 6:39 PM EST

The Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning will host the Chicago Blackhawks in one of five games to open the NHL’s coronavirus pandemic-shortened 2021 season on Jan. 13. The league released a first-of-its kind schedule Wednesday featuring four realigned divisions based on geography and limited to...

Germany's Tim Stutzle skates during first period action against Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. Stutzle is a top prospect in the upcoming NHL Draft. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Latest: 8 German players test positive at world juniors

Dec. 18, 2020 6:43 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The International Ice Hockey Federation says eight players from Germany’s team at the world junior hockey championship have tested positive for COVID-19 inside the Edmonton, Alberta, bubble. The IIHF says the Germans will...

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...

Canada clears Boeing 737 Max changes but steps still needed

Dec. 17, 2020 2:29 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Boeing’s 737 Max aircraft is a step closer to returning to Canadian skies, nearly two years after being grounded due to technical issues that resulted in two deadly crashes involving foreign airlines. Federal Transport Minister Marc Garneau told said Thursday that Transport Canada...