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NHL reschedules games, season set to end on time April 29

Jan. 19, 2022 16:50 PM EST

Despite postponing more than 100 games for coronavirus-related reasons, the NHL is still on track to complete the regular season on time by the end of April. While it came at the expense of players competing in the Beijing Olympics, the new schedule keeps the top hockey league in the...

Return of NHL taxi squads creates domino effect in minors

Dec. 30, 2021 02:24 AM EST

Larry Landon enjoyed watching two recent American Hockey League callups score in their NHL debuts. Adding to the fun: they did it against a team with a player who spent time in the ECHL. “It’s wonderful to see,” the executive director of the Professional Hockey Players’...

Stricter Canadian rules complicate NHL push through pandemic

Dec. 28, 2021 18:22 PM EST

Sixteen months after choosing Canada as the safest place to complete its season, the NHL now faces a series of hurdles north of the border that complicate its bid to power through the pandemic all over again. The league postponed nine more games Tuesday — all of them in Canada —...

NHL set to resume after 6-day break, eyes new CDC guidance

Dec. 27, 2021 19:16 PM EST

Tampa Bay Lightning officials pulled a player out of a meeting because he tested positive for the coronavirus and no one in the room flinched. As Anthony Cirelli went into the now-familiar COVID-19 protocol, the two-time defending champions practiced with their goaltending coach and...

NHL brings back taxi squads in effort to keep season going

Dec. 26, 2021 22:44 PM EST

The NHL is emerging from an extended holiday break with taxi squads and other roster revisions, a move made to guard against more disruptions to the season amid more players and coaches going into COVID-19 protocol Sunday. Each team will be allowed to have a taxi squad of up to six...

NHL shuts down 2 more teams for a week amid COVID surge

Dec. 17, 2021 23:09 PM EST

Postponements and coronavirus problems for the NHL are coming at a dizzying and disquieting pace not seen since earlier in the pandemic. The league shut down two more teams through the Christmas holiday break on Friday, eager to avoid putting all 32 on pause amid worsening COVID-19...

Bettman: NHL still planning to have players go to Olympics

Dec. 10, 2021 18:44 PM EST

The NHL is sticking to its plan to allow its players to compete in the Beijing Olympics. For now. Speaking at the conclusion of the board of governors meeting in Florida, Commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday the league will continue to honor its commitment to giving...

COVID-19 boosters on backburner for most pro sports leagues

Dec. 10, 2021 15:49 PM EST

The push to get vaccine booster shots is not an immediate priority in most of the top sports leagues in North America even with delta and omicron variants spreading. The NFL and NHL have no current plans to follow the NBA’s lead and require players, coaches and staff to get a...

NHL enhancing employee training after Blackhawks abuse case

Dec. 09, 2021 22:03 PM EST

The National Hockey League announced an enhanced training program for employees at its board of governors meetings Thursday after an investigation uncovered disturbing details of sexual abuse endured by Chicago Blackhawks prospect Kyle Beach more than a decade ago. The program for...

NHL defends disciplinary decisions in Blackhawks scandal

Nov. 01, 2021 21:09 PM EDT

Commissioner Gary Bettman on Monday defended the NHL’s decisions and discipline meted out following an investigation into the Chicago Blackhawks' handling of sexual assault allegations in 2010. Bettman called the organization’s $2 million fine significant and stood by...