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NHL announces players won't be allowed to go to Olympics

Dec. 22, 2021 14:07 PM EST

The inevitability sunk in for Steven Stamkos a full day before the NHL made it official that players would not be allowed to participate in the Beijing Olympics. Left off Canada's Olympic roster in 2010, injured after being named to the team in 2014 and unable to go in 2018 because...

Column: NHL skips Olympics again, cites COVID-19 uncertainty

Dec. 22, 2021 03:33 AM EST

First, the U.S. diplomats and a handful of allies said “no.” Now it’s the NHL. Some party this is shaping up to be. It was just bad luck that Beijing landed the Winter Games in what turned out to be the time of COVID-19. But the decision to go ahead as scheduled rests squarely...

Chicago Blackhawks settle lawsuit with Kyle Beach

Dec. 16, 2021 08:31 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks and a former player who said he was sexually assaulted by an assistant coach have settled a lawsuit that eviscerated the franchise's once-sterling reputation and shook up the NHL, bringing questions about the sport's culture back to the forefront. ...

Quarantine concerns loom over NHL participation in Olympics

Dec. 14, 2021 18:05 PM EST

NHL MVP Connor McDavid calls the idea of potentially having to quarantine for up to five weeks in China following a positive COVID-19 test “unsettling” as the NHL’s participation at the 2022 Winter Games remains up in the air. The Edmonton captain and one of three players...

Hornqvist, Bennett go back-to-back, Panthers top Coyotes 3-1

Dec. 11, 2021 00:42 AM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Patric Hornqvist and Sam Bennett scored 10 seconds apart in the first period, and Sam Reinhard scored in his fourth straight game to give the Florida Panthers a 3-1 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night. The Panthers scored all three goals in the first...

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...

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...

Cheveldayoff says he was unaware of severity of allegations

Nov. 02, 2021 22:13 PM EDT

Winnipeg Jets general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff says he was “not aware” until this year of the severity of the sexual assault allegations made more than a decade ago against a former Chicago Blackhawks assistant coach. A third-party investigation by an independent...

Blackhawks hold settlement talks with former player's lawyer

Nov. 02, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks held settlement talks Tuesday with an attorney for a former player who is suing the team after he accused an assistant coach of sexual assault in 2010 and the team largely ignored the allegations. The sides met for about an hour,...

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...