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1:06 PM ET ST. LOUIS — 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 points during that
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Sep 13, 2021 Last season was the strangest I’ve ever navigated in fantasy hockey. On the one hand, there was the predictability of the league’s temporary realignment, as teams would face only opponents within their own divisions. Pick a weak division, reap the rewards — half of the league’s top scorers were preying on the
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7:09 PM ET Associated Press 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 native of Toronto, Stanfield played six seasons
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3:06 PM ET Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. — Former New York Rangers forward Jim Vesey is among three players the New Jersey Devils have signed to tryout contracts. The Devils also announced Tuesday the signings of center Mark Jankowski and defenseman Tyler Wotherspoon. They will join the team when all players report to the NHL
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1:30 PM ET Sylvain Lefebvre is out as a Columbus Blue Jackets assistant over his decision to not receive a COVID-19 vaccine, general manager Jarmo Kekalainen confirmed Monday. “Per NHL protocol, he is unable to do the job we hired him for,” Kekalainen told ESPN. Last month, the NHL sent a memo to its teams
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9:00 AM ET The incorporation of defensive categories – such as blocked shots – into ESPN’s standard game has changed the way we look at blueliners through the fantasy scope. It’s no longer about those precious few candidates who shoot the puck with abandon and contribute regularly with the extra skater. Beginning for the first
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4:34 PM ET Associated Press CALGARY, Alberta — – The Calgary Flames signed defensemen Erik Gudbranson and Michael Stone to one-year deals on Friday. Gunderson’s contract is worth $1.95 million and Stone signed for $700,000, the club said. Gudbranson, 29, has played 10 NHL seasons for six teams: Florida, Vancouver, Pittsburgh, Anaheim, Ottawa and Nashville.
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1:19 PM ET ESPN News Services COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Longtime NHL player, coach and executive Paul Holmgren, retired forward Peter McNab and broadcaster Stan Fischler make up the 2021 class of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. USA Hockey announced the class Thursday. Holmgren, McNab and Fischler are set to be inducted along with
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5:22 PM ET ESPN News Services Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is expected to be sidelined for at least six weeks after undergoing a procedure on his left wrist, the team announced Wednesday. The timeline for his recovery means the 34-year-old will miss the start of the regular season. “This is not a new injury
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5:31 PM ET Associated Press CALGARY, Alberta — The Calgary Flames signed defenseman Connor Mackey and forward Brad Richardson on Wednesday. The 24-year-old Mackey agreed to a two-year deal with an average annual value of $912,500. He made his NHL debut for the Flames last season, finishing with a goal and two assists in six
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11:24 AM ET The Florida Panthers NHL team offered endorsement deals Wednesday morning to every female college athlete at nearby Florida Atlantic University. The Panthers established an “FLA Athlete” program this summer after the state of Florida passed a law that makes sure college athletes are allowed to make money from their names, images and
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8:30 AM ET This space is my annual opportunity for a call to action to end the separation of fantasy hockey forward positions. Too long have centers, left wingers and right wingers been confined to their own slots on rosters. The NHL coaching staff is wise enough to look past any labels that come with
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4:56 PM ET The Ottawa Senators have extended the contract of general manager Pierre Dorion through the 2024-25 season, it was announced Tuesday. It was the second three-year extension for Dorion, who had been signed through the 2021-22 season after a deal in February 2018. “Dating to when he was named GM in 2016, Pierre
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12:33 AM ET Associated Press The National Women’s Hockey League is history. Welcome, Premier Hockey Federation. North America’s first women’s professional hockey league to pay players a salary is adopting the new title on Tuesday as part of a rebranding to reflect sweeping changes made to its management structure, coupled with an influx of private
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6:42 PM ET A week after the Carolina Hurricanes caused a social media stir by signing Jesperi Kotkaniemi to a one-year, $6.1 million offer sheet, the Montreal Canadiens formally declined to match it on Saturday. As a result, the 21-year-old forward will join the Hurricanes for at least this season, and Carolina will more than
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6:51 PM ET San Jose Sharks associate coach Rocky Thompson is stepping down from his role due to a medical exemption that prevents him from receiving a vaccination for COVID-19, the team announced Friday. “Under the new League protocols, I am not permitted to fulfill my duties on the Sharks coaching staff at this time,”
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