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12:19 AM ET Flames defenseman Travis Hamonic became the first NHL player to opt out of this summer’s restart. Calgary GM Brad Treliving announced Hamonic’s decision Friday night, just hours after the NHL and NHLPA officially agreed to move forward with a 24-team tournament, scheduled to begin Aug. 1. “Earlier this evening Travis called me
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5:22 PM ET Associated Press International Ice Hockey Federation chief Rene’ Fasel is encouraged after learning the NHL’s pending labor deal opens the possibility of the world’s best players returning to the Olympics. Aside from the uncertainty raised by the coronavirus pandemic, Fasel told The Associated Press he doesn’t foresee any major stumbling blocks that
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7:00 AM ET The NHL’s 24-team tournament this summer promises to be one of the most unpredictable — if not fascinating — postseasons for hockey ever. The paused season due to the coronavirus pandemic provided significant extra time for injured stars to mend, and there are a number of intriguing lineup decisions that could have
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6:04 PM ET Associated Press The National Hockey League and NHL Players’ Association have reached a tentative agreement to return to play this season and extend their collective bargaining agreement. 1 Related The four-year extension of the CBA finalized Monday coupled with the sides’ agreement on protocols for training camps and games paves the way
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8:20 PM ET The NHL and NHLPA have finalized the protocols for the season to resume this summer in Edmonton and Toronto, a source confirmed to ESPN. As of Sunday night, the sides are still finalizing the details for a memorandum of understanding for a collective bargaining agreement extension. The Phase 3 (training camp) and
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9:08 AM ET The NHL has shifted its focus to selecting two Canadian hub cities, sources confirmed to ESPN. That would have the NHL resuming its season in Toronto and Edmonton later this summer. Nothing is final until players vote on the return-to-play proposal, which is not expected to happen until later this week. The
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11:50 AM ET Associated Press ZURICH — Seven ice hockey players have been suspended during an investigation into match-fixing in the Belarus league. The players — five from Belarus and two from Russia — told a domestic investigation they were paid to help arrange the outcome of a game in November, the International Ice Hockey
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11:25 PM ET Multiple members of the St. Louis Blues have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to multiple reports Friday night. The Athletic first reported that Friday’s scheduled Phase 2 workouts for the team were canceled as a result of the positive tests. No workouts were scheduled for this weekend and the report said
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6:22 PM ET Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — Carolina Hurricanes president and general manager Don Waddell said Wednesday that executive Rick Dudley won’t return and that the team is still in talks with longtime TV play-by-play announcer John Forslund on a new deal. Dudley, 71, had worked as the Hurricanes senior vice president of hockey
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3:51 PM ET Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia Flyers forward Oskar Lindblom has completed radiation treatments for a rare form of bone cancer. The Flyers tweeted video Thursday showing Lindblom ringing the bell at Abramson Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital, which signifies that he has completed his radiation treatments. The 23-year-old was diagnosed in December
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