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NHL hopes Canucks can return to ice next week

Emily Kaplan is ESPN’s national NHL reporter. The NHL is hopeful the Vancouver Canucks will be able to get back on the ice by the end of next week, deputy commissioner Bill Daly told ESPN. However, the situation is still fluid after 25 players and coaches have tested positive for COVID-19 that involves a variant. […]

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Minnesota snaps Avalanche’s 15-game point streak with 8-3 rout

Avalanche goalie Philipp Grubauer, the NHL leader in goals-against average, wins and shutouts, didn’t look like himself Wednesday. And his teammates weren’t any better. Chalk it up to a shoddy performance from a previously red-hot team that hadn’t lost in regulation in its previous 15 games (13-0-2). Too many penalties and defensive-end turnovers and not […]

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NHL trade deadline approaches: Which teams could be buyers, sellers?

NHL trade activity has been limited this season because of the stagnant salary cap and the requirement that traded players quarantine first before suiting up for their new team. But it could pick up with the April 12 trade deadline quickly approaching.  Contenders will get their last shot this season to improve their teams for a playoff […]

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The human side of the Sabres’ 18-game winless streak

Emily Kaplan is ESPN’s national NHL reporter. For nearly all of March, the Buffalo Sabres were the punchline of the NHL. They slogged through an 18-game winless streak, the longest in the salary cap era. They fired yet another coach, Ralph Krueger, as captain Jack Eichel remained sidelined with an injury. In its weekly power […]