NHL

7:36 PM ET ESPN News Services LAS VEGAS — The Vegas Golden Knights lost two more players when forward Max Pacioretty and captain Mark Stone were injured Thursday against the Los Angeles Kings, adding two key names to the Golden Knights’ long list of inactives. Pacioretty is week to week after he broke a foot
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5:27 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — The NHL suspended Detroit Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin for a game for roughing Tampa Bay forward Mathieu Joseph. The league announced the penalty Friday, adding Larkin will give up $30,500 in pay that will go toward the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund. Larkin will miss Detroit’s home
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10:14 AM ET Boston Bruins defenseman Charlie McAvoy has signed an eight-year, $76 million contract extension, general manager Don Sweeney announced Friday. The 23-year-old was due to be a restricted free agent after the season. McAvoy is in the final year of a three-year bridge deal that paid him $4.9 million annually and is now
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11:49 AM ET The Premier Hockey Federation (PHF) — formerly the National Women’s Hockley League — announced on Friday an updated policy governing participation for transgender and non-binary athletes. The new policy will be in effect immediately for the 2021-2022 season. “Transgender and non-binary athletes deserve equal opportunity to compete in the Premier Hockey Federation,”
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11:50 AM ET ESPN News Services The Ottawa Senators have signed forward Brady Tkachuk to a seven-year, $57.5 million contract, the team announced Thursday. The deal was reached with the restricted free agent hours before the Senators’ season opener against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Tkachuk did not play for Ottawa during the preseason. Tkachuk, 22,
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6:48 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — Colorado Avalanche forward Gabriel Landeskog was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL on Thursday for boarding Chicago Blackhawks forward Kirby Dach. Landeskog was assessed a minor penalty for boarding with 3 minutes, 38 seconds left in Colorado’s 4-2 home victory Wednesday night in the
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9:22 AM ET The Toronto Maple Leafs are the NHL’s most valuable team and the only franchise in the league worth $2 billion, according to data compiled by Sportico. The NHL welcomes the Seattle Kraken as its 32nd team for the 2021-22 season, but according to Sportico, the league’s top five most valuable teams are
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10:20 PM ET WASHINGTON, D.C. — Alex Ovechkin went from being a game-time decision to making more NHL history on Wednesday night. The Washington Capitals star scored twice in the team’s 5-1 victory over the New York Rangers, giving him 732 career goals in 1,198 games. Those goals moved him past Hockey Hall of Famer
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7:47 PM ET Associated Press TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs sported TikTok decals on their helmets Wednesday night for the season opener against the Montreal Canadiens. The team’s parent company announced a deal with TikTok earlier Wednesday for the social media platform’s logo to appear on players’ helmets throughout the season. Maple Leaf Sports
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1:02 PM ET ARLINGTON, Va. – Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin was a full participant in practice on Wednesday ahead of the team’s season opener against the New York Rangers, but both the winger and coach Peter Laviolette said he remains a game-time decision. Ovechkin, 36, skated off gingerly in the team’s preseason finale against
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5:40 PM ET William E. Ricks After a long offseason, hockey is back! The NHL regular season kicks off Tuesday night featuring some exciting games from some of the the league’s best — and newest — franchises. The Tampa Bay Lightning will raise their second banner in as many years while the Pittsburgh Penguins try
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10:17 AM ET The Montreal Canadiens and rising star Nick Suzuki have reached agreement on an eight-year, $63 million contract. The 22-year-old is going into the final season of a four-year, $4.16 million deal he signed with the Vegas Golden Knights. Suzuki was the main prospect in the trade that sent longtime Montreal captain Max
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10:35 PM ET Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will not play in Tuesday’s season opener against the Tampa Bay Lightning, he told Steve Levy in an interview that aired on Monday Night Football. Crosby, 34, made the trip to Tampa Bay and has begun practicing with the team, but is still recovering from surgery on
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12:57 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — The Blackhawks brought back Erik Gustafsson on Monday, agreeing to a one-year contract with the free-agent defenseman. Gustafsson was released by the New York Islanders on Sunday. The deal with Chicago is worth $800,000. The return of Gustafsson bolsters the Blackhawks’ blue line after they lost young defensemen
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11:34 AM ET Ten women are on the roster to officiate games in the American Hockey League this season, the league told ESPN — a historic move that paves the way for a woman to officiate in the National Hockey League one day. Katie Guay will get the first assignment, refereeing an Oct. 16 game
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The words “coming out” represent a nearly universal experience, and often a defining moment, for members of the LGBTQ+ community. For Coming Out Day on Oct. 11, ESPN spoke to 17 out athletes from around the world about their journeys. Athletes from Argentina to Australia, America to Africa, and many other places between, shared details
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