NHL

Healthy Kessel expected to give Coyotes a boost in return

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The start of Phil Kessel’s desert tenure did not go according to plan, for him or the Arizona Coyotes. Expected to give the Coyotes a scoring jolt, Kessel instead labored, in large part due to a string of injuries. The NHL’s pandemic-caused pause has give the 32-year-old right wing a chance to heal, putting him in ...

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NHL: 26 players have reported positive tests since June 8

The National Hockey League says a total of 26 players have reported testing positive for the new coronavirus since voluntary workouts began June 8. Monday’s update includes four additional cases among those tested at team facilities, to go along with the 11 announced June 19. The league says it’s aware of 11 other players testing positive outside the voluntary workout ...

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Hockey Hall of Fame announces Lightning broadcaster Rick Peckham to receive Foster Hewitt Memorial Award

TORONTO (June 29, 2020) – Frank Seravalli, President of the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association, and Chuck Kaiton, President of the NHL Broadcasters’ Association, announced today that Tony Gallagher will receive the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for excellence in hockey journalism, and Rick Peckham will receive the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award for outstanding contributions as a hockey broadcaster. Tony Gallagher is ...

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NHL draft lottery leaves TBD team with No. 1 overall pick, Panthers still in hunt depending on play-in results

Alexis Lafreniere was supposed to walk on stage Friday night in Montreal as the top pick in the NHL draft. After the COVID-19 pandemic paused the hockey season and postponed that possibility, Lafreniere was supposed to find out Friday night where he’d be going when the league held its draft lottery. Instead, he’ll have to wait a little bit longer. ...

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Play-in round team wins draft lottery, shot at Lafreniere

Alexis Lafreniere was supposed to walk on stage Friday night in Montreal as the top pick in the NHL draft. After the COVID-19 pandemic paused the hockey season and postponed that possibility, Lafreniere was supposed to find out Friday night where he’d be going when the league held its draft lottery. Instead, he’ll have to wait a little bit longer. ...

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NHL not planning to quarantine players for training camps

Jason Spezza’s confidence in the NHL returning has not been shaken by word of 11 fellow players testing positive for the coronavirus. Given his involvement in NHL Players’ Association talks, the veteran Toronto forward knew from doctors’ input there would be positive test results in hockey just as there have been in other sports as group workouts ramp up across ...

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NHL is not planning to quarantine players at training camp

Jason Spezza‘s confidence in the NHL returning has not been shaken by word of 11 fellow players testing positive for the coronavirus. Given his involvement in NHL Players’ Association talks, the veteran Toronto forward knew from doctors’ input there would be positive test results in hockey, just as there have been in other sports as group workouts ramp up across ...

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