Men's hockey

Notorious NHL Head-Hunter Gets A Lighter Sentence

Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson had his 20-game suspension reduced to 14 games by a neutral arbitrator on Tuesday and became eligible to play immediately, scoring a goal and taking two penalties in 16:47 of ice time at Minnesota in a 5-2 win over the Wild . Wilson already served 16 games of...
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Things to know about Michelle Obama's book, arena tour

Michelle Obama's 12-stop jaunt across the country — and an ocean — is not your average book tour. Of course, the former first lady is not your average author. Oprah Winfrey joined Obama Tuesday night at the United Center, home of the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks, as she begins the tour touting the...
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Boston Bruins Goalie Returns From 'Personal' Leave

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask returned to practice on Tuesday after taking a three-day leave of absence to attend to a personal matter. "This is a family and we are a family and we take care of each other when times are tough," Rask said about the team he's been with since 2006...
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Brodeur, O'Ree, Bettman lead inductees into Hockey HOF

TORONTO (AP) — Martin Brodeur, Willie O'Ree and NHL commissioner led the latest group of inductees to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday night. Brodeur, the all-time leader in goalie wins and shutouts, was joined in the player's category by Martin St. Louis, Canadian women's star Jayna Hefford and...
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NHL, retired players reach $19M concussions settlement

The National Hockey League announced a tentative $18.9 million settlement Monday with more than 300 retired players who sued the league and accused it of failing to protect them from head injuries or warning them of the risks involved with playing. The lawsuit, consolidated in federal court in...
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Racism lingers for NHL players 60 years after O'Ree landmark

WASHINGTON (AP) — Devante Smith-Pelly got up from his seat. The Washington Capitals forward had heard the unmistakably racist taunts from fans from inside the penalty box. As a black hockey player, he knew exactly what they meant by yelling, "Basketball, basketball, basketball!" "It's just ignorant...
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Ottawa Senators Regroup After Players Caught Dissing Team on Uber Hidden Camera

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Matt Duchene and the Ottawa Senators are attempting to put the drama behind them after a viral video of him and some teammates criticizing the club and assistant coach Marty Raymond emerged online Monday. Duchene spoke publicly about the incident for the first time Tuesday...
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Predators sign goalie Rinne to 2-year, $10 million extension

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have signed goaltender Pekka Rinne to a two-year contract extension worth $10 million, keeping the Vezina Trophy winner under contract through 2020-21. General manager David Poile announced the extension Saturday on Rinne's 36th birthday, a couple...
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More afternoon games could boost NHL popularity in Europe

Aleksander Barkov is quick to point out the NHL is so popular in Finland that tickets to two games in Helsinki sold out in less than five minutes. "It shows how much they love the game," the Florida Panthers captain said. "There's good reason to do that every year." The NHL is planning just that...
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Leafs' Auston Matthews out 4 weeks with shoulder injury

TORONTO (AP) — Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews, the NHL's second-leading goal-scorer this season, is expected to miss at least four weeks because of an injured left shoulder. The 21-year-old center was placed on injured reserve Monday but will not need surgery. He was injured early in the second...
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