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Vincent Trocheck returns early for Florida Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Vincent Trocheck returned to the Florida Panthers' lineup Friday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs after missing nearly two months.The 25-year-old center missed 27 games since breaking his right ankle in a game against the Ottawa...

Patrick Doyle is the best hockey player in the world of the week

1:46 PM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN ESPN presents the best player in the world of the week, celebrating the player that has the best stats, impact or storyline to earn the honor. To nominate someone, please email us here by midnight...

Braden Holtby of Washington Capitals exits vs. Columbus Blue Jackets after high stick to...

Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby left Saturday night's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets after taking a stick to the face.The stick of Cam Atkinson slid through the goalie mask as Holtby raised it to prepare to deflect a...

Seattle will host NHL draft, All-Star Game Gary Bettman says

SEATTLE -- On his first trip to Seattle since the city was granted the NHL's 32nd franchise, Commissioner Gary Bettman announced a couple more rewards for the future franchise's investment.Bettman said the league has promised Seattle it will host...

Sharks sign F Lukas Radil to 1-year extension

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Sharks have signed forward Lukas Radil to a one-year contract extension through the 2019-20 season.Radil has five goals and three assists in 18 career games, leading the team to give him the...

St. Louis Blues acquire goalie Jared Coreau from Anaheim Ducks

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Blues acquired goalie Jared Coreau from the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday for future considerations.Coreau will report to the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League. The 27-year-old goalie was 3-6-2 with a...

Winter Classic practice moves inside due to rain

11:32 AM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- The Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins will have to wait until New Year's Day to take it outside at the University of Notre Dame.Steady rain in South Bend forced the teams...

David Backes of Boston Bruins suspended three games

NEW YORK -- The NHL has suspended Boston Bruins forward David Backes three games without pay for an illegal hit to the head of New Jersey Devils forward Blake Coleman.The league considered Backes a repeat offender.Based on his salary,...

Sharks’ Erik Karlsson suspended 2 games for illegal check

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson was suspended two games without pay by the NHL on Sunday for an illegal check to the head of Los Angeles Kings forward Austin Wagner.The incident occurred early in...

Patrice Bergeron of Boston Bruins scores twice in return, including No. 300

BOSTON -- Patrice Bergeron explained to his teammates they should be thankful anytime they're able to play.And they should be even more grateful he's back with them.Bergeron scored two goals to reach 300 for his career, returning to the...

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