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NHL welcomes Willie O’Ree, Gary Bettman, Martin Brodeur among Hall of Fame inductees

9:50 PM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN TORONTO -- From the inspirational Willie O'Ree to the controversial Gary Bettman, the Hockey Hall of Fame inducted a memorable Class of 2018 on Monday night in Toronto.It's a class that included former New Jersey...

Tuukka Rask of Boston Bruins granted leave of absence for personal matter

BOSTON -- The Bruins say goaltender Tuukka Rask has been granted a leave of absence from the team for a personal matter.The team didn't offer an explanation, but general manager Don Sweeney said shortly after the announcement on Friday...

Zac Dalpe of the Cleveland Monsters is the player of the world of the...

4:31 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...

Pekka Rinne of Nashville Predators signs two-year extension

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Nashville Predators 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...

Kings goalie Jonathan Quick out indefinitely after surgery

Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee and is out indefinitely.Quick had been on injured reserve with a lower-body injury."Injuries do happen and not sure there's anything in particular you...

Alexander Edler of Vancouver Canucks to miss 3-6 weeks with sprained MCL

Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler will miss three to six weeks after additional tests showed that he has a sprained MCL in his right knee.Edler, who leads the team in ice time this season (22:20), was hurt in Wednesday's...

Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier gets Gritty, has something to prove in 2018-19

12:23 PM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN Sean Couturier feared Gritty."I'm not going to lie. At first, I wasn't a big fan of his. I wondered what the idea behind it was," said the Philadelphia Flyers center of the team's googly-eyed mascot-turned-pop...

Coach lightens Predators’ mood, wears bull’s head for road wins

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Predators coach Peter Laviolette pulled out a bull's head to lighten the grind of the 82-game NHL regular season and challenge the Predators to get a couple of road wins.Win both games in western Canada, and...

Alex Tuch, Vegas Golden Knights forward, signs 7-year contract extension

The Vegas Golden Knights have signed forward Alex Tuch to a seven-year contract extension worth an average annual value of $4.75 million, the team announced Friday.The size of new chest protectors as mandated by the NHL, in conjunction with...

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