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11:11 PM ET ESPN News Services SEATTLE — The day started with Hockey Hall of Famer Cammi Granato on top of the iconic Space Needle raising a deep blue flag with the tentacle shaped ‘S’ flying over the city, hours before puck drop. And from there, Seattle only became more awash in everything Kraken on
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3:05 PM ET The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without Kris Letang against Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night after the defenseman was placed in NHL’s COVID-19 protocol. Coach Mike Sullivan announced Letang’s status following the morning skate. Letang is the latest Penguins player to be sidelined in the early stages of the season, a group
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3:40 PM ET The Carolina Hurricanes trolled the Montreal Canadiens with a satirical website after defeating them on Thursday night, only to have that site hacked and turned into an anti-Carolina web page by Friday morning. After the Hurricanes beat the Canadiens in Montreal, the team sent out a website link to its 506,000 followers
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2:10 PM ET Associated Press CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby still isn’t sure when he will be cleared to return after he had left wrist surgery last month. Crosby skated with his teammates for more than an hour Friday in the latest step in his recovery from surgery in early September.
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9:40 PM ET Jack Eichel‘s camp is making one last attempt to convince Buffalo Sabres management to let him get his preferred surgery, sources told ESPN. Eichel, 24, has a herniated disk in his neck, and there is now urgency to have it addressed as soon as possible. Initially, Eichel was hopeful that the Sabres
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11:03 AM ET Troubles keep piling up for the Winnipeg Jets. The team announced that forward Mark Scheifele has been placed on the COVID list. Earlier this week, Jets captain Blake Wheeler was declared out for at least four games when he tested positive for COVID-19. The team said that he was symptomatic. Winnipeg is
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10:54 AM ET ESPN News Services New Jersey Devils center Jack Hughes was placed on injured reserve Thursday with a dislocated left shoulder and is out indefinitely. The Devils said Hughes will not need surgery after an MRI confirmed no additional damage to his shoulder. The former No. 1 overall draft pick has begun physical
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9:00 AM ET The Jack Eichel saga in Buffalo has been quite the soap opera. But nothing in that saga was as odious and contentious as when the Sabres announced they were stripping their franchise player of his captaincy. “From our perspective and my perspective, I feel the captain is the heartbeat of your team,”
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9:00 AM ET The Premier Hockey Federation will make ESPN+ its exclusive U.S. broadcasting partner for the 2021-22 season, making the network home to all 60 regular-season games, the Isobel Cup playoffs and other special events. It marks the first time the PHF, which rebranded from the National Women’s Hockey League this year, will have
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8:53 PM ET ESPN News Services NEW YORK — St. Louis Blues winger Pavel Buchnevich has been suspended two games for headbutting Arizona Coyotes forward Lawson Crouse. Buchnevich was thrown out Monday night late in the first period for the headbutt. He’ll miss the Blues’ upcoming games at Vegas on Wednesday and home against Los
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7:53 PM ET Hockey Hall of Fame forward Mike Bossy revealed on Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with lung cancer. Bossy, 64, said he will step away from his role as a hockey analyst with TVA Sport as he receives treatment. “I can assure you that I intend to fight with the determination that
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11:05 AM ET Associated Press WASHINGTON — Colorado Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon has cleared NHL coronavirus protocols and is set to make his season debut against the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night. MacKinnon tested positive for the coronavirus last week and had been in the league’s COVID-19 protocols since last Tuesday. The three-time MVP finalist
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6:18 PM ET San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane has been suspended for 21 games without pay by the NHL on Monday for an “established violation” of the NHL/NHLPA COVID-19 protocol. Sources confirmed earlier this month that Kane was being investigated over allegations that he submitted a fake COVID-19 vaccination card to the NHL and
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