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Colorado Avalanche forward Nathan MacKinnon, the second-leading scorer in the NHL, will miss two to four weeks with an upper-body injury, the team announced Thursday. MacKinnon, who has 61 points, was hurt in the second period Tuesday on a hit from Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler. The 22-year-old center appeared to be favoring his left shoulder
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1:45 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Minnesota Wild coach Bruce Boudreau said it was “ridiculous” that Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Seth Jones wasn’t forced to miss the team’s game on Tuesday night, having pulled out of the All-Star Game with an illness. Jones was named to the 2018 NHL All-Star Game in Tampa, Florida, by the
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Jan 30, 2018 Emily KaplanESPN When the 2018 Winter Olympics kick off in Pyeongchang, South Korea, next month, NHL players will not take part. It will mark the first time in 20 years that the league has not let players participate in the Games. Here’s the lowdown on where things stand and what to expect
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As we settle in for the four-day All-Star break, here’s a look at selected fantasy all-stars from around the NHL. Specifically, these are players — both high-profile and not so much — who have well exceeded preseason expectations to date. More importantly, we look at where they go from here. Anaheim Ducks: Josh Manson, D
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Jan 26, 2018 Greg WyshynskiESPN The NHL Weekly Reader publishes every Friday. Seen something worth highlighting here? Hit me at greg.wyshynski@espn.com. Inside the offices of the National Hockey League, they had a special phrase for Chris Pronger‘s various suspensions during his playing days: That he “samples the menu.” The hit to Pat Peake‘s throat with
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Roundtable: What is your favorite All-Star Game format? Greg Wyshynski: The NHL All-Star Game has seen several different formats since the 1940s, beginning with the defending Stanley Cup champion taking on a group of all-stars from the league’s other five teams. That’s still a novel concept, but — given the roster churn that occurs today
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8:07 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand was suspended five games Wednesday by the NHL Department of Player Safety for elbowing Marcus Johansson of the New Jersey Devils, the maximum amount allowable without an in-person hearing. The NHL told ESPN on Wednesday that despite the suspension, Marchand is still eligible to play
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HARTFORD, Conn. — The Hartford Whalers left Connecticut 20 years ago, but their beloved logo will soon appear on vehicles in the state. The Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday unveiled a new commemorative license plate that bears the former professional hockey team’s green-and-blue insignia. Forty-five dollars from the sale of each plate, which usually
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