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12:10 PM ET ESPN News Services Captain Steven Stamkos will be limited at the start of Tampa Bay Lightning training camp because of a new lower-body injury, general manager Julien BriseBois announced Saturday. Stamkos fully recovered from core muscle surgery in early March but was injured again during voluntary workouts. He is expected to be
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5:23 PM ET NHL players will hear fans chanting “We Want The Cup!” during their postseason tournament — just not in person. The league’s teams began emailing season-ticket holders over the weekend, asking them to record 30-second clips of cheering on their players. The clips will be used during games played in empty arenas inside
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2:39 PM ET ESPN News Services Edmonton’s Mike Green, Boston’s Steven Kampfer, Vancouver’s Sven Baertschi, Dallas’ Roman Polak and Montreal’s Karl Alzner on Saturday joined the list of players who won’t be reporting to training camp for the resumption of the NHL season. In the aftermath of a deal being struck to resume the season
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3:07 PM ET The NHL announced on Saturday that it has prohibited teams from releasing coronavirus test results and injury information during its season restart this summer. “We’ve talked to the NHLPA about it and continue to feel that medical privacy is important in this process. Having said that, we have an obligation as a
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5:21 PM ET Associated Press FRISCO, Texas — Longtime Dallas Stars executive Jim Lites is transitioning from his role as CEO to chairman, a move that will lessen his day-to-day duties with the team. The Stars announced the move Friday. Brad Alberts, the Stars president since March 2018, will remain in that role while also
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9:33 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks say they will continue to use their team name because it honors a Native American leader who has been an inspiration to generations. “The Chicago Blackhawks name and logo symbolizes an important and historic person, Black Hawk of Illinois’ Sac & Fox Nation, whose leadership
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7:00 AM ET The NHL’s 24-team tournament this summer promises to be one of the most unpredictable — if not fascinating — postseasons for hockey ever. The paused season due to the coronavirus pandemic provided significant extra time for injured stars to mend, and there are a number of intriguing lineup decisions that could have
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8:20 PM ET The NHL and NHLPA have finalized the protocols for the season to resume this summer in Edmonton and Toronto, a source confirmed to ESPN. As of Sunday night, the sides are still finalizing the details for a memorandum of understanding for a collective bargaining agreement extension. The Phase 3 (training camp) and
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9:08 AM ET The NHL has shifted its focus to selecting two Canadian hub cities, sources confirmed to ESPN. That would have the NHL resuming its season in Toronto and Edmonton later this summer. Nothing is final until players vote on the return-to-play proposal, which is not expected to happen until later this week. The
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