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10:08 AM ET The Edmonton Oilers have traded goaltender Cam Talbot to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for fellow goalie Anthony Stolarz. The deal comes after Talbot has been on a steady decline for a season and a half, eventually losing his job in Edmonton to Mikko Koskinen. Talbot, 31, has a 3.36 goals-against average
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7:16 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN If the New York Islanders make the playoffs, they’ll play their postseason games in Long Island at the Nassau Coliseum – for the first round, that is. All subsequent rounds would be played at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the team announced Friday. According to the release, the decision to
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5:13 PM ET Associated Press PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins have activated defenseman Justin Schultz off injured reserve. Pittsburgh made the move on Friday, clearing the way for Schultz to play for the first time since fracturing his left leg four months ago in Montreal. He’s expected to be in the lineup on Saturday when
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9:30 AM ET The Boston Bruins are fighting for position in the competitive Atlantic Division playoff race, and must now overcome losing David Pastrnak for two weeks. We design trades that make sense for the Bruins ahead of the February 25 trade deadline: Who should the Bruins trade for? Greg Wyshynski, senior NHL writer: Mark
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11:15 AM ET We’re fast approaching the crossroads of the 2018-19 regular season. The trade deadline serves that purpose on the NHL’s annual calendar, becoming an inflection points for teams by which they need to answer some important questions. How good is our team right now as currently constructed? What are we realistically trying to
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12:31 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The boldest move at the NHL trade deadline is usually no move at all. But that means ignoring the siren song of trading the future for the present and the allure of finding that final piece to complete the puzzle a team has meticulously constructed for months — or at
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8:00 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN The first thing you notice about Vancouver Canucks super-rookie Elias Pettersson is his frame. His height (6-foot-2) fits in just fine. But he is slender. Pettersson’s teammates in the Swedish Hockey League began calling him “The Alien” for his ethereal playmaking ability, but it’s also appropriate for the way the
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6:23 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin was suspended one game by the NHL Department of Player Safety on Tuesday for an “intentional stick swing, with force, for the purposes of retaliation” against Philadelphia Flyers forward Michael Raffl. It is Malkin’s first suspension in his 835-game NHL career, although he was fined
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4:36 PM ET Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta is dealing with an upper-body injury and is out indefinitely. The team placed Maatta on the injured list on Tuesday. The 24-year-old played just 4:57 in Monday night’s 4-1 win over Philadelphia before leaving the game. He did not return. Maatta has one
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11:36 AM ET Boston Bruins‘ leading scorer, David Pastrnak, will be out at least two weeks after undergoing a procedure on his thumb. Pastrnak attended a sponsorship dinner Sunday evening when he fell and injured his thumb, general manager Don Sweeney told reporters Tuesday. Pastrnak will be re-evaluated in two weeks and is expected to
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12:51 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin will have a hearing with the NHL after his reckless stick swing at Michael Raffl of the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night. The hearing, scheduled for Tuesday, will be over the phone. Malkin could face a suspension of five games or fewer, or a fine
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5:59 PM ET Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — Crews investigating a gas leak near the Columbus Blue Jackets downtown arena that caused the hockey team to cancel its practice say the area is safe. Reports of people smelling gas in the area on Monday forced people in several buildings to evacuate, including Blue Jackets’ employees
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1:15 PM ET The Anaheim Ducks‘ free fall has cost coach Randy Carlyle his job. The team announced that general manager Bob Murray will take over for the rest of the season and then the team will begin a search for a new coach. “We thank Randy for everything he has done for the organization,”
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2:30 PM ET Associated Press MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens acquired forward Dale Weise and defenseman Christian Folin from the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday for David Schlemko and Byron Froese. The Canadiens also announced they had waived defenseman Karl Alzner. Weise, a former Canadien, has played 42 games in 2018-19 with five goals and six
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