Month: December 2018

11:03 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN SOUTH BEND, IN — The Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins will have to wait until New Year’s Day to take it outside at the University of Notre Dame. Steady rain in South Bend forced the teams to move their practices indoors and off the puddle-covered rink at Notre Dame Stadium
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired goaltender Michael Hutchinson from the Florida Panthers in exchange for Toronto’s fifth-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft. Hutchinson will report to the Toronto Marlies (AHL). Hutchinson, 28, has appeared in eight games for the AHL’s Springfield Thunderbirds this season, showing a record of 2-3-2 with a 3.33 goals-against
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5:49 PM ET The NHL Players Association on Sunday took to task Dallas Stars CEO Jim Lites for derogatory comments he directed Friday at stars Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn. Stars center Tyler Seguin said he was surprised at comments from CEO Jim Lites about his performance this season, while captain Jamie Benn said, “I
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This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies of Toronto Star content for distribution to colleagues, clients or customers, or inquire about permissions/licensing, please go to: www.TorontoStarReprints.com By The Canadian Press Sat., Dec. 29, 2018 NEW YORK—The NHL has fined Winnipeg defenceman Dustin Byfuglien $2,500 U.S. for slashing Calgary Flames
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CALGARY—Vancouver kept on rolling Saturday thanks to a big night from Alex Edler. The Canucks defenceman scored the overtime winner, had an assist and led both teams with 27:45 in ice time as the visitors won 3-2 over the Calgary Flames on Saturday night. Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom makes a save against Calgary Flames’
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VANCOUVER—Defencemen Jared McIsaac will be sitting out Canada’s final preliminary-round game at the world juniors. The IIHF disciplinary panel handed McIsaac a one-game suspension Sunday for his high hit on Czech forward Jachym Kondelik in Canada’s 5-1 win a day earlier. The 18-year-old McIsaac, who plays for the QMJHL’s Halifax Mooseheads, was disciplined for “checking
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Zach Boychuk scored twice in the first period and Canada went on to double up the Nuremberg Ice Tigers 4-2 on Sunday in semifinal action at the Spengler Cup. Cory Emmerton also scored in the opening frame and Chris DiDomenico added a second-period goal for the defending champion Canadians, who advanced to Monday’s final against
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The NHL Western Conference-leading Winnipeg Jets will be minus top-scoring defenceman Dustin Byfuglien for at least a month. The good news is he doesn’t need surgery. Byfuglien exited Saturday’s 3-1 loss to Minnesota midway through the third period with an apparent left leg injury after colliding awkwardly with Wild forward Luke Kunin. Watch Byfuglien’s collision with
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The Edmonton Oilers acquired three new defencemen, including one Connor McDavid once called “classless,” while swapping out two blue-liners and a forward over a pair of trades on Sunday. Edmonton first picked up Alexander Petrovic from the Florida Panthers, then added Brandon Manning and Robin Norell from the Chicago Blackhawks hours later. Florida received blue-liner
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The NHL players’ union says comments from Dallas Stars CEO Jim Lites were “reckless and insulting” after Lites went on expletive-laden rants criticizing high-priced forwards Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin. Lites also words such as “terrible” and “embarrassing” while saying Benn, the captain, and Seguin were playing poorly for a team underachieving in the Western
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