NHL News

7:00 AM ET The 2021 NHL trade deadline was this week. “Dead” being the operative word. There were only 17 deals made on April 12, involving 26 players. Compare that with last season’s deadline day, which yielded 32 trades involving 55 players. But the 2020 NHL trade deadline happened in “the before times.” Obviously, a
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2:02 PM ET The 2021 Memorial Cup tournament has been canceled, marking the second straight year in which the storied Canadian junior hockey championship will not be handed out due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Canadian Hockey League made the announcement Tuesday in conjunction with the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major
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2:29 AM ET The Los Angeles Kings traded forward Jeff Carter to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a 2022 conditional third-round pick and a 2023 conditional fourth-round pick, the teams announced Sunday night. Los Angeles will retain 50% of Carter’s salary, which runs through the 2021-22 season and carries a $5.272 million cap hit.
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3:27 PM ET ESPN News Services WASHINGTON — Henrik Lundqvist is abandoning a long-shot attempt to return from open-heart surgery in time to play for the Washington Capitals this season after a checkup last week showed some inflammation. Lundqvist tweeted Sunday that the inflammation around his heart requires a few months of rest and recovery.
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10:20 PM ET ESPN News Services TORONTO — Auston Matthews scored three times to increase his NHL-leading goals total to 31, Jack Campbell made 27 saves to set an NHL record for consecutive victories to start a season and the Toronto Maple Leafs outlasted the Ottawa Senators 6-5 on Saturday night. Campbell became the first
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7:00 AM ET Ben ArledgeESPN.com Close Editor for NFL and NHL team, as well as a contributing hockey writer. Previously with ESPN The Magazine, ESPN Chalk and ESPN Fantasy. Joined ESPN in 2012. It has now been 10 years since an NHL goaltending legend last showed its unique face before disappearing from the scene for
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9:30 AM ET Our old friend Trey Wingo recently called it “a tradition like no other” in sports: “grading a trade that includes draft picks before seeing what the picks actually turn into.” The instant gratification of the “trade grade” is very much the lifeblood of trade deadline coverage, especially in the NHL. There are
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