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9:24 AM ET Associated Press Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko defended his country’s ability to host this year’s hockey world championships on Monday by ridiculing the United States following the violent attack at the Capitol. The authoritarian leader met with International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene Fasel for talks amid calls to move the world championships
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7:08 PM ET ESPN News Services NEWARK, N.J. — The New Jersey Devils have re-signed restricted free-agent forward Jesper Bratt to a two-year, $5.5 million contract. Devils general manager Tom Fitzgerald announced the deal on Sunday, four days before the season opener at home against the Boston Bruins. The 22-year-old Bratt will make just over
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7:46 PM ET Associated Press DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings claimed defenseman Christian Djoos off waivers from the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday. The Red Wings announced the move. The 26-year-old Djoos played 11 games for Anaheim and Washington last season, finishing with a goal and two assists. He has five goals and 22 assists
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12:42 PM ET Associated Press Mathew Barzal joined the New York Islanders on the ice Saturday for his first practice of training camp after agreeing to a three-year, $21 million contract. “I love the game, and I was anxious,” Barzal said. “I wanted to get out with the boys.” The 23-year-old star forward missed the
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12:45 PM ET New Jersey Devils goaltender Corey Crawford, after taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team Friday for personal reasons, announced his retirement on Saturday. “I have been fortunate to have had a long career playing professional hockey for a living. I wanted to continue my career, but believe I’ve given all
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6:55 PM ET Associated Press Pittsburgh Penguins Hall of Fame radio play-by-play announcer Mike Lange is taking an early intermission before starting his 46th season in the booth. The team announced Friday that the 72-year-old Lange will sit out the beginning of the 2021 season as a precaution due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’ve decided
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1:15 PM ET The Dallas Stars had six players and two staff members test positive for COVID-19, and the NHL expects the team will not open its 2020-21 season any earlier than Jan. 19. Those who tested positive are self-isolating and following CDC and NHL protocols. The positive tests have forced the Stars to close
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1:06 PM ET New Jersey Devils goaltender Corey Crawford is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the team due to personal reasons, the team announced Friday. Crawford has not practiced since training camp opened for the team last week. His absences were first described as “maintenance days” by coach Lindy Ruff before the team
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