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Sharks president defends hosting games amid coronavirus concerns

San Jose Sharks president Jonathan Becher said Tuesday the team made the best decision with the information at the time when it played three home games following a recommendation by the county against large gatherings in early March.Santa...

Oilers expect Mike Green back from sprained MCL if season resumes

Edmonton defenseman Mike Green, a key trade-deadline acquisition last month as the Oilers prepared for a playoff run, is available to return to the ice if and when the NHL resumes play, according to coach Dave Tippett.In a...

Leafs’ Dubas praises NBA’s ‘momentous move’ to suspend season due to pandemic

Kyle Dubas was watching television the evening of March 11 when news started to trickle out of Oklahoma City. An NBA player — it would turn out to be Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz — had...

As timeline for return grows murkier, NHL extends self-quarantine period

The NHL has extended its guideline for players and staff to self-quarantine until April 15 and it is possible the coronavirus pandemic could push that back even further. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly confirmed the extension to the...

Islanders D Johnny Boychuk to return when NHL does

New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk, who required 90 stitches to repair a cut around his eyelid after being hit in the face by the skate of the Montreal Canadiens left wing Artturi Lehkonen earlier this month, will...

Second Senators player tests positive for coronavirus

A second Ottawa Senators player has tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced Saturday. They are the only known cases among NHL players.The Senators said the player was part of the team's March 7-11 road trip, which included...

Senators announce 2nd player dealing with coronavirus

The Ottawa Senators say another one of their players has tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of known NHL cases to two. The team announced their second case in a statement Saturday, four days after...

IIHF cancels world hockey championships over pandemic

The 2020 IIHF men's hockey world championships have been canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The event was supposed to take place in May in Zurich and Lausanne, Switzerland."This is a harsh reality to face for the...

Men’s hockey worlds cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

The International Ice Hockey Federation announced Saturday it was cancelling the 2020 world championship in Switzerland due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This year's tournament was scheduled to take place in Zurich and Lausanne from May 8-24. ...

NHL Seattle considering nickname, ticket plans amid coronavirus outbreak

Seattle's NHL expansion franchise has not ruled out unveiling its highly anticipated name and logo while many of its fans are social distancing and self-quarantined due to the coronavirus outbreak.The team told ESPN that it is still going...

Worker at Panthers’ arena tests positive for coronavirus

The Florida Panthers have been told by the Florida Department of Health that someone who works part-time at the arena where the team plays its home games has tested positive for the coronavirus.The arena worker tested positive on...

Predators sign Patrick Harper to 2-year, entry-level deal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Predators have signed forward Patrick Harper to a two-year, entry-level contract.Predators general manager David Poile announced the deal Friday.Harper, 21, just finished his senior season at Boston University matching his career high with 37...

Creative ways people are still playing sports around the globe

Mar 20, 2020Tory BarronESPN Editor CloseTory Barron is a Bristol-based writer and editor for ESPN.com. After retiring from playing lacrosse at UConn, the DC native decided to try her hand at writing about people playing sports.It's a strange...

NHL left with many questions, few answers in fast-changing global pandemic

At least Bill Daly's commute is a lot easier. That's perhaps the only silver lining for the NHL's deputy commissioner amid the COVID-19 pandemic that's swept the globe, crippled economies and forced sports leagues to suspend operations...

Wizards, Capitals will finish their seasons — via video games

9:00 AM ETESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintThe NBA and the NHL have both been shut down for over a week now. We should be getting excited for the playoffs -- instead, we're left wondering when we'll ever see competitive basketball...

Czech hockey great Vladimir Zabrodsky dies at 97

PRAGUE -- Vladimir Zabrodsky, one of the best Czech hockey players in history, has died. He was 97.The Czech Hockey Association said Zabrodsky died on Friday in Sweden, where he had lived since 1965 when he emigrated from...

Devils’ Cory Schneider among stars who liven up virtual NHL slate

Thursday night saw a busy schedule of NHL games, with 10 teams in action.That feels odd to read, because the entire NHL season is currently on pause due to the coronavirus pandemic. But teams around the league have...

Inside the ‘excruciating’ decisions to cancel seasons for two hockey leagues

The National Hockey League has paused its season during the coronavirus pandemic, in the hopes of completing it months later. ECHL commissioner Ryan Crelin knew he didn't have that luxury.His NHL-affiliated 26-team league, with franchises in 19 U.S....

Sports on hold: What about my tickets?

With 259 NBA games, 189 NHL games and the start of the MLB season postponed, all of March Madness, multiple golf and tennis events canceled, and hundreds of other events now on hold, fans are holding hundreds of...

Favre to N.Y.? MJ to MiLB? Brady’s not the first to leave an iconic...

12:53 PM ETKelly CohenESPN Twenty years is quite the commitment. Just ask Tom Brady, who was drafted by the New England Patriots in 2000 and went on to spend 20 straight seasons with the team.But now it's time...

Your hockey week for a week when there’s no hockey

No one needs to admit how much they miss hockey right now.First, because if you're a hockey fan, that's inferred. The National Hockey League season was paused for the coronavirus outbreak just as the playoff races were rounding...

Ducks, Kings say none of their players show signs of coronavirus

The Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings said Wednesday that no player in either organization has showed signs of having the coronavirus.Their announcements, in separate statements, came after an unnamed Ottawa Senators players tested positive for the virus....

Bruins sign Jeremy Swayman, Nick Wolff to entry-level contracts

The Boston Bruins signed prospects Jeremy Swayman, a goaltender, and Nick Wolff, a defenseman, to entry-level contracts as teams around the NHL continue to monitor the college free-agent field.Wolff was one of those, having just completed his senior...

Infectious disease expert says 1st NHL case of virus shows need for social distancing

An infectious disease expert says the NHL's first positive test for COVID-19 doesn't come as a surprise. It's also an example of why social distancing is crucial in the fight to slow the widening pandemic that's sweeping...

Sabres agree to 2-year deal with Penn State captain Brandon Biro

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres have agreed to an entry-level contract with undrafted forward Brandon Biro.The two-year deal was announced on Wednesday.Biro, 22, helped lead Penn State to a Big Ten-best 12-8-4 record while serving as the...

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