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Goaltender Jimmy Howard was the subject of trade rumors leading up to the deadline, but the Red Wings held on to him, and they’ll have him for another year as well. The 34-year-old signed a one-year contract extension with Detroit on Wednesday and will return to the only NHL team he’s ever known for a
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Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Dan Girardi is out indefinitely with a lower-body injury. The team announced Girardi’s status Wednesday before visiting the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals. Girardi has missed the past five games. Coach Jon Cooper says the 34-year-old’s absence means the Presidents’ Trophy-winning Lightning will continue to rely on midseason acquisition Jan
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As we come down the final stretch of the NHL season, both the Eastern and Western Conferences will feature playoff races that come down to the final games. For most teams who are either set or virtually locked into postseason position, the remaining handful of games will determine their first-round opponents. Aside from rooting for
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The Washington Capitals will go to the White House on Monday to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship. The Capitals will continue the NHL’s tradition of visiting the sitting president at the White House. The NBA’s Golden State Warriors and NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles did not visit President Donald Trump after winning championships. The Capitals won the
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WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals will get a chance to celebrate their Stanley Cup championship with President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday. One player already has said he won’t attend. Minutes after the Capitals beat the New Jersey Devils 4-1 on Tuesday night, forward Brett Connolly said he would
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Nashville Predators forward Austin Watson has been reinstated from suspension by the league, but the team had no word on when he will return to the ice. Watson, 27, was suspended indefinitely and admitted into Stage 2 of the NHL’s program for substance abuse and behavioral health in January. The suspension was “related exclusively to
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Every week, we’ll mine the waiver wire for lesser-owned assets to help your squad, whether you favor dynasty or the redraft format, and we’ll also toss in some tips for DFS players out there. Finally, we will look at some former go-to fantasy assets who may be overvalued — in the short- or long-term —
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11:30 AM ET Chris PetersESPN NHL Close Chris Peters is ESPN’s NHL draft and prospects analyst. The Chicago native previously covered the NHL for CBSSports.com and founded the popular independent blog UnitedStatesofHockey.com where he covered the game at all levels since 2010. Each week, this column will highlight news for NHL prospects and 2019 draft-eligible
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BOSTON — Conor McGregor fired up the Bruins with a pregame speech. Brad Marchand paid him tribute by doing a rendition of the MMA fighter’s walk after he scored his winner. Marchand scored 3:30 into overtime, lifting Boston to a 2-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday. “Yeah, I kind of wanted, was
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