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5:30 PM ET ESPN News Services PHILADELPHIA — Veteran forward Sean Couturier will not need surgery on an upper-body injury, the Philadelphia Flyers said on Wednesday. Couturier remains week-to-week with the injury, which was revealed when training camp opened earlier this month. He has not taken part in drills or preseason games. The Flyers have
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Sep 26, 2022 ESPN News Services TORONTO — The Canadian government confirmed Monday that noncitizens entering the country — including professional athletes — will no longer be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 beginning in October. The Associated Press reported last week that the decision was imminent. Removal of the vaccine mandate means unvaccinated Major
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2:38 PM ET Vancouver Canucks winger Brock Boeser will miss the next three to four weeks after suffering a hand injury, the team announced Monday. The Canucks’ public relations account tweeted Boeser underwent successful hand surgery after injuring himself Saturday during training camp in Whistler, B.C. Boeser, 25, was scratched for both of the split
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Sep 22, 2022 Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Predators have brought back former goaltender Pekka Rinne in a new role as a special alumni adviser. General manager David Poile announced the move Thursday. Rinne is the only player in franchise history whose number has been retired. Rinne, a native of Kempele, Finland, was Finland’s
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Sep 22, 2022 Patrick Kane is well aware he has been the subject of rampant trade speculation for months. The Chicago Blackhawks‘ winger just doesn’t believe the hype. “It was all just rumors,” Kane said Thursday from Chicago’s training camp media availability. “A lot of the rumors are just rumors, maybe people looking for things
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Sep 22, 2022 The Philadelphia Flyers assume that defenseman Ryan Ellis will be out for the 2022-23 season because of a back injury. “Ryan Ellis is out indefinitely — no timetable for his return to play,” general manager Chuck Fletcher said at training camp on Thursday. “I’ll just say that my assumption is that he
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3:58 PM ET The Vegas Golden Knights announced on Thursday that center Nolan Patrick will miss the 2022-23 season. Patrick played 25 games for the Knights last season, tallying two goals and five assists. He missed significant time due to an upper body injury early in the season and a concussion suffered in February 2022.
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9:11 AM ET Associated Press PRAGUE — NHL teams playing in the Czech capital next month have been told their Russian players are not welcome. The Czech Foreign Ministry has told the NHL of its stance because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The ministry declined to say whether the NHL has replied. The Nashville Predators
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6:13 PM ET Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — Though his rebuilding job is far from complete, Buffalo Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams signed a contract extension on Wednesday, an indication that ownership believes he has the franchise pointed in the right direction. Terms of the extension were not revealed. Adams, who’s in his third season
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