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Notebook: Olympic official concerned NHL players will skip 2018 Winter Games

The head of hockey's international body said there is a strong possibility NHL players won't be competing at the next Winter Olympics. International Ice Hockey Federation ...

NHL notebook: Ducks fire Boudreau after another early playoff exit

The Ducks fired coach Bruce Boudreau on Friday, two days after the four-time Pacific Division champions' first-round exit from the playoffs. While announcing the move, Ducks ...

NHL notebook: Interim coach could get Wild job permanently

Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher is about to embark on another coaching search, the third of his tenure and a critical one for the immediate ...

NHL notebook: Flyers forward Schenn suspended 3 games for high hit

Flyers forward Brayden Schenn was suspended by the NHL for three games for a high hit on Capitals forward T.J. Oshie. The punishment ...

NHL notebook: LeCavalier confirms retirement

Vincent Lecavalier intends to retire this summer, ending his 17-year NHL career after a revitalizing season with the Kings. Lecavalier confirmed his long-stated plans Sunday as ...

NHL notebook: Bettman frowns upon fans tossing items on ice

Attention, Panthers fans: Throwing those toy rats on the ice during a game means drawing the ire of commissioner Gary Bettman. Days after fans in ...

NHL notebook: No more wristbands from Flyers

The Flyers want to keep wrist shots on the ice and not from fans in the stands. The Flyers on Tuesday condemned disgruntled fans who threw ...

NHL notebook: Seguin out for Stars, Game 4 status in question

Tyler Seguin has an injury related to his previous Achilles tendon injury was held out of Game 3 on Monday against the Wild. "He can't ...

NHL notebook: Goalies fine with mask equipment

As Henrik Lundqvist kicked his feet in pain, bad thoughts went through his head for 30 seconds. Rangers teammate Marc Staal's stick blade went right ...

NHL notebook: Flyers' Couturier out for remainder of Capitals series

Center Sean Couturier will miss the rest of the Flyers' first-round series against the Capitals because of an upper-body injury. The team said Friday he ...

NHL notebook: Bruins will bring back Julien for 10th season

The Bruins are sticking with coach Claude Julien for another season despite missing the playoffs two years in a row. General manager Don Sweeney ...

Breaking down the Stanley Cup playoffs

Eastern Conference Capitals vs. Flyers Regular season: Capitals went 56-18-8 (120 points) to win Metropolitan Division and Presidents' Trophy. Flyers went 41-27-14 (96 points) to ...

NHL notebook: Flyers founder Snider dies at 83

Ed Snider, the Flyers founder whose "Broad Street Bullies" became the first expansion team to win the Stanley Cup, has died after a two-year battle ...

NHL notebook: Former Canadiens coach Demers hospitalized after stroke

Former Canadiens coach Jacques Demers was in a Montreal hospital Thursday, a day after having a stroke. The 71-year-old Demers now is a Canadian senator. Claude Carignan, ...

Declassified NHL memos, e-mails detail concussion debate 

Unsealed NHL documents in the concussion lawsuit brought by former players reveal a snapshot of an internal debate by league officials over head injuries and ...

NHL notebook: Arbitrator reduces suspension of Flames' Wideman

An independent arbitrator reduced Dennis Wideman's suspension from 20 games to 10 based on the determination that the Flames defenseman did not intend to injure ...