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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson (43) is escorted by an official off the ice after he checked St. Louis Blues center Oskar Sundqvist, background, during the second period of an NHL preseason hockey game in Washington. Wilson has had his 20-game suspension reduced to 14 by a neutral arbitrator and is eligible to play immediately. Wilson has already served 16 games of his suspension for an illegal check to the head of St. Louis forward Oskar Sundqvist in each team’s preseason finale. The ruling by Shyam Das allows Wilson to return as soon as Tuesday night, Nov. 13, 2018, at Minnesota, and the 24-year-old will recoup $378,049 of the $1.26 million he initially forfeited as part of the suspension. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
November 13, 2018 - 5:26 pm
Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson has had his 20-game suspension reduced to 14 by a neutral arbitrator and is eligible to play immediately. Wilson has already served 16 games of his suspension for an illegal check to the head of St. Louis forward Oskar Sundqvist in each team's preseason finale...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 file photo, Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) plays against the Detroit Red Wings in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit. Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask returned to practice on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 after taking a three-day leave of absence to attend to a personal matter. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
November 13, 2018 - 4:16 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask returned to practice on Tuesday after taking a three-day leave of absence to attend to a personal matter. "This is a family and we are a family and we take care of each other when times are tough," Rask said about the team he's been with since 2006...
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Anaheim Ducks' Rickard Rakell, left, of Sweden, scores against Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne, of Finland, in a shootout of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif. The Ducks won 2-1. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
November 13, 2018 - 2:41 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks had all weekend to stew over their worst game of the season. They responded Monday night with a win against the NHL's top team. Rickard Rakell's goal in the fourth round of the shootout propelled the Ducks past Nashville 2-1 and handed the Predators their...
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Dallas Stars forward Jason Spezza (90) looks for a rebound off of Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Dallas. Columbus won 2-1. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)
November 13, 2018 - 1:05 am
DALLAS (AP) — Pierre-Luc Dubois thought he had a tiebreaking goal for Columbus in the third period before Dallas goalie Anton Khudobin came up with a big save. Seconds later, Dubois had another chance and made it count. Dubois scored midway through the third period and the Blue Jackets beat the...
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November 13, 2018 - 12:42 am
TORONTO (AP) — Martin Brodeur, Willie O'Ree and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman led the latest group of inductees to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday night. Brodeur, the all-time leader in goalie wins and shutouts, was joined in the player's category by Martin St. Louis, Canadian women's star Jayna...
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New York Rangers' Filip Chytil, right, celebrates after scoring a goal as teammate Chris Kreider (20) skates toward him during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Vancouver Canucks Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
November 12, 2018 - 11:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Two of the New York Rangers' younger players helped veteran goalie Henrik Lundqvist get a big milestone win. Filip Chytil and Brett Howden scored to back Lundqvist's 437th career win as the Rangers beat the Vancouver Canucks 2-1 Monday night. Lundqvist tied Jacques Plante for...
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Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Cam Ward (30) watches the scoreboard as the Hurricanes' play a tribute video to their former long time goaltender during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes, Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Raleigh, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
November 12, 2018 - 10:45 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes grew accustomed over the years to seeing Cam Ward in goal and winning games. Both those things happened again Monday night — but this one was different. The winningest goalie in Carolina history took the loss in his first game here as a visitor, with...
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FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2014, file photo, then-Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Daniel Carcillo talks with linesman Bryan Pancich, left, during the second period of a preseason NHL hockey game against the Minnesota Wild, in St. Paul, Minn. The NHL and attorneys for retired players have reached a tentative settlement worth roughly $19 million in the biggest lawsuit brought against the league over concussions and other head injuries. Carcillo, who played nine NHL seasons and joined the lawsuit in June, posted several messages of displeasure with the settlement on his verified Twitter account. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, FIle)
November 12, 2018 - 7:32 pm
The National Hockey League announced a tentative $18.9 million settlement Monday with more than 300 retired players who sued the league and accused it of failing to protect them from head injuries or warning them of the risks involved with playing. The lawsuit, consolidated in federal court in...
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Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov (1) makes the save on Edmonton Oilers' Ty Rattie (8) during second period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta on Sunday Nov. 11, 2018. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)
November 12, 2018 - 1:32 am
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche broke out of their slump by beating a team struggling just as much as them. Semyon Varlamov stopped 26 shots to help the Avalanche beat the Edmonton Oilers 4-1 Sunday night to snap a five-game losing streak. Mikko Rantanen, Carl Soderberg and Tyson...
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San Jose Sharks' Joonas Donskoi (27) celebrates after scoring goal against the Calgary Flames in the second period of an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)
November 12, 2018 - 1:19 am
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Evander Kane doesn't know why he keeps putting up big numbers against the Calgary Flames. Kane had a goal and an assist to help the San Jose Sharks beat the Flames 3-1 Sunday night. The 27-year old forward, in his 10th season with his fourth team, now has 10 goals and six...
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