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Oilers’ Kane suspended 1 game after hit on Kadri

Oilers’ Kane suspended 1 game after hit on Kadri

Jun 5, 2022Kristen ShiltonESPN NHL reporter CloseKristen Shilton is a national NHL reporter for ESPN.EDMONTON, Alberta — Edmonton Oilers left wing Evander Kane has been suspended one game for boarding Colorado Avalanche center Nazem Kadri in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Saturday.Kane will miss Game 4 of the series on Monday, when…

‘I’m back’: Kane announces new deal with Oilers

‘I’m back’: Kane announces new deal with Oilers

2:48 AM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN CloseGreg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer.Evander Kane is staying with the Edmonton Oilers on a new four-year contract, he announced in a Twitter post Tuesday night just hours before the NHL free agent market opens.Kane’s deal has an average annual value of $5.125 million against the salary cap.Kane totaled 22…

Sharks hire Grier as 1st Black GM in NHL history

Sharks hire Grier as 1st Black GM in NHL history

7:38 AM ETKristen ShiltonESPN NHL reporter CloseKristen Shilton is a national NHL reporter for ESPN.Mike Grier made history as the NHL’s first Black general manager when the San Jose Sharks announced his appointment to the position on Tuesday.Grier has broken a long-standing barrier within NHL, which could have far-reaching implication for years to come.”It’s something…

Source: Blackhawks to hire Richardson as coach

Source: Blackhawks to hire Richardson as coach

1:43 PM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN CloseGreg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer.Luke Richardson is expected to become the new head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks, an NHL source confirmed to ESPN on Friday.Richardson would replace interim coach Derek King, who went 27-33-10 after taking over for Jeremy Colliton 12 games into the season. Richardson, an assistant…

Bettman unsure if NHL will reinstate Quenneville

Bettman unsure if NHL will reinstate Quenneville

5:58 PM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN CloseGreg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer.NHL commissioner Gary Bettman isn’t sure if he’ll be open to reinstating Joel Quenneville if the former coach asks to return to the league.”I don’t know. That’s something I’ll have to address with him directly,” Bettman told ESPN’s Jeremy Schaap on Friday’s episode of The…

Sources: NHL skipping Olympics due to COVID

Sources: NHL skipping Olympics due to COVID

2:44 PM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN CloseGreg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer.The NHL and NHL Players’ Association have come to an agreement to not participate in the 2022 Winter Olympic men’s hockey tournament in Beijing, multiple sources told ESPN.The NHL and NHLPA had negotiated Olympic participation in 2022 and 2026 into the newest collective bargaining agreement…

Short-handed Pens lose Letang to virus protocol

Short-handed Pens lose Letang to virus protocol

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be without Kris Letang against Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night after the defenseman was placed in NHL’s COVID-19 protocol.Coach Mike Sullivan announced Letang’s status following the morning skate.Letang is the latest Penguins player to be sidelined in the early stages of the season, a group headlined by stars Sidney Crosby…

Sharks’ Kane out 21 games for violating protocol

Sharks’ Kane out 21 games for violating protocol

6:18 PM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN CloseGreg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer.San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane has been suspended for 21 games without pay by the NHL on Monday for an “established violation” of the NHL/NHLPA COVID-19 protocol.Sources confirmed earlier this month that Kane was being investigated over allegations that he submitted a fake COVID-19…

Bettman says only four NHL players unvaccinated

Bettman says only four NHL players unvaccinated

8:26 PM ETESPN News Services TAMPA, Fla. — NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said the league has only four unvaccinated players as it opens up the 2021-22 season.Bettman was in attendance for the regular-season opener as the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the back-to-back Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning 6-2 on Tuesday night.”Everybody banding together to do…