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Ovechkin fined $5K for spearing Bruins' Frederic

Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was fined $5,000 by the NHL on Thursday for spearing Boston Bruins rookie Trent Frederic, which is the maximum he could have been fined under the collective bargaining agreement.

No Fun NHL? Restrictions help players appreciate hockey more

Instead of going out to dinner with his fiancee after coming home from practice, Brandon Carlo takes his dogs on long walks to get out of the house and enjoy some fresh air.

Henrik Lundqvist back on ice, still 'months away' from deciding NHL future

Henrik Lundqvist said Thursday he's months away from making a decision about his hockey-playing future after returning to the ice less than two months since undergoing open-heart surgery.

Growing divisional styles has NHL feeling like 4 separate leagues

Barry Trotz tuned his television to the game between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers to do a little scouting, flipping around to others outside the East Division just to check some scores and move on.

Artemi Panarin denies Russian report of abuse, takes time away from Rangers

New York Rangers forward Artemi Panarin is taking a leave of absence from the team after a Russian tabloid printed allegations from a former coach he attacked a woman in Latvia almost a decade ago, which he denies.

NHL takes big stride on data and analytics with Amazon deal

The NHL has reached an agreement with Amazon Web Services to put all its video and data on the cloud. The hope is to provide everyone from coaches, executives and players to fans an integrated look at the game with the aid of new camera angles, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

NHL revises virus protocols with 40 players on COVID-19 list

The NHL has followed the NBA in revising its virus protocols early in the season as a response to COVID-19 problems cropping up around the league.

Flat salary cap forcing NHL teams to get creative with roster moves

In the 16 years since the salary cap has been a reality in the NHL, it never has been this much of a challenge to manoeuvre.

Goalies no longer only masked men as coaches also gear up for new season

Winnipeg coach Paul Maurice struggled to blow a whistle while wearing a mask. Barry Trotz couldn't see if one of his New York Islanders players was skating toward him because his mask had helped fog up his glasses.

Barzal strikes 3-year, $21M US deal with Islanders days before season opener

Mathew Barzal joined the New York Islanders on the ice Saturday for his first practice of training camp after agreeing to a three-year, $21-million US contract.