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Sabres fire GM Jason Botterill 3 weeks after owner said his job was secure

Jason Botterill was fired as Buffalo Sabres general manager three seasons into his tenure and after the team failed to show any signs of improvement in extending what's now a nine-year playoff drought.

Sabres captain Jack Eichel 'fed up with losing,' draws comparison to Michael Jordan

Sabres captain Jack Eichel kept his frustrations in check for the first 14 minutes of an end-of-season interview session with Buffalo-area reporters Thursday.

NHL hopeful extension of border closure won't affect restart

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly tells The Associated Press he's hopeful the decision to close the U.S. and Canadian border to non-essential travel for another month won't "have a material impact" on the league's discussions to restart its season.

NWHL's expansion to Toronto gets mixed reviews from women players

Professional women's hockey is set to make its return to Canada with the National Women's Hockey League officially announcing it is expanding into Toronto.

NWHL expansion roster reportedly being built for Toronto area team

The U.S.-based National Women's Hockey League is in the process of establishing an expansion franchise in the Toronto area, a person with direct knowledge of the plans told The Associated Press.

Alexis Lafreniere tops North America in final NHL draft rankings

Alexis Lafreniere of Saint-Eustache, Que., remained the top North American skater as the NHL released its final rankings for the 2020 draft Wednesday.

Ex-Swiss goalie Florence Schelling 1st female GM in men's pro hockey

Veteran Swiss women's hockey goaltender Florence Schelling has been named general manager of one of the top men's teams in her home country.

All options on table for NHL as Bettman considers not completing regular season

For the first time since halting play four weeks ago, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman raised the possibility Tuesday of not completing the regular season in order to squeeze in time to award the Stanley Cup.

Jay Bouwmeester in good health after cardiac episode, says teammate Pietrangelo

St. Louis Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo says teammate Jay Bouwmeester is in good health some seven weeks after having a cardioverter defibrillator implanted in his chest.

With NHL draft postponed, top prospect Lafreniere plays waiting game

Alexis Lafreniere could never have envisioned ending his prolific junior hockey career in such an anticlimactic setting.

NHL extending isolation period for players and staff

The NHL is extending its recommendation for players and staff to self-isolate and stay away from team facilities during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Ottawa Senators reveal 1st positive COVID-19 test among NHL players

An Ottawa Senators player has tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the first NHLer to be diagnosed with the coronavirus.

NHL delays possible restart date, allows players to go home

The NHL is pushing back the possibility of resuming its season for several weeks, if not a month or more, after the league and Players' Association told players Monday they can go home and must self-isolate through March 27 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

NHL players instructed to self-quarantine with season on 'pause'

The NHL is telling its players and staff to stay away from the rink and self-isolate while hockey is on a hiatus of unknown length during the coronavirus pandemic.

Okposo pockets 2 as Sabres edge out Jets

Kyle Okposo enjoyed his first two-goal game in 23 months, and the Buffalo Sabres continued their late-season playoff push with a win over the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday.