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As timeline for return grows murkier, NHL extends self-quarantine period

The NHL has extended its guideline for players and staff to self-quarantine until April 15 and it is possible the coronavirus pandemic could push that back even further.

NHL doctor expects COVID-19 to worsen, hockey markets likely affected differently

The NHL's chief medical officer Dr. Winne Meeuwisse said Wednesday he expects the coronavirus pandemic to get worse before it gets better in North America.

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.

Just 1 week after COVID-19 shutdowns in NBA, NHL, the only certainty is uncertainty

It has been just one full week since the NBA became the first of the North American pro sports leagues to suspend operations, one week since sports essentially stopped.

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.

Emergency goalie protocol on tap for upcoming NHL GMs meeting

With David Ayres going from practising with the Toronto Maple Leafs to playing against them during a playoff race, emergency goalie protocol will be a topic of conversation when general managers open their annual March meeting on Monday.

Amid coronavirus fight, Beijing 2022 organizers say they remain on track

Organizers of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games say they are on track to complete all competition venues by year-end and have teams in place for test events, despite the devastating impact of the novel coronavirus outbreak that originated in the country late last year.

North American professional sports leagues actively monitoring coronavirus outbreak

Major North American professional sports leagues are talking to health officials and informing teams about the coronavirus outbreak that has led to the first reported death in the U.S.

Ovechkin bookends game with goals in Capitals' shootout win over Jets

Alex Ovechkin scored his 701st goal and the shootout winner, and Braden Holtby made 30 saves in regulation and overtime to help the Washington Capitals beat the Winnipeg Jets 4-3 on Tuesday night for their second consecutive victory.

NHL trade deadline: Oilers, Lightning among winners, Panthers losers

First-year Oilers GM Ken Holland dealt for defenceman Mike Green on Sunday and added forwards Andreas Athanasiou and Tyler Ennis the next day. Improving up front and on the back end makes Edmonton one of the winners at the NHL deadline.

Canadiens recover in overtime to down Capitals, snap 5-game losing skid

Alex Ovechkin scored his 699th career goal, closing in on another milestone, but the Washington Capitals dropped their third in a row, losing to the Montreal Canadiens 4-3 in overtime Thursday night.
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Capitals deal for Brenden Dillon to address recent defensive issue

The Capitals bolstered their blue-line Tuesday by acquiring veteran defenceman Brenden Dillon from the San Jose Sharks. The 29-year-old, who has averaged just under 20 minutes a game this season, should fit into Washington's top four on defence.

NHL trade deadline: Sellers have plenty of inventory

While New York Rangers forward Chris Kreider is the biggest name likely to be dealt ahead of the Feb. 24 NHL trade deadline, New Jersey's Wayne Simmonds, Ottawa's Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Los Angeles' Tyler Toffoli are pending free agents.