NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL and NHL Players’ Association agreed Sunday on protocols to resume the season, a major step toward the return of hockey this summer.
The NHL and NHL Players' Association agreed Sunday on protocols to resume the season, a major step toward the return of hockey this summer.
Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told The Associated...
NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly to the AP: League, players reach tentative agreement on protocols to resume season
NEW YORK (AP) — NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly to the AP: League, players reach tentative agreement on protocols to resume season.
Jason Spezza's confidence in the NHL returning has not been shaken by word of 11 fellow players testing positive for the coronavirus.
Given his involvement in NHL Players' Association talks,...
Canada has approved the NHL’s return-to-play proposal that could lead to one or more cities north of the border serving as host sites for the league's 24-team playoff format.
NHL players won’t be expected to wear full face shields if games resume this summer, though there could be plenty of covered faces around them.
Nick Foligno watches Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s coronavirus briefings and appreciates the value of the information.
It is part of the reason the Columbus captain supports NHL players undergoing...
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If the NHL resumes its season, players will be tested for COVID-19 daily.
The NHL is still more than a week away from determining a return-to-play format, a person familiar with discussions told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Shorts and skates don’t usually mix. Maintaining NHL-quality ice in August or holding a Stanley Cup Final in September? Those are far from the norm, too.
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.
The NHL's chief medical officer said Wednesday he expects the coronavirus pandemic to get worse before it gets better in North America and differences across 31 markets are likely to affect when...
The NHL is extending its recommendation for players and staff to self-isolate and stay away from team facilities during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The NHL has its first known case of the new coronavirus after an Ottawa Senators player tested positive.
The team announced late Tuesday that an unidentified player had tested positive for...
TORONTO (AP) — The NHL has sent a memo to teams urging players to limit contact with fans because of the coronavirus outbreak.
NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly confirmed the league issued...
The NHL and NHL Players' Association have scheduled another round of labor talks next week after concluding two days of negotiations in Toronto on Wednesday.
The NHL remains reluctant to reverse course and compete at the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing despite new assurances from Olympic officials to lift various major stumbling blocks, which also have...
Puck and player tracking is coming to the NHL in the playoffs.
Commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday that puck and player tracking will be up and running in all playoff arenas this spring...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The NHL said Friday it has closed its review of Capitals star Evgeny Kuznetsov and a now-deleted video on social media that appears to show him in a hotel room with lines of...
SEATTLE (AP) — NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says Seattle remains in contention to host the 2021 draft despite arena construction delays.
More than 200 female hockey players announced Thursday they will not play professionally in North America next season, hoping their stand leads to a single economically sustainable league. The...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The NHL and NHL Players' Association held a lengthy meeting to discuss keeping the current collective bargaining agreement past 2020 and agreed to meet again next week to continue the talks.
The sides met for more than two hours Thursday to talk about a CBA extension that could pave the way for a World Cup of Hockey in 2020.
Alex Ovechkin will skip the NHL's All-Star Weekend in San Jose to get some extra rest and serve an automatic one-game suspension.
The Washington Capitals announced Ovechkin's decision Wednesday, hours before the league unveiled the full All-Star rosters. The team said the NHL's leading goal-scorer wants to take advantage of the adjoining bye week to prepare for the second half of the season.
When Rasmus Dahlin put pen to paper on his first NHL contract, the reverberations carried to Gothenburg and Lidkoping in his native Sweden.
The No. 1 overall pick signing with the Buffalo Sabres earned Sweden more than $250,000 to put back into development.
"It's unreal," Dahlin said. "We need all the money we can get."
At the Stanley Cup Finals earlier this year, Commissioner Gary Bettman couldn't talk enough about the feel-good story of the Vegas Golden Knights and the NHL's role in bringing major league sports to Las Vegas.
When it came to a question about concussions and the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, Bettman wasn't nearly as chatty.
"There's nothing new on the subject," Bettman said before turning to Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly and asking, "Do you want to answer that?"
SEATTLE (AP) — The potential owners of an NHL expansion franchise in Seattle remain confident arena renovations will be completed in time for the 2020-21 season.
NHL Seattle said Monday that ownership recognizes the ability to start play in 2020 is dependent on KeyArena renovations being finished on time. The group says it will work closely with the NHL to keep the league informed of progress.
The NHL said Thursday it is investigating Philadelphia Flyers forward Jori Lehtera after a report he is being questioned in connection with a drug bust in his native Finland.
Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said the league is investigating the situation. Lehtera's lawyer, Ari Nieminen, said he expects police to release a statement clearing up some things that came out of the report.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The NHL questioned the Washington Capitals about re-signing Brooks Orpik after trading him to Colorado and cleared the Stanley Cup champions of any wrongdoing.
General manager Brian MacLellan said the league questioned the Capitals for trading the veteran defenseman and then bringing him back at a cheaper salary after the Avalanche bought him out. MacLellan said the Capitals were above board in everything they did and would face no consequences.
CHICAGO (AP) — Clayton Keller took an eight-hour bus ride from Montreal to Boston for a hockey game at Fenway Park and won't soon forget the experience of playing outdoors.
"It was pretty cool," Keller said. He'd love to take the game outside again in the NHL with the Arizona Coyotes but will probably have to wait a while.
CHICAGO (AP) — December is the earliest the NHL Board of Governors will vote on potential expansion to Seattle, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Thursday.
Daly also called it "doubtful" any formal vote will happen on a Seattle franchise between meetings in October and December. Seattle Hockey Partners, the group looking to bring the NHL to the Pacific Northwest, will make a presentation to board's executive committee on Oct. 2. No vote will take place that day.
CHICAGO (AP) — Deputy commissioner Bill Daly says the NHL does not expect to change its rules on marijuana with the legalization of cannabis in Canada coming on Oct. 17.
Daly said in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday that the move won't affect the NHL/NHLPA drug-testing policy. Daly said the league tests for marijuana but a positive test by itself does not lead to a suspension.
NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL says Slava Voynov still has not been cleared to play in the league.
NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says Sunday that Voynov's return is contingent on completing a process with the league to review his case that would determine the parameters for his eligibility.
A judge dismissed a misdemeanor domestic abuse conviction against former Los Angeles Kings defenseman last month.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Just before the most improbable of Stanley Cup Final in the most improbable hockey city around, Gary Bettman and Bill Daly put on a little show of their own.
As lounge acts go, it probably wouldn't play on the Las Vegas Strip. Then again, no one ever thought the Vegas Golden Knights would be playing on the Las Vegas Strip — and certainly not as late as Memorial Day.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators embraced every bit of their chase for the franchise's first Presidents' Trophy right down to captain Roman Josi grabbing hold with his left hand during their pregame ceremony.
Now it's time to chase the hardware the Predators really want: The Stanley Cup.
"It's definitely a good regular season for us, definitely something we can be proud of," Josi said. "But now the real work and the real fun starts."
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says participation in the 2022 Olympics in China is possible but not essential to the league's efforts to grow the sport in the world's largest country.
The NHL was criticized by the International Olympic Committee and fans for not allowing NHL players to compete in the recent Olympics in South Korea.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The NHL's first outdoor game at a U.S. service academy probably won't be its last.
After the Washington Capitals hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Naval Academy, the league hopes to play games at Army's West Point and the Air Force Academy over the next few years.
It's a significant foray into honoring and partnering with branches of the military that follows the lead of the NFL and Major League Baseball for a league that's split between the United States and Canada.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — The NHL isn't going to get drawn into any discussions about participating in future Winter Olympics until after the Pyeongchang Games are complete.
The Detroit Red Wings are considering legal action to stop white nationalists from using their logo as part of a "disturbing" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The team said in a statement Saturday it "vehemently" disagrees with the rally and is in no way associated with it. The logo of the NHL club could be seen on items held by people at the rally.
Not only will Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and most of the best hockey players in the world not be going to the Olympics, neither will anyone on an NHL contract.
The league has decided that players with active NHL contracts, even those in the minors, will not be allowed to participate in the Olympics next February in South Korea. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly confirmed the league's stance to The Associated Press on Monday
Players on American Hockey League contracts will be eligible to play in the 2018 Winter Olympics.
President and CEO David Andrews confirmed through a league spokesman Wednesday that teams were informed they could loan players on AHL contracts to national teams for the purposes of participating in the Pyeongchang Olympics.
The AHL sent a memo to its 30 clubs saying players could only be loaned for Olympic participation from Feb. 5-26.
Andrew Barroway is now sole owner of the Coyotes, a move the NHL hopes will help them secure a long-term foothold in Arizona.
Barroway bought out the Coyotes' minority owners, according to a person with direct knowledge of the transaction who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal has not been announced. Amid continued questions about the Coyotes' arena situation, the person said Barroway is committed to keeping the Coyotes in the area.
PARIS (AP) — The president of the Pyeongchang Olympic organizing committee is still hoping for an NHL U-turn.
"I don't think they made the final decision so far," committee president Lee Hee-beom said Monday at a news conference. "(There is) still room to discuss and negotiate."
A week after he was knocked out of playoff game with a concussion, Pittsburgh star Sidney Crosby slid headfirst into the boards during another tense game against the Washington Capitals.
The NHL announced Monday that it will not participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, refusing for the first time in 20 years to halt its season for three weeks so its stars can chase gold for their home countries.
From Alex Ovechkin and Jonathan Toews to Connor McDavid and Henrik Lundqvist, the world's best players called playing in the Olympics important. The league decided otherwise.
NEW YORK (AP) — After further consideration, the NHL will release teams' protected and available lists to the public before the Vegas Golden Knights' expansion draft in June.
The league announced the decision on Twitter on Wednesday despite NHL general managers expressing a desire to keep the lists private. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said there was more internal discussion at the league office and that none of the GMs expressed strong views on the subject.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NHL is likely to skip the Pyeongchang Olympics unless something big changes in the next few months.
The league's owners are still leaning against allowing the world's top hockey players to participate in the Olympics next year, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Saturday.