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Ovechkin, NHL players grudgingly accept Olympic absence

Ovechkin, NHL players grudgingly accept Olympic absence

After being outspoken about going to the 2018 Winter Olympics no matter the consequences, even Alex Ovechkin has given up and turned his attention to the Beijing Games in 2022.
Lessons learned: Nazem Kadri embracing veteran role with Maple Leafs

Lessons learned: Nazem Kadri embracing veteran role with Maple Leafs

TORONTO — In March 2015, Nazem Kadri had his most humiliating experience as a Toronto Maple Leaf. After showing up late to a team meeting on a Sunday morning, interim coach Peter Horachek suspended Kadri for three games.
'NHL 18' video game looks to capture skills, imagination of league's young guns

'NHL 18' video game looks to capture skills, imagination of league's young guns

TORONTO — A new generation of talent led by Connor McDavid, Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine has not only energized the NHL, it has forced video game developers to up their game.
'We haven't seen the best of Bo Horvat': Canucks centre ready to take next step

'We haven't seen the best of Bo Horvat': Canucks centre ready to take next step

VANCOUVER — Travis Green's initial up-close look at Bo Horvat came in his first few months as a head coach.
Capitals' Ovechkin says Olympic decision out of his hands

Capitals' Ovechkin says Olympic decision out of his hands

WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin released a statement Thursday night through the Washington Capitals acknowledging that the ability to represent Russia in the 2018 Olympics has been taken out of his hands.
Islanders ready for hard training camp aimed at strong start

Islanders ready for hard training camp aimed at strong start

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — The New York Islanders got off to a slow start last season and, despite a strong second half that followed a midyear coaching change, finished a point out of a playoff spot.

Wild agree to terms with LW Foligno on 4-year, $11.5M deal

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms with restricted free-agent left wing Marcus Foligno on a four-year, $11.5 million contract.

Calgary Flames getting to know new goalies again in training camp

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames will spend training camp adjusting to new goaltenders for a second year in a row. Defenceman Mike Stone is familiar with one from their days as Arizona Coyotes teammates.
Housley back in Buffalo, eager for up-tempo stamp on Sabres

Housley back in Buffalo, eager for up-tempo stamp on Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Sabres' new-look blue-line is already making a good impression on rookie coach Phil Housley even before Buffalo opens training camp.

Veteran forward Clarke MacArthur fails medical at Ottawa Senators camp

OTTAWA — Clarke MacArthur's future with the Ottawa Senators — and perhaps even as a pro hockey player — is once again in doubt after the veteran forward failed his medical on the first day of training camp.