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Limited role leaves Sabres' Beaulieu open to being traded

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Sabres defenceman Nathan Beaulieu is concerned with his lack of playing time and would prefer being traded if his role doesn't change in Buffalo, the player's agent told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
NHL, NHLPA abandon hope of a World Cup in September 2020

NHL, NHLPA abandon hope of a World Cup in September 2020

The NHL and NHL Players' Association have given up on the possibility of staging the next World Cup of Hockey in September 2020 but will continue collective bargaining talks.

Canadiens' Paul Byron suspended 3 games for charging

NEW YORK — Montreal Canadiens forward Paul Byron was suspended for three games without pay by the NHL on Wednesday for charging Florida Panthers defenceman MacKenzie Weegar.
Joining Edmonton Oilers a special opportunity for Saskatchewan's Colby Cave

Joining Edmonton Oilers a special opportunity for Saskatchewan's Colby Cave

VANCOUVER — Colby Cave grew up cheering for the Edmonton Oilers, watching them play on Saturday nights and plastering blue and orange pennants on his bedroom walls. Now, the 24-year-old native of Battleford, Sask.
'We can work harder': Leafs shake up lines ahead of meeting with Lightning

'We can work harder': Leafs shake up lines ahead of meeting with Lightning

TORONTO — As the Maple Leafs digested their latest setback, one word kept bubbling to the surface — work.
Brossoit sets franchise record to help Jets past Golden Knights 4-1

Brossoit sets franchise record to help Jets past Golden Knights 4-1

WINNIPEG — Laurent Brossoit didn't mind facing a barrage of pucks. He quite enjoyed it, actually.
Lightning dominating NHL, but that doesn't necessarily lead to playoff success

Lightning dominating NHL, but that doesn't necessarily lead to playoff success

Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock said in December it looked like the Tampa Bay Lightning were better than every other NHL team. About a month later, not much has changed.
Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson 'feeling good' after knee injury

Canucks rookie Elias Pettersson 'feeling good' after knee injury

Vancouver Canucks fans will have to wait at least another couple of days to see Elias Pettersson back on the ice. The star rookie skated with his teammates ahead of Wednesday's contest with the Edmonton Oilers, but won't suit up for the game.
Berube's Blues playing well enough to make run at playoffs

Berube's Blues playing well enough to make run at playoffs

This is not Brayden Schenn's first rodeo with a lot of things this season. It is his second time playing under Craig Berube as an interim coach and the third time his name has been prominent in trade speculation. For Schenn and the St.
'Dinosaur' defencemen like Orpik survive in NHL by adapting

'Dinosaur' defencemen like Orpik survive in NHL by adapting

When John Tortorella compares Brooks Orpik to a creature that went extinct 65 million years ago, he means it affectionately. "He's a little bit of a dinosaur because he hits, and there isn't a lot of hitting in this game," Tortorella said.