NHL

11:34 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN LAS VEGAS — Nine months after Robin Lehner publicly revealed his battle with bipolar disorder and substance abuse, the New York Islanders goalie won the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, awarded to the NHL player who “best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.” “I took that first
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5:38 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN LAS VEGAS — The Arizona Coyotes will have a new majority owner in Alex Meruelo, and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman hopes Meruelo can be the person to find a long-term arena solution and keep the team in Arizona. Meruelo will take over for Josh Barroway, who became the Coyotes’ majority
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9:39 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN LAS VEGAS — Joe Thornton says he’ll be back with the San Jose Sharks next season. Whether he’ll play for the next decade is a bit more debatable. “I’ll probably play another 10 years. That’s what I’m thinking. Five to 10 right now. I got nothing else going on, we’ll
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1:47 PM ET Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Flyers continued to shore up their defense by acquiring veteran Justin Braun from the San Jose Sharks for two draft picks. Philadelphia on Tuesday sent a 2019 second-round pick and 2019 third-round pick to San Jose for Braun. The Sharks were looking to clear salary-cap space
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1:17 PM ET Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford confirmed the rumor Monday that forward Phil Kessel had vetoed a recent trade. The GM did not name the team involved, but it had been widely reported that the Penguins had a deal on the table with the Minnesota Wild in which Kessel and Jack Johnson
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5:46 PM ET The Anaheim Ducks have gone to their AHL affiliate to find their next head coach, with Dallas Eakins getting the job, according to multiple reports. Eakins has led the San Diego Gulls since 2015. He does have NHL head coaching experience, with the Edmonton Oilers from 2013-15. The 52-year-old is a former
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5:18 PM ET The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Carl Hagelin to a four-year, $11 million deal. The 30-year-old, who was set to become an unrestricted free agent, was acquired from the Los Angeles Kings in February. “Carl is a versatile player who can play on any line and is an excellent penalty killer,” Capitals
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8:49 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired defenseman Olli Maatta in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins for forward Dominik Kahun and a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft. The Blackhawks had been looking to upgrade their blue line after missing the playoffs for the second straight season. The 24-year-old
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4:02 PM ET Associated Press ST. LOUIS — It rained on the Blues‘ parade, but nobody seemed to mind. Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of downtown St. Louis and braved the rain on Saturday to cheer on the Stanley Cup champs, who concluded the festivities with a packed rally beneath the Gateway
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4:02 PM ET Associated Press ST. LOUIS — It rained on the Blues‘ parade, but nobody seemed to mind. Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of downtown St. Louis and braved the rain on Saturday to cheer on the Stanley Cup champs, who concluded the festivities with a packed rally beneath the Gateway
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5:12 PM ET Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Coyotes have signed defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin to a one-year contract. The deal was announced Friday. Lyubushkin, 25, had four assists in 41 games in 2018-19, his first season with the Coyotes. The 6-foot-2, 201-pound native of Moscow was third among NHL rookies with 150 hits.
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3:41 PM ET Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara confirmed he suffered multiple fractures to his jaw when he was hit with a puck during Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Blues in St. Louis. Chara, speaking to reporters at the Bruins’ end-of-season availability Friday, said his jaw was being held together by
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11:40 AM ET The New York Islanders have re-signed winger Jordan Eberle to a five-year contract before he could reach free agency next month, the team announced Friday. TSN reports that Eberle’s deal has an average annual value of $5.5 million. In 2018-19, Eberle had 19 goals and 18 assists in the final season of
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2:14 PM ET Associated Press ST. LOUIS — A parade 52 years in the making will finally happen Saturday in St. Louis, when the city celebrates the Blues’ first-ever Stanley Cup championship. The Blues defeated the Boston Bruins 4-1 in Wednesday’s Game 7 in Boston. The Blues joined the NHL as an expansion team in
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9:54 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN BOSTON — It’s Jan. 2, and the St. Louis Blues are the worst team in the NHL. They’re porous defensively and underwhelming offensively. Their meticulously crafted roster has failed the chemistry test. They fired their coach, Mike Yeo, 43 days ago, but haven’t improved under interim coach Craig Berube. For
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