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Which late-season call-up will make an impact in the playoffs? Chris Peters, NHL prospects writer: I’m eager to see how Eeli Tolvanen fits in with the Nashville Predators, but I can’t get over how smoothly Ryan Donato has transitioned to the NHL with the Boston Bruins. Watching Donato play during the 2018 Winter Olympics, it
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10:49 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara, the towering 41-year-old defenseman having a resurgent season, has decided to return for 2018-19. General manager Don Sweeney announced on Wednesday that Chara has agreed to a one-year, $5 million contract with performance-based incentives that could add $1.75 million to his salary. Chara is in
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NEW YORK — A change to the NHL’s protocol for goaltender interference reviews is happening quicker than expected. Beginning with games on Wednesday, all coach’s challenges for goaltender interference will be decided by the league’s situation room in Toronto instead of by on-ice officials. The NHL board of governors approved the change Tuesday that was
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Washington Capitals goalie Philipp Grubauer “tweaked” something Monday in a win over the New York Rangers, coach Barry Trotz said, so the team has again recalled Pheonix Copley from Hershey. “I’m optimistic but ultra, ultra sensitive right now to the goalie situation,” Trotz said. Copley was up last week, backing up Grubauer after starter Braden
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1:09 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN It’s OK to admit that you’re going to miss the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup playoffs. It’s tournament time in college hockey. Chris Peters gets you ready for the opening regional rounds (March 23-25) with a full preview and a look at some of the more exciting players to
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CHICAGO — Jonathan Toews, the Blackhawks‘ captain, is out with an upper-body injury and will be re-evaluated next week. Coach Joel Quenneville said Toews was hurt during Tuesday night’s 5-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche. The Blackhawks were eliminated from playoff contention with the loss to the Avalanche. Admit it: Blackhawks fan or not, you’re
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