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Edmonton’s mayor says a preliminary assessment shows storm damage to Rogers Place is not structural and the arena will be able to hold upcoming NHL games. Don Iveson says photos of Thursday night’s flooding and damage to the arena’s roof are concerning. “The damage is cosmetic and is to the roof’s surface, as opposed to …

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Andrei Vasilevskiy of the Tampa Bay Lightning has been selected as a Vezina Trophy finalist for the third consecutive season, with a shot at becoming the first back-to-back winner of the NHL’s top goalie award in 12 years. Winnipeg’s Connor Hellebuyk and Boston’s Tuukka Rask rounded out the list of finalists released on Friday following …

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CHICAGO (AP) — Ian Mitchell will have to wait until next season to join the Chicago Blackhawks. The 21-year-old Mitchell, one of the organization’s top prospects, agreed to a three-year contract in April. But there was some question about when the defenseman’s entry-level deal might begin. Mitchell is ineligible for the resumption of the NHL …

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After two days behind a mask and off his skates, Rick Bowness returned to his natural habitat on the ice with air inside the rink blowing against his face. “You get out there and you miss it,” the Dallas Stars coach said. “You realize how much you enjoy being out there.” The NHL’s oldest head …

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Considering they are about to resume the season amid a pandemic, the Columbus Blue Jackets are healthier than they’ve been in a long while. When the NHL halted play in mid-March because of the coronavirus, injuries to top players had piled up, and coach John Tortorella had started to fret that …

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NEW YORK (AP) — Columbus’ John Tortorella, Philadelphia’s Alain Vigneault and Boston’s Bruce Cassidy were revealed Wednesday as the finalists for the Jack Adams Award as NHL coach of the year. Colorado’s Cale Makar, Vancouver’s Quinn Hughes and Chicago’s Dominik Kubalik are the finalists for the Calder Trophy as the top rookie. All three Jack …

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CHICAGO (AP) — Blackhawks defenseman Calvin de Haan missed practice Tuesday because of a family emergency. Coach Jeremy Colliton said he isn’t sure when de Haan will be back. The 29-year-old de Haan is coming back from right shoulder surgery in December. He was acquired in a June 2019 trade with Carolina. If de Haan …

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pekka Rinne’s string of starting every playoff game for the Nashville Predators since 2010 may be in jeopardy. That 89-game run may change Aug. 2 when Nashville starts its best-of-five qualifying series with Arizona. When the NHL suspended play in mid-March, Rinne watched from the bench as fellow Finn Juuse Saros …

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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Right wing Troy Terry has agreed to a three-year, $4.35 million contract extension through the 2022-23 season with the Anaheim Ducks. Anaheim announced the deal Tuesday. Terry will get $1.35 million in the 2020-21 season, $1.45 million in 2021-22 and $1.55 million in 2022-23. The 22-year-old Terry has eight goals and …

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NEW YORK (AP) — NHL leading scorer Leon Draisaitl of the Oilers, Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon and Rangers winger Artemi Panarin were named finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award on Tuesday. The trophy goes to the league’s most outstanding player as voted by fellow players. None of them have won the award before. Draisaitl, a …

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