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NHL players in Canada eager to see fans return: 'We missed them so much'

NHL players in Canada eager to see fans return: 'We missed them so much'

Nick Suzuki doesn't think he's ever skated faster. The Montreal Canadiens centre had played 61 consecutive regular-season and playoff contests inside cavernous arenas devoid of spectators. Then things changed, if only a little.
Ontario increases capacity for sporting events, ahead baseball playoffs, NHL season

Ontario increases capacity for sporting events, ahead baseball playoffs, NHL season

TORONTO — Ontario is opening the door wider for fans at sporting events, just in time for the NHL season and baseball's stretch drive.
Canada's men open against Germany, women face Swiss to start Olympic hockey

Canada's men open against Germany, women face Swiss to start Olympic hockey

ST PETERSBURG, Russia — Canada's men open against Germany and the women's first opponent is Switzerland in Beijing's 2022 Winter Olympics. The International Ice Hockey Federation announced schedules Thursday at its semi-annual congress in St.
Veteran forward Brian Boyle hoping to catch on with Penguins

Veteran forward Brian Boyle hoping to catch on with Penguins

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brian Boyle skated off the ice, visibly and blissfully drained after his first training camp practice in years.

Blackhawks G Lankinen held out because of COVID-19 protocol

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Kevin Lankinen and forward Mike Hardman were held out of practice Friday because of the NHL's COVID-19 protocol.
Seguin, Bishop among recovering Stars back on ice in camp

Seguin, Bishop among recovering Stars back on ice in camp

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Tyler Seguin figures he is at a point in his career when he will never be fully healthy again.
New additions face tough test on first day of Vancouver Canucks training camp

New additions face tough test on first day of Vancouver Canucks training camp

ABBOTSFORD, B.C. — Jason Dickinson was warned about the dreaded bag skate he'd face on the first day of Vancouver Canucks training camp.
Time to get Kraken: Seattle opens first NHL training camp

Time to get Kraken: Seattle opens first NHL training camp

SEATTLE (AP) — It didn’t take long for Mark Giordano to get years of seeing red out of his system.
Sabres' Jack Eichel fails physical, stripped of captaincy

Sabres' Jack Eichel fails physical, stripped of captaincy

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jack Eichel was stripped of his captaincy by the Sabres on Thursday, raising further questions about his future in Buffalo due to a widening rift over how to treat a neck injury that has sidelined the center for six months.

Toews practices with Blackhawks on 1st day of training camp

CHICAGO (AP) — Jonathan Toews is skating again. He is practicing with the Chicago Blackhawks, just like he did before he missed all of last season. He is smiling and joking around with his teammates again.