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Maple Leafs refuse comment on reports that Matthews tested positive for COVID-19

Maple Leafs refuse comment on reports that Matthews tested positive for COVID-19

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs say they will not comment on reports that one of their star players has tested positive for COVID-19.

Feds approve NHL cohort quarantine plan, removing an obstacle for hub cities

OTTAWA — The federal government has approved the NHL's proposal of a cohort quarantine, Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said Friday.

Lightning close facilities after three players test positive for COVID-19

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning closed their facilities Thursday after three players and additional staff tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Federal government clears path for NHL to have hub city in Canada

Federal government clears path for NHL to have hub city in Canada

OTTAWA — The federal government has made a move to try to help one of three Canadian markets become a hub city for the National Hockey League's resumption of play.
Leafs' Marner on matchup with Blue Jackets: 'Every game's not gonna be perfect'

Leafs' Marner on matchup with Blue Jackets: 'Every game's not gonna be perfect'

TORONTO — Mitch Marner's message is simple — things might not always look pretty.
Oilers have Hart? McDavid, Draisaitl are NHL MVP candidates

Oilers have Hart? McDavid, Draisaitl are NHL MVP candidates

The Edmonton Oilers’ resurgence placed Connor McDavid back in the NHL MVP conversation, along with teammate Leon Draisaitl. Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon and Boston’s David Pastrnak made their case, too, during a pandemic-shortened season.
Canadiens' Drouin looking to recapture early-season form whenever NHL returns

Canadiens' Drouin looking to recapture early-season form whenever NHL returns

Jonathan Drouin says he's always raised his game when the stakes are highest.
Puck woes: NHL's bottom line facing short-term blow

Puck woes: NHL's bottom line facing short-term blow

With so much uncertainty, Larry Quinn can't predict just how severe the NHL's financial losses might be due to the coronavirus pandemic.
No full shields for players; NHL talking off-ice protection

No full shields for players; NHL talking off-ice protection

NHL players won’t be expected to wear full face shields if games resume this summer, though there could be plenty of covered faces around them.
Sabres fire GM Botterill in series of cost-cutting moves

Sabres fire GM Botterill in series of cost-cutting moves

BUFFALO, N.Y.