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Aleksander Barkov avoids major knee injury, listed as day-to-day

Barkov was hurt when he was hit by Anaheim’s Jackson LaCombe on Friday night in the Panthers’ 2-1 win. LaCombe initially was assessed a five-minute major after the play; the penalty was downgraded to a two-minute minor for tripping after review. Barkov needed help getting off the ice and immediately went to the locker room […]

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Fantasy hockey weekend watch: Maple Leafs look to shine in Sweden

Elsewhere, the Calgary Flames are hoping to extend their win streak against the fumbling New York Islanders. A visibly happier Jonathan Huberdeau scored his first game since the season’s opening week against the Vancouver Canucks Thursday, while Elias Lindholm racked up three points. The Minnesota Wild are hoping the weekend’s stint in Sweden will help […]

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NHL Power Rankings: 1-32 poll, one word describing each team

For this week’s Power Rankings, we tried to distill each team’s season thus far into a single word — whether good, bad or somewhere in between. How we rank: A panel of ESPN hockey commentators, analysts, reporters and editors each send in a 1-32 poll based on the games through Wednesday, which generates our master […]

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Panthers’ Sam Bennett out again after another lower-body injury

How long this absence will be is still unclear. Panthers coach Paul Maurice told reporters after the team practiced in Detroit on Wednesday that the reigning Eastern Conference champions aren’t sure on the prognosis for Bennett, Florida’s fourth-leading scorer in last season’s playoffs. Bennett missed the first seven games of this season with a lower-body […]

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Fantasy hockey trend watch: Strome, Evangelista on the rise

Create or join a fantasy hockey league on ESPN. Your championship run starts today! Sign up today! Quickly: the Mann-Kendall statistical test is used to determine trends over time. It does this by examining the pattern of data points to determine upward or downward movement across a time series. But to functionally apply it to […]

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Trick or trend: Breaking down the defenseman rankings

More Teams. More Games. Auston Matthews tells Pat McAfee how scoring four goals in his first NHL game was his “welcome to the league” moment. (0:42) Values will ebb and flow throughout the season. We know that much. But when does the ebbing and flowing start to trail off? When can we start expecting what […]

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Fantasy hockey stock watch: Waiver wire picks and starting goalies

More Teams. More Games. Valeri Nichushkin scores the open net goal to secure the victory for the Avalanche. (0:23) This mini feast/famine stretch features two contests Wednesday, a whopping dozen on Thursday, followed by another paltry pair to wrap Friday. While each NHL team aside from the Montreal Canadiens plays once over the three days, […]

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Fantasy hockey Week 2 preview: Line combinations, stock watch

Welcome to the lookahead: A preview of the fantasy hockey landscape for the NHL covering games from Monday, Oct. 16, to Wednesday, Oct. 18. As the schedule flips to the second full week of NHL action, we only have 34 games worth of information to glean insights from. It’s not a lot, but we’ll happily […]

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Post-breakout, what does Matthew Tkachuk do for an encore?

More Teams. More Games. John Buccigross previews the start of the NHL season with plenty of intriguing storylines, including the Golden Knights’ attempt at a repeat and Connor Bedard’s Blackhawks debut. (2:03) CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — Aleksander Barkov set a low bar for Matthew Tkachuk. At least, before they became Florida Panthers teammates. “When I […]

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Training camp wrap up: Last-minute roster news, line combinations

More Teams. More Games. Greg Wyshinski takes you through the biggest storylines you missed in the 2023 NHL offeason. (2:01) It’s almost time for the puck to drop! With the NHL regular season for 2023-24 ready to go, let’s take one last spin through training camps to see what decisions will have an impact on […]

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