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Steelers' Ryan Shazier says his playing days aren't over yet
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PITTSBURGH — In his first interview since a severe spinal injury in early December, Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier says he plans to play football again. "I've gotta get back, bro," said Shazier on teammate Roosevelt Nix's podcast, which was posted on social media Tuesday night. Shazier touched on several topics in the podcast, including his […]

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Golden Knights focused while playing with sense of urgency
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The Vegas Golden Knights have done an excellent job of not looking too far ahead in their inaugural season. It has served them well during their amazing run as an expansion team, all the way to the top of the NHL standings. After Saturday's 6-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens, the Golden Knights

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Chambers: NHL players can only dream of playing in these Olympics
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The very reason Dominic Toninato refused to sign with Toronto is why the Minnesota native is not eligible to play for Team USA at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. The Leafs only offered Toninato an American Hockey League contract last summer, so he chose to play the “college card” and become an unrestricted

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Leivo wants to stick with Leafs but needs more playing time
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Josh Leivo wants to play hockey, plain and simple. The Toronto Maple Leafs forward has served largely as a healthy scratch this season – dressing in just 12 games – and hasn’t seen game action since Dec. 31. Subsequently, he’s reportedly requested a trade, Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos said Saturday during Hockey Night in Canada’s “Headlines” […]

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Chara on his 1,400th NHL game: "I don't want to be finishing [up] playing yet"
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Zdeno Chara played in his 1,400 th  NHL game in Saturday night's 4-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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Sharks' Vlasic considered playing in Olympics despite potential arrest, contract termination
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San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic was not happy with the NHL's decision to prevent its players from participating in the 2018 Winter Olympics. The 30-year-old Montreal native, who won gold with Canada at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, was so determined to play in Pyeongchang

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Weight: It's a shame Ho-Sang's not playing with Tavares
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With the New York Islanders bitten by the injury bug, a promising young forward remains in the minors with something left to prove in the eyes of the organization. That would be Joshua Ho-Sang, who sits in Bridgeport despite some holes in the NHL lineup, the biggest of which was created by an injury to […]

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Surgery for Shattenkirk after playing with pain for Rangers
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Now we might know why Kevin Shattenkirk‘s had such a disappointing debut season for the New York Rangers. After playing with pain for months, Shattenkirk decided to undergo knee surgery, sidelining the defenseman indefinitely. To be specific, Rangers GM Jeff Gorton explained that Shattenkirk, 28, was dealing with a meniscus tear.

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Why the Stars are finally playing up to their potential
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The Dallas Stars had been showing signs of improvement since undergoing a major offseason overhaul, but after a decent yet unspectacular start, they’re really clicking now. Dallas has reeled off four wins in its last five games and eight in its last 11, including a 4-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday. The […]

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Johnny Gaudreau is playing best hockey of NHL career
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Maybe it’s because Johnny Gaudreau has been a productive scorer since day one. Gaudreau scored a goal in his first NHL game with the Calgary Flames, his only appearance in 2013-14. The slick, undersized forward then generated 24 goals and 64 points as a rookie in 2014-15, and really hasn’t missed a beat.

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Hextall’s patience, Elliott’s goaltending playing big roles in Flyers’ turnaround
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Step inside the Philadelphia Flyers dressing room, look to your right and you’ll notice above a clock on the wall is a sign that reads, “The Star Of The Team Is The Team Itself.” That message has been the thread through an interesting month for the team as they experienced the dregs of a 10-game […]

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Ovechkin, Kuznetsov support Russians playing under neutral flag at Olympics
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Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov believe Russian athletes should compete at the 2018 Winter Olympics, at all costs. On Tuesday the IOC banned Russia from the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, removing the flag, the anthem, and any athletes with a history of doping. However, clean athletes from Russia will still have the opportunity […]

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