NHL players' union brass mull return to play plans

2020-05-23 12:21

The National Hockey League's union brass are expected to give the green light to a 24-team playoff format that would crown the Stanley Cup champion.

NHL boss Bettman eyes 8-9 sites for 12-team return groups

2020-05-18 22:57

National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman says the league is looking at eight or nine locations where about 12 teams could play in plans to restart the 2019-20 season.

Florida governor says all teams welcome

2020-05-13 22:28

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis says any professional sports team would be welcome in the state as major leagues attempt to plot a course back to competition.

Commissioner says NHL return hinges on players' fitness levels

2020-05-01 08:10

Commissioner Gary Bettman is eager for the NHL to resume playing games after the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

NHL tells players to self-quarantine through April 30

2020-04-14 21:04

The National Hockey League, which suspended play on 12 March amid the coronavirus pandemic, has extended its self-quarantine recommendation to players until 30 April.

Completing NHL season 'may not be possible'

2020-04-07 22:13

National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman acknowledged the 2019-2020 season could be abandoned due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Czech ice hockey great Zabrodsky dies at 97

2020-03-20 12:19

Czech ice hockey legend Vladimir Zabrodsky, a silver Olympic medallist and two-time world champion, has died at the age of 97.

NHL says players can return home, self-isolate

2020-03-18 15:34

The National Hockey League has told players they may leave their NHL cities but should self-isolate until at least 27 March in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

NBA shut down, fans shut out as coronavirus hits US sport

2020-03-12 07:02

Sport across the United States and Canada was gripped by coronavirus fears on Wednesday, with the NBA suspending its season.

Mourinho humiliated by fall at Russian hockey league face-off

2019-02-05 12:20

Jose Mourinho embarrassingly slipped after presenting a symbolic face-off to a match in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League.


NHL eyes 24-team playoffs in hubs for return: reports

2020-05-21 16:45

The National Hockey League and its players union are discussing plans for an expanded 24-team playoffs to return from its coronavirus shutdown.

California, New York hint sports could return

2020-05-18 22:55

California governor Gavin Newsom says sports in the state could return in early June without spectators.

NHL commissioner Bettman confident season will resume

2020-05-13 20:09

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman doesn't know how, and he doesn't know when, but he remains confident the season halted by the COVID-19 pandemic will resume.

NHL legend Gretzky, Russian star Ovechkin play to draw

2020-04-23 20:50

NHL all-time scoring leader Wayne Gretzky and Russian winger Alex Ovechkin played to a draw in an internet videogame matchup for charity.

Oilers mourn Colby Cave, who dies aged 25 from brain bleed

2020-04-12 08:42

Edmonton Oilers centre Colby Cave has died aged just 25 after suffering bleeding in his brain, his family and the NHL team said.

Avalanche NHL player diagnosed with Covid-19

2020-03-27 07:53

The Colorado Avalanche announced that one of their players has been diagnosed with the coronavirus.

Ottawa player is NHL's first with positive coronavirus test

2020-03-18 15:56

An unnamed Ottawa Senators player has become the first National Hockey League player to test positive for the coronavirus.

National Hockey League halts season over coronavirus worries

2020-03-12 16:26

National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman has halted the season over concerns about the growing coronavirus outbreak.

NHL Canadiens legend Henri Richard dead at 84

2020-03-07 12:37

Henri Richard, who played on a National Hockey League-record 11 Stanley Cup championship squads in his 20-year career, died.

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