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Hurricanes-Predators postponed due to COVID
The Hurricanes game in Nashville has been postponed due to COVID issues.[read more]

To fan or not to fan: NHL teams wrestling with fan attendance policies
A small fraction of teams are allowing fans into arenas in 2021. Here's the inside scoop from the execs who made those calls, and a look at what's ahead.[read more]

Tortorella denies he benched disgruntled Dubois
Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella said he did not bench Pierre-Luc Dubois, who has requested a trade, in the team's 3-2 win on Monday.[read more]

Waiver watch: NHL early impressions
The 2021 NHL season has just started, which means now is the time to pounce on key contributors like Phil Kessel and Joe Thornton while they're still available.[read more]

Hockey world championships pulled from Belarus
The hockey world championships were pulled from Belarus on Monday following pressure from opposition groups and a threatened boycott by sponsors.[read more]

How the Avalanche are handling being a top Stanley Cup favorite
We check in with captain Gabriel Landeskog on the heightened expectations. Plus, three stars of the week, top upcoming games on tap and more.[read more]

Yandle keeps games streak alive, has 100th goal
Despite questions that he would be a healthy scratch, Keith Yandle played in his 867th consecutive NHL game on Sunday.[read more]

Penguins' McCann fined $10,000 for elbowing
Penguins forward Jared McCann has been fined $10,000 for elbowing Flyers defenseman Travis Sanheim, the NHL announced Saturday.[read more]

O'Reilly: Blues 'embarrassed ourselves' in rout
St. Louis Blues captain Ryan O'Reilly said his team "embarrassed ourselves" with its effort in Friday night's 8-0 loss to the Colorado Avalanche.[read more]

Stars set to start Jan. 22 after virus outbreak
The Stars will open their season on Jan. 22 against the Predators after their first four games had to be rescheduled due to a COVID-19 outbreak on the team.[read more]