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Last-place Kings bench struggling Kovalchuk
The last-place Los Angeles Kings benched struggling winger Ilya Kovalchuk as GM Rob Blake looks for added offense.[read more]

Leon Draisaitl on life in Connor McDavid's shadow
Edmonton's "other" superstar has led the team in scoring so far but hasn't eclipsed No. 97 in attention. And that's just fine by him.[read more]

Longtime AP sports writer, editor Olan dies at 96
Ben Olan, a sports writer and editor at The Associated Press for more than 50 years who was honored by the NHL Hall of Fame, has died. He was 96.[read more]

Jackets' Foligno suspended three games for hit
The NHL has suspended Columbus forward Nick Foligno for three games for a hit that leveled Colorado Avalanche forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare.[read more]

Hockey icon Cherry fired for immigrant comments
Hockey broadcaster Don Cherry has been fired by Sportsnet after controversial immigration comments.[read more]

Coyotes sign GM Chayka to long-term extension
The Arizona Coyotes on Monday signed general manager John Chayka to a long-term contract extension.[read more]

Penguins won't have Crosby against Rangers
Sidney Crosby will miss Tuesday's game against the Rangers because of a lower-body injury.[read more]

Fantasy hockey rankings: Week 7 update
With fewer workhorse goalies such as Carey Price, we break down how to find value at this position.[read more]

Leafs winger Marner (ankle) out at least 4 weeks
Toronto Maple Leafs star Mitch Marner will be out a minimum of four weeks after sustaining an ankle injury Saturday night against the Flyers.[read more]

The NHL's best and worst this week: Why the Fabbri trade is a win-win move for Detroit
The 23-year-old forward wants a fresh start, and Steve Yzerman wants low-risk, high-ceiling talent. Plus, three stars, top games this week and more.[read more]