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NHL free agency 2020: State of UFA market following trade deadline

Last Monday’s NHL trade deadline had an immediate effect upon this summer’s unrestricted free agent market.  Here’s a breakdown on which players may be available and what organizations may do as July 1 approaches. Forwards With the New York Rangers re-signing winger Chris Kreider and the New York Islanders acquiring and re-signing center Jean-Gabriel Pageau, two of the notable free-agent forwards came off the board. Taylor Hall still tops the list as

Islanders' Johnny Boychuk takes skate to face, evaluated after game

There was a scary scene at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Tuesday night. With just over 11 minutes remaining in the third period of the Islanders’ 6-2 loss to the Canadiens, New York’s Johnny Boychuk and Montreal’s Artturi Lehkonen got tangled up in front of the home team’s net. Boychuk pushed Lehkonen out of the crease, and as the Montreal forward fell, his right skate came up and clipped Boychuk in the

Oilers' Leon Draisaitl becomes first player to reach 100 points in 2019-20 season

It’s been a heck of a year for Leon Draisaitl. The Edmonton Oilers forward became the first NHL player to reach 100 points this season Saturday night with a pair of goals and an assist against the Winnipeg Jets. Both goals were assisted by teammate Connor McDavid, who is also on pace to reach 100 points with 89 so far this year.  Draisaitl has led the league in points for most of the

Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews scores 45th goal, keeps pace with Bruins' David Pastrnak

The Rocket Richard Trophy race continues to heat up as the two leaders, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews and Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak, each scored in their respective games on Saturday. Matthews showcased his speed entering the offensive zone, outskating the Canucks defense and somehow getting one past Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko for his 45th goal of the season. It was a go-ahead goal in the first period

Senators' Bobby Ryan scores emotional hat trick in first home game since rejoining team

Welcome home, Bobby Ryan. In his first game in Ottawa since rejoining the team after entering the NHL/NHLPA assistance program, the Senators forward notched a hat trick in a 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks. Ryan redirected a Nikita Zaitsev shot over the shoulder of Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko after a Canucks turnover in the first period for his first goal since Oct. 2. Fans at the Canadian Tire Centre gave