NHL: Capitals' Nicklas Backstrom likely won't face discipline

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom probably won't be disciplined after a positive doping test at the Winter Olympics, the NHL said Sunday.

Former players sue NHL for not addressing concussions

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Ten former NHL players filed suit against the NHL Monday in Washington, alleging the league failed to protect them against concussions.

Rangers' Marc Staal out after eye injury

NEW YORK, March 6 (UPI) -- New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal will be out of the lineup indefinitely as he recovers from taking a puck to the eye, the team said Wednesday.

NHL reveals realigned divisions

NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The NHL Tuesday unveiled a realignment plan that would take effect for the 2013-14 season if the players' association approves.

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NHL gives players new contract plan

NEW YORK, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The NHL has submitted a new contract proposal to the NHL Players Association as the league's owners seek an agreement that would end their labor impasse.

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NHL: No new lockout talks scheduled

NEW YORK, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- No new talks aimed at ending the 93-day-old NHL lockout are planned as players vote on whether to decertify their union, Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says.

No progress reported in NHL meetings

ISELIN, N.J., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The NHL and representatives of its players union met with federal mediators Wednesday without making progress toward ending an 88-day lockout.

NHL talks to resume Wednesday

NEW YORK, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- A day after wiping out two more weeks of games amidst their three-month lockout of players, NHL officials said contract talks will resume Wednesday.

NHL talks resume amid signs of progress

NEW YORK, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Negotiators seeking to end the 81-day-old NHL lockout reconvened Wednesday amid signs of progress toward a deal that would save the 2012-13 season.

Players, NHL owners may meet face-to-face

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Locked-out NHL players could meet directly with a committee of team owners in a bid to restart stalled collective bargaining talks, the league said Sunday.

Fruitless NHL talks conclude

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A second day of mediated NHL labor talks ended Thursday with no report of progress and no further meetings were scheduled.

Federal mediators enter NHL lockout talks

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Federal mediators will join stalled collective bargaining negations to end the 9-week-old NHL lockout, league officials said Monday.

NHL cancels games through mid-December

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The National Hockey League on Friday canceled all its regular-season games through Dec. 14 and the All-Star Weekend in late January.

NHL, players union to meet again Wednesday

NEW YORK, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- NHL owners and union representatives of locked-out players will meet again Wednesday after a 90-minute bargaining session Monday, a league official says.

NHL, players union to resume labor talks

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Talks to end the NHL's 2-month-old lockout will resume Monday, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said Saturday.

NHL, locked-out players hold more meetings

NEW YORK, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Negotiators for the National Hockey League and the NHL Players Association resumed talks Wednesday on ending the lockout, amid new hope for a deal, ESPN said.

NHL calls off Winter Classic at Ann Arbor

NEW YORK, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The NHL, which has called off regular-season games through Nov. 30, canceled its showcase 2013 Winter Classic, which was to be played in Michigan Stadium.

NHL cancels games through Nov. 30

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The NHL has canceled all games scheduled for November, with locked-out players accusing the league of refusing to negotiate "with no pre-conditions."

NHL players union unaware of secret talks

TORONTO, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The NHL Players Association said Tuesday it was unaware the league had allowed secret conversations between locked-out individual players and general managers.

NHL proposes 50-50 revenue split

TORONTO, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The National Hockey League offered locked-out players a new proposal Tuesday, designed to provide a 50-50 split of revenues and a Nov. 2 start to the season.

NHL bargaining talks to resume this week

TORONTO, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- More collective bargaining talks between NHL owners and locked-out players are set for this week, NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly said Tuesday.

NHL cancels first part of regular season

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- NHL officials on Thursday canceled the league's regular-season games from Oct. 11-24 due to the ongoing lockout of the players.

Bruins Chara, Bergeron head to Europe

BOSTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Boston Bruins captains Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron have signed European contracts as the NHL lockout continues, the Boston Herald reported Tuesday.
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