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ARLINGTON, Va. — The Washington Capitals have signed top goaltending prospect Ilya Samsonov to a three-year, entry-level contract. General manager Brian MacLellan announced the deal Friday, six weeks after Samsonov played his final game of the season in the Kontinental Hockey League playoffs. Samsonov will count $925,000 against the salary cap each of the next
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Washington Capitals winger Tom Wilson was suspended three games for his hit on Pittsburgh Penguins forward Zach Aston-Reese. Was Tom Wilson’s three-game suspension too low, too high or just right? Greg Wyshynski, senior writer: Too high. First, let’s agree that the main point of contact was the head of Zach Aston-Reese. It wasn’t shoulder-to-shoulder, as
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Five members of Sweden’s national junior hockey team and their coach have been disciplined by the International Ice Hockey Federation for removing their silver medals during the closing ceremony of January’s tournament. The IIHF issued multiple-game suspensions against the players, including defenseman Rasmus Dahlin, who is projected to be the No. 1 pick in the
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2:36 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN PITTSBURGH — After the Pittsburgh Penguins‘ Game 3 loss to the Washington Capitals, the conversation and the criticism were again focused on Caps forward Tom Wilson‘s delivering a hard, injurious hit to an opponent’s head with no consequences from the on-ice officials. With just over 10 minutes left in the
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Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin, defenseman Brian Dumoulin and left winger Carl Hagelin are game-time decisions for Tuesday’s Game 3 against the Washington Capitals, coach Mike Sullivan said. Malkin and Hagelin both have missed the first two games of the series with lower-body and upper-body injuries, respectively. Dumoulin left Sunday’s Game 2 after being hit
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11:57 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The Buffalo Sabres won the NHL draft lottery Saturday night, earning the opportunity to draft potential franchise defenseman Rasmus Dahlin. “We’re really looking forward to adding a great player to the team,” general manager Jason Botterill said. The Sabres haven’t selected first overall since drafting center Pierre Turgeon in 1987.
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New Jersey’s Taylor Hall, Los Angeles’ Anze Kopitar and Colorado’s Nathan MacKinnon are finalists for the 2018 Hart Trophy as the NHL’s most valuable player. Hall, 26, was sixth in the NHL in scoring with 93 points (39 goals, 54 points) in his second season with the Devils, who have had only one previous MVP
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MONTREAL — Canadian world junior championship coach Dominique Ducharme has made the jump to the NHL as an assistant with the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens dropped assistant coaches Jean-Jacques Daigneault and Dan Lacroix and hired Ducharme away from the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League on Friday. The club also gave a
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