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NHL extends isolation period to April 15

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The NHL has extended its guideline for players and staff to self-quarantine until April 15 and it is possible the coronavirus pandemic could push that back even further.

Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly confirmed the extension to the Associated Press in an email Tuesday. It adds an extra 11 days to the previous guidance of April 4, which Daly last week acknowledged was "a meaningless date" because of the rapidly changing situation.

"As we get closer to the date, we're going to have to make decisions as to what to do then," Daly said. "We're biting this off in chunks."


Players again vote McDavid top forward

Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid is still regarded as the NHL's top forward, while peers consider Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby the game's most complete player.

When it comes to game-day dress code, hockey players overwhelming favor relaxing the rule requiring a suit and tie, according to the results of the


Bouwmeester healthy after collapse

St. Louis Blues captain Alex Pietrangelo says teammate Jay Bouwmeester is in good health some seven weeks after having a cardioverter defibrillator implanted in his chest.

Pietrangelo said he and his teammates have occasionally stopped in to see Bouwmeester while the NHL is on hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic. He said he's pleased to see Bouwmeester taking walks through their St. Louis-area neighborhood.


Sharks sign college D Pasichnuk

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The San Jose Sharks have agreed to a contract with free agent college defenseman Brinson Pasichnuk.

General manager Doug Wilson announced the deal Tuesday to bring in the former captain at Arizona State.


Madden signs 3-year contract with Kings

LOS ANGELES (AP) Tyler Madden has signed a three-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings.

The forward recently completed his sophomore season at Northeastern University before signing Monday with LA.


'Canes ask employees to take time off

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Preds sign F Harper to entry-level deal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators have signed forward Patrick Harper to a two-year, entry-level contract.

Predators general manager David Poile announced the deal Friday.


Sabres agree to 2-year deal with F Biro

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Sabres have agreed to an entry-level contract with undrafted forward Brandon Biro.

The two-year deal was announced on Wednesday.


Predators sign F Smith for 1 year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators have signed forward Cole Smith to a one-year, two-way deal for the 2020-21 season.

The Predators announced the deal Thursday.


Seattle delays revealing nickname

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