Penguins' Crosby to return from 2-month absence…

Sidney Crosby is back

Capitals sign Nicklas Backstrom to $46M, 5-year…

The Washington Capitals have signed Nicklas Backstrom to a $46 million, five-year contract extension

NHL extends Buffalo's agreement to host combine…

The NHL's top prospects will continue making their pre-draft stops in Buffalo for at least another three years

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AP Source: NHL All-Star game to feature women…

The NHL is adding a three-on-three women's game to its all-star festivities in St. Louis later this month

Dual-role players? Defensemen as wingers show it can be done

Brendan Smith of the New York Rangers was used to playing defense his entire NHL career

Ray Shero is out as New Jersey Devils' general…

Ray Shero is out as the New Jersey Devils' general manager

George Nicolau dies at 94, arbitrator in MLB…

Noted baseball arbitrator George Nicolau has died

Skater badly injured in Olympic ceremony rehearsal accident

A female skater has been severely injured after falling to the ice from about 16 feet at a rehearsal for the opening ceremony of the Youth Winter Olympics in Lausanne

NHL scorers rejoice as rough play fades in front…

NHL games are often won and lost in front of the net

Billionaire Burkle's son found dead at Beverly…

California billionaire businessman Ronald Burkle’s adult son Andrew has been found dead at his home

Preds GM makes rare mid-season coaching change…

Nashville general manager David Poile has made a rare mid-season coaching change after being fed up with the Predators underachieving

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XFL to unveil rules innovations when it kicks off…

The XFL will debut in February with options for extra points worth one, two or three points

Nashville Predators fire coach Peter Laviolette

Nashville has fired Peter Laviolette after he coached the Predators into the playoffs in each of the previous five seasons

TV mixup has Russian fans celebrating despite…

Some Russian hockey fans were celebrating victory despite losing at the world junior hockey championships because of a confusingly timed TV repeat

Minor league goalie misses NHL call-up after losing passport

Pittsburgh Penguins minor league goalie Casey DeSmith missed a chance to join the NHL team in Montreal on Saturday because he lost his passport