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Checking banned from OHL due to COVID-19
The Ontario Hockey League will not have bodychecking this season in an attempt to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The league plans to start a shortened season Feb. 4.[read more]

Hockey Hall of Fame won't name new class in '21
The Hockey Hall of Fame has moved its 2020 inductions to 2021, and it won't name a new class next year. Ceremonies for Marian Hossa, Jarome Iginla, Kevin Lowe, Kim St-Pierre, Doug Wilson and Ken Holland have been moved to Nov. 12-15, 2021.[read more]

Paralyzed ex-BU hockey player Roy dies at 45
Travis Roy, who was paralyzed just seconds into his first college hockey game at Boston University in 1995, has died at the age of 45. His foundation has helped spinal cord-injury survivors live more independent lives through grants and research.[read more]

Back at it again: Tony La Russa joins a long list of coaches who've done reunion tours with previous teams
After 34 years and two other managing jobs, La Russa comes back to Chicago. He's not the first to go back to a previous job. Here's how other notable coaches fared in their return tours.[read more]

Coyotes renounce rights to controversial pick
The Arizona Coyotes are renouncing the rights to draft pick Mitchell Miller after his history of assault and racism as a juvenile were spotlighted in a newspaper investigation.[read more]

NHL trying to find path for normal '21-22 season
The NHL views it as an "important objective" to restore a normal cadence for the 2021-22 season, deputy commissioner Bill Daly told ESPN in an interview on Thursday.[read more]

How COVID-19 will impact NHL prospects in the 2020-21 season
Developing NHL prospects and scouting ahead of next year's draft will undoubtedly be difficult. How are teams -- and young players -- preparing for the challenges this year presents?[read more]

NHL: Allegations against Tallon unsubstantiated
The NHL says that after conducting an outside investigation, allegations that former Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon made "inappropriate racial, religious, and ethnic comments" while in the NHL bubble were not substantiated.[read more]

Sabres sign Olofsson to 2-year, $6.1M deal
Victor Olofsson, a restricted free agent who scored 20 goals and had 42 points in 54 games for the Sabres this season, has signed a two-year deal with the team.[read more]

Inside the political donation history of wealthy sports owners
American professional sports owners have contributed nearly $47 million in federal elections since 2015.[read more]