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Habs' Kassian placed in substance abuse, behavioral health program

Zack Kassian, February 2015

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Montreal Canadiens forward Zack Kassian was placed in Stage Two of the substance abuse and behavioral health program of the NHL and NHLPA on Monday.

Sharks' Torres suspended 41 games

Raffi Torres, San Jose Sharks

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The NHL suspended San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres for 41 games, without pay, for interference and an illegal check to the head in a preseason game against the Anaheim Ducks on Saturday, the league announced Monday.

NHL season preview: Plenty of storylines

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The 2015-16 NHL season is upon us, and there is no shortage of intriguing storylines.

Las Vegas, Quebec City deliver NHL expansion presentations

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Representatives of the prospective ownership of teams in Las Vegas and Quebec City were in New York on Tuesday to make presentations about their bids for NHL expansion teams and to meet with the league's executive committee.

Prosecutor says Kane accuser's mom lied about bag

Patrick Kane facing sexual assault accusations

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The prosecutor overseeing the sexual assault investigation of Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane said Friday there was an "elaborate hoax" when the accuser's mother lied about finding an evidence bag.

D.A.: No evidence tampering in Kane case

Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks

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The Erie County district attorney denied any claims of evidence tampering in the case of a sexual assault investigation involving NHL star Patrick Kane, calling the whole incident a "bizarre hoax" and a "dog-and-pony show."

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Sabres F Akeson called in for hearing after hit

Jason Akeson, Buffalo Sabres

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Buffalo Sabres forward Jason Akeson faces a hearing Friday before the NHL Department of Player Safety for charging/illegal check to the head after he delivered an open-ice hit on Ottawa Senators forward Colin Greening during a preseason game.

Lawyer: Evidence bag in Kane rape case tampered with

Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks

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The evidence bag that contained the rape kit of a woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane was anonymously delivered to her mother's home, an attorney for the accuser alleged on Wednesday.

NHL notebook: Tortorella expected to coach USA in World Cup

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John Tortorella, the winningest American-born coach in NHL history, will be named Team USA's head coach for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey, TSN Hockey reported Monday.

Report: DNA evidence lacking in Kane case

Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks

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Tests from a rape kit lack DNA evidence from Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane to confirm a woman's allegations against him, the Buffalo News reported.

Former NHL enforcer Ewen dies at 49

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Former Montreal Canadiens enforcer Todd Ewen died on Saturday. He was 49 years old.

Kane cheered at Blackhawks' scrimmage

Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks

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Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane was cheered loudly on Friday when the defending Stanley Cup champions held a public scrimmage in South Bend, Ind.

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