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St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo , right, competes for the puck against Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson during the third period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in St. Louis. The Capitals won 4-1. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chris Lee) EDWARDSVILLE OUT  ALTON OUT

Tom Wilson’s return unknown as he recovers from broken left leg

- The Washington Times

Wilson broke the bone in an accident in Ontario in July and underwent surgery to repair the break on July 8. He has just recently begun to skate by himself, doing so once in Toronto and once at Kettler Capitals Iceplex, where the Capitals began training camp on Friday.

Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin (8) takes a shot past Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

HBO: No ‘24/7’ for Capitals-Blackhawks Winter Classic

Associated Press

The network said in an email to The Canadian Press on Thursday “there was never an expectation” that HBO would do such a show leading to the Winter Classic every year. The NHL said it will announce plans Sept. 23 for its new Winter Classic show partner.

Anaheim Ducks head coach Bruce Boudreau gives instructions in the first period of a NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. The Penguins won 3-1. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Bruce Boudreau, Ducks agree on 2-year contract extension

- Associated Press

The former Capitals coach is 111-55-22 in nearly three seasons with the Ducks, transforming an underachieving club into a championship contender. Anaheim won the Pacific Division title in each of the past two seasons.

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Gallant's era with Panthers gets underway

- Associated Press

Gerard Gallant never had a coach that he didn't enjoy playing for, and he wants the Florida Panthers to feel that way about him.

After NFL, baseball addresses domestic violence

- Associated Press

The recent spate of high-profile domestic violence cases involving Ray Rice and other NFL players prompted Major League Baseball and the players' union to open talks about the way that sport should deal with such episodes.

Hurricanes begin Peters' 1st training camp

- Associated Press

It didn't take long during Carolina's first practice of training camp for the Hurricanes to figure out what new coach Bill Peters wants.

Stars' Peverley working out but not back on ice

Associated Press

Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley is doing off-ice workouts but still is unable to skate with the team six months after an irregular heartbeat led to him collapsing on the bench during a game.

Baseball Capsules

- Associated Press

Sonny Gray and the Oakland Athletics fell out of the top AL wild-card spot with a 7-2 loss to Texas on Thursday that gave the Rangers a three-game sweep.

NHL Calendar

Associated Press

Oct. 8 - Regular season begins.

Events center opening its doors in Sioux Falls

Associated Press

Doors were scheduled to open Friday for a $117 million events center in Sioux Falls that will feature events such as hockey, arena football, basketball, rodeos and concerts.

Wild sign goalie Darcy Kuemper

- Associated Press

Darcy Kuemper is on his way back to Minnesota to try to save the Wild's muddled goaltending situation.

New Capitals coach Trotz has plans for Ovechkin

- Associated Press

Barry Trotz was late for an appointment because he was at the DMV, getting his first Virginia driver's license and plates. His son is enrolled in school, and he's lived in his new house long enough for the air conditioning to break down. He's not a Tennessee resident for the first time in 17 years, and the life upheaval was such that he didn't take his usual summer vacation in British Columbia.

Young players in the mix for Arizona

- Associated Press

The Arizona Coyotes have been reluctant to put young players into prominent roles in the past, preferring to allow them and their games to mature in the minors before bringing them up to the NHL.