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NHL unveils details of playoff format

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The NHL unveiled the final details of its playoff format Thursday even as word came out that a ninth player tested positive for the coronavirus.

Every playoff series will be a best-of-seven format after the initial qualifying round and teams will be reseeded throughout if the league is able to return with its 24-team plan this summer.

The announcement came at nearly the same time the Pittsburgh Penguins revealed one of their players had tested positive. The team said the player is not in Pittsburgh, isolated after experiencing symptoms and has recovered from COVID-19.

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Penguins player tests positive for virus

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Ducks GM: Progress made, but not enough

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) General manager Bob Murray saw signs of progress this season from his young Anaheim Ducks and their first-year coach, Dallas Eakins.

Murray just didn't see that progress happening quickly enough, so he intends to speed it up himself next season.

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Recapturing team chemistry a challenge

Claude Giroux's Philadelphia Flyers were the hottest team in the NHL back when hockey was still being played.

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Ilitch companies make masks in Detroit

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NHL plans daily COVID tests for players

Nick Foligno watches Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's coronavirus briefings and appreciates the value of the information.

It is part of the reason the Columbus captain supports NHL players undergoing daily testing if the season resumes.

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Mass. Gov. OKs pro practices for June 6

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USA Hockey president under investigation

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) USA Hockey president Jim Smith is the subject of two investigations surrounding his tenure as the president of Amateur Hockey Association Illinois.

USA Hockey spokesman Dave Fischer confirmed Friday that the organization has hired an independent investigator to look into Smith's business dealings with AHAI. Fischer also said the US Center for SafeSport is investigating allegations that Smith was aware of reported sexual misconduct by a coach and didn't take action against him during Smith's tenure with AHAI.

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NHL awards regular-season trophies

Since the NHL is planning to go straight to the playoffs, it's handing out a handful of trophies for the regular season cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

Not long after unveiling a 24-team right to the playoffs format, the league on Thursday announced the winners of its regular-season awards. Play was halted March 12 with 189 regular-season games remaining.

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Sabres star Eichel 'fed up with losing'

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Sabres captain Jack Eichel kept his frustrations in check for the first 14 minutes of an end-of-season interview session with Buffalo-area reporters Thursday.

It wasn't until he was asked to assess the future of a team that's not made the playoffs during his five-year tenure, when Eichel let loose.

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