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Power Rankings: Not looking back

The Blackhawks are riding high again and don't appear to be letting their foot off the gas as they hold onto the top in the Rankings for another week.

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Carey Price back on the ice

Montreal Caandiens goalie Carey Price was back on the ice on Friday morning. A clip from TSN shows the goalie skating and doing light stickhandling with a glove and blocker.

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Waivers list for Feb. 5, 2016

With the Vancouver Canucks evaluating their team ahead of the trade deadline, the following player was placed on waivers.

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Top 20 trade targets

Craig Custance ranks the 20 most impactful players that could be traded before the Feb. 29 NHL trading deadline, including Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin and Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic.

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How Boychuk's return will spark Islanders

There are subtle and not-so-subtle ways Johnny Boychuk will make an impact after returning from injury. Plus, nine other notes from the NHL weekend.

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Concussion lawsuit against NHL grows

Twelve more former NHL players have joined a lawsuit claiming the league was negligent in informing them about the dangers of concussions.

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Photos: If hockey terms were heavy metal bands

Ever wonder what would happen if you mashed up common hockey terms with the world of heavy metal? Well you're in luck, because we know just how that would turn out.


Jets sign Byfuglien to 5-year extension

All-Star defenseman Dustin Byfuglien, who was set to be an unrestricted free agent and was a potential trade-deadline target, signed a 5-year extension worth $7.6M per season. He has 32 points in 52 games this season.

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Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

Byfuglien very popular player in that market. A must sign. Those who aren't so happy are contending teams who had hoped to trade for him

Craig Custance @CraigCustance

Jets paid premium to keep the term at 5 years but they made the right call here with Dustin Byfuglien. Reasonable term. Hard to replace.

Craig Custance @CraigCustance

Annual salary breakdown of the Dustin Byfuglien contract: $8 million, $8 million, $8 million, $8 million, $6 million.

Joe McDonald @ESPNJoeyMac

Today was the first time in decades the Devils had a morning skate at MSG. NJ decided to treat it like a normal road game.