NHL News: ESPN gets hockey back, Dante Fabbro suspended, and injury news

Older hockey fans like yours truly will remember ESPN’s coverage of the NHL. It was a big deal while it lasted and they had one of the best theme songs in Sports Broadcasting of any sport.

Now that the ink is dry, ESPN will be broadcasting hockey again.

NHL News: ESPN signs seven year deal with NHL

NHL Press Release:

The Walt Disney Company, ESPN and the National Hockey League have reached a historic and innovative seven-year television, streaming and media rights deal, taking the new partnership from the beginning of the 2021-22 season through the 2027-28 season. 

The visionary, first-of-its-kind agreement brings the NHL back to Disney and ESPN platforms and illustrates the unique position of The Walt Disney Company to bring the best hockey in the world to millions across its unparalleled collection of media platforms. 

For those of you wondering – the theme song is coming back too.

Dante Fabbro suspended two games

Nashville Predators defenseman Dante Fabbro has been suspended 2 games for his elbow on Hurricanes forward Brock McGinn.

NHL Injury News

Arizona Coyotes goalie Darcy Kuemper is considered week-to-week with a lower body injury.

Auston Matthews missed practice today as he is still dealing with wrist issues.

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Feb 20, 2021; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews (34) celebrates his goal against Montreal Canadiens with teammates during the second period at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports