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BHN Daily Links: Chara to Return, San Jose Plagued by Injuries



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For those who are need of some hockey we got you covered. While it may have been a quiet night in the NHL, over at the IIHF World Hockey Championships things are heating up. Great Britain remains in the top group as Italy picks up its first win of the tournament. The action will be hot and heavy tonight as San Jose and St. Louis play Game 6 of the Western Conference Final. Does San Jose extend the series or will St. Louis punch its ticket to the Stanely Cup Final?

Here is the news making headlines on Tuesday, May 21st:

If San Jose wants to extend the series to a Game 7, the team may have to do it without Erik Karlsson, Joe Pavelski, and Tomas Hertl. All three players are suffering from injuries and could miss Game 6 with San Jose’s season on the brink. (

Over at the IIHF World Championships, the atmosphere is electric and exciting. Mostly because the fans in the stands make it fun to watch. Great Britain’s fans are especially loud. They got even louder after Great Britain won its first game at the Worlds for the first time in 57 years to avoid relegation. (

Just take a look at the celebration Great Britain had after their comeback victory over France.

Another team that avoided relegation at the Worlds was Italy. Italy needed a shootout victory over Austria to remain in the top group. ( The reaction by Italy says it all.

A month after the CWHL folded, weeks after the Pegulas’ severed ties with the Buffalo Beauts and a week after the Devils ended their partnership with the Metropolitan Riveters, the top female hockey players in the world announce a new players association in hopes of having one league. (Sportsnet)

On the NWHL front, the league announced two significant signings. First, Kaleigh Fratkin re-signed with the Boston Pride of the NWHL. (Ice Garden) Next, the Riveters announced the signings of Madison Packer. (The Hockey Writers). Both Fratkin and Packer are faces of the league and show the league is moving in the right direction.

On the home front, Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara is on track to play in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final as Boston Hockey Now’s Jimmy Murphy wrote. (Boston Hockey Now)

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