ESPN NHL News ESPN NHL NewsPreds place reigning Vezina winner Rinne on IR October 20, 2018The Predators have placed goalie Pekka Rinne on injured reserve with an undisclosed injury. The team did not give a timeline on Rinne's expected return.Golden Knights sign Tuch to 7-year extension October 19, 2018Forward Alex Tuch has signed a seven-year contract extension with the Vegas Golden Knights, the team announced Friday. Tuch had 37 points for the team last season.Coyotes' Dvorak has pec surgery, out indefinitely October 19, 2018Arizona Coyotes center Christian Dvorak will be sidelined indefinitely after undergoing surgery Friday to repair a torn pectoral muscle, the team announced Friday.New equipment worries goalies for their safety October 19, 2018The size of new chest protectors as mandated by the NHL, in conjunction with the NHLPA, is leading to more pain for goalies, according to several netminders.Real or fake? Breaking down NHL's early-season trends October 19, 2018Goals are being scored at a historic clip, the Golden Knights are struggling and Auston Matthews is on a tear. These can't all hold.'Anything is possible' Kenyan hockey star reunites with Crosby October 19, 2018After a video featuring his Ice Lions team took the sports world by storm this week, Ben Azegere witnessed his first NHL game -- featuring his new friend.Fantasy hockey forecaster: Oct. 22-28 October 19, 2018Sean Allen breaks down fantasy hockey matchup data heading into Week 4, pointing out how shots on goal don't tell the whole story in terms of accuracy.Coyotes spoil Crawford's return in Chicago October 19, 2018Corey Crawford's first game for the Blackhawks since Dec. 23, 2017, was marred as Chicago lost to Arizona.Where would Jack Hughes fit into our top 100 prospect list? October 19, 2018With the help of some scouts, we look at where the top 2019 NHL draft prospect would rank on our top 100 list.Crosby: McDavid 'easy pick' as NHL's top player October 19, 2018Connor McDavid is the NHL's best player, according to Sidney Crosby -- and it's not particularly a tough decision.