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By The Associated Press » Thursday, September 11, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — HBO will not be broadcasting its "24/7" show leading to this season's Winter Classic. The network said in an email to The Canadian Press on Thursday "there was never an expectation" that HBO would do such a show leading to the Winter Classic every year. The NHL said it will announce plans Sept. 23 for its... Read More

By The Associated Press » Tuesday, September 9, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A former minor league hockey player was arrested Tuesday on charges he sold illegally obtained prescription painkillers to former hockey player Derek Boogaard of the New York Rangers and the Minnesota Wild before Boogaard died in 2011 of an accidental overdose. Jordan Hart, 31, of Huntington, New York, was... Read More

By The Associated Press » Thursday, September 4, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — Steve Moore says the 10 years since his NHL career ended with an on-ice attack have been "long and trying," but he is glad to be done with the legal ordeal. Moore's multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks was settled shortly before trial. Bertuzzi had pleaded guilty to... Read More

By The Associated Press » Wednesday, August 20, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Three lawsuits filed by retired NHL players over concussion-related injuries have been consolidated and will be heard by a federal judge in Minnesota. A special panel assigned the cases Tuesday to U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson of St. Paul. The order says Minnesota provides a central... Read More

By The Associated Press » Tuesday, August 19, 2014

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders are selling a minority stake of the team, with a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor to become full owners in two years. The hockey team said Tuesday a group led by former Capitals co-owner Jon Ledecky and investor Scott Malkin agreed to buy a... Read More

By The Associated Press » Tuesday, August 19, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — A settlement has been reached in Steve Moore's lawsuit against NHL forward Todd Bertuzzi, more than 10 years after the bloody, on-ice attack ended Moore's career. Geoff Adair, a lawyer for Bertuzzi, confirmed the case was "settled in its totality" but said Tuesday the terms are confidential. The... Read More

By The Associated Press » Wednesday, August 6, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Jose Sharks and Los Angeles Kings are going to take their rivalry outdoors next season. The NHL announced Wednesday that the Pacific Division foes will meet at the 49ers' new home in Santa Clara on Feb. 21. The $1.2 billion Levi's Stadium beat out the San Francisco Giants' cozier confines at... Read More

By The Associated Press » Wednesday, August 6, 2014

BROSSARD, Quebec (AP) — Top NHL draft pick Aaron Ekblad suffered a concussion in Canada's world junior exhibition game against the Czech Republic and will miss the rest of summer development camp. The 18-year-old defenseman was hit hard during Monday night's 6-2 win over the Czech Republic and left the game. Hockey Canada... Read More

By The Associated Press » Tuesday, July 22, 2014

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - Minnesota Wild left wing Thomas Vanek says he's cooperating with federal authorities conducting an investigation in Rochester.Local media report that Vanek was at the federal courthouse in Rochester to speak with officials. He signed a free-agent contract with Minnesota this month.In statement... Read More

By The Associated Press » Monday, July 21, 2014

MOSCOW (AP) - Another sports power couple's engagement is off.Two months after golfer Rory McIlroy broke off his engagement to Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko says she has called off her planned wedding to three-time NHL MVP Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals.The two had... Read More

By The Associated Press » Thursday, July 17, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The Sabres re-signed center Tyler Ennis on Thursday to a five-year contract worth $23 million, addressing one of the final pieces of their offseason rebuilding plan.Two people familiar with the agreement revealed the terms to The Associated Press. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because the... Read More

By The Associated Press » Friday, July 11, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Brandon Dubinsky, the player seen as the face of the rising Columbus Blue Jackets, signed a six-year contract extension worth $35.1 million that will keep him with the club through the 2020-21 season.Dubinsky was entering the last year of a contract with a $4.2-million cap hit. The new deal pays him... Read More

By The Associated Press » Wednesday, July 9, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) - This was a no-brainer from start to finish. Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane wanted to stay in Chicago and the Blackhawks wanted to keep the high-scoring forwards in the only NHL uniform they have ever known.All that was left was crunching the numbers on two of the biggest contracts in franchise history.The... Read More

By The Associated Press » Wednesday, July 2, 2014

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have signed veteran goalie Jason LaBarbera to a one-year, $750,000 contract. The Ducks announced the deal with LaBarbera on Tuesday. LaBarbera, who joins his sixth NHL organization, played seven games with the Edmonton Oilers last season, spending most of the year in the... Read More

By The Associated Press » Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Day 2 of NHL free agency will have a hard time living up to the first. The biggest names and best players agreed to deals, or signed contracts, on Tuesday. Paul Stastny, Jarome Iginla, Matt Niskanen and Ryan Miller were among the notable players snatched up soon after the market opened, signing deals with new... Read More

By The Associated Press » Tuesday, July 1, 2014

NHL teams quickly snatched up the best players available in free agency, giving Paul Stastny, Jarome Iginla and Ryan Miller new homes in the league. When the market opened Tuesday, teams tried to make a splash to improve their rosters and fire up fans. Stastny cashed in, signing a $28 million, four-year contract with the... Read More

By The Associated Press » Wednesday, June 25, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marian Gaborik spent the last few months living at the beach and scoring clutch goals for the eventual Stanley Cup champions. The star left wing saw absolutely no reason to wake up from his dream life with the Los Angeles Kings. Gaborik agreed to a seven-year deal Wednesday to stay with the Kings,... Read More

By The Associated Press » Wednesday, June 25, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have insisted during their extensive front office overhaul that the on-ice product doesn't need to change much for the franchise to return to the NHL's elite. Small tweaks, not big ones, are required. Mike Johnston's job is to figure out which ones to make and — perhaps even more... Read More

By The Associated Press » Wednesday, June 25, 2014

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - The Tampa Bay Lightning have taken a top free agent off the market by signing forward Ryan Callahan to a six-year contract.The team announced the deal on Wednesday.Tampa Bay acquired Callahan from the New York Rangers March 5 along with a pair of draft picks for Martin St. Louis, who helped his new team... Read More

By The Associated Press » Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Seven years after Sidney Crosby won his first Hart Trophy, the Pittsburgh captain has been recognized as the NHL's best once again.Crosby won the NHL's most valuable player award for the second time Tuesday night at the league's postseason awards ceremony in Las Vegas.After his first full season without major injuries... Read More

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