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5:59 PM ET Associated Press DETROIT — The Red Wings signed Filip Hronek to a three-year, $13.2 million contract Friday. The Czech defenseman will count $4.4 million against the salary cap through the 2023-24 season. Hronek has 16 goals and 64 assists through his first 167 regular-season NHL games. The 23-year-old put up 26 points
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12:21 PM ET The Ottawa Senators have agreed to a six-year, $29.85 million contract with right winger Drake Batherson, the team announced Friday. Batherson, 23, skated in all 56 of the Senators’ games last season, ranking second on the team with 17 goals and adding 17 assists before becoming a restricted free agent. “Drake represents
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10:34 PM ET Associated Press TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Coyotes have submitted a bid for two parcels of a 46-acre tract of land in what could be the first step to landing a permanent home. The City of Tempe said it received one response before Thursday’s deadline to a request for proposals issued in
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10:10 PM ET The NHL informed teams of its 2021-22 health and safety protocols Thursday, and they feature significant restrictions for unvaccinated players. On the road, unvaccinated players will not be able to go anywhere except for the team hotel, practice facility and arena, according to a 27-page document outlining the protocols, which was obtained
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2:23 PM ET Montreal Canadiens first-round pick Logan Mailloux has been suspended indefinitely by the Ontario Hockey League stemming from the defenseman’s 2020 conduct that got him fined for an offense of a sexual nature in Sweden. The Ontario Hockey League announced Thursday that Mailloux could apply for reinstatement starting Jan. 1 and that his
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4:17 PM ET ESPN News Services After being conspicuously quiet for most of the summer, Lou Lamoriello completed most of the New York Islanders‘ offseason work Wednesday by signing trade-deadline acquisition Kyle Palmieri and three other players to multiyear contracts. Palmieri, a veteran forward who came over from the New Jersey Devils and had a
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5:17 PM ET ESPN News Services ST. LOUIS — Colton Parayko‘s name is out of trade rumors and in the St. Louis Blues‘ long-term plans after agreeing to terms Wednesday on a $52 million, eight-year contract. The team’s top defenseman was set to become an unrestricted free agent next summer, and his impending departure threatened
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7:35 PM ET ESPN News Services ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Hockey is returning to the University of Alaska Anchorage after donors, including the NHL’s newest team, raised over $3 million after the program was eliminated. “It’s a great day to be a Seawolf,” UAA chancellor Sean Parnell said Tuesday when announcing the team would return to
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12:22 PM ET Jason Payne has been hired by the ECHL’s Cincinnati Cyclones, making him the only Black head coach in North American professional hockey next season. Payne, 45, was promoted from assistant coach after Cyclones head coach Matt Thomas was hired by the Providence Bruins of the AHL. Payne, who grew up in Toronto,
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11:21 AM ET The Chicago Blackhawks and defenseman Connor Murphy have agreed on a four-year extension that carries an annual average value of $4.4 million. Murphy, 28, has become the de facto No. 1 defenseman on a Blackhawks team that has not been strong defensively in recent seasons. But Murphy has been a responsible and
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5:49 PM ET ESPN News Services NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators have signed forward Eeli Tolvanen to a three-year, $4.35 million deal. General manager David Poile announced the deal Monday. Tolvanen, 22, just finished his first full NHL season. He scored 22 points in 40 games, and his 11 goals ranked fourth on the
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9:13 PM ET ESPN News Services OTTAWA, Ontario — The Ottawa Senators signed backup goalie Filip Gustavsson to a two-year contract on Sunday. The Senators said the first year is a two-way deal worth $750,000 in the NHL and the second is one-way with a value of $825,000. The 23-year-old Swede was 5-1-2 with a
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6:50 PM ET Carolina tendered an offer sheet to restricted free agent Jesperi Kotkaniemi on Saturday as an ongoing storyline between the Hurricanes and Montreal Canadiens continued. Two years after Carolina star forward Sebastian Aho received a five-year, $42 million tender as a restricted free agent from the Canadiens, a deal that the Hurricanes matched,
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9:10 PM ET Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — The Minnesota Wild signed defenseman Jordie Benn to a one-year, $900,000 contract on Friday, adding another veteran option after an offseason of change on the blue line. Benn, 34, had one goal, nine assists and a plus-7 rating over 39 games with the Vancouver Canucks and
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3:10 PM ET Associated Press COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The United States will host Canada in two women’s hockey games in October, two chances for the top teams in the world to continue their rivalry ahead of the Winter Olympics in February. The games will be played Allentown, Pennsylvania, on Oct. 22 and in Hartford,
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2:35 PM ET Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — With his future in Buffalo uncertain, Sabres captain Jack Eichel is changing agents while in the midst of a long-standing dispute with the team over how to treat a neck injury, sources confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday. Four people with direct knowledge of Eichel’s decision
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