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9:46 AM ET The Buffalo Sabres have signed restricted free agent Sam Reinhart to a one-year, $5.2 million contract, the team announced Sunday. Reinhart, 24, had 22 goals and 28 assists — his third straight 50-point season — in 2019-20, playing in every Sabres game for the third straight year. The agreement allowed the sides
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3:58 PM ET The NHL has postponed the 2021 Winter Classic and All-Star Game “due to the ongoing uncertainty resulting from the coronavirus,” the league announced in a statement on Thursday. The Winter Classic was scheduled to be played at Target Field in Minneapolis on New Year’s Day, featuring the Minnesota Wild and St. Louis
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5:56 PM ET Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. — The New Jersey Devils added experience to their defense, signing Russian Dmitry Kulikov to a one-year, $1.15 million contract. Devils general manager Tom Fitzgerald announced the deal Thursday. “Kulikov is an experienced, physical left-shot defenseman who skates well,” Fitzgerald said. “His ability to play both the right
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12:38 PM ET Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. — Lindy Ruff completed his New Jersey Devils staff, hiring Chris Taylor as an assistant coach and Dave Rogalski as the goaltending coach. General manager Tom Fitzgerald announced the moves Friday. Ruff previously retained Alain Nasreddine and hired Mark Recchi. Taylor started his professional coaching career with Rochester
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Oct 19, 2020 Mike “Doc” Emrick announced his retirement from broadcasting Monday. In his 47-year career as a play-by-play announcer, Emrick called NFL, baseball and NCAA tournament games, lacrosse matches and sports at six Olympic Winter Games. But, first and foremost, he was the voice of hockey, calling NHL games on NBC, CBS, ABC, ESPN
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7:00 AM ET Retro gaming fans, rejoice: It’s 2020, and NHL ’94 is back. Electronic Arts announced in early October that the beloved game that often finds itself in the “Mount Rushmore of sports video games” conversation is officially getting the remaster treatment. Entitled NHL ’94 Rewind, the game will feature updated teams and rosters
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1:57 PM ET Associated Press DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche agreed to a one-year deal Monday with restricted free agent Tyson Jost. The 22-year-old forward scored eight goals and had 15 assists in 67 games for the Avalanche in 2019-20. He was a first-round selection by Colorado in 2016. “Tyson is a strong two-way player
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6:49 AM ET The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman Cody Ceci to a one-year, $1.25 million contract. Pittsburgh had bought out the contract of defenseman Jack Johnson so had an open spot on the blueline. “For me, I really just liked the opportunity there,” Ceci said, according to NHL.com. “I felt the fit was good
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4:49 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK — The New York Rangers agreed to terms Thursday with goaltender Alexandar Georgiev on a new contract. Georgiev was a restricted free agent. The 24-year-old is expected to back up Igor Shesterkin next season after the Rangers bought out longtime face of the franchise Henrik Lundqvist. Georgiev went
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5:14 PM ET Free-agent center Joe Thornton signed a one-year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday, ending a 15-year run with the San Jose Sharks. Thornton, 41, is currently skating with HC Davos in the Swiss National League in preparation of the 2020-21 NHL season. His contract with the Leafs is for $700,000.
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6:03 PM ET Associated Press EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — The Los Angeles Kings have signed No. 2 overall NHL draft pick Quinton Byfield to a three-year contract. The Kings on Friday announced the entry-level deal with Byfield, a powerful 6-foot-5 center from Ontario. The 18-year-old Byfield is likely to play another year of junior hockey
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