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9:31 PM ET The Philadelphia Flyers avoided their final arbitration case on Saturday, re-signing defenseman Travis Sanheim to a two-year contract. The deal carries an average annual value of $4.675 million, general manager Chuck Fletcher announced in a press release, and all but locks up Philadelphia’s roster for training camp. The Flyers have shuffled many
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9:35 AM ET Saying “it’s time,” goaltender Henrik Lundqvist has announced his retirement, ending a legendary 15-year NHL career. “For the last 30 years, I have devoted my life to the game of hockey … and now it’s time to walk away from the game I love and begin a new chapter,” Lundqvist wrote in
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12:20 PM ET The NHL will allow teams to sell advertising on their jerseys beginning in the 2022-23 season. The measure has been approved by the board of governors, and teams are already having exploratory conversations with potential sponsors. To say those teams are salivating at the potential revenue the ads will generate is an
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2:34 PM ET Associated Press GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Coyotes will host a “Rookie Faceoff” tournament in the desert next month. The team announced Wednesday that the six-team tournament will be held Sept. 17-20 at Gila River Arena and Ice Den Scottsdale, the Coyotes’ practice facility. The tournament will include Pacific Division teams Anaheim,
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4:46 PM ET Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators have signed goaltender Juuse Saros to a four-year, $20 million contract. General manager David Poile announced the deal Monday. “Juuse has proven himself as one of the best young goaltenders in the NHL, and we are very pleased to have him remain our No.
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Aug 11, 2021 Associated Press WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The Winnipeg Jets have avoided arbitration and signed defenseman Neal Pionk to a four-year contract worth roughly $23.5 million. Pionk, 26, will earn about $5.8 million per year, the team said in a statement Wednesday. The Jets acquired the Nebraska native in a 2019 trade with the
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Aug 10, 2021 Associated Press CHICAGO — Tony Esposito made an immediate mark on the Chicago Blackhawks and a lasting impression on the NHL. Esposito, the pioneering Hall of Famer who spent almost his entire 16-year career with the Blackhawks, died following a bout with pancreatic cancer, the team announced Tuesday. He was 78. Esposito
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Aug 12, 2021 Associated Press WINNIPEG, Manitoba — The Winnipeg Jets have agreed to terms with forward Andrew Copp on a one-year contract. The deal is worth $3.6 million for Copp, who had 15 goals and 24 assists in 55 games for the Jets last season, adding two assists in eight playoff games. The 27-year-old
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Aug 11, 2021 The Florida Panthers have given newly acquired forward Sam Reinhart a three-year contract, with multiple reports saying it carries an average annual value of $6.5 million. Reinhart, 25, was a restricted free agent. Florida got him from the Sabres last month for a first-round draft pick and goalie prospect Devon Levi. Reinhart’s
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Aug 13, 2021 Associated Press TORONTO — Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews had wrist surgery Friday and is expected to need a “minimum” of six weeks to recover. The team said Matthews, who won the Rocket Richard Trophy last season as the NHL’s top goal scorer, had the surgery following “consultations with specialists and
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