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New Jersey Devils re-sign restricted free agent Nick Merkley

Oct. 21, 2020 12:07 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have re-signed restricted free-agent forward Nick Merkley to a one-year, two-way contract. General manager Tom Fitzgerald said Wednesday the 23-year-old Merkley would earn $874,125 annually at the NHL level and $70,000 at the AHL level. Merkley is currently playing...

Coyotes sign forward Christian Fischer to 2-year deal

Oct. 19, 2020 1:28 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have signed forward Christian Fischer to a two-year contract. Terms of the deal announced Monday were not released. The 23-year-old Fischer was a restricted free agent after finishing with six goals and three assists in 56 games with the Coyotes last season. The...

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2020, file photo, Arizona Coyotes left wing Taylor Hall (91) is shown during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, in Glendale, Ariz. Forward Taylor Hall surprised many in turning down numerous contending NHL teams which courted him, and instead sign with the Buffalo Sabres in free agency. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Taylor Hall saw only positives in signing with Sabres

Oct. 12, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Taylor Hall refused to buy into the negativity surrounding the Buffalo Sabres, and instead focused on the positives. The opportunity to alongside captain Jack Eichel was a factor. Playing for a familiar coach in Ralph Krueger another. Add in Buffalo being close to his home in Toronto,...

FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2020, file photo, Arizona Coyotes left wing Taylor Hall (91) is shown during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, in Glendale, Ariz. A person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press, late Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, that the Buffalo Sabres have agreed to sign free-agent forward Hall to a one-year, $8 million contract. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Sabres agree to sign Taylor Hall to 1-year, $8 million deal

Oct. 11, 2020 10:30 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres are banking on Taylor Hall to turn what was a long and unsettled offseason into a far brighter immediate future. Buffalo became the surprise team to win the Hall free-agency sweepstakes by signing the 10th-year forward and six-time 20-goal-scorer to a one-year, $8...

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2019, file photo, Arizona Coyotes left wing Michael Grabner makes a pass during an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks in Anaheim, Calif.  The Coyotes placed speedy forward on waivers on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, for the purpose of buying out his contract.  (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong, File)

Coyotes put speedy forward Michael Grabner on buyout waivers

Oct. 3, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

The Arizona Coyotes placed Michael Grabner on waivers Saturday for the purpose of buying out the speedy forward's contract. He had one year left at $3.775 million in salary and a cap hit of $3.35 million. Assuming Grabner clears waivers Sunday, the buyout will cost Arizona just over $2.5 million, trim money off...

Coyotes tab Armstrong as next general manager

Sep. 17, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have hired St. Louis assistant GM Bill Armstrong as their next general manager. Armstrong arrives in the desert after spending the past two seasons as the Blues' assistant GM and director of amateur scouting. He replaces John Chayka, who resigned on the eve of...

FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo, Dallas Stars interim head coach Rick Bowness yells from the bench as they played the New York Rangers during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas. The 65-year-old Dallas Stars coach is hockey’s version of Kevin Bacon in that he’s got some connection to almost everyone, and for the first time, he’s leading a team that’s now six wins away from the Stanley Cup. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)

Hockey's Kevin Bacon: Playoffs are 6 degrees of Rick Bowness

Sep. 11, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Rick Bowness looked at the Calgary Flames lineup written on the whiteboard in the Dallas locker room, and a strange thought crossed his mind. “It was one of the few teams in the league that I had never coached any of their players,” Bowness said. Bowness did coach...