Latest NHL Eastern Conference News

Capitals re-sign Carl Hagelin to $11M, 4-year deal

Jun. 16, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Washington Capitals have signed winger Carl Hagelin to an $11 million, four-year deal. Hagelin counts $2.75 million against the salary cap through the 2022-23 season. General manager Brian MacLellan announced the deal Sunday. Washington acquired Hagelin from Los Angeles prior to...

Escrow tops NHL players' list of concerns ahead of CBA talks

Jun. 16, 2019 2:59 PM EDT

Jonathan Toews says he just wants his contract to be worth what it says on paper. Right now, it's not that simple. Under terms of the collective bargaining agreement, NHL owners and players divide hockey-related revenue 50/50, and if player salaries exceed that split a certain percentage is withheld in escrow to...

Blackhawks acquire D Maatta in trade with Penguins

Jun. 15, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired defenseman Olli Maatta in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins for forward Dominik Kahun and a fifth-round pick in this year's draft. The Blackhawks had been looking to upgrade their blue line after missing the playoffs for the second straight season. The...

Fans pack downtown St. Louis to cheer on the champion Blues

Jun. 15, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — After a half-century of disappointment, even Mother Nature didn't dare spoil the celebration of St. Louis' first-ever Stanley Cup championship. A morning downpour fizzled to a light rain by the time the parade began Saturday, and the sun popped out just as a rally was starting before a...

The Latest: Blues hoist Stanley Cup as St. Louis celebrates

Jun. 15, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the Stanley Cup celebration in St. Louis (all times local): 3:30 p.m. St. Louis Blues players have taken turns hoisting the Stanley Cup to the cheers of a massive crowd beneath the Gateway Arch. Hundreds of thousands of people turned out Saturday for a parade and rally to...

Predators swap 7th-round 2021 pick to Tampa Bay for goalie

Jun. 14, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have acquired goaltender Connor Ingram from the Tampa Bay Lightning for their seventh-round pick in the 2021 NHL draft. General manager David Poile announced the trade Friday. Ingram originally was the 88th pick overall in the third round in 2016, and he...

Chara played with plates, wires, screws to fix broken jaw

Jun. 14, 2019 4:59 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara said he broke his jaw in multiple places and played the last three games of the Stanley Cup Final with "two plates, some wires and screws" holding it together. Speaking to reporters on Friday, Chara commended the team doctors who put his face back together...

Islanders, winger Jordan Eberle agree to $27.5M, 5-year deal

Jun. 14, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

Jordan Eberle calling free agency a "last resort" must be music to the ears of the New York Islanders and their fans after what happened a year ago. Eberle on Friday agreed to terms on a $27.5 million, five-year contract that counts $5.5 million against the salary cap. Unlike former captain John Tavares, who left...

Big crowds, extra police expected at Blues' celebration

Jun. 14, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Organizers of the celebration to honor the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues expect a massive crowd, and security will be tight. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected Saturday for a parade and rally beneath the Gateway Arch to celebrate the Blues' first-ever NHL championship. The...

Sabres hire Mike Bales, Don Granato to coaching staff

Jun. 14, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Newly hired Buffalo Sabres coach Ralph Krueger has begun filling out his staff by hiring Don Granato and Mike Bales, who will take over as the goalie coach. Krueger also retained Steve Smith, who was an assistant under former Sabres coach Phil Housley, who was fired in April. The team...