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Capitals star Kuznetsov banned from Russia team for 4 years

Aug. 23, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov tested positive for cocaine at the world championship and has been banned from the Russia team for four years. Kuznetsov failed a doping test after a sample was taken on May 26, the day Russia won the bronze medal game against the Czech Republic in...

Getting another chance: Wild, Guerin good match a year later

Aug. 22, 2019 8:12 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Interviewing for the same job twice in as many years is a rare occurrence in any profession, yet there was Bill Guerin going to Minnesota once again this summer as a candidate for the general manager vacancy. As the Wild delved deeper this time, burned by their previous pick, Guerin...

Sabres Dahlin tells AP he's better prepared for 2nd season

Aug. 22, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Last season didn't sit well with Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin. Unaccustomed to losing and no longer a rookie, Dahlin told The Associated Press on Thursday he feels better prepared and is far more driven to help transform the Sabres into contenders. "I'm putting more pressure...

Islanders agree to terms with C Brassard on 1-year deal

Aug. 21, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders agreed to terms with Derick Brassard on a one-year contract Wednesday. Brassard, who will turn 32 on Sept. 22, had 14 goals and nine assists in 70 games last season while with Pittsburgh, Florida and Colorado. He also had an assist in nine playoff games with...

Wild hire Bill Guerin as new general manager

Aug. 21, 2019 8:27 PM EDT

The Minnesota Wild have hired Bill Guerin, who won two Stanley Cups as a player and two more titles in the front office with the Pittsburgh Penguins, as their new general manager. Guerin was announced Wednesday as the fourth GM in the team's 19-year history, three weeks after predecessor Paul Fenton was fired by...

Former Rangers and 'Miracle on Ice' player charged in attack

Aug. 21, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

GRAND MARAIS, Minn. (AP) — Mark Pavelich, a forward on the 1980 "Miracle on Ice" U.S. Olympic hockey team who went on to play for the New York Rangers and two other NHL teams, has been charged with assault for allegedly beating a neighbor with a metal pole and breaking several of the man's bones. The...

Red Wings get F Adam Erne from Lightning for 4th-round pick

Aug. 14, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have acquired forward Adam Erne from the Tampa Bay Lightning for a fourth-round pick in the 2020 draft. Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman made the move Wednesday, adding a player he drafted in the second round in 2013 while running Tampa Bay's front office. The...

Carolina signs GM Don Waddell to 3-year extension

Aug. 12, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have signed team president and general manager Don Waddell to a three-year contract extension. Owner Tom Dundon announced the signing Monday. Terms were not disclosed. The 60-year-old Waddell had been mentioned as a candidate for the Minnesota Wild's GM vacancy....

Panthers to retire goalie Roberto Luongo's number in March

Aug. 12, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Roberto Luongo regrets not having more friends and family at his last game with the Florida Panthers. If he had known he was retiring, a decision he didn't make until weeks later, he would have ensured that more of the people closest to him were there that night. They're all invited...

NY state approves $1.3 billion arena project for Islanders

Aug. 9, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

ELMONT, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state board responsible for economic development has approved a $1.3 billion project to build a 19,000-seat arena for the New York Islanders hockey team at Belmont Park. Newsday reports the six members of the Empire State Development board voted Thursday in favor of the...