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Senators waive forward Bobby Ryan in buyout move

Sep. 25, 2020 10:28 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Bobby Ryan was placed on waivers by the Ottawa Senators on Friday for the purpose of a buyout. Ryan won the Masterton Trophy, the NHL’s award for perseverance, on Sept. 7 after publicly sharing his battle with alcohol issues. The 33-year-old forward entered the NHL/NHL...

Sabres sign Curtis Lazar to 2-year, $1.6 million contract

Sep. 24, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres signed forward Curtis Lazar to a two-year, $1.6 million contract Thursday. Lazar was a restricted free agent, who split last season between the NHL and the American Hockey League. He had five goals and five assists in 38 games with the Sabres. The 25-year-old has six...

Medical staff prepare to take a COVID-19 tests at a drive through community based assessment centre in Christchurch, New Zealand, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Health authorities in New Zealand are scrambling to trace the source of a new outbreak of the coronavirus as the nation's largest city, Auckland, goes back into lockdown. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

The Latest: First case-free day for New Zealand in 5 weeks

Sep. 17, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has reported no new confirmed cases of the coronavirus for the first time in more than five weeks as hopes rise that an outbreak discovered in Auckland last month has been stamped out. Friday’s report also marked the fourth consecutive day without any cases of...

FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo, Ottawa Senators right wing Bobby Ryan (9) drives the puck along the boards with St. Louis Blues center Tyler Bozak (21) during second-period NHL hockey game action in Ottawa, Ontario. Ryan has been named the Bill Masterton Trophy winner for publicly sharing his battle with alcohol issues. The 33-year-old Ryan missed more than two months after entering the NHL/NHLPA players assistance program on Nov. 20, 2019. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Senators' Ryan wins Masterton Trophy after alcohol problem

Sep. 7, 2020 9:32 PM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Ottawa Senators forward Bobby Ryan was named the Bill Masterton Trophy winner on Monday after publicly sharing his battle with alcohol issues. The 33-year-old Ryan missed more than two months after entering the NHL/NHLPA players assistance program on Nov. 20. Upon his return to...

US official lauds 'service and sacrifice' of Canadian allies

Aug. 27, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

OTTAWA (AP) — The top ranking official at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa issued a statement Thursday saying his country values the “service and sacrifice” of its Canadian allies. The comments by Richard Mills, the embassy’s charge’ d’affaires, appear to be in response to...

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Music Review: Kathleen Edwards is back with 'Total Freedom'

Aug. 12, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

Kathleen Edwards, “Total Freedom” (Dualtone) Kathleen Edwards’ first studio album since 2012, “Total Freedom,” is the sound of an artist with a second wind. Burned out after releasing four albums in a decade, the Canadian singer-songwriter set aside her music career in 2014 and...