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Blues' inspirational fan in school for first time in 2 years

Aug. 14, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The suburban St. Louis little girl who became the inspiration behind the St. Louis Blues' improbable run to the Stanley Cup championship is back in school for the first time in two years. Laila Anderson has a rare auto-immune disease that forced her to miss two school years. Until...

Chiefs' Pat Mahomes living up to his 'Showtime' nickname

Jul. 29, 2019 6:34 PM EDT

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes spent this past offseason riding horses through the surf and throwing passes on the beach, swapping jokes with Jimmy Kimmel and hob-knobbing with celebrities on the red carpet. He's the cover boy for this year's Madden video game. The Texas Tech die-hard who followed...

Blackhawks, fans welcome back ever-pesky Andrew Shaw

Jul. 27, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Andrew Shaw is back in Chicago following a trade with Montreal last month, and the ever-chirping 28-year-old has been the toast of the team's annual fan convention this weekend. The convention crowd erupted when Shaw — part of the Blackhawks' 2013 and 2015 Stanley Cup championship...

Blues hire Marc Savard as an assistant coach

Jul. 24, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues hired Marc Savard as an assistant coach Wednesday. The 42-year-old Savard spent 13 years playing in the NHL, splitting time among the Rangers, Flames, Thrashers and Bruins. The two-time All-Star was part of Boston's 2011 Stanley Cup title team....

Islanders keep Anders Lee, sign Varlamov to replace Lehner

Jul. 2, 2019 3:10 AM EDT

From the start of New York Islanders' training camp last September, Anders Lee insisted his impending free agency situation was different from the one John Tavares went through. Ultimately, he proved to be right. Tavares, the face of the franchise since he was drafted No. 1 overall in 2009, bolted for his...

Sabres adding Miller doesn't mean subtracting Ristolainen

Jun. 29, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres general manager Jason Botterill disputed the speculation that adding defenseman Colin Miller in a trade with Vegas directly leads to Buffalo subtracting another defenseman such as Rasmus Ristolainen. "There's going to be rumors because he's a player teams want to go after and...

Sabres owner Pegula tells AP: It's time to start winning

Jun. 29, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Terry Pegula leaned into the table and got directly to the heart of the matter when assessing the more downs than ups he has experienced over eight-plus years of owning the Buffalo Sabres. "The one thing I think about is it's time to start winning. That's why we're here,"...

Vegas deals F Erik Haula to Carolina in cap-relief deal

Jun. 27, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights have traded forward Erik Haula to the Carolina Hurricanes for prospect Nicolas Roy and a conditional fifth-round draft pick in 2020. The 28-year-old Haula played 15 games last season before being lost to a knee injury. Previously he had career highs with 29...

For Berube, accountability led to a Stanley Cup for Blues

Jun. 26, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Blues general manager Doug Armstrong had his staff produce a list of coaching candidates after firing Mike Yeo in November. He hasn't looked at it since January. The Stanley Cup champions formally announced a three-year contract extension for coach Craig Berube on Wednesday, officially...

Blues sign coach Craig Berube to 3-year contract extension

Jun. 25, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Blues made official Tuesday what everyone had expected the moment Craig Berube led St. Louis to a remarkable turnaround capped by the first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history. They stripped the interim tag from his title and signed him to three-year contract. Berube had been...