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Sharks re-signing Karlsson sets table for busy NHL offseason

Jun. 18, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

Erik Karlsson had no wanderlust to test the free agent market before re-signing in San Jose. "I never thought outside that box," Karlsson said. "I'm happy that it didn't get to that." A handful of other teams aren't so happy because the two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman would have been the best...

Flyers acquire Braun from Sharks for draft picks

Jun. 18, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers continued to shore up their defense by acquiring veteran Justin Braun from the San Jose Sharks for two draft picks. Philadelphia on Tuesday sent a 2019 second-round pick and 2019 third-round pick to San Jose for Braun. The Sharks were looking to clear salary-cap...

Rangers acquire Trouba from Jets for Pionk, 1st round pick

Jun. 17, 2019 10:02 PM EDT

The New York Rangers sped up their rebuilding effort Monday by acquiring offensive-minded defenseman Jacob Trouba from the Winnipeg Jets. New York sent young defenseman Neal Pionk and the 20th overall pick in the draft to Winnipeg for Trouba. The 25-year-old gives the rebuilding Rangers a legitimate top-pairing...

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...

Jaguars fine absent linebacker Smith $88K for missing camp

Jun. 15, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Absent linebacker Telvin Smith says the Jacksonville Jaguars fined him $88,650 for missing the team's mandatory, three-day minicamp this week. Smith posted a picture of the fine letter on his Instagram story Saturday, adding "it's still love!!" The letter shows the Jaguars fined...

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...

Capitals trade Niskanen to Flyers for Gudas, clear cap space

Jun. 14, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

The Flyers acquired Matt Niskanen from the Capitals for Radko Gudas on Friday in a one-for-one swap of defensemen that upgrades Philadelphia's blue line offense and gives Washington much needed salary-cap space. Niskanen provides the Flyers with an offensive-minded, right-handed shot who can also help on the...

FIFA rejects Yedlin youth club for training compensation

Jun. 13, 2019 7:47 PM EDT

FIFA has rejected a claim from DeAndre Yedlin's Seattle-area youth club seeking a portion of his transfer fee from Major League Soccer to Tottenham but left open the possibility other American players could be subject to development payments. Crossfire sought 30 percent of 5 percent of the transfer fee when...

Zlatan Ibrahimovic sets MLS salary record at $7.2 million

Jun. 12, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic is earning a Major League Soccer-record $7.2 million salary this season. The 37-year-old Ibrahimovic, who earned a relatively modest $1.5 million last year, broke the previous mark of Toronto's Sebastian Giovinco, who had $7,115,556 in total...