Latest Stanley Cup Playoffs News

Relieved Wild welcome Kaprizov back after summer in Russia

Sep. 22, 2022 19:08 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Last summer, a long contract negotiation between Kirill Kaprizov and the Minnesota Wild — plus the complication of international travel and COVID-19 protocols — put the star left wing's arrival for the start of training camp in question. That process...

Coyotes' Chychrun looking for trade to playoff contender

Sep. 21, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona Coyotes defenseman Jakob Chychrun still wants to be traded to a playoff contender. He's not going to let that impact how he plays while he's still in the desert. “I've been here a while now and the way I operate and take care of my business, I try...

Sabres reward GM Kevyn Adams with contract extension

Sep. 21, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Though his rebuilding job is far from complete, Buffalo Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams signed a contract extension on Wednesday, an indication that ownership believes he has the franchise pointed in the right direction. Terms of the extension were not...

Tkachuk, Panthers ready for 1st training camp together

Sep. 21, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — Aleksander Barkov was sound asleep at his home in Finland when the trade that brought Matthew Tkachuk to the Florida Panthers was finalized, which isn’t surprising considering it was around 4 a.m. in that part of the world. He woke up and read texts...

Stars GM Nill gets 1-year contract extension through '23-24

Sep. 13, 2022 19:30 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Stars have signed general manager Jim Nill to a one-year contract extension through 2023-24 season. Nill is going into his 10th season with the Stars, which was the last year on his current deal before the extension announced Tuesday. Dallas has made...

Stars net Oettinger with $12M, 3-year deal after 64-save 7th

Sep. 01, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

The Dallas Stars signed Jake Oettinger to a $12 million, three-year contract on Thursday, securing the young goaltender whose 64 saves in Game 7 of the playoffs capped the season in which he became the team's starter. Even after beginning last season in the minors with several...

Sabres reward Thompson with 7-year, $50 million contract

Aug. 30, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres center Tage Thompson cashed in on a breakout season by agreeing to a seven-year, $50 million contract extension on Tuesday. Thompson gets a hefty raise from his current three-year, $4.2 million contract, which runs out after this season. The new...

Penguins, coach Mike Sullivan agree to 3-year extension

Aug. 30, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Sullivan doesn't believe coaches have a “shelf life.” Apparently, neither do his bosses. The Pittsburgh Penguins signed their two-time Stanley Cup-winning head coach to a contract extension on Tuesday that runs through the 2026-27 season, a...

Hurricanes sign veteran forward Paul Stastny to 1-year deal

Aug. 23, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

Adding offense has been at the center of the Carolina Hurricanes' offseason. After acquiring a pure goal scorer and losing him to injury for potentially half the season, they added one of his close friends who knows how to put the puck in the net in different ways. ...

Slovak defenseman Andrej Sekera, 36, announces retirement

Jul. 19, 2022 17:36 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Andrej Sekera announced his retirement on Tuesday after almost two decades in the NHL. The Slovak defenseman played the past 15 full seasons since making his debut in 2006. Sekera played 888 regular-season and playoff games for the Buffalo Sabres, Carolina...