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Dubois declares `I'm back;' set for fresh start in Winnipeg

Sep. 22, 2021 02:59 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — It’s nearing the end of a long day of promotional on-ice videos and lengthy interviews with one group of reporters after another, when Pierre-Luc Dubois strides confidently into the hotel conference room with a beaming smile and outreached hand. ...

Wild sign star wing Kirill Kaprizov to 5-year, $45M contract

Sep. 21, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild signed left wing Kirill Kaprizov to a five-year, $45 million contract on Tuesday, ending a stalemate between the team and the Calder Trophy winner just two days before the beginning of training camp. The 24-year-old Kaprizov...

Blue Jackets sign G Merzlikins to $27M contract extension

Sep. 21, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets signed goaltender Elvis Merzlikins to a five-year, $27 million contract extension, the team announced Tuesday. Merzlikins will be in the final year of a two-year contract this season with a cap hit of $4 million. The new...

Training camps opening after NHL's shortest offseason

Sep. 21, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

Every offseason feels short to Philipp Grubauer, though this one was a doozy. After playing the most games of his NHL career, the German goaltender saw his season end with Colorado in June, waited for a new contract and, by the end of July, joined the expansion Seattle...

Flyers' Hayes has abdominal surgery, to miss start of season

Sep. 21, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Flyers center Kevin Hayes will miss four to six weeks after he had abdominal surgery Tuesday. Flyers coach Alain Vigneault said Hayes was skating with his teammates Monday at the team complex in Voorhees, New Jersey, when he “felt...

Sabres coach 'Donny Meatballs' promotes T-shirt for charity

Sep. 21, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — There's no bib required to protect this shirt. Buffalo Sabres coach Don Granato is embracing his “Donny Meatballs” nickname by having it splashed on a T-shirt to raise money for the nonprofit organization Mental Health America. ...

Coyotes put in $1.7 billion proposal to build arena in Tempe

Sep. 20, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have proposed a $1.7 billion development in Tempe that will include a hockey arena. Renderings released Monday by the Coyotes include proposed restaurants, shops and apartments on a 46-acre tract of land near downtown. ...

Coyotes' rebranding brings back popular Kachina logo

Sep. 20, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes are bringing back their popular Kachina logo. The franchise announced a rebranding Monday that will change its primary logo back to the Kachina logo and introduce white Kachina jerseys for away games. The...

Travis Zajac signs 1-day deal to retire a New Jersey Devil

Sep. 20, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Longtime New Jersey Devils center Travis Zajac has retired. Zajac signed a one-day contract with the Devils on Monday so he could retire as a member of the organization where he spent all but 27 games of his 15-year career. The...

AP Source: Eichel to report for Sabres' pre-camp physical

Sep. 18, 2021 21:08 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres captain Jack Eichel will travel to Buffalo for his pre-training camp physical this week amid questions of whether he’ll be cleared to play, and his future with the team in limbo, a person with direct knowledge of the player’s plans told The Associated Press...