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White House, Canada state support for new Detroit River span

Jul. 30, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The White House and Canada issued a joint statement of support for a commuter bridge that when completed will span the Detroit River, connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario. The statement issued Thursday calls the Gordie Howe International Bridge “a...

Grubauer surprised, excited to get opportunity with Kraken

Jul. 30, 2021 14:19 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — When the NHL free agency window opened, the Seattle Kraken's front office was stunned to see goaltender Philipp Grubauer wasn't already headed back to Colorado. They weren’t alone. “A little bit surprised for sure,” Grubauer...

Krejci leaving Bruins to play in native Czech Republic

Jul. 30, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — David Krejci is leaving the Boston Bruins after 14 NHL seasons to continue his hockey career in his native Czech Republic. The 35-year-old Krejci, whose contract had expired, announced his decison in a social media post sent out by the Bruins on Friday. ...

Saad to Blues, Perry to Lightning: Recent champs add winners

Jul. 29, 2021 23:01 PM EDT

The St. Louis Blues inked Brandon Saad to a five-year contract and the Tampa Bay Lightning signed Corey Perry for two years Thursday as the two recent Stanley Cup champions brought in more winning experience on the second day of free agency. The 28-year-old Saad spent...

Wild agree to terms with defenseman Jon Merrill

Jul. 29, 2021 22:31 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild agreed to terms Thursday with defenseman Jon Merrill on a one-year, $850,000 contract, the third veteran they've added to the blue line in free agency. The 29-year-old Merrill had five assists and 70 blocked shots in 49 games...

Blue Jackets sign Zach Werenski to 6-year extension

Jul. 29, 2021 22:30 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets signed defenseman Zach Werenski to a six-year, $57.5 million contract extension Thursday through the 2027-28 season, The 24-year-old Werenski, from Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and the University of Michigan, has 65 goals and...

Raiders excited for chance to finally play for home crowd

Jul. 29, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders have attended many Vegas Golden Knights games and know how vibrant the local fanbase can be, as the four-year old franchise enjoys one of the most electric atmospheres in the NHL. Heading into their second season since...

Defending champion Lightning sign Corey Perry to 2-year deal

Jul. 29, 2021 17:20 PM EDT

Veteran forward Corey Perry signed a $2 million, two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, replenishing some of the toughness they lost after winning the Stanley Cup back to back. Perry faced the Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final in each of the past two...

Don Granato fills out his first Sabres coaching staff

Jul. 29, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres coach Don Granato has hired his first staff, which will include long-time colleague Jason Christie. Also hired as assistants on Thursday were Marty Wilford and Matt Ellis, who finished last year as an assistant after Granato was...

Stars add 2 more free agents after opening flurry of moves

Jul. 29, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Stars signed two more free agents Thursday, inking defenseman Jani Hakanpaa and veteran forward Michael Raffl a day after opening free agency with a flurry of moves. Hakanpaa, who split last season between Anaheim and Carolina, signed a...