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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...

After splashy start, Panthers' goalie Knight preps for camp

Sep. 14, 2021 02:29 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Spencer Knight ended last season as Florida’s heir apparent at goaltender. Thing is, it’s just not apparent to Knight yet. Set to begin his first full pro season, Knight is tuning up for training camp by going through a development...

Blackhawks Hall of Fame goaltender Tony Esposito dies at 78

Aug. 10, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Tony Esposito made an immediate mark on the Chicago Blackhawks and a lasting impression on the NHL. Esposito, the pioneering Hall of Famer who spent almost his entire 16-year career with the Blackhawks, died following a brief battle with pancreatic...

Lightning's Cooper to coach Canada in Beijing if NHL plays

Aug. 09, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — If NHL players are part of next year’s Beijing Olympics, Canada will have a two-time Stanley Cup champion behind its bench. Hockey Canada has announced Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper as the head of its provisional Olympic coaching staff....

Rangers renew new enforcer Ryan Reaves' contract through '23

Jul. 31, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

Ryan Reaves agreed to terms with the New York Rangers on an extension Saturday, a deal that puts the team's new enforcer under contract through the 2022-23 season. The Rangers acquired Reaves from the Vegas Golden Knights this week for a 2022-third round pick. It's...

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...

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...

NHL teams overcome flat cap to make splashes in free agency

Jul. 29, 2021 05:05 AM EDT

NHL teams combined for a series of splashes in free agency, managing to make major moves despite the salary cap staying flat for a third straight year. Over the first 12 hours of the signing period Wednesday, teams in the league signed 160-plus...

Expansion Kraken land Grubauer; Lightning breakup continues

Jul. 28, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

There was a method to the Seattle Kraken’s approach to preserve salary cap space while making their expansion draft selections. After laying in wait, the Kraken made one of the biggest splashes in free agency by signing goalie Philipp Grubauer to a six-year, $35.4...

Vegas trades Fleury to Chicago as goalie carousel spins

Jul. 28, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

Marc-Andre Fleury was traded from Vegas to Chicago on Tuesday, a stunning turn of events that has the NHL’s reigning Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender contemplating his future. The Golden Knights traded Fleury to the Blackhawks for minor league forward Mikael Hakkarainen...