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Avs agree to 1-year deal with forward Valeri Nichushkin

Aug. 19, 2019 7:10 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche agreed to a one-year deal with forward Valeri Nichushkin. The 24-year-old had 10 assists and no goals in 57 games last season with the Dallas Stars. He has 23 goals and 51 assists in 223 career games while in Dallas. Nichushkin was brought in by the Avalanche to add...

Red Wings get F Adam Erne from Lightning for 4th-round pick

Aug. 14, 2019 4:13 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have acquired forward Adam Erne from the Tampa Bay Lightning for a fourth-round pick in the 2020 draft. Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman made the move Wednesday, adding a player he drafted in the second round in 2013 while running Tampa Bay's front office. The...

Blues' inspirational fan in school for first time in 2 years

Aug. 14, 2019 1:55 PM EDT

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The suburban St. Louis little girl who became the inspiration behind the St. Louis Blues' improbable run to the Stanley Cup championship is back in school for the first time in two years. Laila Anderson has a rare auto-immune disease that forced her to miss two school years. Until...

Carolina signs GM Don Waddell to 3-year extension

Aug. 12, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have signed team president and general manager Don Waddell to a three-year contract extension. Owner Tom Dundon announced the signing Monday. Terms were not disclosed. The 60-year-old Waddell had been mentioned as a candidate for the Minnesota Wild's GM vacancy....

Panthers to retire goalie Roberto Luongo's number in March

Aug. 12, 2019 1:08 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Roberto Luongo regrets not having more friends and family at his last game with the Florida Panthers. If he had known he was retiring, a decision he didn't make until weeks later, he would have ensured that more of the people closest to him were there that night. They're all invited...

NY state approves $1.3 billion arena project for Islanders

Aug. 9, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

ELMONT, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state board responsible for economic development has approved a $1.3 billion project to build a 19,000-seat arena for the New York Islanders hockey team at Belmont Park. Newsday reports the six members of the Empire State Development board voted Thursday in favor of the...

Play resumes at Jets-Giants after 59-minute weather delay

Aug. 8, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Jets-Giants preseason game resumed after a 59-minute delay for severe weather that sent the teams to the locker rooms and forced fans to take shelter in the covered areas of MetLife Stadium on Thursday night. Referee Clete Blakeman announced the delay with 1:23 left in the...

Predators sign Grimaldi to 1-year deal after arbitration

Aug. 6, 2019 8:56 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have signed forward Rocco Grimaldi to a one-year deal worth $1 million based on the ruling of an independent arbitrator. The Predators announced the deal Tuesday night. An arbitrator heard Grimaldi's case Sunday. Grimaldi, 26, is coming off his best season...

Blues' Edmundson awarded $3.1M, 1-year deal in arbitration

Aug. 6, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Blues defenseman Joel Edmundson has been awarded a $3.1 million, one-year contract in arbitration. Edmundson was one of four St. Louis restricted free agents to file for player-elected salary arbitration this summer after helping the team win its first Stanley Cup in franchise history....

Lightning sign Shattenkirk after buyout by Rangers

Aug. 5, 2019 1:07 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Veteran defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk has signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning after being bought out by the New York Rangers. Lightning vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced the deal Monday. Shattenkirk said he chose the Lightning...