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NHL Draft: Teams weigh risks of selecting Russian prospects

Jul. 05, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

The war in Ukraine has added an increasing level of uncertainty for NHL teams interested in drafting Russia-born prospects because of questions regarding their availability to play in North America. While no team has openly stated it would avoid selecting Russians altogether in the...

Avs start moves toward defending title, bring back Cogliano

Jul. 05, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Stanley Cup championship celebrations are quieting down for the Colorado Avalanche. Time to get down to the business of defending their title. Colorado's first big move in what's sure to be a busy offseason was re-signing veteran forward Andrew Cogliano to a...

Sharks hire Mike Grier as NHL's first Black GM

Jul. 05, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks' three-month search for a general manager ended with a barrier-breaking hire as the team made longtime NHL forward Mike Grier the first Black GM in league history. “It means a lot to me,” Grier said at his introductory news conference...

Agent: Top NHL goalie prospect sent to Russian military base

Jul. 05, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

Philadelphia Flyers goaltending prospect Ivan Fedotov, who reportedly was picked up by law enforcement in Russia last week ahead of a planned move to the U.S., is now at a remote military base in northern Russia, his agent said Tuesday. The agent, J.P. Barry, spoke with The...

Penguins sign goalie Casey DeSmith to a 2-year extension

Jul. 05, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins are sticking with Casey DeSmith, signing the team's No. 2 goaltender to a two-year contract extension on Tuesday that carries an average annual value of $1.8 million. The signing gives the Penguins a dependable option behind All-Star...

Islanders hire Houda, Wiseman as assistant coaches

Jul. 05, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders have hired Doug Houda and Brian Wiseman as assistant coaches, the team said Tuesday. Houda joins new Isles coach Lane Lambert’s staff after six seasons as an assistant with the Detroit Red Wings. He had worked the previous decade in...

New York Rangers give Gauthier 1-year contract extension

Jul. 05, 2022 12:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers have given forward Julien Gauthier a one-year contract extension. Rangers general manager Chris Drury announced the move on Tuesday. Gauthier had three goals and four assists in 49 games this past season, with the goals and...

White Sox, MLB decide to play game after parade shooting

Jul. 05, 2022 00:08 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox talked to Major League Baseball on Monday about postponing their game against the Minnesota Twins after a gunman opened fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago, killing at least six people. After the team's conversation with MLB...

NHL Draft: The risk of attending and not getting selected

Jul. 04, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

After sitting through 12-plus rounds of the NHL draft over the span of two consecutive summers, Andrew Mangiapane had all but given up on hearing his name called. The low point came during the 2015 draft in Florida, where midway through the sixth round, Mangiapane’s father...

Lightning clear cap space by trading McDonagh to Predators

Jul. 03, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

Julien BriseBois wanted to explain his plan to Ryan McDonagh in person, laying out exactly why he was asking the veteran defenseman to waive his no-trade clause. After one of the most difficult conversations in his tenure as general manager, BriseBois made perhaps his toughest move...