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NHL veteran Daley retires, joins Penguins front office

Oct. 26, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Trevor Daley's steadying presence on the blue line helped the Pittsburgh Penguins win consecutive Stanley Cups in 2016 and 2017. The team hopes Daley can make the same impact in a different capacity as a hockey operations advisor. The 37-year-old Daley announced his retirement after 16...

Kameron Bush, 3, poses with the Stanley Cup at the Children's Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., on Oct. 16, 2020. The Tampa Bay Lightning took the Stanley Cup to the Children's Cancer Center as part of their local tour of stops after winning the National Hockey League's championship trophy Sept. 28 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Kristina Hjertkvist/Tampa Bay Lightning via AP)

Stanley Cup visits children's cancer center in Tampa

Oct. 26, 2020 1:42 PM EDT

Remy Heberlein’s grandmother joked he shouldn’t touch the Stanley Cup with chocolate on his hands. The 3-year-old whose leukemia is in remission was sad he couldn’t touch hockey’s holy grail at all, but that didn’t stop his eyes from lighting up at the sight of it. He and older...

Sabres avoid arbitration with Sam Reinhart, Linus Ullmark

Oct. 25, 2020 9:18 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres avoided arbitration with forward Sam Reinhart and goaltender Linus Ullmark, signing each Sunday to a one-year contract. Reinhert signed for $5.2 million and Ullmark for $2.6 million. Reinhart’s arbitration hearing was scheduled for Tuesday, and...

Ruff adds Taylor, Rogalski to Devils' coaching staff

Oct. 23, 2020 12:15 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Lindy Ruff completed his New Jersey Devils staff, hiring Chris Taylor as an assistant coach and Dave Rogalski as the goaltending coach. General manager Tom Fitzgerald announced the moves Friday. Ruff previously retained Alain Nasreddine and hired Mark Recchi. Taylor started his...

Devils sign defenseman Dmitry Kulikov

Oct. 22, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils added experience to their defense, signing Russian Dmitry Kulikov to a one-year, $1.15 million contract. Devils general manager Tom Fitzgerald announced the deal Thursday. “Kulikov is an experienced, physical left shot defenseman who skates well,”...

FILE - In this June 30, 2013, file photo, members of the Armed Forces hold a large flag at Target field in Minneapolis where the Minnesota Twins hosted Armed Forces Appreciation Day prior to the baseball game between the Twins and the Kansas City Royals. The NHL has canceled the 2021 Winter Classic and All-Star Weekend. The Winter Classic was scheduled to be played New Year's Day outdoors at Target Field in Minneapolis between the Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues. The Florida Panthers were set to host All-Star festivities in Sunrise in late January. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

NHL cancels 2021 Minnesota Winter Classic, All-Star Weekend

Oct. 22, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

The NHL won't take it outside and open 2021 with the Winter Classic in Minnesota but still hopes to get the hockey season going around the start of the new year. The league on Thursday canceled the Winter Classic scheduled for Jan. 1 at Target Field in Minneapolis and All-Star Weekend that was set for late...

Stars re-sign Denis Gurianov to $5.1M, 2-year contract

Oct. 22, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Stars re-signed Denis Gurianov to a $5.1 million, two-year contract Thursday that counts as $2.55 million each season through 2021-22. The 23-year-old Russian right winger ranked second on the team with nine postseason goals and scored two game-winners during the Stars'...

Jen Cox poses for a photo on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, after voting early at State Farm Arena in downtown Atlanta. The arena, where the NBA's Atlanta Hawks play, is one of many professional sports venues around the country that has opened its doors for voting or other election-related activities. With dozens of voting machines and ample space for social distancing, they provide a safe and efficient way to vote during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Kate Brumback)

Arenas, stadiums find new life as safer options for voting

Oct. 22, 2020 2:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — With long waits making headlines during early voting across the country, professional sports venues have emerged as bright spots, repurposing huge spaces mostly devoid of fans into efficient and relatively safe polling places. Featuring rows and rows of voting machines, ample space for...

Home of NBA's Nuggets, NHL's Avalanche renamed Ball Arena

Oct. 22, 2020 11:24 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The home of the NBA's Denver Nuggets and the NHL's Colorado Avalanche is being renamed Ball Arena as part of a global partnership with Kroenke Sports & Entertainment. The arena has been known as the Pepsi Center since it opened on Oct. 1, 1999. It also holds concerts and family...

Secret gives $1M to women's hockey players association

Oct. 22, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association is receiving a $1 million boost from Secret Deodorant to continue its barnstorming Dream Gap Tour of games and relieve any financial uncertainties resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The commitment is considered the largest for...