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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....

Stars keep some depth at forward by re-signing Kiviranta

Jul. 31, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Stars re-signed forward Joel Kiviranta on Saturday, giving a $2.1 million, two-year contract to one of their playoff standouts from a run to the 2020 Stanley Cup Final. Kiviranta will bring depth up front for Dallas after scoring a...

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...

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...

Stars open free agency by signing veterans Suter and Holtby

Jul. 28, 2021 22:14 PM EDT

The Dallas Stars opened free agency Wednesday by signing three-time All-Star defenseman Ryan Suter and former Stanley Cup champion goaltender Braden Holtby, a pair of veterans whose contracts were bought out by their previous teams. Suter got a $14.6 million, four-year...

Goalies on the move: Grubauer to Kraken, Holtby to Stars

Jul. 28, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

A Vezina Trophy finalist landed in Seattle, the Hurricanes turned over their entire group, and several accomplished veterans who had their contracts bought out found new homes on a busy day for NHL goaltenders. More than a dozen goalies changed places Wednesday, altering...

Spotlight on Hurricanes, Avalanche with free agency looming

Jul. 25, 2021 01:32 AM EDT

Hours after signing Norris Trophy finalist defenseman Cale Makar to a long-term contract, Joe Sakic still is not sure the Colorado Avalanche will be able to bring back captain Gabriel Landeskog and starting goaltender Philipp Grubauer. “I don’t know,” Colorado's...

Canadiens' Price left unprotected for Kraken expansion draft

Jul. 18, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

After backstopping the Montreal Canadiens to the Stanley Cup Final, Carey Price has been left unprotected for the Seattle Kraken expansion draft. Price could become the face of the NHL's 32nd franchise if general manager Ron Francis and his staff decide to take on one of...

NHL's expansion struggles changed with Vegas and now Seattle

Jul. 15, 2021 15:51 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — When the NHL hit the accelerator on expansion some 30 years ago it brought hockey to untapped markets, warm weather destinations and established a footprint throughout all corners of North America. It also created some pretty terrible teams and wins were...

Lightning GM: Kucherov played Final with broken rib

Jul. 13, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Julien BriseBois confirmed on Tuesday that star forward Nikita Kucherov played in the Stanley Cup Final with a non-displaced rib fracture. Kucherov was hurt on a cross-check during Game 6 of the conference final...