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Offseason deals and signings raise expectations for Devils

Sep. 28, 2021 11:52 AM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Devils coach Lindy Ruff doesn't like it when a question starts with the phrase: “You've been around hockey a long time...” It's the equivalent of saying: “Hey, you're old.” At the same time, the 61-year-old...

Blues Sign GM Doug Armstrong to 5-year Extension

Sep. 25, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues signed longtime president of hockey operations and general manager Doug Armstrong to a five-year contract extension Saturday. Armstrong, 57, was named the organization's 11th general manager after the 2009-10 season after joining the...

Seguin, Bishop among recovering Stars back on ice in camp

Sep. 24, 2021 02:44 AM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Tyler Seguin figures he is at a point in his career when he will never be fully healthy again. The Dallas Stars 29-year-old forward is about as close as he can get to that after missing all but three games last season during his rehab and recovery from hip surgery. ...

No Crosby, no Malkin gives Penguins camp an unusual vibe

Sep. 23, 2021 15:58 PM EDT

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have spent the better part of two decades leaning heavily on Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin for well, just about everything. Time to find out — at least in the short term — if the players the three-time Stanley...

NHL to punish unvaccinated players more harshly this season

Sep. 03, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

The NHL plans to punish unvaccinated players more harshly if they test positive for the coronavirus as part of new protocols for the upcoming season. Teams will be able to suspend unvaccinated players without pay if they cannot participate in hockey activities as part of...

Blues, D-man Colton Parayko agree on $52M, 8-year extension

Sep. 01, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Colton Parayko's name is out of trade rumors and in the St. Louis Blues' long-term plans after agreeing to terms Wednesday on a $52 million, eight-year contract. The team's top defenseman was set to become an unrestricted free agent next summer, and his...

McDavid's NHL MVP defense begins with defensive improvement

Aug. 30, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

Connor McDavid did not take much time off after he and the Edmonton Oilers were swept out of the playoffs in the first round. The unanimous NHL MVP returned to the ice in July and worked hard to improve his defensive game with an eye on building off a 105-point season in...

Flyers sign center Sean Couturier to $62M, 8-year extension

Aug. 26, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

Sean Couturier plays more than any other Philadelphia forward in all situations, and now the Flyers can bank on their No. 1 center playing a lot for a long time. Couturier signed a $62 million, eight-year extension Thursday that keeps him under contract through the...

Carolina Hurricanes agree to 8-year deal with Svechnikov

Aug. 26, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

Andrei Svechnikov has played three NHL seasons and reached the playoffs all three times — the last under a coach who was named the NHL's best — while finding himself as a top-line performer. That helps explain why the 21-year-old forward was eager to reach a long-term...

Winnipeg Jets ink forward Andrew Copp to 1-year deal

Aug. 12, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets have agreed to terms with forward Andrew Copp on a one-year contract. The deal is worth $3.6 million for Copp, who had 15 goals and 24 assists in 55 games for the Jets last season, adding two assists in eight playoff games. ...