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Convincing Hall to stay is a Devil of a task for New Jersey

Jul. 15, 2019 2:24 AM EDT

After the New Jersey Devils acquired P.K. Subban, Taylor Hall texted Ray Shero a green checkmark. "Like, 'Check that box off,'" Shero said. "I guess that's good." The Devils have a much longer checklist to complete to convince Hall to re-sign and not leave as a free agent next summer. There is no rush from either...

Dallas Stars give Dickinson 2-year deal after solid season

Jul. 11, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Stars have re-signed center Jason Dickinson to a $3 million, two-year contract, bringing back an emerging leader after he established career highs in scoring and playing time. Dickinson was a solid playoff performer in his postseason debut as the Stars reached the second...

Avalanche sign coach Jared Bednar to 2-year extension

Jul. 9, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche agreed to a two-year contract extension with coach Jared Bednar after guiding the team to back-to-back playoff appearances. His contract runs through the 2021-22 season, the team announced Tuesday. Bednar is 103-116-27 in three seasons at the helm of the Avalanche. He...

Sabres sign F Johansson to 2-year deal

Jul. 6, 2019 12:37 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Marcus Johansson has signed a two-year contract with Buffalo, giving new Sabres coach Ralph Krueger another option for his lines. Johansson played for New Jersey and Boston last season, finishing with 13 goals and 17 assists in 58 games. The 28-year-old forward also had four goals and...

Central Recasting: Division rivals ready to challenge Blues

Jul. 2, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

The NHL isn't a copycat league. It's a response league. After the big and gritty St. Louis Blues muscled their way to the Stanley Cup, division rivals have responded in different ways. The Nashville Predators inked top free agent center Matt Duchene ; the Dallas Stars beefed up with tough, playoff-tested scorers...

Stanley Cup champion Blues re-sign forward Sammy Blais

Jul. 2, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues have re-signed restricted free agent Sammy Blais to an $850,000, one-year contract. Blais had a goal and two assists in 15 playoff games to help St. Louis win the Stanley Cup. The 23-year-old forward had two goals and two assists over 32 regular season games for the...

Jackets look to reassemble pieces after free agent losses

Jul. 2, 2019 3:08 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets watched three of their best players leave for other teams on the opening day of free agency and did relatively little to fill the holes. When the dust settled after Monday's comings and goings, many questions remained about whether general manager Jarmo...

Rangers, Panthers, Predators winners early in free agency

Jul. 2, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

The New York Rangers, Florida Panthers and Nashville Predators came out ahead on Day 1 of NHL free agency, signing the best players available to seven-year contracts. If Artemi Panarin , Sergei Bobrovsky or Matt Duchene can help their new team win the Stanley Cup, it will go against a trend. Teams that have made...

Predators invest in their offense by signing Matt Duchene

Jul. 1, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

The Nashville Predators took a big step toward boosting their offense Monday by signing Matt Duchene away from the Columbus Blue Jackets, paying a big price to land a forward they had long targeted. Duchene received a seven-year contract worth $56 million. He will be expected to spark the Predators' scoring...

The Latest: New York Rangers land top free agent Panarin

Jul. 1, 2019 1:37 PM EDT

The Latest on NHL free agency (all times Eastern): 1:15 p.m. The New York Rangers have landed the biggest fish in free agency by agreeing to terms with winger Artemi Panarin. The team announced the contract with Panarin on Monday, about an hour after the market opened. The New York Islanders and Florida Panthers...