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Sabres add 1st-round pick in trading Ristolainen to Flyers

Jul. 23, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres launched their offseason overhaul Friday by trading veteran defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen to the Philadelphia Flyers. Buffalo acquired fifth-year defenseman Robert Hagg and the Flyers first-round pick, 14th overall, in a trade...

Rangers buying out Tony DeAngelo, introduce Barclay Goodrow

Jul. 23, 2021 14:03 PM EDT

The New York Rangers are buying out the player they paid to go away and giving the money saved to a back-to-back Stanley Cup champion they hope will improve team chemistry on and off the ice. The Rangers put defenseman Tony DeAngelo on unconditional waivers Friday for the...

Canadiens GM: Weber out next season, career possibly over

Jul. 22, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said captain Shea Weber will not play next season because of injuries and that the defenseman's career may be over. Bergevin said on a video conference Thursday that Weber is dealing with a number of...

Sharks re-sign forward Rudolfs Balcers to 2-year deal

Jul. 22, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have re-signed forward Rudolfs Balcers to a two-year contract before he hit the market as a restricted free agent. The Sharks also signed pending restricted free agent forward Joachim Blichfeld to a one-year deal Thursday. ...

Kraken create nucleus in expansion draft but more to come

Jul. 22, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — For the entirety of his NHL career, anytime Mark Giordano pulled on a jersey there was always a heavy dose of red. When he pulled on the sweater of the Kraken, the only red visible was from the menacing eye in the center of the Seattle logo. ...

NHL roster freeze lifts, flat cap prompts money-saving moves

Jul. 22, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

Carolina traded its playoff starting goaltender to Detroit to avoid arbitration. Philadelphia sent a high draft pick to Arizona to take on a pricey defenseman. The New York Rangers gave a back-to-back Stanley Cup winner a contract reigning champion Tampa Bay never could have afforded. ...

Oft-injured Avalanche forward Matt Calvert retires at 31

Jul. 22, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Calvert announced his retirement Thursday after 11 seasons in the NHL. The oft-injured Calvert was limited to 18 games last season by a variety of injuries, including a concussion. The two-way forward...

Seattle Kraken expansion draft: NHL GMs learned from Vegas

Jul. 22, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

Four years after the Vegas Golden Knights burst into the NHL by making 10 trades at their expansion draft, the Seattle Kraken came away with none. That means no extra prospects, roster players or draft picks stockpiled because another team wanted to give up a certain...

Rangers sign two-time Cup winner Goodrow to 6-year contract

Jul. 22, 2021 15:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Forward Barkley Goodrow, who just finished helping the Tampa Bay Lightning win consecutive Stanley Cups, has signed a six-year contract with the New York Rangers. General Manager Chris Drury announced the signing on Thursday, less than a week after...

Sabres to open NHL draft featuring Michigan, mystery, Kraken

Jul. 22, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

The focus of attention falls squarely on the Buffalo Sabres to kick off an NHL draft heavily themed by Michigan, mystery and the expansion Seattle Kraken. General manager Kevyn Adams isn’t tipping his hand on whether Buffalo will use the No. 1 pick to select defenseman...