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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. ...

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...

Flyers send D Gostisbehere and draft picks to Arizona

Jul. 22, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers shipped one-time cornerstone defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere to the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday, also throwing in two picks in next year's draft to rid themselves of his salary over the next two seasons. Moving on from...

Blackhawks GM Bowman pledges to cooperate with investigation

Jul. 22, 2021 14:45 PM EDT

Chicago Blackhawks executive Stan Bowman pledged Thursday to cooperate with an investigation into allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted two players in 2010. The team’s president of hockey operations and general manager refused to answer a question about...