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FILE - In this June 15, 2015, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks' goalie Corey Crawford kisses the Stanley Cup Trophy after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final series in Chicago. The past few weeks have seen several recent Stanley Cup winners get rid of members of their championship core. The Blackhawks moved on from Corey Crawford, the Washington Capitals did the same with Braden Holtby, the Pittsburgh Penguins traded fellow goalie Matt Murray and forward Patric Hornqvist and the St. Louis Blues signing Torey Krug means captain Alex Pietrangelo will sign elsewhere.  (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

Several Stanley Cup winners breaking up championship core

Oct. 10, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

While Braden Holtby saw his split with the Washington Capitals coming, Patric Hornqvist, Corey Crawford and Alex Pietrangelo weren't so lucky. Hornqvist was “blindsided” the Pittsburgh Penguins wanted to trade him. Crawford was “devastated” the Chicago Blackhawks were going in another...

Penguins bring back Rodrigues, sign Jankowski, Currie

Oct. 9, 2020 4:41 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evan Rodrigues is back to where he once belonged. The Pittsburgh Penguins signed the 27-year-old forward to a one-year deal worth $700,000 on Friday, less than two months after Pittsburgh shipped him to Toronto as part of a trade that brought Kasperi Kapanen to Pittsburgh. The Penguins...

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) stands on the ice during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Washington. The Penguins got the action started on the second day of the NHL draft by trading goaltender Matt Murray to the Ottawa Senators. Pittsburgh got a second-round pick, 52nd overall, and forward prospect Jonathan Gruden for Murray. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Trade action heats up at NHL draft ahead of free agency

Oct. 7, 2020 7:11 PM EDT

Two Stanley Cup-winning players got traded, a few others got new contracts and almost 200 prospects got to — virtually — live out their dreams by having their names called on the second day of the NHL draft. It took over seven hours to complete rounds 2-7 Wednesday at the draft held online from 31...

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray (30) stands on the ice during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Washington. The Penguins got the action started on the second day of the NHL draft by trading goaltender Matt Murray to the Ottawa Senators. Pittsburgh got a second-round pick, 52nd overall, and forward prospect Jonathan Gruden for Murray. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Penguins send 2-time Cup-winning goalie Murray to Senators

Oct. 7, 2020 12:28 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Murray's time in Pittsburgh is over. The Penguins sent the two-time Stanley Cup-winning goaltender to Ottawa on Wednesday in exchange for forward prospect Jonathan Gruden and a second-round pick in the 2020 draft. Murray became expendable when Pittsburgh rewarded All-Star Tristan...

Detroit Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader (8) plays against the Calgary Flames in the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Detroit. NHL teams continue to clear salary cap space with free agency starting later this week. The Detroit Red Wings placed forward Justin Abdelkader on unconditional waivers Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, for the purpose of buying out his contract. The Montreal Canadiens did the same with defenseman Karl Alzner, who had been relegated to the minors for much of last season. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Red Wings put Justin Abdelkader on buyout waivers

Oct. 6, 2020 12:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NHL teams continue to clear salary cap space with free agency coming up later this week. The Detroit Red Wings placed forward Justin Abdelkader on unconditional waivers Tuesday for the purpose of buying out his contract. The Montreal Canadiens did the same with defenseman Karl Alzner, who...

Penguins place veteran D Jack Johnson on waivers

Oct. 5, 2020 1:37 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Jack Johnson experiment is over in Pittsburgh. The Penguins placed the 33-year-old defenseman on waivers Monday so it can buy out the remaining three years of the deal he signed with the club in 2018. Johnson signed a five-year, $16.25 million contract with the Penguins in an effort...

FILE - In this March 8, 2020, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Olli Maatta (6) moves the puck away from St. Louis Blues left wing Zach Sanford (12) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago. The Los Angeles Kings have acquired Maatta from the Blackhawks in a trade for minor league forward Brad Morrison. The Kings announced the deal Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, to acquire Maatta, a two-time Stanley Cup champion with Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File)

LA Kings acquire D Määttä from Blackhawks for F Morrison

Oct. 4, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have acquired defenseman Olli Määttä from the Chicago Blackhawks in a trade for minor league forward Brad Morrison. The Kings announced the deal Sunday to acquire Määttä, a two-time Stanley Cup champion with Pittsburgh....

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Justin Schultz (4) tries to handle Montreal Canadiens left wing Tomas Tatar (90) as Penguins goaltender Tristan Jarry (35) makes a save during the second period of an NHL hockey playoff game Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Penguins sign All-Star goalie Jarry to 3-year contract

Oct. 3, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins are putting their faith and their money in goalie Tristan Jarry. The Penguins awarded the first-time All-Star a three-year contract on Saturday. The deal, which carries an average annual value of $3.5 million, likely means Pittsburgh is ready to move on from...

Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn (14) gets his glove over the face of Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jan Rutta (44) during the third period of Game 3 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Like in 2009, back-to-back could tilt this Stanley Cup Final

Sep. 26, 2020 12:28 AM EDT

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Dan Bylsma sees some parallels between this Stanley Cup Final that features games on back-to-back nights and the last time it happened in 2009 when he was the winning coach. After the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Dallas Stars in overtime Friday night, it's right back for Game 5 on...

Penguins trade 2-time Cup winner Hornqvist to Panthers

Sep. 24, 2020 5:50 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patric Hornqvist's grit helped the Pittsburgh Penguins win a pair of Stanley Cups. To keep their championship window opened, they decided it was time to move on without him. The Penguins traded the 33-year-old forward to Florida on Thursday in exchange for Mike Matheson and forward Colton...