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Trades start likely overhaul for disappointing Blue Jackets

Apr. 13, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — General manager Jarmo Kekalainen sees the overhaul of the Columbus Blue Jackets as “an opportunity to reload" rather than a rebuilding job. Whatever he wants to call it, the Blue Jackets already look different after the trade deadline. The...

Lightning and Maple Leafs among NHL trade deadline winners

Apr. 13, 2021 03:16 AM EDT

The defending Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning went into the NHL trade deadline without much money to make a move. As the league's best teams often do, the cash-strapped Lightning found a way to improve their chances of winning with a shrewd deal. ...

Blackhawks push for playoff spot after active trade deadline

Apr. 13, 2021 03:14 AM EDT

Mattias Janmark, Carl Soderberg, Matthew Highmore and Lucas Wallmark are out. Brett Connolly, Adam Gaudette, Riley Stillman and Vinnie Hinostroza are in, along with an assortment of prospects and draft picks. Balancing a surprising season with a focus...

Divisional arms races heat up at NHL trade deadline

Apr. 12, 2021 23:56 PM EDT

Thank divisional play through the first two rounds of the playoffs for a little extra spice at the NHL trade deadline. As much as hockey executives like to say they worry only about making their own team better, several of the big moves executed Monday turned out to be...

Bruins bolster playoff push, acquire Taylor Hall from Sabres

Apr. 12, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Forward Taylor Hall hopes a fresh start with the Boston Bruins can boost his confidence after three dreadful months with the Buffalo Sabres. The opportunity to join a team making a late-season playoff push should help after the NHL’s 2018 MVP was...

Quarantine requirements make for uneven NHL trade deadline

Apr. 12, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

Nick Foligno is leaving his family back in Columbus to join Toronto and will have to isolate for seven days before getting on the ice for the Maple Leafs. He will miss at least five games. Taylor Hall hopped in his car to drive from Buffalo to Boston and expected to be in...

The Latest: Hurricanes, Ducks swap defensemen

Apr. 12, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

The Latest on the NHL trade deadline (all times Eastern): 5 p.m. The Carolina Hurricanes have traded defenseman Haydn Fleury to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenseman Jani Hakanpaa and a sixth-round draft pick in 2022. ...

Carter's coming: Penguins acquire veteran forward from Kings

Apr. 12, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jeff Carter wasn't planning on leaving Los Angeles. The veteran forward put down roots during a decade with the Kings, a highly successful run that included a pair of Stanley Cups. Then Pittsburgh general manager Ron Hextall called early Monday morning...

Blue Jackets trade Foligno to Maple Leafs in 3-team deal

Apr. 11, 2021 23:01 PM EDT

Nick Foligno's time in Columbus is over, with the Blue Jackets trading their longtime captain to the Toronto Maple Leafs to chase the Stanley Cup. Columbus received a 2021 first- and 2022 fourth-round pick from Toronto as part of the three-team trade completed Sunday,...

Lundqvist won't play this season after heart inflammation

Apr. 11, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist is abandoning a long-shot attempt to return from open-heart surgery in time to play for the Washington Capitals this season after a checkup last week showed some inflammation. Lundqvist tweeted Sunday that the inflammation around his...