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Wild re-sign goalie Kaapo Kahkonen to 2-year contract

Oct. 12, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild re-signed goalie Kaapo Kahkonen to a two-year contract on Monday to avoid salary arbitration. Kahkonen went 25-6-3 with a 2.07 goals-against average, a .927 save percentage and seven shutouts in 34 games for Iowa in the AHL this season, winning the league's award...

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2020, file photo, Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby (70) reaches for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Washington. The Vancouver Canucks signed Holtby to an $8.6 million, two-year deal after letting Jacob Markstrom leave in free agency. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Lightning among losers, Flames with winners in free agency

Oct. 10, 2020 2:42 AM EDT

The Tampa Bay Lightning won the Stanley Cup and lost a lot on Day 1 of NHL free agency. The Lightning simply could not afford to keep a trio of role players: defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, center Tyler Johnson and center Carter Verhaeghe. Johnson was put on waivers while Shattenkirk and Verhaeghe left the...

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2019, file photo, Vegas Golden Knights' Paul Stastny skates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues in St. Louis. Stastny is returning to the Winnipeg Jets after being acquired in a trade with the Vegas Golden Knights in a move completed hours before the NHL’s free-agency signing period opened on Friday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Goalies get shuffled in NHL free agency; Lightning depleted

Oct. 9, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

It didn’t take long for the bubble to begin bursting on the Tampa Bay Lightning's Stanley Cup party. The effects of a flat salary cap took its toll on the Lightning less than two weeks after winning their second Stanley Cup. Tampa Bay bid farewell to defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk, who signed with Anaheim,...

FILE - In this March 28, 2018, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, with New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist (30), of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Washington. Lundqvist signed with the Capitals when free agency opened Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Lundqvist to Caps, goalie carousel spins in NHL free agency

Oct. 9, 2020 11:13 PM EDT

Nets around the NHL will look very different next season after a flurry of musical goaltenders in free agency. Henrik Lundqvist is joining a team he tormented in the playoffs for years, Braden Holtby is leaving the franchise he led to the Stanley Cup, Jacob Markstrom got big bucks to join the Battle of Alberta...

FILE  - In this Feb. 16, 2020, file photo, St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo plays against the Nashville Predators in the first period of an NHL hockey game, in Nashville, Tenn. The NHL is embarking on a free agent period like never before in hockey history. Defensemen Alex Pietrangelo and Torey Krug and winger Taylor Hall headline a talented free agent class. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

No Frenzy? NHL free agency an unknown given flat salary cap

Oct. 8, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

After an easy decision atop the NHL draft, general manager Jeff Gorton doesn't know what his New York Rangers or any team will do when free agency opens on Friday. “I don’t think it’ll be like last year, that’s for sure," Gorton said. It won't be like any year in the history of NHL...