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Changing places: Hyman to Edmonton, Chara to Isles

Sep. 27, 2021 03:38 AM EDT

One call from Connor McDavid was all Zach Hyman needed to put unfinished business with the Toronto Maple Leafs behind him upon joining the Edmonton Oilers. Hyman left his hometown team to sign a $38.5 million, seven-year contract with McDavid and the Oilers, who are...

Kraken released: Seattle opens preseason topping Vancouver

Sep. 27, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The concourses of the Spokane Arena were jammed. The merchandise lines snaked through the crowds, causing bottlenecks as fans filed in for their first glimpse of the Seattle Kraken. There seems to be little doubt about the popularity and reach of...

Blues Sign GM Doug Armstrong to 5-year Extension

Sep. 25, 2021 19:54 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues signed longtime president of hockey operations and general manager Doug Armstrong to a five-year contract extension Saturday. Armstrong, 57, was named the organization's 11th general manager after the 2009-10 season after joining the...

Senators acquire F Zach Sanford in trade with Blues

Sep. 25, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Ottawa Senators acquired Zach Sanford on Saturday, sending St. Louis native Logan Brown to the Blues in exchange for the veteran forward. St. Louis also received a conditional 2022 draft pick from Ottawa. Sanford had 10...

French hockey official Luc Tardif elected IIHF president

Sep. 25, 2021 13:03 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — French official Luc Tardif was elected president of the International Ice Hockey Federation on Saturday ahead of the return of NHL players to the Olympics in February. Tardif, who was born and raised in Canada, beat German candidate Franz...

Veteran forward Brian Boyle hoping to catch on with Penguins

Sep. 24, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brian Boyle skated off the ice, visibly and blissfully drained after his first training camp practice in years. The pain — the good kind, the kind that comes when trying to hang with the best hockey players in the world — offered the veteran...

Blackhawks G Lankinen held out because of COVID-19 protocol

Sep. 24, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Kevin Lankinen and forward Mike Hardman were held out of practice Friday because of the NHL's COVID-19 protocol. The announcement on the team's second day of training camp doesn't necessarily mean that either player tested...

Seguin, Bishop among recovering Stars back on ice in camp

Sep. 24, 2021 02:44 AM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Tyler Seguin figures he is at a point in his career when he will never be fully healthy again. The Dallas Stars 29-year-old forward is about as close as he can get to that after missing all but three games last season during his rehab and recovery from hip surgery. ...

Time to get Kraken: Seattle opens first NHL training camp

Sep. 23, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — It didn’t take long for Mark Giordano to get years of seeing red out of his system. The former longtime Calgary Flames defenseman didn’t even flinch Thursday while pulling on the jersey of a different team for the first time in his career. Give an...

Sabres' Jack Eichel fails physical, stripped of captaincy

Sep. 23, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jack Eichel was stripped of his captaincy by the Sabres on Thursday, raising further questions about his future in Buffalo due to a widening rift over how to treat a neck injury that has sidelined the center for six months. With the two sides at a...