Latest NHL Metropolitan Division News

Turner Sports announces NHL game, studio teams for season

Sep. 14, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Liam McHugh, Keith Jones and Anson Carter are joining Turner Sports' NHL coverage, the network said Tuesday as it announced the rest of its coverage team for the upcoming season. McHugh and Jones come over from NBC, which will not be carrying NHL games...

Jimmy Vesey among 3 vets signed by Devils to tryout deals

Sep. 14, 2021 14:41 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Former New York Rangers forward Jim Vesey is among three players the New Jersey Devils have signed to tryout contracts. The Devils also announced Tuesday the signings of center Mark Jankowski and defenseman Tyler Wotherspoon. They will join the team...

Blue Jackets drop assistant coach who won't get vaccinated

Sep. 13, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Columbus Blue Jackets said Monday that the team has replaced an assistant coach who declined to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Sylvain Lefebvre was replaced on coach Brad Larsen's staff by Steve McCarthy because “Lefebvre has decided not to...

Holmgren, McNab, Fischler elected to US Hockey Hall of Fame

Sep. 09, 2021 13:11 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Longtime NHL player, coach and executive Paul Holmgren, retired forward Peter McNab and broadcaster Stan Fischler make up the 2021 class of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. USA Hockey announced the class Thursday. Holmgren, McNab and Fischler...

Penguins' Crosby out at least 6 weeks after wrist surgery

Sep. 08, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins will have to start the season without captain Sidney Crosby. The team announced Wednesday that the two-time Hart Trophy winner will be out at least six weeks after undergoing wrist surgery. General manager...

Kotkaniemi goes to Hurricanes after Canadiens pass on match

Sep. 04, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Jesperi Kotkaniemi is now a member of the Carolina Hurricanes. Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said Saturday the club won’t match Carolina’s one-year, $6.1 million offer for the 21-year-old restricted free agent forward. ...

Flyers sign F Farabee to $30 million, six-year extension

Sep. 02, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers signed forward Joel Farabee to a $30 million, six-year contract extension. Farabee's extension, announced Thursday, kicks in with the 2022-23 season. He was scheduled to become a restricted free agent after this season. ...

State: Newark skirted no-bid laws in $5M ice rink renovation

Sep. 01, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's largest city violated state guidelines when it financed a $5.4 million contract to renovate a public ice skating rink when the cost should have been borne by the entity performing the work, a state comptroller's report released Wednesday concluded. ...

Islanders sign Sorokin, Beauvillier, Palmieri and Cizikas

Sep. 01, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

After Lou Lamoriello was conspicuously quiet for most of the summer, he completed most of the New York Islanders' offseason work Wednesday by signing four players to multiyear contracts. Goaltender Ilya Sorokin got $12 million over three years, homegrown winger Anthony...

Hurricanes tender $6.1M offer sheet to Canadiens' Kotkanemi

Aug. 28, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

The Hurricanes tendered an offer sheet Saturday to Canadiens restricted free agent Jesperi Kotkaniemi, a response to Montreal trying to poach Carolina's Sebastian Aho the same way two years ago. Kotkaniemi signed the offer sheet for $6.1 million for next season. The...