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Islanders keep Anders Lee, sign Varlamov to replace Lehner

Jul. 2, 2019 3:10 AM EDT

From the start of New York Islanders' training camp last September, Anders Lee insisted his impending free agency situation was different from the one John Tavares went through. Ultimately, he proved to be right. Tavares, the face of the franchise since he was drafted No. 1 overall in 2009, bolted for his...

Sabres adding Miller doesn't mean subtracting Ristolainen

Jun. 29, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Sabres general manager Jason Botterill disputed the speculation that adding defenseman Colin Miller in a trade with Vegas directly leads to Buffalo subtracting another defenseman such as Rasmus Ristolainen. "There's going to be rumors because he's a player teams want to go after and...

Sabres owner Pegula tells AP: It's time to start winning

Jun. 29, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Terry Pegula leaned into the table and got directly to the heart of the matter when assessing the more downs than ups he has experienced over eight-plus years of owning the Buffalo Sabres. "The one thing I think about is it's time to start winning. That's why we're here,"...

Vegas deals F Erik Haula to Carolina in cap-relief deal

Jun. 27, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights have traded forward Erik Haula to the Carolina Hurricanes for prospect Nicolas Roy and a conditional fifth-round draft pick in 2020. The 28-year-old Haula played 15 games last season before being lost to a knee injury. Previously he had career highs with 29...

For Berube, accountability led to a Stanley Cup for Blues

Jun. 26, 2019 3:52 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Blues general manager Doug Armstrong had his staff produce a list of coaching candidates after firing Mike Yeo in November. He hasn't looked at it since January. The Stanley Cup champions formally announced a three-year contract extension for coach Craig Berube on Wednesday, officially...

Blues sign coach Craig Berube to 3-year contract extension

Jun. 25, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Blues made official Tuesday what everyone had expected the moment Craig Berube led St. Louis to a remarkable turnaround capped by the first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history. They stripped the interim tag from his title and signed him to three-year contract. Berube had been...

Orpik retires after 15 NHL seasons, 2 Stanley Cup titles

Jun. 25, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

Brooks Orpik called it a career Tuesday after 15 bruising NHL seasons in which he established himself as a big-hitting, shutdown defenseman and won the Stanley Cup twice. The 38-year-old played 1,171 regular-season and playoff games for the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals. He won the Cup with...

Golden Knights sign F William Karlsson to 8-year contract

Jun. 24, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Vegas Golden Knights have signed high-scoring forward William Karlsson to an eight-year contract. The deal has an average annual value of $5.9 million. Karlsson could have become a restricted free agent July 1. The 26-year-old Karlsson had 24 goals and 32 assists in 82 games last...

2018 Capitals, 10 others enter DC Sports Hall of Fame

Jun. 23, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The 2018 Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals are among 11 new entrants into Washington DC Sports Hall of Fame. The Capitals earned entry after bringing the National Hockey League title to Washington for the first time. Owner Ted Leonsis accepted the induction plaque in a ceremony...

Devil of a deal: New Jersey lands P.K. Subban from Nashville

Jun. 22, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The revamp of the New Jersey Devils now includes one of the top defensemen in the NHL to go along with No. 1 overall draft pick Jack Hughes. The Devils made the biggest move of the second day of the NHL draft Saturday before any picks were made by acquiring All-Star P.K....