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Wild agree to terms with defenseman Jon Merrill

Jul. 29, 2021 22:31 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild agreed to terms Thursday with defenseman Jon Merrill on a one-year, $850,000 contract, the third veteran they've added to the blue line in free agency. The 29-year-old Merrill had five assists and 70 blocked shots in 49 games...

Stars add 2 more free agents after opening flurry of moves

Jul. 29, 2021 15:28 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Stars signed two more free agents Thursday, inking defenseman Jani Hakanpaa and veteran forward Michael Raffl a day after opening free agency with a flurry of moves. Hakanpaa, who split last season between Anaheim and Carolina, signed a...

Stars open free agency by signing veterans Suter and Holtby

Jul. 28, 2021 22:14 PM EDT

The Dallas Stars opened free agency Wednesday by signing three-time All-Star defenseman Ryan Suter and former Stanley Cup champion goaltender Braden Holtby, a pair of veterans whose contracts were bought out by their previous teams. Suter got a $14.6 million, four-year...

Flyers GM Fletcher sets course for overdue roster overhaul

Jul. 27, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cam Atkinson was a Philadelphia Flyer for all of about 30 minutes when he popped on a video call wearing a Gritty T-shirt. At the pace general manager Chuck Fletcher has flipped the roster this month, the googly-eyed mascot is suddenly about the longest-tenured -- uh,...

Flyers trade Voracek to Blue Jackets on busy Day 2 of draft

Jul. 24, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

A familiar bearded face is going back to Columbus, and the Blue Jackets' longest tenured player is off to Philadelphia. The player the Flyers got back? Well, Cam Atkinson is already in love with Philly’s favorite, familiar orange-bearded face. The...

Isles acquire Panik, 2nd-round pick from Red Wings for Leddy

Jul. 16, 2021 20:39 PM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders acquired forward Richard Panik and a second-round draft pick this year from the Detroit Red Wings on Friday for defenseman Nick Leddy. Detroit will retain 50% of Panik’s salary. Panik has 88 goals and...

Ryan Graves hopes to be shutdown defenseman for NJ Devils

Jul. 16, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

New Jersey Devils general manager Tom Fitzgerald has been talking to Colorado counterpart Joe Sakic for almost two years about acquiring defenseman Ryan Graves. They could never seem to agree on a price — that is, until the NHL expansion draft for the Seattle Kraken...

Lightning GM: Kucherov played Final with broken rib

Jul. 13, 2021 14:00 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Julien BriseBois confirmed on Tuesday that star forward Nikita Kucherov played in the Stanley Cup Final with a non-displaced rib fracture. Kucherov was hurt on a cross-check during Game 6 of the conference final...

Blackhawks trade Keith to Oilers for Jones, 3rd-rounder

Jul. 12, 2021 22:17 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Duncan Keith is heading to the Edmonton Oilers in the latest departure of a cornerstone player from the Chicago Blackhawks' Stanley Cup core, a move that could help the club speed up a long-term rebuild. Chicago traded Keith, a two-time Norris Trophy...

Champion Lightning ace final exam on 'last day of school'

Jul. 08, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla (AP) — With the clock ticking on their time together, the defending champion Tampa Bay Lightning talked about what they already knew was their last Stanley Cup run as a group. They talked about it midway through the playoffs. They talked about it on the verge...