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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2020, file photo, Washington Capitals' Brendan Leipsic (28) prepares for a face-off against the Carolina Hurricanes during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C. The Washington Capitals have placed Brendan Leipsic on unconditional waivers to terminate his contract after he made disparaging comments about women and teammates in a private social media chat. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

Capitals cut ties with Leipsic after disparaging comments

May. 8, 2020 12:12 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Washington Capitals on Friday placed Brendan Leipsic on unconditional waivers to terminate his contract after he made disparaging comments about women and teammates in a private social media chat. In a conversation involving his brother and Florida Panthers minor leaguer Jack...

Anaheim Ducks re-sign Djoos, Hakanpää to 1-year contracts

May. 6, 2020 7:10 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have re-signed defensemen Christian Djoos and Jani Hakanpää to one-year contracts. The Ducks announced the deals Wednesday. Djoos will make $1 million next season, and Hakanpää gets $750,000. Djoos had one goal and two assists in nine games with...

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2019, file photo, Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin follows through on a shot against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Tampa, Fla. Possibly losing as many as 13 games with the NHL on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic could leave Ovechkin two short of another 50-goal season and threaten his ability to break Wayne Gretzky’s all-time record. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Can Ovechkin catch Gretzky? 'The Great One' rooting for him

Apr. 19, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

Wayne Gretzky sees a lot of himself in Alex Ovechkin, from the smile on his face each time he steps on the ice to his passion for scoring goals. There are also differences, like Gretzky's sole focus on the NHL growing up in Brantford, Ontario, versus Ovechkin's upbringing in Moscow. “The Great One”...