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10:38 AM ET Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Sabres have assigned rookie forward Arttu Ruotsalainen to Ilves of the Finnish Elite League, part of a series of roster moves made 11 days before they open the season. The 21-year-old Ruotsalainen was an undrafted free agent who signed an entry-level contract with Buffalo in March
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12:32 PM ET ESPN News Services Former New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Dan Girardi has announced his retirement from the NHL after 13 seasons. Girardi appeared in 927 games, finishing with 56 goals, 264 points and a plus-78 rating. He also played in 143 playoff games, four Eastern Conference finals and one
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11:00 AM ET With the 2019-20 NHL regular season just around the corner, here’s a sweet-sixteen round-up of fantasy sleeper and breakout candidates. Reminder: A sleeper is a player who will significantly bypass expectations determined by his average draft position (ADP) in conventional ESPN.com leagues. A breakout performer will see a dramatic increase in production
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11:04 AM ET The Ottawa Senators have reached the basement, but they are banking on one building block, signing promising young defenseman Thomas Chabot to an eight-year extension. The deal, which the team announced Thursday, carries an annual average value of $8 million and keeps him under contract through the 2027-28 season. Chabot is going
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11:02 AM ET Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres defenseman Brandon Montour will miss the remainder of training camp because of a hand injury, and it’s uncertain whether he’ll be ready for the start of the season in two weeks. The Sabres released no details of Montour’s injury on Thursday. The team said it
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7:00 AM ET It was an hour before Game 7 in the 2017 second-round playoff series between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals, and Penguins players were assembled around the visiting locker room preparing for a tense game. Some guys were kicking around a soccer ball, others were stretching, some were zoning out listening to
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9:24 AM ET The Boston Bruins have two of their young, key blueliners under contract for a couple of years, signing restricted free agent Brandon Carlo to a two-year deal Tuesday. The team announced that the contract carries an annual average value of $2.85 million. The Bruins signed defenseman Charlie McAvoy to a three-year, $14.7
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10:41 AM ET The happiest person on Monday, after the NHL Players’ Association announced it wasn’t reopening the current collective bargaining agreement, wasn’t a fan or a player or an owner or a writer, although we all experienced varying degrees of elation at the previously foreign concept of labor peace in the NHL. No, the
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7:07 AM ET The Boston Pride of the National Women’s Hockey League has been purchased by a team of investors, led by Cannon Capital managing partner Miles Arnone. It’s a significant step for the NWHL, which is aiming for sustainability as many of the sport’s top stars have opted to sit out this season. The
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10:43 PM ET The Vancouver Canucks and restricted free agent forward Brock Boeser have agreed to a three-year contract extension, the team announced Monday. The deal holds an average annual value of $5.875 million. “We’re very pleased to have Brock re-sign,” Vancouver general manager Jim Benning said. “He’s a talented player, a key contributor to
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5:46 PM ET Associated Press SEATTLE — The arena for Seattle’s NHL expansion franchise remains on track to open sometime in the summer of 2021. Construction officials said Monday that the entire bowl of the former KeyArena has been demolished and excavation work is ongoing. Officials hope to begin digging down 15 feet from the
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3:25 PM ET The Philadelphia Flyers wrapped up another of their key free agents by signing forward Travis Konecny to a six-year, $33 million deal. “We are happy to have Travis under contract for the next six seasons,” general manager Chuck Fletcher said in a statement. “Travis has shown progression in each of his three
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10:45 AM ET Another top restricted free agent signed with his current team Sunday when defenseman Charlie McAvoy inked a three-year, $14.7 million deal. Bruins general manager Don Sweeney made the announcement that the 21-year-old would remain with the team, just days after training camp began. The Bruins have their first preseason game Monday night
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