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Rangers, Cam Talbot Agree To Extension

Dec 21, 2014 2:28 AM

The Rangers have reached a one-year contract extension with goalie Cam Talbot, keeping Henrik Lundqvist's backup away from unrestricted free agency.

The 27-year-old Talbot agreed to a $1.45 million deal for next season. He is earning $575,000 this season.

Talbot is 2-3-1 with a two shutouts in seven games.

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Tags: New York Rangers, Misc Rumor, Terms Agreement

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Blackhawks' Crawford To Play Saturday

Dec 19, 2014 5:25 PM

Goaltender Corey Crawford will start for the Blackhawks against the Blue Jackets on Saturday after missing eight games with a lower-body injury.

Crawford has been out since he injured himself leaving a concert on Dec. 1. He is 12-5-1 this season.

"The timing's there, I'm seeing shots real well," Crawford said after the team's practice on Friday. "I'm good to go. ... I'm going to play [Saturday]."

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Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Jets Send Draft Pick To Canes For Jay Harrison

Dec 18, 2014 11:24 PM

The Jets have acquired defenseman Jay Harrison from the Hurricanes in exchange for a draft pick.

Under terms of the deal announced Thursday, Carolina receives the Jets' sixth-round pick in the 2015 draft. That pick originally belonged to Ottawa.

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Tags: Winnipeg Jets, Carolina Hurricanes, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Flames Sign Coach Hartley To Extension

Dec 18, 2014 3:45 AM

The Flames have signed coach Bob Hartley to a multiyear contract extension, the club announced.

Hartley's current deal was due to expire after the season, according to an ESPN.com report on Wednesday.

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Tags: Calgary Flames, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Panthers Outlast Caps In Longest NHL Shootout

Dec 17, 2014 1:39 AM

Nick Bjugstad took a deep breath before his second attempt in the longest shootout in NHL history.

And when he finally scored, the Panthers had outlasted the Capitals in 20 rounds.

Bjugstad scored the game-winning goal to give the Panthers a 2-1 victory Tuesday night, beating Braden Holtby on the right side with the 40th shot of the tiebreaker. 

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Tags: Florida Panthers, Washington Capitals, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

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Jackets Trade D'Amigo To Sabres For Adam

Dec 16, 2014 5:14 PM

The Blue Jackets have acquired center Luke Adam from the Sabres in exchange for left wing Jerry D’Amigo, club GM Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. The club has assigned Adam to their AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons.

Adam, 24, has posted 15 goals and 11 assists for 26 points with 32 penalty minutes in 87 career NHL games with Buffalo.  He has also recorded 85-96-161 and 181 penalty minutes in 237 career AHL games with the Portland Pirates and Rochester Americans, including 8-12-20 and 24 penalty minutes in 27 contests in 2014-15.


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Tags: Columbus Blue Jackets, Buffalo Sabres, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Oilers Fire Coach Dallas Eakins

Dec 15, 2014 1:05 PM

The Oilers fired coach Dallas Eakins amid a skid that has seen them collect one win in their past 16 games, the team announced Monday.

Eakins was in his second season with the Oilers, 7-19-5 overall this year.

GM Craig MacTavish will act as interim coach.

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Tags: Edmonton Oilers, Misc Rumor

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Blackhawks Trade Morin To Jackets For Erixon

Dec 14, 2014 1:42 PM

The Blackhawks traded forward Jeremy Morin to the Blue Jackets for defenseman Tim Erixon on Sunday, according to an ESPN.com report.

Morin, 23, had been on a conditioning assignment with the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL. 

Morin, who was once considered one of the Blackhawks' top offensive prospects, was expected to play a larger role this season, but never won over Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville. .

Erixon, 23, has one goal, five assists in 19 games for the Blue Jackets this season. 

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Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Columbus Blue Jackets, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Source: Boston Front-Runner To Host 2016 Outdoor Game

Dec 12, 2014 2:07 PM

Boston is the front-runner to host the 2016 Winter Classic outdoor game, a source told ESPN.com, which would make the Bruins the first repeat hosts of the NHL's marquee regular-season game.

 

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Tags: Boston Bruins, Misc Rumor

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Quenneville: Hit On Jonathan Toews 'Dangerous'

Dec 12, 2014 1:41 AM

The Blackhawks apparently dodged a bullet Thursday night as center and captain Jonathan Toews is expected to be OK after leaving the team's win over the Bruins in the second period.

Toews suffered what Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville labeled an upper-body injury on a hard hit into the boards from Bruins defenseman Dennis Seidenberg. 

"He seemed all right. We'll see how he is tomorrow," Quenneville said. "Looks like he's going to be all right."

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Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins, Game Recap, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Ducks Sign Bryzgalov To One-Year Deal
Ilya Bryzgalov returns to the Ducks where he began his NHL career in 2001-02.

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Bettman: NHL Ready To Test Las Vegas
Gary Bettman stressed that this does not tie the NHL to guarantee an expansion team in Las Vegas.

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Senators Fire Coach Paul MacLean
The Senators were off to an 11-11-5 start and are currently 10th in the NHL Eastern Conference.

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Flyers GM: 'Coach Berube Is Safe'
Flyers GM Ron Hextall has no plans of replacing head coach Craig Berube.

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Oilers GM: 'Players Execution Has To Improve'
The 6-15-5 Oilers are in a 11-game winless streak.

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Pens Trade Samuelsson To Coyotes For Klinkhammer
Rob Klinkhammer has scored three goals in 19 games this season for the Coyotes.

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Struggling Oilers Call News Conference For Friday
Oilers GM Craig MacTavish will talk about the status of the team on Friday.

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Julianne Hough Calls Caps' Brooks Laich 'Love Of My Life'
Julianne Hough and NHL star Brooks Laich are dating.

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Daniel Alfredsson Retires From NHL
The Senators signed Daniel Alfredsson to a one-day contract so he could take part in pregame warm-ups with his old team.

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Ducks Trade Blacker To Panthers For Robak
Colby Robak has three assists in 42 career games with the Panthers.

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Kings Sign Martinez To Extension
Alec Martinez has appeared in 221 career NHL regular season games with the Kings.

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Official: Brodeur Signs With Blues
Martin Brodeur signed a one-year deal with the Blues on Tuesday.

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Kings' Voynov Pleads Not Guilty In Arraignment
Slava Voynov has been suspended indefinitely since his arrest but has been skating on his own in El Segundo, California.

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Devils Sign Free-Agent Scott Gomez
Scott Gomez joins the Devils for a second tour in New Jersey.

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Canadiens Sign Gallagher To Extension
Brendan Gallagher has five goals and 12 points in 24 games for Montreal this season.

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Ducks Send Draft Pick To Lightning For Brewer
The Ducks acquired defenseman Eric Brewer from the Lightning on Friday.

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NHL Suspends Ryan Garbutt, Adam Lowry
The NHL has suspended Ryan Garbutt two games, while Adam Lowry received a one-game ban for incidents this week.

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Martin Brodeur To Tryout With Blues
Goalie Martin Brodeur will begin working out with the Blues on Friday

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Alfredsson To Retire In Ottawa
Former Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson began his NHL career in Ottawa in 1995-96.

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Forbes: Maple Leafs Remain Most Valuable NHL Franchise
The NHL's average team value rose 18.6 percent to $490 million, according to Forbes.

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