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Blackhawks Sign Michal Kempny To One-Year Deal

May 28, 2017 10:28 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to a one-year contract with defenseman Michal Kempny.

Kempny was set to become a restricted free agent July 1. The extension runs through the 2017-18 season.

Kempny had two goals and six assists in his first season with the Blackhawks.

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Senators Win To Force Game 7

May 24, 2017 2:23 AM

Just when the Ottawa Senators look as if they're done, they find a way to keep going. 

Facing elimination, they did it once again in beating the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 to force a Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals, this time wiping out an early deficit to push the Penguins to their second elimination game of the postseason.

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Predators Advance To Their First Stanley Cup Final

May 23, 2017 2:26 AM

Pekka Rinne stopped 38 of Anaheim's 41 shots Monday night in a 6-3 victory that sent the Predators to their first Stanley Cup Finals, which begins next Monday in Pittsburgh or Ottawa.

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Penguins In Dominant Game 5 Win

May 21, 2017 7:19 PM

The reigning NHL champion Penguins are now one win away from advancing to their second consecutive Stanley Cup finals. With the way they beat the Senators so convincingly 7-0 in Game 5 on Sunday, new evidence was provided that this banged-up group might have more than enough left in the reserves to pull off a repeat.

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Predators' Aberg Scores Go-Ahead Goal, Then Evaluated For Concussion

May 21, 2017 1:20 AM

Nashville left wing Pontus Aberg had to leave Saturday night's 3-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks to be evaluated for a concussion minutes after he scored the goal that gave the Predators a 2-1 lead in the third period.

Aberg fell face-first to the ice with 11:24 to play in the third period but stayed in the game. After he scored his first career playoff goal, the NHL concussion spotter asked him to go into the locker room for further tests.

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Sharks' Joel Ward Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

May 20, 2017 12:58 AM

Sharks forward Joel Ward had surgery on his injured right shoulder and is expected to be completely healed for the start of next season.

Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said Friday that Ward had dealt with a minor shoulder injury during the season and recently opted for surgery instead of rehab.

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Predators Lose Ryan Johansen For Rest Of Playoffs

May 19, 2017 5:46 PM

The Predators will be without center Ryan Johansen for the remainder of the playoffs due to a left thigh injury he suffered in Game 4 on Thursday night.

In a statement, the team said Johansen needed emergency surgery Thursday night at Vanderbilt Medical Center. He is expected to recover in two to three months.

Johansen has enjoyed a big postseason, with three goals and a team-high 10 assists in 14 games.

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Penguins To Start Matt Murray In Goal

May 19, 2017 1:14 PM

The Penguins will start Matt Murray in goal for Game 4 against the Senators on Friday, coach Mike Sullivan announced.

Marc-Andre Fleury had started every playoff game for the Penguins after Murray was injured in warmups prior to Game 1 of the first round against the Blue Jackets. For most of the Penguins' run, he's been one of their best players, compiling a .924 save percentage in 15 games.

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Pens Will Decide Starting Goalie On Friday

May 19, 2017 12:49 AM

After practice on Thursday, goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury said he didn't know yet if he was starting Friday's game. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said he would stick to his usual routine of announcing the starting goalie on the morning of game day, leaving the mystery open for another day.

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Coyotes Name Steve Sullivan Assistant GM

May 19, 2017 12:43 AM

The Arizona Coyotes have named former player Steve Sullivan as an assistant to general manager John Chayka.

Sullivan will serve as GM for the Tucson Roadrunners of the AHL and oversee the Coyotes' amateur player development staff, according to news release Thursday.

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Wild Owner 'Happily Surprised' By Old Predators Team
Craig Leipold helped bring the Predators into the NHL almost 20 years ago.

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Chiarelli, Dorion, Poile Finalists For Top GM
The NHL announced the finalists for the general manager of the year on Tuesday night.

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Rangers Name Chris Drury GM Of AHL Wolf Pack
Chris Drury has been an assistant GM with the Rangers for the past year.

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Ryan Kesler Won't Let Up On Ryan Johansen
Ryan Kesler has managed to rattle Ryan Johansen as they both prepare for Game 3 in their playoff series.

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Andrej Sekera Out Six To Nine Months With Torn ACL
Oilers defenseman Andrej Sekera is scheduled for surgery this Thursday.

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Capitals May Face Changes After Playoff Failure
Some of the Capitals' unrestricted free agents won't be back next season.

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Sharks Sign Melker Karlsson, Joonas Donskoi To New Deals
Both Melker Karlsson and Joonas Donskoi could have been restricted free agents this summer.

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Stars Sign Ben Bishop To Six-Year, $29.5M Deal
The Stars acquired the rights to Ben Bishop in a trade with the Kings less than a week ago.

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Ovechkin Played With Injury During Playoffs
Russian hockey officials said that Alex Ovechkin would not be able to play at the world championships because of the lower-body injury.

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Sabres Hire Jason Botterill As GM
Jason Botterill is leaving the Penguins as associate GM to build the Sabres into a contender.

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Rangers, Sabres To Play 2018 Winter Classic At Citi Field
The Rangers will take on the Sabres at Citi Field on January 1, 2018.

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Kings Trade Ben Bishop To Stars For Draft Pick
The Kings now have a total of eight picks in this year's NHL Draft on June 23-24.

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Ilya Kovalchuk Interested In Returning To NHL
Ilya Kovalchuk is on the NHL's voluntary retirement list, and could only sign with the New Jersey Devils.

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John Tavares Underwent Hand Surgery
Islanders star captain John Tavares had surgery on his right hand and should recover in time for next season.

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IIHF President Still Talking To NHL, IOC About Olympics
The NHL has said that its players will not participate in next year's Olympics.

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Oilers Lose Andrej Sekera For The Remainder Of Series
Andrej Sekera suffered an undisclosed injury from a hit by Ryan Getzlaf.

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Crosby Returns, But Capitals Beat Penguins In Game 5
Sidney Crosby passed his concussion test and returned to the Penguins' line-up on Saturday night.

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Sidney Crosby Participates In Full Practice
Four days after suffering a concussion, Sidney Crosby was back on the ice with teammates on Friday.

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Vegas Golden Knights Sign Vadim Shipachyov To Two-Year, $9M Deal
Vadim Shipachyov scored 26 goals and had 50 assists in 50 games this season for SKA St. Petersburg in the KHL.

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Jason Zucker Undergoes Surgery
Wild left winger Jason Zucker's surgery went well repairing a muscle in his midsection.

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