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Flames Acquire Michael Stone From Coyotes For Two Draft Picks

Feb 21, 2017 2:12 AM

The Flames have acquired defenseman Michael Stone from the Coyotes in exchange for a third-round draft pick and a conditional fifth-round pick.

The Coyotes retain half of Stone's salary and cap hit, sources told ESPN. Stone is a pending unrestricted free agent on July 1, and if he re-signs with Calgary, the Coyotes get the fifth-round pick in 2018. The third-round pick is in the 2017 draft.

Stone, 26, has one goal and nine assists in 45 games this season.

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Tags: Calgary Flames, Phoenix Coyotes, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Leafs Acquire Sergey Kalinin From Devils

Feb 18, 2017 5:31 PM

The Maple Leafs announced today that the club has acquired forward Sergey Kalinin from the Devils in exchange for defenceman Viktor Loov. Kalinin will report to the Toronto Marlies (AHL).

Kalinin, 25, has skated in 43 regular season games with the Devils this season, collecting four points (two goals, two assists). In 121 career NHL games over the last two seasons, he has registered 19 points (10 goals, nine assists) and 48 penalty minutes.

Loov, 24, appeared in 41 games with the Toronto Marlies this season, registering six points. Loov has skated in four career NHL games and is a former 7th round draft pick (2012) of the Maple Leafs.

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Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, New Jersey Devils, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Olli Maatta Out Six Weeks After Hand Surgery

Feb 17, 2017 5:08 PM

Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta is out six weeks after undergoing surgery on his left hand.

The team announced that Maatta had surgery on Friday. He injured the hand in the second period of Thursday night's 4-3 overtime victory against the Jets. 

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Sidney Crosby Joins NHL's 1,000-Point Club

Feb 17, 2017 1:22 AM

Sidney Crosby is the newest member of the NHL's 1,000-point club.

The Pittsburgh Penguins star became the 86th player in league history to reach 1,000 career points when he assisted on Chris Kunitz's goal 6:28 into the first period of Thursday night's 4-3 overtime win over the Jets.

In addition to that point, Crosby added another assist and scored the game-winner.

Crosby's points total stand at 633 assists to go with 369 goals in 757 games, making him the 12th fastest to the mark.

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Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Winnipeg Jets, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Julien: Canadiens Don't Need Drastic Changes

Feb 16, 2017 12:58 PM

Claude Julien's first goal as the new Canadiens coach will be to "create some pride" in the slumping club as he returns behind the bench.

But Julien, who was hired Tuesday to replace Michel Therrien, said he plans to "fix and tweak" the team's play, rather than make drastic changes, to guide it back to winning ways.

"We're going to play as a team, we're going to play with some pace, we're going to create some pride in all aspects of our game," he told reporters Wednesday during a conference call from Boston. "All the other adjustments system-wise, I'm going make them, but you can't come in the middle of the season and change everything."

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Kings Send Tom Gilbert To Capitals For Draft Pick

Feb 15, 2017 1:02 PM

The Los Angeles Kings have received a conditional fifth-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft from Washington in exchange for defenseman Tom Gilbert, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.

Gilbert, 34, appeared in 18 games this season with the Kings, recording five points and six penalty minutes. He was signed by the Kings as an unrestricted free agent, July 1, 2016.

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Blues Place Paul Stastny On IR With Lower-Body Injury

Feb 14, 2017 5:47 PM

The St. Louis Blues have placed forward Paul Stastny on injured reserve with a lower-body injury.

The Blues on Tuesday said Stastny was injured during a overtime win last Thursday in Toronto.

Stastny, 31, is in his third season with the Blues. He is tied for fourth on the team with 35 points (15 goals, 20 assists) in 54 games.

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Canadiens Fire Coach Michel Therrien

Feb 14, 2017 5:41 PM

The Canadiens have fired Michel Therrien and have named Claude Julien, the recently fired coach of the Bruins, as his replacement.

"I would like to sincerely thank Michel for his relentless work with the Montreal Canadiens over his eight seasons behind the bench, including the last five seasons when we worked together," general manager Marc Bergevin said Tuesday.

"The decision to remove Michel from his coaching duties was a difficult one because I have lots of respect for him. I came to the conclusion that our team needed a new energy, a new voice, a new direction. Claude Julien is an experienced and well respected coach with a good knowledge of the Montreal market. Claude has been very successful as an NHL coach and he won the Stanley Cup. Today we hired the best available coach, and one of the league's best. I am convinced that he has the capabilities to get our team back on the winning track."

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Henrik Lundqvist Records 400th Win

Feb 12, 2017 3:05 AM

Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves for his 400th career win, and the New York Rangers earned their fifth consecutive victory by beating the Colorado Avalanche 4-2 on Saturday.

Lundqvist is the 12th goaltender in NHL history with at least 400 wins and the first European-born goaltender to reach the mark.

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Martin Havlat Retires After 14 NHL Seasons

Feb 9, 2017 1:43 AM

Martin Havlat has announced his retirement after putting up 594 points in 790 NHL games over 14 seasons.

Nicknamed "Mach 9" for his skating prowess, Havlat played for the Senators, Blackhawks, Wild, Sharks, Devils and Blues. The 35-year-old announced his retirement on Wednesday through the NHL Players' Association.

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Bruins Fire Coach Claude Julien
Assistant coach Bruce Cassidy takes over as interim head coach of the Bruins.

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NHL Names Aho, Granlund, Budaj 'Three Stars' For The Week
Hurricanes right-wing Sebastian Aho tied for the League lead with four goals, including two game-winning tallies last week.

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Robby Fabbri Tears ACL, Done For Season
Blues forward Robby Fabbri will miss the rest of the season with an ACL injury to his left knee.

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NHL Eyeing Games In Sweden, China
The NHL and NHLPA are close to finalizing two international events next season.

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Patrick Marleau Scores 500th Career Goal
Patrick Marleau scored his 500th goal as the Sharks beat the Canucks 4-1 on Thursday night.

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Blues Fire Coach Ken Hitchcock
The Wild have announced that Mike Yeo has taken over the head coaching duties for the team.

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Rangers Sign Coach Alain Vigneault To Extension
Alain Vigneault's new two-year deal is worth a little more than $4M per season, according to a source.

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Kings Place Matt Greene On IR
Kings defenseman Matt Greene has been experiencing both back problems and a strained groin.

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Isles, Thomas Greiss Agree To Three-Year Deal
Goaltender Thomas Greiss has agreed to a deal worth $10 million, according to a source.

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Bettman: Hurricanes 'Not Moving'
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the league is committed to keeping the team in Raleigh.

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Metropolitan Division Wins NHL All-Star Game
Wayne Simmonds scored the tie-breaking goal and was named MVP of the All-Star Game in Los Angeles.

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Bettman: 'Nothing New' Regarding Next Winter Olympics
There is no formal deadline for the NHL to decide about sending players to South Korea for the next Olympics.

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Gretzky Replaces Tortorella At All-Star Game
Wayne Gretzky will coach the Metropolitan Division team in Sunday's All-Star game in Los Angeles.

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Ducks Sign Goaltender Ryan Faragher To One-Year Deal
Ryan Faragher has gone 6-12-1 in 20 career AHL games with San Diego and Norfolk.

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Tortorella Caring For Deployed Son's Sick Dog
The pet's ailing health is forcing John Tortorella to miss the NHL's All-Star Weekend.

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Matt Duchene Open To Trade From Avs
Avs center Matt Duchene has two years remaining on his current contract.

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Tortorella Dealing With Family Issue, Won't Coach All-Stars
Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella is dealing with a family emergency that requires his personal attention.

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Lightning Acquire Jonathan Racine, Draft Pick From Habs
The Lightning send defenseman Nikita Nesterov to the Canadiens.

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Evgeni Malkin Out Thursday, Will Miss All-Star Game
Penguins star Evgeni Malkin has a lower-body injury, and will be re-evaluated after the All-Star break.

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Sharks Trade Wingels To Sens For Two Prospects, Draft Pick
Trading Tommy Wingels helps clear up some cap space for the Sharks if they want to make another deal before the deadline.

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