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Sharks Trade Demers To Stars For Dillon

The Sharks have traded defenseman Jason Demers and a future draft pick to the Stars for defenseman Brenden Diillon.

The Stars will get a third-round pick in the 2016 draft in Friday's deal.

The 24-year-old Dillon has nine goals and 17 assists in 149 career games with Dallas.

Via ESPN.com

Slava Voynov's Suspension Will Be Continued Indefinitely

The NHL announced today that the existing terms of its suspension of Los Angeles Kings’ Player Slava Voynov will be continued indefinitely.

However, in light of the uncertain and potentially extended period of time that the legal process may entail, the NHL and NHLPA have agreed to permit the Kings to replace Mr. Voynov’s Salary and Bonuses pursuant to the Bona Fide Long-Term Injury Exception under the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Via Press Release

Stars Sign Spezza To Four-Year, $30M Deal

The Stars have signed center Jason Spezza to a four-year contract extension worth $30 million, the team announced Friday.

The deal also includes a no-trade clause, a source told ESPN.com on Friday.

Via ESPN.com

Ducks Trade Allen To Habs For Bourque

The Ducks announced today that the club has acquired left wing Rene Bourque from the Canadiens in exchange for defenseman Bryan Allen.

Bourque, 32, has appeared in 573 career NHL games with Montreal, Calgary and Chicago, collecting 278 points with 474 penalty minutes. The wing has also played 27 career Stanley Cup Playoff games with Montreal and Calgary, scoring 15 points. 
Allen, 34, has scored 135 points with 837 PIM in 716 career NHL games with Anaheim, Carolina, Florida and Vancouver. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim on July 1, 2012, Allen collected 17 points with a +21 rating and 113 PIM in 115 games as a Duck. 

Via Press Release

Dupusis Has Blood Clot, Out Six Months

Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis has a blood clot in one of his lungs and is expected to miss at least six months, the team announced Wednesday.

The clot was discovered Monday after the 35-year-old complained of "discomfort in his chest," according to a news release issued by the team.

Via ESPN.com

Jackets Claim Kevin Connauton Off Waivers From Stars

The Blue Jackets have claimed defenseman Kevin Connauton off waivers from the Stars and assigned defenseman Frederic St-Denis to the AHL’s Springfield Falcons, club GM Jarmo Kekalainen announced today.

Connauton has registered one goal and nine assists for 10 points with 22 penalty minutes in 44 career NHL games, all during the past two seasons with the Stars. 

Via Press Release

Hawks' van Riemsdyk Out Two-To-Three Months

Blackhawks rookie defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk is expected to miss two to three months with a lower-body injury, according to a source.

Via ESPN.com

Burns, Hasek, Forsberg, Modano, Blake Join HOF

Pat Burns went into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday night along with Dominik Hasek, Peter Forsberg, Mike Modano, Rob Blake and referee Bill McCreary, according to an ESPN.com report.

Via ESPN.com

Wild Place Josh Harding On Waivers

The Wild activated goaltender Josh Harding off injured reserve Monday, but subsequently placed the 30-year-old on waivers.

The team announced the news via its official Twitter account Monday morning.

Via ESPN.com

Bettman: No NHL Expansion Vote

During a meeting with the media following a sports conference in Toronto, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman shot down speculation that the league's owners will vote on expansion at the December board of governors meeting.

The topic of expansion has heated up, with Las Vegas and Seattle the front-runners to land a franchise, but Bettman continues to stress publicly that nothing is imminent.

Via ESPN.com