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Martin Brodeur To Tryout With Blues

The NHL's winningest goalie, Martin Brodeur is headed to St. Louis for a tryout.

Brodeur will be at Blues practice Friday to begin working out with the team. 

"The Blues called us about the possibility of me going in there and having a couple of days of practice and to kind of have a mutual feel for each other and see where that takes us," Brodeur told ESPN.com via phone from New Jersey.

Via ESPN.com


NHL Suspends Ryan Garbutt, Adam Lowry

Stars forward forward Ryan Garbutt has been suspended for two games by the NHL while Jets forward Adam Lowry received a one-game ban for separate incidents this week, according to an ESPN.com report.

Via ESPN.com


Alfredsson To Retire In Ottawa

 Daniel Alfredsson, the former Senators captain, will announce his retirement next Thursday in Ottawa, where he began his All-Star career in 1995-96, a source confirmed to ESPN.

Via ESPN.com



Forbes: Maple Leafs Remain Most Valuable NHL Franchise

According to Forbes, the NHL now boasts three teams valued at $1 billion or more.

For the ninth straight year, the Maple Leafs topped the list of most valuable franchises, with an estimated value of $1.3 billion. The Rangers ($1.1 billion) and Canadiens ($1 billion) also hit that mark as the magazine conducted its annual analysis of team finances.

The NHL's average team value rose 18.6 percent to $490 million.

Via ESPN.com


Marc-Andre Fleury Celebrates 300th Career Victory

The Penguins needed overtime to beat the Bruins 3-2 on Monday night on Evgeni Malkin's goal 32 seconds into the extra session, and the club celebrated Marc-Andre Fleury's 300th career victory, according to an ESPN.com report.

Via ESPN.com


Longtime NHL Coach Pat Quinn Dies At 71

Longtime NHL coach Pat Quinn died Sunday night at Vancouver General Hospital after battling a long illness. The two-time Jack Adams Award winner was 71 years old.

"Whether he was playing for a team, coaching a team or building one, Pat Quinn was thoughtful, passionate and committed to success," NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said in a statement released Monday. "Pat's contributions to hockey, at every level, reflected the skills he possessed and the great respect with which he treated the sport.

"The National Hockey League, one of the many organizations to benefit from his devoted service, sends heartfelt condolences to Pat's loved ones and his many friends around the hockey world."

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


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


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