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Alfredsson Won't Open Camp With Wings

Daniel Alfredsson won't be with the Red Wings when they open camp Thursday. Whether his NHL career continues is also in question.

The 41-year-old winger had some back issues while skating earlier this month. He's been off the ice for more than a week.

Via ESPN.com

Ducks Re-Sign Devante Smith Pelly

The Ducks have re-signed restricted free-agent winger Devante Smith-Pelly to a two-year contract, the club announced Tuesday.

The deal is worth $800,000 per season, a source told ESPN.com.

Via ESPN.com

DeKeyser Re-Signs With Red Wings

The Red Wings have re-signed restricted free-agent blue-liner Danny DeKeyser to a two-year contact, the team announced Tuesday.

A source told ESPN.com the deal is worth $4.375 million; $2.125 million this upcoming season and $2.25 million next year.

Via ESPN.com

Bruins To Limit Lucic In Training Camp

Bruins forward Milan Lucic spent the majority of the offseason with a cast on his left wrist after having surgery last May.

He told reporters Monday at Ristuccia Arena that he will remain limited for training camp as he continues to regain strength in the wrist, which he injured during Game 1 of the second round Stanley Cup playoff series against the Canadiens.

Via ESPN.com

Canadiens To Play Without A Captain

After months of speculation regarding who would wear the revered "C" this season for the Canadiens, the team decided to go a different route altogether and name four alternate captains.

On Monday, the team announced that forwards Max Pacioretty, Tomas Plekanec, P.K. Subban, and Andrei Markov, will serve as team alternates -- only the second time in team history that the club has been without a captain.

Via ESPN.com

NHL 'Divers' Face Steeper Fines

Repeat offenders for diving and their coaches will face increasingly steeper fines as part of a series of rule changes announced by the NHL.

Starting with players' fourth diving offenses, coaches will begin getting fined, too.

Other rules changes announced by the league on Thursday focus on overtime, shootouts, penalties, video review, faceoffs and the trapezoid behind the net.

Via ESPN.com

Ovechkin: 'Everything Feels Fine'

Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin says his right knee, injured at the hockey world championship, is fine and he's been working out for the past month or so.

Speaking to reporters Thursday, about a week before training camp opens, the three-time NHL MVP said, "My knee doesn't bother me."

Ovechkin added: "Everything feels fine and 100 percent."

Via ESPN.com

Niederreiter Signs Three-Year Deal With Wild

The Wild have signed right wing Nino Niederreiter to a three-year contract.

The Wild announced the deal Thursday but did not disclose financial terms. A source confirmed to ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun that the deal is worth $8 million.

Via ESPN.com

Rangers, Moore Agree To One-Year Deal

The stalemate between the Rangers and defenseman John Moore has ended, with the 23-year old restricted free agent agreeing to terms on a one-year deal, a source confirmed to ESPN.com.

The deal is worth what would have been his original qualifying offer of $850,500, the source confirmed.

Via ESPN.com

Koivu Retires After 18-Year NHL Career

Saku Koivu retired Wednesday after an 18-year NHL career with the Ducks and the Canadiens, according to an ESPN.com report.

The four-time Finnish Olympic medalist and cancer survivor announced his decision through the NHL players' association. The Ducks decided they wouldn't attempt to re-sign Koivu earlier in the summer.

Via ESPN.com