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Coyle Gets New Deal From Wild

The Wild agreed to terms Wednesday on a five-year, $16M contract extension with right wing Charlie Coyle that lasts through the 2019-20 season, according to an ESPN.com report.

Coyle, 22, said his agents had been working on the deal for the past couple of weeks with the team's front office.

Via ESPN.com

Attorney: Slava Voynov Never Hit Girlfriend

Slava Voynov's attorney says the Kings' defenseman never hit his girlfriend, and he blames Voynov's arrest on a misunderstanding partly caused by the couple's limited English. 

Craig Renetzky is hopeful the NHL will end Voynov's indefinite suspension after reviewing the events that led to Voynov's arrest at a hospital near his home.

"From everything they've both said to me, this didn't amount to a crime," Renetzky said. "I think when the police understand what happened, their impression will be quite different."

Via ESPN.com

Leafs-Senators Game Postponed After Ottawa Shootings

A terrifying situation in the city of Ottawa has resulted in Wednesday night's NHL game between the Maple Leafs and the Senators being postponed.

A Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country's capital was shot to death Wednesday, and gunfire then erupted inside Parliament, authorities said.

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T.J. Brodie Signs Five-Year Deal With Flames

The Flames have signed defenseman T.J. Brodie to a five-year contract extension. 

A source told ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun that the deal is worth an average of $4.65M per season.

The 24-year-old has three goals and four assists in seven games this season for the Flames.

Via ESPN.com

NHL Suspends Voynov For Domestic Violence

Slava Voynov was arrested Monday morning on domestic violence charges and has been suspended indefinitely from the Kings pending a formal investigation by the NHL, according to an ESPN.com report.

Voynov was arrested at 12:45 a.m. PT on Monday by Redondo Beach police, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department website. Reached via email, Redondo Beach city prosecutor Melanie Chivara told ESPN.com that Voynov was the subject of a felony arrest for domestic violence charges.

Via ESPN.com

Canucks' Home Sellout Streak Ends At 474 Games

The Canucks' sellout streak ended at 474 games Saturday night with a less-than-capacity crowd at Rogers Arena in a loss to the Lightning.

The announced attendance on Saturday was 18,647 -- just 223 short of a sellout.

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Penguins Hand Islanders First Loss

The Penguins killed a lengthy 5-on-3 just minutes before Evgeni Malkin and Patric Hornqvist scored power-play goals 55-seconds apart in the second period, helping Pittsburgh hand the New York Islanders their first loss of the season, 3-1 on Saturday night, according to an ESPN.com report.

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Lucic Apologizes For Obscene Gesture

Bruins forward Milan Lucic apologized Saturday for the obscene gesture he made to Canadiens fans during Thursday's loss at Bell Centre.

On Friday, the NHL fined Lucic $5,000. After Saturday's morning skate, Lucic addressed the situation, apologizing to the Bruins, Canadiens and fans of both teams. 

"Obviously, I'm not proud of what I did there," Lucic said. "... I know (Canadiens fans) can get under your skin sometimes, but they are great fans. I apologize for my actions. I regret what I did."

Via ESPN.com

Predators To Host '16 All-Star Game

The Predators will host the 2016 All-Star Game, multiple sources have told ESPN.com.

The formal announcement will be made Friday at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

This year's All-Star Game festivities will Jan. 24-25 in Columbus, Ohio. The Columbus Dispatch recently reported the game and attendant events will provide a $12 million bump to the local economy.

Via ESPN.com

Panthers Suffering Woeful Attendance

The Panthers haven't won any of their first three games and have not been successful at the gate yet this season. Their announced crowd of 7,311 on Monday night was not only a franchise all-time worst, smashing the previous low of 10,063, it was also the smallest attendance figure for an NHL game in almost three years.

"I don't pay attention to that stuff when I'm playing," Panthers veteran goalie Robert Luongo said. "I try to focus on my job. If we want to get some people in the stands, we're going to have to start winning some hockey games."

Through two home dates, the Panthers have drawn 18,730 fans total. Eight teams averaged more than that for home games last season, and entering Tuesday, the Panthers' two home games to date had drawn the two smallest crowds in the league this season.

Via ESPN.com