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Ducks Sign Nick Ritchie To Three-Year Deal

Oct 18, 2018 1:45 AM

The Anaheim Ducks have signed holdout power forward Nick Ritchie to a three-year contract.

Ritchie had 10 goals and 17 assists in 76 games last season in his second full NHL campaign. The 2014 first-round pick has 26 goals, 33 assists and 171 penalty minutes in 186 career games.

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Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Paul Stastny Could Miss Two Months

Oct 16, 2018 2:11 AM

After initially saying that center Paul Stastny would be out at least three games, the Vegas Golden Knights are now saying he could miss two months with a lower-body injury.

 

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Avs Claim Marko Dano Off Waivers From Jets

Oct 16, 2018 2:08 AM

The Colorado Avalanche have claimed center Marko Dano off waivers from Winnipeg.

The 23-year-old played in 23 games for the Jets last season with two goals and an assist. He was a first-round pick of Columbus in 2013.

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Tags: Colorado Avalanche, Winnipeg Jets, Misc Rumor, Waiver

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Blackhawks Start Season With Five Straight OT Games

Oct 14, 2018 11:10 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks became the first team in NHL history to start the season with five straight overtime games on Saturday.

Alex DeBrincat scored with nine second left in OT to beat the Blues 4-3, the second time this season Chicago has beaten St. Louis in overtime.

The New York Rangers had held the record with four OT games to start the 1997-98 season.

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Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, St Louis Blues, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

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Auston Matthews Scores 10th Goal In Leafs Sixth Game

Oct 14, 2018 12:41 AM

Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews scored his 10th goal in Toronto's sixth game of the season, thanks to a late-third-period tally Saturday night in a 4-2 win over the Capitals.

Matthews joins Mario Lemieux (11 goals in 1988-89) as the only players in the past 30 years with at least 10 goals in their teams' first six games.

 

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Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Washington Capitals, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Austin Matthews Ties NHL Five-Game Goal Record

Oct 12, 2018 1:08 AM

Auston Matthews scored twice for a league-leading nine goals -- tying an NHL record after five games -- and helped the Toronto Maple Leafs beat Detroit Red Wings 5-3 Thursday night.

Matthews joined Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Marleau, Mario Lemieux and Mike Bossy as the only players in the league's modern era to score nine times in their teams' first five games, according to Elias Sports Bureau research. He is one of just 16 players to pull off the feat in NHL history overall.

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Tags: Toronto Maple Leafs, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

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Golden Knights Lose Paul Stastny For Three Games

Oct 10, 2018 5:45 PM

Vegas Golden Knights center Paul Stastny will miss at least three games with an undisclosed lower-body injury.

Coach Gerard Gallant ruled out Stastny for games Wednesday night at the Capitals, Thursday night at the Penguins and Saturday afternoon at the Flyers. Gallant says Stastny was injured Monday in Buffalo.

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Seattle Ownership Group Unveils Plan For Training Facility

Oct 9, 2018 3:03 PM

The ownership group looking to bring an expansion NHL team to Seattle unveiled plans Monday for a $70 million training facility in the northern part of the city.

NHL Seattle CEO Tod Lewieke announced the plans, which include three full-sized rinks and office space to serve as the headquarters for the proposed new franchise. The facility will have 180,000 square feet total and be located near Seattle's Northgate Mall, which is being redeveloped. The location is a short walk from a new light-rail station set to open in a few years and has easy access to Interstate 5.

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Panthers Place Roberto Luongo On IR

Oct 8, 2018 2:23 AM

The Florida Panthers put goaltender Roberto Luongo on injured reserve Sunday, one day after a right knee injury knocked the veteran out of his team's season-opening loss at the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The move will sideline Luongo for at least a week and means that James Reimer will likely start Florida's home opener Thursday against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

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Sharks Place Joe Thornton On Short-Term IR

Oct 7, 2018 1:21 PM

Sharks center Joe Thornton is going on short-term injured reserve after experiencing discomfort in his surgically repaired right knee.

Thornton experienced swelling in the knee and flew back to San Jose to meet with doctors Saturday while the rest of the team headed to the East Coast for a four-game road trip. The earliest Thornton could return would be next Sunday.

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NHLPA Files Appeal Of Tom Wilson's Suspension
Capitals forward Tom Wilson was suspended 20-games for an illegal check to the head.

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Sharks Sign Barclay Goodrow To Two-Year Extension
The deal keeps Barclay Goodrow from becoming a restricted free agent next summer.

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NHL Moving Forward With Seattle's Expansion Plan
The NHL board of governors 'executive committee has recommended proceeding with Seattle's expansion application.

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Maple Leafs Send Connor Carrick To Stars For Draft Pick
The Maple Leafs made the deal on Monday, acquiring a conditional draft pick next year.

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Radim Vrbata Retires After 16 NHL Seasons
Veteran Radim Vrbata scored more than 20 or more goals in a season six times.

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Ducks Claim Pontus Aberg Off Waivers From Oilers
Pontus Aberg has collected 18 points in 68 NHL games with the Predators and Oilers.

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Seattle City Council Approves Renovation Of Key Arena
The Seattle Hockey Partners will present before the NHL Board of Governor's executive committee next week.

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Brian Gionta Retires From NHL, Joins Sabres Front Office
Brian Gionta announced his retirement on Monday after 16 NHL seasons.

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Canadiens Sign Paul Byron To Four-Year Deal
Forward Paul Byron scored 20 goals and had 15 assists with the Canadiens last season.

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Devils Sign Miles Wood To Four-Year, $11M Deal
Devils GM Ray Shero announced the signing of forward Miles Wood on Saturday.

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Mike Green Suffering From Fatigue
The Red Wings will be without defenseman Mike Green for the start of the NHL season.

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Sabres Sign Sam Reinhart To Two-Year, $7.3M Deal
Sam Reinhart was the team's lone offseason holdout before reaching the deal on Wednesday.

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Golden Knights Remain NHLs Hottest Ticket
The Vegas Golden Knights are the most in-demand NHL team for the second year in a row.

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Panthers Name Aleksander Barkov Captain
Aleksander Barkov is taking over for forward Derek MacKenzie as captain.

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Flames Co-Owner Clay Riddell Dies At 81
Clay Riddell, the co-owner of the Calgary Flames died on Saturday.

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Henrik Zetterberg To Retire With Back Injury
Henrik Zetterberg has three years remaining on his contract, with an annual cap hit of $6.083 million.

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Stars Sign Tyler Seguin To Eight-Year, $78.8M Extension
Tyler Seguin had a career-high 40 goals to go with 38 assists last season.

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Sharks Acquire Erik Karlsson From Senators
Erik Karlsson was entering the final year of a seven-year, $45 million contract.

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Columbus Signs John Tortorella To Two-Year Extension
John Tortorella has taken the Blue Jackets to the playoffs each of the past two seasons.

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NHL Suspends Austin Walton 27 Games For Domestic Assault
Austin Walton pleaded no contest in July to a domestic assault charge.

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