December 2020 - Hockey Wiretap

Zdeno Charra Leaving Bruins, Signs One-Year Deal With Capitals

Dec 30, 2020 6:46 PM

Zdeno Chara is leaving the Boston Bruins after 14 seasons and signing a one-year free-agent contract with the Washington Capitals.

Chara, 43, will make $795,000 against the salary cap with Washington. He said the Bruins decided to go in a different direction, and the unrestricted free agent was not in their plans.

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Tags: Washington Capitals, Boston Bruins, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Coyotes Sign Derick Brassard To One-Year Deal

Dec 30, 2020 6:43 PM

General Manager Bill Armstrong announced today that the Coyotes have signed forward Derick Brassard to a one-year contract. As per Club policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

“We are very pleased to welcome Derick to our Pack,” said Armstrong. “Derick is an experienced, skilled forward who can play center or wing and contribute offensively. He is also very effective in the face-off circle. We look forward to having him in our lineup this season.”

The 33-year-old Brassard registered 10-22-32 and 16 penalty minutes (PIM) in 66 games with the Islanders in 2019-20.

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Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, New York Islanders, Signing

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Kings Sign Andreas Athanasiou To One-Year, $1.2M Deal

Dec 30, 2020 1:01 AM

The LA Kings signed forward Andreas Athanasiou to a one-year contract worth $1.2 million, according to Vice President and General Manager Rob Blake.

Athanasiou split last season between the Detroit Red Wings and Edmonton Oilers. The 26-year-old forward started the season with the Red Wings, posting 24 points in 46 games. He was traded at the deadline to the Oilers where he posted two points in nine games before the season was cut short. He went scoreless in four games with Edmonton during the postseason.

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Tags: Los Angeles Kings, Signing

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P.K. Subban, Lindsey Vonn End Relationship

Dec 30, 2020 12:52 AM

Lindsey Vonn and P.K. Subban have decided to separate.

The sporting world's power couple took to social media Tuesday to announce the news, which came almost a year to the day after Vonn said she had asked Subban to marry her.

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Tags: New Jersey Devils, Misc Rumor

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Kirby Dach Out 4-5 Months After Wrist Surgery

Dec 29, 2020 1:41 PM

Chicago Blackhawks forward Kirby Dach will miss four to five months after having surgery Monday on his fractured right wrist, the team said.

Dach, playing for Team Canada, was hurt during an exhibition win last week against Russia ahead of the world junior championships.

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Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Jonathan Toews Out Indefinitely With Illness

Dec 29, 2020 1:39 PM

Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews is out indefinitely as he deals with an undisclosed illness.

"This offseason, I've been experiencing symptoms that have left me feeling drained and lethargic," Toews said in a statement from the team. "I am working with doctors so I can better understand my condition.

"Until I can get my health back to a place where I feel I can perform at an elite level and help my team, I will not be joining the Blackhawks for training camp. I do not have a timetable for when I will rejoin the team. I am extremely disappointed, but it wouldn't be fair to myself or my teammates to attempt to play in my current condition."

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Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Injury, Misc Rumor

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Henrik Lundqvist To Undergo Open-Heart Surgery

Dec 28, 2020 11:25 AM

Washington Capitals goaltender Henrik Lundqvist will undergo open-heart surgery to address the issue that will prevent him from playing this season.

Lundqvist announced Monday on Twitter that he will undergo an "aortic valve replacement, aortic root and ascending aortic replacement."

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Tags: Washington Capitals, New York Rangers, Misc Rumor

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Canadiens Sign Corey Perry To One-Year Deal

Dec 28, 2020 11:23 AM

The Montreal Canadiens have signed Corey Perry to a one-year, $750,000 deal, the team announced Monday.

The 35-year-old forward spent last season with the Dallas Stars and tallied five goals and 16 assists in 57 regular season games.

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Tags: Montreal Canadiens, Dallas Stars, Free Agent Rumor, Signing

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Blues Sign Mike Hoffman To Tryout Agreement

Dec 28, 2020 12:36 AM

Mike Hoffman signed a professional tryout agreement with the St. Louis Blues on Sunday, a possible precursor to him getting a contract with them for the NHL season before opening night.

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Lightning Trade Braydon Coburn, Cedric Paquette, Pick To Senators

Dec 28, 2020 12:35 AM

The Stanley Cup champion Tampa Bay Lightning found the salary-cap relief they desperately needed in a trade with the Ottawa Senators on Sunday.

The Lightning sent defenseman Braydon Coburn, forward Cedric Paquette and a second-round selection in the 2022 NHL draft to Ottawa for goaltender Anders Nilsson and forward Marian Gaborik.

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Tags: Tampa Bay Lightning, Ottawa Senators, Official Trade

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Ilya Kovalchuk Returning To KHL, Signing With Avangard Omsk

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Blackhawks, Carl Soderberg Agree To One-Year, $1M Deal

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Coyotes Trade Derek Stepan To Senators For 2021 Pick

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NHL Expecting Canadian Teams To Play Home Games This Season

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Lightning Re-Sign Anthony Cirelli To Three-Year, $14.4M Deal

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Ducks Re-Sign Ryan Miller To One-Year, $1M Deal

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Alex Nylander Out Four-To-Six Months After Knee Surgery

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Devils Re-Sign Mackenzie Blackwood To Three-Year, $8.4M Deal

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Predators Sign Mikael Granlund To One-Year, $3.75 Deal

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NHL Postpones February Outdoor Game In North Carolina

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Nikita Kucherov To Have Hip Surgery, Out For Regular Season

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Devils, Capitals, Predators First To Unveil Helmet Ads

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Capitals Sign Conor Sheary To One-Year Deal

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NHL, NHLPA Tweak Offside Rule, Set COVID-19 Protocols

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Deryk Engelland Retires After 11 NHL Seasons

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NHL, Players Agree To 56-Game Schedule With All-Divisional Play

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Stan Bowman Determined To Get Blackhawks Back On Championship Course

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NHL, NHLPA Reach Tentative Deal For 56-Game Season

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Canadian-Based Teams May Play In United States Due To Health Concerns

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Panthers, Anthony Duclair Agree To One-Year Deal

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