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Mike Hoffman Drawing Interest From Multiple Teams

Oct 24, 2020 1:09 AM

Mike Hoffman, one of the top unsigned NHL free agents, has several teams interested in him and would be willing to sign a short-term contract rather than a long-term one, his agent said.

More than a dozen teams are interested in the 30-year-old forward, agent Robert Hooper told The Athletic, including five or six he described at serious.

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Source: Henrik Lundqvist Signing A One-Year Deal With Capitals

Oct 9, 2020 1:55 PM

Henrik Lundqvist is signing a one-year deal with the Washington Capitals, a source confirmed to ESPN.

Lundqvist's 15-year run with the Rangers ended in September when the team bought out the final year of his contract.

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Capitals Eyeing Henrik Lundqvist, Re-Sign Brenden Dillon

Oct 7, 2020 12:45 AM

The Capitals re-signed Brenden Dillon to a $15.6 million, four-year contract Tuesday, an announcement that came minutes after the team said Michal Kempny would miss six to eight months following surgery to repair a torn Achilles tendon. The Capitals have been linked to goaltender Henrik Lundqvist since he was bought out by the Rangers last week, and they could sign him when free agency opens Friday.

"We're looking for a backup veteran goaltender," general manager Brian MacLellan said. "He's a really solid candidate for us."

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Source: Rangers To Buy Out Henrik Lundqvist's Contract

Sep 30, 2020 1:26 AM

The New York Rangers are buying out the final year of star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist's contract to end his 15-year career with the team, a source told ESPN, confirming a report by the New York Post.

Lundqvist, 38, will become an unrestricted free agent, joining a crowded market of veteran goaltenders when the signing period begins on Oct. 9.

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Senators Won't Re-Sign Craig Anderson

Sep 23, 2020 3:12 PM

The Ottawa Senators have told longtime goaltender Craig Anderson they will not re-sign him in free agency, general manager Pierre Dorion announced Wednesday.

"He's the best goalie we've ever had," Dorion told reporters, according to TSN. "It's time for us to take another direction, and we thank him for everything he did."

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GM Guerin: Wild Will Not Resign Mikko Koivu

Sep 18, 2020 1:44 PM

Mikko Koivu's extraordinary career with the Minnesota Wild is over.

General manager Bill Guerin said Friday the team will not resign Koivu, whose contract is expiring.

Koivu, 37, is the only full-time captain the club has had -- he was appointed in 2009 after the role was rotated monthly over the first nine years of the franchise. He is the all-time Wild leader in games, assists, points and several other categories,

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NHL Moves Up Draft To October 6-7; Free Agency To Begin October 9

Sep 11, 2020 6:30 PM

The NHL on Friday moved its draft up to Oct. 6-7 and set an Oct. 9 start for free agency.

The first round of the draft will be Oct. 6, with the New York Rangers on the clock and Alexis Lafreniere the consensus top option for the No. 1 pick. The remaining rounds will take place Oct. 7, and all the drafting will be done virtually.

Free agency begins at noon Eastern two days later. And after the league and NHL Players' Association agreed to a collective bargaining agreement extension, there won't be an interview period in the days leading to the start of the free-agent frenzy.

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Canadiens Sign Ilya Kovalchuk For The Rest Of The Season

Jan 5, 2020 1:36 AM

Ilya Kovalchuk will play for the Montreal Canadiens for the rest of the season after the 36-year-old Russian winger signed a two-way contract Friday for the league minimum, which will pay him $700,000 in the NHL and $70,000 in the AHL.

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Veteran Patrick Marleau Back With The Sharks

Oct 9, 2019 1:18 AM

After a winless start to the regular season, the San Jose Sharks are hoping an old friend named Patrick Marleau can bring some stability.

GM Doug Wilson announced that the team is signing the 40-year-old Marleau, who is the franchise leader in games (1,493), goals (508) and points (1,082). The deal is for one year with a $700,000 cap hit, which is the league minimum.

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Jets Re-Sign Kyle Connor To Seven-Year, $50M Deal

Sep 29, 2019 2:21 PM

The Winnipeg Jets re-signed restricted free-agent forward Kyle Connor on Saturday to a seven-year, $50 million deal.

Connor's deal carries an average annual value of $7.14 million.

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Jets, Patrik Laine Agree To Two-Year, $13.5M Deal

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Flames, Matthew Tkachuk Agree To Three-Year Deal

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Lightning Sign Brayden Point To Three-Year, $20.25M Deal

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Thomas Chabot, Senators Agree To Eight-Year, $64M Extension

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Flyers Sign Travis Konecny To Six-Year, $33M Deal

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Canucks, Brock Boeser Agree To Three-Year Extension

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Bruins Sign Charlie McAvoy To Three-Year, $14.7M Deal

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Maple Leafs, Mitch Marner Agree To Six-Year Deal

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Almost A Dozen Big Name Free Agents Remain Unsigned

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Devils Re-Sign Pavel Zacha To Three-Year, $6.75M Deal

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Devils GM Ray Shero Still Attempting To Sign Pavel Zacha

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Coyotes Sign Clayton Keller To Eight-Year Extension

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Kings, Adrian Kempe Agree To Three-Year, $6M Deal

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Ivan Barbashev Re-Signs With Blues On Two-Year Deal

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Islanders, Derrick Brassard Agree To One-Year Deal

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Avs, Valeri Nichushkin Agree To One-Year Deal

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Joel Edmundson Wins One-Year, $3.1M Deal From Blues In Arbitration
Doug Armstrong called Joel Edmundson an important part of the Blues' defensive unit and said they're looking forward to another successful season.

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Lightning Sign Kevin Shattenkirk To One-Year, $1.75M Deal
The Rangers bought out the last two years of Kevin Shattenkirk's contract last week.

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Sabres, Jake McCabe Agree To Two-Year, $5.7M Contract
Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe passed up his scheduled arbitration hearing by agreeing to a two-year deal.

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Blues Re-Sign Oskar Sundqvist To Extension
The Blues have signed Oskar Sundqvist to a four-year, $11M contract extension.

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