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Sharks Sign Erik Karlsson To Eight-Year Deal

Jun 17, 2019 2:58 PM

The San Jose Sharks have kept one of the premier free agents off the market, signing defenseman Erik Karlsson to an eight-year deal.

While the team didn't disclose terms, multiple reports say he will receive $11.5 million per season, making him the highest-paid defenseman in the league


Tags: San Jose Sharks, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

GM Rutherford: Penguins Not Shopping Phil Kessel

Jun 17, 2019 3:01 PM

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford confirmed the rumor Monday that forward Phil Kessel had vetoed a recent trade.

The GM did not name the team involved, but it had been widely reported that the Penguins had a deal on the table with the Minnesota Wild in which Kessel and Jack Johnson would go out for Jason Zucker and Victor Rask.

"In Phil's situation, he was just part of a decision ... where we were trying to retool and we had a chance to get a good player, but it doesn't necessarily mean he has to be traded," Rutherford told 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh. "He's been a really good player for us. We wouldn't have won the Cups without him. He's an impact player; he will be for a few more years. So we'll see how that plays out."


Tags: Pittsburgh Penguins, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

Capitals Re-Sign Carl Hagelin To Four-Year, $11M Deal

Jun 17, 2019 4:53 AM

The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Carl Hagelin to a four-year, $11 million deal.

The 30-year-old, who was set to become an unrestricted free agent, was acquired from the Los Angeles Kings in February.


Tags: Washington Capitals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

Reports: Ducks Name Dallas Eakins Head Coach

Jun 17, 2019 4:50 AM

The Anaheim Ducks have gone to their AHL affiliate to find their next head coach, with Dallas Eakins getting the job, according to multiple reports.

Eakins has led the San Diego Gulls since 2015. He does have NHL head-coaching experience, with the Edmonton Oilers from 2013-15.

Tags: Anaheim Ducks, Misc Rumor, Signing

Kings Buyout Final Two Years Of Dion Phaneuf's Contract

Jun 16, 2019 4:21 PM

The Los Angeles Kings have bought out the final two years of defenseman Dion Phaneuf's contract.

The Kings made the move Saturday.

The 34-year-old veteran spent 93 games with the Kings, who acquired him in February 2018.


Tags: Los Angeles Kings, Misc Rumor

Blackhawks Acquire Olli Maatta From Penguins

Jun 15, 2019 9:24 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired defenseman Olli Maatta in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins for forward Dominik Kahun and a fifth-round pick in this year's draft.


Tags: Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh Penguins, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Zdeno Chara Confirms He Suffered Multiple Fractures

Jun 15, 2019 1:44 PM

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara confirmed he suffered multiple fractures to his jaw when he was hit with a puck during Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Blues in St. Louis.

Chara, speaking to reporters at the Bruins' end-of-season availability Friday, said his jaw was being held together by "two plates, some wires and screws" for the last three games of the Final, won by the Blues on Wednesday.

"It's an amazing job on this," Chara said. "They were able to put [it] together quick -- 36 hours from the end of Game 4 to Game 5.

"Just being hit by a puck or blocking shots, there's nothing you can do about that. You play the game to put your body out there."


Tags: Boston Bruins, St Louis Blues, Injury, Misc Rumor

Coyotes Sign Ilya Lyubushkin To One-Year Deal

Jun 15, 2019 1:40 PM

The Arizona Coyotes have signed defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin to a one-year contract.

The deal was announced Friday.

Lyubushkin, 25, had four assists in 41 games in 2018-19, his first season with the Coyotes.


Tags: Phoenix Coyotes, Misc Rumor, Signing

Islanders Re-Sign Jordan Eberle To Five-Year Deal

Jun 14, 2019 2:28 PM

The New York Islanders have re-signed winger Jordan Eberle to a five-year contract before he could reach free agency next month, the team announced Friday.

TSN reports that Eberle's deal has an average annual value of $5.5 million.


Tags: New York Islanders, Misc Rumor, Signing

Caps Send Niskanen To Flyers For Gudas

Jun 14, 2019 2:25 PM

The Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers swapped defensemen on Friday, with Matt Niskanen joining Philadelphia and Radko Gudas going to Washington.

Niskanen was part of the Capitals' run to a Stanley Cup title in 2018, but his productivity dipped last season, as he had his fewest points (25) since 2012-13 while his per-game time on ice was his lowest in five seasons in Washington.


Tags: Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Flyers, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

Blues Championship Parade Set For Saturday
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Las Vegas Picks Lightning To Win 2020 Stanley Cup
The NHL champion Blues are listed at 10-1 odds to win next year's Stanley Cup.


Ryan O'Reilly Wins Conn Smythe Trophy
Ryan O'Reilly set a Blues record with 23 playoff points, and was the first player since Wayne Gretzky in 1985 to score in four consecutive Stanley Cup Final games.


Blues Win First-Ever Stanley Cup
The Blues beat the Bruins by the score of 4-1 on Wednesday night in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals.


Eric Lindros Supporting Anti-Concussion Efforts In Canada
Hockey Hall of Famer Eric Lindros had his career cut short by repeated blows to the head.


Matt Grzelcyk Out Of Concussion Protocol
Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk is likely to play in Game 7 on Wednesday night.


Busch Stadium To Host Second Blues' Watch Party
The Blues' watch party scheduled for the Enterprise Center sold out in 31 minutes on Monday.


Red Sox Change Game Time To Accommodate Bruins' Game 7
The Bruins and Blues will be playing the decisive Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday night.


Ryan O'Reilly Takes Blame For Game 6 Loss
Ryan O'Reilly's penalty gave the Bruins a five-on-three advantage, and the opportunity to take an early lead in Game 6.


Bruins Win 5-1 To Force Game 7
The Bruins cruised their way to a 5-1 win over the Blues on Sunday night in St. Louis.


Ads Celebrating Blues' Stanley Cup Win Mistakenly Run
The digital edition of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Sunday had Blues owner Tom Stillman thanking fans and bringing St. Louis its first Stanley Cup.


Bruins To Make Lineup Changes For Game 6
Facing elimination, the Bruins will revert back to a six-defenseman, 12-forward lineup for Game 6 on Sunday night.


Blues Get Robert Thomas Back For Game 6
Winger Robert Thomas returns from injury to face the Bruins in Game 6 on Sunday night.


Bruins Play Will Determine Game 6 Winner, Not The Officiating
Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy was still upset with the officiating a day after the team's Game 5 loss to the Blues.


Jeff Skinner Signs Eight-Year, $72M Deal With Sabres
Jeff Skinner had a career-high 40 goals in his first season with the Sabres.


NHL Suspends Ivan Barbashey From Game 6 for Illegal Check
Ivan Barbashey had an illegal check to the head on the Bruins' Marcus Johansson in Game 5.


Bruins' Cassidy: Quality Of Officiating A 'Black Eye' For NHL
The NHL officials on Thursday night opted not to call a blatant trip that resulted in the Blues' second goal.


Blues Edge Bruins To Take 3-2 Series Lead
The Blues beat the Bruins by the score of 2-1 in pivotal Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals.


Erik Karlsson Undergoes Groin Surgery
Erik Karlsson had the operation last week and has already started rehab.


Sabres GM: Confident Jeff Skinner Will Re-Sign
The Sabres have been in contract talks with Jeff Skinner since January.