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Red Wings Senior VP Jim Devellano Undergoes Brain Surgery

Oct 15, 2019 2:29 AM

Red Wings senior vice president Jim Devellano has had surgery to remove a noncancerous brain tumor.

The surgery was Monday, and the Red Wings said it was successful. The team said Devellano is resting comfortably in a hospital and is expected to have a full and speedy recovery.

The 76-year-old executive is in his 38th season with the franchise and 53rd in the NHL.

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LA Kings Cover Banner Due To Taylor Swift 'Curse'

Oct 14, 2019 1:48 PM

The Los Angeles Kings aren't taking any chances with the Taylor Swift "curse."

After winning the Stanley Cup in 2012 and 2014, the Kings haven't gotten out of the first round of the playoffs since a banner commemorating Swift's sellout streak at Staples Center was raised in August 2015. Swift might sing "Don't Blame Me," but Kings fans do.

The team is trying to shake it off by covering the banner with black cloth, leaving a blank space in the rafters.

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Lee Stempniak Retires After 14 NHL Seasons

Oct 2, 2019 1:17 AM

Lee Stempniak has retired from the NHL after playing for 10 teams in 14 seasons.

The 36-year-old winger announced his decision Tuesday through the players' union. He says he is "extremely grateful to have lived my dream every day throughout my career."

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Seattle Hires Cammi Granato, NHLs First Female Pro Scout

Sep 26, 2019 2:07 AM

The Seattle NHL franchise has hired its first round of scouts -- including former Team USA star and Hockey Hall of Famer Cammi Granato, who will become the NHL's first female pro scout.

Granato's hiring continues a trend for the NHL's newest team -- scheduled to enter the league for the 2021-22 season -- which is committed to "a diverse slate of candidates for every role." The franchise is currently at just over 60 employees; more than 50 percent of its vice presidents are females.

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Flames, Matthew Tkachuk Agree To Three-Year Deal

Sep 25, 2019 7:15 PM

The Calgary Flames have agreed to a three-year contract with restricted free agent Matthew Tkachuk, the team announced Wednesday.

The new contract has an average annual value of $7 million, the highest on the team.

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Blues Acquire Justin Faulk From Hurricanes

Sep 25, 2019 1:22 AM

The defending Stanley Cup champions made a big move ahead of the 2019-20 season, trading for Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk, and subsequently signing him to a seven-year, $45.5 million contract extension.

The Blues sent prospect Dominik Bokk, defenseman Joel Edmundson and a 2021 seventh-round pick to the Hurricanes. Along with Faulk, the Canes sent the Blues

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Tags: St Louis Blues, Carolina Hurricanes, Misc Rumor, Official Trade

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Auston Matthews Faces Disorderly Conduct Charge

Sep 25, 2019 1:19 AM

Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews is facing a disorderly conduct charge after being involved in an incident in May in his hometown of Scottsdale, Arizona.

According to court records, Matthews, 22, is being charged with disruptive behavior or fighting. He has a pretrial conference scheduled for Wednesday morning. The summons was issued July 23.

"The Toronto Maple Leafs are aware of the complaint of disturbing the peace against forward Auston Matthews," the Maple Leafs said in a statement released Tuesday. "Auston is cooperating fully with the relevant authorities, but neither he nor the Club will comment any further out of respect for the process involved."

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Nate Schmidt Seeking Revision Of PED Testing

Sep 24, 2019 1:12 AM

Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt still cares whether you believe he's a cheater -- almost as much as he cares about never seeing another player go through the humiliation he has endured.

"No one in the world can say that they don't care that people think they're a cheater," Schmidt told ESPN after a Knights preseason game last week.

"If I'm the last guy it ever happens to, I'm OK with that."

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

Sep 24, 2019 1:10 AM

Another of the big restricted free agents is off the board with the Tampa Bay Lightning signing center Brayden Point to a three-year, $20.25 million deal.

"We are very pleased to re-sign Brayden today," Lightning general manager Julien BriseBois said in a statement. "He is the consummate professional with an unwavering commitment to team success, growing as a player and improving every day. It is that mindset that makes him an outstanding role model, teammate and person, on and off the ice. We look forward to getting Brayden back on the ice with his Lightning teammates as soon as possible."

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Islanders Break Ground On $1.3 Billion Arena At Belmont Park

Sep 24, 2019 1:08 AM

Work has begun on a $1.3 billion arena for the New York Islanders hockey team at Belmont Park.

The 19,000-seat arena will also include shops, restaurants and a hotel. Work is expected to be completed in time for the 2021-2022 season.

Until then, the Islanders will play home games at the Nassau Coliseum and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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Tags: New York Islanders, Legal, Misc Rumor, Team Achievement

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

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Dan Girardi Retires From NHL After 13 Seasons

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NHLPA Agrees To Stick With Current CBA

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

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Bruins Sign Brando Carlo To Two-Year Deal

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Canucks, Brock Boeser Agree To Three-Year Extension

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Team Of Investors Buy NWHL's Boston Pride

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New Seattle Arena On Track To Open Summer 2021

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

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Study Shows Stan Mikita Suffered from CTE

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NHL Suspends Evgeny Kuznetsov Three Games For Inappropriate Conduct

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Wild Sign Jared Spurgeon To Seven-Year, $53M Extension

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Oilers Clear Connor McDavid For Practice

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Jets Grant Dustin Byfuglien Leave Of Absence

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Broken Foot Could Delay Corey Perry's Debut With Stars

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Maple Leafs, Mitch Marner Agree To Six-Year Deal

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Shea Theodore Treated For Testicular Cancer

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Flyers Sign Ivan Provorov To Six-Year, $40.5M Deal

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Jets Sign Josh Morrissey To Eight-Year, $50M Extension

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Wild Re-Sign Kevin Fiala To Two-Year, $6M Deal

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