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Suspended Voynov signs with KHL team

[ad_1] MOSCOW (AP) — Former Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has signed a one-year deal in the Kontinental Hockey League as he sits out the final months of his NHL suspension. Russian KHL club Avangard Omsk says it signed Voynov to a one-year deal. His NHL suspension, imposed after the league determined he committed acts of domestic violence, will end midway through the season. Voynov was suspended indefinitely in
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Convincing Hall to stay is a Devil of a task for New Jersey

[ad_1] After the New Jersey Devils acquired P.K. Subban, Taylor Hall texted Ray Shero a green checkmark. “Like, ‘Check that box off,'” Shero said. “I guess that’s good.” The Devils have a much longer checklist to complete to convince Hall to re-sign and not leave as a free agent next summer. There is no rush from either side on negotiating an extension for the 2018 NHL MVP, and as much
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Blues secure Stanley Cup netminder, Binnington agrees to two-year deal

[ad_1] ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Blues have secured their Stanley Cup champion goaltender with a new deal. Jordan Binnington has agreed to a two-year contract with the Blues, which carries an annual average value of $4.4 million. As a restricted free agent, Binnington avoided arbitration by agreeing to a new deal on Saturday. Binnington became the first goaltender in the Blues history to win a Stanley Cup championship-clinching game for the franchise. He went
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Maple Leafs trade Joshua to Blues for future considerations

[ad_1] ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues acquired forward Dakota Joshua from the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday for future considerations. The Blues signed the 23-year-old former Ohio State player to a two-year entry-level contract. From Dearborn, Michigan, Joshua had nine goals and 13 assists in 32 games last season for Ohio State and finished his four-year college career with 41 goals and 59 assists in 128 career
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F Johan Larsson re-signs with Buffalo Sabres

[ad_1] BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed forward Johan Larsson to a one-year contract worth $1.55 million. Larsson was a restricted free agent. The Swede had six goals and eight assists in 73 games with Buffalo last season. The team announced the contract on Friday. Larsson made his NHL debut with Minnesota in 2013, but was traded to Buffalo after just one game with the Wild. Larsson,
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Flyers executive Paul Holmgren becomes adviser for franchise

[ad_1] PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Flyers President Paul Holmgren has stepped down to become a senior adviser for the franchise. General manager Chuck Fletcher becomes president of hockey operations in a related move. Fletcher reports directly to Comcast Spectacor Chairman and CEO Dave Scott. Holmgren has been a Flyers player, assistant coach, head coach, general manager and president for 40 years. Scott says Holmgren has earned a place among the
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Hurricanes, Dzingel agree on 2-year, $6.75M contract

[ad_1] RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes and free agent center Ryan Dzingel have agreed on a two-year, $6.75 million contract. The deal announced Friday by general manager Don Waddell will pay Dzingel $3.25 million this season and $3.5 million in 2020-21. The 27-year-old split last season between Ottawa and Columbus, and had career highs with 26 goals, 30 assists and 56 points. Waddell says Dzingel “can be an
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How long interview period changed course of NHL free agency

[ad_1] Artemi Panarin did not have to imagine what he might look like in a New York Rangers uniform. His likeness in Rangers blue adorned the giant video screens at Madison Square Garden with the message “Welcome Artemi” a full four days before he signed with the team. “There was a moment where I just sat down for 10 minutes and really thought about it,” Panarin said, “and my heart