• Report: Leafs, Bernier agree to two-year deal

    TSN "The Toronto Maple Leafs and goalie Jonathan Bernier have settled their case before the arbitrator's decision. Bernier has agreed to a two-year deal worth $8.3 million Sunday, according to James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail. The soon-to-be 27-year-old finished last season with a 21-28-7..." August 03

  • Penguins not alone in top-heavy approach to salary cap

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "For more than three decades, the Penguins have been a star-driven team. That creates certain challenges in a salary-cap environment, as Dan Mason, a professor at the University of Alberta who teaches a class in the business of hockey, understands. “They're going to have to remunerate those..." August 02

  • Wild, Erik Haula settle, agree to 2-year, $2 million deal

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Erik Haula is unsigned no more. The Wild and Haula's agent beat a Sunday arbitration decision by agreeing on a two-year, $2 million deal. Haula would have been awarded a one-year deal between $775,000 and $1.2 million later today. Haula will receive $950,000 in Year 1 and $1.05 million in..." August 02

  • Ron Hextall: 'I don't anticipate signing' Brayden Schenn yet

    CSN Philly "It's been a busy week for Flyers general manager Ron Hextall. On Tuesday, Hextall signed Sean Couturier to a six-year, $25.98 million contract extension. Thursday night, the second-year GM inked Jakub Voracek to an eight-year, $66 million extension. With Brayden Schenn set to become a..." August 02

  • Still unsigned, Devils' Zacha to sit out Czech's World Junior evaluation camp

    North Jersey "With no signed NHL contract yet, Devils' 2015 first-round pick Pavel Zacha will not participate in the Czech Republic's 2016 world junior team evaluation camp that begins Saturday in Calgary, his agent said today. Zacha was one of 22 Czech players invited to the camp, which runs Saturday..." August 02

  • Canadiens' Galchenyuk says short-term deal 'a good way to go'

    Montreal Gazette "Alex Galchenyuk was the last Canadiens player to come to terms on a contract this summer, but he doesn’t understand the angst over the prolonged negotiations. “It didn’t take that long at all because we’re not even in August,” Galchenyuk said Friday morning during a conference call from his..." August 02

  • Stars GM Jim Nill on Lehtonen, Niemi: 'You can't get any better than having two No. 1 goalies in your lineup'

    Dallas Morning News ""I think it's healthy competition. I've spoken to both of them. They both want to win. In the end, it's about winning. We're in a very, very tough conference. It's a tough conference competition-wise and then a tough conference travel-wise. When we start to have back-to-back games; when we play..." August 02

  • Nassau agrees to $3.55 million settlement with Islanders, SMG for back payment

    Newsday "The New York Islanders and SMG, their lease partner at the Nassau Coliseum, have reached an agreement to pay the county $3.55 million in unpaid rent, utilities, parking, concessions and revenue payments for the Uniondale arena, county officials said Friday. The deal, which came on the final day..." August 02

  • Capitals re-sign Marcus Johansson

    Capitals Today "The Washington Capitals have re-signed forward Marcus Johansson to a one-year, $3.75 million contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. Johansson, 24, registered 47 points (20 goals, 27 assists) in 82 games with the Capitals last season and set career..." August 01

  • Ex-King Richards remains in limbo

    TSN "One month after the Los Angeles Kings terminated the contract of forward Mike Richards, no charges have been laid and the NHL Players’ Association has yet to make a decision on whether to file a grievance on the matter. Sgt. Bert Paquet, a spokesman for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in..." August 01

  • Beijing selected to host 2022 Winter Olympics, will NHL go?

    CBS Sports "The International Olympic Committee selected Beijing as host of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. Having hosted the 2008 Summer Games, China's capital beat out the only other bidding city, Almaty, Kazakhstan. Beijing's bid is also shared with the nearby mountain town of Zhangjiakou, which is home..." August 01

  • Flyers agree to multi-year contract extension with Jakub Voracek

    NHL.com "The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have agreed to terms with 6’2”, 214-lb right wing Jakub Voracek on a multi-year contract extension, according to general manager Ron Hextall. Voracek (25, 8/15/1989) completed his seventh NHL season in 2014-15 and led the Flyers with 81 points..." July 31

  • Habs’ Galchenyuk inks two-year extension

    Pro Hockey Talk "Alex Galchenyuk has a lot of potential and over the course of his next deal, he’ll have a chance to prove that he’s worth a much bigger contract. The Montreal Canadiens announced tonight that they have signed Galchenyuk to a two-year bridge deal. The team didn’t disclose the terms of the..." July 31

  • Sabres owner Terry Pegula says past two losing seasons were a success

    CBS Sports "When it comes to their play on the ice the Buffalo Sabres have been the worst team in hockey over the past two seasons, winning only 44 games over that stretch. The amazing thing about that two-year win total is the fact there were 12 teams in the NHL that won more than 44 games in 2014-15 alone...." July 31

  • Canucks, Sutter closing in on five-year deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "Jim Benning wasn’t kidding when he called Brandon Sutter a “foundation piece.” Just days after acquiring Sutter from Pittsburgh in a multi-player trade, the Canucks GM is reportedly close to inking the 26-year-old to a fairly large extension, per Sportsnet. If accurate, the extension — which..." July 30

  • Bruins owner: Chiarelli fired because of an unwillingness to turn over the roster

    CSN New England "Less than a year ago, Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs declared Peter Chiarelli “one of the best in the business” amid a successful run as general manager of his Original Six franchise. But nine month later Jacobs admitted things changed quickly with Chiarelli fired back in April amid salary cap issues..." July 30

  • Don Sweeney confirms Bruins in talks with free-agent defenseman Cody Franson

    The Score "As the Boston Bruins look forward to hosting the Winter Classic, the team's 2015-16 roster may not yet be set. While attending a press conference at Gillette Stadium on Wednesday, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney was asked whether he is indeed in talks with free-agent defenseman Cody Franson,..." July 30

  • Capitals bracing for Johansson's arbitration award

    CSN Washington "Marcus Johansson, his agent Marc Levine and the Capitals’ management staff -- along with a team of attorneys from both sides -- spent much of this morning stating their arbitration cases in Toronto, the results of which will have a lasting impact on the Capitals’ payroll. With Johansson seeking..." July 30

  • Devils hope to get Zacha signed next week

    North Jersey "The Devils' 2015 first-round draft pick Pavel Zacha was back in New Jersey this week before heading back to California today to continue his off-season training. Zacha, who was in Toronto last week to get his U.S. travel visa, worked out at Prudential Center for a couple days and went to lunch..." July 30

  • Devils buying out Dainius Zubrus for "roster flexibility"

    North Jersey "Devils general manager Ray Shero said today the main reason for buying out the final year on the contract of forward Dainius Zubrus was for “roster flexibility” in case he decides to add another forward – either through free agency or a trade – at some point. “You're talking to other managers..." July 30

  • Former NHL player accused of Medicaid fraud

    WPBF "Russian immigrants, including a former NHL hockey player, have been arrested in Palm Beach County on suspicion of Medicaid fraud after an undercover operation. Florida’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit said Sergei Berezin and his wife paid a Boca Raton-based company called American Advisory..." July 30

  • Kings' Slava Voynov serving jail time in Seal Beach

    Los Angeles Times "After pleading no contest to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge earlier this month, Kings defenseman Slava Voynov is spending part of his summer in the Seal Beach Police Detention Center. The Seal Beach city attorney confirmed Tuesday that Voynov started serving his 90-day sentence in the..." July 30

  • Jim Craig hopes to sell 1980 Olympic memorabilia for asking price of $5.7M

    ESPN ""Miracle on Ice" goaltender Jim Craig hopes to sell nearly all his memorabilia from the 1980 Olympics in one 19-item lot for an asking price of $5.7 million. The lot includes his game-used jersey from the famous 4-3 game against the Soviet Union, his Olympic gold medal and the famous American..." July 30

  • New big NHL contracts appear to have protection from potential upcoming lockout

    TSN "NHL lockout. It's the one phrase that can send a chill down your spine on the sweatiest summer July day. Rest easy, for now: the NHL and NHL Players' Association has guaranteed labour peace for each of the next five seasons, through the 2019-20 campaign. While another hockey work..." July 29

  • Devils put Dainius Zubrus on waivers to buy out contract

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils Wednesday placed forward Dainius Zubrus on unconditional waivers for the purpose of terminating his contract. Zubrus played for the Devils from 2007-08 through 2014-15. The final year on Zubrus' contract would have paid him $3.1 million." July 29

  • Top 7 reasons former Toronto Maple Leafs ace Cody Franson not signed yet

    Edmonton Journal "The biggest surprise of the NHL’ s 2015 free agency period is that Cody Franson isn’t signed. It seemed a bit odd Franson didn’t get snapped up on the first day, July 1. Things were more confused when he lasted a week on the market. Two weeks, still no contract for Franson, and the matter..." July 29

  • Rangers prospect Andersson headed to North America

    Pro Hockey Talk "New York draftee Calle Andersson — the son of former Ranger Peter Andersson — will reportedly leave Swiss side HC Lugano and play in North America next season, per the club’s website. Andersson, who turned 21 in May, is coming off a very strong year. He performed well as one of Lugano’s..." July 29

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    Elliotte Friedman @FriedgeHNIC

    Bernier ask: $5.1M. TOR offer: $2.89M

  • Capitals defenseman Orpik has wrist surgery

    NHL.com "Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik had surgery on his wrist Tuesday. "Based on the nature of this procedure, we anticipate Brooks returning to full hockey activities in time for the Capitals' regular-season opener," the Capitals said in a statement. "Brooks will resume full workout..." July 29

  • Flyers re-sign Couturier: six years, $26 million

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Flyers opened up the checkbook in extending young center Sean Couturier. On Tuesday, Philly announced it signed Couturier to a multi-year extension — per Sportsnet, it’s a six-year, $26 million deal with a $4.33 million average annual cap hit. Courturier’s new contract comes with year..." July 29

  • Pens Trade Brandon Sutter to Canucks for Nick Bonino

    NHL.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Nick Bonino, defenseman Adam Clendening and a 2016 second-round pick from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Brandon Sutter and a 2016 third-round pick, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The..." July 28

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    Chris Johnston @reporterchris

    Mitch Marner signs a three-year entry-level deal with #leafs.

  • Penguins Agree to Terms with Forward Eric Fehr to a Three-Year Contract

    NHL.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms with forward Eric Fehr to a three-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The deal runs through the 2017-18 season and has an average annual value of $2 million. Fehr, 29, has played..." July 28

  • Senators' Hoffman seeking $3.4M in arbitration; team offering $1.75M

    The Score "Mike Hoffman isn't asking for the moon, he's simply asking the Ottawa Senators to pay him what he thinks is fair. The restricted free agent, set to attend an arbitration hearing Thursday, is reportedly seeking $3.4 million on his next deal with the Senators, according to Tim Wharnsby of..." July 28

  • Stars' Seguin skating without knee brace

    NHL.com "Dallas Stars forward Tyler Seguin said his injured right knee is healing and he expects to open training camp without a brace. "I want to go free," Seguin told The Dallas Morning News on Monday. "I'm sure you can use a smaller brace or a lighter brace, but they say that once you start relying..." July 28

  • Lidstrom says Lemieux was best he faced

    NHL.com "Retired Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom said former Pittsburgh Penguins center Mario Lemieux was the best player he faced during his career, according to a report in the Swedish newspaper Expressen. "It was all about Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Steve Yzerman," said Lidstrom,..." July 28

  • Retirement decision looms for Daniel Briere

    ESPN "Not long ago, Daniel Briere took his two oldest sons to California for an annual summer camp run by CAA Sports agency for its young undrafted hockey clients. It was a nod to Briere’s standing with longtime agent Pat Brisson and partner J.P. Barry that Briere’s boys Caelan, 17, and Carson, 15,..." July 27

  • Marcus Kruger willing to sign short-term deal with cap-strapped Blackhawks

    The Score "It appears as though restricted free agent Marcus Kruger is willing to accept a short-term deal with the Chicago Blackhawks should general manager Stan Bowman fail to clear up the cap space needed for a longer commitment. The Blackhawks currently have the NHL's second-highest payroll, with only..." July 27

  • Jamal Mayers returning to 'Hawks in front office role

    Pro Hockey Talk "Jamal Mayers, who played in 100 games with Chicago and won a Stanley Cup with the team in 2013, is returning to the Blackhawks in a community liaison role. “We are proud to welcome Jamal back to the organization in this role,” Blackhawks president John McDonough said in a statement. “We..." July 27

  • Avs ink former first-rounder Hishon to one-year deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "Colorado has re-upped with RFA forward Joey Hishon — the club’s first-round pick (17th overall) in 2010 — to a one-year deal. Financial terms weren’t disclosed. Hishon, 23, made his NHL debut during the ’13-14 playoffs and his regular-season debut last year, scoring two points in 13 games...." July 27

  • Rangers, Stepan agree to terms on six-year contract

    NHL.com "Derek Stepan wanted to remain with the New York Rangers long term. The Rangers felt the same way. On the morning they were scheduled for an arbitration hearing, the Rangers and Stepan agreed to terms on a six-year contract Monday. Financial terms were not released, but the Daily News reported..." July 27

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    Shawn Stepner @StepnerWKBW

    The Buffalo Sabres tell me they have mutually agreed to part ways with president Ted Black. Russ Brandon is the new president of #Sabres.

  • Predators sign Colin Wilson to a four-year contract

    NHL.com "Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has signed restricted free agent Colin Wilson to a four-year, $15.75 million contract. Wilson will be paid $3.75 million in 2015-16, then $4 million in 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 for an..." July 27

  • Capitals, Johansson $1.75M apart in contract talks ahead of arbitration

    The Score "With an arbitration hearing set for Wednesday, the Washington Capitals and forward Marcus Johansson are believed to be $1.75 million apart in the desired valuation of his next contract. Johansson is seeking $4.75 million, while the club is offering $3 million, according to Elliotte Friedman of..." July 27

  • Panthers’ development camp not all about just hockey

    Miami Herald "The Panthers will get their first look at some of their newest acquisitions starting Monday in Coral Springs. Florida’s development camp comes just a few days after the NHL Draft was held in Sunrise. Those who were drafted by the Panthers and in attendance — such as top pick Lawson Crouse —..." July 27

  • Alex Chiasson and his $1.2M contract the latest bit of quiet business for the Senators

    Ottawa Citizen "For the past few months, their rivals in Toronto, Boston, Buffalo and a few other NHL hot spots have been busy with renovations and have brought in outside help for additions, trying to spruce up their places. Not so much in these parts. It has been a quiet, going-about-their-business approach..." July 27

  • Gary Bettman sticking to blueprints for NHL expansion

    Boston Globe "The number has been winnowed from 16 to two. When the NHL announced that it was considering expanding, a whopping 16 groups or individuals requested applications when they were made available on June 6. But just two filed those applications by Monday’s Phase One deadline, an application that..." July 26

  • Alex Chiasson gets $1.2 million deal from arbitrator

    Yahoo! Sports "Alex Chiasson thought he was worth closer to the $2.475 million he was asking for in his arbitration case, rather than the $1 million the Ottawa Senators submitted. In the end, the judge sided with the team. On Sunday morning, the Senators announced that Chiasson has been awarded a $1.2..." July 26

  • Carolina Hurricanes top pick Hanifin has eyes on NHL, but team in no rush

    Raleigh News & Observer "Noah Hanifin first took the ice to play for Boston College as a 17-year-old freshman defenseman last season. “Not many 17-year-olds can do that, and not at Boston College,” Eagles coach Jerry York said. “You’re playing against 22- and 23-year-old men. It’s a big adjustment.” In a few months,..." July 26

  • Coyotes not out of the woods – or Glendale – just yet

    Arizona Republic "Robert Sarver believes in the future of basketball and soccer. He's not so certain about hockey in Arizona. His viewpoint will be very important in the coming years. Don't get him wrong. He's not against the idea. The Suns majority owner says he'd have no problems sharing a multipurpose..." July 26