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11:27 AM ET The Colorado Avalanche have signed defenseman Samuel Girard to a seven-year contract extension, the team announced Wednesday. The new deal runs through the 2026-27 season. The annual average value of the deal is $5 million, according to the Denver Post. Girard, Cale Makar and top draft pick Bowen Byram form the core
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11:26 AM ET ESPN News Services The Ottawa Senators acquired forward Ryan Callahan in a trade with the Tampa Bay Lightning, the teams announced. Goaltender Mike Condon is heading to Florida along with a 2020 sixth-round draft pick while Ottawa also receives Tampa Bay’s fifth-round pick for next year. Callahan, 34, was placed on long-term
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8:27 AM ET Forward Chris Kunitz, a four-time Stanley Cup winner, has retired after 15 NHL seasons and is joining the Chicago Blackhawks‘ coaching staff, the team announced Tuesday. Kunitz spent the 2018-19 season with the Blackhawks, posting five goals and five assists in 56 games. The 39-year-old won titles with Anaheim Ducks (2007) and
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6:18 PM ET Associated Press SUNRISE, Fla. — Hockey Hall of Famer Denis Potvin has announced his retirement as a television broadcaster for the Florida Panthers. Potvin, a former captain for the New York Islanders, was part of the Panthers’ first broadcast team in 1993-94 and spent 21 seasons as their TV analyst. Potvin, 65,
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2:28 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The Tampa Bay Lightning have signed goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy to an eight-year extension worth $76 million, the team announced Monday. “Since joining the organization Andrei has shown unmatched work ethic and professionalism both on and off the ice,” Lightning general manager Julien BriseBois said in a statement. “We look forward
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4:24 PM ET Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres forward Evan Rodrigues has been awarded a one-year, $2 million contract following an arbitration hearing. The independent arbitrator’s ruling was announced by the Sabres on Thursday, two days after the hearing. The value of the contract represents a $1.35 million bump in pay over what
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7:58 PM ET Associated Press CALGARY, Alberta — The Calgary Flames and forward Sam Bennett avoided arbitration, agreeing to a two-year contract Wednesday with an average annual value of $2.55 million. The 23-year-old Bennett had 13 goals, 14 assists and a team-high 93 penalty minutes in 71 games last season. He has 55 goals, 61
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2:53 PM ET Associated Press ST. LOUIS — The Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues hired Marc Savard as an assistant coach Wednesday. The 42-year-old Savard spent 13 years playing in the NHL, splitting time among the Rangers, Flames, Thrashers and Bruins. The two-time All-Star was part of Boston’s 2011 Stanley Cup title team. Since
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2:53 PM ET Associated Press ST. LOUIS — The Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues hired Marc Savard as an assistant coach Wednesday. The 42-year-old Savard spent 13 years playing in the NHL, splitting time among the Rangers, Flames, Thrashers and Bruins. The two-time All-Star was part of Boston’s 2011 Stanley Cup title team. Since
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7:13 PM ET Associated Press LAS VEGAS — The Vegas Golden Knights signed defenseman Deryk Engelland on Tuesday to a one-year deal for the upcoming season. The contract includes a $700,000 base salary and incentives that could bring the total value of the deal to $1.5 million. The 37-year-old Engelland played in 74 games last
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11:17 AM ET The Nashville Predators have signed forward Colton Sissons to a seven-year, $20 million contract that runs through the 2025-26 season. Sissons, 25, scored 15 goals and 30 points — both career highs — in 75 games with the Predators this past season. “Colton will be an important part of our team for
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Feb 11, 2019 Kelly CohenESPN Tim Duncan spent his entire 19-year career with the San Antonio Spurs — and this week, he came out of retirement to join the team’s coaching staff as an assistant coach. “It is only fitting, that after I served loyally for 19 years as Tim Duncan’s assistant, that he returns
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5:09 PM ET Associated Press CALGARY, Alberta — The Calgary Flames have a tentative agreement for a new arena to replace the Saddledome. The city, NHL team and the Calgary Stampede have agreed in principle to terms. The Stampede, a rodeo exhibition, owns the land. The deal was to be presented to the City Council
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