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Sabres to Retire Dominik Hasek’s No. 39

BUFFALO, N.Y. (October 20, 2014) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will officially retire the jersey of goaltender Dominik Hasek, one of the most prolific goaltenders in NHL history, in a ceremony scheduled to take place Jan. 13, 2015, prior to the team’s home game against the Detroit Red Wings at First Niagara Center. Hasek, who was the ...Full Article

Video: Bruins’ Tuukka Rask Jams w/The Mustn’ts at Nietzsche’s in Buffalo

OCTOBER 20, 2014 — The Buffalo News reports today that Boston Bruins netminder Tuukka Rask jammed last Friday night in Buffalo at legendary night spot Nietzsche’s.  Rask joined local ...Full Article

NHL 3 Stars of the Week: Seguin, Andersen, Stamkos

NEW YORK (Oct. 20, 2014) – Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin, Anaheim Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen and Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos have been named the NHL’s “Three Stars” ...Full Article

Martin Havlat Suffers Deep Facial Cuts on Hit by Chimera (Video)

OCTOBER 17, 2014 — Thursday night in Washington, New Jersey Devils forward Martin Havlat suffered deep facial lacerations after a hit by Capitals forward Jason Chimera, which caused him ...Full Article

Clean Hit? You Judge: John Scott Hits Mikhail Grabovski

OCTOBER 16, 2014 — Thursday night on Long Island, San Jose Sharks depth forward and tough guy John Scott nailed Mikhail Grabovski of the Islanders.  Grabovski was off to ...Full Article

Video: Milan Lucic Fined $5K for Obscene Gesture

OCTOBER 17, 2014 — The NHL has fined Boston Bruins forward Milan Lucic $5,000 for an apparently obscene gesture as he entered the penalty box during the Bruins’ 6-4 ...Full Article

Simon Gagne Signs with Boston Bruins 1yr/$600K

OCTOBER 14, 2014 — BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, Tuesday, October 14, that the club has signed forward Simon Gagne to a one-year, ...Full Article

Video: Radko Gudas Hit on Scottie Upshall May Draw Review

OCTOBER 9, 2014 — Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Radko Gudas apparently caught Florida Panthers forward Scottie Upshall with his head down on Thursday night, the second night of action ...Full Article

NHL Eastern Conference Preview 2014-15

OCTOBER 8, 2014 — The season is upon us, and we see a couple of teams slipping out of the playoffs in the Eastern Conference.  Is your team’s stock ...Full Article

Jeff Skinner Concussed; Hit by Matt Niskanen

OCTOBER 4, 2014 — RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today issued the following statement regarding forward Jeff ...Full Article

Ryan Johansen Signs 3yr/$12M Deal

OCTOBER 6, 2014 — It was just a matter of time, and no time like the present for Ryan Johansen to sign with the Jackets.  Despite agent Kurt Overhardt’s ...Full Article

Islanders Acquire D Nick Leddy from Chicago (1st of 2 Deals for D)

OCTOBER 4, 2014 — Two big moves today by the Islanders, taking advantage, smartly, of Boston and Chicago both needing salary cap relief.  Good move by Garth Snow. Bruins ...Full Article

Islanders Acquire D Johnny Boychuk from Boston (2nd Trade for D Today)

OCTOBER 4, 2014 — BOSTON, MA — Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, Saturday, October 4, that the club has traded defenseman Johnny Boychuk to the New ...Full Article

Bobby Ryan Inks 7yr/$50.75M Extension; Erik Karlsson Named Senators Captain

OCTOBER 2, 2014 – OTTAWA — Bobby Ryan will be an Ottawa Senator for a long time, having inked a seven-year contract extension with owner Eugene Melnyk’s club this ...Full Article

Islanders Sale of Minority Interest Approved; Pair Becomes Majority Owner Later

OCTOBER 1, 2014 — NEW YORK — Scott Malkin and Jonathan Ledecky were unanimously approved as new minority stakeholders in the New York Islanders franchise.  Owner Charles Wang will continue ...Full Article

Bruins Re-Sign Torey Krug and Reilly Smith; Each 1yr/$1.4M

SEPTEMBER 29, 2014 — BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, September 29, that the club has signed defenseman Torey Krug and forward Reilly Smith ...Full Article

Derek Stepan Breaks Leg

SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 — New York Rangers center Derek Stepan fractured his left fibula during an off-ice conditioning test and will be lost for four-to-six weeks according to the ...Full Article

Jordan Staal Breaks Leg | Update: Out 3-4 Months

SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 — Tuesday night in Buffalo, Carolina Hurricanes center Jordan Staal broke his right leg in a collision with Sabres defenseman Josh Gorges. Staal had x-rays at the ...Full Article

EPIX to Present 2-Part Series for NHL Winter Classic

SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 — EPIX will feature the NHL’s Winter Classic.  Here’s the presser from the NHL: EPIX TEAMS WITH NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE FOR TWO-PART SERIES, DEBUTING IN DECEMBER ...Full Article

Ryan Malone Gets 2nd Chance, Signs with Rangers

SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 — The New York Rangers signed free agent forward Ryan Malone to a two-way, one-year deal.   Malone was arrested for DUI and cocaine possession earlier this ...Full Article

Nationals Park Confirmed as Winter Classic Site Jan 1 2015: Capitals vs Blackhawks

SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 — NEW YORK (September 10, 2014) – The National Hockey League announced today that the 2015 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic® featuring the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals on ...Full Article

Mega Extension for David Krejci 6yrs/$43.5M

SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 — BOSTON — The Boston Bruins have signed center David Krejci to a six-year, $43.5M extension which begins at the start of next season, according to ...Full Article

Ted Kennedy to be first player on Toronto’s “Legends Row”, as the Maple Leafs remember their storied past

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced last week that the ‘quintessential Maple Leaf’ Ted Kennedy is to be the first inductee of three to their new monument to the franchise’s ...Full Article

Islanders Sell Minority Stake; Becomes Majority Stake in 2 Yrs; Barroway Suit

AUGUST 19, 2014 — The New York Islanders announced the sale of the franchise from existing owner Charles Wang to Jon Ledecky and Scott Malkin.  The pair will assume ...Full Article

Buffalo to Host NHL Combine in 2015 and 2016

AUGUST 18, 2014 — BUFFALO — The National Hockey League and the Buffalo Sabres today announced the NHL Combine will move to Buffalo in 2015 and 2016, with the event being held at First Niagara Center and the ...Full Article

News Link: #1 Pick Aaron Ekblad Hurt in Exhibition

AUGUST 6, 2014 — ***UPDATED 2:28PM PT: Ekblad suffered a concussion on the play described here.  At first (see below) the injury appeared to be to his left leg. ...Full Article

SIGNING: Michael Del Zotto to Flyers 1yr/$1.3M

AUGUST 6, 2014 — PHILA. — The Philadelphia Flyers have signed 6-0, 195-lb free agent defenseman Michael Del Zotto to a one-year contract, according to general manager Ron Hextall. Del Zotto, 24 (6/4/1990), ...Full Article

Bryan Trottier, 3 Others Join Ted Nolan’s Coaching Staff in Buffalo

AUGUST 4, 2014 — BUFFALO  — The Buffalo Sabres today announced that Bryan Trottier, Danny Flynn, Tom Coolen and Arturs Irbe have been added to head coach Ted Nolan’s coaching staff. Trottier, Flynn and Coolen will serve as assistants ...Full Article

SIGNING: Subban Inks 8yr/$72M Deal; $9M Cap Hit Per Annum

AUGUST 2, 2014 — MONTREAL – It might’ve taken a little bit longer than expected, but P.K. Subban will be calling La Belle Province his hockey home through at ...Full Article

SIGNING: D Tim Gleason Re-Ups with Carolina

JULY 3, 2014 — RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms ...Full Article

SIGNING: Islanders Sign Mikhail Grabovski 4yrs/$20M ($5M Cap Hit)

JULY 2, 2014 — UNIONDALE — The New York Islanders announced today that Mikhail Grabovski has agreed to terms on a four-year National Hockey League contract. Grabovski, 30, scored 35 ...Full Article

SIGNING: Islanders Sign Nikolai Kulemin 4yrs/$16.75M

JULY 2, 2014 — UNIONDALE — The New York Islanders announced today that Nikolai Kulemin has agreed to terms on a four-year National Hockey League contract. Kulemin, 27, scored 20 ...Full Article

SIGNING: Jay McClement to Carolina 1yr/$1M

JULY 2, 2014 — RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms ...Full Article

SIGNINGS: Devils Ink Cammalleri and Havlat

JULY 1, 2014 — NEWARK — The New Jersey Devils signed Michael Cammalleri and Martin Havlat to deals today.  Cammalleri and Havlat come over from the Flames and Sharks, ...Full Article

SIGNING: Matt Moulson Returns to Buffalo Sabres 5yrs./$25M

JULY 1, 2014 — BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Matt Moulson to a multi-year contract. Moulson (6’1″, 200 lbs., 11/1/83) re-joins the Sabres after finishing the 2013-14 ...Full Article

SIGNINGS: Lightning Sign Nabokov, Stralman and Boyle

JULY 1, 2014 — TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Lightning signed goaltender Evgeni Nabokov, defenseman Anton Stralman and forward Brian Boyle today.  Stralman and Boyle both played on the ...Full Article

SIGNING: Capitals Sign Brooks Orpik 5yrs./$27.5M ($5.5M Cap Hit)

JULY 1, 2014 — ARLINGTON — The Washington Capitals have signed defenseman Brooks Orpik to a five-year, $27.5 million contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. “We ...Full Article

SIGNING: Capitals Sign Matt Niskanen 7yrs./$40.25M ($5.75M Cap Hit)

JULY 1, 2014 — ARLINGTON — The Washington Capitals have signed defenseman Matt Niskanen to a seven-year, $40.25 million contract, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today. “We ...Full Article

SIGNING: Meszaros Signs with Buffalo Sabres 1yr./$4M

JULY 1, 2014 — BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed defenseman Andrej Meszaros to a one-year contract. Meszaros (6’2″, 223 lbs., 10/13/85), a nine-year NHL veteran, joins the Sabres ...Full Article

SIGNINGS: Maple Leafs Sign Stephane Robidas 3yrs./$9M; Komarov returns from KHL

JULY 1, 2014 — David Nonis, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Tuesday the hockey club has signed defenceman Stephane Robidas to a ...Full Article
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