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Former King Mike Richards charged with possession of controlled substance

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LOS ANGELES -- Former Los Angeles Kings center Mike Richards was charged with possession of a controlled substance after an investigation by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

The charges, which were levied Tuesday and announced Thursday, followed a two-month investigation by the agency. The probe was sparked by the detention of Richards at a ...Read more

Goalie Cam Ward says he wants to stay with Hurricanes

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Goaltender Cam Ward was the first off the ice Thursday at Raleigh Center Ice, soon to be followed by Eric Staal.

Ward and Staal have been two constants for the Carolina Hurricanes for more than a decade. They're the two remaining members of the Canes' 2006 Stanley Cup champions, a reminder of better times.

Each will be entering the final year ...Read more

Berglund to miss four months following surgery

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Blues forward Patrik Berglund will undergo surgery on his right shoulder Friday and will be out of the lineup at least four months, the club announced Thursday.

Berglund, who was in St. Louis preparing for the 2015-16 season, was believed to have re-aggravated a pre-existing dislocated shoulder during an informal practice Monday at the team's ...Read more

Jaskin, Lindbohm preparing for bigger roles with Blues

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When the Blues finalized last season's opening-night roster in early October, forward Dmitrij Jaskin and defenseman Petteri Lindbohm were among the final four players re-assigned by the club.

Jaskin, a second-round pick in 2011, had seemingly done enough to make the cut, but a numbers game forced him to begin the year with the Blues' American ...Read more

Wild assistant coach Darryl Sydor enters treatment center

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Three days after being arrested for drunken driving with his 12-year-old son as a passenger, Wild assistant coach Darryl Sydor voluntarily entered the NHL/NHL Players' Association Substance Abuse/Behavioral Health Program.

Sydor flew to Malibu, Calif., on Sunday and admitted himself into an inpatient treatment center where he'll spend at least ...Read more

Carcillo striving to prepare himself, others for life after hockey

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It wasn't long ago when Daniel Carcillo would spend the latter part of his summers focused almost entirely on preparing to play another NHL season.

Things are different these days because with training camps set to open next month, Carcillo hasn't laced up a pair of skates since helping the Blackhawks win the 2015 Stanley Cup. Despite being an ...Read more

Wild assistant coach Darryl Sydor charged with drunken driving

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Minnesota Wild assistant coach Darryl Sydor faces two charges of drunken driving involving endangerment of a child after he was arrested as he drove his 12-year-old son to the son's hockey game.

Sydor, who said last spring that he was a recovering alcoholic, was arrested Thursday evening when he failed field sobriety tests after being stopped ...Read more

Flyers' Danny Briere retires after 17-year career

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Danny Briere thought briefly about playing another year and even kicked around the idea of trying to finish his career as a fourth-liner with the Flyers.

But in the end, the diminutive center decided it was more important to spend quality time with his three teenage sons before they head to college in a few years.

Briere, 37, announced Monday ...Read more

Ducks sign former Rangers forward Carl Hagelin

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Carl Hagelin is viewed by the Ducks as a missing piece to finishing their work and winning a Stanley Cup title.

On Friday, they signed him to a four-year, $16 million contract through the 2018-19 season.

Hagelin, a speedy left wing expected to play aside second-line center Ryan Kesler, is a skilled penalty killer who had 17 goals and 35 ...Read more

Red Wings' DeKeyser loses mullet, gains defensive partner

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The decision is a momentous one in a hockey player's life: when to shed the mullet and get a grownup hairdo.

For Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser, that moment was this summer, when he got fed up with what many a girl knows: Long hair can be uncomfortable when the temperature rises.

"It was getting hot out at the time," DeKeyser said...Read more

Blackhawks' Patrick Kane removed from video game cover amid investigation

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Patrick Kane will no longer appear on an upcoming hockey video game cover as the Blackhawks' star winger remains under police investigation, the game's developer announced Wednesday.

EA Sports confirmed that Kane will no longer be on the cover of NHL 16 and will not make any appearances for the game's launch Sept. 15. The company announced ...Read more

Blues' Jori Lehtera sidelined 6-8 weeks following ankle surgery

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Jori Lehtera's second season in the NHL may not start on time.

The Blues announced Monday that Lehtera had surgery on his right ankle last Tuesday and will be sidelined six to eight weeks. The Finnish center will miss training camp, and the timetable for his return could put the club's 2015-16 regular-season opener Oct. 8 in jeopardy.

The ...Read more

Blackhawks' Rocky Wirtz 'disappointed but hopeful' about Patrick Kane investigation

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Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz expressed disappointment Sunday over the current police investigation involving superstar Patrick Kane but said he remained "hopeful" about the situation.

Wirtz offered the brief comment while picking up the Stanley Cup in Wheeling, Ill., at Chicago Executive Airport in advance of a day of activities that included ...Read more

In Buffalo area, Patrick Kane supporters left shaking heads over latest incident

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Tom Farkas planned to mark the presence of the Stanley Cup in the Buffalo, N.Y., area by putting a big mural of Patrick Kane in the window of his hockey equipment store, Great Skate, in suburban Amherst, N.Y. on Friday morning.

But when reports of a law enforcement investigation into an incident at Kane's house in Hamburg, N.Y., became public ...Read more

Former Penguins center Sutter finds good match in Vancouver

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When Brandon Sutter found out he was traded to the other side of North America last week, he wasn't even on the continent.

"I was in the Netherlands," he said. "I was visiting some of my fiancee's family over there. It was kind of a funny time."

The Penguins dealt Sutter as well as a 2016 third-round pick to the Vancouver Canucks on July 28 in...Read more

Blackhawks' Patrick Kane to spend day with Stanley Cup as investigation continues

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HAMBURG, N.Y. -- With a police investigation underway, Blackhawks star Patrick Kane is spending the day with the Stanley Cup in his hometown, the team confirmed Saturday morning.

Kane -- who has taken the Cup to children's hospitals and his favorite pizza place in past years -- will not be making any scheduled public appearances with the trophy...Read more

Police say they're investigating 'incident' at home of Blackhawks' Kane

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HAMBURG, N.Y. -- An investigation involving Blackhawks star Patrick Kane stems from an incident that allegedly occurred at his lakefront mansion over the weekend, police in his western New York hometown confirmed Friday.

Hamburg Police Chief Gregory Wickett confirmed the investigation for the first time in a brief public statement, but he did ...Read more

Blackhawks' Patrick Kane subject of police investigation in New York: report

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Blackhawks star Patrick Kane is the subject of a police investigation in his western New York hometown, according to The Buffalo News.

The newspaper said the 26-year-old winger is under investigation in Hamburg, where he lives in the offseason, over an incident that reportedly occurred over the weekend. It cited two anonymous sources. It was ...Read more

Ruggiero, Schneider thrilled to join U.S. Hockey Hall

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Angela Ruggiero, who grew up in Harper Woods after her family moved to Michigan from California, now will be preparing for two induction ceremonies. On Monday she was named part of the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame induction class of 2015.

In June, Ruggiero become the fourth woman elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto.

Former Detroit Red ...Read more

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

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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 Sunday.

Haula will receive $950,000 in Year 1 and $1.05 million in Year 2.

All of the Wild's NHL restricted free agents ...Read more