Goalie Cal Petersen signs contract extension with Kings

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LOS ANGELES -- Cal Petersen signed a three-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Kings worth $858,833 annually.

The contract pays two ways, at the NHL and minor league levels, for next season and one way for the following two seasons.

Petersen, 24, is considered the goalie of the future for the organization. He went 5-4-1 with a 2.60 ...Read more

Blackhawks trade Artem Anisimov to Senators for veteran forward Zack Smith

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CHICAGO -- The Blackhawks saved some salary-cap space Tuesday when they traded center Artem Anisimov to the Senators for veteran center Zack Smith.

The Hawks will have an extra $1.3 million to work with after swapping Anisimov and his $4.55 million cap hit for the 31-year-old Smith, who has two years left on his deal with a $3.25 million cap ...Read more

Ex-Kings defenseman Slava Voynov signs with team in Russia

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Former Kings defenseman Slava Voynov has signed a one-year contract with a team in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League.

Avangard Omsk announced Monday that it signed Voynov, who is suspended by the NHL for half of next season because of what the league ruled was a domestic assault incident from 2014.

The Kings severed ties to Voynov, 29, when ...Read more

Joe Pavelski on Sharks exit: 'Our heart definitely was with San Jose'

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STATELINE, Nev. -- Joe Pavelski is still missing a couple lower teeth. A couple others are damaged. The replacement process is still at least a few months out to repair the damage from using his mouth to score the San Jose Sharks' first goal in the final playoff push of his 13-year tenure.

"It's just part of it," Pavelski said nonchalantly ...Read more

Alex Iafallo signs two-year contract with Kings

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LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings addressed one of their offseason priorities Wednesday when they signed Alex Iafallo to a two-year contract.

Iafallo's new deal is worth $2.425 million annually through the 2020-21 season, according to the team. The left wing was scheduled for a salary arbitration hearing July 20, but his signing was expected...Read more

Former Kings coach Darryl Sutter says joining Ducks as an advisor is 'not a big deal'

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LOS ANGELES -- Five years ago, when the Ducks brought the Kings to the verge of elimination in their second-round playoff series, Darryl Sutter seized the moment like only he can.

In a postgame news conference at Honda Center, Sutter sarcastically praised Ducks goalie John Gibson when he said, "He's the best goalie I've ever seen. I can't ...Read more

Hurricanes will match offer sheet to Aho, owner Tom Dundon says

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The Carolina Hurricanes will match the offer sheet made Monday to star center Sebastian Aho by the Montreal Canadiens, Canes owner Tom Dundon said Tuesday.

Of his reaction to the offer sheet, Dundon, said, "We're surprised. We love the player and we're happy to have this done. And surprised someone would have thought this would work.

"We were ...Read more

New Blackhawks goalie Robin Lehner ready to join forces with Corey Crawford

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Robin Lehner's summer was getting off to a great start.

At the NHL Awards ceremony last month, Lehner's eloquent speech about his mental health and addiction issues while receiving the prestigious Masterton Trophy touched the hearts of hockey fans everywhere. Now all he wanted was to return to the Islanders, with whom he had found success on ...Read more

Blackhawks agree to terms with goalie Robin Lehner, a Vezina Trophy finalist, and center Ryan Carpenter on 1st day of free agency

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A little more than three months remain until the Blackhawks step on the ice at Prague's O2 Arena to launch their 2019-20 season against the Flyers.

Depending on how you view the Hawks' moves so far this summer, you're either giddy with anticipation and the first game feels like a lifetime away or there's no reason to rush to get on with another...Read more

Wild adds Mats Zuccarello, Ryan Hartman in free agency

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The first day of NHL free agency brought the first wave of change to the Wild's roster this offseason, as the team added right wingers Mats Zuccarello and Ryan Hartman.

Zuccarello gets a five-year deal worth $30 million.

"Minnesota was one of the teams that I felt wanted me the most," the 31-year-old said during a conference call from his home...Read more

Canadiens tender offer sheet for Hurricanes star forward Sebastian Aho

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The Montreal Canadiens, making a major move on the first day of NHL free agency, extended an offer sheet Monday to All-Star center Sebastian Aho of the Carolina Hurricanes.

The offer sheet to Aho, a restricted free agent, was a five-year deal at $8.454 million a year. The Habs would also forfeit a first-round pick, second-round and third-round ...Read more

The Panthers agree to terms with two-time Vezina Trophy winner Sergei Bobrovsky

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In terms of signing Russian star free agents, the Florida Panthers went 1 for 2 on Monday.

The Panthers agreed to a seven-year, $70 million contract with goalie Sergei Bobrovsky, 30.

He is a two-time Vezina Trophy winner as the NHL's top goaltender in 2012-2013 and again in 2016-2017.

Unfortunately for the Panthers, they failed to come terms ...Read more

Blackhawks reacquire Andrew Shaw from Canadiens for three draft picks

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The Blackhawks brought in some much-needed toughness Sunday, reacquiring fan favorite Andrew Shaw from the Canadiens for three draft picks.

Shaw, whom the Hawks dealt to the Canadiens three years ago, is signed through 2021-22, and his contract carries a $3.9 million salary-cap hit. He had a career-high 47 points (19 goals, 28 assists) for the ...Read more

Hurricanes trade for goalie James Reimer, send Scott Darling to Panthers

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Carolina Hurricanes general manager Don Waddell said Saturday he was confident the Canes would find a goalie.

On Sunday, the Canes made a trade for one: James Reimer, from the Florida Panthers.

Waddell indicated Sunday that the deal for Reimer did not mean the Canes had given up on re-signing goalie Petr Mrazek -- "Not at all," he said. Nor ...Read more

Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo retiring after 19 NHL seasons

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Roberto Luongo is calling it a career.

After 19 seasons in the NHL, 11 of which came over two stints with the Florida Panthers, the 40-year-old goaltender announced in an open letter on Wednesday afternoon that he is retiring from professional hockey.

"I love the game so much, but the commitment I required to prepare, to keep my body ready, ...Read more

Blues sign coach Craig Berube to 3-year contract

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The Blues have signed Craig Berube to a three-year contract, officially removing the interim tag from the coach who led the team to its first Stanley Cup championship after taking over for Mike Yeo on Nov. 19.

Contract terms weren't immediately available.

That Berube would stay became all but official at the start of the Western Conference ...Read more

Blackhawks' 2019-20 schedule includes a 7-game homestand, Joel Quenneville's return to Chicago

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CHICAGO -- The NHL on Tuesday released its complete 2019-20 regular-season schedule, with the Blackhawks returning from their season opener in Prague on Oct. 4 to launch a season-long seven-game homestand.

The home opener at the United Center against the Sharks on Oct. 10 was previously announced last week.

Former Hawks coach Joel Quenneville,...Read more

From Edmonton to Saskatoon to Chicago, Blackhawks top pick Kirby Dach never stopped thinking about the sport

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The frozen ponds of Canada are where many kids first lace up skates and establish NHL dreams.

When the season turns and the ice briefly melts, hockey can take a bit of a back seat to summer pleasures. But only for a short while.

During summers, Hilary and Dale Dach would take their three kids -- including oldest son Kirby, whom the Blackhawks ...Read more

Blackhawks acquire defenseman Calvin de Haan and a prospect for Gustav Forsling and Anton Forsberg

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With each passing trade, the Blackhawks seem to be tipping their hand that something larger is in store.

The Hawks acquired defenseman Calvin de Haan and forward prospect Aleksi Saarela from the Hurricanes on Monday for goalie Anton Forsberg and defenseman Gustav Forsling, both of whom were restricted free agents.

The deal comes less than a ...Read more

Hurricanes obtain 2020 first-round pick, Marleau from Maple Leafs

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- While not a blockbuster deal, the Carolina Hurricanes worked out a trade Saturday with the Toronto Maple Leafs at the NHL draft in Vancouver.

The Canes received a conditional first-round pick in the 2020 draft, Toronto's seventh-round selection in 2020 and veteran forward Patrick Marleau in exchange for Carolina's sixth-round ...Read more


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