August 19, 2014

Tim Leiweke denies report he's leaving MLSE, says focus is on 'season at hand'

by The Canadian Press - August 19, 2014 2:39 PM EDT

TORONTO - Tim Leiweke is denying a report that he will soon be leaving Maple Leaf Sports&Entertainment.In an email to The Canadian Press, Leiweke said the report was "not true" and that he's "focused on the season at hand.


New York Islanders sell minority stake of team to Capitals co-owner, London-based investor

New York Islanders sell minority stake of team to Capitals co-owner, London-based investor

by The Canadian Press - August 19, 2014 2:09 PM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - The New York Islanders are selling a minority stake of the team, with a former Washington Capitals co-owner and a London-based investor to become full owners in two years.


Maple Leafs hire Brandon Pridham as assistant to the general manager

by The Canadian Press - August 19, 2014 1:51 PM EDT

TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs have hired Brandon Pridham as the assistant to general manager Dave Nonis.Pridham, who was with the NHL as senior director of central registry and central scouting, will "assist with salary cap analysis, contract negotiations and collective bargaining agreement interpretation," the team said Tuesday in a release.


Ten years later a settlement is reached in Bertuzzi-Moore lawsuit

Ten years later a settlement is reached in Bertuzzi-Moore lawsuit

by The Canadian Press - August 19, 2014 11:26 AM EDT

TORONTO - A settlement has been reached in Steve Moore's lawsuit against NHL forward Todd Bertuzzi, more than 10 years after the infamous on-ice attack ended Moore's career.

August 18, 2014

Karlsson says Senators will make the right choice in naming Spezza's replacement

Karlsson says Senators will make the right choice in naming Spezza's replacement

by The Canadian Press - August 18, 2014 4:36 PM EDT

OTTAWA - Erik Karlsson says he'd be glad to take on the added responsibility that comes with being the new captain of the Ottawa Senators.He'd also be perfectly happy if the team decides to go in another direction.


Leafs sign eighth overall pick William Nylander to entry-level contract

by The Canadian Press - August 18, 2014 4:07 PM EDT

TORONTO - The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed first-round draft pick William Nylander to a three-year entry level contract.The forward was selected eighth overall by Toronto at the NHL draft in June.


Chicago Blackhawks sign G Michael Leighton to 1-year contract

by The Canadian Press - August 18, 2014 3:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO - The Chicago Blackhawks have signed goaltender Michael Leighton to a one-year contract.The 33-year-old Leighton provides some organizational depth behind starter Corey Crawford and backup Antti Raanta.


Buffalo chosen to host NHL scouting combine for next 2 years; decision called a 'natural fit'

by The Canadian Press - August 18, 2014 1:24 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The NHL's pre-draft scouting combine will be held in Buffalo the next two seasons.NHL Vice-President Colin Campbell on Monday called Buffalo a "natural fit" in announcing the league's decision at a news conference with the Sabres.


Ottawa Senators sign defenceman Mark Borowiecki to three-year extension

by The Canadian Press - August 18, 2014 10:56 AM EDT

OTTAWA - The Ottawa Senators have signed defenceman Mark Borowiecki to a US$3.3-million, three-year contract extension.Borowiecki, 24, scored one goal and added 48 penalty minutes in 13 games with Ottawa this season.

August 17, 2014

People familiar with discussions tell AP Buffalo to host NHL scouting combine next 2 years

by The Canadian Press - August 17, 2014 9:58 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The NHL's annual pre-draft scouting combine is moving to Buffalo for the next two years, two people familiar with discussions told The Associated Press on Sunday night.

August 15, 2014

NHL MVP Sidney Crosby ready for new regime in Pittsburgh as aching wrist heals

NHL MVP Sidney Crosby ready for new regime in Pittsburgh as aching wrist heals

by The Canadian Press - August 15, 2014 5:45 PM EDT

ESTERO, Fla. - Pittsburgh Penguins star centre Sidney Crosby's right wrist appears to be on the road to recovery.The reigning NHL MVP said Friday he's pleased with the way his wrist has responded to treatment over the summer and is anxious for training camp to begin as the Penguins try to recover from their second-round collapse in the playoffs.


Anaheim Ducks re-sign F Jakob Silfverberg to 1-year contract

Anaheim Ducks re-sign F Jakob Silfverberg to 1-year contract

by The Canadian Press - August 15, 2014 3:46 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Anaheim Ducks have re-signed forward Jakob Silfverberg to a one-year, $850,500 contract.The Ducks announced the deal with the restricted free agent on Friday.

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