by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 1:04 PM EDT
BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Sabres have acquired defenceman Josh Gorges in a trade with the Montreal Canadiens.In exchange, the Sabres gave up a second-round pick in the 2016 draft in a deal made Tuesday shortly after the start of the NHL's free-agency period.
by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 12:53 PM EDT
CALGARY - The Calgary Flames have signed goaltender Jonas Hiller to a two-year, US$9-million deal, his agent tells The Canadian Press.Hiller made 50 starts in goal for Anaheim last season, posing a 29-13-7 record with five shutouts, a 2.
by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 12:47 PM EDT
ST. LOUIS - The St. Louis Blues have lured Paul Stastny away from division rival Colorado, signing the veteran centre to a four-year, US$28 million deal Tuesday.
by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 12:44 PM EDT
MONTREAL - The Montreal Canadiens have traded defenceman Josh Gorges to the Buffalo Sabres for a 2016 second-round pick.Gorges, who rejected a deal that would have sent him to the Toronto Maple Leafs, had a list of 15 teams he would not accept a trade to.
by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 12:42 PM EDT
Jim Rutherford didn't expect to fill all the holes on the Pittsburgh Penguins' roster in a day.Good thing, because it didn't happen. Not even close.
by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 12:35 PM EDT
EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers have signed defenceman Mark Fayne and forward Benoit Pouliot.Fayne signed a US$14.5-million, four-year deal with Edmonton.
by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 12:21 PM EDT
BROSSARD, Que. - Balancing the defence and making room for younger leaders marked the opening day of NHL free agency for the Montreal Canadiens.
by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 12:07 PM EDT
DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings have signed forward Riley Sheahan to a $1.9 million, two-year contract.Detroit completed the deal with the restricted free agent Tuesday just before he potentially could have gotten offers from other teams.
by The Canadian Press - July 1, 2014 11:18 AM EDT
OTTAWA - For the second straight year the Ottawa Senators have lost their captain on the opening day of NHL free agency.The Senators traded Jason Spezza, who was coming off his first year as captain, to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday for winger Alex Chiasson along with prospects Alex Guptill, Nicholas Paul and a second-round pick in 2015.
by The Canadian Press - June 30, 2014 10:15 PM EDT
WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg Jets have re-signed forward Chris Thorburn for three more years the night before NHL free agency begins.The deal is worth $3.
by The Canadian Press - June 30, 2014 9:00 PM EDT
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - The Los Angeles Kings have re-signed defenceman Jeff Schultz to a two-year contract.The Stanley Cup champions announced the deal Monday with Schultz, who played a key supporting role in their title run.
by The Canadian Press - June 30, 2014 7:24 PM EDT
When the clock strikes noon, money will be thrown like crazy ... as usual.Even with the salary cap being set lower than many general managers expected and hoped for at $69 million and what's considered a shallow pool of top-end players available, this unrestricted-free-agent period figures to follow the familiar script of teams bidding up prices to keep up with each other.
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