July 24, 2014

Goalie Kevin Poulin agrees to one-year deal with Islanders

by The Canadian Press - July 24, 2014 1:43 PM EDT

UNIONDALE, N.Y. - The New York Islanders have agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with goalie Kevin Poulin.Poulin appeared in 28 games last season with the Islanders and posted an 11-16-1 record, with a .

July 23, 2014

NHL free-agent defenceman Cory Sarich injured in cycling accident; extent of injuries unclear

NHL free-agent defenceman Cory Sarich injured in cycling accident; extent of injuries unclear

by The Canadian Press - July 23, 2014 8:29 PM EDT

DENVER - Free-agent NHL defenceman Cory Sarich is recovering in a Calgary hospital after a cycling accident this week.His agent, Tim Hodgson, released a statement Wednesday saying that Sarich was airlifted to the hospital after being hit by a motor vehicle in Invermere, British Columbia.


Buffalo Sabres sign free-agent defenceman Andre Benoit to 1-year contract

Buffalo Sabres sign free-agent defenceman Andre Benoit to 1-year contract

by The Canadian Press - July 23, 2014 7:00 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The Buffalo Sabres signed free-agent defenceman Andre Benoit to a one-year contract Wednesday.Benoit spent last season with the Colorado Avalanche, and had a career-best 28 points (seven goals, 21 assists) in 79 games.


Rangers, left wing Chris Kreider avoid arbitration by agreeing to 2-year deal

Rangers, left wing Chris Kreider avoid arbitration by agreeing to 2-year deal

by The Canadian Press - July 23, 2014 6:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Chris Kreider and the New York Rangers agreed on a two-year deal shortly before going to arbitration.For the second straight day, the Rangers averted arbitration with a restricted free-agent forward.


After LeBron went home, Stamkos understands but ignores Leafs speculation

After LeBron went home, Stamkos understands but ignores Leafs speculation

by The Canadian Press - July 23, 2014 2:32 PM EDT

TORONTO - LeBron James going home to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers led to speculation about whether a star NHL player might do the same in the near future.


Avalanche avoid arbitration with F Ryan O'Reilly, sign leading goal scorer to 2-year deal

Avalanche avoid arbitration with F Ryan O'Reilly, sign leading goal scorer to 2-year deal

by The Canadian Press - July 23, 2014 11:08 AM EDT

DENVER - The Colorado Avalanche have avoided arbitration with Ryan O'Reilly by signing the versatile forward to a two-year deal.O'Reilly led the team with a career-high 28 goals last season and won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, which is awarded to a player who best exemplifies gentlemanly conduct.

July 22, 2014

Rangers and Zuccarello agree on 1-year deal, avoid salary arbitration

Rangers and Zuccarello agree on 1-year deal, avoid salary arbitration

by The Canadian Press - July 22, 2014 9:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The New York Rangers are avoiding salary arbitration with forward Mats Zuccarello, agreeing to terms with the restricted free agent on a one-year, $3.


Toronto Maple Leafs sign veteran forward David Booth to one-year deal

Toronto Maple Leafs sign veteran forward David Booth to one-year deal

by The Canadian Press - July 22, 2014 3:54 PM EDT

TORONTO - Almost a month into free agency, the Toronto Maple Leafs went bargain hunting Tuesday by signing left-winger David Booth to a US$1.


Vancouver Canucks sign forwards Darren Archibald, Brandon DeFazio

Vancouver Canucks sign forwards Darren Archibald, Brandon DeFazio

by The Canadian Press - July 22, 2014 3:48 PM EDT

VANCOUVER - The Vancouver Canucks have signed forwards Darren Archibald and Brandon DeFazio.Archibald, 24, appeared in 16 regular season games for the Vancouver Canucks in the 2013-14 season, recording three points (one goal, two assists).


Ducks sign defenceman Sami Vatanen to 2-year contract coming off rookie season

by The Canadian Press - July 22, 2014 3:34 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Ducks have signed defenceman Sami Vatanen to a two-year contract coming off his rookie season.He had six goals, 15 assists and 22 penalty minutes in 48 games last season, when he won a bronze medal playing for Finland in the Sochi Olympics.


Stars reach 4-year deal with Roussel, only NHL player with 25 points, 150 penalty minutes

Stars reach 4-year deal with Roussel, only NHL player with 25 points, 150 penalty minutes

by The Canadian Press - July 22, 2014 12:48 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas - Versatile forward Antoine Roussel and the Dallas Stars have agreed to terms on a four-year contract.Roussel played in 81 games last season, when he had 29 points (14 goals and 15 assists) and 209 penalty minutes, making him the only player in the NHL with more than 25 points and 150 penalty minutes.


Shanahan begins changing direction of Leafs by hiring Dubas as assistant GM

Shanahan begins changing direction of Leafs by hiring Dubas as assistant GM

by The Canadian Press - July 22, 2014 10:43 AM EDT

TORONTO - Change was on Brendan Shanahan's mind when he took over as president of the Toronto Maple Leafs.After taking some time to assess the organization, he made his first major change to the front office Tuesday, firing assistant general manager Claude Loiselle and vice-president of hockey operations Dave Poulin, and hiring 28-year-old Kyle Dubas as the team's new assistant GM.

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