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8:59 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN The International Ice Hockey Federation suspended Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov for four years after testing positive for cocaine at the 2019 IIHF World Championships on May 26. The IIHF announced the suspension on Friday, and said Kuznetsov “didn’t require the analysis of his B-sample and was provisionally suspended on
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6:23 PM ET Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — Last season didn’t sit well with Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin. Unaccustomed to losing and no longer a rookie, Dahlin told The Associated Press on Thursday he feels better prepared and is far more driven to help transform the Sabres into contenders. “I’m putting more pressure on
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4:04 PM ET The Ottawa Senators have signed center Colin White to a six-year, $28.5 million contract, the team announced. On the rebuilding Senators, the 22-year-old White stepped into the top center position and had a solid season with 14 goals and 27 assists. He also quarterbacked the team’s second power-play unit. White will be
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5:07 PM ET The New York Islanders agreed to a one-year contract with veteran center Derick Brassard on Wednesday, the team announced. Terms were not disclosed. Brassard was traded twice last season, going from the Pittsburgh Penguins to the Florida Panthers early in February and then to the Colorado Avalanche at the trade deadline. Brassard
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8:56 AM ET Emily KaplanESPN Jayna Hefford has been hired to lead the recently formed Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association. Hefford replaces Bryan Hicks, who began July 1 but is no longer with the PWHPA. “About two weeks ago, I got a call from Kendall Coyne and [PWHPA advisor] Ilana Kloss,” Hefford told ESPN. “It’s
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7:34 PM ET Associated Press LAWRENCE, Mass. — Russ Conway, a hockey writer who was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1992 for his stories about corruption in the NHL Players Association that helped bring down union head Alan Eagleson, has died. He was 70. His death was reported by the Eagle-Tribune of Lawrence, Massachusetts, where
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7:17 PM ET Associated Press DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche agreed to a one-year deal with forward Valeri Nichushkin. The 24-year-old had 10 assists and no goals in 57 games last season with the Dallas Stars. He has 23 goals and 51 assists in 223 career games while in Dallas. Nichushkin was brought in by
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7:00 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN In 2009-10, the New Jersey Devils were confident that 25-year-old Zach Parise would help define their next decade in the NHL. Ditto the Washington Capitals, and their 25-year-old, 40-goal scorer Alex Semin. The Columbus Blue Jackets had a 25-year-old franchise player for the next decade in Rick Nash, having signed
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© Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports Patrick Maroon getting interest Michael Russo: Unrestricted free agent Patrick Maroon has over six ‘job opportunities’ for this season. No update on RFA Ivan Barbashev Jeremy Rutherford: As of yesterday, there is no update on St. Louis Blues restricted free agent forward Ivan Barbashev according to his agent. Guerin leading
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4:42 PM ET Associated Press DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings have acquired forward Adam Erne from the Tampa Bay Lightning for a fourth-round pick in the 2020 draft. Red Wings general manager Steve Yzerman made the move Wednesday, adding a player he drafted in the second round in 2013 while running Tampa Bay’s front
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9:42 AM ET Associated Press SUNRISE, Fla. — Roberto Luongo‘s No. 1 jersey will be retired by the Florida Panthers on March 7. The Panthers announced the ceremony date for their now-retired goaltender on Monday. Fittingly, the opponent will be the Montreal Canadiens — Luongo’s hometown team. Luongo will become the first Panthers player to
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2:55 PM ET Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes have re-signed team president and general manager Don Waddell to a contract extension. Owner Tom Dundon announced the signing of the multiyear deal Monday, but team officials did not disclose its specific length or terms. The 60-year-old Waddell had been mentioned as a candidate
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4:08 PM ET After a great — and inspirational — season on the ice, there was one save that Robin Lehner couldn’t make. Lehner on Saturday tweeted that he received his Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, which is awarded to the NHL player who “best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.” One
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10:15 AM ET Associated Press ELMONT, N.Y. — The New York state board responsible for economic development has approved a $1.3 billion project to build a 19,000-seat arena for the New York Islanders at Belmont Park. Newsday reports the six members of the Empire State Development board voted Thursday in favor of the complex that
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9:07 PM ET Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Nashville Predators have signed forward Rocco Grimaldi to a one-year deal worth $1 million based on the ruling of an independent arbitrator. The Predators announced the deal Tuesday night. An arbitrator heard Grimaldi’s case Sunday. Grimaldi, 26, is coming off his best season with five goals
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