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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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12:58 PM ET Joe DeMartinoESPN Editor Close General Editor Joined ESPN in 2006 Massachusetts native, Northwestern graduate The cause of Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown‘s foot injury has been revealed: because he used improper foot protection at a French cryotherapy clinic in July, he’s developed severe frostbite, which has kept him out of Raiders
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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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3:41 PM ET Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Blues defenseman Joel Edmundson has been awarded a $3.1 million, one-year contract in arbitration. Edmundson was one of four St. Louis restricted free agents to file for player-elected salary arbitration this summer after helping the team win its first Stanley Cup in franchise history. Goaltender Jordan Binnington
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12:01 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The Ottawa Senators are circumventing the salary cap. OK, that’s a bit of hyperbole, which I believe is legally allowed when opining about hockey in early August. It’s more accurate to say that the Ottawa Senators are circumventing “the spirit” of the salary cap. They currently have a projected cap
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Aug 1, 2019 After a disappointing stint with the rebuilding New York Rangers, Kevin Shattenkirk now gets a legitimate shot at a Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning. The team announced that it has signed the defenseman to a one-year, $1.75 million contract. The Rangers bought out the last two years of the 30-year-old’s
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8:31 AM ET Arizona Coyotes top defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson was bitten on the hand by his family dog in May but is expected to be fine for the beginning of the season. According to reports, the 28-year-old was briefly hospitalized and received four stitches. The dog was euthanized because it had been involved in similar
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