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  • Former Blackhawk forward Ron "Chico" Maki dies at 76

    TORONTO (AP) -- Ron ''Chico'' Maki, a member of the Chicago Blackhawks 1961 Stanley Cup champions, has died. He was 76.

    The Associated Press
  • NHL's Mike Richards charged with controlled substance

    NHL free agent Mike Richards has been charged with possession of a controlled substance. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police say he was charged Tuesday and is to appear in provincial court Sept. 10. Police say a 30-year-old male was arrested and released June 17 after the RCMP was notified that a…

    The Associated Press
  • Ex-Tampa Bay forward Gusev gets doping ban in Russia

    A veteran forward who played for the Tampa Bay Lightning and Dallas Stars has been banned for breaking doping rules in the latest doping case to hit Russian hockey. Gusev's ban is backdated to March 23, the same month as he played in the first round of the Kontinental Hockey League playoffs for…

    The Associated Press
  • NHL-National Hockey League roundup

    Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane met with investigators in New York regarding rape allegations following an extensive search of his home where the crime is alleged to have taken place. The Buffalo News first reported that Kane, 26, met with an investigator from the Erie County District…

  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EST on Wednesday, Aug. 26

    Aug. 26 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Wednesday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 - - - - NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Changes could make new stars in Steelers' defense PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Steelers move on from many vital parts of their 3-4…

  • Canadiens hire Craig Ramsay as a consultant

    The Montreal Canadiens have hired Craig Ramsay as a coaching consultant. Ramsay spent last season as an assistant coach with the Edmonton Oilers. The 64-year-old has totaled more than 1,500 games as assistant coach and more than 150 as head coach with seven NHL teams.

    The Associated Press
  • Flames sign Mark Giordano to 6-year contract

    The Calgary Flames completed the top task on their summer to-do list by signing captain Mark Giordano to a six-year contract extension. The 31-year-old defenseman still has a year remaining on his deal, but Flames general manager Brad Treliving said in May that re-signing Giordano was his ''No. 1…

    The Associated Press
  • 2015-16 Preview Part 5

    The 2015-16 preview continues with Winnipeg, Dallas, Colorado, Anaheim and Vancouver.

  • Penguins to start camp with Kessel next to Crosby

    General manager Jim Rutherford said Tuesday the team plans to place the high-powered forward alongside star center Sidney Crosby when the Penguins open training camp next month. The Penguins acquired the three-time All-Star from Toronto in July to give the franchise a needed boost after a…

    The Associated Press