NBA news from Woj:
  • Chicago's Saad traded to St. Louis in seven-player deal

    (Reuters) - The Chicago Blackhawks traded away forwards Brandon Saad, Alex Broadhurst and defenseman Michael Paliotta in a seven-playerdeal with the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday. The Blackhawks received forwards Artem Anisimov, Marko Dano, Jeremy Morin, Corey Tropp and a fourth-round pick in…

  • Champion Blackhawks trade Saad in seven-player deal

    Brandon Saad, a 22-year-old left wing who helped the Chicago Blackhawks win two of the past three National Hockey League titles, was traded Tuesday to Columbus in a seven-player deal. The Blackhawks, who defeated Tampa Bay in the Stanley Cup Final earlier this month, sent Saad, defenseman Michael…

  • Jets, Stafford agree to 2-year, $8.7 million deal

    Drew Stafford gave up long-term security to sign a new deal with the Winnipeg Jets. Stafford signed an $8.7 million, two-year contract on the eve of free agency to remain in Winnipeg, where he's had success since a trade from the Buffalo Sabres. ''I think the term works good for both sides,''…

    The Associated Press
  • Canadiens agree to 2-year deal with forward Brian Flynn

    MONTREAL (AP) -- Forward Brian Flynn agreed to a $1.9 million, two-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday.

    The Associated Press
  • Flames sign defenseman Dougie Hamilton to 6-year contract

    Bruins general manager Don Sweeney didn't think Dougie Hamilton would have been ''comfortable'' signing long term in Boston. Hamilton signed a $34.5 million, six-year deal Tuesday with the Flames that adds him to one of the NHL's best defense groups. The Flames sent the 15th, 42nd and 57th picks in…

    The Associated Press
  • Blackhawks agree to one-year extension with goalie Leighton

    CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms with veteran goaltender Michael Leighton on a one-year extension through next season.

    The Associated Press
  • Devils name Scott Clemmensen goaltending development coach

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- The New Jersey Devils have hired Scott Clemmensen as their goaltending development coach.

    The Associated Press
  • Islanders sign Anders Lee to 4-year contract

    NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Islanders have signed forward Anders Lee to a four-year contract.

    The Associated Press
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  • Capitals re-sign Jay Beagle to $5.25M, 3-year contract

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Center Jay Beagle has re-signed with the Washington Capitals, getting a $5.25 million, three-year contract.

    The Associated Press
  • Blackhawks agree to terms with D David Rundblad

    CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms with defenseman David Rundblad on a two-year extension through the 2016-17 season.

    The Associated Press
  • Predators sign forward Austin Watson to 2-year contract

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Nashville Predators have signed forward Austin Watson to a two-year contract.

    The Associated Press
  • Stars sign newly acquired goalie Niemi to 3-year contract

    Antti Niemi used to live not far from Finnish countryman Kari Lehtonen. Now the pair will share a locker room in Dallas, faced with the persistent question of who will be the No. 1 goalie for the Stars, if they even have one. General manager Jim Nill doesn't see a problem after signing Niemi, a…

    The Associated Press
  • Sharks acquire goalie Martin Jones from Bruins

    Martin Jones was at the top of San Jose's list as general manager Doug Wilson went into the offseason searching for a starting goaltender. As soon as Jones was dealt from rival Los Angeles to Boston, Wilson saw his opportunity to get him. Jones was traded for the second time in five days on…

    The Associated Press
  • Grading the Draft - Part 2

    Corey Abbott breaks down the picks and trades for the Atlantic and Central divisions.

  • Coyotes acquire Gordon from Edmonton for Korpikoski

    Boyd Gordon never really wanted to leave Arizona, so the veteran forward is thrilled to be back in the desert. The Coyotes filled a need at center on Tuesday, acquiring Gordon from the Edmonton Oilers for forward Lauri Korpikoski. ''It was tough to leave Phoenix,'' Gordon said.

    The Associated Press
  • Canes place Semin on waivers, plan to buy out his contract

    Alexander Semin's time with the Carolina Hurricanes is over. The Hurricanes on Tuesday placed the enigmatic forward on unconditional waivers with the intent to buy out his hefty contract. The move came the day before the start of the NHL's free agency period.

    The Associated Press
  • Coyotes must increase bond; City must make quarterly payment

    A judge has ordered the Arizona Coyotes' ownership to increase its bond payment to Glendale by $750,000 while ordering the city to make its $3.75 million quarterly payment to the team. Bond was increased from $250,000 to $1 million and Glendale has to make its scheduled fourth-quarter payment by…

    The Associated Press
  • NHL teams more cautious going into free agency

    ''It's not a great group,'' Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said recently. Options are out there, such as center Antoine Vermette, wingers Matt Beleskey and Justin Williams, defensemen Mike Green and Christian Ehrhoff and goaltender Karri Ramo. ''You can't grab four or five guys…

    The Associated Press