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  • Former Leafs GM Dave Nonis joins Ducks' front office

    Former Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis has joined the Anaheim Ducks' front office as a special assignment scout and consultant to general manager Bob Murray. The Ducks announced the hiring Friday. Nonis was swept out along with coach Peter Horachek by team president Brendan Shanahan.

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  • LA Kings' Voynov pleads no contest in domestic abuse case

    Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov was sentenced to three months in jail Thursday after pleading no contest to beating his wife after an argument at a Halloween party last year. Voynov, 25, was also placed on probation for three years for misdemeanor corporal injury to a spouse. A felony…

    The Associated Press
  • Green movement coloring way sports looks at environment

    Andrew Ference was at the beginning of his NHL career when he met Dr. David Suzuki, who hosts a TV show in Canada. Ference told Suzuki about all the ways he's environmentally responsible at home. ''I was really patting myself on the back, and he just kind of looked at me and said 'So what?'''…

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  • O'Reilly signs $52.5 million, 7-year extension with Sabres

    The Buffalo Sabres have made newly acquired forward Ryan O'Reilly their highest-paid player by signing him to a $52.5 million, seven-year contract extension on Friday. The Sabres announced the signing, while two people familiar with discussions revealed the value of the contract to The Associated…

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  • Anaheim Ducks sign Shawn Horcoff to 1-year, $1.75 mill deal

    Veteran center Shawn Horcoff has agreed to a one-year, $1.75 million deal with the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks announced the deal Friday. Horcoff had 29 points and a plus-9 rating in 76 games for the Dallas Stars last season.

    The Associated Press
  • Saad signs 6-year, $36 million deal with Columbus

    Stanley Cup winner Brandon Saad signed a six-year, $36 million contract with his new team, the Columbus Blue Jackets, on Friday. Saad, 22, was acquired from Chicago earlier this week. Saad, who was vacationing in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina when the contract was finalized, said: ''I've been…

    The Associated Press
  • Oilers sign No. 1 pick McDavid to 3-year, entry-level deal

    Connor McDavid played 66 junior games for the Erie Otters this season and seven more at the world junior championship. McDavid went to Quebec City for the CHL awards, Buffalo for the NHL scouting combine, Edmonton for a visit and finally South Florida for the NHL draft. This week, the No. 1 pick is…

    The Associated Press
  • World championships lands defenseman Moore job with Devils

    Playing in the recent world hockey championships for the United States might have been the best thing that has happened to defenseman John Moore. Moore impressed New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero in helping the Americans earn a bronze medal in the Czech Republic and it got him a job when…

    The Associated Press
  • Canucks fire 2 assistant GMs, director of player personnel

    The Vancouver Canucks cleaned out their front office, firing assistant general managers Laurence Gilman and Lorne Henning and director of player personnel Eric Crawford on Thursday. Gilman, who also held the title of vice president of hockey operations, had been with the team since 2008 when Mike…

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  • RW Erik Condra signs 3-year contract with Lightning

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Free agent right wing Erik Condra has signed a three-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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  • LA Kings re-sign D Jamie McBain to 1-year deal

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Defenseman Jamie McBain has agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Los Angeles Kings.

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  • Rangers sign G Brandon Halverson to entry-level contract

    NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Rangers have signed 19-year-old goaltender Brandon Halverson to an entry-level contract.

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  • NHL-National Hockey League roundup

    July 2 (The Sports Xchange) - Martin St. Louis, a seven-time All-Star who played in the NHL for 16 seasons, retired Thursday. The 40-year-old right wing tallied 391 goals and 642 assists in 1,134 games for the Calgary Flames (1998-2000), the Tampa Bay Lightning (2000-14) and the New York Rangers…

    Reuters
  • Ducks sign new D Kevin Bieksa to 2-year extension thru 2018

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Defenseman Kevin Bieksa has agreed to a two-year, $8 million contract extension through 2018 with the Anaheim Ducks.

    The Associated Press
  • Longtime Sharks executive Wayne Thomas retires

    Longtime San Jose Sharks executive Wayne Thomas is retiring after 22 years in the organization. The 67-year-old Thomas announced his decision to step down as vice president and assistant general manager on Thursday. Thomas spent 45 years in hockey as a player, coach, scout and executive.

    The Associated Press
  • Ducks re-sign defenseman Korbinian Holzer to 1-year deal

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Defenseman Korbinian Holzer has re-signed with the Anaheim Ducks, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $750,000.

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  • Islanders sign 6 players to 2-way, 1-year contracts

    NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Islanders have signed Joe Whitney, James Wright and four other forwards to one-year, two-way contracts.

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  • Desjardins stays with Blackhawks

    CHICAGO (AP) -- Forward Andrew Desjardins has agreed to a two-year contract with the Stanley Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks.

    The Associated Press
  • Blackhawks reach deals with D Schilling, Liambas

    CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms with defensemen Cameron Schilling and Michael Liambas.

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