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NHL notebook: Panthers interested in re-signing 43-year-old Jagr

By Wire Reports
Panthers general manager Dale Tallon is interested in re-signing impending unrestricted free agent forward Jaromir Jagr in the offseason, the Miami Herald reported. Tallon told the Herald that he met with Jagr’s agent, Petr Svoboda, on Saturday in Montreal before the Panthers’ game against the Canadiens. Contract discussions won’t be held ...

NHL notebook: Kings recall high-salaried center Richards from AHL

By The Associated Press
The Kings recalled Mike Richards from their AHL affiliate, two months after the $69 million center’s high-profile demotion. • Predators forward Craig Smith was fined $5,000 for high-sticking. — AP ...

Starkey: NHL GMs have heads in sand

By Joe Starkey
Scanning the Internet for news from the NHL general managers’ meetings in Boca Raton, Fla., I came across a pathetic little story on nhl.com. I ...

NHL notebook: Maple Leafs sign Penn State’s Bailey to 2-year contract

Staff and Wire Reports
The Maple Leafs signed free agent forward Casey Bailey, a Penn State product, to a two-year entry level contract. Bailey had 40 points for Penn State this season, including a Big Ten-best 22 goals. He had 45 goals and 35 ...

NHL notebook: Maple Leafs center Kadri suspended 4 games for hit

Wire Reports
NEW YORK — The NHL suspended Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri four games for his hit to the head of Edmonton’s Matt Fraser. Kadri confirmed the suspension Wednesday at Toronto’s practice. The hit occurred in the Oilers’ 4-1 home victory over ...

NHL general manager talks to key on goalies

By The Associated Press
Goaltending and three-on-three overtime will be at the forefront of discussions when NHL general managers gather Monday in Boca Raton, Fla. The GMs will meet for three days. Any rule changes they recommend must go to the joint NHL/NHL Players’ Association ...

ESPN will air 2016 World Cup of Hockey

By The Associated Press
Professional pucks will be back on ESPN. The cable TV giant regained a foothold with the NHL on Wednesday when it was awarded the U.S. rights to broadcast the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. The NHL and NHL Players’ Association, who are ...

NHL notebook: Blue Jackets’ Clarkson sidelined 4 to 6 weeks with torn oblique

Wire Reports
Blue Jackets right wing David Clarkson will miss four to six weeks with a torn oblique muscle suffered Tuesday night against the Capitals. The injured-ravaged club has totaled 406 man-games lost to injury with 19 games remaining. Last season’s total was ...

NHL notebook: Pair of Avalanche players pick up fines

Wire Reports
NEW YORK — Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog and forward Cody McLeod were fined by the league for their actions in the waning seconds of a 3-1 loss to Minnesota on Saturday. Landeskog was fined $5,000 for a punch he threw at ...

NHL notebook: Canadiens acquire Petry from Oilers

Wire Reports
MONTREAL — The Canadiens made the first major move on the morning of the NHL’s trade deadline day by acquiring Jeff Petry from the Oilers ...

NHL notebook: Rangers boost ‘D’ by acquiring Yandle

Wire Reports
GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Rangers acquired All-Star defenseman Keith Yandle from the Coyotes on Sunday for defenseman John Moore, a top prospect and two draft picks. Arizona also sent defenseman Chris Summers and a fourth-round draft pick to the Rangers, who ...

NHL notebook: Panthers swing deal to acquire veteran Jagr

By The Associated Press
SUNRISE, Fla. — Jaromir Jagr hasn’t won the Stanley Cup since 1992. The Florida Panthers never have hoisted hockey’s holiest grail, chasing it since their inception in 1993. And now, their paths surprisingly will align, with hope of completing those quests. Chasing ...

Bettman `intrigued’ by possible outdoor game at Beaver Stadium

By Jason Mackey
WASHINGTON — A potential outdoor hockey game between the Penguins and the Philadelphia Flyers at Penn State’s Beaver Stadium has been discussed, NHL commissioner Gary ...

NHL notebook: Blackhawks’ Kane goes on long-term IR

By The Associated Press
CHICAGO — Blackhawks star Patrick Kane had surgery Wednesday to repair a broken left collarbone, likely sidelining the dynamic winger for the rest of the season unless the team makes a deep run in the playoffs. Team physician Dr. Michael Terry ...