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NHL notebook: Hurricanes lock up goalie Ward with 2-year contract extension

The Hurricanes signed goaltender Cam Ward to a two-year, $6.6 million contract extension. The team announced the deal Thursday. Ward will be paid $3.5 million next ...

Hockey world bids farewell to Gordie Howe

DETROIT — Gordie Howe could break a lobster claw with his fingers, one of his sons said, and make people melt in his hands with ...

Reports: NHL settles on Las Vegas for expansion

The NHL is ready to roll the dice on Las Vegas. A person with direct knowledge of the NHL's decision said the league has settled on ...

Hockey legend Gordie Howe dies at 88 

DETROIT — Gordie Howe, the rough-and-tumble Canadian farm boy whose boundless blend of talent and toughness made him the NHL's quintessential star during a career ...

Sharks roll past Blues, earn 1st Stanley Cup Final berth

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Captain Joe Pavelski scored an early goal, Joel Ward added two of his own and the San Jose Sharks advanced to ...

NHL notebook: Red Wings likely to part ways with veterans Richards, Quincey

At least two players won't be back with the Red Wings next season. General manager Ken Holland told the Detroit Free Press on Thursday he informed ...

NHL notebook: Ex-Penguins player Stevens freed from jail

Former Penguins winger Kevin Stevens was freed without bail Wednesday after pleading not guilty to federal drug charges. Stevens spent five nights in jail since his ...

NHL notebook: Panthers select new GM, front office staff

When Tom Rowe joined the Hartford Whalers as a 23-year-old right wing, he played on a line with hard-nosed legend Gordie Howe and enforcer extraordinaire ...

NHL notebook: Ovechkin, 2 Capitals teammates join Russia at world championships

Capitals forwards Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov and defenseman Dmitry Orlov will join the Russian national team at the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, ...

NHL notebook: Panthers re-sign defenseman Gudbranson to 1-year deal

The Panthers and defenseman Erik Gudbranson agreed on a one-year contract. Florida announced the deal Monday. Panthers general manager Dale Tallon said Gudbranson is an "important ...

NHL notebook: Senators hire Boucher as coach

Guy Boucher was hired as coach of the Senators on Sunday. The 44-year-old Boucher becomes the 12th head coach in Senators franchise history, replacing Dave Cameron, ...

NHL notebook: Benn, Kane, Holtby are Lindsay Award finalists

Dallas forward Jamie Benn, Washington goalie Braden Holtby and Chicago forward Patrick Kane are the finalists for the Ted Lindsay Award as the NHL's most ...

NHL notebook: 44-year-old Jagr returning to Panthers on 1-year deal

Jaromir Jagr is returning to the Florida Panthers. The 44-year-old agreed to a one-year contract to return to the club. The team announced the ...

Notebook: Olympic official concerned NHL players will skip 2018 Winter Games

The head of hockey's international body said there is a strong possibility NHL players won't be competing at the next Winter Olympics. International Ice Hockey Federation ...

NHL notebook: Ducks fire Boudreau after another early playoff exit

The Ducks fired coach Bruce Boudreau on Friday, two days after the four-time Pacific Division champions' first-round exit from the playoffs. While announcing the move, Ducks ...

NHL notebook: Interim coach could get Wild job permanently

Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher is about to embark on another coaching search, the third of his tenure and a critical one for the immediate ...