NHL notebook: Bettman will try to finalize Olympics deal Monday
• Commissioner Gary Bettman will try to wrap up a deal Monday allowing NHL players to compete in the Sochi Olympics. He said the league will meet in New York with the players' association, the International Olympic Committee and International Ice Hockey Federation.
• The Canadiens used a compliance buyout on defenseman Tomas Kaberle. The 14-year veteran had a year remaining on his contract with a salary cap hit of $4.25 million. NHL teams are allowed to buy out two players under the collective bargaining agreement. The Canadiens used their first one to buy out center Scott Gomez before the lockout-shortened season.
• Todd Richards got a vote of confidence from the Blue Jackets. The club signed Richards to a one-year contract extension through the 2014-15 season. Richards, a former coach for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, led Columbus to a 24-17-7 mark in 2012-13. The club, which was last in the NHL after its first 19 games, went 19-5-5 to the finish and tied for eighth in the Western Conference, missing the playoffs on a tiebreaker with Minnesota.
• Daniel Alfredsson will be returning for an 18th season with the Senators. Alfredsson, 40, had been contemplating retirement after last season, but the Senators received word from his agent letting them know he'd be back. Alfredsson has been Ottawa's captain for 14 seasons.
• The Blackhawks took out a full-page ad in Friday's Boston Globe thanking the city for its hospitality during the Stanley Cup finals. The ad featured a letter from Blackhawks chairman Rocky Wirtz and team president John McDonough thanking the city, the Bruins and fans for the way the Blackhawks and their fans were treated while in Boston.
— Wire reports
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