Share This Page
NHL

NHL notebook: Former Penguin Kovalev announces retirement

| Thursday, July 3, 2014, 6:39 p.m.

• Former Penguins forward Alex Kovalev officially announced his retirement Thursday after a 24-year professional career, NHL.com reported. Kovalev spent 19 years in the NHL with five teams, including two stints with the Penguins (1998-2002, 2010-11), and won a Stanley Cup with the Rangers in 1994. He finished his NHL career with 430 goals and 599 assists in 1,316 games.

• Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello told the Newark (N.J.) Star Ledger that he soon hopes to sign goaltender Cory Schneider to an extension. Schneider, 28, is signed through next season. He was 16-15-12 in 45 games in his first season with the Devils after coming to New Jersey in a 2013 trade with the Canucks.

• The Hurricanes signed Tim Gleason, who they traded to the Maple Leafs in January, to a one-year, $1.2 million deal. Gleason, 31, had one goal, five assists and 65 penalty minutes in 56 games last season.

• The Sabres signed free agent Tyson Strachan to a one-year contract. The 29-year-old defenseman had two assists in 18 games with the Capitals last season.

• The Maple Leafs signed forwards Mike Santorelli and Petri Kontiola to one-year contracts. Santorelli spent last season with the Canucks. He had 10 goals and 18 assists in 49 games for Vancouver before a shoulder injury derailed his season. Kontiola, who will reportedly make $1.1 million, last played in the NHL during a 12-game stint with the Blackhawks in the 2007-08 season.

• The Coyotes named former Sabres general manager Darcy Regier as senior vice president and assistant general manager. Regier spent 17 years as Buffalo's general manager, the longest tenure in the franchise's 44-year history. He helped lead the Sabres to the 1999 Stanley Cup Final and the Eastern Conference final four times.

— Wire reports

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.