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Settlement reached in Moore-Bertuzzi lawsuit

A settlement has been reached in Steve Moore’s lawsuit against NHL forward Todd Bertuzzi, more than 10 years after the bloody, on-ice attack ended Moore’s career. Geoff Adair, a lawyer for Bertuzzi, confirmed the case was “settled in its totality” but said Tuesday the terms are confidential. The multimillion-dollar lawsuit ...

Sep 18, 2014

Sharks give Braun five-year deal

The San Jose Sharks have signed defenseman Justin Braun to a $19 million, five-year extension. The deal announced Wednesday will keep Braun under contract through the 2019-20 season. Braun has one year remaining on his current contract. Braun emerged as one of San Jose’s ...

Sep 18, 2014

Oilers tab Pelletier as skating coach

The Edmonton Oilers have hired Olympic figure skating champion David Pelletier as a skating coach. The team made the announcement on Wednesday. Pelletier won a gold medal in pairs with partner Jamie Sale at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games. The Canadians were awarded ...

Sep 12, 2014

Ducks coach gets two-year extension

Bruce Boudreau has transformed the Anaheim Ducks from underachievers into contenders, and the club is confident the coach can finally chase down his first Stanley Cup championship. Boudreau agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2016-17 season with the Ducks on Wednesday. The ...

Koivu brings curtain down on long NHL career

Sep 11, 2014

Koivu brings curtain down on long NHL career

Saku Koivu has retired after an 18-year NHL career with the Anaheim Ducks and the Montreal Canadiens. The four-time Finnish Olympic medalist and cancer survivor announced his decision through the NHL players’ association on Wednesday. The Ducks decided they wouldn’t attempt to re-sign Koivu ...

Sep 10, 2014

'Miracle on Ice' member dies at 57

Bob Suter, a member of the “Miracle On Ice” team that won the Olympic gold medal in 1980 and the father of Minnesota Wild star Ryan Suter, died Tuesday at the age of 57. Suter died suddenly in his hometown of Madison, Wisconsin, and ...

Sep 10, 2014

Report: Sabres owner to buy Bills

Buffalo Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula took a highly aggressive approach by bidding an NFL-record $1.4 billion to get the Buffalo Bills and keep them in western New York. A person with direct knowledge of the sale process confirmed the winning bid to ...

Sep 5, 2014

Bettman rejects expansion report

The NHL won’t grow beyond 30 teams and has no plans to add or move franchises any time soon, commissioner Gary Bettman said. “We’re not in an expansion mode,” Bettman said Thursday at the Bloomberg Sports Business Summit in New York. Bettman said a ...

NHL says expansion still in discussion stage

Aug 28, 2014

NHL says expansion still in discussion stage

The NHL insists expansion is not imminent. “Nothing has happened to change the status quo,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said in a telephone interview Wednesday with AP. “There continues to be interest from some markets, and we continue to be interested in discussing ...

Aug 22, 2014

Goalie Giguere ends storied career

The goaltender known as “Jiggy” is stepping away from the net. Jean-Sebastien Giguere announced his retirement Thursday after 16 NHL seasons in which he won 262 games, a Conn Smythe Trophy and a Stanley Cup championship. The Colorado Avalanche say Giguere made his decision ...

Jul 5, 2014

Canucks re-sign Kassian, Weber

The Vancouver Canucks re-signed forward Zack Kassian and defenseman Yannick Weber on Friday. Kassian had 29 points (14 goals, 15 assists) and 124 penalty minutes in 73 games for the Canucks last season. He signed a $3.5 million, two-year deal “Zack is a skilled, ...

Ekblad top draft pick

Jun 28, 2014

Ekblad top draft pick

Florida selected Aaron Ekblad with the first pick in the NHL draft on Friday, making him the first defenseman to go No. 1 since St. Louis took Erik Johnson in 2006. “I want that burden of expectation,” Ekblad said. “I want that feel for ...

Penguins captain Crosby named MVP

Jun 25, 2014

Penguins captain Crosby named MVP

Seven years after Sidney Crosby won his first Hart Trophy, the Pittsburgh captain has been recognized as the NHL’s best once again. Crosby won the NHL’s most valuable player award for the second time Tuesday night at the league’s postseason awards ceremony in Las ...