BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Sabres coach Don Granato has hired his first staff, which will include long-time colleague Jason Christie. Also hired as assistants on Thursday were Marty Wilford and Matt Ellis, who finished last year as an assistant after Granato was promoted to interim head coach following Ralph Krueger’s firing in mid-March. Granato
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The Toronto Maple Leafs signed unrestricted free agent goaltender Petr Mrazek to a three-year contract worth $11.4 million on Wednesday.  Mrazek is expected to battle Jack Campbell for the starting role in Toronto. Welcome to Toronto, Petr!<br><br>🖊️ We’ve signed goaltender Petr Mrázek to a three-year contract. <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/LeafsForever?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#LeafsForever</a> &mdash;@MapleLeafs Mrazek, 29, posted a 6-2-3 record with
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4:30 PM ET Now that the dust has settled on a frenzied stretch of free-agent signings and steady flurry of offseason trades, let’s take a preliminary view of some new faces in new places through the fantasy-focussed lens. With the goalie carousel operating full-tilt in overdrive this week, that’s a good place to start. For
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The Arizona Coyotes have signed forward Michael Carcone to a two-year, two-way contract. Carcone spent the 2020-21 season on loan to the Tucson Roadrunners from the Nashville Predators, and recorded a team-high 15 goals along with 10 assists for 25 points in 35 games, finishing second on the club in scoring. He had a four-goal
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The San Jose Sharks have signed defenseman Jaycob Megna and forward Nick Merkley to one-year contracts. Megna spent the 2020-21 season on an AHL contract with the San Jose Barracuda, serving as team captain. He tallied two goals and six assists with a plus-8 rating in 36 games. Over seven AHL seasons with San Jose,
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The Boston Bruins have traded goaltender Dan Vladar to the Calgary Flames in exchange for a third-round pick in 2022. The Flames were set to enter the 2021-22 season with Jacob Markstrom as their only goalie on the roster prior to this transaction. The #NHLBruins have traded goalie Daniel Vladar to Calgary in exchange for
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Montreal Canadiens owner, president and CEO Geoff Molson released a statement on Wednesday, responding to criticism following the drafting of Logan Mailloux. “I understand that you expect more from us and we let you down. The Montreal Canadiens are more than a hockey team,” Molson wrote in an open letter, released on the team’s website. “Logan’s actions do not reflect
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