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7:22 PM ET The NHL completed its gambling investigation of Evander Kane and says it has found no evidence that the San Jose Sharks forward bet on his own games. The investigation, which was conducted by Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP, in conjunction with NHL Security, was spurred by allegations in social media posts
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7:00 PM ET The Minnesota Wild and star forward Kirill Kaprizov ended their contract drama, as the restricted free agent signed a five-year, $45-million extension on Tuesday. The team announced the deal, with carries an average annual value of $9 million through the 2025-26 season, an extraordinary cap number for a player with just 55
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1:46 PM ET The Columbus Blue Jackets announced that forward Zac Rinaldo will not be invited to their training camp because he’s unvaccinated against COVID-19. “Forward Zac Rinaldo, who we signed to a two-way contract this summer, is not vaccinated and because of that — and that’s his decision — the plan is to start
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5:47 PM ET Montreal Canadiens center Jonathan Drouin said he left the team last April due to insomnia caused by his anxiety. Drouin, 26, told TSN/RDS in an interview Monday that he’s been dealing with the issue for many years, and his breaking point came during a road trip last season. The Canadiens played two
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2:24 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — Blackhawks star Patrick Kane said Friday he has participated in the investigation into allegations that a then-assistant coach sexually assaulted two players in 2010, adding that he did not know anything happened at the time. “Obviously very serious allegations, and everyone knows that,” Kane said at the annual
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5:57 PM ET With training camp on the horizon, the Edmonton Oilers shored up some depth at the forward position Saturday, agreeing to terms with right wing Kailer Yamamoto on a one-year contract extension. The deal carries an average annual value of $1.175 million for the 22-year-old who had eight goals and 21 points in
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12:30 AM ET Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — Sabres captain Jack Eichel will travel to Buffalo for his pre-training camp physical this week amid questions of whether he’ll be cleared to play, and his future with the team in limbo, a person with direct knowledge of the player’s plans told The Associated Press on Saturday.
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12:30 PM ET Defenseman Zdeno Chara has signed a one-year contract with the New York Islanders for his 24th NHL season, rejoining the organization that originally drafted him in 1996. Chara, 44, played last season with the Washington Capitals, appearing in 55 games and contributing two goals and eight assists. He joined Washington on a
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5:01 PM ET CHICAGO — Carolina center Sebastian Aho was amused by the Hurricanes’ offer-sheet trolling of the Montreal Canadiens. In 2019, Aho signed a restricted-free-agent offer sheet with the Canadiens for five years and $42 million, which the Hurricanes quickly matched. Last month, Carolina turned the tables and signed Montreal restricted free agent Jesperi
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10:07 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to an entry-level contract with defenseman Nolan Allan, their first-round pick in this year’s NHL draft. The team announced the deal on Thursday. The three-year contract runs through the 2023-24 season and carries an $870,000 salary-cap hit. Allan, 18, was selected by Chicago
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10:22 AM ET San Jose Sharks star Evander Kane says he believes he’ll be cleared in the NHL’s investigation into accusations from his estranged wife that he wagered on his own games and threw games for gambling purposes. “Obviously [the accusations are] incredibly false. It’s unfortunate that transpired, and it’s unfortunate that those false allegations
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7:09 PM ET Associated Press Former Boston Bruins center Fred Stanfield, the mild-mannered sidekick to Bobby Orr on the high-scoring teams of the early 1970s, has died. He was 77. Stanfield died Monday and the Bruins announced his death Tuesday. A cause of death was not given. A native of Toronto, Stanfield played six seasons
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