• Evander Kane Grabbed Women's Necks At Bar, Fought With Bouncer

    Deadspin "Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane grabbed two women’s necks, pulled another woman’s hair, and fought with a bouncer at a Buffalo club called Bottoms Up on June 24, according to sworn statements to police acquired by Buffalo news station WKBW. The ABC affiliate showed excerpts from the..." July 27

  • Petr Mrazek inks two year extension with Red Wings

    Today's Slapshot "The Detroit Red Wings and goaltender Petr Mrazek sat fairly far apart in negotiations when the two sides submitted their asks to arbitration earlier this week. Now, though, it seems that the parties have come to terms ahead of an arbitration settlement. It was announced on Wednesday morning..." July 27

  • Predators Sign Jarnkrok to a Six-Year Contract

    NHL.com "Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Tuesday that the club has signed forward Calle Jarnkrok to a six-year, $12 million contract. The contract will pay him $1.7 million in 2016-17, $1.8 million in 2017-18, $2.1 million in 2018-19, $2.2 million in..." July 27

  • Senators lock up Mike Hoffman with 4-year, $20.75M deal

    Sportsnet "The Ottawa Senators have avoided arbitration with forward Mike Hoffman, signing the 26-year-old sniper to a four-year, $20.75-million contract. Hoffman’s deal carries an average annual value of $5,187,500 against the salary cap. He was scheduled for an August 4 arbitration hearing. " July 27

  • Carolina Hurricanes sign Bill Peters to two-year contract extension

    Canes Country "With most of the team’s free agents now under contract for next season, Carolina Hurricanes general manager Ron Francis turned his attention Wednesday to extending the contract of the man behind the bench. The team announced Wednesday morning that coach Bill Peters has signed a two-year..." July 27

  • Will things really work out swell for Barrie & Avs?

    Edmonton Journal "This in from reporter Adrian Dater of Bleacher Report, a long-time chronicler of the Colorado Avs, who writes that the July 29 arbitration hearing between Tyson Barrie and the Colorado Avs just might be a “welcome relief” for both sides. “The Avs, an NHL source told me, aren’t sweating the..." July 27

  • N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman Continues to Deny C.T.E. Link

    New York Times "Responding to written questions from a United States senator about the effects of concussions in hockey, N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman continued to deny a link between concussions and the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. He blamed the news media for fanning fear of..." July 27

  • Lightning, Namestnikov agree to 2-year contract worth $3.875M

    ESPN "The Tampa Bay Lightning and forward Vladislav Namestnikov have agreed to a two-year contract worth $1.9375 million per season, according to an NHL source. Namestnikov, 23, was a restricted free agent, and the two sides had an arbitration hearing scheduled for Friday." July 27

  • Coyotes GM Chayka: 'Defense isn't about defending'

    NHL.com "NHL.com's Q&A feature called "Five Questions With …" runs every Tuesday. We talk to key figures in the game and ask them questions to gain insight into their lives, careers and the latest news. The latest edition features Arizona Coyotes general manager John Chayka: Before becoming the..." July 27

  • Tavares: 'Would not count on' me joining Maple Leafs

    The Score "First, it was Steven Stamkos spurning the Toronto Maple Leafs to stay with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Now, another superstar forward says he isn't planning to play for his hometown team. John Tavares put any lingering doubts about his future to rest and dashed the hopes of Maple Leafs fans in an..." July 27

  • Shattenkirk for Krejci trade rumor still floating around

    Puck Drunk Love "Kevin Shattenkirk was supposed to be traded prior to the 2016 NHL Draft. Despite dozens of rumors, a trade never developed. Shattenkirk has remained with the Blues, watching the team deal away Brian Elliott while failing to sign David Backes and Troy Brouwer. Shattenkirk and his agent admitted..." July 27

  • Hawks, David Rundblad agree to mutual termination of contract

    Chicago Sun-Times "The Blackhawks and defenseman David Rundblad have parted ways, mutually agreeing to a termination of his contract. Rundblad’s agent, Claude Lemieux, said Rundblad wanted to “explore other opportunities.” Rundblad, acquired by the Hawks from Arizona (in exchange for a second-round pick) on March..." July 26

  • Red Wings sign DeKeyser to six-year deal

    TSN "The Detroit Red Wings have signed defenceman Danny DeKeyser to a six-year, $30 million contract, according to multiple reports." July 26

  • Evander Kane would fill Canucks’ scoring needs

    The Province "He’s a major problem — and a potential star. The optics of another off-ice altercation by the wayward Evander Kane were ugly, but the timing may not have been better for the Vancouver Canucks, who desperately need to acquire a second-line left-winger. The Sabres’ enigma was handcuffed..." July 26

  • Flyers sign Brandon Manning to new contract

    Philly.com "Brandon Manning is the latest Flyer to avoid arbitration. Elliotte Friedman and Tim Wharnsby of CBC Sports have the details on the defenseman's new contract." July 26

  • Sergey Zborovskiy inks ELC with Rangers

    Today's Slapshot "The New York Rangers drafted Moscow native defenseman Sergey Zborovskiy in the third round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft last summer. Now, just over a year later, they’ve opted to ink him to his entry-level deal. Cap Friendly reported on Monday that Zborovskiy has inked his three year..." July 26

  • Lightning’s Ben Bishop Set to Return to Ice on Tuesday

    The Hockey Writers "Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop is set to make his return to the ice on Tuesday for the first time this offseason since suffering an injury during the 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs reported ESPN’s Joe McDonald on Monday. MacDonald reported that Bishop spent the first half of the summer..." July 26

  • Larsson aiming to develop offensive game with Oilers

    NHL.com "Defenseman Adam Larsson had what many considered to be a breakout season with the New Jersey Devils in 2015-16. Now with the Edmonton Oilers, Larsson, the No. 4 pick at the 2011 NHL Draft, expects to continue his development this season into a top-pairing defenseman, and perhaps expand his..." July 26

  • Genève-Servette HC has reportedly found their third import player in Mike Santorelli

    Swiss Hockey News "According to Yes FM's Patrick Andrey, Genève-Servette HC has found their third import player in NHL forward Mike Santorelli. The Canadian played for the Anaheim Ducks this past season." July 26

  • Red Wings expected to sign Danny DeKeyser before Thursday arbitration hearing

    Michigan Live "Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland is still speaking with representatives for restricted free agents Petr Mrazek and Danny DeKeyser in an effort to work out long-term contracts while avoiding arbitration hearings this week. Mrazek's hearing is scheduled for Wednesday morning while..." July 25

  • Flyers, Brayden Schenn agree to terms on a four-year contract

    NHL.com "The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have agreed to terms on a four-year contract with forward Brayden Schenn, according to general manager Ron Hextall. Schenn is coming off a career year in 2015-16, his fifth season with the Flyers, where he recorded new career-highs in nearly..." July 25

  • Maple Leafs sign Corrado to 1-year deal, avoid arbitration

    The Score "The Toronto Maple Leafs avoided arbitration for a second time Monday by agreeing to terms on a one-year contract with defenseman Frank Corrado." July 25

  • McDavid: Being named captain 'would be one of the greatest honors'

    Toronto Sun "Connor McDavid would embrace the opportunity to serve as captain of the Edmonton Oilers. "Obviously. If I was ever the captain at any point I think it would be one of the greatest honours and one of the accomplishments that I would definitely take the most seriously," the 19-year-old former..." July 25

  • Leafs sign Holland to one-year, $1.3M deal

    TSN "The Toronto Maple Leafs and Peter Holland have avoided salary arbitration with the centre signing a one-year, $1.3 million deal with the team Monday. Holland went unclaimed on waivers over the weekend." July 25

  • Twitter to livestream weekly NHL games

    Variety "Twitter, hell-bent on landing sports rights over the several months, has entered into a pact with MLB Advanced Media to stream live weekly games from Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League. With the deal, Twitter now has teamed up with the U.S.’s four biggest pro-sports leagues..." July 25

  • Scrivens heading to Dynamo Minsk of KHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ben Scrivens is off to Belarus. The 29-year-old goalie has reportedly signed with Dinamo Minsk of the KHL. Scrivens made 14 starts for the Montreal Canadiens in 2015-16, failing to really take advantage of his opportunity with the Habs and finishing 5-8-0 with a .906 save percentage." July 25

  • Leafs close to signing G Enroth

    TSN "The Toronto Maple Leafs' search for a backup goaltender to the newly acquired Frederik Andersen could be at its end. Swedish outlet Expressen's Johan Svensson reports the team is nearing a deal with Jhonas Enroth. The 28-year-old Swede spent last season with the Los Angeles Kings, backing up..." July 25

  • St. Louis Blues are in good shape despite key departures

    Boston Globe "Doug Armstrong did not consider saying goodbye to David Backes and Troy Brouwer and trading Brian Elliott an enjoyable exercise. Backes was St. Louis’s captain. Brouwer, acquired the year before from Washington for T.J. Oshie, punched in 18 goals while dressing in 82 regular-season games...." July 25

  • Versteeg joins Swiss side Bern on 1-year deal

    The Score "Kris Versteeg is indeed heading to Switzerland. SC Bern of the Swiss National League A confirmed the signing of the two-time Stanley Cup champ and habitual rental commodity with a press release Monday." July 25

  • Coyotes have work to do, with RFAs Murphy, Stone still unsigned

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Arizona Coyotes added a defenseman with a right shot to their roster, signing Luke Schenn on Saturday. And there could be more moves to the back end on the way for Arizona. They still have work left with respect to two restricted free agents. Defensemen Connor Murphy, 23, and Michael Stone,..." July 24

  • Coyotes' Schenn happy to play in pressure-free market

    NHL.com "Luke Schenn played his first NHL game nearly a month before his 19th birthday. Now, at age 26 and with 566 games on his resume, he’s hoping playing for the Coyotes will help him evolve as a defenseman. “It’s been a big learning curve,” Schenn said Saturday, just a few hours after he signed a..." July 24

  • Get to know Nolan Patrick, early favorite to go first in 2017 NHL Draft

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s Central Scouting staff put out a full list of 2017 NHL Draft “futures” on Saturday, supporting the notion that it’s never too early to hype up the next wave of prospects. At the moment, the top pick speculation revolves around Nolan Patrick of the Brandon Wheat Kings, including in..." July 23

  • Graham James granted extended day parole

    Global News "Day parole has been extended for notorious sex offender and former hockey coach Graham James as he continues to seek full parole. In a written decision obtained by Global News Friday, the Parole Board of Canada has consented to continue with his day parole for another two months in Quebec,..." July 23

  • Brayden Schenn asks for $5.5 million, Flyers offer just over $4.3M AAV on 2-year deal

    Broad Street Hockey "With the Flyers and restricted free agent forward Brayden Schenn still not having reached an agreement on a new contract, and with Schenn’s arbitration hearing set to begin on Monday morning at 9:00 a.m., formal preparations for the hearing are now underway. Both Schenn and the Flyers have..." July 23

  • Coyotes’ defensive makeover continues with Luke Schenn signing

    The Hockey Writers "As reported by Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet, the Arizona Coyotes have signed Luke Schenn to a two-year contract. The cap hit of the deal will come in at $1.25 million per Elliotte Friedman, also of Sportsnet. The Arizona Coyotes announced the deal through the team’s website but did not disclose the..." July 23

  • Holland cleared waivers

    Toronto Sun "Centre Peter Holland cleared waivers Saturday, leading to an interesting countdown to his previously scheduled salary arbitration hearing Monday with the Maple Leafs in Toronto. While no other team put in an offer for the 25-year-old, it would have had something to do with the uncertainty of..." July 23

  • Las Vegas NHL team asked permission to speak with Capitals assistant GM

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s been 10 days since George McPhee was officially announced as general manager of the expansion Las Vegas franchise. Based on a report Friday, it appears he’s looking to possibly add a familiar face from the Washington Capitals to his staff. Building a front office beyond his position is..." July 23

  • Vegas team advisor: NHL not opposed to 'Silver Knights' name

    Las Vegas Review-Journal "Bill Foley has seen or heard all the suggestions. He has received what amounts to ransom notes. But he’s not any closer to finding a name or color scheme for his Las Vegas NHL expansion franchise than he was a week ago. He does, however, have a logo, albeit a temporary one. The NHL has..." July 23

  • Price’s previous injury ‘no longer a concern,’ says Habs goalie coach

    The Hockey News "It’s been almost exactly eight months since Carey Price last stepped on the ice for an NHL game, but the Montreal Canadiens will absolutely be ready for action come the World Cup of Hockey, according to Habs goalie coach Stephane Waite. Waite told RDS.ca that he has spent three days practicing..." July 23

  • Wild sign Jordan Schroeder to one-year, two-way deal

    Sportsnet "The Minnesota Wild have avoided arbitration with Jordan Schroeder, signing the forward to a one-year, two-way contract worth as much as $650,000." July 23

  • Dominic Moore: Kreider 'most explosive skater' in NHL history

    NHL.com "Chris Kreider agreed to terms on a contract with the New York Rangers just before the start of an arbitration hearing Friday. Now he can get back to focusing on his continued development into one of the top power forwards in the NHL. "Chris is very physically gifted," former teammate Derick..." July 23

  • Monahan willing to take less money to help Flames compete

    Yardbarker "Sean Monahan is one of the premier young talents in the NHL. The 21-year-old has scored 21-plus goals in his first three seasons, scoring 27 goals and 63 points in 2015-16. Monahan has more than proven he’s a core piece for the Flames and currently he’s a restricted free agent. The Flames forward..." July 23

  • Islanders bring back forward Eric Boulton on 1-year deal

    Lighthouse Hockey "An annual rite around here is to guess (and then share) when another one-year deal for Eric Boulton will be announced and exactly what role with the New York Islanders it will entail. If you had "July 22, as a Bridgeport and general locker room sage," you may collect your eternal winnings at..." July 23

  • Ducks sign forward Stefan Noesen to 1-year contract

    Sportsnet "The Anaheim Ducks have re-signed forward Stefan Noesen to a one-year contract. Noesen will earn $600,000 at the National Hockey League level, according to generalfanager.com. Noesen has skated in two games with the Ducks over the past two seasons. The 23-year-old totalled 10 goals and 32..." July 23

  • Islanders eye Belmont Park as site for possible new arena, sources say

    Newsday "The New York Islanders are in discussions with state officials about building a new hockey arena at Belmont Park in Elmont, a move that would bring the team back to Nassau after they left to play in Brooklyn last year, according to sources familiar with the negotiations. The sources confirmed..." July 23

  • Predators see fit with P.K. Subban's personality

    Tennessean "In a sport that tends to discourage individuality, P.K. Subban is hockey's outspoken star. That is what has made him one of the NHL's most visible players. It's also what may have compelled the Canadiens to trade the defenseman to the Predators on June 29. Subban's immense popularity and..." July 23

  • The praise for Jamie Benn's new contract is well-deserved

    SB Nation "Dallas pundits are lauding Jamie Benn's new deal as one of the best in DFW sports. It's hard to argue against that, but it's only excellent in context. If John Klingberg hadn't been locked up for pennies (seriously, seven years for $4.25 million per year is a steal) then the Stars might've had to..." July 22

  • Rangers sign RFA Kevin Hayes to two-year contract

    Sportsnet "The New York Rangers avoided arbitration with RFA Kevin Hayes Friday, signing him to a two-year contract. The deal carries a $2.6 million AAV, according to New York Post writer Larry Brooks." July 22

  • Sabres issue statement, league monitoring Kane situation

    Buffalo News "The Sabres have issued a terse, two-sentence statement on Evander Kane's arrest today. It says simply: "We are aware of the charges against Evander Kane stemming from an incident last month. Our organization will have no further comment at this time.” General Manager Tim Murray and coach Dan..." July 22

  • Kris Versteeg expected to sign with Swiss League

    The Score "Kris Versteeg appears to be taking his talents across the Atlantic. The 30-year-old is expected to sign with SC Bern of the Swiss National League this weekend, according to TSN's Darren Dreger. " July 22