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Sabres demote 14 to minors, assign Ruotsalainen to Finland

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres have assigned rookie forward Arttu Ruotsalainen to Ilves of the Finnish Elite League, part of a series of roster moves made 11 days before they open the season.
Wild top Avalanche behind Zuccarello's 3 points.

Wild top Avalanche behind Zuccarello's 3 points.

Mats Zuccarello scored the deciding goal and had two assists to lead the Minnesota Wild to a 4-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday night in NHL preseason play in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Kinkaid earns shutout as Habs blank Senators; Montreal undefeated in pre-season

Kinkaid earns shutout as Habs blank Senators; Montreal undefeated in pre-season

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators called their 4-0 loss to the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night a good lesson.
Hughes powers Devils past Rangers for preseason win

Hughes powers Devils past Rangers for preseason win

Jack Hughes had a goal and an assist, leading the New Jersey Devils to a 4-2 preseason win over the New York Rangers on Friday night. Hughes, the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, centred a line with Taylor Hall and Kyle Palmieri.
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Oilers beat Flames 6-2 in NHL pre-season

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Oilers beat Flames 6-2 in NHL pre-season

EDMONTON — The penalty killers propelled the Edmonton Oilers to a 6-2 pre-season win over the Calgary Flames on Friday.
David Perron's two late goals power Blues past Jets 4-3 in overtime

David Perron's two late goals power Blues past Jets 4-3 in overtime

WINNIPEG — David Perron knew he wasn't playing his best in the first period against the Winnipeg Jets on Friday. He changed his ways and it paid off. The St.
Nylander, Matthews dominate as Leafs down Sabres 3-0 for first pre-season win

Nylander, Matthews dominate as Leafs down Sabres 3-0 for first pre-season win

TORONTO — William Nylander was waiting anxiously for a new contract 12 months ago. In better shape and minus the burden he carried after finally signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs last December, the winger was everywhere Friday night.
Off-ice news continues to be in spotlight with Jets as Maurice meets Byfuglien

Off-ice news continues to be in spotlight with Jets as Maurice meets Byfuglien

Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice revealed Friday that he met with defenceman Dustin Byfuglien this week, putting another off-ice development front and centre during an unusual training camp.
NHL goaltenders getting concussions at an alarming rate

NHL goaltenders getting concussions at an alarming rate

Goaltenders in the National Hockey League are seeing a recent increase in head injuries. Just two NHL goalies were concussed in 2016-17, missing a total of 15 games.

Young Montreal Canadiens forward Ryan Poehling sidelined with concussion

BROSSARD, Que. — Montreal Canadiens forward Ryan Poehling is out indefinitely with a concussion. Poehling is believed to have been hurt after taking a hit from the Florida Panthers' Dryden Hunt on Wednesday during a pre-season game in Bathurst, N.B.