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Toronto Maple Leafs to don throwback jerseys to celebrate first ever NHL game

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs will don throwback jerseys for their Dec. 19 game against visiting Carolina to mark the 100th anniversary of their first ever NHL game. The puck will drop on the so-called Next Century Game at 2 p.m.
Some NHL veterans looking to extend their careers as camps open this week

Some NHL veterans looking to extend their careers as camps open this week

NHL rosters will be mostly set when training camps open this week, with only a couple of spots in each team's 23-man lineup up for grabs.
Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson hopes to start skating in 2-3 weeks

Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson hopes to start skating in 2-3 weeks

OTTAWA — While most of his teammates were set to tee off in the Senators' annual charity golf tournament Monday, captain Erik Karlsson was sporting flip-flops and talking about his recovery from foot surgery.
Devils sign defenceman Damon Severson to 6-year contract

Devils sign defenceman Damon Severson to 6-year contract

NEWARK, N.J. — Being an unrestricted free agent without arbitration rights, defenceman Damon Severson was hoping to get contract from the New Jersey Devils that would carry him over for a couple of years.
Canadiens hope search for first-line centre ends with off-season catch Drouin

Canadiens hope search for first-line centre ends with off-season catch Drouin

LAVAL, Que. — Every year since he was named general manager of the Montreal Canadiens in 2012, Marc Bergevin has been asked who will be the club's first-line centre. He admits it's a good question, but says top centres are hard to find.

Oilers sign veteran centre Chris Kelly to professional tryout contract

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers signed veteran forward Chris Kelly to a professional tryout contract on Sunday. Kelly played in all 82 regular season games last season for the Ottawa Senators and scored five goals and seven assists.
Former Blackhawks and Maple Leafs defenceman Pierre Pilote dies at 85

Former Blackhawks and Maple Leafs defenceman Pierre Pilote dies at 85

Hall of Fame defenceman Pierre Pilote, a three-time Norris Trophy winner who helped the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup in 1961, has died. He was 85. The Blackhawks said in a statement Sunday that Pilote had died Saturday night.
Hall of Fame D Pilote passes away at age 85

Hall of Fame D Pilote passes away at age 85

CHICAGO — Hall of Fame defenceman Pierre Pilote, a three-time Norris Trophy winner who helped the Chicago Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup in 1961, has died. He was 85. Pilote passed away Saturday night, according to the Blackhawks.
NHL names ex-enforcer Parros to run player safety

NHL names ex-enforcer Parros to run player safety

NEW YORK — George Parros, the bushy-mustachioed Princeton man who spent almost a decade as an NHL enforcer, is now in charge of the league's player safety department.
Penguins name former star Stevens special assignment scout

Penguins name former star Stevens special assignment scout

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins have hired former star Kevin Stevens as a special assignment scout. The 52-year-old Stevens was a three-time All-Star during his 15-year career with five teams, including eight with the Penguins.