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Elias Pettersson scores twice, Canucks down Jets 8-2 in rookie game

Elias Pettersson scores twice, Canucks down Jets 8-2 in rookie game

PENTICTON, B.C. — First-round pick Elias Pettersson, Petrus Palmu and Jonah Gadjovich all had a pair of goals as the Vancouver Canucks' rookie team downed the Winnipeg Jets' rookie squad 8-2 on Friday in the Young Stars Classic.
Goalie Filip Gustavsson embracing opportunity at Senators rookie camp

Goalie Filip Gustavsson embracing opportunity at Senators rookie camp

LAVAL, Que. — Ottawa Senators rookie goalie Filip Gustavsson knows he's been given a chance of a lifetime and he doesn't intend to waste it. Gustavsson is being touted as Ottawa's next franchise goaltender.
Tavares' path to free agency is not yet a road for NHL stars

Tavares' path to free agency is not yet a road for NHL stars

CHICAGO — When John Tavares decided to pass on signing an extension with the New York Islanders and test free agency, he became the most interesting man in hockey.
Bergeron among Bruins players not going on trip to China

Bergeron among Bruins players not going on trip to China

CHICAGO — Patrice Bergeron and a handful of other Boston Bruins players won't be going to China for a pair of preseason games later this month against the Calgary Flames. Bergeron is still not 100 per cent after off-season groin surgery.
Current and former teammates shocked by Schmidt's suspension

Current and former teammates shocked by Schmidt's suspension

CHICAGO — Marc-Andre Fleury was surprised and T.J. Oshie said he was shocked to see Nate Schmidt suspended 20 games for violating the NHL's performance-enhancing drug policy.
NHL aims to get more teams involved in outdoor games

NHL aims to get more teams involved in outdoor games

CHICAGO — Clayton Keller took an eight-hour bus ride from Montreal to Boston for a hockey game at Fenway Park and won't soon forget the experience of playing outdoors. "It was pretty cool," Keller said.
James Neal brings scoring touch, playoff experience to Calgary Flames

James Neal brings scoring touch, playoff experience to Calgary Flames

CALGARY — James Neal knows a thing or two about long playoff runs. Mark Giordano hopes that knowledge rubs off on the Calgary Flames.
Rielly says Maple Leafs captaincy question not a topic among the players

Rielly says Maple Leafs captaincy question not a topic among the players

TORONTO — Morgan Rielly understands why the questions are asked. The Maple Leafs defenceman also wants to make it clear he's never heard the topic discussed inside Toronto's locker-room.
Ottawa Senators' top pick Brady Tkachuk eyes spot in NHL

Ottawa Senators' top pick Brady Tkachuk eyes spot in NHL

OTTAWA — While the Ottawa Senators have produced their fair share of negative headlines in recent months, there is a sense of excitement when it comes to Brady Tkachuk.
Daly: December earliest NHL would vote on Seattle expansion

Daly: December earliest NHL would vote on Seattle expansion

CHICAGO — December is the earliest the NHL Board of Governors will vote on potential expansion to Seattle, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Thursday.