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Kotkaniemi scores in Habs debut, Montreal beats Devils 3-1 in pre-season opener

Kotkaniemi scores in Habs debut, Montreal beats Devils 3-1 in pre-season opener

MONTREAL — While he didn't score the winning goal, Finnish rookie Jesperi Kotkaniemi drew the loudest fanfare at the Bell Centre Monday night. It served as his "welcome to Montreal" moment.
Oilers sign restricted free-agent defenceman Darnell Nurse to two-year contract

Oilers sign restricted free-agent defenceman Darnell Nurse to two-year contract

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed Darnell Nurse to a two-year contract, ending a lengthy stalemate with one of their top defencemen on Monday. The agreement with the restricted free agent is worth US$3.2 million per season.
Canucks coach Green mum on anticipated pre-season debuts of Pettersson, Boeser

Canucks coach Green mum on anticipated pre-season debuts of Pettersson, Boeser

WHISTLER, B.C. — Brock Boeser can't wait to play for the Vancouver Canucks again, even if it's in a exhibition game.
Frederik Andersen ready to once again shoulder crease load for Maple Leafs

Frederik Andersen ready to once again shoulder crease load for Maple Leafs

TORONTO — Tasked with the majority of the heavy lifting in the crease the last two seasons, Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen focused on doing the exact opposite this summer. "I worked on longevity," he said of his training regimen.
Maurice says young defenceman Morrissey catching on quick with Jets

Maurice says young defenceman Morrissey catching on quick with Jets

WINNIPEG — Head coach Paul Maurice says Josh Morrissey is a rare player and he's happy the young defenceman is sticking with the Winnipeg Jets. The former restricted free agent signed a two-year, US$6.
Barkov takes over as captain of Florida Panthers

Barkov takes over as captain of Florida Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. — Aleksander Barkov is the best player in the Florida Panthers' dressing room. And so, it's been no secret that his being designated as that room's official leader was inevitable. His time has arrived.

Senators hire Peter MacTavish as assistant GM to fill void left by Randy Lee

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators have found Randy Lee's replacement, naming Peter MacTavish as the team's new assistant general manager on Monday.
Clayton Riddell, co-owner of Flames and founder of Paramount Resources, dies at 81

Clayton Riddell, co-owner of Flames and founder of Paramount Resources, dies at 81

CALGARY — Clay Riddell, billionaire businessman and co-owner of the Calgary Flames, has died. He was 81. The Flames confirmed his death in a statement on Sunday.
Lundqvist happy to be part of Rangers' rebuilding

Lundqvist happy to be part of Rangers' rebuilding

Henrik Lundqvist is entering his 14th season in the NHL, having spent his entire career with the New York Rangers.
Islanders beat Flyers 3-0 at Nassau Coliseum

Islanders beat Flyers 3-0 at Nassau Coliseum

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Kieffer Bellows and Cal Clutterbuck scored power-play goals in the first period to help the New York Islanders beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-0 on Sunday in the preseason opener for both teams.