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Flames co-owner, billionaire oilman Clay Riddell dies at 81

CALGARY — Clay Riddell, the billionaire oilman and co-owner of the NHL's Calgary Flames, has died. He was 81. The Flames and Paramount Resources confirmed his death Sunday, with the oil and natural gas company saying he died Saturday.
Chicago D Seabrook returns after being sidelined by injury

Chicago D Seabrook returns after being sidelined by injury

CHICAGO — Blackhawks defenceman Brent Seabrook is back after missing the start of training camp with an abdominal injury. The team announced Friday that Seabrook would miss about a week, but he practiced with the team on Sunday.
Jay Beagle showing fitness, leadership at Vancouver Canucks training camp

Jay Beagle showing fitness, leadership at Vancouver Canucks training camp

WHISTLER, B.C. — The NHL season has yet to begin, but Jay Beagle is already making an impression on his Vancouver Canucks teammates. The 32-year-old centre's speed, fitness and leadership all turned heads at training camp in Whistler, B.C.
Jets sign defenceman Josh Morrissey to 2-year, US$6.3-million contract

Jets sign defenceman Josh Morrissey to 2-year, US$6.3-million contract

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets have agreed to terms with restricted free agent Josh Morrissey on a two-year, US$6.3-million contract, the team announced Sunday.
Lockout looming? NHL is 1 year away from key labour deadline

Lockout looming? NHL is 1 year away from key labour deadline

Connor McDavid heard teammates talking about another potential lockout when he entered the NHL — in 2015.

Canucks legends Daniel and Henrik Sedin dazzle in charity soccer match

VANCOUER, B.C. — Henrik Sedin has notched another assist, but this time it didn't come on the ice.
Penguins coach Sullivan taking leave after father's death

Penguins coach Sullivan taking leave after father's death

Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan is taking a leave of absence to be with his family following the death of his father, George. The Penguins said George Sullivan, 81, passed away on Saturday in Scituate, Massachusetts.
Schmaltz looking to take next step with Blackhawks

Schmaltz looking to take next step with Blackhawks

CHICAGO — While the Chicago Blackhawks tumbled into last place last season, Nick Schmaltz showed off the flashy skills that made him a first-round pick in 2014.
'You take that personally': Leafs confident in defence corps despite doubters

'You take that personally': Leafs confident in defence corps despite doubters

NIAGARA FALLS, Ont. — In the hours after his stunning move to the Toronto Maple Leafs, an unprompted John Tavares went out of his way to praise the team's most maligned group — its defencemen.
Bruins top Flames 4-3 in NHL preseason opener in China

Bruins top Flames 4-3 in NHL preseason opener in China

SHENZHEN, China — Brad Marchand and Jake DeBrusk scored in the shootout to lead the Boston Bruins to a 4-3 win over the Calgary Flames in the NHL exhibition season opener on Saturday in Shenzhen, China.