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Housley home-coming: Returning to Buffalo as Sabres coach

Housley home-coming: Returning to Buffalo as Sabres coach

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Phil Housley still remembers high-fiving Sabres fans at Memorial Auditorium in opening his Hall of Fame career in Buffalo during the 1980s.
Canucks sign D Erik Gudbranson to one-year contract extension worth US$3.5M

Canucks sign D Erik Gudbranson to one-year contract extension worth US$3.5M

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks have signed defenceman Erik Gudbranson to a one-year contract extension worth US$3.5 million, the club announced Thursday. The 25-year-old was set to become a restricted free agent on July 1.
Looming expansion draft turns up trade chatter around NHL

Looming expansion draft turns up trade chatter around NHL

The prospect of losing talent to Vegas is keeping a lot of NHL general managers up at night. "Sometimes at 3 in the morning I wake up and remind myself of that: 'You can only lose one player. Go back to sleep,'" Minnesota's Chuck Fletcher said.

Penguins' bid for 3-peat likely won't include Fleury

PITTSBURGH — Marc-Andre Fleury knew this day was coming, though the winningest goaltender in Pittsburgh Penguins history did his best to push the idea of his inevitable departure to the back of his mind.

Blackhawks hire Samuelsson, Granato as assistant coaches

CHICAGO — Former NHL defenceman Ulf Samuelsson and Don Granato are joining coach Joel Quenneville's staff in Chicago, giving the Blackhawks a fresh perspective after they were swept in the first round of the playoffs this year.

St. Louis hires Berube, 2 others, to complete Yeo's staff

ST. LOUIS — Former NHL winger Craig Berube has been hired as an associate coach in St. Louis along with two others, completing the staff under coach Mike Yeo.

Islanders to return to Nassau Coliseum for 1 preseason game

NEW YORK — The Islanders will start the 2017-18 preseason with a game at the scaled-down Nassau Coliseum. The Islanders will host the Flyers on Sunday, Sept. 17 at 1 p.m.
Looming expansion draft forcing clubs to shuffle rosters with buyouts, trades and signings

Looming expansion draft forcing clubs to shuffle rosters with buyouts, trades and signings

Team president Glen Sather said Dan Girardi's contributions to the New York Rangers were "immeasurable" as the club announced the impending buyout of his six-year contract.

Carolina Hurricanes agree to 2-year deal with Teravainen

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes and forward Teuvo Teravainen have agreed to terms for a two-year deal worth more than $5.7 million.
Senators GM Dorion risks losing quality talent at expansion draft

Senators GM Dorion risks losing quality talent at expansion draft

OTTAWA — It's only fitting Pierre Dorion is headed to Las Vegas. The Ottawa Senators general manager may have to do some gambling as he prepares for the upcoming expansion draft.