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AP source: Sharks closing in on 7-year deal with Kane

AP source: Sharks closing in on 7-year deal with Kane

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks are closing in on a seven-year contract with Evander Kane that will keep the high-scoring forward off the free-agent market.
Ovechkin, Capitals  prepare for 'biggest game of life'

Ovechkin, Capitals prepare for 'biggest game of life'

TAMPA, Fla. — Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is closer than ever to playing for the Stanley Cup, and he's determined to make the most of the opportunity.
Toronto Maple Leafs lose Lamoriello, Hunter as executives leave roles

Toronto Maple Leafs lose Lamoriello, Hunter as executives leave roles

TORONTO — Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan says he knew once Kyle Dubas was elevated to general manager, an exodus from Toronto's front office was all but assured.
Saskatchewan minister hawking Jets tickets says they were for a friend

Saskatchewan minister hawking Jets tickets says they were for a friend

A Saskatchewan member of the legislature who was spotted hawking tickets outside a Winnipeg Jets game says he purchased them for a friend who was unable to make it.
Cup-seeking Wild unveil new GM Fenton: 'No pressure, Paul'

Cup-seeking Wild unveil new GM Fenton: 'No pressure, Paul'

ST. PAUL, Minn. — After working a quarter-century in the NHL, including two decades in management, Paul Fenton finally has the opportunity to run a team.
Trouba wants to avoid negotiation drama of past and sign quickly with Jets

Trouba wants to avoid negotiation drama of past and sign quickly with Jets

WINNIPEG — Jacob Trouba sounds like he wants to be at the first day of Winnipeg Jets training camp this fall with a new contract in hand.
Shear the Beard: Jets forward Laine to shave off famous playoff scruff

Shear the Beard: Jets forward Laine to shave off famous playoff scruff

WINNIPEG — Patrik Laine will look like a new man by the weekend.
Canadiens sign backup goaltender Antti Niemi to one-year deal

Canadiens sign backup goaltender Antti Niemi to one-year deal

MONTREAL — Goaltender Antti Niemi was seeking stability more than money when he agreed to a one-year, US$950,000 contract with the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday.

Canadiens sign backup goaltender Antti Niemi to one-year contract

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens have signed goaltender Antti Niemi on a one-year, one-way contract worth US$950,000. Niemi, 34, was set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. The native of Vantaa, Finland, posted a 7-5-4 record, 2.

Senators sign defenceman Sieloff to a two-year, two-way contract extension

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators have signed defenceman Patrick Sieloff to a two-year, two-way contract extension.