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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.
Blues' Tarasenko hopes to be ready for camp after surgery

Blues' Tarasenko hopes to be ready for camp after surgery

CHICAGO — With the exception of seeing a couple of concerts and getting some family time, Vladimir Tarasenko had a boring summer. A surgically repaired left shoulder kept Tarasenko on the shelf and unable to train much, but now the St.
Daly: NHL not changing marijuana policy as Canada legalizes

Daly: NHL not changing marijuana policy as Canada legalizes

CHICAGO — Deputy commissioner Bill Daly says the NHL does not expect to change its rules on marijuana with the legalization of cannabis in Canada coming on Oct. 17.
NY Islanders get tax break for Nassau Coliseum project

NY Islanders get tax break for Nassau Coliseum project

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — The Nassau County Industrial Development Agency has approved tax breaks for the New York Islanders' planned renovations at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum. Newsday says completion of $9.

Blue Jackets reward top execs with contract extensions

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Blue Jackets have given contract extensions to its three top hockey executives.
Winnipeg Jets sign Edmonton-born goaltender Eric Comrie

Winnipeg Jets sign Edmonton-born goaltender Eric Comrie

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets have signed goaltender Eric Comrie to a one-year, two-way contract. The deal is worth US$650,000 in the NHL. The 23-year-old Edmonton native played three games for the Jets last season, going 1-2 with a 3.