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Predators sign Austin Watson to 3-year, $3.3 million deal

NASHVILLE — The Nashville Predators have signed forward Austin Watson to a three-year $3.3 million deal keeping him under contract through 2019-20. The Predators announced the deal Monday. Watson will earn $1 million this season, $1.
Penguins' Letang brings Stanley Cup to visit kids in Montreal hospital

Penguins' Letang brings Stanley Cup to visit kids in Montreal hospital

MONTREAL — A young boy toddled over to the Stanley Cup, pausing just a moment before depositing a toy airplane into the bowl of the famous trophy.

Depth on D Blackhawks biggest obstacle to new Cup quest

Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville played 12-plus seasons in the NHL as a steady defenceman . The outlook for his team's blue line corps heading into the 2017-18 season is anything but stable.

Predators re-sign Arvidsson to $29.75 million, 7-year deal

NASHVILLE — The Nashville Predators have re-signed 31-goal scorer Viktor Arvidsson to a $29.75 million, seven-year deal. Arvidsson will count $4.25 million against the salary cap through 2022-23.
Flames sign Jon Gillies, David Rittich to one-year, two-way contracts

Flames sign Jon Gillies, David Rittich to one-year, two-way contracts

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames added goaltending depth on Saturday by signing Jon Gillies and David Rittich to one-year, two-way contracts.

Arizona Coyotes sign Martinook to 2-year, $3.6 million deal

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Coyotes have signed restricted free agent forward Jordan Martinook to a two-year, $3.6 million contract, avoiding arbitration. The contract, announced on Saturday, will pay Martinook $1.75 million this season and $1.
Blackhawks looking to old, new faces in quest for Cup

Blackhawks looking to old, new faces in quest for Cup

CHICAGO — Following a second straight first-round playoff flop last April, the Chicago Blackhawks responded with roster changes that cut all the way to their core of high-priced stars.

Red Wings agree to terms with Tatar on $21.2M, 4-year deal

DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings agreed to terms with winger Tomas Tatar on a $21.2 million, four-year contract Friday. The 26-year-old Czech native led Detroit with 25 goals last season and also had 21 assists.

Flames sign first-round pick Juuso Valimaki to three-year entry-level deal

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames signed first-round pick Juuso Valimaki to a three-year entry-level contract on Friday. Valimaki, a native of Nokia, Finland, spent the last two seasons with the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League.
Montreal Canadiens to charge fans for physical season tickets next season

Montreal Canadiens to charge fans for physical season tickets next season

Montreal Canadiens fans who cherish the annual arrival of their season tickets got an unwelcome surprise when the team announced recently it would be charging extra for printed tickets.