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Penguins preseason game moved from "Hockeyville" winner

PITTSBURGH — A suburban Pittsburgh ice rink that won the right to host a Pittsburgh Penguins preseason contest will instead have to settle for a ticketed practice by the Stanley Cup champions after the facility was deemed unfit to host an NHL game.
AP source: Eichel, Sabres negotiating potential 8-year deal

AP source: Eichel, Sabres negotiating potential 8-year deal

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — A person familiar with negotiations tells The Associated Press the Buffalo Sabres and Jack Eichel are discussing a contract extension that could run the NHL maximum eight years.
Newly signed Granlund: Wild 'can do some damage' in playoffs

Newly signed Granlund: Wild 'can do some damage' in playoffs

This off-season for the Minnesota Wild was never going to be about making major additions. This was simply the summer of maintenance and sustenance, with a new contract for Mikael Granlund one of the biggest priorities.
Wild, Granlund agree to 3-year, $17.24 million contract

Wild, Granlund agree to 3-year, $17.24 million contract

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms with standout forward Mikael Granlund on a three-year, $17.25 million contract.
Hurricanes, D Pesce agree to 6-year contract extension

Hurricanes, D Pesce agree to 6-year contract extension

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes and defenceman Brett Pesce have agreed to a six-year contract extension. Under terms of the deal announced Tuesday and taking effect in 2018-19, Pesce will make $4.025 million per season.
Karmanos seeking $500M in sale of NHL's Hurricanes

Karmanos seeking $500M in sale of NHL's Hurricanes

RALEIGH, N.C. — Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. says he wants to sell his team for about $500 million.
Sabres hire ex-NHLer Komisarek as player development coach

Sabres hire ex-NHLer Komisarek as player development coach

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres have hired former NHL defenceman Mike Komisarek as a player development coach. Komisarek becomes the latest addition to first-time head coach Phil Housley's staff.
Sabres avoid arbitration by signing Beaulieu to 2-year deal

Sabres avoid arbitration by signing Beaulieu to 2-year deal

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Newly acquired Buffalo Sabres defenceman Nathan Beaulieu has agreed to a two-year, $4.8 million deal in foregoing the opportunity to have his contract determined at an arbitration hearing.

Signed for 5 years with Wild, now Niederreiter can relax

Nino Niederreiter has been bold enough with his hobbies to ride on the outside of an airplane . On the ice, he plays a fearless game with a thick frame that's tough to knock off the puck around the net.
Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella gets 1-year extension

Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella gets 1-year extension

COLUMBUS, Ohio — John Tortorella of the Columbus Blue Jackets is getting a one-year contract extension following a season in which he was the NHL's Coach of the Year. General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced the move Monday.