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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.
AP Source: Islanders to hire former Devils GM Lou Lamoriello

AP Source: Islanders to hire former Devils GM Lou Lamoriello

NEW YORK — Longtime NHL executive Lou Lamoriello is coming to the New York Islanders, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed Monday.
Capitals rough up Lightning to force Game 7 in East final

Capitals rough up Lightning to force Game 7 in East final

WASHINGTON — T.J. Oshie and Devante Smith-Pelly scored, Braden Holtby stopped all 24 shots he faced and the Washington Capitals beat up the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0 Monday night to even the Eastern Conference final and force a deciding Game 7.
Reports: Former Leafs GM Lamoriello joining Islanders' hockey operations

Reports: Former Leafs GM Lamoriello joining Islanders' hockey operations

Lou Lamoriello is reportedly leaving the Toronto Maple Leafs for a position with the New York Islanders. Multiple media reports Monday said the Islanders hired Lamoriello to a role in their hockey operations department.

Wild hire Predators assistant Paul Fenton as new GM

Paul Fenton was hired as general manager of the Minnesota Wild on Monday, after 20 seasons in the front office with the division rival Nashville Predators. The 58-year-old Fenton spent the last 12 seasons as assistant GM for the Predators.
Stanley Cup-bound Vegas turning impossible into possible

Stanley Cup-bound Vegas turning impossible into possible

LAS VEGAS — Welcome to Impossible. Those words have been projected onto the ice in big, bold letters at T-Mobile Arena before each game during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Well, the Vegas Golden Knights are turning impossible into possible.

New Jersey Devils sign Russian defenceman Egor Yakovlev

NEWARK, N.J. — The New Jersey Devils have signed Russian defenceman Egor Yakovlev to a one-year, entry-level contract. General manager Ray Shero announced the move Monday. Yakovlev has spent the past six seasons in the KHL with SKA St.