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TORONTO – The Ontario Hockey League has reduced Windsor Spitfires forward Josh Ho-Sang’s 15-game suspension to six games. The suspension will take effect at the start of the 2014-15 season. Ho-Sang received the initial ban on April 7 for h… Powered by WPeMatico


WASHINGTON – The new Washington Capitals coach says the team has what it needs to compete for a Stanley Cup despite missing the playoffs this season. Barry Trotz said Tuesday that he doesn’t see why the Capitals can’t be in the mix right away… Powered by WPeMatico


Columbus Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards signed a two-year contract extension Tuesday that will take him through the 2016-17 NHL season. Financial terms were not disclosed. Richards, 47, has led Columbus to an 85-70-16 record in 171 games, inc… Powered by WPeMatico


LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Marian Gaborik took a momentary break from the usual businesslike atmosphere in the Kings’ dressing room and allowed himself one moment to marvel at what Los Angeles has accomplished this spring. The low-scoring Kings ha… Powered by WPeMatico


BROSSARD, Que. – Injured goaltender Carey Price skated for a second straight day on Tuesday, only this time in full equipment. The Montreal Canadiens goalie was on the ice for about 30 minutes with goaltending coach Stephane Waite and a train… Powered by WPeMatico


The Washington Capitals named Barry Trotz coach and promoted Brian MacLellan to senior vice president and general manager, majority owner Ted Leonsis and president Dick Patrick announced Monday. “I am very excited to join the Washington Capital… Powered by WPeMatico


The Buffalo Sabres on Monday signed forward Nicolas Deslauriers to a two-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed. Deslauriers, 23, had one goal and 18 penalty minutes in 17 games for the Sabres this season, making his NHL debut after … Powered by WPeMatico


BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Buffalo Sabres signed forward Nicolas Deslauriers to a two-year contract on Monday. Deslauriers, a restricted free agent, was acquired in a trade with the Los Angeles Kings on March 5. The 23-year-old played in 17 of the S… Powered by WPeMatico


ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have promoted Brian MacLellan to general manager and hired former Nashville Predators coach Barry Trotz. The team announced the moves Monday. MacLellan, who also gets the title of senior vice-presid… Powered by WPeMatico


NEW YORK, N.Y. – Henrik Lundqvist earned his 41st career playoff victory and his first post-season point with an assist. The only number that mattered late Sunday night was the one win the New York Rangers need to reach the Stanley Cup finals… Powered by WPeMatico