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ARLINGTON, Va. — Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan identified reinforcing the defense as his most pressing priority. He achieved that Tuesday, signing former Pittsburgh Penguins defensemen Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik each to … Powered by WPeMatico

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DENVER — Jarome Iginla turned 37 on Tuesday and will be embarking on his 20th season in the NHL this fall, but the newest member of the Colorado Avalanche has no doubt he can still play at a high level. “I don’t want to be arrogant, but I do b… Powered by WPeMatico

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NOTE: Below is a list of players, who, effective July 1, became free agents. Players will be removed upon signing with a team. ANAHEIM DUCKS Group 2 FAs: Jesse Blacker, Mat Clark, Louis Leblanc, Andre Petersson, Jakob Silfverberg, Devante Sm… Powered by WPeMatico

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NOTE: This is the official free agent signings list as of July 1 at 7:25 PM ET. JULY 1 SIGNINGS: PLAYER 2014-15 TEAM PREVIOUS TEAM DETAILS F Chris Thorburn Winnipeg Winnipeg F Benoit Pouliot Edmonton NY Rangers D Mark Fayne Edmonton Ne… Powered by WPeMatico

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The Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday re-signed goaltender Ray Emery to a one-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed, though it is believed Emery will make less than he did last season. “You always want to earn as much as you can, but I… Powered by WPeMatico

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The Los Angeles Kings signed defenseman Jeff Schultz to a two-year contract, the team announced Monday. Schultz, 28, made his Kings debut in the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. He had no points in seven games after being promoted from the Mancheste… Powered by WPeMatico

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – The Los Angeles Kings have re-signed defenceman Jeff Schultz to a two-year contract. The Stanley Cup champions announced the deal Monday with Schultz, who played a key supporting role in their title run. Schultz didn’t… Powered by WPeMatico

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WINNIPEG – The Winnipeg Jets have re-signed forward Chris Thorburn for three more years the night before NHL free agency begins. The deal is worth $3.6 million, with an annual average salary of $1.2 million. In 55 games last season with t… Powered by WPeMatico

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The Florida Panthers has used a compliance buyout on defenseman Ed Jovanovski, the team announced Monday. Jovanovski was scheduled to make $4 million this season with an NHL salary-cap charge of $4.125 million, according to CapGeek.com. Sele… Powered by WPeMatico

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PHILADELPHIA — The conclusion of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center signals the official opening of the Connor McDavid-Jack Eichel sweepstakes for the 2015 event at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. In a draft that looks to be loaded with tal… Powered by WPeMatico

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