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The Ducks got some great news on Saturday when defenseman Cam Fowler signed an eight-year extension. In honor of this, re-watch the two-part ‘Ride Along’ we did with Cam this season on ‘Ducks Weekly’ with Kent French. Part I Part II Source: Fox Sports

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Mr. Game 7 is returning to the Carolina Hurricanes with the goal of leading them to another Game 1. The Hurricanes opened free agency Saturday by bringing back 35-year-old forward Justin Williams on a two-year deal worth $9 million. Williams, a key member of their 2006 Stanley Cup champion team, will make …

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The Latest on the first day of NHL free agency (all times local): 12:20 p.m. The Detroit Red Wings addressed a desperate need at the start of free agency, signing veteran defenseman Trevor Daley to a $9.5 million, three-year contract. Daley helped the Pittsburgh Penguins win the Stanley Cup last month, adding five points in …

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All eyes are on Ilya, too. Though not a free agent, Ilya Kovalchuk has taken one step closer to returning to the NHL after spending the previous four seasons playing in his native Russia. The start of the league’s new business year at noon Saturday places the Devils in a position to sign Kovalchuk to …

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Philadelphia Flyers No. 2 overall pick Nolan Patrick had a second abdominal surgery prior to being drafted and is expected to return to full activity in four to six weeks. General manager Ron Hextall announced the surgery Friday, a week after the Flyers selected Patrick in the draft. Patrick missed three months last season with …

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Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon was already talking about getting aggressive in the free agent market. Now he has some extra room to do that. Florida was one of several teams to buy out a player in the last chance this offseason, clearing salary-cap space for the start of free agency Saturday. The Panthers …

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Sabres began transforming their underperforming defense by acquiring Marco Scandella in a trade with the Minnesota Wild on Friday. Former Sabres captain Jason Pominville’s returning to Buffalo, too. In exchange, the Wild acquired forwards Tyler Ennis and Marcus Foligno in a trade struck a day before the NHL’s free-agency signing …

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) As pleased as Jason Pominville was upon hearing he was returning to the Buffalo Sabres, it was nothing compared to the excitement of his son, Jayden. ”My little guy already has his (Sabres) jersey on right now,” Pominville said Friday, shortly after the former Sabres captain and defenseman Marco Scandella were acquired …

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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Dmitry Orlov to a $30.6 million, six-year deal. Orlov will count $5.1 million against the salary cap through the 2022-23 season. General manager Brian MacLellan announced the move Friday. The 25-year-old Russian was the Capitals’ most improved player last season. He had six goals, a career-high …

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When the puck drops for NHL free agency Saturday, some teams will pay whatever it takes to land the top free agents available. Some will hit. Some will miss. It happens every summer. The Edmonton Oilers signed Milan Lucic to a seven-season, $42 million contract a year ago and he panned out, helping the franchise …

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