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Montreal Canadiens sign forward Joel Armia to four-year, US$13.6-million extension

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens have locked up Joel Armia, signing the Finnish forward to a four-year extension. The Habs say the deal, announced Tuesday, has an average annual value of US$3.4 million.
From great goalies to feisty forwards, lots of talent to be found in NHL free agency

From great goalies to feisty forwards, lots of talent to be found in NHL free agency

A wild off-season continues for NHL general managers this week as they hunt for deals on the free agent market.
Vegas trades Fleury to Chicago as goalie carousel spins

Vegas trades Fleury to Chicago as goalie carousel spins

Marc-Andre Fleury was traded from Vegas to Chicago on Tuesday, a stunning turn of events that has the NHL’s reigning Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender contemplating his future.
Trudeau says Canadiens' selection of Logan Mailloux shows 'lack of judgment'

Trudeau says Canadiens' selection of Logan Mailloux shows 'lack of judgment'

MONTREAL — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Tuesday he's not happy with the Montreal Canadiens' draft selection of a player convicted of a sex-related offence. "As a lifelong Habs fan, I have to say I am deeply disappointed by the decision.
Flyers GM Fletcher sets course for overdue roster overhaul

Flyers GM Fletcher sets course for overdue roster overhaul

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cam Atkinson was a Philadelphia Flyer for all of about 30 minutes when he popped on a video call wearing a Gritty T-shirt.
Capitals re-sign Alex Ovechkin to $47.5M, 5-year contract

Capitals re-sign Alex Ovechkin to $47.5M, 5-year contract

Alex Ovechkin broke the news that he's staying with the Washington Capitals in true Ovi fashion with five exclamation points. Five more years and a chance to chase Wayne Gretzky's NHL goal-scoring record.
Canucks goalie Braden Holtby, Oilers forward James Neal set for buyouts

Canucks goalie Braden Holtby, Oilers forward James Neal set for buyouts

The Vancouver Canucks have placed goalie Braden Holtby on waivers ahead of a buyout. The 31-year-old netminder came to Vancouver in free agency last year, signing a two-year deal with an average annual value of US$4.3 million.
Vancouver Canucks sign forward Conor Garland to five-year, US$24.75-million deal

Vancouver Canucks sign forward Conor Garland to five-year, US$24.75-million deal

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks have locked up one of their latest acquisitions, signing forward Conor Garland to a five-year contract. The club says the deal comes with an average annual value of US$4.95 million.
Jets send Capitals two second-round picks for defenceman Brenden Dillion

Jets send Capitals two second-round picks for defenceman Brenden Dillion

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Jets have added defenceman Brenden Dillon to their squad. The Jets acquired the 30-year-old blueliner from the Washington Capitals on Monday in exchange for two second-round draft picks, one in 2022 and another in 2023.
Jets re-sign forward Paul Stastny to one-year, US$3.75 million deal

Jets re-sign forward Paul Stastny to one-year, US$3.75 million deal

WINNIPEG — Forward Paul Stastny is staying with the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets announced on Monday that they have agreed to a one-year, US$3.75 million deal with Stastny, who was set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.