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Avalanche buy out defenceman Francois Beauchemin

DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche have bought out the final year of defenceman Francois Beauchemin's contract. General manager Joe Sakic announced the move Thursday.
Conditions have changed for the first NHL expansion draft in 17 years

Conditions have changed for the first NHL expansion draft in 17 years

Conditions were different when the NHL last held an expansion draft 17 years ago.
650,000 fans at parade cheer Penguins for Stanley Cup win

650,000 fans at parade cheer Penguins for Stanley Cup win

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins' Stanley Cup championship, the first an NHL team has won back to back in almost 20 years, spawned by far the biggest victory parade of any of the franchise's five titles.

Capitals acquire Graovac from Wild for 2018 fifth-round pick

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Washington Capitals have acquired forward Tyler Graovac from the Minnesota Wild for a 2018 fifth-round pick. Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan announced the trade Wednesday night.

Sens 'hopeful' Karlsson will be ready for start of next season after surgery

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators are "hopeful" that Erik Karlsson will be ready for the start of the 2017-18 season following surgery to his left foot on Wednesday.
NY Rangers buying out contract of defenceman Dan Girardi

NY Rangers buying out contract of defenceman Dan Girardi

NEW YORK — The Rangers will buy out the final three years of Dan Girardi's contract, ending the defenceman's tenure in New York after 11 seasons. The move will clear just under $2.9 million in salary-cap space next season and just under $1.
GM: Preds focused on winning Stanley Cup with young roster

GM: Preds focused on winning Stanley Cup with young roster

NASHVILLE — General manager David Poile believes the Nashville Predators wiped away two lingering notions with their run to the franchise's first Stanley Cup Final.
Cool demeanour nothing new for Matt Murray, Pens two-time Cup-winning rookie

Cool demeanour nothing new for Matt Murray, Pens two-time Cup-winning rookie

As Matt Murray stopped pucks with cool confidence in the Stanley Cup final, his former coach in Thunder Bay didn't bat an eye. "He's always been a goaltender that was very calm, cool, collected.
Sabres re-sign goalie Ullmark to 2-year contract extension

Sabres re-sign goalie Ullmark to 2-year contract extension

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres have re-signed goalie Linus Ullmark to a two-year, $1.5 million contract extension. Ullmark completed the final year of his rookie contract and was eligible to become a restricted free agent next month.
Predators sign Yannick Weber to one-year contract

Predators sign Yannick Weber to one-year contract

NASHVILLE — The Nashville Predators have signed defenceman Yannick Weber to a one-year contract worth $650,000. Webber played a career-high 73 games this season and had one goal and eight points.