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Stars make Niemi buyout official, cap hit to cover 2 seasons

Stars make Niemi buyout official, cap hit to cover 2 seasons

DALLAS — The Dallas Stars have announced their buyout of the final year of goalie Antti Niemi's contract, a plan that will spread the $3 million payment over two seasons for an annual salary cap hit of $1.5 million. Niemi was due to make $4.
Stars acquire defenceman Marc Methot in a trade with Vegas

Stars acquire defenceman Marc Methot in a trade with Vegas

Marc Methot could go from playing with Erik Karlsson to pairing up with another young Swedish defenceman after a trade to the Dallas Stars.
Travis Hamonic, Mikes Smith ready to face the heat as Calgary Flames

Travis Hamonic, Mikes Smith ready to face the heat as Calgary Flames

CALGARY — A high-priced defenceman and high-mileage goaltender donned the flaming 'C' in Calgary on Monday.
Hall of Famer Paul Kariya sees progress, but thinks NHL can do more on concussions

Hall of Famer Paul Kariya sees progress, but thinks NHL can do more on concussions

Paul Kariya still believes the NHL can do more to address concussions.

Sharks issue qualifying offers to Tierney, Sorensen, Goodrow

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks have issued qualifying offers to forwards Chris Tierney, Marcus Sorensen and Barclay Goodrow and will retain their negotiating rights as restricted free agents.

Blues decline to extend qualifying offer to Nail Yakupov

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Blues did not extend a qualifying offer to Nail Yakupov, making the 2012 No. 1 pick an unrestricted free agent. Yakupov, 23, had just nine points in 40 games last season after four years with the Edmonton Oilers.
Selanne, Kariya headed to the Hall of Fame; joined by Recchi, Andreychuk, three others

Selanne, Kariya headed to the Hall of Fame; joined by Recchi, Andreychuk, three others

It was perhaps fitting that Paul Kariya learned of his induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame from Teemu Selanne.
New Jersey Devils putting no pressure on Nico Hischier

New Jersey Devils putting no pressure on Nico Hischier

NEWARK, N.J. — As Nico Hischier is discovering, being taken No. 1 in the NHL Draft has its perks.

Buffalo Sabres hire Sexton, Greeley to assistant GM jobs

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill continued filling out his staff by hiring Randy Sexton and Steve Greeley as assistant GMs.

Hurricanes, Derek Ryan agree to 1-year, $1.4 million deal

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to terms with forward Derek Ryan on a one-year contract. Under terms of the deal announced Monday, Ryan will make $1.425 million this season.