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Devils re-sign goaltender Keith Kinkaid to 2-year contract

NEWARK, N.J. — The New Jersey Devils have re-signed backup goaltender Keith Kinkaid to a two-year contract. General manager Ray Shero announced the deal late Thursday, noting that Kinkaid will get $1.2 million this season and $1.3 million in 2018-19.
St. Louis re-signs Paajarvi to 1-year, $800,000 deal

St. Louis re-signs Paajarvi to 1-year, $800,000 deal

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Blues have re-signed forward Magnus Paajarvi to a one-year, one-way contract worth $800,000. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong announced the deal Thursday.
Dave Semenko, the enforcer who opened up the ice for Wayne Gretzky, dies at 59

Dave Semenko, the enforcer who opened up the ice for Wayne Gretzky, dies at 59

EDMONTON — Dave Semenko, who defined hockey's tough guy role as Wayne Gretzky's bodyguard and once went three rounds with boxing legend Muhammad Ali, has died after a battle with cancer. He was 59.

Maple Leafs sign forward Adam Brooks to entry-level contract

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed forward Adam Brooks to a three-year entry level contract. The 21-year-old had 43 goals and 87 assists in 66 regular-season games with the Western Hockey League's Regina Pats last season.
Blue Jackets buy out Hartnell to free salary cap space

Blue Jackets buy out Hartnell to free salary cap space

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Blue Jackets have bought out the final two years of 35-year-old forward Scott Hartnell's contract, opening up salary cap space to possibly sign another free agent. Hartnell would have cost the team $4.
Rangers, Brendan Smith agree to $17M, 4-year deal

Rangers, Brendan Smith agree to $17M, 4-year deal

WASHINGTON — Brendan Smith signed a $17 million, four-year deal with the Rangers, solidifying New York's blue line and setting the market for free agent defencemen . Smith will count $4.35 million against the salary cap through the 2020-21 season.
Unlike NBA, NHL mostly devoid of star movement in free agency

Unlike NBA, NHL mostly devoid of star movement in free agency

On the same day that Connor McDavid was nearing agreement on an eight-year extension with the Edmonton Oilers, another star was moving elsewhere in the National Basketball Association.

Hurricanes reach deals with McGinn, Samuelsson

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to terms with a pair of their own pending free agents.
Blues' Berglund out until December with dislocated shoulder

Blues' Berglund out until December with dislocated shoulder

ST. LOUIS — Blues centre Patrik Berglund is expected to be out until December after having surgery to repair a dislocated left shoulder. The Blues say Berglund was injured during an off-season conditioning program in Sweden and flew to St.
Avalanche agree to 2-year deal with Sven Andrighetto

Avalanche agree to 2-year deal with Sven Andrighetto

DENVER — The Colorado Avalanche have agreed to a two-year deal with Swiss forward Sven Andrighetto. Andrighetto had five goals and 11 assists for the Avalanche after being acquired in a trade with Montreal on March 1.