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Flyers' Nolan Patrick has second abdominal surgery

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.
Capitals' Dmitry Orlov signs $30.6 million, 6-year deal

Capitals' Dmitry Orlov signs $30.6 million, 6-year deal

ARLINGTON, Va. — Dmitry Orlov developed into one of the Washington Capitals' best defencemen last season, and he's being rewarded with a long-term, big-money contract. The Capitals re-signed Orlov on Friday to a $30.
Canada soccer captain Sinclair, Hall of Famer Messier named to Order of Canada

Canada soccer captain Sinclair, Hall of Famer Messier named to Order of Canada

TORONTO — Christine Sinclair and Mark Messier, who have led Canada to international glory on grass and ice, have been appointed to the Order of Canada.
Booms, busts in NHL free agency during salary cap era

Booms, busts in NHL free agency during salary cap era

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.
Flyers re-sign Jordan Weal to 2-year deal

Flyers re-sign Jordan Weal to 2-year deal

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Flyers re-signed forward Jordan Weal to a two-year deal Thursday, keeping a young player with high expectations.

Jagr says no teams are asking about him, Panthers disagree

SUNRISE, Fla. — Jaromir Jagr wants to play at least one more season in the NHL. It's unclear if any team wants him.

Calgary Flames acquires goaltender Eddie Lack in trade with Carolina Hurricanes

CALGARY — Goalie Eddie Lack and defenceman Ryan Murphy were acquired by the Calgary Flames on Thursday night in a trade with the Carolina Hurricanes. Calgary also gets a seventh round draft pick in the 2019 NHL draft.

Veteran forward Kris Versteeg signs one-year deal with Calgary Flames

CALGARY — Veteran forward Kris Versteeg and the Calgary Flames agreed to a one-year contract on Thursday worth US$1.75 million. Versteeg spent last season with the Flames after signing with the team as a free agency in October of 2016.
Canadiens name Carriere GM of AHL Laval Rocket, keep Lefebvre on as coach

Canadiens name Carriere GM of AHL Laval Rocket, keep Lefebvre on as coach

LAVAL, Que. — When the Montreal Canadiens announced Thursday that Sylvain Lefebvre was staying on as coach of their American Hockey League team, the response on social media was overwhelmingly negative.

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.