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NHL clears Capitals on trading, signing Orpik after buyout

NHL clears Capitals on trading, signing Orpik after buyout

ARLINGTON, Va. — The NHL questioned the Washington Capitals about re-signing Brooks Orpik after trading him to Colorado and cleared the Stanley Cup champions of any wrongdoing.
Oilers GM says Plan B in place if team can't strike deal with  Nurse

Oilers GM says Plan B in place if team can't strike deal with Nurse

Edmonton Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli says he has a Plan B if contract talks remain at a stalemate with defenceman Darnell Nurse.
G Corey Crawford skates before Chicago's first practice

G Corey Crawford skates before Chicago's first practice

CHICAGO — Corey Crawford is skating again. The Stanley Cup-winning goaltender hasn't been cleared for practice just yet, but he thinks he is close. Now about those defencemen for the Chicago Blackhawks.
Mike Hoffman's fiancee not planning to sue Erik Karlsson's wife: Lawyer

Mike Hoffman's fiancee not planning to sue Erik Karlsson's wife: Lawyer

TORONTO — The lawyer for the fiancée of former Ottawa Senators winger Mike Hoffman says she doesn't intend on suing the wife of the team's former captain Erik Karlsson over allegations of cyberbullying.
Ottawa Senators believe they can move forward without Karlsson

Ottawa Senators believe they can move forward without Karlsson

OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators are determined to prove they can survive and thrive without Erik Karlsson.
Youthful Rangers focused on getting better after changes

Youthful Rangers focused on getting better after changes

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Chris Kreider and the New York Rangers have put last season's struggles behind and are just focusing on trying to get better.
Crosby, Penguins return from long summer

Crosby, Penguins return from long summer

CRANBERRY, Pa. — Sidney Crosby has been back in Pittsburgh for a few weeks, participating in several informal practices while his Penguins teammates returned from an unusually long off-season .

Panthers open training camp, with Bill Torrey still in mind

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — The first day of Florida Panthers training camp is always roughly the same: Plenty of players on the ice, plenty of hope for the new season, a bit of organized chaos. Day 1, this year, was different.

Vancouver Canucks among four captain-less Canadian teams

VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks could be without a captain this season and they may not be the only Canadian team to forgo a designated leader.
Islanders open training camp looking to disprove doubters

Islanders open training camp looking to disprove doubters

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — The New York Islanders know they are being overlooked after finishing 17 points out of a playoff spot last season and losing captain John Tavares to free agency during the summer. That's ok with them.