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  • O’Reilly signs $52.5 million, 7-year extension with Sabres

    The Buffalo Sabres have made newly acquired forward Ryan O’Reilly their highest-paid player by signing him to a $52.5 million, seven-year contract extension on Friday. The Sabres announced the signing, while two people familiar with…

  • Desjardins stays with Blackhawks

    CHICAGO (AP) — Forward Andrew Desjardins has agreed to a two-year contract with the Stanley Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks. Acquired from San Jose before the trade deadline, he became an important part of the fourth line…

  • Oilers sign No. 1 pick McDavid to 3-year, entry-level deal

    EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid played 66 junior games for the Erie Otters this season and seven more at the world junior championship. Even when the hockey stopped, there was more to do. McDavid…

  • NHL Calendar

    July 5 — Deadline for player-elected salary arbitration notification. July 6 — Deadline for club-elected salary arbitration notification. July 20-Aug. 4 — Salary arbitration hearings. Aug. 6 — Deadline for salary arbitration decisions. Oct. 7…

  • Ducks sign new D Kevin Bieksa to 2-year extension thru 2018

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Defenseman Kevin Bieksa has agreed to a two-year, $8 million contract extension through 2018 with the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks announced the deal with Bieksa on Thursday, two days after the…

  • Caps get Sochi shootout star Oshie from Blues for Brouwer

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — T.J. Oshie is looking forward to joining Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom with the Washington Capitals, who acquired the Sochi Olympics shootout star from the St. Louis Blues on Thursday for…

  • Sharks sign McNally, McCarthy, Lerg, Haley to contracts

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks signed former Harvard defenseman Patrick McNally to a two-year contract Thursday and forwards John McCarthy, Bryan Lerg and Micheal Haley to one-year deals. The Sharks also…

  • Ducks re-sign defenseman Korbinian Holzer to 1-year deal

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Defenseman Korbinian Holzer has re-signed with the Anaheim Ducks, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $750,000. The Ducks announced the deal Thursday. Holzer never played for the Ducks after Anaheim acquired…

  • RW Erik Condra signs 3-year contract with Lightning

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Free agent right wing Erik Condra has signed a three-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Condra appeared in 68 games with the Ottawa Senators last season, finishing with a career-high…

  • Rangers’ Martin St. Louis announces retirement

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York Rangers forward Martin St. Louis is retiring after 16 NHL seasons, seven All Star selections and one Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning. St. Louis made the announcement…

  • Rangers sign G Brandon Halverson to entry-level contract

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Rangers have signed 19-year-old goaltender Brandon Halverson to an entry-level contract. General manager Jeff Gorton announced the signing Thursday as prospects skated at the team’s Westchester facility. Halverson…

  • Sharks hire 2 assistants for DeBoer’s staff

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have hired Bob Boughner as an assistant coach and Johan Hedberg as goaltending coach for Peter DeBoer’s new staff. The Sharks announced the moves Thursday. Boughner…

  • Predators sign Gabriel Bourque to one-year contract

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Predators forward Gabriel Bourque has accepted his qualifying offer and has signed a one-year contract worth $866,250. The 24-year-old Bourque has 30 goals and 44 assists in 220 career NHL…

  • Islanders sign 6 players to 2-way, 1-year contracts

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders have signed Joe Whitney, James Wright and four other forwards to one-year, two-way contracts. The team announced the signings Thursday. Justin Florek, Ben Holmstrom, Bracken Kearns and…

  • Wednesday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Designated OF Delmon Young for assignment. Recalled RHP Tyler Wilson from Norfolk (IL). Agreed to terms with RHPs Kory Groves and Steven Klimek and LHPs Xavier Borde and Will…