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  • Blackhawks agree to one-year extension with goalie Leighton

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms with veteran goaltender Michael Leighton on a one-year extension through next season. The 34-year-old Leighton went 22-13-4 with a 2.26 goals-against average and a .920…

  • Canadiens agree to 2-year deal with forward Brian Flynn

    MONTREAL (AP) — Forward Brian Flynn agreed to a $1.9 million, two-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday. Flynn was acquired by Montreal from the Buffalo Sabres on March 2 for a fifth-round draft…

  • Jets, Stafford agree to 2-year, $8.7 million deal

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Drew Stafford is staying with the Winnipeg Jets. The Jets signed the veteran winger to an $8.7-million, two-year contract. The 29-year-old Stafford had nine goals and 17 assists in 26 games…

  • Sharks acquire goalie Martin Jones from Bruins

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks have found their starting goaltender for next season, acquiring Martin Jones in a trade with the Boston Bruins. The Sharks sent a 2016 first-round pick and…

  • Sharks agree to 5-year deal with D Brenden Dillon

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks agreed to a five-year, $16.35 million contract with pending restricted free agent defenseman Brenden Dillon on Monday. Agent Jarrett Bousquet said the two sides reached an…

  • LA Kings terminate Mike Richards’ contract for “breach”

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings terminated Mike Richards’ contract Monday, claiming the underachieving forward committed a “material breach” of its terms. The move is a surprising tactic in the Kings’ prolonged…

  • Stars sign newly acquired goalie Niemi to 3-year contract

    DALLAS (AP) — Antti Niemi used to live not far from Finnish countryman Kari Lehtonen. Now the pair will share a locker room in Dallas, faced with the persistent question of who will be the…

  • Devils give qualifying offers to Larsson, Gelinas, 2 others

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have given qualifying offers to forward Stefan Matteau and defensemen Eric Gelinas, Seth Helgeson and Adam Larsson. The Devils announced the moves on Monday, adding that defenseman…

  • Coyotes must increase bond; City must make quarterly payment

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A judge has ordered the Arizona Coyotes’ ownership to increase its bond payment to Glendale by $750,000 while ordering the city to make its $3.75 million quarterly payment to the team.…

  • Blackhawks agree to terms with D David Rundblad

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms with defenseman David Rundblad on a two-year extension through the 2016-17 season. The 24-year-old Rundblad had three goals and 11 assists in 49 games with…

  • Predators sign forward Austin Watson to 2-year contract

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have signed forward Austin Watson to a two-year contract. Watson’s contract includes a two-way deal for 2015-16 that pays him $575,000 when he’s in the NHL and $100,000…

  • Capitals re-sign Jay Beagle to $5.25M, 3-year contract

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Center Jay Beagle has re-signed with the Washington Capitals, getting a $5.25 million, three-year contract. The team announced the deal Monday. The 29-year-old Beagle set career highs with 10 goals, 10…

  • AP source: Sabres place forward Cody Hodgson on waivers

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A person familiar with the decision has told the Associated Press that the Buffalo Sabres have placed forward Cody Hodgson on unconditional waivers with the intention of buying out his contract.…

  • Hurricanes reach deal with Nestrasil for 2-year contract

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes have agreed to terms for a two-year deal with forward Andrej Nestrasil. The deal will pay Nestrasil $875,000 this season and $950,000 in the 2016-17 season. In a…

  • Penguins re- sign defenseman Cole to 3-year deal

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins and defenseman Ian Cole have agreed to a new contract. The three-year deal, announced on Monday, has an average value of $2.1 million per season and will keep Cole…