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  • Brodeur to retire, join St. Louis Blues front office

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Martin Brodeur is retiring to take a front office job with the St. Louis Blues. The New Jersey Devils have a spot waiting for one of the greatest goaltenders in NHL…

  • Devils need to climb big hill to avoid another bad year

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — With less than half the season to go, the New Jersey Devils are in danger of missing the playoffs for the third straight year and for the fourth time in five.…

  • LA Kings’ Mike Richards clears waivers, assigned to AHL

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings have assigned Mike Richards to their AHL affiliate after the high-priced center cleared waivers. The Kings assigned Richards to the Manchester Monarchs on Tuesday after no…

  • NHL Calendar

    Feb. 21 — Stadium Series: Los Angeles vs. San Jose at Santa Clara, Calif. April 11 — Regular season ends.

  • Slow-starting Stars return from break with eye on playoffs

    FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jason Spezza won’t deny that his arrival in Dallas helped create expectations that the Stars struggled to meet early in the season. He’s just glad the weight wasn’t enough to ruin…

  • Defenseman Erik Johnson out 3-to-8 weeks with knee injury

    DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche will be without top defenseman Erik Johnson for three to eight weeks due to a knee injury. Coach Patrick Roy says the team received the update on Johnson after…

  • Flyers F Rinaldo suspended for 8 games by NHL

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL has suspended Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo for eight games for charging and boarding Penguins defenseman Kris Letang. Rinaldo is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the league’s…

  • Center Mike Richards waived by champion Los Angeles Kings

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings decided they could wait no longer for Mike Richards to regain his championship form. The Kings put Richards on waivers Monday when they returned from the…

  • Crosby out at least 1 game, Letang could return Tuesday

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby will miss Tuesday night’s game against Winnipeg after undergoing treatment for a lower-body injury. Coach Mike Johnston says there’s a possibility Crosby could return on Wednesday when…

  • Predators eager to build on their best start without Rinne

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators are back at work ready to prove the best start in franchise history is no fluke, even with goaltender Pekka Rinne still sidelined. And they want a fast…

  • Isles’ top-line forward Okposo out 6 to 8 weeks

    UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The surprising New York Islanders are starting the second half on a down note as top-line forward Kyle Okposo will be sidelined six to eight weeks because of an undisclosed upper-body…

  • Surprising Jets aiming to land in playoffs

    The Winnipeg Jets have taken off and are on course to land in the playoffs, an experience their passionate fans haven’t enjoyed in nearly 20 years. “At this point in the season, obviously it becomes…

  • Sabres suspend Zadorov for missing practice

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have suspended rookie defenseman Nikita Zadorov for failing to report to the team on time following the NHL all-star break. The Sabres did not say how long the…

  • Wild send Kuemper on AHL conditioning assignment

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have assigned goalie Darcy Kuemper to their AHL affiliate for a conditioning assignment. The move was made Monday. Kuemper can stay with the Iowa Wild up to…

  • Have a Hart: Time for NHL defenseman or goalie to win MVP?

    Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith can understand why the NHL’s Hart Trophy is traditionally awarded to offensive-minded forwards. “They score the goals, and that’s what people see. They see the red light go on,” Keith said…