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  • Coyotes sign Richardson, Michalek to start free agency

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes signed forwards Brad Richardson and Steve Downie, added goalie Anders Lindback and brought back defenseman Zbynek Michalek. That’s forward depth, a backup goalie and some blue line stability…

  • Predators re-sign Mike Ribeiro to 2-year, $7 million deal

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators are keeping forward Mike Ribeiro, who signed a two-year, $7 million contract Wednesday on the opening day of free agency. The 35-year-old Ribeiro scored 15 goals to go…

  • Red Wings sign defenseman Mike Green, forward Brad Richards

    DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings have signed defenseman Mike Green and forward Brad Richards to free-agent contracts. The team announced Wednesday that Green will get a three-year contract and Richards a one-year deal.…

  • Devils sign John Moore and Blake Coleman

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils have signed defenseman John Moore to a three-year contract as a free agent. General manager Ray Shero also announced on Wednesday that forward Blake Coleman signed a…

  • Wild sign center Mikael Granlund, defenseman Mike Reilly

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Wild finished a drawn-out negotiation with Mikael Granlund by locking up the center with a two-year deal on Wednesday. The 23-year-old Granlund had eight goals and 31 assists last season.…

  • Kessel trade to Penguins highlights start of NHL free agency

    On the first day of NHL free agency, a blockbuster trade stole the spotlight. The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired high-scoring winger Phil Kessel from Toronto on Wednesday in the biggest move of the day, while a…

  • Ducks sign veterans Matt Hackett, Chris Mueller, Joe Piskula

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Goalie Matt Hackett, center Chris Mueller and defenseman Joe Piskula have agreed to one-year contracts with the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks announced the deals Wednesday. Hackett has played in 26 NHL…

  • Sather stepping down as Rangers’ GM, will stay as president

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Glen Sather didn’t get a chance to raise the Stanley Cup as general manager of the New York Rangers, so he’ll just have to settle for making them a lot better…

  • Penguins acquire Phil Kessel from Maple Leafs in major trade

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Phil Kessel spent six years in Toronto trying to lift the Maple Leafs out of the churn of mediocrity. All the goals — 181 of them while wearing a leaf on the…

  • Blues sign F Jori Lehtera to 3-year contract extension

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues have signed forward Jori Lehtera to a three-year contract extension that will begin with the 2016-17 season. The 27-year-old Lehtera had 14 goals and 30 assists in…

  • Avalanche reach deals with Beauchemin, Comeau

    DENVER (AP) — More leadership for the Colorado Avalanche? Check. Added toughness? A big check — especially in regard to the hard-hitting variety. General manager Joe Sakic wanted to bulk up his team in experience…

  • Blackhawks agree to 5-year extension with C Anisimov

    CHICAGO (AP) — The past couple days have been quite a whirlwind for Artem Anisimov. Same for the Chicago Blackhawks. Anisimov and the Blackhawks agreed to a $22.75 million, five-year contract extension on Wednesday, one…

  • Jets bring back Burmistrov, agree with Pardy, Halischuk

    WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets started free agency by locking up two of their own players and bringing back another. Winnipeg agreed to terms on a two-year contract with forward Alexander Burmistrov and…

  • Rangers busy on opening day of free agency

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Rangers have signed defenseman Raphael Diaz and forwards Jayson Megna, Matt Lindblad, Viktor Stalberg and Brian Gibbons as free agents. Rangers general manager and president Glen Sather announced…

  • Flyers sign backup goaltender Neuvirth to multiyear deal

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers have signed goaltender Michal Neuvirth to a multiyear contract. Neuvirth replaces Ray Emery as Philadelphia’s No. 2 goalie behind Steve Mason. Terms of Wednesday’s deal were not announced. Neuvirth…