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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Lidstrom strong favorite to headline 2015 Hockey Hall class

    Nicklas Lidstrom cherished just being on the ice. The seven Norris Trophies as the best defenseman of his era and four Stanley Cups as a cornerstone of the Detroit Red Wings make him a strong…

  • AP source: LA Kings place Richards on unconditional waivers

    Forward Mike Richards’ career with the Los Angeles Kings is coming to an abrupt end. The Kings placed Richards on unconditional waivers for the purpose of buying out the remaining five years of his contract,…

  • Wild agree to terms on 6-year deal with goalie Devan Dubnyk

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have been searching for a reliable goalie for years, an issue that almost cost them dearly before Devan Dubnyk arrived to save their season. Their investment in Devan Dubnyk…

  • Rangers acquire goalie Raanta from Blackhawks

    SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The New York Rangers have acquired goaltender Antti Raanta in a trade with the Chicago Blackhawks for forward Ryan Haggerty. The Rangers also traded Cam Talbot to Edmonton on Saturday, leaving…

  • Saturday’s Sports Transactions

    BASEBALL American League BOSTON RED SOX — Recalled RHP Matt Barnes from Pawtucket (IL). Optioned INF Travis Shaw to Pawtucket. National League ATLANTA BRAVES — Placed RHP Williams Perez on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP…