NHL-National Hockey League roundup

The Chicago Blackhawks sent forward Kris Versteeg to the Carolina Hurricanes as part of a multiplayer trade Friday. Versteeg, a two-time Stanley Cup winner with the Blackhawks, was traded along with forward Joakim Nordstrom and a third-round pick

2015-09-12 03:26:00  

NHL-National Football League roundup

The Buffalo Sabres on Thursday signed free-agent defenseman Cody Franson to a two-year contract reportedly worth around $6.6 million. The Sabres had been seeking another veteran defenseman, and Franson provides a right-shot blueline option with g

2015-09-11 01:08:39  

Plans unveiled for 2016 World Cup of Hockey

The NHL and NHL Players' Association on Wednesday unveiled plans for an eight-team World Cup of Hockey in 2016 to feature more than 150 of the league's best players. Teams from Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Russia, Sweden and the Uni

2015-09-09 21:05:46  

NHL's New Jersey Devils defenceman Salvador retires

New Jersey Devils captain Bryce Salvador announced his retirement Wednesday after 13 National Hockey League seasons as a shut down defenceman. It was great," 39-year-old Salvador said. Salvador, of Canada, missed the final 67 games of last s

2015-09-03 07:18:01  

NFL Coaching great Arbour dies at 82

NHL coaching great Al Arbour, who guided the New York Islanders to four straight Stanley Cup titles in the 1980s, has died at the age of 82, the Islanders said Friday. A cause of death was not immediately given but Arbour, a native of Sudbury, On

2015-08-28 22:38:35  

Al Arbour, former longtime coach of NHL's Islanders, dies

Former longtime New York Islanders coach Al Arbour, who ranks second in all-time wins as a coach in National Hockey League, has died at the age of 82, the team said on Friday. Arbour led the Islanders to four consecutive championships in the 1980

2015-08-28 18:58:02  

Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EST on Wednesday, Aug. 26

Aug. 26 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Wednesday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 - - - - NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Changes could make new stars in Steelers' defense PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Steel

2015-08-26 19:15:52  

Flames re-sign defenseman Giordano to six-year extension

(Reuters) - All-Star defenseman Mark Giordano has been re-signed by the Calgary Flames on a six-year contract extension, the National Hockey League (NHL) team announced on Tuesday. No financial details were disclosed by the team but local media e

2015-08-25 18:36:58  

NHL-Flames re-sign defenseman Giordano to six-year extension

All-Star defenseman Mark Giordano has been re-signed by the Calgary Flames on a six-year contract extension, the National Hockey League (NHL) team announced on Tuesday. No financial details were disclosed by the team but local media estimate the

2015-08-25 18:34:47  

Philadelphia Flyers star Briere retires after 17 years

Former Philadelphia Flyers star Danny Briere brought the curtain down on his 17-year professional hockey career on Monday, confirming his retirement from the sport after nearly 1,000 NHL games. Briere, 37, a member of Canada's World Champion

2015-08-17 21:36:24  

Briere retires after 17 NHL seasons but without Stanley Cup

(Reuters) - Daniel Briere, a two-time world champion for Canada, has retired after 17 seasons in the National Hockey League, he announced on Monday. Quebec-born Briere, 37, a single father, cited as the main reason for his decision a desire to sp

2015-08-17 20:03:46  

NHL-Briere retires after 17 NHL seasons but without Stanley Cup

Daniel Briere, a two-time world champion for Canada, has retired after 17 seasons in the National Hockey League, he announced on Monday. Quebec-born Briere, 37, a single father, cited as the main reason for his decision a desire to spend more tim

2015-08-17 19:32:05  

Police in Buffalo suburb confirm NHL's Kane being investigated

(Reuters) - Police in a Buffalo, New York, suburb said on Friday they were investigating an incident that occurred at the home of Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane but would not confirm reports he was the subject of rape allegations. Citing tw

2015-08-07 16:48:55  

Star of NHL's Blackhawks being investigated for rape: newspaper

(Reuters) - Police in upstate New York are investigating rape allegations against Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane, the Buffalo News reported on Thursday, citing two law enforcement sources. Kane, 26, has an off-season home in the Buffalo sub

2015-08-06 21:54:13  

Las Vegas, Quebec City advance in NHL expansion quest

Las Vegas and Quebec City, the only cities to submit $10 million (9.1 million euros) application fees to the National Hockey League for expansion teams, have been invited to move to the next phase in the process. The Las Vegas group released a st

2015-08-05 21:26:27  

Stanley Cup winner Schneider new USA Hall of Famer

(Reuters) - Stanley Cup winner Mathieu Schneider is among four new inductees to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, USA Hockey announced on Monday. In 20 seasons in the National Hockey League, defenseman Schneider played for 10 teams, including the 199

2015-08-03 19:22:03  

Ice Hockey-Stanley Cup winner Schneider new USA Hall of Famer

Aug 3 (Reuters) - Stanley Cup winner Mathieu Schneider is among four new inductees to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, USA Hockey announced on Monday. In 20 seasons in the National Hockey League, defenseman Schneider played for 10 teams, including t

2015-08-03 19:19:00  

Song says Beijing Winter Games will boost NHL in Asia

By Julian Linden KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Song Andong, the first Chinese-born player drafted to play in the National Hockey League, got a first-hand look on Wednesday at the giant shoes he is trying to fill. Since being picked this year by the Ne

2015-07-29 12:43:40  

Olympics-Song says Beijing Winter Games will boost NHL in Asia

By Julian Linden KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 (Reuters) - Song Andong, the first Chinese-born player drafted to play in the National Hockey League, got a first-hand look on Wednesday at the giant shoes he is trying to fill. Since being picked this year

2015-07-29 11:29:03  

Arizona city approves new deal with NHL's Coyotes

By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Glendale city leaders approved a new deal with the National Hockey League's Arizona Coyotes on Friday, ending a contentious legal dispute and ensuring the team will play in the Phoenix suburb for at least two

2015-07-24 21:03:38  

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