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New York Rangers Boo Nieves Out With Concussion

Cristoval Boo Nieves skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on September 23, 2017, in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Rangers 2-1. New York Rangers head coach David Quinn announced that forward Boo Nieves is sidelined indefinitely. He is going through the NHL’s concussion protocol. David Quinn said Boo Nieves is in concussion protocol. #NYR — Rick Carpiniello (@RickCarpiniello) September 18, 2018 Nieves suffered the injury in the third period of the Rangers first pre-season game vs the New Jersey Devils. He was hit in the head by Devils defencemen Eric Gryba. Nieves didn’t return to the game after...

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Darnell Nurse Re-Signs With Edmonton Oilers

PITTSBURGH, PA – NOVEMBER 08: Darnell Nurse #25 of the Edmonton Oilers skates on the ice with the puck against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG PAINTS Arena on November 8, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Matt Kincaid/Getty Images) The Edmonton Oilers have re-signed defencemen Darnell Nurse to a two-year deal worth $6.4 million or $3.2 million per season AAV. This contract carries him through the 2019-20 season. https://mobile.twitter.com/tsn_sports/status/1041757241123254272 Nurse has spent his entire four-year career with the Edmonton Oilers. He has put up 14 goals and 33 assists for 47 career points in 197 career games. Nurse has...

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Winnipeg Jets Re-Sign Josh Morrissey

OTTAWA, ON – APRIL 02: Winnipeg Jets Defenceman Josh Morrissey (44) tracks down a puck on the boards during second period National Hockey League action between the Winnipeg Jets and Ottawa Senators on April 2, 2018, at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, ON, Canada. (Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Winnipeg Jets have re-signed defencemen Josh Morrissey to a two-year deal worth $6.3 million or $3.15 million per season AAV. This contract carries him through the 2019-20 season. He will be a restricted free agent with arbitration rights at that time. Jets announce they have...

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Vancouver Canucks Antoine Roussel to Miss Training Camp With Concussion

TORONTO, ON – FEBRUARY 07: Dallas Stars Left Wing Antoine Roussel (21) in warm ups prior to the regular season NHL game between the Dallas Stars and Toronto Maple Leafs on February 7, 2017 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, ON. (Photo by Gerry Angus/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Vancouver Canucks have announced that winger Antoine Roussel will miss training camp with a concussion. He suffered the injury during an informal scrimmage before he arrived at training camp in Vancouver. Canucks forward, Antoine Roussel will not participate in T Camp activity after sustaining a concussion during an informal...

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Dallas Stars Sign Tyler Seguin To Extension

SAN JOSE, CA – FEBRUARY 18: Tyler Seguin #91 of the Dallas Stars looks on during the game against the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on February 18, 2018 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Rocky W. Widner/NHL/Getty Images) The Dallas Stars have signed center Tyler Seguin to an eight-year extension worth $78.8M and will pay him $9.85 million per year. This deal kicks in during the 2019-20 season and carries him through the 2028-29 season. This is more than the $9.5M the team gave Jamie Benn back in 2016. pic.twitter.com/bTvJuadtMt — Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) September 13, 2018 Seguin...

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Nasville Predators Austin Watson Suspended 27 Games

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter DENVER, CO – APRIL 22: Austin Watson #51 of the Nashville Predators celebrates scoring a goal against the Colorado Avalanche in Game Six of the Western Conference First Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Pepsi Center on April 22, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) The NHL has suspended Nashville Predators winger Austin Watson 27 games without pay for “unacceptable office conduct”. This is Watson’s second career suspension. Watson pleaded guilty to domestic assault charges in August. The NHL Players’ Association will be filing an appeal on...

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Logan Shaw Signs PTO With the Calgary Flames

MONTREAL, QC – APRIL 01: Look on Montreal Canadiens Right Wing Logan Shaw (49) during the New Jersey Devils versus the Montreal Canadiens game on April 1, 2018, at Bell Centre in Montreal, QC (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire) The Calgary Flames have signed forward Logan Shaw to a Professional Try-Out deal and invited him to training camp. Shaw will work with the North American split squad and hope to impress, earning a contract with the team. Shaw became an unrestricted free agent when he was not qualified by the Montreal Canadiens in June. #Flames bringing in right-handed forward Logan Shaw on a PTO....

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Steve Yzerman Stepping down as GM of the Tampa Bay Lighting

TORONTO, ON – NOVEMBER 13: Steve Yzerman walks the red carpet before the 2017 Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Brookfield Place on November 13, 2016 in Toronto, ON, Canada. (Photograph by Julian Avram/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) According to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, Steve Yzerman is stepping down as the general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning. He will remain with the team as a senior advisor. Current Tampa assistant general manager, Julien Brisebois is expected to take over his role as general manager. There is word that Steve Yzerman is stepping down in TB, and Julien...

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Puck Drop Preview: 2018-19 New Jersey Devils

Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2018-19, where Last Word On Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings in each division, and eventually our 2018-19 Stanley Cup Pick. You can check out all our articles on our Puck Drop Page. Today the series continues with the 2018-19 New Jersey Devils  Last Season Coming into the 2017-18 season the New Jersey Devils had a...

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Boston Bruins Sign Daniel Winnik to PTO

SAN JOSE, CA – APRIL 07: Daniel Winnik #26 of the Minnesota Wild skates against Logan Couture #39 of the San Jose Sharks at SAP Center on April 7, 2018 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Rocky W. Widner/NHL/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Daniel Winnik; Logan Couture The Boston Bruins have signed center/left wing Daniel Winnik to a PTO contract with an invite to training camp. Winnik will give himself a chance to earn himself a contract during the duration of training camp. The Bruins also signed Lee Stempniak to a PTO today. Professional TryoutDaniel Winnik (C) | BOS#NHLBruinshttps://t.co/uqm9evQKcF...

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Edmonton Oilers sign Alex Chiasson to a PTO

NEWARK, NJ – SEPTEMBER 18: Alex Chiasson #39 of the Washington Capitals skates against the New Jersey Devils during a preseason game at the Prudential Center on September 18, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Capitals 4-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The Edmonton Oilers have signed free-agent forward Alex Chiasson to a professional tryout and invited him to training camp. Chiasson will look to earn himself a contract with the Oilers. The #Oilers have signed Alex Chiasson to a professional tryout. The 27-year-old forward played 61 games for the Capitals in 2017-18, recording 18 points...

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Max Pacioretty Traded to the Vegas Golden Knights

MONTREAL, QC – JANUARY 07: Max Pacioretty #67 of the Montreal Canadiens looks on during the warm-up prior to the NHL game against the Vancouver Canucks at the Bell Centre on January 7, 2018 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Montreal Canadiens defeated the Vancouver Canucks 5-2. (Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images) After months of rumours, the Montreal Canadiens have agreed to trade captain Max Pacioretty to Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for Tomas Tatar, Nick Suzuki and a second-round pick in the 2019 draft. The Canadiens have acquired forwards Tomas Tatar and Nick Suzuki, and a 2nd round pick in...

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New York Islanders Sign Dennis Seidenburg to a PTO

BROOKLYN, NY – DECEMBER 11: New York Islanders Defenceman Dennis Seidenberg (4) takes the puck out of the Islanders zone during the first period of a regular season NHL game between the Washington Capitals and the New York Islanders on December 11, 2017, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. (Photo by David Hahn/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The New York Islanders have signed veteran defencemen Dennis Seidenberg to a PTO. Seidenberg will have a chance to earn a contract during training camp and the Islanders pre-season. Can confirm this is locked in, he’s agreed to the PTO per league...

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Winnipeg Jets Re-Sign RFA Eric Comrie

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Winnipeg Jets re-signed RFA goaltender Eric Comrie to a one-year, two-way deal worth $ 650,000 at the NHL Level, $175,000 guaranteed. This deal carries him through the 2018-19 season. Comrie, who was drafted 59th overall in the 2013 NHL Draft has spent his career splitting time between the Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose. He is 2-2 with a 4.00 GAA and .880% save percentage in four career NHL games. Comrie is 52-67-12 in 136 career AHL games. He also has six career shutouts in the AHL. Comrie spent most of last year playing in...

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Montreal Canadiens Max Pacioretty Won’t Negotiate Contract Once Season Begins

According to Marc De Foy of Le Journal de Montreal, Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty will not negotiate a contract extension once the season begins in October. Pacioretty’s current contract ends at the end of the 2018-19 season. Earlier reports indicated that the Canadiens have not offered Pacioretty a contract extension. The team gave him permission to negotiate a contract extension with the Los Angeles Kings at the NHL Draft, as the teams had a deal in principle. With Pacioretty and the Kings unable to come to an agreement, the trade never happened. Pacioretty has now put a deadline on any contract...

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Boston Bruins Invite Mark Fayne to Training Camp

LAVAL, QC – APRIL 06: Springfield Thunderbirds defenceman Mark Fayne (7) tracks the play during the Springfield Thunderbirds versus the Laval Rocket game on April 6, 2018, at Place Bell in Laval, QC (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) The Boston Bruins have announced that they have invited veteran defencemen Mark Fayne to training camp. Fayne will remain in North America with the Bruins split-squad while half the roster goes to China to play exhibition games against the Calgary Flames. The Bruins have invited veteran defenseman Mark Fayne to training camp: https://t.co/azEJZTgIfA — 98.5 The Sports Hub (@985TheSportsHub) September...

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Alexei Emelin Signs With Avangard Omsk

NASHVILLE, TN – APRIL 29: Nashville Predators defenseman Alexei Emelin (25) is shown during Game Two of Round Two of the Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Winnipeg Jets and Nashville Predators, held on April 29, 2018, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) Avangard Omsk of the KHL has signed free agent defencemen Alexei Emelin to a two-year contract. Emelin was most recently with the Nashville Predators before deciding to head overseas once again. He joins his former Montreal teammate David Desharnais. Per @ppanyshev it’s a two-year deal for Alexei Emelin with...

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Henrik Zetterberg To Miss Start of Season Due To Lingering Back Issues

Detroit Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg announced that he will miss training camp and the beginning of the regular season due to a lingering back injury. Zetterberg has yet to do any training over the summer due to the injury. Henrik Zetterberg tells @sportbladet that his back issues will force him to miss Red Wings training camp and the start of the season: “I have not been able to train and I can not play NHL matches without being well prepared, especially not at my age.” https://t.co/tS6I6tboZF — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) August 28, 2018 Zetterberg has spent his entire...

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Jason Garrison Signs PTO with the Edmonton Oilers

Jason Garrison skates during the first period of the NHL game at Gila River Arena on October 7, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Edmonton Oilers have signed free agent defencemen Jason Garrison to a professional try-out contract with an invitation to training camp. If he performs well, he could earn a full-time contract with the team. The #Oilers have signed Jason Garrison to a professional tryout. The veteran defenceman has played 538 @NHL regular season games over 10 seasons, recording 159 points (48G, 111A) along with a +22 rating. pic.twitter.com/wN4dGI3D5B — Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) August 28, 2018 Over his...

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Report: Sergei Shumakov Signs With the Washington Capitals

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – JANUARY 9, 2018: CSKA Moscow’s Sergei Shumakov celebrates scoring in a 2017/18 KHL Regular Season ice hockey match against Avtomobilist Yekaterinburg at the CSKA Ice Palace. HC CSKA Moscow won 4-3. Anton Novoderezhkin/TASS (Photo by Anton NovoderezhkinTASS via Getty Images) According to reports out of Russia, the Washington Capitals have signed Russian winger Sergei Shumakov to a one-year entry-level deal. At the end of next season, Shumakov will be a restricted free agent. Shumakov recently parted ways with CSKA Moscow where he spent the last season. Report: Capitals sign Sergei Shumakov, a top 20 point-scorer from...

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