Arbour was being treated for Parkinson's disease and dementia near his home in Sarasota, Fla. His death was confirmed by the Islanders.
"Al will always be remembered as one of, if not, the greatest coaches ever to stand behind a bench in the history of the National Hockey League," Islanders president and general manager Garth Snow said in a statement. "The New York Islanders franchise has four Stanley Cups to its name thanks in large part to Al's incredible efforts. From his innovative coaching methods to his humble way of life away from the game, Al is one of the reasons the New York Islanders are a historic franchise. On behalf of the entire organization we send our deepest condolences to the entire Arbour family."
Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1996, Arbour also won the Stanley Cup four times as a player, with the Detroit Red Wings in 1954, with the Chicago Blackhawks in 1961 and with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1962 and 1964.
"It's felt great out there the last couple of skates," Stone told the Ottawa Sun at Bell Sensplex in Ottawa. "The shot feels good. The hands feel good. My legs are starting to come along. I feel good and I feel like I'm 100 percent."
Stone's 64 points (26 goals, 38 assists) last season were tied with the Calgary Flames' Johnny Gaudreau for most among NHL rookies. He finished second in Calder Trophy voting to Aaron Ekblad of the Florida Panthers.
RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has agreed to terms with forward Elias Lindholm on a two-year contract extension. The deal will pay Lindholm $2.5 million in 2016-17 and $2.9 million in 2017-18.
"Elias played well last season, nearly doubling his offensive numbers from his rookie year," said Francis. "We expect he will be a very important part of the Hurricanes as he continues to develop as a professional."
The American Hockey League will open its 80th season with five games Oct. 9 as the league unveiled its schedule for the 2015-16 season Thursday.
Teams will play 76 games, with the exception of five teams that joined the league in January. The Bakersfield Condors (Edmonton Oilers), Ontario Reign (Los Angeles Kings), San Diego Gulls (Anaheim Ducks), San Jose Barracuda (San Jose Sharks) and Stockton Fire (Calgary Flames) will play 68 games. Because of the unbalanced schedule, teams will qualify for the Calder Cup Playoffs based on points percentage.
Blues general manager Doug Armstrong confirmed Thursday that Berglund, who initially dislocated the shoulder at the end of the 2013-14 regular season, re-aggravated the injury while training during the summer. He also said veteran center Scott Gomez has accepted an invitation to attend training camp on a professional tryout contract.
Berglund, 27, had 12 goals and 27 points in 77 games with the Blues last season and two goals and two assists in six games during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Berglund has 118 goals and 247 points in 513 regular-season games and six goals and 13 points in 29 playoff games.
"It's an injury we hoped we were past," Armstrong told NHL.com. "It happened a couple years ago entering the playoffs and he did a great job of rehabbing and getting the strength back. We were hoping it was behind us, but he was training this summer [and] he aggravated the shoulder again. He came right to St. Louis when that happened and our trainers and [Berglund] worked on it and it certainly wasn't going to get any better. So the surgery was necessary."
It was the best output for Gomez since he had seven goals and 38 points for the Montreal Canadiens during the 2010-11 season.
Richards, who is from Kenora, Ontario, is scheduled to make his initial court appearance Sept. 10. The RCMP provided no other updates.
The 26-year-old center flew in an F/A-18 Hornet with the famed aviation acrobats during a test run for their 2015 Thunder Over Michigan show, which will be Aug. 29-30.
"[I'm] kind of waiting to see how it's going to play out here in the next while," Staal told the News & Observer. "I haven't given it a ton of thought, or time, as of right now. I'm focused on having a good finish to training for the summer and getting ready for the start of camp."
Staal, 31 on Oct. 29, will make $9.5 million this season, with an NHL salary-cap charge of $8.25 million, in the final year of a seven-year, $57.7 million contract he signed prior to the 2009 season, according to war-on-ice.com.
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