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Bozon on comeback trail after life-threatening illness

Wednesday, 07.23.2014 / 4:37 PM / NHL Insider

Tal Pinchevsky - NHL.com Staff Writer

With 20 goals in his previous 22 games, Kootenay Ice forward Tim Bozon was playing so well that nobody paid much attention when his nose suddenly started bleeding during warmups before his Western Hockey League game against the Saskatoon Blades on Feb. 28.

The Montreal Canadiens' third-round pick (No. 64) in the 2012 NHL Draft even scored late in the first period to spark Kootenay's comeback from a two-goal deficit for a 4-2 win. The next morning he was rushed to a hospital and placed in a medically induced coma.

Five months removed from a bout with a severe form of meningitis, Bozon is returning to the ice with an eye on Canadiens training camp in September.

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Rissanen agrees to terms with Hurricanes

Wednesday, 07.23.2014 / 4:27 PM / News

NHL.com

The Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday agreed to terms with defenseman Rasmus Rissanen on a one-year, two-way contract that the team said will pay Rissanen $575,000 at the NHL level or $90,000 at the American Hockey League level in 2014-15.

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Sabres sign defenseman Andre Benoit

Wednesday, 07.23.2014 / 3:44 PM / News

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The Buffalo Sabres signed defenseman Andre Benoit to a one-year contract, the team announced Wednesday. Financial terms were not released.

Benoit, 30, is a left-shooting defenseman who had seven goals, 28 points and 26 penalty minutes in 79 regular-season games for the Colorado Avalanche in 2013-14. He also had one point and six penalty minutes in seven Stanley Cup Playoff games.

In 120 NHL games with the Avalanche and Ottawa Senators, Benoit has 10 goals, 39 points and 40 penalty minutes.

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Jets agree to terms with defenseman Ben Chiarot

Wednesday, 07.23.2014 / 1:50 PM / News

NHL.com

Defenseman Ben Chiarot and the Winnipeg Jets agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract worth $600,000, the team announced Wednesday.

Chiarot, 23, had six goals and 14 points in 65 games last season with the St. John's IceCaps of the American Hockey League, and then scored two goals and finished with five points in 21 postseason games to help Winnipeg's top farm team reach the Calder Cup Finals.

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O'Reilly signs two-year contract with Avalanche

Wednesday, 07.23.2014 / 1:02 PM / News

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Center Ryan O'Reilly signed a two-year contract Wednesday with the Colorado Avalanche, avoiding a salary arbitration hearing. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Darren Dreger of TSN reports the contract is for $12 million, with O'Reilly being paid $5.8 million in 2014-15 and $6.2 million in 2015-16.

The sides had an arbitration hearing scheduled for later Wednesday, but it was a hearing neither side was interested in having. The contract was agreed to as Avalanche executive vice president Joe Sakic, general manager Greg Sherman, O'Reilly, and the player's agent, Pat Morris, waited to enter the hearing chamber.

"We were right outside the door, ready to do this," Sakic told Adrian Dater of the Denver Post.

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Penguins hire Jacques Martin as senior adviser

Wednesday, 07.23.2014 / 12:48 PM / News

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Jacques Martin was named senior adviser of hockey operations for the Pittsburgh Penguins, the team announced Wednesday.

Martin, 61, was an assistant last season on Dan Bylsma's coaching staff.

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Kreider, Rangers agree to two-year contract

Wednesday, 07.23.2014 / 10:50 AM / News

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Forward Chris Kreider and the New York Rangers avoided a salary arbitration hearing by agreeing Wednesday to a two-year contract reportedly worth $2.35 million for the 2014-15 season and $2.6 million in 2015-16.

Kreider had an arbitration hearing scheduled for later Wednesday.

The 23-year-old had career highs of 17 goals and 37 points in 66 games last season, and five goals and 13 points in 15 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

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Paek to coach South Korea national team

Wednesday, 07.23.2014 / 9:33 AM / News

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Former NHL defenseman Jim Paek on Wednesday was named coach of the South Korea men's national team in its quest to play in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.

Paek, 47, was born in Seoul, South Korea, and became the first Korean player to make the NHL and win the Stanley Cup.

"The idea of coaching the national team in the Olympics is one of my dreams. I've always wanted to help develop Korean hockey," Paek said via the International Ice Hockey Federation website. "I've returned to Korea many times to run hockey schools and coached Korean teams travelling to Canada. What a great opportunity I have now."

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Over the Boards: Playoffs taught Avalanche lessons

Wednesday, 07.23.2014 / 3:00 AM / Over the Boards

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov still sighs and struggles to speak about the pain he felt the night of April 30, the agony he and his teammates took into the offseason after their heartbreaking exit from the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

"It was a nightmare for all of us, especially for me," Varlamov said.

Leading by a goal against the Minnesota Wild with less than three minutes left in regulation of Game 7 in the Western Conference First Round series, it was right there for the taking for the Avalanche. They had played at a surprisingly high level all season and needed to keep it up for a few more minutes to advance in the playoffs for the first time in six years and face the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks.

It didn't happen, and maybe -- as coach Patrick Roy has rationalized over and over, in public and one can only assume in private as well -- it didn't happen for a reason.

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Arizona starting to produce top-end hockey talent

Wednesday, 07.23.2014 / 3:00 AM / NHL Insider

Jerry Brown - NHL.com Correspondent

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- When Sean Burke was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes in 1999, the team had been there for four years and Arizona youth hockey was just learning to crawl.

"Back then there was the odd guy coming out of this area to play in college, but the level of play wasn't high," said Burke, now the assistant to the general manager and goalie coach with the renamed Arizona Coyotes. "The coaching just wasn't there, and that was a problem.

"It came down to who wanted to take the time to volunteer. If you had any kind of background in hockey you were considered an authority and a good coach. But over the last [15 years], the level of involvement has risen and the number and talent level of the kids has taken off."

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We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.

— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp