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Flyers sign forward Rinaldo to two-year extension

Tuesday, 09.02.2014 / 4:08 PM / News

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The Philadelphia Flyers signed left wing Zac Rinaldo to a two-year contract extension, the team announced Tuesday.

Rinaldo, 24, is entering his fourth season. He played 67 games for the Flyers last season and had two goals, two assists and 153 penalty minutes. He ranked second on the team with 231 hits.

"I'm surprised that we'd even started to talk about it so early but I am thrilled," Rinaldo told the Flyers website. "Philadelphia is where I started my NHL career and this is where I want to be so I am really happy. This definitely gives me a lot of confidence by the Flyers showing that they have confidence in me. I know they want to see me get better as a player and this is the place to do it."

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Six-time all-star defenseman Vadnais dies

Sunday, 08.31.2014 / 1:31 PM / News

Carol Vadnais, a six-time all-star who more played more than 1,000 NHL games, died Sunday. He was 68 years old.

Vadnais had 169 goals and 587 points in 1,087 games. The defenseman, who broke into the NHL in 1966-67 with his hometown Montreal Canadiens, had a career spanning 17 seasons.

He played for Montreal, the California Golden Seals, Boston Bruins, New York Rangers and New Jersey Devils before retiring after the 1982-83 season. Vadnais played the most for the Rangers, from 1975-82.

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Brookbank to attend Flames camp on tryout: report

Friday, 08.29.2014 / 4:28 PM / News

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Defenseman Sheldon Brookbank, who played the past two seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks, will attend Calgary Flames training camp on a tryout basis, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday.

Brookbank, an unrestricted free agent, told the newspaper he would have preferred to re-sign with the Blackhawks. However, Chicago is over the NHL salary cap by about $2.2 million, according to CapGeek.com.

"The Hawks said that they liked me and they'd like to have me back if it worked, but obviously they're a little strapped under the cap," Brookbank told the Tribune on Friday. "It didn't quite pan out as I'd hoped. It's not to say that it's totally over and done with. You never know what could happen from now until the start of the season. As for now, I'm moving on and I'm going to Calgary and I'm going to try to make their team."

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Schultz, Oilers agree to terms on one-year contract

Friday, 08.29.2014 / 3:45 PM / News

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The Edmonton Oilers believe that, for at least one more season, they've secured the services of a key component of their talented young core.

Restricted free-agent defenseman Justin Schultz agreed to terms with the Oilers on a one-year contract valued at $3.675 million, the team announced Friday.

"I think we are both pretty happy in getting it done, not having this drag on," Schultz told the Oilers website. "I'm happy with the contract. I obviously have to prove myself more to get a longer term. Hopefully I have a good year this year, the team does better and we'll get it done."

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Gomez invited to Devils training camp

Thursday, 08.28.2014 / 8:49 PM / News

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Forward Scott Gomez will attend New Jersey Devils training camp on a tryout basis, the team said Thursday.

Gomez was New Jersey's first-round pick (No. 27) in the 1998 NHL Draft and was a member of the Devils' Stanley Cup-winning teams in 2000 and 2003 before signing a seven-year contract with the New York Rangers worth $51.5 million in 2007.

"There were other opportunities and I had some other offers on the other side of it, in TV and stuff like that, but no," Gomez told Northjersey.com on Wednesday. "I've still got a lot to prove. I still want to play."

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Flyers' White sidelined after pectoralis muscle injury

Thursday, 08.28.2014 / 4:56 PM / News

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Philadelphia Flyers center Ryan White had surgery Wednesday to repair his left pectoralis muscle, the team announced Thursday.

According to a statement from Flyers general manager Ron Hextall, the injury occurred last week during an off-ice workout. There is no timetable for White's return.

White signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Flyers on Aug. 7. The 26-year-old had two goals and six points in 52 games with the Montreal Canadiens last season.

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Education, drug testing program implemented in AHL

Thursday, 08.28.2014 / 12:07 PM / News

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NEW YORK/SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- An education and drug testing program will be implemented for American Hockey League players, effective for the 2014-15 season, the National Hockey League and American Hockey League announced today.

The details of the AHL program, which was the result of a collaborative effort between the two leagues (NHL and AHL), the National Hockey League Players’ Association and the Professional Hockey Players’ Association (which represents AHL players in collective bargaining), substantially replicate the collectively bargained policies already in place for NHL players.

The AHL drug testing program will be administered by the doctors who supervise the NHL/NHLPA Performance-Enhancing Substances Program and the Substance Abuse/Behavioral Health Program.

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Bruins hire Pandolfo, extend AHL affiliation

Wednesday, 08.27.2014 / 9:15 PM / News

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The Boston Bruins hired former NHL forward Jay Pandolfo as development coach Wednesday and announced a long-term affiliation agreement with their American Hockey League affiliate, the Providence Bruins.

"Jay got a good sense of how we approach things during his time as a player here," general manager Peter Chiarelli told the Bruins website. "He has a real common-sense approach that focuses on commitment and dedication. These are attributes that he showed also as a player and he will use in development of our younger players and prospects."

Boston assistant general manager Don Sweeney added the job of Providence general manager to his responsibilities.

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Red Wings undecided on re-signing Alfredsson

Wednesday, 08.27.2014 / 6:29 PM / News

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Forward Daniel Alfredsson is training with the intent to play another season with the Detroit Red Wings, but general manager Ken Holland said no decision has been made to re-sign the 41-year-old unrestricted free agent.

"I haven't talked to him in about a month," Holland told the Detroit Free Press on Wednesday. "He's training hard. He's training to play. He does want to play. When I last talked to him, he said he felt good; he wanted to feel great.

"He would love to play another year. He wants to play for us. He only wants to play if he feels he can contribute. The best test for him is to skate a couple weeks prior to training camp."

Holland said he would speak to Alfredsson again next week. The Red Wings begin training camp Sept. 18.

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Pacioretty ready to become a leader on evolving Habs

Tuesday, 08.26.2014 / 9:15 AM / News

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When Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin traded defenseman Josh Gorges and allowed captain Brian Gionta to leave as a free agent, he made it clear that it was time for the team's young veterans to assume the duties the two team leaders would leave behind.

That message has been received loud and clear by last season's leading scorer.

Forward Max Pacioretty sees his role growing in the absence of Gorges and Gionta, both of whom will be playing in the Atlantic Division with the Buffalo Sabres this season.

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