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Hainsey agrees to three-year deal to stay with Carolina

Tuesday, 06.24.2014 / 6:23 PM / News

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The Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday came to terms with defenseman Ron Hainsey on a three-year, $8.5 million contract.

Hainsey, 33, will make $3 million each of the next two seasons and $2.5 million in the final year.

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Kings goalie Quick has surgery on injured wrist

Tuesday, 06.24.2014 / 5:00 PM / News

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Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick underwent surgery this week to repair a wrist injury and will be out 10-12 weeks.

A Kings spokesman confirmed the surgery and said the injury occurred during the Western Conference Second Round series against the Anaheim Ducks, which Los Angeles won in seven games on the way to its second Stanley Cup championship in three seasons.

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Capitals hire Korn to be new goaltending coach

Tuesday, 06.24.2014 / 3:58 PM / News

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Mitch Korn is the new goaltending coach of the Washington Capitals, the team announced on Tuesday. He rejoins incoming coach Barry Trotz; the two worked together on the Nashville Predators' coaching staff for the past 15 seasons.

"I am very pleased to join the Washington Capitals and continue to work alongside Barry Trotz," Korn said. "I look forward to working with all of the talented goaltenders in the organization and helping them improve and succeed on the ice. I want to thank the Nashville Predators for a great 16 years and wish them the very best in the future."

Korn, 56, replaces longtime Capitals goalie Olie Kolzig, who after the 2013-14 season decided to not continue on as a full-time goaltending coach, citing family reasons. Korn and Kolzig are currently discussing Kolzig's involvement with the organization moving forward.

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Hurricanes sign Terry to one-year, two-way contract

Tuesday, 06.24.2014 / 1:40 PM / News

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The Carolina Hurricanes and forward Chris Terry agreed to terms Tuesday on a one-year, two-way contract for the 2014-15 season.

Terry will make $600,000 at the NHL level or $300,000 at the American Hockey League level.

Terry, 25, played 10 games for the Hurricanes this season. He had the winning shootout goal Nov. 15 against the Anaheim Ducks and also scored his first two NHL points, both assists, on April 3 against the Dallas Stars.

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Bruins sign goalie Svedberg to one-year contract

Tuesday, 06.24.2014 / 10:50 AM / News

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The Boston Bruins have signed goaltender Niklas Svedberg to a one-year, one-way contract, general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Monday.

The one-way deal effectively makes the Swedish goaltender the backup to starter Tuukka Rask next season, meaning Chad Johnson is not expected to return to the Bruins when he becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

Svedberg will earn $600,000 in 2014-15.

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Blue Jackets sign McElhinney to one-year extension

Tuesday, 06.24.2014 / 9:38 AM / News

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The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goaltender Curtis McElhinney to a one-year contract extension. It's worth $650,000, according to a report by the Columbus Dispatch.

McElhinney, 31, served as the backup to Sergei Bobrovsky this season and went 10-11-1 in 28 games with a 2.70 goals-against average, .909 save percentage and two shutouts.

The wins and games played were career highs for McElhinney, a sixth-round pick (No. 176) of the Calgary Flames in the 2002 NHL Draft.

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Ducks name Yawney assistant coach

Monday, 06.23.2014 / 8:33 PM / News

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The Anaheim Ducks have hired Trent Yawney as an assistant coach, they announced Monday.

Yawney, who coached the Norfolk Admirals in the American Hockey League the past two seasons, will join Bruce Boudreau's staff with fellow assistant coaches Brad Lauer and Scott Niedermayer and video coordinator Joe Piscotty.

Yawney led Norfolk to a 40-26-3-7 record and a berth in the 2014 Calder Cup Playoffs this season.

A native of Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan, Yawney has six years of NHL coaching experience. Most recently, he served as an assistant coach with the San Jose Sharks from 2008-09 through 2010-11.

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Canucks hire Desjardins as coach

Monday, 06.23.2014 / 7:55 PM / News

Kevin Woodley - NHL.com Correspondent

VANCOUVER -- When Willie Desjardins asked his wife to marry him, it was with the promise he would be an NHL head coach.

He finally made good on that pledge Monday, when the Vancouver Canucks introduced the 57-year-old to replace John Tortorella.

"I was trying to talk her into marrying me and I said, 'Rhonda, I am going to be an NHL coach,'" Desjardins said. "I just didn't tell her it was going to take 25 years, so I fooled her a little bit."

Desjardins admitted there were times during nearly three decades of coaching that he wondered if he'd be able to keep the promise.

"Yeah, for sure there had to be doubts. Once you pass 40, you probably wonder if your chance is going to come," he said. "I have been looking forward to this opportunity for a long time."

The Canucks are hoping the wait was worth it for them too, especially after a disastrous first season under Tortorella that ended with the team missing the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Tortorella was fired on May 1.

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New contracts expected for Toews, Kane: report

Monday, 06.23.2014 / 6:58 PM / News

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Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews and right wing Patrick Kane are signed through next season, but a new contract for each could be signed as early as next week, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Monday.

Toews and Kane each signed five-year contracts with Chicago on Dec. 3, 2009, and the Sun-Times reported they very well may agree to new deals on the same day again. Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman told the newspaper earlier this month that he would like to have both players signed by July 1.

"We've been kind of going hand-in-hand almost our entire careers," Toews said from Las Vegas on Monday. Toews is in Las Vegas for the 2014 NHL Awards Show on Tuesday. "When we came in as rookies, and we've just been included in the same discussion for a lot of things, namely our second contract, and probably this time again. The chances of that are good. But at the end of the day, he's got his own needs and his own family, and you have to respect that as well."

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Canadiens' Markov signs three-year extension

Monday, 06.23.2014 / 6:22 PM / News

Arpon Basu - Managing Editor LNH.com

Some players dream of the day they finally reach unrestricted free agency.

The very thought of reaching it for the first time in his career was making Andrei Markov cringe.

Andrei Markov
Defense - MTL
GOALS: 7 | ASST: 36 | PTS: 43
SOG: 131 | +/-: 12
The Montreal Canadiens defenseman avoided having to think about what would happen July 1 by agreeing to a three-year contract extension Monday with the only NHL team he has ever played for.

"I'm glad that deal is done," Markov said in a conference call with reporters. "I was a little bit nervous when the time was getting close to July 1. I knew I wanted to stay in Montreal, and I had a feeling it was going to happen."

Financial terms were not released, but Markov's new contract reportedly has an average annual value of $5.75 million with a full no-trade clause the first year and a limited no-trade after that.
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