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Senators forward Hemsky to test free agency: report

Monday, 06.16.2014 / 7:26 PM / News

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Ales Hemsky will test the free-agent market after rejecting the Ottawa Senators' three-year, $10 million contract offer, TSN's Bob McKenzie reported Monday.

The Senators acquired the 30-year-old right wing from the Edmonton Oilers at the 2014 NHL Trade Deadline. Hemsky, who becomes an unrestricted free agent July 1, had 17 points (four goals) in 20 games with Ottawa.

The Oilers' first-round pick at the 2001 NHL Draft (No. 13), Hemsky had played his entire career in Edmonton before the March 5 trade. He scored 142 goals and had 335 assists in 652 games in 11 seasons with Edmonton; he had a career-high 77 points in 2005-06.

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Canadiens' Markov seeking three-year deal: report

Monday, 06.16.2014 / 7:23 PM / News

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Montreal Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov, who can become an unrestricted free agent July 1, is seeking a three-year contract, TSN's Bob McKenzie reported Monday.

Injuries limited the 35-year-old to 65 games between 2010 and 2012, but Markov appeared in all 48 games last season and missed one game in 2013-14. He had seven goals and 36 assists in 81 games this season and added 10 points (one goal, nine assists) in 17 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

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Blues name Zimmerman CEO of business operations

Monday, 06.16.2014 / 4:30 PM / News

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The St. Louis Blues have appointed Chris Zimmerman as president and CEO of business operations, the team announced Monday.

Zimmerman, 54, was president, CEO and alternate governor of the Vancouver Canucks from 2006 to 2009. He also served on the NHL’s Business Advisory Council during that time.

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Bruins will not re-sign forward Shawn Thornton

Monday, 06.16.2014 / 4:16 PM / News

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Gritty fourth-line forward Shawn Thornton, a member of the Boston Bruins' 2011 Stanley Cup championship team, will not be re-signed this offseason, general manager Peter Chiarelli said Monday.

"I told him that he was one of the most significant acquisitions we made … one, for the role that he played, two, for the person that he is," Chiarelli said, praising Thornton both for his contributions on the ice and his role in the community.

"It was nice to rehash his time. It was sad to tell him he wasn't coming back. I wished him well."

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Blackhawks to part ways with Handzus: report

Monday, 06.16.2014 / 3:36 PM / News

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Veteran center Michal Handzus will not be re-signed by the Chicago Blackhawks, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie. Handzus was notified of the team's decision Monday and will become an unrestricted free agent.

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Predators renew affiliation with Cincinnati of ECHL

Monday, 06.16.2014 / 3:03 PM / News

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The Nashville Predators announced Monday that they have renewed their affiliation with the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL for an eighth season.

The Cyclones will serve as the secondary developmental affiliate for the Predators, whose top farm team is the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League.

"We look forward to continuing to work with such a class organization that creates a winning environment for our players to develop," Predators assistant general manager Paul Fenton said. "Led by President Ray Harris, the Cyclones have been a model of consistency the past seven seasons and have been critical to the success of the Milwaukee Admirals and the Nashville Predators."

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Rangers face difficult decision on Brad Richards

Monday, 06.16.2014 / 2:56 PM / News

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- New York Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said Monday that the organization has not made a decision on the future of center Brad Richards, who has six seasons remaining on his contract but has been rumored to be a candidate for a compliance buyout.

"We met [Sunday] for the first time with our scouts," Vigneault said. "We're going through the process of evaluating our team. Obviously everybody knows we've got quite a few decisions to make. We're just starting that process now. We've still got quite a bit of work to do."


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Oilers sign Pakarinen to entry-level contract

Monday, 06.16.2014 / 1:15 PM / News

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Forward Iiro Pakarinen agreed to terms Monday on a two-year, entry-level contract with the Edmonton Oilers.

Pakarinen, 22, scored 20 goals and added 10 assists in 60 games with HIFK Helsinki this season.

The 6-foot-1, 194-pound wing also represented Finland at the 2014 IIHF World Championship, and had three goals and a plus-8 rating in 10 games, helping Finland earn a silver medal.

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Blue Jackets extend three coaches; Larsen joins staff

Monday, 06.16.2014 / 12:24 PM / News

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The Columbus Blue Jackets signed three coaches on Todd Richards' staff to contract extensions and also added Brad Larsen as an assistant coach, the team announced Monday.

Associate coach Craig Hartsburg, goaltending coach Ian Clark and development coach Chris Clark all received multiyear contract extensions. Richards signed his own extension last month, and general manager Jarmo Kekalainen said at the time he was working on contracts for the rest of the coaching staff.

"Our coaching staff, led by Todd Richards, has done a tremendous job and we're pleased to extend the contracts of Craig, Ian and Chris and to add a very bright young coach in Brad Larsen to the staff," Kekalainen said. "We believe our coaching staff is as strong as any in the NHL and that they will continue to play pivotal roles in the development and success of our team moving forward."

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Weight promoted to Islanders assistant GM

Monday, 06.16.2014 / 11:56 AM / News

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Doug Weight has been named assistant general manager of the New York Islanders, the team announced Monday.

Weight, 43, previously served as a special advisor to general manager Garth Snow.

He also will remain an assistant coach on the staff of coach Jack Capuano, a role he's held since retiring as a player after the 2010-11 season.

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Quote of the Day

There was a lot of talk off the ice. From a player's standpoint, that's not the talk in the room. GMs make decisions, coaches make decisions, but as a team you have to come together and be ready to go, and we are.

— San Jose Sharks forward Tommy Wingels on his team's approach entering training camp