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Sabres use compliance buyout on Christian Ehrhoff

Sunday, 06.29.2014 / 11:53 AM / News

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The Buffalo Sabres have used their second compliance buyout on defenseman Christian Ehrhoff, the team confirmed via its Twitter account Sunday.

Ehrhoff, who turns 32 on July 6, had seven years left on a 10-year, $40 million contract he signed in 2011 with an average NHL salary-cap charge of $4 million. That summer the Sabres also signed forward Ville Leino for six years and $27 million; Buffalo used its first compliance buyout on Leino on June 18.

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Senators still seeking a new home for Jason Spezza

Saturday, 06.28.2014 / 5:20 PM / News

Arpon Basu - Managing Editor LNH.com

PHILADELPHIA – Jason Spezza may be forced to decide how desperately he wants to be traded away from the Ottawa Senators.

General manager Bryan Murray left the 2014 NHL Draft on Saturday with his captain and star center still on the roster, unable to complete a trade that would accommodate Spezza’s request to leave his only NHL team.

Murray revealed Saturday he was close to an agreement with Nashville Predators general manager David Poile the night before; however, the Predators are one of the 10 teams to which Spezza has said he will not accept a trade and the proposed deal fell through as a result.

"“David talked to me and we couldn’t go there," Murray said after the draft was completed. “I told [Spezza’s agent] Rick Curran that today, I had a deal sitting there if I wanted to do it, but [Nashville] was on the list of no-gos.”

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Canucks trade for Vey; Blue Jackets sign Prout

Saturday, 06.28.2014 / 3:32 PM / News

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The Vancouver Canucks acquired right wing Linden Vey from the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday in exchange for the 50th pick in the 2014 NHL Draft.
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Maple Leafs trade for Polak to change defense

Saturday, 06.28.2014 / 3:27 PM / News

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

PHILADELPHIA -- The Toronto Maple Leafs liked the pieces they had on the blue line last season, they just didn't think they fit together in the puzzle. General manager Dave Nonis said he feels the Maple Leafs addressed that issue Saturday during the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center.

The Maple Leafs acquired right-handed defenseman Roman Polak from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for left-handed defenseman Carl Gunnarsson and the No. 94 pick in the draft.

Prior to the trade, Cody Franson was Toronto's only right-shot veteran, but he's a restricted free agent. Rookie Petter Granberg is a right-shot defenseman but played one NHL game last season.

"If you look at how our [defense] was put together, we had a lot of the same, particularly down the left side with Gunnar, [Jake] Gardiner, [Morgan] Reilly … so we felt we could use a different look, a right shot, a guy that plays a little harder, more difficult to play against without giving up anything because we still have those other players," Nonis said. "We had an abundance of one thing and we were definitely lacking in the other."

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Blackhawks trade Bollig to Flames, free cap space

Saturday, 06.28.2014 / 2:38 PM / News

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

PHILADELPHIA -- The Chicago Blackhawks got some necessary salary-cap relief and an extra draft pick by trading forward Brandon Bollig to the Calgary Flames for the No. 83 pick Saturday at the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center.

The Blackhawks used the pick to select right wing Matheson Iacopelli, who had 41 goals last season playing for Muskegon in the United States Hockey League.

By trading Bollig for a draft pick, the Blackhawks save $1.25 million on the $69 million NHL salary cap. The Blackhawks are in the market for a second-line center and have less than $1 million in available salary-cap space, according to Capgeek.com.

"It’s always tough when you trade a player who has been … a regular player for you," Bowman said. "You have to make tough decisions these days. We're not the only team that will go through that. We wish him the best. We helped him a lot in terms of we brought him out of college (St. Lawrence) and developed him and he made himself an NHL player. So we wish him the best. But, yeah, we have to look at doing some things like that to prepare for next year."

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Blackhawks GM expects to extend Toews, Kane

Saturday, 06.28.2014 / 1:26 PM / News

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PHILADELPHIA -- Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said he has no doubt he will be able to re-sign forwards Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews to long-term contract extensions. He's just not sure when all the details will be hammered out and their signatures go on the legal documents.

Kane and Toews are entering the final year of their respective contracts and are eligible to sign extensions starting July 1. They each reportedly are seeking an eight-year contract worth $12 million per season.

"The discussions are ongoing and I don't want to get into that, but we're definitely going to get them re-signed," Bowman said Friday from the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center. "It's a process you go through and it's been a great process. I've got a lot of respect for Pat Brisson, he's a top agent in the game, and we're working on it."

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Penguins add Hornqvist, Spaling in trade for Neal

Saturday, 06.28.2014 / 12:13 AM / News

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

PHILADELPHIA -- Jim Rutherford has been talking about creating balance in the Pittsburgh Penguins' forward group since taking over as general manager earlier this month. The general manager thinks he took a long step toward accomplishing his goal Friday night.

Rutherford traded former 40-goal scorer James Neal to the Nashville Predators in exchange for forwards Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling during the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center.

"I probably talked to about 15 teams; those calls were mostly initiated by them," Rutherford said. "I had a few offers. We like Hornqvist; he's an all-around player. We like Spaling; he can play all three positions."

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Defenseman Barberio re-signs with Lightning

Friday, 06.27.2014 / 7:52 PM / News

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The Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday re-signed defenseman Mark Barberio to a one-year, one-way contract. No financial terms were disclosed.

Barberio, 24, played in 49 games for the Lightning during the 2013-14 regular season, scoring five goals finishing with 10 points and 28 penalty minutes. He was tied for fourth in the NHL among rookie defensemen with a plus-10 rating. He was scoreless in two Stanley Cup Playoff games.

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Coyotes initiate buyout of center Mike Ribeiro

Friday, 06.27.2014 / 7:41 PM / News

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The Arizona Coyotes announced Friday they have initiated a buyout of the remaining three years of center Mike Ribeiro's contract.

Ribeiro had 16 goals and 31 assists in 80 games for the Coyotes in 2013-14 after signing a four-year contract last July. He becomes an unrestricted free agent and can sign with any team other than the Coyotes.

Ribeiro, 34, has 202 goals and 656 points in 865 NHL games.

In an interview with The Arizona Republic, general manager Don Maloney said behavorial issues with Ribiero led to the buyout after one year of the deal.

"Mike had some real behavior issues last year with us I felt we could not tolerate going forward," Maloney told the newspaper. "To his credit, he has been getting help this offseason and obviously would hope he continues. But at the end of the year and all the background checking and what happened, we felt that for us to move forward, we couldn't have him a part of this team."

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Ducks get Kesler in trade from Canucks

Friday, 06.27.2014 / 6:46 PM / News

Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer

PHILADELPHIA -- Ryan Kesler did his research and decided he has a better chance of winning the Stanley Cup with the Anaheim Ducks than with the Vancouver Canucks. That's the reason, and the only reason, the center waived his no-trade clause to permit a trade to the Ducks on Friday.

Vancouver traded Kesler and a third-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft to Anaheim for center Nick Bonino, defenseman Luca Sbisa and Anaheim's first-round and third-round picks in the 2014 NHL Draft (Nos. 24 and 85).

Kesler has two years and $10 million ($5 million salary-cap charge) remaining on his contract.

"I'm going to Anaheim to win a championship," Kesler said. "That's going to be my sole goal and my team's sole goal. That's basically it."

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