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Flames expect Hiller to recover quickly: report

Thursday, 07.24.2014 / 11:09 PM / News

The Calgary Flames expect goaltender Jonas Hiller to be recovered quickly after an appendicitis attack last week.

Hiller reportedly had minor surgery after experiencing the attack working out in Switzerland.

"The procedure nowadays ... they can do it arthroscopically," Flames general manager Brad Treliving told the Calgary Herald on Thursday. "They’re saying within nine to 12 days you're up and back to normal.

"[Hiller’s agent] felt by next week that he's right back in the swing of things. The hope and the plan and the expectation right now is that there's no long recovery period."


Ortio signs two-year contract with Flames

Thursday, 07.24.2014 / 11:01 PM / News

Goaltender Joni Ortio has signed a two-year contract with the Calgary Flames, the team announced Thursday.

Ortio played 10 games with the Flames last season, making his NHL debut Feb. 27. He was 4-5-0 with a 2.84 goals-against average.


Stamkos eyes 60 goals, Stanley Cup with Lightning

Thursday, 07.24.2014 / 8:32 PM / News

Steven Stamkos
Center - TBL
GOALS: 25 | ASST: 15 | PTS: 40
SOG: 124 | +/-: 9

Steven Stamkos would like to score 60 goals again and win the Stanley Cup. He believes both are possible with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

"I hope so," Stamkos said to TSN of another 60-goal season. "I'm definitely not going to tell myself it's not [possible]. That's something that was a very special time in my career; hopefully I get a chance to do it again.

"I have done that before; I haven't won a Stanley Cup before. So that's the main priority."

Stamkos, who scored 60 goals in 2011-12, his last full season, this week has been telling the media how confident he is the Lightning can build off their first-round exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs this season.


Keaton Ellerby agrees to terms with Jets

Thursday, 07.24.2014 / 6:44 PM / News

Defenseman Keaton Ellerby has agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with the Winnipeg Jets worth $700,000, the team announced Thursday.

Ellerby, 25, was a first-round pick (No. 10) of the Florida Panthers in the 2007 NHL Draft and had two goals and six points last season in 51 games with the Jets, who claimed him off waivers from the Los Angeles Kings on Nov. 2.


Sacco hired by Bruins as assistant coach

Thursday, 07.24.2014 / 6:28 PM / News

Dan Rosen - Senior Writer

The Boston Bruins hired Joe Sacco as an assistant coach, the team announced Thursday.

He joins Claude Julien's staff as the replacement for Geoff Ward, who was released from his contract after last season to become coach of the Mannheim Eagles in Germany.

Sacco is familiar with Boston as a native of Medford, Mass., and a former player at Boston University.

Canucks sign first-round pick Jared McCann

Thursday, 07.24.2014 / 2:35 PM / News

The Vancouver Canucks signed center Jared McCann, the second of their first-round picks in the 2014 NHL Draft, the team announced Thursday.

McCann, 18, finished second on Sault Ste. Marie of the Ontario Hockey League in goals (27) and points (62) in 64 games last season. He was an OHL All-Rookie Second Team selection in 2012-13 after scoring 21 goals and finishing with 44 points in 64 games for the Greyhounds.


O'Reilly signs two-year contract with Avalanche

Wednesday, 07.23.2014 / 5:49 PM / News

Center Ryan O'Reilly signed a two-year contract with the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday, 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.

"I'm very happy with the deal, can't wait to get back to Colorado and get ready for the season," O'Reilly told Adrian Dater of the Denver Post.


Rissanen agrees to terms with Hurricanes

Wednesday, 07.23.2014 / 4:27 PM / News

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

Rissanen, 23, had three goals, a career-high 10 points and 91 penalty minutes in 62 games with the Charlotte Checkers in 2013-14, his third professional season. He has six goals, 25 points and 232 penalty minutes in 188 AHL games, all with Charlotte, since turning pro in 2011.


Sabres sign defenseman Andre Benoit

Wednesday, 07.23.2014 / 3:44 PM / News

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

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 had one point and six penalty minutes in seven Stanley Cup Playoff games.


Penguins hire Jacques Martin as senior adviser

Wednesday, 07.23.2014 / 12:48 PM / News

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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