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Penguins’ Sidney Crosby to Have Wrist Surgery

Penguins’ Sidney Crosby to Have Wrist Surgery

Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will undergo surgery to repair a wrist that never recovered after physical therapy, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Crosby is not expected to miss any regular season games, reports the Gazette.

Crosby was named the league's Hart Trophy Award winner for the second time this past season. He also won the Ted Lindsay Award, which is the player's choice for league MVP.

The 26-year-old Crosby played in 80 games this season and led the league in points (104) and assists (68) while leading the Penguins to the Metropolitan Division championship. He also scored 36 goals with 68 assists.

The Penguins were knocked out of the playoffs by the New York Rangers, which led to the firing of their coach Dan Bylsma and general manager Ray Shero.

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Senators Sign David Legwand

Senators Sign David Legwand

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(OTTAWA) -- The Senators added a key veteran free agent on Friday.  Center David Legwand and Ottawa agreed to a two-year deal worth $6 million.

Legwand split time with the Predators and the Red Wings last season.

"David is a good, veteran center, a guy that skates pretty well, gets up and down the ice," Senators general manager Bryan Murray said in a statement.

Legwand had 51 points in 83 games between the two teams after spending 15 seasons in Nashville before being traded to Detroit in March.

"We just think the way things shook out for us that having an experienced center that can be a decent faceoff man, be a good defensive player, get points, was very important at this time," Murray continued.

The Senators sent center Jason Spezza to Dallas on Tuesday for right winger Alex Chiasson.

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Forward Steve Downie Signs 1-Year Contract with Penguins

Forward Steve Downie Signs 1-Year Contract with Penguins

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(PITTSBURGH) -- Free-agent winger Steve Downie signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday. The 27-year-old Downie played last season with the Colorado Avalanche and Philadelphia Flyers, dishing out 20 assists and compiling 24 points. Downie is reunited with Penguins assistant coach Rick Tocchet, who coached Downie in Tampa Bay during the 2009-10 season. That season Downie had career highs in goals [24] and assists [46]. Downie becomes the fifth player signed by Pittsburgh in the last two days. The Penguins also signed defenseman Christian Ehrhoff, winger Blake Comeau and goaltender Thomas Greiss, while also re-signing forward Marcel Goc.

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Goalie Ryan Miller Signs 3-Year Deal with Canucks

Goalie Ryan Miller Signs 3-Year Deal with Canucks

Dave Sandford/Getty Images(VANCOUVER) -- Goalie Ryan Miller signed a three-year, $18 million contract with the Vancouver Canucks Tuesday. The 33-year-old Miller joins a Canucks team that traded away its franchise goalie Roberto Luongo last season."I felt it was important to get a goalie with experience," Canucks general manager Jim Benning said. "Over the years, he's played a lot of games. He gives us that experience that we need." Miller, who is a Vezina Trophy winner, has played 11 NHL seasons between Buffalo and St. Louis. During that time, he has compiled a 294-194-58 record, a .915 save percentage, and a 2.59 goals-against average.

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Avalanche Sign Iginla

Avalanche Sign Iginla

Francois Laplante/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Colorado Avalanche signed free agent winger Jarome Iginla to a three-year, $16 million contract Tuesday.The 37-year-old Iginla played last season with the Boston Bruins scoring 30 goals and dishing out 31 assists in 78 games, helping the Bruins reach the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal.Iginla had interest in re-signing with Boston, but the Bruins have a shortage of salary-cap space. "In the NHL it's hard to pick which team is going to win, but you want to be on a contender, and I think at this stage in my career that is very important," Iginla said to Sportsnet. "I know Boston, they have a great shot, a great team and they work very hard and they're committed. Unfortunately, it didn't end the way we wanted it to this year in Boston, but they'll be right back there and have a great shot again and I realize that. But it wasn't really a full option and Colorado, to me, is a young, dynamic team and they're just getting better."Last season the Avalanche won the Central Division title but lost in the first round of the playoffs in seven games to the Minnesota Wild.Iginla has played 17 NHL seasons split between Calgary, Pittsburgh, and Boston. He is a six-time All Star, who has scored 560 goals, tying him with Guy Lafleur for 24th on the NHL's all-time top scorers list.

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Penguins Trade Winger James Neal to the Predators

Penguins Trade Winger James Neal to the Predators

A.J. Messier/NHLI via Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- The Pittsburgh Penguins overhaul continues as they've traded winger James Neal to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling.

Neal had been with the Penguins since 2011, and was a major offensive weapon for the team the past few seasons.

In 59 games this season, Neal scored 27 goals and had 61 total points.

"In this deal, we got to drop our cap a little bit with Hornqvist," Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said. "We like Hornqvist as an all-around player. Hornqvist plays at the net, goes to the net, works the corners. We like his all-around play."

Hornqvist had 22 goals and 31 assists in 76 games this season. Spaling had 13 goals and 19 assists in 71 games for Nashville this season.

After a disappointing end to their season, the Penguins shook up their team by firing general manger Ray Shero and head coach Dan Bylsma.

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Predators Select Defenseman Aaron Ekblad Number One Overall

Predators Select Defenseman Aaron Ekblad Number One Overall

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- With the first pick of the 2014 NHL Draft, the Florida Panthers selected defenseman Aaron Ekblad.

He is the first defenseman selected number one overall since the Stl Louis Blues drafted Erik Johnson back in 2006.

"I was just sitting there just kind of scared and excited at the same time," Ekblad said after getting drafted.

The Panthers had a top-three pick in the NHL draft for the fourth time in the past five years. The team hopes that Ekblad can help take the team back to the playoffs.

"You look who they have on their back end, right or left shots, all that kind of stuff," he said. "I was watching to see if Florida would get a new coach. The last little while, it's pretty fun to just follow that after the season."

He was arguably the best defenseman in the OHL. ranking first among defensemen with 23 goals and tying for fifth with 53 points.

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Kings Ink Gaborik to 7-Year Contract

Kings Ink Gaborik to 7-Year Contract

Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The Stanley Cup-winning Los Angeles Kings signed winger Marian Gaborik to a seven-year contract Wednesday.

The deal is worth an average annual value of $4.875 million, according to ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.

Gaborik was acquired by the Kings via a trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets in March.

The 32-year-old Slovak played a huge role in the Kings winning Lord Stanley's Cup this season, scoring a league-leading 14 playoff goals.

Gaborik could have become a free agent on July 1.

"All along I wanted to stay here. The organization knew it, the players knew it, everybody knew it, my agent knew it. That was my No. 1 priority, to try to get the deal done here," Gaborik said. "I know I could get maybe more money if I went to UFA, but it wasn't about money. I wanted to stay here and be a part of a great team."

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Lightning Strike 6-Year Deal with Callahan

Lightning Strike 6-Year Deal with Callahan

(TAMPA BAY) -- The Tampa Bay Lightning signed winger Ryan Callahan to a six-year contract Wednesday.

The deal is worth $34.8 million and comes with a full no-trade clause for the first four years and a partial one for the final two, according to ESPN.

"We are pleased to announce that we've reached an agreement on a six-year contract extension with Ryan," Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said. "He's proven to be a fierce competitor and outstanding leader who fits very well with our team."

The now 29-year-old Callahan was acquired by the Lightning in March through a trade with the New York Rangers.

In 20 games with Tampa Bay last season, Callahan had six goals and five assists.

"I couldn't be happier to be part of the Tampa Bay Lightning organization for the next six years and I am excited for this new chapter of my career," Callahan said in a release. "Tampa Bay has been a great place to live and play from the day I got there. As soon as the season ended I knew it was a place I wanted to be."

During his eight NHL seasons, Callahan has played in 470 games scoring 128 goals while dishing out 127 assists.

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Flyers Acquire RJ Umberger, Draft Pick for Winger Scott Hartnell

Flyers Acquire RJ Umberger, Draft Pick for Winger Scott Hartnell

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(PHILADELPHIA) -- The Philadelphia Flyers have traded a fan favorite for a familiar face. The team announced on Monday that they traded winger Scott Hartnell to the Columbus Blue Jackets for center R.J. Umberger and a fourth-round draft pick.

Umberger is no stranger to Philadelphia. He spent the first three seasons of his career with the team, but was traded to the Blue Jackets back on June 20, 2008.

"He's a versatile player, a good skater, a good two-way player," Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said. "He plays all three positions and can kill penalties. He is an attractive guy for us moving forward."

In 74 games last season, Umberger scored 18 goals and had 16 assists for the Blue Jackets.

Hartnell spent the past seven seasons with the Flyers, and was one of their key offensive players on the first line with Claude Giroux. He scored 20 goals and added 32 assists for the Flyers last season in 78 games played.

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Rangers Buy Out Brad Richards’ Contract

Rangers Buy Out Brad Richards’ Contract

Len Redkoles/NHL via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Brad Richards era is over in New York as the team has decided to buy out the remaining six years of the veteran's contract.

The 34-year-old Richards signed a nine-year deal with the Rangers back in 2011 worth $60 million.

He will receive two-thirds of the $19 million still owed to him in remaining salary, which totals up to about $12.6 million of the next 12 years as well as the full $8 million signing bonus still owed over the next three summers.

"Tough last few days," Richards said in a statement. "I loved being a Ranger and living in New York and playing at MSG in front of great fans. ... (President and GM) Glen Sather, the management and owner, Mr. Dolan, are all class acts. I want to thank them for letting me be a part of New York life and the Rangers family."

Richards is a 13-year NHL veteran who scored 867 career points with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Dallas Stars, and the Rangers.

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Candiens to Retire Guy Lapointe’s No. 5 Jersey

Candiens to Retire Guy Lapointe’s No. 5 Jersey

Len Redkoles/ NHLI via Getty Images(MONTREAL) -- Hall of Famer Guy Lapointe will have his No. 5 jersey retired by the Montreal Candiens next season, the team confirmed on Wednesday.

Lapointe's jersey will be the second one to hang from the Bell Centre rafters along with Bernie Geoffrion's.

Lapointe, 66, was part of six Stanley Cup teams with the Candiens and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1993. The defenseman spent 14 seasons in Montreal and played for the Blues and Bruins at the tail end of his career.  He played 894 games in his career and scored 171 goals with 451 assists.

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Canadiens Agree To 4-Year Extension With Coach Michel Therrien

Canadiens Agree To 4-Year Extension With Coach Michel Therrien

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(MONTREAL) -- The Montreal Canadiens and coach Michel Therrien agreed to a four-year contract extension, the club announced on Saturday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Therrien had one-year remaining on his current contract. His new deal will take him through the 2018-19 season.

Therrien is in his second stint as coach of the Canadiens, having compiled a record of 75-42-13 since taking over in 2012. He previously led Montreal for part of three seasons from 2000-03.

The Canadiens advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals this season, where they lost in six-games to the New York Rangers.

Therrien led the Pittsburgh Penguins for part of four seasons, highlighted by an appearance in the Stanley Cup finals in 2008, where they fell in six games to the Detroit Red Wings.

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Kings Win Stanley Cup on Martinez’s Double Overtime Goal

Kings Win Stanley Cup on Martinez’s Double Overtime Goal

Harry How/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Alec Martinez netted a game-winning goal in double overtime of Game 5 to win the Stanley Cup, 3-2, for the Los Angeles Kings. It is the second title in three years for the Kings who also won in 2012.

Los Angeles won the Cup on home ice in come-from-behind fashion, trailing the New York Rangers 2-1 after two periods. Brian Boyle scored a short-handed goal with less than thirty seconds remaining in the second period to put the Rangers on top.

Eight minutes into the third, the former Ranger Marian Gaborik tied the game with a power play goal of his own. Both teams battled through the rest of regulation and one overtime period before Martinez sent the Staples Center crowd into a frenzy.

After Tyler Toffoli had his shot saved by Henrik Lundqvist, the puck trickled its way to the stick of Martinez who was able to blast the game-winner into the back of the net. Lundqvist made 48 saves for New York, who was trying to become just the second team ever to win the Stanley Cup after losing the first three games of the series. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick stopped 28 shots in the Cup clinching win.

Justin Williams, who scored nine goals in the playoffs, was awarded the Conn Smythe trophy as the Final's Most Valuable Player.

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Kings Dominate to Take 3-0 Series Lead

Kings Dominate to Take 3-0 Series Lead

Paul Bereswill/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Following three straight overtime games in the playoffs, the Los Angeles Kings made sure there would not be a fourth by defeating New York 3-0 in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final. The Kings are now one win away from their second title in three years.

"We did a lot of things the right way," said Jonathan Quick, who stopped 32 shots in the win. "Now we get ready for the next one. The fourth one is always the most difficult."

Los Angeles had not led once during the first two games of the Final, winning both games in overtime. That changed 0.7 seconds left in the first when Jeff Carter's shot knocked off the skate of a diving Dan Girardi and hit the back of the net.

The Kings then added to their advantage in the second period with goals from Jake Muzzin and Mike Richards. Los Angeles has scored 11 goals in the Cup Final, all of which were scored by a different player.

New York looked for a comeback but were stonewalled each time they made an attempt on Quick. Chris Kreider had a breakaway chance just eight seconds into the third, but was stopped by the Kings goalie. Henrik Lundqvist made 12 saves for the Rangers in net.

Only four teams have ever overcome a 3-0 series deficit in NHL Playoff history. The Kings did it in the first round, rallying against San Jose. The 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs are the only team to complete the feat in a Stanley Cup Final.

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Kings Down Rangers in Overtime Again

Kings Down Rangers in Overtime Again

Harry How/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The Los Angeles Kings rallied from multiple two-goal deficits before ultimately beating the New York Rangers in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final by a 5-4 final in double overtime. Los Angeles now owns a 2-0 series lead at the Final shifts to New York.

Dustin Brown deflected Willie Mitchell's shot just over halfway through the second overtime period, completing another rally by the Kings. Much like Game 1, New York jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first period with goals from Ryan McDonagh and Mats Zuccarello.

Despite a pair of Kings goals in the second, the Rangers held a 4-2 advantage heading into the final frame. Dwight King scored just two minutes in the third before Marian Gaborik, a former Ranger, tied the contest at 4-4 with 12:26 to play in regulation.

Both teams had chances in the first overtime, but the goaltenders stood tall and forced a second extra session. Derrick Brassard, who scored New York's fourth goal of the night, had a chance with time expiring in the first OT but was stopped by Jonathan Quick.

Quick finished the game with 34 saves while Henrik Lundqvist stopped 39 in the loss. Game 3 will be played at Madison Square Garden on Monday night.

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Brodeur to Test Free Agent Market

Brodeur to Test Free Agent Market

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The NHL's all-time winningest goalie is ready to move on, but not from the game. Martin Brodeur says he is ready to leave New Jersey and will test the free agent market.

"I've come to the conclusion that I'm definitely going to be available July 1,'' Brodeur told ESPN.com on Friday. "I want to play one more season and I want to see what's out there."

While he has not ruled out returning to New Jersey, Brodeur has accepted that both parties are ready to move on. The Devils acquired Cory Schneider, who started 43 games in 2013-14, from Vancouver prior to the start of last season.

"I just feel that with Schneids the organization has to move on. Me being around might be tough a little bit for them," said Brodeur.

Brodeur has played all 20 of his NHL seasons with the Devils, winning three Stanley Cup titles with the team that drafted him. The 42-year old has won a league record 688 regular season games, recorded 124 regular season shutouts and stopped 28,776 saves in his illustrious career.

"I want to challenge myself. It's a different opportunity, I've never experienced this before," Brodeur admitted. "I feel the year I had last season I can still play at a high level. I think I can help certain teams."

Brodeur's current contract expires on June 30, making him a free agent when the calendar flips to July.

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Former Nets Owner Among Dead in Massachusetts Plane Crash

Former Nets Owner Among Dead in Massachusetts Plane Crash

Christopher Trotman/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former New Jersey Nets owner Lewis Katz was among the dead in a plane crash that claimed the lives of six others in Massachusetts, a business partner confirmed on Sunday. Katz, who also once owned the New Jersey Devils, was 72.

Harold H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest said he was informed by the pairs lawyer. Katz's death comes days after he and Lenfest acquired full control of The Philadelphia Inquirer, buying out their co-owners with a $88 million deal.

"All of us at the NBA were extremely saddened to learn of the tragic, sudden death of former Nets owner Lewis Katz," a statement released by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. "Lewis was a trusted friend and valued member of the NBA family. He was a visionary businessman who touched the lives of so many with his tireless pursuit of innovation and enterprise, as well as his deep commitment to his family, friends and community."

The former Nets owner made his fortune investing in both the Kinney Parking empire as well as the Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network.

Katz oversaw the most successful period in the Nets franchise, purchasing the team in 1998, and watching them reach the NBA Finals in both 2002 and 2003. He sold the team a year later. A 1963 graduate of Temple University, Katz spoke at the schools commencement ceremony in May and received an honorary degree.

Katz is survived by his son, daughter, and several grandchildren.

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Martinez’s OT Goal Lifts Kings into Stanley Cup Final

Martinez’s OT Goal Lifts Kings into Stanley Cup Final

Justin Heiman/Getty Images(CHICAGO, Ill.) -- The Los Angeles Kings trailed the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 in the first period but battled back to force overtime in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals. Less than six minutes into the extra frame, Alec Martinez scored, giving the Kings a 5-4 win and sending them to their second Stanley Cup Final in three seasons.

"We've battled back so many times this year and so many times in these playoffs, we said, 'Why not again today?'" said winger Justin Williams. "It was a total team effort, every single guy here giving everything they've got."

Williams tied the game at 2-2 in the first period and later assisted on the game-winner, giving him 14 career points in Game 7's, the most all-time. Los Angeles never led until Martinez's tally in overtime. The Blackhawks took a 3-2 lead into the first intermission thanks to Patrick Sharp and again led 4-3 after two periods, courtesy of Sharp's power play goal. Marion Gaborik knotted things up in the third with his 12th goal of the postseason.

The Kings will now face the New York Rangers, the team that traded Gaborik at the deadline in the 2012-13 season, in the Stanley Cup Final. Los Angeles won the title in 2012, their only championship in franchise history.

Corey Crawford made 27 saves in the loss, as the defending champs were ousted on home ice. 

Jonathan Quick stopped 37 shots, including one in the final seconds of regulation. Los Angeles improves to 7-0 in elimination games in the playoffs and become the first team to ever reach the Stanley Cup Final by winning three Game 7's. The Kings and Rangers play Game 1 on Wednesday night in Los Angeles.

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Minnesota Wild Sign Coach Mike Yeo To Contract Extension

Minnesota Wild Sign Coach Mike Yeo To Contract Extension

Comstock/Thinkstock(MINNEAPOLIS) -- The Minnesota Wild and coach Mike Yeo agreed to a multiyear contract extension, the club announced on Saturday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Yeo led the Wild (43-27-12; 98pts) to their second straight post-season berth this season and their first playoff series win since 2003. Minnesota was eliminated by Chicago in the Western Conference Semifinals.

 “I’m very excited to continue to coach the Minnesota Wild and pursue a Stanley Cup for the State of Hockey,” Yeo said in a statement. “Our fan support has been amazing and it went to a new level during the playoffs this season. We are all motivated to reward them.”

In three seasons at the helm of the Wild, the 40-year-old Yeo has compiled a record of 104-82-26.

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