Philadelphia Flyers' Sean Couturier (14) skates against the St. Louis Blues in an NHL hockey game, Thursday, March 12, 2015, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Flyers have signed center Sean Couturier to a multi-year contract extension.


Posted: July 29, 2015, 2:14 am

Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik (44) pauses on the ice before the start of the second period of Game 1 in the first round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs against the New York Islanders, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik underwent wrist surgery Tuesday, according to a statement from the team.


Posted: July 29, 2015, 12:36 am
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Randy Cunneyworth is returning to the Rochester Americans for a second time to coach the Buffalo Sabres' American Hockey League affiliate.
Posted: July 28, 2015, 9:13 pm
TORONTO (AP) -- The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed forward Mitch Marner to a three-year entry-level contract.
Posted: July 28, 2015, 8:39 pm

Pittsburgh Penguin's Brandon Sutter during an NHL hockey game against the Philadelphia Flyers, Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

One Rutherford has now traded twice. The Penguins sent the 26-year-old Sutter to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday in exchange for forward Nick Bonino and defenseman Alex Clendening. The teams also swapped 2016 draft picks, with Pittsburgh getting Vancouver's second-round selection and the Canucks receiving a third-round choice from the Penguins.


Posted: July 28, 2015, 5:56 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The Buffalo Sabres have signed newly drafted defenseman Brendan Guhle to a three-year, entry-level contract.
Posted: July 28, 2015, 1:54 am

FILE - This Jan. 14, 2015, file photo shows Buffalo Bills president Russ Brandon at a press conference in Orchard Park, N.Y. Bills president Russ Brandon's role is expanding to include overseeing the NHL's Buffalo Sabres as part of a front-office restructuring under Terry and Kim Pegula, who own both teams. Brandon will assume the duties of Sabres president Ted Black, who reached a mutual agreement to part ways with the franchise, the team announced Monday, July 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File)

Bills president Russ Brandon dressed for the occasion Monday, when it came time to discuss his new expanded role of overseeing Buffalo's other pro sports franchise, the NHL's Sabres. ''Hey listen, I've got a Sabres tie on and Bills socks, so there you go,'' Brandon said, shortly after the Sabres announced he was taking over as team president as part of a front-office consolidation under Terry and Kim Pegula, who own both teams. Brandon assumes the duties of Sabres president Ted Black, who reached a mutual agreement to part ways with the franchise, the team announced.


Posted: July 27, 2015, 10:03 pm

FILE - In this April 23, 2015, file photo, Nashville Predators center Colin Wilson celebrates after scoring a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the third period of Game 5 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Nashville, Tenn. The Nashville Predators have signed forward Colin Wilson to a four-year contract worth $15.75 million. Under terms of the agreement announced Monday, July 27, 2015, Wilson receives $3.75 million in 2015-16 and $4 million each of the next three seasons. Wilson was a restricted free agent. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Nashville Predators have signed forward Colin Wilson to a four-year contract worth $15.75 million.


Posted: July 27, 2015, 6:52 pm

FILE - This May 16, 2015, file photo, shows New York Rangers center Derek Stepan (21) celebrating his second period goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in New York. The Rangers have signed center Derek Stepan to a long-term contract. General manager Jeff Gorton announced the deal Monday, July 27, 2015, hours before a contract arbitration hearing for the 25-year-old Stepan. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

The New York Rangers and center Derek Stepan avoided salary arbitration, agreeing on a six-year contract. General manager Jeff Gorton announced the deal Monday, hours before a contract arbitration hearing for the 25-year-old Stepan was to be held in Toronto. Stepan said the two sides have been close to agreement in recent days, but there was no guarantee that it would get done before the arbitration.


Posted: July 27, 2015, 4:36 pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Alex Chiasson of the Ottawa Senators has been awarded a $1.2 million, one-year deal in arbitration on Sunday.
Posted: July 26, 2015, 3:42 pm
Can he give the Oilers the goaltending they so badly need?
Author: Jason Brough
Posted: July 29, 2015, 3:09 pm
The 26-year-old goalie is coming off a tough season.
Author: Jason Brough
Posted: July 29, 2015, 2:21 pm
Spent last season with Lugano in the Swiss League.
Author: Mike Halford
Posted: July 29, 2015, 1:00 pm
Y'know, everyday stuff.
Author: Mike Halford
Posted: July 29, 2015, 12:00 pm
Nice gesture.
Author: Mike Halford
Posted: July 29, 2015, 2:30 am
Potentially a move to Switzerland, or the Czech League.
Author: Mike Halford
Posted: July 29, 2015, 1:38 am
Returning him to Rochester for a third time.
Author: Mike Halford
Posted: July 29, 2015, 12:39 am
Washington d-man is expected to miss the next two weeks of offseason training.
Author: Mike Halford
Posted: July 28, 2015, 11:39 pm
Swiss winger came over from Calgary at last year's deadline.
Author: Mike Halford
Posted: July 28, 2015, 10:26 pm
Nice payday after posting a career-high in goals this season.
Author: Mike Halford
Posted: July 28, 2015, 8:39 pm
"When you look at the structure of our salaries and our cap, it's important to get those bottom-six cap hits in better shape."
Author: Mike Halford
Posted: July 28, 2015, 8:23 pm
With the Nurnberg Ice Tigers.
Author: Mike Halford
Posted: July 28, 2015, 7:21 pm
Winning bid to be decided by the end of the year.
Author: Jason Brough
Posted: July 28, 2015, 6:30 pm
"When the games mean something, that's when he's at his best."
Author: Jason Brough
Posted: July 28, 2015, 5:45 pm
The Blue Jackets have done well. The Canucks have not.
Author: Jason Brough
Posted: July 28, 2015, 5:21 pm
Probably looking at another year of junior hockey.
Author: Jason Brough
Posted: July 28, 2015, 4:34 pm
Busy day for Pittsburgh.
Author: Jason Brough
Posted: July 28, 2015, 3:56 pm
Interesting.
Author: Jason Brough
Posted: July 28, 2015, 3:40 pm
Could be a top-six winger. Could be a third-line center.
Author: Jason Brough
Posted: July 28, 2015, 2:40 pm
Arbitration hearing scheduled for Thursday.
Author: Jason Brough
Posted: July 28, 2015, 2:08 pm
25-year-old didn't file for arbitration, hoping instead to sign a long-term contract.
Author: Mike Halford
Posted: July 28, 2015, 1:00 pm
In the form of a cool $100,000.
Author: Mike Halford
Posted: July 28, 2015, 12:00 pm
But are any teams mulling his return?
Author: Mike Halford
Posted: July 28, 2015, 1:29 am
Where he'll work as a community liaison.
Author: Mike Halford
Posted: July 28, 2015, 12:21 am
"I want to go free."
Author: Mike Halford
Posted: July 27, 2015, 11:22 pm
24-year-old forward would require waivers to be sent down...
Author: Mike Halford
Posted: July 27, 2015, 10:21 pm
"I’ll have to start thinking about it more and more in the next couple of weeks."
Author: Mike Halford
Posted: July 27, 2015, 9:22 pm
Hence the six-year, $39 million contract.
Author: Mike Halford
Posted: July 27, 2015, 8:28 pm
Looking to become a full-time NHLer after suffering a series of injuries at the start his pro career.
Author: Mike Halford
Posted: July 27, 2015, 7:26 pm
The alignment debate rages on.
Author: Jason Brough
Posted: July 27, 2015, 6:22 pm

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