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McAvoy signs 3-year, $14.7M deal with Bruins
Defenseman Charlie McAvoy has signed a three-year, $14.7 million deal with the Bruins.[read more]

Wild sign Spurgeon to 7-year, $53M extension
Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon, who set career highs in goals (14) and assists (29) last season, has signed an extension through the 2026-27 season that averages $7.575 million per season.[read more]

NHL suspends Capitals' Kuznetsov for 3 games
Evgeny Kuznetsov, who tested positive for cocaine at the 2019 IIHF World Championship in May, has been suspended three games by the NHL for inappropriate conduct.[read more]

Study shows Hall of Famer Mikita had CTE
A posthumous study of Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita's brain shows the Hall of Famer suffered from CTE at the time of his death a year ago.[read more]

Grading Mitch Marner's six-year contract with the Maple Leafs
Although the high-scoring winger's new deal doesn't have any nice, round numbers involved, it makes sense on a number of levels.[read more]

Maple Leafs, Marner agree to 6-year deal
The Maple Leafs and restricted free-agent Mitch Marner have agreed to a six-year deal that comes with the second-highest cap hit for a winger in the NHL.[read more]

Broken foot could delay Perry's debut with Stars
After breaking a small bone in his left foot, Stars forward Corey Perry could miss the start of the season, his first with Dallas after 14 seasons with Anaheim.[read more]

Winnipeg grants Byfuglien leave of absence
Veteran defenseman Dustin Byfuglien has been granted a leave of absence by the Winnipeg Jets and there is no timetable for his return.[read more]

Sharks look to keep swimming without Pavelski
The Sharks will look to collectively fill the void left by former captain Joe Pavelski, who signed with the Stars this offseason.[read more]

Oilers' McDavid cleared for full-contact practice
Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid was cleared for practice and didn't require a noncontact jersey as the team hit the ice Friday for the first time in training camp.[read more]