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Lightning sign Shattenkirk after buyout by Rangers

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Veteran defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk has signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning after being bought out by the New York Rangers.Lightning vice president and general manager Julien BriseBois announced the deal Monday. Shattenkirk said he chose the Lightning from among six or

Report: Rangers will buy out Kevin Shattenkirk’s contract

The New York Rangers will reportedly buy out the rest of Kevin Shattenkirk's contract. (Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)The New York Rangers will buy out defenceman Kevin Shattenkirk’s contract, according to multiple reports.Shattenkirk holds a $6.65 million cap hit for the next two seasons. The veteran defenceman

Reports: Rangers buy out Shattenkirk’s contract

The New York Rangers made a big salary-shedding move Wednesday by buying out defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk's contract, multiple outlets reported.The 30-year-old had two years remaining on a four-year, $26.6 million extension he signed in July 2017.The buyout will save the Rangers $5.17 million this season, with $1.48 million counting against

Lightning trade Callahan to Senators for cap relief

The Tampa Bay Lightning got some salary-cap relief Tuesday by trading injured forward Ryan Callahan to the Ottawa Senators for goaltender Mike Condon.The teams also swapped 2020 draft picks, with the Lightning giving up a fifth-round selection and receiving the Senators' sixth-rounder in return.Callahan, 34, is not expected to play

Rangers agree to deal with Pavel Buchnevich

Pavel Buchnevich has agreed to a new deal with the New York Rangers. (Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports)The New York Rangers have announced they have come to terms on a new contract with forward Pavel Buchnevich.Although the specifics of the deal are not stated in the team’s official press release, it’s reported to

NHL star Panarin says Putin must go

Moscow (AFP) - Russian star hockey player Artemi Panarin said strongman Vladimir Putin can "no longer tell good from bad" and that his time is up and he must go.Speaking in an hour-long interview, the NHL star issued stinging criticism of Putin's 20 years in power, slamming "lawlessness", a lack

Veteran D Del Zotto returns to Ducks on 1-year deal

Veteran defenseman Michael Del Zotto, after a brief break to play for the Stanley Cup-winning St. Louis Blues, returned to the Anaheim Ducks by signing a one-year contract Tuesday.Financial terms were not released.Del Zotto, 29, spent a portion of the 2018-19 season with Anaheim, collecting three assists in 12 games

How long interview period changed course of NHL free agency

Artemi Panarin did not have to imagine what he might look like in a New York Rangers uniform.His likeness in Rangers blue adorned the giant video screens at Madison Square Garden with the message ''Welcome Artemi'' a full four days before he signed with the team.''There was a moment where

Penguins center Matt Cullen retires after 21 seasons

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Penguins center Matt Cullen has retired after a 21-season career that included three Stanley Cup titles.The 42 year-old won a Cup with Carolina in 2006 and then consecutive titles with Pittsburgh in 2016 and 2017.Cullen had 266 goals, 465 assists and 502 penalty minutes over 1,516 games

A look at the big NHL stars that have elected for salary arbitration

Jordan Binnington, Jacob Trouba and Sam Bennett are a few of the notable players looking for outside assistance to figure out their contract situations. (Getty)The NHLPA announced on Friday the 40 players that have elected to go to salary arbitration. All of these players will have their cases heard in Toronto between

This Week in US Sports: Tragedy strikes NFL, MLB

Sports did not matter in the United States this week.While there are always things more important than games going on where we watch to see grown men throw a ball or catch it, this week that truly hit home.The NFL and MLB were hit with serious news off the field

The Latest: Avs, Maple Leafs make 4-player trade

The Latest on NHL free agency (all times Eastern):7 p.m.The Toronto Maple Leafs and Colorado Avalanche have made a trade late on the first day of NHL free agency.Colorado acquired center Nazem Kadri, defenseman Calle Rosen and a 2020 third-round pick from Toronto for defenseman Tyson Barrie, forward Alex Kerfoot

Report: Canucks to release veteran C Spooner

The Vancouver Canucks will release center Ryan Spooner after buying out the final year of his contract, according to a report from Sportsnet.Spooner, 27, is coming off a disappointing season in which he tallied nine points (three goals, six assists) in 52 games with the New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers