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Young, established NHL players are resorting to camp tryouts

When Alex Chiasson found himself without a job halfway through the offseason, frustration began to set in. Even at age 26 with 106 points to his name in 320 NHL games, Chiasson wasn’t tendered a contract by the Calgary Flames, and by late July his options were limited. In early September, he agreed to attend Washington Capitals training camp on ...

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Young, established NHL players are resorting to camp tryouts

When Alex Chiasson found himself without a job halfway through the offseason, frustration began to set in. Even at age 26 with 106 points to his name in 320 NHL games, Chiasson wasn’t tendered a contract by the Calgary Flames, and by late July his options were limited. In early September, he agreed to attend Washington Capitals training camp on ...

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Kings win first-ever NHL preseason game in China

SHANGHAI (AP) In the first NHL preseason game played in China, the Los Angeles Kings used a third-period scoring spurt to put away the Vancouver Canucks 5-2 on Thursday. The teams gave the raucous Shanghai crowd a fast-paced, physical introduction to the NHL, combining for 17 penalties and several power- play opportunities. Tanner Pearson scored twice for the Kings and ...

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Blues trim training camp roster to 44 players

ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Blues assigned three players to lower-level teams and cut two more to trim their training camp roster to 44 players. The club assigned forward Alexey Toropchenko to Guelph of the OHL (a junior team) and forward Justin Selman and defenseman Dmitrii Sergeev to the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League. In addition, forward ...

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Schultz’s OT goal lift Penguins over Red Wings

PITTSBURGH (AP) Justin Schultz scored 27 seconds into overtime, sending the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 6-5 preseason win against the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday night. Adam Johnson scored twice for the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions. Conor Sheary and Jake Guentzel also scored for Pittsburgh. Tristan Jarry made 13 saves for the win. Starter Matt Murray stopped 19 of ...

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Tampa Bay Lightning 4, Carolina Hurricanes 3

LIGHTNING 4, HURRICANES 3 In Raleigh, North Carolina, Mikhail Sergachev scored 4:28 into the second period to help Tampa Bay to the exhibition victory. Sergachev, the ninth overall pick in the 2016 draft, was acquired in a trade with Montreal for Jonathan Drouin in June. Adam Erne, Tye McGinn and Boris Katchouk also scored for the Lightning. Peter Budaj made ...

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Coyotes dump Ducks in preseason opener under Tocchet

ANAHEIM, Calif. —  Christian Fischer and Clayton Keller each scored two goals to spark Arizona to a 5-2 win over the Ducks in the first preseason game under new head coach Rick Tocchet. Max Domi also scored for the Coyotes. Louis Domingue made 20 saves in two periods, and Hunter Miska finished with three stops. Max Jones scored Anaheim’s lone ...

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Dallas Stars led the way with major moves in NHL offseason

The Dallas Stars led the league in significant moves in the offseason, hoping to turn around a franchise that seemed to be headed in the right direction a year ago. The team plummeted to a sixth-place finish last season in the Central Division a year after ending a decade-long division championship drought and earning top seeding in the Western Conference ...

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Devils’ Boyle diagnosed with cancer, expects to keep playing

Brian Boyle hopes to play hockey again soon after being diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, a type of bone-marrow cancer that the New Jersey Devils’ team doctor said can largely be treated with medication. The 32-year-old forward was diagnosed with CML after bloodwork at the start of training camp showed irregularities from last season. Boyle said based on what team ...

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Blues’ Steen injures hand, will miss rest of preseason

ST. LOUIS (AP) St. Louis Blues forward Alexander Steen will miss the rest of training camp after suffering a left hand injury in the team’s first preseason game. The 33-year-old Steen was hurt against Dallas on Tuesday night and will be re-evaluated in three weeks. He is entering his 10th season with the Blues and coming off a year in ...

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