The Montreal Canadiens avoided arbitration with center Lars Eller, agreeing to a four-year contract with the 25-year-old Thursday.

The Montreal Canadiens agreed to terms with restricted free-agent forward Lars Eller on a four-year contract Thursday.

The Vancouver Canucks have signed center Jared McCann to an entry-level contract.

The New York Islanders have agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with goalie Kevin Poulin.

The New York Islanders signed goaltender Kevin Poulin to a one-year, two-way contract on Thursday.

Being a first-round draft pick - even a top 10 draft pick - carries no guarantees when it comes to playing in the NHL.

Veteran NHL defenseman Cory Sarich remains in a Calgary hospital after being seriously hurt after his bicycle he was riding collided with a car.

Free-agent NHL defenseman Cory Sarich is recovering in a Calgary hospital after a cycling accident this week.

Chris Kreider and the New York Rangers agreed on a two-year deal shortly before going to arbitration.

The Buffalo Sabres signed free-agent defenseman Andre Benoit to a one-year contract Wednesday.

The Buffalo Sabres signed defenseman Andre Benoit to a one-year contract on Wednesday.

It's a rare occasion when the hiring of an assistant general manager can cause so much fanfare, but such is life in the so-called "Centre of the Hockey Universe."

The Colorado Avalanche have avoided arbitration with Ryan O'Reilly by signing the versatile forward to a two-year deal.

The Colorado Avalanche re-signed forward Ryan O'Reilly to a two-year contract on Wednesday.

The Colorado Avalanche have avoided arbitration with Ryan O'Reilly by signing the versatile forward to a two-year deal.

The New York Rangers agreed to terms with restricted free agent forward Chris Kreider on Wednesday.

The Chicago Blackhawks have released their national television schedule for the 2014-2015 season.

The New York Rangers are avoiding salary arbitration with forward Mats Zuccarello, agreeing to terms with the restricted free agent on a one-year, $3.5 million contract.

The New York Rangers and restricted free agent forward Mats Zuccarello agreed to terms Tuesday on an undisclosed contract.

The Toronto Maple Leafs signed forward David Booth to a one-year contract, general manager David Nonis announced on Tuesday.

Veteran forward David Booth has signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs after spending last season with Vancouver.

The Ducks have signed defenseman Sami Vatanen to a two-year contract coming off his rookie season.

The Calgary Flames re-signed forward Joe Colborne to a two-year contract on Tuesday.

The Anaheim Ducks re-signed defenseman Sami Vatanen to a two-year contract on Tuesday.

Versatile forward Antoine Roussel and the Dallas Stars have agreed to terms on a four-year contract.

The Dallas Stars and forward Antoine Roussel have agreed to a four-year contract.

Minnesota Wild left wing Thomas Vanek says he's cooperating with federal authorities conducting an investigation in Rochester.

The St. Louis Blues have signed defenseman Nate Prosser and forward Jeremy Welsh to one-year, two-way contracts.

The Panthers passed on a projected NHL-ready defenseman in last year's draft when they selected center Aleksander Barkov over Seth Jones at No. 2, so they weren't about to let another one slip away.

The Montreal Canadiens signed 2014 first- round draft pick Nikita Scherbak to a three-year, entry-level contract on Monday.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have avoided arbitration with Cody Franson, signing the defenseman to a one-year contract on Monday.

Another sports power couple's engagement is off.

The Toronto Maple Leafs and Cody Franson have avoided arbitration, with the defenseman signing a $3.3 million, one-year contract.

St. Louis Blues forward Vladimir Sobotka was awarded a one-year contract through arbitration on Monday, but the team announced that he will play the 2014-15 season in the Kontinental Hockey League.

Red Wings general manager Ken Holland understands why some are critical of decisions he made last season and this offseason.

The Ilitch family on Sunday unveiled more details of its plans for an entertainment and residential complex centered on a new Detroit Red Wings hockey arena.

Johnny Oduya's walking boot caused a bit of a stir this weekend at the Chicago Blackhawks' annual fan convention.

The Rangers and veteran forward Lee Stempniak have agreed to terms on a one-year contract.

If Patrick Sharp is bothered that his name has repeatedly surfaced in trade rumors this summer, the Blackhawks winger isn't showing it.

The New York Rangers agreed to terms with veteran free-agent forward Lee Stempniak on Saturday.

The mood was festive at the Chicago Blackhawks' convention even though the club couldn't follow its Stanley Cup championship with a repeat.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman Simon Despres to a two-year contract worth $900,000 per season.

Florida Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon always said it takes about 300 games for a defenseman to reach his potential in the NHL.

The Boston Bruins on Friday officially announced the signing of six players, chief among them winger Jordan Caron.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have hired seven-time All-Star Mark Recchi as the franchise's player development coach.

The Arizona Coyotes signed first-round draft pick Brendan Perlini to a three-year, entry-level contract on Friday.

The Arizona Coyotes signed first-round draft pick Brendan Perlini to a three-year, entry-level contract on Friday.

Last winter wasn't very good for the Florida Panthers.

The Florida Panthers signed defenseman Dmitry Kulikov to a three-year contract on Friday.

DETROIT - After the Detroit Red Wings failed to sign one of the top-flight defensemen from this year's free agent class, many speculated that one reason could be free agents are turned off by Mike Babcock's hard-nosed coaching style.

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