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Ennis hoping to rejuvenate career with Leafs after getting bought out by Wild

Ennis hoping to rejuvenate career with Leafs after getting bought out by Wild

TORONTO — Tyler Ennis has had to prove doubters wrong much of his hockey life. After a mostly miserable last 12 months, the diminutive winger is hoping one more return to the well can help get his career back on track.
Nothing to 'C' here: Importance of NHL captains is changing

Nothing to 'C' here: Importance of NHL captains is changing

Ryan Johansen remembers how the Columbus Blue Jackets didn't have a captain until one day it clicked and everyone knew it should be Nick Foligno. "There was just no doubt," Johansen said. "It's just one of those things you don't want to force.
Rangers win in David Quinn's preseason debut as coach

Rangers win in David Quinn's preseason debut as coach

Neal Pionk scored 1:20 into overtime to lift the New York Rangers to a 4-3 victory over a New Jersey Devils split-squad, giving David Quinn a win in his preseason coaching debut Monday night.

Flames rookie Dillon Dube continues to impress in Calgary's 7-4 loss to Oilers

CALGARY — Flames prospect Dillon Dube is making the most of his first-line opportunity as 15 of Calgary's veteran forwards are away at the 2018 NHL China games.
Joe Morrow powers Winnipeg Jets past Minnesota Wild 2-1 in pre-season game

Joe Morrow powers Winnipeg Jets past Minnesota Wild 2-1 in pre-season game

WINNIPEG — Even Joe Morrow wasn't really positive he scored the game-winning goal for the Winnipeg Jets on Monday, but he'll take it.
Kotkaniemi scores in Habs debut, Montreal beats Devils 3-1 in pre-season opener

Kotkaniemi scores in Habs debut, Montreal beats Devils 3-1 in pre-season opener

MONTREAL — While he didn't score the winning goal, Finnish rookie Jesperi Kotkaniemi drew the loudest fanfare at the Bell Centre Monday night. It served as his "welcome to Montreal" moment.
Oilers sign restricted free-agent defenceman Darnell Nurse to two-year contract

Oilers sign restricted free-agent defenceman Darnell Nurse to two-year contract

EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have signed Darnell Nurse to a two-year contract, ending a lengthy stalemate with one of their top defencemen on Monday. The agreement with the restricted free agent is worth US$3.2 million per season.
Canucks coach Green mum on anticipated pre-season debuts of Pettersson, Boeser

Canucks coach Green mum on anticipated pre-season debuts of Pettersson, Boeser

WHISTLER, B.C. — Brock Boeser can't wait to play for the Vancouver Canucks again, even if it's in a exhibition game.
Frederik Andersen ready to once again shoulder crease load for Maple Leafs

Frederik Andersen ready to once again shoulder crease load for Maple Leafs

TORONTO — Tasked with the majority of the heavy lifting in the crease the last two seasons, Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Frederik Andersen focused on doing the exact opposite this summer. "I worked on longevity," he said of his training regimen.
Maurice says young defenceman Morrissey catching on quick with Jets

Maurice says young defenceman Morrissey catching on quick with Jets

WINNIPEG — Head coach Paul Maurice says Josh Morrissey is a rare player and he's happy the young defenceman is sticking with the Winnipeg Jets. The former restricted free agent signed a two-year, US$6.