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Sabres re-sign G Anderson to 1-year deal

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Goalie Craig Anderson is putting off retirement for now, returning to the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday for a one-year contract.

The 41-year-old Anderson also played for Buffalo last season, going 17-12-2 and leading the team in wins despite missing a lengthy stretch with a neck injury. The Illinois native has 308 career victories, ranking fifth among American-born goalies, heading into his 20th NHL season.

Citing family and health, Anderson was uncertain about his future following the season by saying he had not determined whether he would retire or return to Buffalo.


Kings get 33-goal scorer Fiala from Wild

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Kings acquired high-scoring forward Kevin Fiala from the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday in exchange for their first-round pick in the upcoming draft and prospect Brock Faber.

Fiala is a restricted free agent, but the Kings are expected to sign the Swiss star to a long-term contract extension.


After parade, Avs start work on defense

DENVER (AP) Nazem Kadri will be jubilantly waving to the fans at the parade Thursday through the streets of Denver.

Possibly waving goodbye, too.


Richardson ready for Chicago challenge

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Blackhawks were one of the NHL's worst teams last season, and their general manager is talking about a potentially long rebuilding process. They are listening to trade offers for their top goal scorer, and the situation at goaltender is murky at best.

Enter Luke Richardson.


Ex-Leafs, Blackhawks F Pappin dies at 82

TORONTO (AP) Jim Pappin, the former NHL forward credited with the Toronto Maple Leafs' last Stanley Cup-winning goal, has died. He was 82.

The Maple Leafs and Chicago Blackhawks announced the death Wednesday on social media.


Avs add to Denver's title run on ice

DENVER (AP) How's this for a hat trick: The Mile High City is now home to the Stanley Cup, NCAA and national high school hockey champions.

There must be something in the (frozen) water around Denver, right?


Pegula 'progressing well' from issue

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills and Sabres co-owner Kim Pegula is "progressing well" while rehabilitating from a health issue she experienced earlier this month, the family said in a statement released on Tuesday.

The family would only say Pegula is resting, while adding they are "grateful for the medical professionals providing her care, and to everyone for their prayers and well wishes."


Lightning confident in continued success

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Three consecutive trips to the Stanley Cup Final, two championships and a strong - though ultimately unsuccessful - bid for a third.

Any way you list the accomplishments, it's been quite a run for the Tampa Bay Lightning, who feel they are nowhere close to being done after falling short of becoming the first team in nearly 40 years to win three consecutive NHL titles.


Sedins, Alfredsson elected to HOF

Twins Henrik and Daniel Sedin and Daniel Alfredsson have been elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame, a big day for Swedish hockey as they made up half of the class of 2022.

Goaltender Roberto Luongo, Finnish women's star Riikka Sallinen and builder Herb Carnegie were also selected Monday for induction in November.


Bruins give GM Sweeney extension

BOSTON (AP) All those wins and playoff appearances weren't enough for Bruce Cassidy to keep his job as Boston Bruins coach.

But they earned general manager Don Sweeney a contract extension.

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