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Edmonton Oilers trade defenseman Brandon Davidson to New York Islanders

The New York Islanders have traded for Edmonton Oilers defenseman Brandon Davidson, the teams announced Saturday. Edmonton will receive a third-round pick in the 2019 draft in return for the 26-year-old Davidson. Davidson, who has three goals and two assists in 36 games this season, told reporters Saturday that he will miss Oilers fans and Edmonton but is looking forward to his opportunity with the Islanders. He began the season with the Montreal Canadiens before being waived in December and claimed by the Oilers. Source link

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Pittsburgh Penguins pick up Derick Brassard in 3-team deal with Vegas Golden Knights

RALEIGH, N.C. — The Pittsburgh Penguins acquired center Derick Brassard from Ottawa on Friday night in a three-team deal that sent defenseman Ian Cole to Ottawa and forward Ryan Reaves to the Vegas Golden Knights. The Penguins announced the deal Friday night during their 6-1 victory at Carolina, with Pittsburgh general manager Jim Rutherford calling it “the most complex trade I’ve made” because of salary cap issues and the involvement of a third team. Last year, Derick Brassard battled the Penguins in the Eastern Conference finals. Now the center, whom…

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Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews day-to-day with shoulder injury

TORONTO — Auston Matthews will miss the Toronto Maple Leafs‘ game Saturday against Boston because of a shoulder injury. “He’s day-to-day,” Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock said after practice Friday. “He’ll get looked at more today, and then we’ll know more about the day-to-day tomorrow.” Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews has 28 goals and 22 points in 53 games this season. Claus Andersen/Getty Images The star forward had an MRI Friday morning and a clearer indication of the severity of the injury is expected Saturday. One shift after scoring his 28th…

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New York Islanders and forward Josh Bailey have agreed to 6-year, $30 million deal

NEW YORK — Josh Bailey agreed to a six-year, $30 million deal Friday to stay with the New York Islanders instead of testing free agency this summer. The 28-year-old forward, selected to his first All-Star appearance last month, has 15 goals and 47 assists this season — already setting career highs for assists and points (62). Bailey is tied for seventh in the league in assists and third on the Islanders in points, behind rookie Mathew Barzal (65) and captain John Tavares (64). Islanders forward Josh Bailey has posted career…

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Florida Panthers to honor victims of Parkland shooting during Thursday night’s game vs. Washington Capitals

3:39 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN The Florida Panthers are honoring the victims of the shooting at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. On Thursday, the Panthers face the Washington Capitals — Florida’s first home game since the Feb. 14 shooting. There will be a moment of silence before the game as well as an extended tribute featuring video and speakers, similar to what the Vegas Golden Knights produced for their Oct. 10 home opener after a mass shooting on the Las Vegas Strip that month. #MSDStrong pic.twitter.com/RpfRAvjRGU — Florida Panthers…

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Alexandar Georgiev of New York Rangers to make NHL debut against Montreal Canadiens

GREENBURGH, N.Y. — Alexandar Georgiev is set to make his NHL debut for the New York Rangers when they visit the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night. The 22-year-old Russian was 12-11-2 with a 2.97 goals-against average and .908 save-percentage in 31 games with Hartford of the AHL before being called up by the Rangers on Feb. 10. “Everything I hear about that young man is positive,” Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said Wednesday at the team’s practice facility in suburban New York. “I hope our team in front of him is…

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Patrik Elias on New Jersey Devils number retirement, the A Line, nearly joining the New York Rangers and more

7:00 AM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN The New Jersey Devils will raise No. 26 to the rafters on Saturday night before their game against the New York Islanders, retiring the number of winger Patrik Elias. He’s the all-time franchise leader in goals (408) and points (1,025), having won Stanley Cups with the Devils in 2000 and 2003. We caught up with Elias recently in Newark to talk about his career, the NHL and that time the career Devil nearly bolted for the rival Rangers. ESPN: Why did you choose No. 26?…

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Buffalo Sabres’ Evander Kane expects to be dealt before NHL trading deadline

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Buffalo Sabres forward Evander Kane says he fully expects to be dealt before the NHL’s trading deadline hits Monday. Kane says he’s been preparing to be dealt all season long. The only question is when the trade will take place and where he’ll be headed. Kane spoke after practice Wednesday as Buffalo prepared to leave for a two-game road trip starting at Detroit on Thursday. Kane is in the final year of his contract and not considered a long-term fit for the last-place Eastern Conference team. Kane’s…

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