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Devils center Travis Zajac out 4-6 months with chest injury

New Jersey Devils center Travis Zajac will miss four to six months after having surgery on a torn pectoral muscle.General manager Ray Shero announced the news Thursday."This morning, Travis Zajac underwent successful surgery to repair a torn left...

Sabres sign Zemgus Girgensons to 2-year deal

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Buffalo Sabres have signed forward Zemgus Girgensons to a two-year contract.The team announced the deal, which carries an average value of $1.6 million, on Thursday.Girgensons, from Latvia, is the last of the Sabres' restricted...

Top prospects for every team, including 2017-18 impact

After ranking the top 100 NHL prospects and every team in order of prospect pipeline strength, it's now time to look at each team in depth.For each club, I've provided a system overview, ranked the top 10 prospects...

Golden Knights owner Bill Foley has big plans for Vegas, and beyond

3:14 PM ETEmily KaplanESPN WHITEFISH, Montana -- A thousand miles north of Las Vegas, the NHL's newest owner, Bill Foley, sits in a conference room overlooking powder blue mountains. While many associate the Vegas Golden Knights with a...

Tony Dungy, Tampa sports teams help pay to move Confederate statue

Tony Dungy challenged Tampa's professional sports teams to help pay to move a Confederate statue from in front of a local courthouse, and they have responded.Confederate statues, and there are hundreds, are being taken down across the country...

Top 100 NHL prospects for the 2017-18 season, including Clayton Keller, Nico Hischier, Mathew...

Welcome to my fifth annual top NHL prospects list for ESPN. This is based on the games I've watched, live and on tape, conversations with scouts and executives, and statistical research throughout the past season (and well before...

Will Butcher rejects Colorado Avalanche to become free agent

Hobey Baker Award winner Will Butcher has turned down the Colorado Avalanche's contract offer to become a free agent.The Avs took the defenseman in the fifth round of the 2013 draft and held his rights until midnight Tuesday....

Edmonton Oilers give Leon Draisaitl 8-year, $68 million deal

The Edmonton Oilers kept another key member of their core on Wednesday, signing forward Leon Draisaitl to an eight-year, $68 million contract.The deal comes after the Oilers gave captain Connor McDavid a contract with the highest annual average...

Former Penguin Matt Cullen going to Minnesota Wild for 20th season

Matt Cullen has decided to play a 20th year in the league, but he's going to do it for the Minnesota Wild after winning back-to-back Stanley Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins.Cullen has agreed to a one-year, $1 million...

Vegas Golden Knights tour the west to drum up fan support

10:59 PM ETEmily KaplanESPN COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- Puck drop is less than two months away for the Golden Knights, and many still wonder how a hockey team can thrive in an area best known for tourism and...

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California ban won’t stop Alabama from hosting Fresno State

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) Fresno State’s football game at the University of Alabama this fall is expected to go on as scheduled,...

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