Jakob Silfverberg RW ANA 4 weeks ago
Anaheim Ducks right winger Jakob Silfverberg signed a four-year, $15 million contract extension Friday. Silfverberg scored a career-high 13 goals and 39 points in 81 games last season in his first full season in the NHL.
Patrick Kane RW CHI 4 weeks ago
Chicago Blackhawks right winger Patrick Kane was confirmed Friday to be under investigation for an alleged sexual assault, according to the Buffalo News. Kane has not at this time been charged with any offenses as police in Hamburg, N.Y. await the results of forensic tests.
Matt Cullen C PIT 4 weeks ago
Free-agent center Matt Cullen signed a one-year, $800,000 contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday, according to the team's official website. Cullen had 25 points in 62 games with the Nashville Predators last season and is expected to assume a bottom-six role with the Penguins.
Patrick Kane RW CHI 4 weeks ago
Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane is the subject of an investigation by police in Hamburg, New York regarding an alleged sexual assault, according to the Buffalo News. The Hamburg Police Department would neither confirm nor deny Kane's involvement in the case and is unlikely to issue any sort of official statement until the investigation is complete. The victim of the alleged crime was sent to a local hospital for testing and sources close to the situation have suggested that Kane could turn himself into police as early as Thursday. "We are aware of the matter and are in the process of gathering information. It would be inappropriate to comment further at this time," the Blackhawks said in a statement. "We are aware of a police investigation and are following developments." The outcome of the investigation will likely go a long way in determining whether Kane will see any punishment from the league.
Jamie Benn LW DAL 4 weeks ago
Dallas Stars center Jamie Benn is considered questionable for the start of training camp in September as he continues to recover from a pair of hip injuries, according to the Dallas Morning News. Benn underwent surgery on both hips after the season and was given a recovery timetable of four-to-five months. The 26-year-old recently increased the amount of skating he is doing but has yet to progress to more strenuous activities. "I’m skating three times a week now — it’s just working on the edges really," Benn said. "Workouts are picking up, but it’s still controlled. I get pretty antsy at times, but the trainers remind me that I’ve got plenty of time and just take it slow. We need to get off on the right foot, we need to be prepared, and we need to build on the things we did at the end of last season. We learned a lot, so we need to remember those lessons."
Thomas Vanek LW MIN 4 weeks ago
Minnesota Wild left wing Thomas Vanek is expected to be ready for the start of training camp as he continues to recover from hernia surgery, according to the Star Tribune. Vanek, who underwent a procedure to repair multiple hernias in his left groin in June, has already resumed skating.
Brandon Sutter C VAN 4 weeks ago
Vancouver Canucks forward Brandon Sutter signed a five-year, $21.875 million contract extension Tuesday, according to the team's official website. Sutter, who was acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins last month, will make roughly $3.3 million this season in the final year of a two-year contract. The 26-year-old had 21 goals and 12 assists in 80 games for Pittsburgh last season and is expected to serve as the second-line center for Vancouver. Sutter's strong two-way play will be an asset to a Canucks team that finished 17th in the league in goals allowed last season, while playing with the likes of Alex Burrows and Sven Baertaschi could boost his offensive output after playing mostly in a bottom-six role previously. Sutter will now be with the team until the 2020-21 season and will help bridge the gap to the team's future forward corps, with the Sedin twins and Radim Vrbata now in their mid-30s.
Mike Hoffman LW OTT 1 month ago
Ottawa Senators left wing Mike Hoffman was awarded a one-year, $2 million contract in arbitration Monday, according to NHL.com. Hoffman had 27 goals and 21 assists in a breakout year after having just six career points in his previous 29 career games.
Brooks Orpik D WSH 1 month ago
Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik is expected to be ready in time for the start of the season following last week's wrist surgery, according to NHL.com. Orpik, who recorded zero goals, 19 assists, 66 penalty minutes and a plus-5 rating over 78 games for Washington in 2014-15, underwent the procedure last Tuesday.
Nicklas Backstrom C WSH 1 month ago
Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom has resumed skating following offseason hip surgery, according to The Canadian Press. It remains uncertain whether the star center will be ready for the start of the season, as the team has yet to release an official timeline for his return.