Hockey

EL SEGUNDO, CALIF.—The Los Angeles Kings bought out the final two years of defenceman Dion Phaneuf’s contract. Phaneuf had two years left on a seven-year, $49-million U.S. contract through the 2020-21 season. He agreed to the deal in Toronto, but has been traded twice since. The 34-year-old veteran spent 93 games with the Kings, who
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The Flyers acquired Matt Niskanen from the Capitals for Radko Gudas on Friday in a one-for-one swap of defencemen that upgrades Philadelphia’s blue line offence and gives Washington much needed salary-cap space. Niskanen gives the Flyers an offensive-minded, right-handed shot who can also help on the power play. Philadelphia is retaining 30% of Gudas’ $3.35
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ST. LOUIS—This Stanley Cup final started with St. Louis Blues forward Zach Sanford watching the games rather than playing in them. It started with his friends texting the Massachusetts native that as much as they were rooting for him, they might be rooting for their hometown Boston Bruins more. It started with his mother sitting
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BOSTON—This is the big test facing the Boston Bruins now: Can they handle the missed call in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup final as well as the Blues handled the missed call in Game 3 of the Western Conference final. That was the game where a blatant hand pass by San Jose led to
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