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3:09 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN ST. LOUIS — In a letter published by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Sunday, St. Louis Blues owner Tom Stillman thanked his fans after “the elation of breaking through and bringing St. Louis its first-ever Stanley Cup.” One problem: The Blues haven’t actually won the Stanley Cup yet. The letter,
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5:53 PM ET Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — Forward Jeff Skinner is both grateful and motivated by the new contract he signed to remain a member of the Buffalo Sabres for the next eight seasons. He’s impressed by the faith the Sabres showed by making him the team’s second-highest-paid player behind captain Jack Eichel. And
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10:41 PM ET Greg WyshynskiESPN Jeff Skinner, who would have been one of the most coveted free-agent wingers this summer, is officially off the market. Skinner, 27, signed an eight-year, $72-million contract extension with the Buffalo Sabres on Friday. Skinner had a career-high 40 goals in his first season in Buffalo, who acquired him last
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7:56 PM ET Emily KaplanESPN BOSTON — Bruins captain Zdeno Chara is in the lineup for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final, less than 72 hours after he reportedly sustained a broken jaw after taking a puck to the face. Defenseman Matt Grzelcyk, meanwhile, will miss his third straight game after sustaining a concussion
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5:45 PM ET Associated Press SAN JOSE, Calif. — San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson has undergone groin surgery before becoming eligible for free agency this summer. The Sharks said Wednesday that Karlsson had the operation last week and has already started rehabilitation. The team says Karlsson is expected to recover fully in the offseason
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6:35 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks have hired Marc Crawford as an assistant coach on Jeremy Colliton‘s staff. The 58-year-old Crawford was the interim head coach for Ottawa at the end of last season. He also has served as the head coach for Colorado, Vancouver, Los Angeles and Dallas, leading the
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