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Chelios leaving Wings for family reasons

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DETROIT (AP) Chris Chelios is leaving the Detroit Red Wings to return to his hometown of Chicago.

Chelios spent a decade with the Red Wings as a player from 1999-2009, and he's also been an adviser for the team. He says he is going to Chicago to be closer to his family.

Chelios says he was skeptical about the 1999 trade that sent him to Detroit. He'd spent over eight seasons with the rival Blackhawks, but he says he began to feel at home with Detroit, and the Stanley Cup victories with the Red Wings in 2002 and 2008 were obvious highlights.

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Sharks reach 2-year deal with F Tierney

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Forward Chris Tierney has re-signed with the San Jose Sharks following a season in which he set career highs in nearly every major statistical category.

The Sharks did not disclose the terms of the two-year deal announced Wednesday.

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Rangers, F Vesey agree to 2-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Rangers have agreed to a two-year contract with restricted free agent forward Jimmy Vesey.

The team announced the deal Tuesday.

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Devils agree with Fs Coleman, Noesen

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The New Jersey Devils have agreed to terms with forwards Blake Coleman and Stefan Noesen.

The Devils made the announcement on Tuesday. Both players had previously filed for arbitration.

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Police: Emery's drowning not suspicious

HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) The drowning of former NHL goalie Ray Emery does not appear suspicious, police said.

The 35-year-old player whose career spanned 11 seasons drowned in Hamilton Harbour on Sunday.

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Ducks extend Henrique for 5 yrs., $29.1M

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Center Adam Henrique has signed a $29.1 million, five-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks.

The deal announced Monday runs through the 2023-24 season and allows Henrique to avoid free agency next summer.

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Flames sign F Lindholm for 6 years

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) The Calgary Flames have signed forward Elias Lindholm to a six-year contract at an average salary of $4.85 million.

The 23-year-old Swede was acquired by Calgary along with defenseman Noah Hanafin in a June 23 trade that sent defensemen Dougie Hamilton and Adam Fox and forward Michael Ferland to Carolina.

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Preds sign G Saros, F Hartman

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators have signed goaltender Juuse Saros to a three-year contract and forward Ryan Hartman to a one-year deal.

Both were restricted free agents who played for Nashville last season.

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Jackets re-sign F Bjorkstrand, D Murray

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The Columbus Blue Jackets have re-signed forward Oliver Bjorkstrand and defenseman Ryan Murray.

The 23-year-old Bjorkstrand, the team's fifth-leading scorer last season with 11 goals and 29 assists, signed a three-year pact worth $7.5 million.

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Oliver, Brown join Rangers as assistants

NEW YORK (AP) David Oliver and Greg Brown are joining the New York Rangers as assistant coaches.

The Rangers on Tuesday announced the additions to coach David Quinn's staff.

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