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Sabres' Sheary may miss start of season

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Sabres forward Conor Sheary is in jeopardy of missing the start of the regular season with what the team calls an upper body injury.

Coach Phil Housley didn't go into much detail Tuesday, saying Sheary was injured while being checked during the first day of training camp on Friday. Sheary is listed week to week.

The injury is a setback for the Sabres, who were counting on Sheary playing on one of the top two lines after acquiring the forward in a trade with Pittsburgh in June. Sheary is a two-time Stanley Cup winner and has 48 goals and 93 points in 184 games.

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Oilers sign D Nurse to 2-year contract

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) The Edmonton Oilers have signed Darnell Nurse to a two-year contract, ending a lengthy stalemate with one of their top defensemen.

The team did not disclose financial terms.

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Tavares leads Leafs with 2 goals, assist

Anthony Stolarz made 31 saves to lead the visiting Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-1 win over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.

Stolarz played the entire game in place of Alex Lyon, who suffered a lower-body injury during warmups.

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Lundqvist excited for Rangers' rebuild

Henrik Lundqvist is entering his 14th season in the NHL, having spent his entire career with the New York Rangers. And although the team is in a rebuilding mode for a future run at their first Stanley Cup title since 1994, the 36-year-old goalie wants to stick around and be a part of that process.

"People talk about rebuild and nobody knows how long of a project that is," Lundqvist said at the Rangers' practice facility in Greenburgh, New York. "There's no other place I want to be. I feel great, excited to be back here and just see how far we can take this forward this year."

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Barkov takes over as captain of Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) Aleksander Barkov is the best player in the Florida Panthers' dressing room. And so, it's been no secret that his being designated as that room's official leader was inevitable.

His time has arrived.

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NHL 1 year away from key labor deadline

Connor McDavid heard teammates talking about another potential lockout when he entered the NHL - in 2015.

As he became one of hockey's best players and signed the richest annual contract in the league, McDavid says he remains optimistic there will not be another work stoppages like those in 2004-05 and 2012-13 - but he protected himself anyway with contract language guaranteeing some early payment, just in case.

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Blackhawks D Seabrook resumes practicing

CHICAGO (AP) Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook is back after missing the start of training camp with an abdominal injury.

The team announced Friday that Seabrook would miss about a week, but he practiced with the team on Sunday.

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Flames co-owner Riddell dies at 81

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) Clay Riddell, the billionaire oilman and co-owner of the NHL's Calgary Flames, has died. He was 81.

The Flames and Paramount Resources confirmed his death Sunday, with the oil and natural gas company saying he died Saturday.

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Sullivan leaves Pens after father dies

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan is taking a leave of absence to be with his family following the death of his father, George.

The Penguins said George Sullivan, 81, passed away on Saturday in Scituate, Massachusetts.

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Bruins top Flames in shootout in China

SHENZHEN, China (AP) Brad Marchand and Jake DeBrusk scored in the shootout to lead the Boston Bruins to a 4-3 win over the Calgary Flames in the NHL exhibition season opener on Saturday in Shenzhen, China.

Down to their last shooter, Boston tied the shootout on Marchand's goal. After Calgary's Derek Ryan missed, DeBrusk scored the game-winner.

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