After taking a big step forward with their best regular season in 31 years, the New York Islanders hope to keep up their improved play as they move into a new home. New York finished last season with 47 wins, its highest total since the 1983-84…VIN A. CHERWOO (AP Sports Writer)
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- The Anaheim Ducks have hired Rich Preston as the third assistant coach on Bruce Boudreau's staff.
The Detroit Red Wings have been a model of consistency, becoming the only NHL franchise to make the playoffs every year of the salary-cap era and 24 straight overall. For the first time in a decade, Mike Babcock won't be their coach. The Red Wings…LARRY LAGE (AP Hockey Writer)
Montreal Canadiens forward Zack Kassian has entered a substance abuse program after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Kassian, 24, was placed in ''Stage Two of the Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health Program,'' according to Monday's…
San Jose Sharks forward Raffi Torres was hit with the longest suspension in NHL history for a hit on another player when the league banned him Monday for the first 41 games of the season for an illegal check to the head of Anaheim's Jakob…JOSH DUBOW (AP Sports Writer)