• Cory Sarich injured in cycling accident

    July 23, 2014

    DENVER (AP) - Free-agent NHL defenseman Cory Sarich is recovering in a Calgary hospital after a cycling accident this week.His agent, Tim Hodgson, released a statement Wednesday saying that Sarich was airlifted to the hospital after being hit by a motor vehicle in Invermere, British Columbia. The release said the extent of Sarich's injuries isn't known, but were not considered life-threatening. He remains in stable condition.

  • Rangers, Chris Kreider agree on 2-year deal

    July 23, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) - Chris Kreider and the New York Rangers agreed on a two-year deal shortly before going to arbitration.For the second straight day, the Rangers averted arbitration with a restricted free-agent forward. The 23-year-old Kreider made a deal Wednesday morning with an average salary of $2.475 million moments before the scheduled hearing. He will receive $2.35 million next season and $2.6 million during 2015-16.

  • Sabres sign free-agent Andre Benoit to 1-year deal

    July 23, 2014

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The Buffalo Sabres signed free-agent defenseman Andre Benoit to a one-year contract Wednesday.Benoit spent last season with the Colorado Avalanche, and had a career-best 28 points (seven goals, 21 assists) in 79 games. He previously spent parts of two seasons with the Ottawa Senators.