10:07 PM ET Associated Press CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to an entry-level contract with defenseman Nolan Allan, their first-round pick in this year’s NHL draft. The team announced the deal on Thursday. The three-year contract runs through the 2023-24 season and carries an $870,000 salary-cap hit. Allan, 18, was selected by Chicago
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IRVINE — The pass from a teammate was quick and on target. So was the shot. In a nanosecond, Benoit-Olivier Groulx one-timed the puck past goaltender Roman Durny and into the back of the net, one of many highlights during the Ducks’ rookie team practice Thursday at Great Park Ice, ahead of their participation in
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12:20 PM ET Associated Press BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres‘ cross-border rivalry with the Toronto Maple Leafs is heading outdoors. The Sabres are listed as the home team against the Maple Leafs in the NHL’s sixth Heritage Classic — to be played at Tim Hortons Field, home of the Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats
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Having established himself as one of the AHL’s premier forwards, Andrew Poturalski enjoyed some intriguing options as a free agent. European teams pursued the Williamsville native earlier in the summer, offering him hefty six-figure contracts. Still, Poturalski refused to let money cloud his judgment. If he grabbed the fattest deal and bolted overseas to the
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