Penguins deal for Maple Leafs' star Phil Kessel

...Anaheim.Hackett has played in 26 NHL games with Minnesota and Buffalo, winning four times.He played for Buffalo and its AHL affiliate in Rochester last season. PREDATORS: Forward Mike Ribeiro signed a two-year, $7 million contract.The 35-year-old...

Martin St. Louis retiring from NHL after 16 seasons

...Washington Capitals in a deal that sends Troy Brouwer to the St. Louis Blues.As part of Thursday's swap of right wings, Washington also will trade AHL goalie Pheonix Copley and a third-round pick in next year's NHL Draft to St. Louis.

NHL on verge of changing overtime period to 3-on-3

...three-on-three play, but the change is expected to reduce the number of shootouts.The players' union apparently was opposed to the AHL format, which begins with four minutes of four-on-four hockey and three minutes of three-on-three.The NHL began playing...

Flyers, Thrashers swap AHL players

...Thrashers for center Jarrod Skalde, who will be assigned to the AHL Philadelphia Phantoms. Skalde, 31, recorded 15 goals and 37...points and 71 penalty minutes in 64 games for the Thrashers' AHL affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, this season. He was tied for...

AHL suspends three Philadelphia players for game-ending brawl

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- Three members of the Philadelphia Phantoms were suspended by the AHL on Tuesday for their roles in a game-ending brawl against the Binghamton Senators over the weekend that forced officials to end...

Thrashers recall goalie from AHL

TORONTO -- The Atlanta Thrashers have recalled goaltender Milan Hnilicka from Chicago of the AHL. No. 1 goalie Byron Dafoe is day-to-day with a strained groin. The Thrashers play Toronto on Monday. Hnilicka, who began...

Thrashers recall Nurminen from AHL

...goalies for 48 hours because Damian Rhodes is day-to-day with a groin injury, recalled Pasi Nurminen from Chicago of the AHL on Friday. Nurminen, 26, is 5-8-1 with two shutouts and a 3.08 goals-against average this season for Chicago. He's...

Thrashers reassign Blatny to AHL

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Thrashers reassigned Zdenek Blatny to Chicago of the AHL on Monday, a day after he was called for the first time this season. Blatny was scoreless in a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia...

Captain earns promotion to AHL

...Augusta Lynx have lost captain Brad Ralph to the American Hockey League. The NHL's Phoenix Coyotes promoted Ralph to their AHL affiliate in Springfield, Mass., and the timing couldn't be worse for the Lynx. With 10 games left in the regular season...

Canucks recall Baumgartner and King from AHL

...VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The Canucks recalled defenseman Nolan Baumgartner and right wing Jason King from Manitoba of the AHL on Monday. The moves were made after Vancouver defenseman Bryan Allen injured his shoulder, and forward Brad May hurt his knee...