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Capitals F Kuznetsov suspended 3 games

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WASHINGTON (AP) Washington Capitals forward Evgeny Kuznetsov has been suspended without pay for three regular-season games by the NHL for "inappropriate conduct," less than a month after he was banned from playing for Russia for four years because of a positive test for cocaine.

The NHL announced its punishment Saturday, saying it followed a meeting in New York on Monday with Commissioner Gary Bettman, Kuznetsov and union representatives. The league did not elaborate on its decision. Kuznetsov will not appeal.

"I have decided to accept the NHL's suspension today. I am once again sorry that I have disappointed my family, my teammates, and the Capitals organization and fans," he said in a statement issued by the Capitals.

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Wild sign D Spurgeon for 7 years, $53M

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild signed defenseman Jared Spurgeon to a $53.025 million, seven-year extension Saturday that will begin next season and go through the 2026-27 season.

The deal carries an annual value of $7.575 million.

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Maple Leafs sign Marner to six-year deal

TORONTO (AP) Restricted free-agent forward Mitch Marner has agreed to a six-year contract to remain with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Maple Leafs confirmed the deal Friday night. The contract has an average annual value of $10,893,000.

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Jets grant D Byfuglien leave of absence

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) Veteran defenseman Dustin Byfuglien has been granted a leave of absence by the Winnipeg Jets and there is no timetable for his return.

As expected, restricted free agent forwards Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor did not show up for the first day of training camp Friday as they seek new contracts, but Byfuglien came as a surprise.

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Stars F Perry sidelined with broken foot

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Dallas Stars forward Corey Perry has a broken foot that could sideline him for the opener with his new team.

Perry said on the opening day of training camp Friday that he tripped on a step earlier in the week and broke a small bone in his left foot. General manager Jim Nill said Perry wouldn't skate for two weeks, and the Oct. 3 season opener at home against Boston is less than three weeks away.

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Flyers sign D Provorov for 6-years, $40M

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Flyers have signed defenseman Ivan Provorov to a six-year, $40.5 million contract.

The deal on Friday with the 22-year-old restricted free agent from Russia has an average annual value of $6.75 million.

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Study shows Stan Mikita had CTE

CHICAGO (AP) A posthumous study of Stan Mikita's brain shows the hockey Hall of Famer suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy at the time of his death a year ago.

Dr. Ann McKee, the director of the BU CTE Center, announced the findings during the Concussion Legacy Foundation's Chicago Honors Dinner on Friday night at the request of Mikita's family.

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Blackhawks D de Haan out 2 to 3 weeks

CHICAGO (AP) Blackhawks defenseman Calvin de Haan has been ruled out for the start of training camp with his new team and he is expected to miss two to three weeks.

The 28-year-old de Haan is coming back from right shoulder surgery. He also is dealing with a groin strain.

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Oilers clear captain McDavid to practice

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid was cleared for practice and didn't require a non-contact jersey as the team hit the ice Friday for the first time in training camp.

"I feel good," McDavid said after playing on a line with Leon Draisaitl and Zack Kassian. "It was a complicated summer. Lots of stuff going on. Lots of different opinions. There was a time when (getting on the ice for camp) was definitely in doubt, but as of right now it's good."

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Couture takes over as Sharks' captain

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) The San Jose Sharks wasted little time in replacing Joe Pavelski as captain, giving the role to Logan Couture even before starting camp.

Figuring out who will wear the "C" on the jersey will be easier than making up for all Pavelski provided the Sharks both on and off the ice over his years in San Jose.

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