The world might just be realizing it, but Anze Kopitar has always played a man's hockey game on both ends of the ice, Scott Burnside writes.
The Atlanta Thrashers signed Nik Antropov to a four-year, $16-million contract Thursday.
Anze Kopitar has signed a seven-year extension with the Los Angeles Kings, putting the 21-year-old center under contract through the 2015-16 season.
Colten Teubert, the 13th pick in this year's draft, agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday.
The Boston Bruins have bought out the final year of veteran right-winger Glen Murray's contract.
News in brief from around the NHL.
Thursday NHL roundup.
Eric Staal scored with 2:16 left in overtime, beating Roman Cechmanek in front of the net to lift the Hurricanes to a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings Saturday night.