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.
Veteran center Vinny Prospal announced his retirement Tuesday after 16 NHL seasons.
Goaltender Martin Biron announced his retirement Sunday after playing parts of 16 NHL seasons.
The Islanders signed team captain Doug Weight to a one-year contract.
The Canadiens have signed free agent Paul Mara to a one-year contract, adding size and experience to their group of defensemen.
The Atlanta Thrashers signed Nik Antropov to a four-year, $16-million contract Thursday.
The Wild traded defenseman Erik Reitz to the Rangers for left winger Dan Fritsche.