The Phoenix Coyotes have had Martin Erat in their sights for a few years. Because he played for the Nashville Predators, a team they were always competing with, the Coyotes were never able to pull off a deal to bring him to the desert.
The Washington Capitals have acquired forward Dustin Penner from the Anaheim Ducks for a fourth-round pick in this year's draft.
The Toronto Maple Leafs acquired veteran defenseman Tim Gleason from the Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday in exchange for defenseman John-Michael Liles.
The Phoenix Coyotes have hired former Vancouver Canucks assistant coach Newell Brown to serve on Dave Tippett's staff.
Sean Allen looks ahead to the week of Dec. 26 and analyzes how teams have responded to in-season coaching changes.
John Erskine scored the tiebreaking goal with 6:49 remaining to help the Washington Capitals beat the Atlanta Thrashers 6-4 on Sunday for their sixth-straight home victory.
The NHL has promoted John Collins to chief operating officer.
The Boston Bruins re-signed goaltender John Grahame and defensemen Nick Boynton and Sean Brown on Tuesday.