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Avalanche sign F O'Reilly to 2-year deal

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DENVER (AP) The Colorado Avalanche have avoided arbitration with Ryan O'Reilly by signing the versatile forward to a two-year deal.

O'Reilly led the team with a career-high 28 goals last season and won the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, which is awarded to a player who best exemplifies gentlemanly conduct. He also had six game-winners as the Avalanche advanced to the playoffs for the first time since 2009-10 under first-year coach Patrick Roy.

The Avalanche made it an offseason priority to lock up the 23-year-old O'Reilly, but the two sides were far apart on numbers and appeared headed toward arbitration. Team executive Joe Sakic said Wednesday the team is now "looking at the upcoming training camp and season with a lot of excitement."

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Rangers, Kreider agree on 2-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) Chris Kreider and the New York Rangers agreed on a two-year deal shortly before going to arbitration.

For the second straight day, the Rangers averted arbitration with a restricted free-agent forward. The 23-year-old Kreider made a deal Wednesday morning with an average salary of $2.475 million moments before the scheduled hearing. He will receive $2.35 million next season and $2.6 million during 2015-16.

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Sarich recovering after cycling accident

DENVER (AP) Free-agent NHL defenseman Cory Sarich is recovering in a Calgary hospital after a cycling accident this week.

His agent, Tim Hodgson, released a statement Wednesday saying that Sarich was airlifted to the hospital after being hit by a motor vehicle in Invermere, British Columbia. The release said the extent of Sarich's injuries isn't known, but were not considered life-threatening. He remains in stable condition.

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Sabres sign D Benoit to 1-year contract

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Sabres signed free-agent defenseman Andre Benoit to a one-year contract Wednesday.

Benoit spent last season with the Colorado Avalanche, and had a career-best 28 points (seven goals, 21 assists) in 79 games. He previously spent parts of two seasons with the Ottawa Senators.

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Stars re-sign F Roussel for 4 years

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Versatile forward Antoine Roussel and the Dallas Stars have agreed to terms on a four-year contract.

Roussel played in 81 games last season, when he had 29 points (14 goals and 15 assists) and 209 penalty minutes, making him the only player in the NHL with more than 25 points and 150 penalty minutes. Roussel had three assists and 27 penalty minutes in the Stars' six-game playoff series against Anaheim.

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Wild F Vanek aiding federal probe in NY

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) Minnesota Wild left wing Thomas Vanek says he's cooperating with federal authorities conducting an investigation in Rochester.

Local media report that Vanek was at the federal courthouse in Rochester to speak with officials. He signed a free-agent contract with Minnesota this month.

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Ducks ink D Vatanen to 2-year contract

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) The Ducks have signed defenseman Sami Vatanen to a two-year contract coming off his rookie season.

He had six goals, 15 assists and 22 penalty minutes in 48 games last season, when he won a bronze medal playing for Finland in the Sochi Olympics.

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Rangers, Zuccarello agree on 1-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Rangers are avoiding salary arbitration with forward Mats Zuccarello, agreeing to terms with the restricted free agent on a one-year, $3.5 million contract.

The deal was announced Tuesday night, three days before the sides were scheduled to go to arbitration.

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Leafs sign F Booth to 1-year contract

TORONTO (AP) Veteran forward David Booth has signed a one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs after spending last season with Vancouver.

The 29-year-old winger had nine goals and 10 assists in 66 games with the Canucks.

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Kirilenko ends engagement to Ovechkin

MOSCOW (AP) Another sports power couple's engagement is off.

Two months after golfer Rory McIlroy broke off his engagement to Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko says she has called off her planned wedding to three-time NHL MVP Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals.

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