|Oct. 9 1:35 PM PT2:35 PM MT3:35 PM CT4:35 PM ET20:35 GMT4:35 AM 北京时间1:35 PM MST3:35 PM EST0:35 UAE (+1)16:35 ET - Richards and the Los Angeles Kings have settled their dispute over the termination of Richards' contract after his arrest in June. The NHL Players' Association announced the settlement Friday, making Richards an unrestricted free agent.
Analysis: Richards was charged with possession of a controlled substance in Manitoba after he was stopped by Canadian border authorities. The Kings terminated his contract later in the summer, and the NHLPA filed a grievance on his behalf. Richards had five years and $22 million remaining on a lavish 12-year, $69 million deal signed with Philadelphia. The two-time Stanley Cup champion's offensive production declined sharply the past few years.
|Sep. 10 12:56 PM PT1:56 PM MT2:56 PM CT3:56 PM ET19:56 GMT3:56 AM 北京时间12:56 PM MST2:56 PM EST23:56 UAE15:56 ET - The case involving NHL player Mike Richards, who is charged with possession of a controlled substance, has been put off until Dec. 8. He did not appear in provincial court Thursday and was represented by his lawyer. Police in Manitoba charged Richards last month.
Analysis: Richards, of Kenora, Ontario, was arrested and released June 17 after Emerson police were notified that a controlled substance had been intercepted by Canadian border authorities.
|Aug. 27 7:20 AM PT8:20 AM MT9:20 AM CT10:20 AM ET14:20 GMT10:20 PM 北京时间7:20 AM MST9:20 AM EST18:20 UAE10:20 ET - The Royal Mounted Police say Richards was charged Tuesday with possession of a controlled substance. He will have to appear in court Sept. 10.
Analysis: Richards is currently a free agent after the Los Angeles Kings terminated his contract June 29. The NHL Players' Association has filed a grievance on his behalf, but a hearing date hasn't been scheduled.
|June 29 11:32 AM PT12:32 PM MT1:32 PM CT2:32 PM ET18:32 GMT2:32 AM 北京时间11:32 AM MST1:32 PM EST22:32 UAE14:32 ET - The NHL Players' Association has filed a grievance on behalf of Richards, contesting the termination of his contract by the Los Angeles Kings.
Analysis: The Kings terminated the final five years of Richards' contract on June 29, saying the two-time Stanley Cup champion committed ''a material breach'' of his deal.
|June 28 9:30 AM PT10:30 AM MT11:30 AM CT12:30 PM ET16:30 GMT12:30 AM 北京时间9:30 AM MST11:30 AM EST20:30 UAE12:30 ET - A person familiar with the decision has told The Associated Press that the Los Angeles Kings placed veteran forward Mike Richards on unconditional waivers for the purpose of buying out the remainder of his contract. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity on Sunday because the Kings have not announced the decision.
Analysis: It's a pricey move for the Kings, because Richards has five years left on a $69 million, 12-year contract that carries a $5.75 million annual salary cap hit. Richards' future in Los Angeles was already in question after the Kings demoted the 10-year NHL veteran to Manchester, their American Hockey League affiliate, in January.