By Dan Littman | The Associated Press NHL commissioner Gary Bettman talks about the NHL’s 2018 Winter Classic.
The game was played Feb. 8, 2019, in Buffalo, N.Y. The Penguins won the Stanley Cup.
The Panthers won the Atlantic Division.
The Red Wings won the Eastern Conference.
The NHL’s season-ending trade deadline is Tuesday.
The New York Rangers are one of three teams that have been dealt by the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Los Angeles Kings, along with the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues.
The Kings and Blackhawks have not been dealt to another team.
The Rangers are expected to receive center Alexei Emelin from the Penguins.
The Penguins have agreed to terms on a two-year deal with Emelin, according to a person familiar with the situation.
The trade would give the Rangers one of the league’s top defensemen.
The Predators have agreed in principle to a three-year, $18.9 million contract with defenseman Anthony Bitetto, the person said.
The deal will include $10 million in performance bonuses.
The Predators have been without a defenseman for more than two years.
The Sabres are expected a move to the East, as they begin the search for a new head coach.
Sabres general manager Tim Murray will be a candidate to lead the team.
Bob McKenzie reported the Sabres are not shopping defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen, who was expected to be the team’s first-round pick.
The Los Angeles Galaxy are expected at least one player to be traded during the trade deadline.
The Washington Capitals are expected, according the person, to receive forward Nicklas Backstrom.
The Colorado Avalanche are expected and would receive forward Tomas Hertl from the Pittsburgh Pirates, according a person with knowledge of the situation, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks are private.
The Columbus Blue Jackets and Montreal Canadiens have agreed on a contract extension for forward Ryan Murray, the NHL has announced.
The Philadelphia Flyers are expected of a trade to acquire defenseman Shea Weber from the Vancouver Canucks, according an NHL source.
The Detroit Red Wings have agreed terms on terms with defenseman Niklas Kronwall, the league has announced, a person confirmed.
The Nashville Predators are expected in the market for a defenseman, according one person with the knowledge of negotiations.
The Boston Bruins have agreed a two and a half-year contract with forward Paul Martin, the source said.
The Montreal Canadiens are expected the Chicago Wolves to receive defenseman Ryan Callahan, according two sources.
The Tampa Bay Lightning are expected deal defenseman Vladislav Namestnikov to the Detroit Red Wing for defenseman Jyrki Jokipakka, the third-year pro has agreed to a two year, $6.2 million deal, the second source confirmed.