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Devils sign F Wood for 4 years, $11M

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The New Jersey Devils have signed forward Miles Wood to a four-year, $11 million contract.

General manager Ray Shero announced the signing Saturday. Wood will earn $2.5 million annually in the first three years of the contract and $3.5 millon in 2021-22.

Wood, who scored a career-high 19 goals last season, will join the team for practice on Sunday. He also set new career highs with 76 games played, 13 assists, 32 points, 170 shots and three power play goals last season. His goal and shot totals placed him fourth on the squad.

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Hamilton coach Matsos collapses on bench

BARRIE, Ontario, (AP) Hamilton Bulldogs coach Dave Matsos was taken to the hospital after collapsing on the team's bench Saturday night in an Ontario Hockey League game against the Barrie Colts.

Matsos collapsed on the bench in the final seconds and was immediately attended to by on-site paramedics. He was alert and responsive when transported to a local hospital for what the league said were "precautionary measures."

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Avs C MacKinnon speeds toward success

DENVER (AP) Mention a topic, just about any topic, and sharp-shooting Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon takes his elusiveness to a whole new level.

Not appearing on the cover of the NHL's latest video game? "Don't care," he responds. The pressure of becoming one of league's top stars after a 97-point season? "Feels normal," the top pick in the 2013 draft quips. Taking another step in his evolution on the ice? "Hopefully a few," he offers.

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Hurricanes high on Necas, Svechnikov

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Hurricanes were working on their power play during practice when first-year coach Rod Brind'Amour pulled first-round draft pick Andrei Svechnikov aside for some quick one-on-one instruction.

"Andrei," the coach said, "be a shooter."

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Habs F Domi suspended rest of preseason

NEW YORK (AP) Montreal Canadiens forward Max Domi has been suspended for the remainder of the NHL preseason after punching Florida defenseman Aaron Ekblad during an exhibition game.

The NHL's Department of Player Safety made the announcement Thursday following an afternoon hearing with Domi.

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Sabres sign Reinhart for 2 years, $7.3M

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) If Sam Reinhart's objective was to carry over his point-a-game pace from the second half of last season, the Buffalo Sabres forward understood that it wasn't doing him much good sitting at home waiting for contract talks to be resolved.

"I don't know if worried's the right word," he said after practicing for the first time Thursday, a day after flying in from Vancouver, British Columbia, and signing a two-year, $7.3 million contract. "I think the best thing for the team and myself was to be here as soon as possible."

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Karlsson gets started with Sharks

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Erik Karlsson was handed a teal San Jose Sharks sweater and immediately proclaimed: "It fits."

Karlsson's first day with the Sharks went off without a hitch Wednesday. He paired up with Marc-Edouard Vlasic on defense in practice, took part in 3-on-3 drills with fellow Norris Trophy winner Brent Burns and began a new chapter in his career after nine seasons as the face of the Ottawa Senators.

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DeBrusk leads Bruins by Flames in China

Jake DeBrusk scored two goals, including the game-winner in the third period, to lead the Boston Bruins to a 3-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday in Beijing, China.

Boston swept the O.R.G. NHL China Games. The Bruins won the exhibition season opener 4-3 in a shootout on Saturday in Shenzhen, China.

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Sabres' Sheary may miss start of season

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Sabres forward Conor Sheary is in jeopardy of missing the start of the regular season with what the team calls an upper body injury.

Coach Phil Housley didn't go into much detail Tuesday, saying Sheary was injured while being checked during the first day of training camp on Friday. Sheary is listed week to week.

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Referee McCauley goes by his own book

Wes McCauley keeps his good calls close and his bad calls closer.

Any time the veteran NHL referee is feeling too good or gets down on himself, he breaks out a binder full of his missed calls and looks through it.

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