Sobotka not optimistic about returning to Blues

TORONTO (AP) Vladimir Sobotka says he is no longer optimistic about returning to the St. Louis Blues after two years in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League because of a contract holdup.

TORONTO (AP) Vladimir Sobotka says he is no longer optimistic about returning to the St. Louis Blues after two years in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League because of a contract holdup.

Senators agree to 4-year deal with Mike Hoffman

Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion was so pleased to get Mike Hoffman under contract that he hugged another member of the club’s management team.

Ottawa Senators general manager Pierre Dorion was so pleased to get Mike Hoffman under contract that he hugged another member of the club’s management team.

Maple Leafs’ overhaul continues with 1st pick in NHL draft

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Hiring coach Mike Babcock and general manager Lou Lamoriello last offseason was the Toronto Maple Leafs’ first major step in their high-priced bid to restore relevance to one the NHL’s most recognized franchises.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Hiring coach Mike Babcock and general manager Lou Lamoriello last offseason was the Toronto Maple Leafs’ first major step in their high-priced bid to restore relevance to one the NHL’s most recognized franchises.

Nashville Predators part-owner suing team and its chairman

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A part-owner of the Nashville Predators is suing the team and its chairman, saying they breached their fiduciary obligations and contractual commitments to him after he helped keep the franchise in Nashville.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A part-owner of the Nashville Predators is suing the team and its chairman, saying they breached their fiduciary obligations and contractual commitments to him after he helped keep the franchise in Nashville.