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NOVI, Mich. — No criminal charges will be filed in the fireworks-related death of Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks at a Detroit-area home during a July 4 celebration, the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office said Wednesday. The death has officially been ruled accidental, and the case is now closed, the office said. The accident occurred
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PITTSBURGH — Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle rescued the Pittsburgh Penguins out of bankruptcy more than 20 years ago, a decision that helped turn the team into one of the NHL’s marquee franchises. With the Penguins’ spot in Pittsburgh secure for years to come and with five Stanley Cup banners hanging from the rafters at
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The Montreal Canadiens made sweeping changes to their front office on Sunday, firing general manager and executive vice president Marc Bergevin and assistant general manager Trevor Timmins, as well as senior vice president of public affairs and communications Paul Wilson. Former New York Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton has been hired to serve as executive
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MONTREAL — Scott Mellanby has resigned as the assistant general manager of the Montreal Canadiens. The club made the announcement in a release Saturday night without providing additional details. The team thanked Mellanby, while also indicating it would not comment further. Mellanby joined the Canadiens as director of player personnel in 2012. He was promoted
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The NHL announced Saturday that the New York Islanders have had their schedule postponed through at least the end of November because of a COVID-19 outbreak in the club. The Islanders have dealt with an increasingly depleted lineup for several games, and forward Casey Cizikas entered COVID protocols Saturday. That meant New York could potentially
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