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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, shoots the puck during the second period of Game 2 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Carolina Hurricanes, Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) ** FILE **

Alex Ovechkin to visit China as NHL ambassador

- The Washington Times

Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin will visit Beijing the week of Aug. 4 to serve as an “international ambassador” for the NHL as it seeks to grow hockey in China, the league announced Thursday.

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NHL camps opening with list of unsigned free agents

- Associated Press

P.K. Subban doesn't want to give advice to all the unsigned young players around the NHL. He just vividly remembers his own experience as a restricted free agent.

Quiet nature of NHL labor talks breeds cautious optimism

- Associated Press

Representatives from the NHL and NHL Players' Association have met numerous times over the past eight months and not once in a secret underground bunker or a dark parking garage.

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2019, file photo, New Jersey Devils' Pavel Zacha, center, skates during an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. Devils general manager Ray Shero says he is still attempting to sign Zacha amid concerns the former first-round draft pick will play in the Kontinental Hockey League this season. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Devils GM doesn't care if Zacha considers signing with KHL

- Associated Press

New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero says he is still attempting to sign center Pavel Zacha amid concerns the former first-round draft pick will play in the Kontinental Hockey League this season.

Correction: Capitals-Ovechkin story

- Associated Press

In a story Sept. 6 about Alex Ovechkin, The Associated Press erroneously reported what season the Washington Capitals captain is entering. He is entering his 15th, not 14th, season.

FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton (19) looks on from the bench during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Washington Capitals in Washington. Thornton is coming back for another season at age 40, signing a one-year, $2 million contract with the  Sharks on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, after briefly contemplating retirement at the end of this past season. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)

Joe Thornton, 40, signs 1-year, $2 million deal with Sharks

- Associated Press

Joe Thornton is coming back for another season at age 40, signing a one-year, $2 million contract with the San Jose Sharks on Friday after briefly contemplating retirement at the end of last season.