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In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, Ottawa Senators' Erik Karlsson (65) moves the puck against the Carolina Hurricanes during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C. The San Jose Sharks have acquired two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman Erik Karlsson from the Senators, the teams announced Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker) **FILE**

Sharks acquire Erik Karlsson from Senators

- Associated Press

The San Jose Sharks acquired two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman Erik Karlsson from the Ottawa Senators on Thursday, making a blockbuster addition to the roster after missing out on high-scoring center John Tavares in free agency.

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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2018, file photo, Buffalo Sabres'  Jack Eichel, center, celebrates his game-winning goal during overtime of an NHL hockey game against the Calgary Flames, in Calgary. Eichel was in such an upbeat mood upon reporting for the start of training camp Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, the Sabres star center managed to engage in some humorous banter with reporters. (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

Offseason cleansing puts Sabres, Eichel in upbeat mood

- Associated Press

Jack Eichel was in such an upbeat mood upon reporting for the start of training camp Thursday, the Buffalo Sabres star center felt comfortable enough to engage in some humorous banter with reporters.

FILE - In this March 9, 2017, file photo, Ottawa Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson (65) celebrates after scoring a goal against the Arizona Coyotes during the third period during an NHL hockey game in Glendale, Ariz. The San Jose Sharks have acquired two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman Erik Karlsson from the Senators, the teams announced Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. ( AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Sharks acquire Erik Karlsson from Senators

- Associated Press

General manager Doug Wilson began the offseason by making a run to add John Tavares to the San Jose Sharks. When that move failed and Tavares signed with Toronto, Wilson stood pat instead of rushing into a lesser move.

FILE - In this March 28, 2018, file photo, Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo watches the puck as a shot goes by the net during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, in Toronto. Luongo has made his money, knows he's headed to the Hockey Hall of Fame one day, ranks among the sport's all-time leaders in virtually every goaltending category. Yet at 39, he's still chasing the thing he wants most _ the Stanley Cup. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP, File)

'Such a pro': At 39, Roberto Luongo still chasing the Cup

- Associated Press

Roberto Luongo has an arena named after him. He has made roughly $100 million in career earnings, knows he is headed to the Hockey Hall of Fame one day, ranks among the sport's all-time leaders in virtually every goaltending category. And in a true testament to Luongo's popularity, the Twitter account of his alter ego even has close to a million followers.

Bettman tells AP: NHL in mediation on concussion lawsuit

- Associated Press

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman downplayed the significance of entering mediation with former players in a bid to settle a concussion lawsuit, saying Tuesday the league is simply following a judge's order.

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2018, file photo, Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman gestures during a news conference before an NHL hockey game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, in Tampa, Fla. A person with knowledge of the move says Steve Yzerman is stepping down as general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning and will be replaced immediately by assistant Julien BriseBois. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, because the team had not announced Yzerman's decision. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

Yzerman steps down as Lightning GM, BriseBois takes over

- Associated Press

Steve Yzerman stepped down as general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning after building them into a perennial contender, handing the reins to longtime assistant Julien BriseBois just two days before training camp.