Russia turns to recruiting prisoners as it struggles to replenish troops

Russia turns to recruiting prisoners as it struggles to replenish troops

Russian soldiers walk through the debris of the Metallurgical Combine Azovstal, in Mariupol, Ukraine, on June 13.The Associated Press The prisoners at the penal colony in St. Petersburg were expecting a visit by officials, thinking it would be some sort of inspection. Instead, men in uniform arrived and offered them amnesty – if they agreed … Read more

UN’s deal to get Ukrainian grain to starving nations obstructed by business contracts

UN’s deal to get Ukrainian grain to starving nations obstructed by business contracts

The Sierra Leone-flagged cargo ship Razoni, carrying Ukrainian grain, in the Black Sea off Kilyos, near Turkey, on Aug. 3.MEHMET CALISKAN/Reuters Few cargo ships have received a bigger send-off than the Razoni, a Sierra Leone-flagged vessel that set sail from the Ukrainian port of Odesa last week loaded with 26,527 tons of corn. The Razoni’s … Read more

Edmonton Oilers sign Tyler Benson to one-year, two-way contract with $750,000 AAV

Edmonton Oilers sign Tyler Benson to one-year, two-way contract with 0,000 AAV

This morning, the Edmonton Oilers announced via their social media channels that the team has re-signed Tyler Benson to a one-year, two-way contract that carries a $750,000 AAV. Tyler Benson signed a one-year, two-way deal.He gets $750K in NHL.He has $275K salary in AHL with guarantee to get $350K. #Oilers #Condors —Jason Gregor (@JasonGregor) August … Read more

Huberdeau signs eight-year, $84 million contract extension with Flames

Huberdeau signs eight-year,  million contract extension with Flames

Jonathan Huberdeau signed an eight-year, $84 million contract extension with the Calgary Flames on Thursday. It has an average annual value of $10.5 million and begins with the 2023-24 season. The 29-year-old left wing was traded from the Florida Panthers on July 22 with defenseman MacKenzie Weegarforward prospect Cole Schwindt and a conditional first-round pick … Read more

Predators Sign Nino Niederreiter to Two-Year, $8 Million Contract

Predators Sign Nino Niederreiter to Two-Year,  Million Contract

Nashville, Tenn. (July 21, 2022) – Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced today that the team has signed forward Nino Niederreiter to a two-year, $8 million contract. Niederreiter, 29 (9/08/92), posted 44 points (24g-20a) in 75 games for the Carolina Hurricanes in 2021-22, his 12th professional season. Niederreiter finished the year … Read more

NASA, Roscosmos decide on spaceflight seat-sharing

NASA, Roscosmos decide on spaceflight seat-sharing

(MENAFN) The US and Russia have signed a contract to fly each other’s spacefarers to the International Space Station (ISS). The breakthrough was following months of strains and doubt over mutual space activities because of the current war in Ukraine. Russia’s space agency Roscosmos and its American fellow, NASA, stated on Friday that they have … Read more

Penguins Agree to Terms with Evgeni Malkin to a Four-Year Extension

Penguins Agree to Terms with Evgeni Malkin to a Four-Year Extension

The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms with forward Evgeny Malkin on a four-year, $24.4 million contract extension, it was announced today by general manager Ron Hextall. The deal begins in the 2022-23 season and runs through the 2025-26 campaign and carries an average annual value of $6.1 million. “Evgeni is a generational talent who … Read more

Flyers to buy out final year of Oskar Lindblom’s contract

Flyers to buy out final year of Oskar Lindblom’s contract

The Philadelphia Flyers announced today they have placed forward Oskar Lindblom on waivers for the purposes of a buyout of the final year of his contract, which has an average annual value (AAV) of $3M, according to President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Chuck Fletcher. “This was a very difficult decision to make and … Read more

Gaudreau, Flames ‘focused on trying to get a deal,’ GM says

Gaudreau, Flames ‘focused on trying to get a deal,’ GM says

MONTREAL — The Calgary Flames remain optimistic they can keep Johnny Gaudreau from hitting the market as an unrestricted free agent Wednesday, general manager Brad Treliving said Friday. “Deadlines push decisions,” Treliving said after the 2022 Upper Deck NHL Draft ended at Bell Centre. “We’re creeping up on one. But I genuinely think that everybody’s … Read more

Penguins Agree to Terms with Kris Letang on a Six-Year Contract Extension

Penguins Agree to Terms with Kris Letang on a Six-Year Contract Extension

The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms with defenseman Kris Letang on a six-year, $36.6 million contract extension, it was announced today by general manager Ron Hextall. The contract begins in the 2022-23 season and runs through the 2027-28 campaign and carries an average annual value of $6.1 million. “Kris epitomizes what it means to … Read more