Hurricanes’ Williams retires as 3-time Stanley Cup champion

Hurricanes' Williams retires as 3-time Stanley Cup champion

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes forward Justin Williams is retiring after 19 NHL seasons and three Stanley Cup championships. Williams announced his retirement in a statement Thursday after spending his final three seasons in a second stint with Carolina, where he won the Cup for the first time in 2006. “Since I first broke … Read more

Steelers add T.J. Watt to injury report with knee issue

Steelers add T.J. Watt to injury report with knee issue

Receivers Diontae Johnson (toe) and JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) returned to full practices Thursday after missing Wednesday. That was the good news for the Steelers. The bad news was they added linebacker T.J. Watt to the report. Watt missed practice with a knee injury. He has missed only one game in his career, playing 50 of … Read more

Chicago Blackhawks parting with Cup-winning G Corey Crawford

Chicago Blackhawks parting with Cup-winning G Corey Crawford

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks will not re-sign goaltender Corey Crawford in free agency, parting with a key member of its Stanley Cup-winning core and potentially signaling a more extensive rebuild for one of the NHL’s marquee franchises. General manager Stan Bowman said he had a ”bit of an emotional” conversation with Crawford on … Read more