Blues sign Jordan Kyrou to 8-year, $65 million extension
The St. Louis Blues have signed forward Jordan Kyrou to an eight-year contract extension worth $65 million, the organization's latest move to keep its top young players in the fold long term. General manager Doug Armstrong announced the deal Tuesday, two months to the day since the Blues extended forward Robert Thomas for the identical contract terms. Each player counts $8.125 million against the salary cap from the start of the deal in 2023 through 2031. Kyrou set career highs with 27 goals, 48 assists and 75 points in 74 games last season. Armstrong has reshaped the Blues since they won the Stanley Cup in 2019, the first championship in franchise history.wftv.com
Contenders re-sign key players at start of NHL free agency
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (David Zalubowski)Recent Stanley Cup winners spent the first day of NHL free agency re-signing key players to long-term contracts. The reigning champion Colorado Avalanche brought back big defender Josh Manson and signed versatile winger Artturi Lehkonen. Lehkonen scored the Cup-clinching goal in Game 6 against the Lightning and also scored to put Colorado into the final. Tampa Bay, which had won the past two NHL titles, signed Sergachev for $68 million, Cirelli for $50 million and Cernak for $41.6 million, all through 2031. The veteran left-shot defender won the Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh in 2016 and ’17 and played last year with the Carolina Hurricanes.wftv.com
Bozak caps rally with OT goal, Blues beat Avs 5-4 in Game 5
Tyler Bozak and the St. Louis Blues experienced just about every emotion imaginable over the course of a win-or-season-ends game in which they fell behind by three goals. Bozak scored 3:38 into overtime and the Blues fended off elimination in Game 5 of the Western Conference semifinals, overcoming a pair of deficits in a 5-4 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday night. Bozak, a fourth-line center, unleashed a shot from near the blueline that got past Darcy Kuemper, capping a remarkable comeback for St. Louis.news.yahoo.com
Husband of Woman Who Vanished During Mojave Desert Hike: 'I Just Want Her Back'
The husband of a 69-year-old woman who vanished during a desert hike is pleading for her safe return. Barbara Thomas, a grandmother from Bullhead City, Arizona, was wearing a bikini top and had no supplies or cellphone when her husband says they became separated in 90-degree heat in the Mojave Desert on July 12. In an interview with Inside Edition, Robert Thomas said he believes someone took Barbara when he lost sight of her during their hike. Barbara Thomas is 5 feet, 9 inches and 130 pounds, with blonde hair and green eyes. RELATED STORIESHow to Survive Getting Lost in the WoodsWoman Survives 6 Days in Arizona Desert After Car Crash Leaves Vehicle Trapped in TreeMan Survives in Desert For Days on Beer, Crackers and His Own Urine