Senators reward coach with contract extension
Kanata, Ontario The Ottawa Senators have rewarded coach Jacques Martin with a two-year contract extension that keeps him with the team through the 2002-03 season.
It's believed the deal is worth about $1.2 million a year. Martin's current contract was to expire at the end of this season.
Martin is in his fifth full season with the Senators. He has a 163-146-61 record, including 4-0-1 this season.
Last season, Martin led the Senators to a 95-point season.
Kings sign Stumpel to three-year contract
El Segundo, Calif. Holdout center Jozef Stumpel signed a three-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday believed to be worth over $7.5 million.
Stumpel, a 28-year-old restricted free agent, had 17 goals and a team-leading 41 assists in 57 games for the Kings last season.
"I'm very happy to be joining my teammates and being back in the lineup," Stumpel said before leaving for St. Louis, where the Kings face the Blues on Thursday night.
Rangers' Richter may return Sunday
Chicago New York goalie Mike Richter is expected to return Sunday night, following knee surgery that has kept him out of the Rangers' first five games.
Richter, who had surgery on his right knee in April to replace the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, will start against Tampa Bay at Madison Square Garden.
The 34-year-old veteran of 12 NHL seasons was injured in the skills competition of February's All-Star weekend in Toronto.