National Hockey League roundup

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[May 03, 2017]  May 2 (The Sports Xchange) - Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby will miss Wednesday's Game 4 of the team's second-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals due to a concussion, coach Mike Sullivan told reporters on Tuesday.

 

 

Crosby was cross-checked in the head by Washington defenseman Matt Niskanen in the first period of the Capitals' 3-2 victory in Game 3. Crosby missed the rest of Monday's contest and was re-evaluated on Tuesday.

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The Toronto Maple Leafs signed defenseman Nikita Zaitsev to a seven-year, $31.5 million extension. The deal runs through the 2023-24 season, according to the Maple Leafs.

Zaitsev, 25, scored 36 points (four goals, 32 assists) as a rookie this season.

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The Chicago Blackhawks announced they have signed forward David Kampf to a two-year entry-level contract through the 2018-19 season.

The deal is worth $925,000 per year, according to CapFriendly.com.

Kampf, a 22-year-old native of the Czech Republic, totaled career highs in goals (15), assists (16) and points (31) last season with Pirati Chomutov of the Czech Extraliga, the country's highest-level hockey league.

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