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FILE - In this July 9, 2012, file photo, Minnesota Wild NHL hockey players Ryan Suter, left, and Zach Parise are introduced during a news conference in St. Paul, Minn. After signing with Minnesota together, Zach Parise and Ryan Suter are being bought out together. The Wild announced Tuesday, July 13, 2021, that the team is buying out the final four years of each player's contract, a stunning move early in the NHL offseason.

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FILE - In this April 30, 2021, file photo, Colorado Avalanche left wing Gabriel Landeskog (92) skates past goaltender Philipp Grubauer during the first period of the team's NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks in Denver. Avalanche general manager Joe Sakic still is not sure the team will be able to bring back Landeskog and Grubauer.“I don’t know,” Sakic said. “We’re hopeful we can come to terms, as well, and have them signed and to be part of us.”

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FILE - Toronto Maple Leafs' Zach Hyman (11) plays during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Anaheim Ducks in Anaheim, Calif., in this Friday, March 6, 2020, file photo. The Edmonton Oilers are shoring up their secondary scoring by agreeing to sign forward Zach Hyman to a seven-year, $38.5 million contract a person with direct knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the signing…

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FILE - Cleveland Browns defensive linemen Myles Garrett smiles during an NFL football practice at the team's training facility in Berea, Ohio, in this Thursday, June 17, 2021, file photo. For Browns defensive star Myles Garrett, there was never a choice on whether to get the COVID-19 vaccine. “I got sick,” the All-Pro end said Wednesday, July 28, 2021, as Cleveland opened training camp. “I didn’t want to get sick again. So it was kind of point-blank apparent for me.” ”