Signed The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed general manager Ray Shero to a five-year contract extension on Monday which runs through the 2015-16 NHL season. Shero’s current five-year contract, signed at the start of the 2006-07 season, would have expired at the end of this season.
Extended Goalie Steve Mason has signed a two-year extension with the Columbus Blue Jackets, keeping the goalie under contract for the next three years. The Calder Trophy winner as the NHL’s rookie of the year two seasons ago, Mason slumped last season as the Blue Jackets failed to return to the playoffs.
Out Rangers captain Chris Drury is out for four weeks because of a broken left index finger. The 34-year-old center was injured while blocking a shot during a scrimmage. Drury will likely be sidelined the entire preseason and at least the NHL regular-season opener at Buffalo on Oct. 9.
Pleaded Atlanta Thrashers prospect Patrice Cormier has pleaded not guilty to an assault charge stemming from an elbow thrown during a Quebec junior hockey league game last season. Cormier dropped Quebec Remparts defenseman Mikael Tam with a blow to the head. He was charged with assault causing injury.
Expected Toronto Raptors rookie forward Ed Davis is expected to be sidelined up to six weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his right knee. He hurt his knee in a pickup game last Wednesday.
Fined Forward Thierry Henry has been fined $2,000 by Major League Soccer for a celebratory kick last week that injured Dallas goalkeeper Kevin Hartman. Henry kicked the ball toward the net and it struck Hartman on the right knee, injuring his medial collateral ligament,
Dead Thoroughbred Jack Kelly, a racing chartcaller for more than 25 years, has died after a long illness. He was 61. Kelly died at a New York hospital, The Jockey Club said.