Los Angeles Times

Rangers trade for Blackhawks winger Kane

- Wire reports

The New York Rangers acquired Patrick Kane ina trade with the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday, reuniting the star winger with former teammate Artemi Panarin and stamping themselves as Stanley Cup contenders in the loaded Eastern Conference.

New York was believed to be out of the running for Kane after acquiring Vladimir Tarasenko from St. Louis on Feb. 9. Kane, 34, also had been noncommitt­al when asked about leaving his only NHL home.

But Kane loved playing with Panarin for two seasons at the beginning of the Russian winger’s NHL career. The Rangers sent a conditiona­l 2023 second-round pick, a 2025 fourth-rounder and minor leaguer Andy Welinski to the rebuilding Blackhawks and received 24-year-old Cooper Zech.

The Ducks acquired a 2024 third-round draft pick from San Jose for defenseman Henry Thrun . ... Carolina got winger Jesse Puljujarvi from Edmonton, which added defenseman Mattias Ekholm from Nashville for defenseman Tyson Barrie, forward prospect Reid Schaefer, a first-round pick this year and a fourthroun­der in 2024 . ... Toronto acquired big defenseman

Luke Schenn from Vancouver, sent defenseman Rasmus Sandin to Washington for a first-round pick and veteran Erik Gustafsson, and traded forward Pierre Engvall to the New York Islanders . ... Minnesota acquired Washington forward

Marcus Johansson and injured winger Gustav Nyquist from Columbus . ... Washington re-signed defenseman Nick Jensen toa $12.15-million, three-year extension. pursue his goal of returning to football after going into cardiac arrest and having to be resuscitat­ed on the field in January. Also, the Bills said defensive coordinato­r

Leslie Frazier is taking a year off from coaching but plans to return in 2024 . ... Atlanta released quarterbac­k

Marcus Mariota in a move that was expected after the veteran was benched late in the season . ... The New York Giants told wide receiver

Kenny Golladay he will be released . ... Carolina will meet with free-agent quarterbac­k Derek Carr this week at the combine, the Associated Press reported . ... . ... San Francisco quarterbac­k Brock Purdy’s delayed surgery could happen next week if the swelling in his injured elbow has been reduced . ... Washington owner Dan Snyder’s future is on the agenda for discussion at upcoming committee meetings. Also, the Commanders put the franchise tag on defensive tackle

Daron Payne . ... Seattle center Austin Blythe retired after seven seasons with four teams . ... Former Eagle and CBS announcer Irv Cross had been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalop­athy (CTE) when he died Feb. 28, 2021, at 81.

Giannis Antetokoun­mpo had 33 points and 15 rebounds, and Milwaukee beat host Brooklyn 118-104 for its 15th straight victory . ... San Antonio beat host Utah 102-94 to end a 16-game skid. ... Visiting Washington spoiled Quin Snyder’s Atlanta coaching debut, winning 119-116 . ... New Orleans guard Jose Alvarado (leg) will be out at least three weeks, and forward Larry Nance Jr. (ankle) will miss two weeks because of injuries.

Jessie Diggins became the first American to win world championsh­ip gold in an individual cross country ski race, finishing 14 seconds in front of Sweden’s Frida Karlsson in Planica, Slovenia. The 31-year-old Diggins outlasted the competitio­n in the 10-kilometer race, crossing the line in 23 minutes 40.8 seconds to become the first racer outside of Europe to win gold at a world championsh­ips in the sport since 2017.

The rematch between undisputed women’s boxing champions Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano won’t take place May 20 because of an injury to Serrano.

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