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Stars Acquire Jason Spezza

Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Ottawa Senators traded center Jason Spezza and top prospect Ludwig Karlsson to the Dallas Stars for forward Alex Chiasson and prospects Nicholas Paul, Alex Guptill, and a second-round draft pick in 2015, both teams confirmed on Tuesday.

Spezza requested a trade once the season was over for the Senators and finally got his wish. He will join his former teammate Ales Hemsky, who received $12 million over three years from the Stars earlier on Tuesday.

“I’m thrilled because we had great chemistry at the end of the year,” said Spezza of his relationship with Hemsky. “So it’s nice to hear. We got to know each other pretty well pretty quickly.”

Spezza is owed $7 million this season after signing a seven-year contract with the Senators.

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Stars Acquire Jason Spezza

Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Ottawa Senators traded center Jason Spezza and top prospect Ludwig Karlsson to the Dallas Stars for forward Alex Chiasson and prospects Nicholas Paul, Alex Guptill, and a second-round draft pick in 2015, both teams confirmed on Tuesday.

Spezza requested a trade once the season was over for the Senators and finally got his wish. He will join his former teammate Ales Hemsky, who received $12 million over three years from the Stars earlier on Tuesday.

“I’m thrilled because we had great chemistry at the end of the year,” said Spezza of his relationship with Hemsky. “So it’s nice to hear. We got to know each other pretty well pretty quickly.”

Spezza is owed $7 million this season after signing a seven-year contract with the Senators.

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Spurs’ Patty Mills to Miss 6 Months

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills will have shoulder surgery and miss six months of action, reports ESPN NBA insider Marc Stein.

Mills was one of the key players in San Antonio’s run to a title in June, but will not be able to come back until January.

The Sydney Morning Herald of Australia also reported that Mills pulled out of the World Cup in Spain scheduled to start on Aug. 30 through Sept. 14.

Mills averaged 10.2 points per game and 1.8 assists in 18.9 minutes while coming off the bench for Gregg Popovich. The explosive guard also scored 17 points in the Spurs’ clinching Game 5 against the Miami Heat.

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Spurs’ Patty Mills to Miss 6 Months

Christian Petersen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills will have shoulder surgery and miss six months of action, reports ESPN NBA insider Marc Stein.

Mills was one of the key players in San Antonio’s run to a title in June, but will not be able to come back until January.

The Sydney Morning Herald of Australia also reported that Mills pulled out of the World Cup in Spain scheduled to start on Aug. 30 through Sept. 14.

Mills averaged 10.2 points per game and 1.8 assists in 18.9 minutes while coming off the bench for Gregg Popovich. The explosive guard also scored 17 points in the Spurs’ clinching Game 5 against the Miami Heat.

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Kiko Alonso Suffers Torn ACL

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Buffalo Bills suffered a hit to their defense on Tuesday. Top linebacker Kiko Alonso is expected to miss the entire 2014 season with a torn ACL injury, reports ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.

“We have learned tonight that Kiko Alonso injured his knee while working out in Oregon,” Bills general manager Doug Whaley said in a statement on Tuesday. “We do not have the details at this point, but early indications are that it may be significant.”

Alonso was recovering from hip surgery this offseason.

Alonso won the Defensive Rookie of the Year last season and finished third in combined tackles.

The Bills begin training camp on July 18.

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Kiko Alonso Suffers Torn ACL

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Buffalo Bills suffered a hit to their defense on Tuesday. Top linebacker Kiko Alonso is expected to miss the entire 2014 season with a torn ACL injury, reports ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter.

“We have learned tonight that Kiko Alonso injured his knee while working out in Oregon,” Bills general manager Doug Whaley said in a statement on Tuesday. “We do not have the details at this point, but early indications are that it may be significant.”

Alonso was recovering from hip surgery this offseason.

Alonso won the Defensive Rookie of the Year last season and finished third in combined tackles.

The Bills begin training camp on July 18.

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Marcin Gortat Agrees to Five-Year Deal with Wizards

Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Marcin Gortat will be staying in Washington after he agreed to a new five-year deal worth $60 million with the Wizards on Tuesday.

“I’m proud to say Washington will be my home,” Gortat posted to his twitter account on Tuesday.

Gortat was one of the top targets to bring back for Washington and both sides met earlier in the week to discuss his future with the team.

The deal can’t officially be signed until July 10 when the league moratorium is lifted.

Gortat was huge for the Wizards off the bench this past season, averaging 13.2 points and 9.5 rebounds.

The Wizards made the playoffs for the first time since 2008. They’ll shift their attention now to re-signing forward Trevor Ariza.

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Marcin Gortat Agrees to Five-Year Deal with Wizards

Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Marcin Gortat will be staying in Washington after he agreed to a new five-year deal worth $60 million with the Wizards on Tuesday.

“I’m proud to say Washington will be my home,” Gortat posted to his twitter account on Tuesday.

Gortat was one of the top targets to bring back for Washington and both sides met earlier in the week to discuss his future with the team.

The deal can’t officially be signed until July 10 when the league moratorium is lifted.

Gortat was huge for the Wizards off the bench this past season, averaging 13.2 points and 9.5 rebounds.

The Wizards made the playoffs for the first time since 2008. They’ll shift their attention now to re-signing forward Trevor Ariza.

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Flyers Captain Claude Giroux Arrested in Ottawa

Jim McIsaac/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux was arrested after an altercation with a police officer on Tuesday night, reports the Ottawa Sun.

Giroux was arrested for repeatedly grabbing the buttocks of a male police officer, the Sun reports. Alcohol is believed to have been involved.

Giroux lives in Ottawa during the offseason and Ottawa Police have refused to say anything about the incident.

Giroux scored 28 goals and had 58 assists last season for Philadelphia. The Flyers rewarded Giroux with an eight-year extension last season.

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