|Aug. 27 7:20 AM PT8:20 AM MT9:20 AM CT10:20 AM ET14:20 GMT10:20 PM 北京时间7:20 AM MST9:20 AM EST18:20 UAE10:20 ET - The Royal Mounted Police say Richards was charged Tuesday with possession of a controlled substance. He will have to appear in court Sept. 10.
Analysis: Richards is currently a free agent after the Los Angeles Kings terminated his contract June 29. The NHL Players' Association has filed a grievance on his behalf, but a hearing date hasn't been scheduled.
|June 29 11:32 AM PT12:32 PM MT1:32 PM CT2:32 PM ET18:32 GMT2:32 AM 北京时间11:32 AM MST1:32 PM EST22:32 UAE14:32 ET - The NHL Players' Association has filed a grievance on behalf of Richards, contesting the termination of his contract by the Los Angeles Kings.
Analysis: The Kings terminated the final five years of Richards' contract on June 29, saying the two-time Stanley Cup champion committed ''a material breach'' of his deal.
|June 28 9:30 AM PT10:30 AM MT11:30 AM CT12:30 PM ET16:30 GMT12:30 AM 北京时间9:30 AM MST11:30 AM EST20:30 UAE12:30 ET - A person familiar with the decision has told The Associated Press that the Los Angeles Kings placed veteran forward Mike Richards on unconditional waivers for the purpose of buying out the remainder of his contract. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity on Sunday because the Kings have not announced the decision.
Analysis: It's a pricey move for the Kings, because Richards has five years left on a $69 million, 12-year contract that carries a $5.75 million annual salary cap hit. Richards' future in Los Angeles was already in question after the Kings demoted the 10-year NHL veteran to Manchester, their American Hockey League affiliate, in January.