|Feb. 24 2:56 PM PT3:56 PM MT4:56 PM CT5:56 PM ET22:56 GMT6:56 AM 北京时间3:56 PM MST5:56 PM EST2:56 UAE (+1)17:56 ET - Richards will not be prosecuted on a charge of possession of a controlled substance in Manitoba.
Analysis: Richards was arrested June 17 at the Canadian border between North Dakota and Manitoba and was found to be in possession of a controlled substance. After the Los Angeles Kings terminated his contract last summer following the arrest, Richards resumed his playing career with the Capitals in January.
|Feb. 23 9:56 AM PT10:56 AM MT11:56 AM CT12:56 PM ET17:56 GMT1:56 AM 北京时间10:56 AM MST12:56 PM EST21:56 UAE12:56 ET - Richards scored a disputed game-winning goal, his first in more than a year, and the Washington Capitals held on for a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Monday.
Analysis: As Louis Domingue pressed his glove to the ice to try and cover the puck, Washington's Tom Wilson dove and poked it away. Richards rifled it in from just outside the crease. Domingue was incensed, slamming his stick on the crossbar as a scrum broke out against the boards. Coyotes coach Dave Tippett challenged the goal, but it stood.
|Feb. 19 9:07 AM PT10:07 AM MT11:07 AM CT12:07 PM ET17:07 GMT1:07 AM 北京时间10:07 AM MST12:07 PM EST21:07 UAE12:07 ET - Richards has no points in 13 games since joining the Capitals as a free agent last month.
Analysis: He obviously has no fantasy value.
|Jan. 27 6:03 AM PT7:03 AM MT8:03 AM CT9:03 AM ET14:03 GMT10:03 PM 北京时间7:03 AM MST9:03 AM EST18:03 UAE9:03 ET - Richards' lawyer says the Washington Capitals center will not appear in Manitoba Court on Thursday, as his trial on the charge of possession of a controlled substance has been adjourned to Feb. 25.
Analysis: Toronto-based lawyer David M. Humphrey said in an email to The Associated Press that government officials asked to push back Richards' court date because it is awaiting the results of an investigation that was requested by the defense. Richards was arrested when Canada Border Services Agency at the North Dakota-Canadian border caught him with a controlled substance crossing into Emerson, Manitoba, on June 17.
|Jan. 16 3:58 PM PT4:58 PM MT5:58 PM CT6:58 PM ET23:58 GMT7:58 AM 北京时间4:58 PM MST6:58 PM EST3:58 UAE (+1)18:58 ET - Richards made his first appearance with the Washington Capitals on Saturday night and played in his first game since the Los Angeles Kings bought out his contract last summer following an arrest.
Analysis: Richards was charged with possession of a controlled substance after he was stopped at the Manitoba border in June. He signed with Washington on Jan. 6 and was in the lineup for the first time Saturday against the Buffalo Sabres.
|Jan. 6 1:49 PM PT2:49 PM MT3:49 PM CT4:49 PM ET21:49 GMT5:49 AM 北京时间2:49 PM MST4:49 PM EST1:49 UAE (+1)16:49 ET - The Washington Capitals agreed to terms on a $1 million, one-year deal with Richards on Wednesday.
Analysis: Richards was charged with possession of a controlled substance at the Canadian border this summer, but the team said he was cleared to resume his NHL career immediately.
|Oct. 9 1:35 PM PT2:35 PM MT3:35 PM CT4:35 PM ET20:35 GMT4:35 AM 北京时间1:35 PM MST3:35 PM EST0:35 UAE (+1)16:35 ET - Richards and the Los Angeles Kings have settled their dispute over the termination of Richards' contract after his arrest in June. The NHL Players' Association announced the settlement Friday, making Richards an unrestricted free agent.
Analysis: Richards was charged with possession of a controlled substance in Manitoba after he was stopped by Canadian border authorities. The Kings terminated his contract later in the summer, and the NHLPA filed a grievance on his behalf. Richards had five years and $22 million remaining on a lavish 12-year, $69 million deal signed with Philadelphia. The two-time Stanley Cup champion's offensive production declined sharply the past few years.
|Sep. 10 12:56 PM PT1:56 PM MT2:56 PM CT3:56 PM ET19:56 GMT3:56 AM 北京时间12:56 PM MST2:56 PM EST23:56 UAE15:56 ET - The case involving NHL player Mike Richards, who is charged with possession of a controlled substance, has been put off until Dec. 8. He did not appear in provincial court Thursday and was represented by his lawyer. Police in Manitoba charged Richards last month.
Analysis: Richards, of Kenora, Ontario, was arrested and released June 17 after Emerson police were notified that a controlled substance had been intercepted by Canadian border authorities.
|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.