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The anticipated departures of the Columbus Blue Jackets three stars and the Montreal Canadiens signing Carolina's Sebastien Aho to an offer sheet highlighted the first day of the NHL's free agent signing period
Randy Edsall, who's in year three of his second stint as head coach, plans to go deep into his roster, starting with Thursday's regular-season opener against Wagner at Rentschler Field in East Hartford (7 p.m.).
UConn offensive coordinator Frank Giufre is still adjusting to his new coaching position. His previous experience — 11 seasons in college, six in the professional ranks — is primarily working with the offensive line.
Nneka Ogwumike had 16 points, eight rebounds and four steals as the Los Angeles Sparks used a late third-quarter run to beat the Connecticut Sun on Sunday, 84-72, to clinch the regular-season series before 17,076 at Staples Center.