NHL News: Player News and Updates for 7/13/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Off-Season Schedule and More
July 13, 2014
We’re almost through another NHL off-season weekend, and the free agency news continues to trickle in. We’ve got another handful of tidbits for you this morning, so let’s take our daily look around the league and see who’s making news out there right now. Here’s the latest.
Rich Peverley, C, Dallas Stars: It’s been a while since we’ve checked in on Peverley, so let’s see how his recovery is coming. We’ve got a bit of new information on him that came out late last week, and the word seems pretty positive.
Everyone remembers the scary scene when Peverley collapsed on the bench March 10 against the Blue Jackets. The issue was described as a “cardiac event,” which is a phrase that made it sound like he wasn’t likely to return to the ice.
Peverley had surgery to correct an abnormal hearth rhythm back in March, and he says he hasn’t had any sort of arrhythmia since then. He’s been cleared to exercise, but still has some hurdles to overcome before he’s deemed healthy enough to return to the NHL ice.
Peverley’s next step will likely be getting off his medication. If his heart reacts favorably, he can begin ramping up his exercise regimen. We’ll keep you posted with any news; It’s safe to say everyone’s rooting for a healthy return here.
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Around the League: Now let’s check out a few late-breaking deals and transactions from the latter part of the week.
Panik Deal: The Lightning signed RW Richard Panik to a one-year, two-way contract late Friday. He’s coming off a three-goal, 10-assists season in a 50-game span. We’d imagine Tampa Bay will be getting a little more production from him in this upcoming campaign, as he’s capable of quite a bit more.
Moss Deal: The Coyotes were also busy on Friday, signing RW David Moss to a one-year contract. He inked that deal exactly one day after agreeing to terms with a Swiss team, so he’ll be stateside this year. He posted eight scores and 14 helpers in 79 appearances last year.
Devane Deal: Also active on Friday were the Maple Leafs. They signed LW David Devane to a two-year deal to bolster their outside depth a bit. Devane logged just two appearances at the NHL level last season and didn’t post any points. The 23-year-old winger will probably see some significant time in the AHL again this year.
NHL Off-Season Schedule: Let’s keep our hockey fix going with a look at the 2014 off-season calendar. There should be plenty to keep us occupied as we gear up for next year.
June 25-July 1: Teams can conduct interviews with unrestricted free agents
June 27-28: 2014 NHL Draft
June 30: Deadline to tender offers to restricted free agents
July 1: Start of free agency period
Early July: Rookie development camps begin
Mid-September: Training camps begin
October 8: First games of the 2014-15 NHL season
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