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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 7/16/14

NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Off-Season Schedule and More

July 16, 2014

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Most of the big signings in the NHL have already occurred, but we’ve seen several other interesting off-season happenings in the league this week. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look at the headlines and see which players are making news out there. Here’s the latest.

Erixon Deal: The Blue Jackets inked defenseman Tim Erixon to a one-year deal yesterday. He’s coming off a five-goal, 33-assist season in AHL Springfield and appeared in a pair of games for the Jackets last season. His role should increase this year.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 7/16/14

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Panthers Moves: The Panthers made a few relevant transactions earlier this week, so let’s touch on those and see what they’ve done.
Defenseman Dylan Olsen inked a two-year deal with the team. He came over from Chicago in November and ended up playing in 44 games for Florida. He posted 12 points in that frame.
Ryan Martindale inked a one-year, two-way deal with the club. He notched 37 games at the AHL level last season, and will probably have a bigger role with Florida this year.
Winger Garrett Wilson signed a one-year, two-way deal as well. He made his NHL debut in March and appeared in three games at that level.

Around the League: Now let’s check in on a few transactions and other happenings around the NHL.

The New York Islanders placed Kirill Kabanov on unconditional waivers yesterday, which effectively ends their attempts to mold him into a competent NHL player. He’s had some major maturity issues over the years, and it remains to be seen whether or not someone else will try to take a chance on him.

The Minnesota Wild inked Jason Zucker to a two-year deal yesterday. He’s coming off a 2013-14 season in which he played just 21 games due to a quad issue. He posted four goals and an assist before undergoing surgery in March. Zucker will come into the new season at 100 percent health, though.

The Coyotes signed a pair of players yesterday. One was Brandon McMillan. He’s on a one-year, $625,000 deal and looks like a depth pickup.
The other was RW Jordan Szwarz, who signed a two-year contract. He’ll likely make the roster, even after just three goals in 26 games last year.

NHL Daily Schedule: The league action will be picking back up again on Wednesday, October 8. Let’s check out the schedule for that evening and see what we can expect on opening night.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014:

7:00 PM ET:
Montreal Canadiens at Toronto Maple Leafs

7:30 PM ET:
Philadelphia Flyers at Boston Bruins

10:00 PM ET:
Vancouver Canucks at Calgary Flames
San Jose Sharks at Los Angeles Kings

NHL Off-Season Schedule: Let’s keep our hockey fix going with a look at the remaining 2014 off-season calendar. There’s been quite a bit of action keeping us occupied so far, and we’ve still got more to look forward to.

Mid-September: Training camps begin
October 8: First games of the 2014-15 NHL season

For the latest article updates, follow Andrew on Twitter @SCPAndrew.

 

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