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NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Off-Season Schedule and More
July 25, 2014
It’s been a pretty active week in the NHL, and we’re sure to see more off-season transactions and headline-grabbing happenings today. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look around the league and see who’s making news out there right now. Here’s the latest.
Eller Deal: The Canadiens and C Lars Eller were supposed to have been headed for an arbitration hearing today, but it looks like they’ve pulled off an eleventh-hour deal that will keep them from going through with it.
The two sides reportedly exchanged numbers on Wednesday, but it only took a quick glance at each side’s proposal to make it feel that a hearing was inevitable. Eller’s camp reportedly asked for $3.1 million next season, and the Canadiens offered $1.65 million (which would still be a raise over his $1.5 million during the 2013-14 season).
Late last night, though, word broke that the two sides had agreed to terms. Eller will be getting a four-year, $14 million deal. That will give him $3.5 million over each season.
Eller posted 12 goals on 26 points with a minus-15 rating overall (a career-worst). He’ll need a bounce-back year in 2014-15.
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Poulin Deal: Goalie Kevin Poulin came to terms with the Islanders yesterday, inking a one-year, two-way contract that kept the two sides out of arbitration.
In the immediate future, Poulin seems destined for the AHL. The Isles have both Jaroslav Halak and Chad Johnson on their roster with no room for the youngster. Still, New York has shown a lot of faith in Poulin, and he could grow to earn the starter job within the next few seasons if all goes well.
Warsofsky Deal: The Bruins were active yesterday, completing a minor deal with defenseman David Warsofsky. He’ll be getting a one-year, two-way deal with the club.
Warsofsky had a nice year at the AHL level in 2013-14, logging six scores and 26 helpers in 56 appearances. That was good enough for fourth place in points on the Providence squad.
He’ll start things out at the AHL level once again this season, but will get a quick call-up if the Bruins run into injury or performance issues.
Sarich Accident: Bad news for Avalanche defenseman Cory Sarich. He was reportedly injured in a cycling accident this week in Calgary.
Sarich was apparently hit by a car as he was doing some training and got an airlift to the hospital. He’s in stable condition.
As far as a return to the ice, there’s no word on any kind of timeline, so we’ll have to keep an eye out for that information.
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
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