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NHL News: Player News and Updates for 8/1/14

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

August 1, 2014

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We’ve reached the end of another workweek, and we’ve seen quite a few noteworthy transactions going on around the NHL landscape. We’re sure to see plenty more over the weekend, so while we’re waiting let’s take a closer look at some of the headlines out there and see who’s in the news. Here’s the latest.

Price Health: This month, we’ll be able to figure out what Carey Price looks like out on the ice, but it’s going to take a couple more weeks to see it. The Canadiens goalie will reportedly be able to start skating again around the middle of this month, which will be his first time on the ice since hurting himself in the Eastern Conference Finals.
The good news here is that Price didn’t need surgery and should be okay.

NHL News: Player News and Updates for 8/1/14

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Lehner Deal: The Senators were busy yesterday, most notably re-signing net-minder Robin Lehner to a three-year, $6.675 million deal.
Lehner played in 36 games last year, but apparently still needs some seasoning at the NHL level. He posted a 3.06 GAA and .913 save percentage. He’ll likely be part of a platoon with Craig Anderson once again this year.

Spaling Deal: The Penguins and C Nick Spaling avoided arbitration yesterday, coming to terms on a two-year, $4.4 million deal. He was a restricted free agent, coming in the June 27 deal with the Predators.
Spaling managed 13 goals and 19 helpers in 71 appearances last year, but will factor mainly as a depth piece in Pittsburgh.

Samuelsson Signs in Sweden: Ex-Red Wing Mikael Samuelsson inked a deal with Djurgarden from the Swedish Hockey League yesterday. That makes sense for the 37-year-old, as he’s coming off an injury-filled campaign in Detroit, logging just three points in 26 games.

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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