NHL News: Player News and Updates for 8/16/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Off-Season Schedule and More
August 16, 2014
We’ve reached another weekend in the NHL off-season, and there are plenty of news items out there to keep us occupied as the updates and transactions trickle in. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look around the league and check out some of the happenings out there. Here’s the latest.
Powe Deal: We haven’t had a chance to run through this one just yet, so let’s visit with Darroll Powe and check out his new deal.
The left winger inked an AHL contract with Lehigh Valley this week, which puts him back with the Flyers organization. That makes sense; He played in 204 games with them during a three-year span that came to an end in 2011. During that time he posted 22 scores and 21 helpers. He’ll get a call-up pretty quickly if the Flyers need some depth options.
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Bennett Health: We’ve been checking out Bennett’s health from time to time this off-season, and late this week some new reports emerged. Here’s the latest.
Bennett is skating again and participating in drills, though he’s not calling himself 100 percent just yet. He’s still recovering from wrist surgery on May 22, which was his third procedure in the same area during his career.
Bennett is looking to add some additional strength in his wrist before training camp arrives, and at that time he’ll decide if he’s ready to participate in the opener. If healthy, he should end up with a top-six gig.
Tedenby Bolts: Late this week, Mattias Tedenby inked a deal with HV71 of Sweden. He’d previously been headed to the KHL, but after the club went bust he had to reconsider his options. Tedenby played in 15 games with New Jersey this past season.
Silfverberg Deal: The Ducks were active yesterday, inking winger Jakob Silfverberg to a one-year deal. The contract is worth a reported $850,500--and if you’re thinking that sounds cheap, then you’re right. Silfverberg posted 10 scores and 13 helpers in 52 appearances during the 2013-14 campaign.
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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