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July 17, 2014
It’s been a pretty slow period in sports this week, but there are some notable happenings going on in the NHL right now. We’re seeing some interesting signings and other headlines coming out of the league, so let’s take a quick look at some of the notable items everyone’s talking about.
Lombardi Signing: Journeyman forward Matthew Lombardi agreed to a deal with the Rangers yesterday. He played in Switzerland last year, logging 20 scores and 30 helpers in just 46 games of action. Lombardi makes a nice signing for a New York team trying to add minor pieces that will help them get back to (and hopefully win) the NHL Stanley Cup Finals.
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Around The League: Let’s take a quick look at a few of the notable happenings and transactions occurring around the NHL over the past day or two.
Semyon Varlamov of the Avalanche hurt his ankle in what’s being called a “very minor” injury. He sustained the injury while at a camp in Switzerland. By all accounts, Varlamov will be back to his old self very soon.
Oilers Signings: The Oilers inked a couple of players this week. They signed Tyler Pitlick to a one-year deal Tuesday. He posted just one score in 10 games with the club last year, but looked really good in AHL play. The team also locked up LW Curtis Hamilton on a one-year contract. He hasn’t made his debut in the NHL just yet, but could this season.
Calvin de Haan inked a three-year deal with the Islanders this week. The contract is worth $5.9 million. If he can stay healthy again, he’ll be a key part of their defensive plans.
Don’t expect to see the Sabres’ Matt Hackett on the NHL ice anytime soon. Thanks to his knee injury, he’ll be out until December or January. We may see him emerge from AHL late in the season, but it looks like all that hope he’d make it as Buffalo’s backup goalie isn’t going to come to fruition.
Taylor Doherty inked a one-year deal with San Jose yesterday. He very well could be making his NHL debut this season. In a related signing, Jason Demers inked a two-year contract with San Jose. He’ll average $3.4 million per 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
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