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NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Off-Season Schedule and More
July 18, 2014
The 2014-15 NHL season won’t be getting going for quite a while, but there’s still plenty to check out during the off-season. We’ve seen quite a few important signings this week, and that’s sure to continue through the weekend. Let’s take our daily look around the league and see what’s happening out there right now.
Leafs Moves: Early yesterday, we got word on a couple of signings out of Toronto. The Maple Leafs signed RW Carter Ashton to a one-year, two-way deal which will pay him $850,000. He logged 32 games in Toronto last year but only posted three assists. He’ll likely play a similar part this season.
The Leafs also inked C Peter Holland to a two-year contract. It’s a one-way deal for him. He appeared in 39 games for Toronto during 2013-14, posting five scores and five helpers. He may take another step forward if he looks good in camp.
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Ennis Deal: Here’s a big one out of Buffalo. Yesterday morning, word broke that LW Tyler Ennis had re-signed with the Sabres on a five-year deal. The extension will pay him $23 million.
Buffalo is betting big that Ennis will be able to return to his pre-2012 promise, and they’ve given him some improvements in the supporting staff that may help him do it. He’s coming off a 21-goal season and will need to surpass that mark if the Sabres want to improve in the standings.
Josefson Deal: The Devils signed depth center Jacob Josefson to a minor deal yesterday. He’ll get two years and $1.6 million in Jersey. It’s a one-way contract, mostly for injury insurance. He logged just three points in 27 games last season.
Nestrasil Deal: The Red Wings re-signed RW Andrej Nestrasil to a one-year, two-way deal yesterday. He’ll probably spend all of 2014-15 in the AHL, just as he did last year.
Berube Deal: The defending champion Kings re-signed net-minder J.F. Berube yesterday. He’ll have a two-way contract this year. He was 28-17-2 in 48 games for AHL Manchester last season. Berube will be injury insurance for Jonathan Quick and Martin Jones.
Curry Deal: Similarly, the Wild re-signed goalie John Curry to a one-year, two-way contract yesterday. He’s a depth signing as well, even though he served as the backup net-minder during the early part of the playoffs this past 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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