NHL News: Player News and Updates for 7/19/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Off-Season Schedule and More
July 19, 2014
We’ve reached yet another weekend in the NHL off-season, and the news from around the league continues to trickle in. With that in mind, let’s keep ourselves occupied by taking our daily look at the headlines and seeing which players everyone’s talking about right now.
Pouliot Status: Late this week, we got some fresh information on the health of the Penguins’ Derrick Pouliot, so let’s check that out. The latest news is that he’s been progressing well and at the expected pace from his shoulder surgery this past May. Pouliot went under the knife to repair a torn labrum.
Though he expects to be back with the team for training camp, the Penguins don’t have a concrete timetable for his full return to the ice. He’s around two months in, and the recovery timetable here is in the 4-6 month range. As long as he doesn’t have any setbacks, we could see him in games late this year.
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Hiller Status: Late this week, we got a health update on Flames goalie Jonas Hiller. According to reports, he went under the knife recently for a minor procedure designed to address his appendicitis.
This shouldn’t affect Hiller’s availability going forward. He’ll be just fine in time for training camp, which should be an interesting time as we’ll get to see a battle between him and Karri Romo.
Kulikov Deal: The Panthers and defenseman Dimitry Kulikov agreed to terms yesterday on a three-year deal. The contract is worth a total of $13 million.
Kulikov is coming off an 81-game season in 2013-14, and posted eight scores and 11 helpers in that time. One glaring drawback to his game was his minus-26 rating, so we’ll see if that gets any better this season.
Cunningham Deal: The Bruins made a minor signing yesterday, nabbing LW Craig Cunningham on a one-year, two-way deal.
Cunningham made his league debut last year, playing in a pair of games. In his AHL time, he managed 25 goals (a team-high) and 22 assists. Bruins fans can bank on checking him out for an extended stretch this season.
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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