NHL News: Player News and Updates for 8/4/14
NHL Daily Updates: Checking in on the Latest News, Off-Season Schedule and More
August 4, 2014
It’s the start of a new workweek, and after a relatively quiet weekend we should be seeing the NHL off-season transactions picking up once again today. With that in mind, let’s take our daily look around the league and see which players are making headlines out there right now.
Bishop Health: Over the weekend, we saw Lightning goalie Ben Bishop ink a two-year, $11.9 million extension, and we also got an update on his health.
He’s still recovering from off-season wrist surgery, and his rehab has put quite a damper on what he’s able to do in training.
That said, Bishop is expected to be just fine in the big picture, and will most likely be 100 percent for training camp. He’s coming off a .924 save percentage and 2.23 GAA in the 2013-14 campaign.
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Galiardi Deal: The Jets were active over the weekend, inking LW T.J. Galiardi to a one-year, two-way deal for $750,000.
He posted four scores and 13 helpers in 62 games for Calgary last year and will serve mainly as a depth piece in Winnipeg. If he impresses early, however, he could see a pretty decent amount of ice time as the season goes on.
Free Agent Buzz: We got some new info on a couple of prominent free agents without deals this weekend, so let’s check in on them and see what’s happening.
LW Paul Bissonnette has reportedly seen interest from “five to six teams” (one being Washington), so he doesn’t look too far off from a deal. He’s looking for an expanded role after seeing his minutes decline in Phoenix. He’s also said he’ll play overseas if he can’t ink with an NHL squad.
Also, C Jeff Halpern hasn’t found a job just yet, but he’s not sweating it just yet. He can’t be as choosy as he used to be when he was younger, but we’d imagine he’ll catch on with a squad in search of a knowledgeable veteran.
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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