Zdeno Chara could be close to heading over to Europe, as the NHL regular season is set to open soon without a deal imminent between the NHL and the NHLPA on a new collective bargaining agreement.
Based on the odds provided by online oddsmaker Bovada, the Chicago Blackhawks are the favorites to win the Stanley Cup in 2015.
Leon Draisaitl is expected to help fill Edmonton's void at center and that could start as early as this season.
Frederik Andersen is penciled in as Anaheim's starting goalie entering training camp, but not even coach Bruce Boudreau knows how the team's crease situation will turn out yet.
Eric Staal got back on the ice Friday for an informal skate and said he felt good after having off-season surgery to repair a core muscle injury.
Justin Schultz has signed a one-year, $3.675 million contract with the Edmonton Oilers.
Pittsburgh coach Mike Johnston knows Penguins prospect Derrick Pouliot well from their days with the WHL's Portland Winterhawks.
The Boston Bruins have reportedly had "casual discussions" with David Krejci about a contract extension.
Johnny Boychuk would like to stay with the Bruins.
Robin Lehner just wants a "fair chance" to earn his starts in Ottawa's crease.
Daniel Alfredsson decision to play this coming season probably won't come until just before Sept. 18, according to Detroit GM Ken Holland.
Cory Sarich has been slowly recovering from injuries he sustained when he was hit by a Ford F-350 truck while cycling.