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The Rangers will begin contract discussions with Henrik Lundqvist's agent this weekend.

The star netminder has a year left on six-year deal that carried a $6.875 million cap hit, so he's sure to get a nice bump up from that once an agreement is reached, which should eventually get done. Even though Lundqvist can't officially sign an extension until July, general manager Glen Sather and Lundqvist's camp can agree to the parameters now. "I will be speaking with Glen Sather at the Draft concerning an agenda for Henrik's status," Lundqvist's agent Don Meehan said. The 31-year-old was 24-16-3 with a 2.05 goals-against average and .926 save percentage this season.
Source: ESPNNY.com
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 09:26:00 PM

Alex Edler left the Canucks first exhibition game in the first period with an "upper body" injury and did not return.

Edler left less than 10 minutes into the game after taking a Sharks clearing attempt in the face. Elder was seen spitting out blood as he left the game. It's highly likely he was kept out of the game for precaution as this is the first preseason game of the year.
Sep 23 - 10:49 PM

Hurricanes center Jordan Staal was injured in Tuesday's preseason battle with the Buffalo Sabres.

Staal appeared to get tangled with Buffalo's Josh Gorges and had to be helped from the ice as he was unable to place any weight on his right leg. We don't like to speculate about the severity of injuries, but this situation doesn't look promising for the Hurricanes forward.
Sep 23 - 9:18 PM

Jonathan Drouin is expected to miss the next three to four weeks with a fractured thumb.

In other words, Drouin will miss the rest of training camp and the start of the regular season. It's a disappointing start to what could be a great season for him. Hopefully he's able to shake off this early injury once he's healthy and this doesn't result in him being overly rusty at the beginning of the season. Just keep in mind that these preseason injuries can sometimes derail a players season as they struggle to get back on track after a falling out of their routine early.
Sep 23 - 12:17 PM

If you have more than $400 million lying around, you might be able to buy the Carolina Hurricanes.

That's in the range of what the New York Islanders sold for and Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. thinks his club has close to the same value. Karmanos isn't desperate to sell the team, but at the age of 71 he is starting to think about who the next owner of the Hurricanes will be. To that end, he's enlisted a New York investment firm, Allen & Co., so that a gradual buyout of his shares can be negotiated. Karmanos is interesting in maintaining control of the team for several more years. "I want to do the proper job in planning," Karmanos said. "Teams have gone up incredibly in value. I'm 71 and have a wife and four young kids at home. You plan. Is it wrong to do that? There's no real intrigue here."
Sep 23 - 9:55 AM

Viktor Stalberg exited Monday's practice with a lower-body injury.

He appeared to keeping the weight off his right leg when he left the ice. Stalberg is slated to be re-evaluated and then we should know about his status. He scored just eight goals and 10 assists in 70 games last season, but it's thought that he'll be better suited playing under new coach Peter Laviolette than he was with Barry Trotz in charge. Stalberg was skating on a line with Calle Jarnkrok and Olli Jokinen in the session. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Sep 23 - 9:38 AM

Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk injured his shoulder in Monday's preseason-opening 2-1 win over Pittsburgh.

Datsyuk reportedly suffered the injury as a result of a Rob Scuderi hit. There's no word on the severity of the ailment, but Red Wings fans will be holding their breath until he gets re-evaluated on Tuesday.
Sep 22 - 10:11 PM

Ryan Johansen and his agent, Kurt Overhardt, have reportedly lowered his contract demands.

The report says the latest offer was set at two years at $4.7 million per year. Overhardt has now reduced their original asking price by more than $2 million per season. The Blue Jackets probably want Johansen's demands to lower a bit more before they start meaningful negotiations.
Sep 22 - 6:06 PM

Mikael Backlund wasn't able to skate on Monday because of an abdominal strain.

The injury has prevented him from participating in training camp and there are indications that it could be worse than initially thought. Coach Bob Hartley said, "I don't have any news to tell you, but I'm worried." Backlund is still being listed as day-to-day.
Source: NHL.com
Sep 22 - 3:57 PM

Jonathan Drouin could end up missing at least another week because of an upper-body injury.

Coach Jon Cooper made the unfortunate announcement on Monday after the potential rookie underwent further testing. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Source: NHL.com
Sep 22 - 3:10 PM

Sidney Crosby did not participate in the team’s scrimmage on Sunday.

Crosby hit the ice on Friday but hasn’t taken part in any on-ice workouts since. The exact injury is unknown, but the Penguins don’t expect their captain to play in their first preseason game against Detroit on Monday.
Sep 21 - 11:13 PM

Jonathan Drouin missed Tampa Bay’s scrimmage on Sunday as he is dealing with an upper-body injury.

Drouin is believed to be dealing with a hand injury. The 19-year-old is listed as day-to-day. The injury shouldn’t affect Drouin’s availability to play in preseason games. "He’ll be in exhibition games," said Lightning head coach Jon Cooper. "I’m not sure about scrimmages, but in exhibition games for sure." The Lightning play their first preseason game at home against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday night.
Sep 21 - 10:18 PM




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