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Brock Boeser (wrist, back) is expected to be 100 percent healthy for the start of training camp.

Boeser injured his back on Mar. 5 after he fell into the bench door and he suffered the wrist injury in early February. "My understanding is the cast was taken off a week ago," Canucks GM Jim Benning said. "I haven't talked to Brock about it, but I believe the cast had to be on a month. The doctor that he went back to see in Minnesota is the Vikings' hand specialist and that's the doctor that did Brock's surgery two years ago. We were able to get an appointment for him and we wanted to get him in there and have the doctor have a look at him. The worst-case scenario was that he would require another surgery, but he didn't need to do that."
Source: NHL.com
May 24 - 8:30 PM

Ryan Callahan will have an operation on his shoulder over the summer.

The procedure is to address an issue that has been bothering Callahan all season. He had five goals and 18 points in 67 contests in 2017-18.
May 24 - 6:04 PM

Samuel Morin isn't expected to be ready to resume playing until February due to a torn ACL, per Flyers GM Ron Hextall.

Morin sustained the injury while playing in the AHL on May 9th and will require surgery. This terrible news is coming after Morin already missed most of the 2017-18 campaign due to what was believed to be a recurring groin issue. The 22-year-old has so much potential, but unfortunately he's had terrible luck.
May 24 - 4:55 PM

Gabriel Bourque's contract for 2018-19 is worth $950K.

It's a one-way deal, so Bourque will make that amount even if he gets sent to the minors. That salary represents a moderate increase over the $750K he earned in 2017-18. He had five goals and 11 points in 56 games with Colorado.
May 24 - 4:28 PM

Ryan Suter is making progress in his recovery, but it will be a few weeks before he can start putting weight on his ankle.

"I can’t wait," Suter said. "I feel like once I start walking, then it’s kind of behind me. … There’s a few more weeks for that, and once that happens, hopefully I’ll be ready to go." The goal is for Suter to be ready for the season opener. He suffered a fractured ankle on March 31.
May 24 - 2:55 PM

Kevin Shattenkirk (knee) is expected to resume skating in roughly a month.

Shattenkirk's recovery is on schedule and thus we assume he's still expected to be available for the start of training camp. He wasn't able to play beyond Jan. 18 due to the injury.
May 24 - 2:07 PM

The Edmonton Oilers have reportedly hired Glen Gulutzan and Trent Yawney to serve as assistant coaches.

If that's the case, then Todd McLellan will have plenty of experience on his coaching staff. Gulutzan spent the past two seasons as the Calgary Flames' bench boss and previously was the head coach of the Dallas Stars for two campaigns. Yawney also has some experience as an NHL head coach as he was in charge of the Chicago Blackhawks for about a year and a half during the 2005-06 and 2006-07 campaigns. Yawney has served as an assistant coach with the Anaheim Ducks for the last four seasons.
May 24 - 1:18 PM

The Colorado Avalanche have inked Gabriel Bourque to a one-year contract extension.

Bourque had five goals and 11 points in 56 games last season. He could have become an unrestricted free agent this summer after completing a one-year, $750,000 contract. "Gabriel brings leadership and a veteran presence to our team," said Avalanche GM Joe Sakic. "He plays hard minutes, kills penalties and is reliable at both ends of the ice."
Source: NHL.com
May 24 - 1:02 PM

Evander Kane's newly signed seven-year contract is reportedly worth $49 million.

That meshes with the reports that came out before the signing became official. The contract also involves a pretty strong modified no-trade clause for Kane. If the Sharks want to move him, Kane can limit their options to just three teams and it looks like that no-trade clause extends throughout the life of this contract.
May 24 - 11:20 AM

The San Jose Sharks have signed Evander Kane to a seven-year contract extension.

The San Jose Sharks didn't disclosed the financial terms of the signing, but based on previous reports, it's probably in the ballpark of $7 million per season. The Sharks acquired Kane from the Buffalo Sabres at the trade deadline and he meshed well with San Jose, scoring nine goals and 14 points in 17 regular season games with the Sharks. Overall, he had 29 goals and 54 points in 78 contests last season. The Sharks are taking a risk here given the inconsistent nature of Kane's career to date, but Kane's also just 26-years-old (he'll turn 27 in August), so the Sharks are buying what should be the prime years of his career. "At only 26 years old, Evander has established himself as one of hockey's true power forwards and an impact player," said Sharks GM Doug Wilson. "We think his abilities mesh perfectly with our group of skilled, young players and veteran leaders."
Source: NHL.com
May 24 - 10:59 AM

Laurence Gilman has been hired to serve as an assistant general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Gilman will join the recently promoted Brandon Pridham in working under new GM Kyle Dubas. Gilman's duties will include a focus on player personnel and the AHL's Toronto Marlies. Gilman worked within the Vancouver Canucks' organization from 2008-15, ascending to the role of assistant general manager. He was also part of the NHL's Expansion Draft Rules and Regulations Committee, ahead of the Vegas Golden Knights' draft. "Laurence provides terrific experience to our management team," Dubas said. "His 20-plus years in the NHL have seen him manage nearly every type of department in professional hockey and have success doing so."
Source: Toronto Sun
May 24 - 10:18 AM

Lightning coach Jon Cooper felt the Tampa Bay Lightning were strong in the first two periods of Game 7, even if they weren't rewarded for it.

"If you were going to tell me after watching the two periods that we would be the team down 3-0, I would have said no way," Cooper said. "But we were, and that was tough, and I know from personal experience to get this far you need breaks to go your way. And I just felt we pressed and pressed and pressed, and they got the breaks they needed, and we didn't." Washington ultimately won the game 4-0, making it the Capitals' second straight shutout. With that, they advanced to the Stanley Cup Final while Tampa Bay has been eliminated. It has to be a very frustrating way for the Lightning to finish their season, especially given all the offensive talent they have. The silver lining is that they have a real shot to bounce right back next season.
May 24 - 10:13 AM

Panthers assistant GM Eric Joyce identified Dryden Hunt as "a guy that has a real shot to make our NHL team next year."

Hunt stepped up in the AHL this season with 23 goals and 46 points in 58 games. He also played in 11 contests with the Panthers, though he was limited to an assist over that stretch. "When he came up, the coaching staff was really impressed with his ability to be consistent," Joyce said. "They put him on the fourth-line role, he’s hard on pucks when he forechecks, he covered his guys well. He didn’t score up here, but at the end of the day, did he do his job? Absolutely." If Hunt does make the Panthers, it will probably be in a bottom-six role.
May 24 - 9:20 AM

Anthony Greco might seriously compete for a roster spot with the Panthers in 2018-19.

Greco had 29 goals and 48 points in 75 AHL games this season. If he were to make the Panthers, it would be in a bottom-six role. It helps that he's been playing in all situations in the AHL, including on the penalty kill. "Grecs has certainly worked himself into a situation where he’s going be very competitive for a job on the National Hockey League team next training camp," Panthers assistant GM Eric Joyce said.
May 24 - 9:18 AM

Elvis Merzlikins plans to stay in Europe for the 2018-19 campaign.

Merzlikins had a 2.71 GAA and .921 save percentage in 42 Swiss league games this season. He still has one season remaining on his contract with Lugano, but there was some speculation that he'd try to get out of it so that he could head to North America. Merzlikins put those rumors to rest on Twitter. Columbus selected him with the 76th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.
May 24 - 9:05 AM



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