Dose: The World Juniors: Day 1

Dose: The World Juniors: Day 1
With no action in the NHL on Friday, the Saturday Dose looks at the first day of action in the World Junior Tournament.
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The Penguins are expected to begin talking with Christian Ehrhoff about an extension soon, according to HNIC’s Elliotte Friedman.

Teams can ink players on one-year contracts to extensions after Jan .1. Ehrhoff, who is currently on the injured reserve list, has 10 points in 31 games this season. He was bought out but the Sabres and signed a one-year $4 million contract with the Penguins during the offseason.
Dec 27 - 9:23 PM

The Bruins could look to sign Torey Krug to an extension in the near future, according to HNIC’s Elliotte Friedman.

Jan. 1 is the date that players on one-year contracts can sign new extensions. Krug is obviously an integral part to the Bruins’ defense. He has 13 points 31 games this year, earning $1.4 million. He is set to be a restricted free agent this offseason.
Dec 27 - 9:20 PM

Kings general manager Dean Lombardi has asked Justin Williams’ camp for "a little more time" to work out an extension, according to HNIC’s Elliotte Friedman.

Friedman says that Williams "had a soft deadline of next week." Williams, 33, is enjoying a solid season in Los Angeles, with eight goals and 19 points. He’s also a darling of advanced stat community for his puck-possession prowess. Williams is in the last season of a four-year deal that carried a $3.65 million cap hit.
Dec 27 - 9:17 PM

John Curry made the start for the Wild on Saturday night against the Jets.

Darcy Kuemper was slated to start but he is sick. Curry sports a 2.84 goals-against average and .917 save percentage in the AHL.
Dec 27 - 9:12 PM

Darcy Kuemper is missing Saturday night’s game because he is sick.

He’s still good enough to back up, though. John Curry is in net for the Wild. Kuemper has a 2.64 goals-against average and .901 save percentage this year.
Dec 27 - 9:10 PM

Rasmus Ristolainen suffered an undisclosed injury against the Islanders and won’t return to the game.

Ristolainen played 8:14, with a shot on goal, before leaving the game. He has seven points this season.
Dec 27 - 9:03 PM

Patric Hornqvist suffered an injury to his foot/ankle after getting hit by a teammate’s shot.

Just what the Penguins need: more injuries. Hornqvist had three shots on goal in 6:26. Scott Harrington’s shot struck him in the ankle/foot area, and he returned briefly but ultimately left for the dressing room. Hornqvist has excelled in his first season with the Penguins, tallying 13 goals and 29 points. The hope here is that it’s nothing but a bruise.
Dec 27 - 9:01 PM

Nick Holden will remain a heathy scratch Saturday against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Holden has scored two goals and four assists this season in 31 games for the Avalanche but will be a healthy scratch for the fourth straight game. A minus 16 rating in those 31 games may be the reason for his continuous scratching.
Source: NHL.com
Dec 27 - 8:43 PM
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