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Jonas Gustavsson will reportedly attend the Boston Bruins' training camp on a tryout basis.

Gustavsson had a 2.56 GAA and .911 save percentage in seven contests with the Detroit Red Wings last season. With the Bruins, Gustavsson would have a chance to secure the backup gig over Zane McIntyre, Malcolm Subban, and Jeremy Smith.
Sep 4 - 8:41 PM

Daniel Cleary has inked a one-year, $950,000 contract with the Detroit Red Wings.

It's a one-way deal, which means he'll earn that amount even if he's sent to the AHL. However, that cap hit is still small enough that it can be buried in the minors if the Red Wings do demote him. He had a goal and an assist in 17 games last season.
Sep 4 - 6:56 PM

Christian Ehrhoff has officially signed with the Los Angeles Kings.

Ehrhoff's one-year, $1.5 million contract was reported nearly two weeks ago, but now we have confirmation. He had three goals and 14 points in 49 contests last season, but has the potential to do significantly better offensively if he can stay healthy.
Sep 4 - 5:20 PM

Chris Drury will serve as the New York Rangers' director of player development.

Drury had 255 goals and 615 points in 892 career NHL games with the Colorado Avalanche, Calgary Flames, Buffalo Sabres, and New York Rangers. He won the Stanley Cup with Colorado back in 2001. He also recorded at least 20 goals in nine separate seasons and surpassed the 40-point mark 10 times.
Sep 4 - 4:29 PM

Rich Peverley has decided to end his playing career and instead serve as the Dallas Stars' player development coordinator.

Peverley's last game was on March 10, 2014 when he collapsed while on the bench due to a cardiac event. He had 84 goals and 157 points in 442 games with the Nashville Predators, Atlanta Thrasher, Boston Bruins, and Dallas Stars. Along the way he won the Stanley Cup with Boston in 2011. "We want to congratulate Rich and his family on his great playing career and look forward to the contributions he'll make in his new role," said Stars GM Jim Nill.
Sep 4 - 2:57 PM

Chris Lamoriello, the son of Lou Lamoriello, is taking "a step back" from the New Jersey Devils organization.

Even after Lou Lamoriello resigned as the Devils' president so that he could become the Toronto Maple Leafs' general manager, but Chris Lamoriello initially remained with New Jersey. However, that proved to only be a very short-term arrangement. "I brought in Tom (Fitzgerald) as assistant general manager (on July 24), so some of the duties for Chris would be changing," new Devils GM Ray Shero said. "We both spent a lot of time on this, me and Chris, and after we both talked a lot and gave a lot of consideration to it, this is probably the best move for him at this point to take a step back and go from there." Chris had been serving as the general manager for the Devils' AHL team for the last 14 seasons.
Sep 4 - 2:24 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning expect Tyler Johnson (wrist) to be fine for the start of training camp.

Johnson broke his first during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, but still participated in the remainder of the series. He had 29 goals and 72 points in 77 games last season.
Sep 4 - 1:01 PM

A woman has reportedly been subpoenaed that was with Patrick Kane's alleged rape victim.

The woman in question will be in front of a grand jury on Sept. 8. Kane hasn't been charged with a crime, but there is an ongoing police investigation. Former Erie County District Attorney Frank Clark believes that it could be weeks or even months before the grand jury makes any decisions.
Source: WGRZ
Sep 4 - 10:44 AM

Kristers Gudlevskis might have a chance to make the Lightning as the team's backup goaltender.

Andrei Vasilevskiy was projected to serve in that role, but he needed surgery to remove a blood clot and address a type of Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, so he is consequently out for the next two-to-three months. Tampa Bay needs a replacement for at least the start of the campaign and while they might attempt to fill that void with a free agent signing, if the Lightning decide to address the void internally, then Gudlevskis should get a very long look. Gudlevskis had a 2.81 GAA and .900 save percentage in 46 AHL games in 2014-15.
Sep 4 - 10:21 AM

Ben Bishop is suddenly looking like a better goaltending option for fantasy owners.

That's because Andrei Vasilevskiy (blood clot/Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome) is projected to miss the first two-to-three months. While Bishop was going into the season as the number one goaltender either way, Vasilevskiy presented him with a genuine threat for playing time. Now Bishop is expected to be leaned on heavily early in the season and we'll have to see what happens with Vasilevskiy once he's healthy. Vasilevskiy might simply be inserted into the lineup, but the young netminder could be rusty given that he will have missed the entirety of training camp in addition to a decent chunk of the campaign. Either way, it now seems far less likely that Bishop will lose the starting gig this season.
Sep 4 - 10:17 AM

Andrei Vasilevskiy will miss the next two-to-three months after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot near his collarbone and address a type of Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.

In other words, Vasilevskiy will be absent for the first one or two months of the regular season. The timing of this injury is particularly unfortunate as the stage was set for Vasilevskiy to not only make the team, but offer serious competition for Ben Bishop. While he's injured, Kristers Gudlevskis might get a chance to serve as the team's backup instead, although it wouldn't be surprising if the Lightning pursue a free agent option.
Sep 4 - 10:14 AM

Henrik Zetterberg thinks that Red Wings coach Mike Babcock's decision to move on might ultimately be for the best.

"I want to thank Mike for the time he had here, but I think both him and us probably decided it was time," Zetterberg said. He feels that between the Red Wings' summer signings and the appointment of a new coach, Jeff Blashill, the Detroit has been given a fresh start. He also feels that sometimes teams need a new voice behind the bench. Babcock will be working for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season.
Sep 3 - 10:32 PM

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has taken Slava Voynov into custody.

Voynov, who is a Russian citizen, had been serving a jail sentence after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor domestic violence charge. He's now in an unspecified location and waiting a hearing with an immigration judge. The NHL has suspended him indefinitely and he consequently hasn't played with Los Angeles since Oct. 19.
Sep 3 - 7:31 PM

Nick Merkley has inked a three-year, entry-level deal with the Arizona Coyotes.

Merkley was taken by Arizona with the 30th overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, which is the selection the Coyotes got from Chicago in the Antoine Vermette trade. Merkley had 20 goals and 90 points in 72 WHL games last season. As you might suspect he has a ton of offensive upside and might prove to be a steal for Arizona as many experts did have him slotted to go earlier in the draft. That being said, he probably won't end up making the team's 2015-16 roster.
Sep 3 - 7:04 PM

The Calgary Flames have extended a professional tryout offer to Ryan Wilson.

Wilson originally signed with Calgary as an undrafted free agent in 2008, but the Flames dealt him to Colorado in a 2009 trade involving Jordan Leopold. Wilson has gone on to record seven goals and 67 points in 230 contests with the Avalanche. He played in just three contests last season though, due to a shoulder injury.
Sep 3 - 5:48 PM

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