The NHL has fined the Vancouver Canucks $50,000 for tampering after general manager Jim Benning mentioned specific players the team might be interested in. Benning noted the Canucks' interest in Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban and Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos last week during a radio interview before the NHL draft in Buffalo, New York.
A person with direct knowledge of the decision has confirmed to The Associated Press that the Colorado Avalanche have placed veteran defenseman Brad Stuart on waivers with the intention of buying out the final year of his contract. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity on Tuesday because the Avalanche have not announced the move. A nagging back injury limited Stuart to appearing in just six games last season.
Eric Lindros knew exactly what day and time the Hockey Hall of Fame would call. Rogie Vachon had given up hoping after 30-plus years of eligibility. The waiting ended for Lindros, Vachon and Makarov on Monday as they were elected as part of the class of 2016 along with the late coach and executive Pat Quinn.