• Sabres sign Zemgus Girgensons: two years, $3.2M
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    Sabres sign Zemgus Girgensons: two years, $3.2M

    The Buffalo Sabres basically wrapped up their mandatory summer moves by signing RFA Zemgus Girgensons to a two-year, $3.2 million contract on Thursday. That translates to a cap hit of $1.6M per year; the team confirmed those terms. The 23-year-old

  • Morning Skate: Pastrnak stalemate 'could go into training camp'

    Morning Skate: Pastrnak stalemate 'could go into training camp'

    Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while really interested to see what Don Sweeney is going to do now. *John Tavares is in no rush whatsoever to re-sign with the New York Islanders and that may not be a great sign for them if they don’t really clean up a few things including their rink situation. *The NHL doesn’t have an NCAA loophole problem, according to the Hockey News. I don’t have a big issue with it right now either, but it could really become a problem if every single drafted college player begins following this path to free agency. *Las Vegas resident Deryk Engelland is acting as the Golden Knights welcome wagon for all the new players coming into Sin City for the expansion franchise.

  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Ex-Blues forward Lehtera anxious to prove himself | -

    In May, a disappointed Jori Lehtera left Scottrade Center the day the Blues cleaned out their lockers and vowed to be back in St. Louis earlier than usual to prepare for the 2017-18 season. True to his word, Lehtera was at the IceZone in Hazelwood this week, participating in the informal practices taking place at the team facility a month ahead of training camp. But Lehtera was doing so in the black and orange uniform of the Philadelphia Flyers, the club he will report to in September following the Blues’ surprising swap for Brayden Schenn at the NHL draft. “It’s not really (weird) being here,” said Lehtera, whose wife, Lotta, is soon expected to deliver the couple’s first child. “It’s really