Greg Wyshynski ESPN Greg Wyshynski is ESPN's senior NHL writer. Follow on Twitter Former NHL player Ryan Kesler said the lack of education about a popular anti-inflammatory medication led to his chronic digestive problems, which he revealed on a Canadian sports documentary. Kesler and other former NHL players spoke out about overuse of medications like toradol, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, on a TSN news segment called "The Problem of Pain," which debuts Tuesday night.
The New York Rangers will have the first overall selection after winning the draft lottery. The Los Angeles Kings and Ottawa Senators round out the top three spots. This year's top three prospects, according to NHL draft analyst Chris Peters, are Alexis Lafreniere, Quinton Byfield and Tim Stutzle.
The Ducks have loaned 21-year-old defensive prospect Hunter Drew to HC Banska Bystrica of the Slovakian league. According to a report on Hokej Portal, the Ducks’ front office reached out to the club to allow for Drew to get playing time prior to the 2020-21 season. Drew was drafted by the Ducks in the sixth round (178 overall) of the 2018 NHL Entry Draft out of the Charlottetown Islanders of the QMJHL.