New salary cap for 2015-16 announced, changes coming to regular-season overtime plus updates on Kris Letang, Mike Fisher and more.

NHL.COM: The salary cap limits for 2015-16 have been announced. The Lower Limit (cap floor) is $52.8 million, with an Adjusted Midpoint of $62.1 million and an Upper Limit (salary cap ceiling) of $71.4 million.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: That’s because the NHLPA voted to approve their annual five percent cap escalator. While the cap isn’t as high as the original projection of $73 million, it’s not as low as it could’ve reached had the PA not voted for the escalator. This season’s cap ceiling was $69 million.

TSN.CA: Pending approval by the board of governors, the NHL will adopt three-on-three overtime for regular season games starting next season. The shootout remains in place to decide games still tied after the overtime period.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Given how much open ice will be available in three-on-three overtime, it could reduce the number of games decided by shootout.

Penguins defenseman Kris Letang expects to be ready for training camp in September.

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang expects to be ready for training camp in September.

USA TODAY: Even NHL players are discussing the pros and cons of a possible league expansion into Las Vegas.

NBC SPORTS: Pittsburgh Penguins oft-injured defenseman Kris Letang expects to be ready for training camp in September. After suffering a concussion in late-March, Letang was cleared earlier this month to begin workouts.

STLTODAY.COM: Don’t expect the Blues to trade goaltender Brian Elliott. He said he’s not interested in requesting a trade, while management still considers Elliott part of their plans next season.

THE TENNESSEAN: The Nashville Predators could announce a new contract for center Mike Fisher by the end of this week. The club remains in contract talks with center Mike Ribeiro.

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS: The Sharks are in talks with defenseman Brenden Dillon on a new contract which would be between three to six years in length. Dillon is a restricted free agent on July 1.

TWINCITIES.COM: After a letter to the Minnesota Wild by 11-year-old Jordyn Leopold, daughter of defenseman Jordan Leopold, play a role in the club acquiring her father at the March trade deadline, she’s now hoping they’ll re-sign him for two more years.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The cynic in me says, “Don’t push your luck.” The optimist says, “Hey, it worked before! No harm in trying again.”

NHL.COM: The Boston Bruins signed NCAA goaltender Zane McIntyre to a two-year entry-level contract.

CBS SPORTS: The Washington Capitals will unveil a throwback third jersey for 2015-16.