Updates on Bryan Bickell and Victor Hedman, plus the latest on the Rangers, Penguins and Islanders, and the RFA offer-sheet compensation rates.
CHICAGO SUN-TIMES: Blackhawks forward Bryan Bickell is expected to miss Game Two of the Stanley Cup Final to a mystery ailment which has sidelined him since Game 7 of the Western Conference Final.
THE TAMPA TRIBUNE: An alleged bite from Chicago’s Andrew Shaw on Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman during the first game of the Stanley Cup Final provided fodder for a pun-filled article.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: A source claims Rangers GM Glen Sather is undecided about returning to the job next season. Meanwhile, Rangers defensemen Dan Girardi and Marc Staal recently underwent successful ankle surgeries and are expected to make full recoveries in time for training camp in September.
PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE: The potential sale of the Penguins won’t affect how general manager Jim Rutherford conducts business.
NEWSDAY: The New York Islanders will build a practice facility in Nassau County.
Find below the restricted free agent offer-sheet compensation rates for 2015:
|Average annual value||Compensation|
|Less than $1,205,377||Nothing|
|$3,652,659-to-$5,478,986||First and third-round picks|
|$5,478,986-to-$7,305,316||First, second and third-round picks|
|$7,305,316-to-$9,131,645||Two firsts, a second and third-round picks|
|$9,131,645 or greater||Four first-round picks|