Max Pacioretty injured, Canucks received offers for Ryan Miller, Jets re-sign Paul Postma and more.
MONTREAL GAZETTE: Canadiens winger Max Pacioretty suffered a knee injury during a recent training session in Florida. Though no surgery is required, Pacioretty will require 12 weeks to recover. That means he could miss at least the first two weeks of training camp and possibly the start of the 2015-16 season.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Pacioretty has a unusually high pain threshold and a reputation as a quick healer, earning the nickname “Wolverine” from Habs fans. It’s possible he could recover in time for training camp.
SPORTSNET: Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning revealed he received firm trade offers for veteran goaltender Ryan Miller during a recent Q&A with season ticket holders. That prompted boos from the fans in attendance still displeased that Benning instead dealt popular backup Eddie Lack late last month to Carolina
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Lack played well last season in relief of Miller, who missed considerable time last season to a knee injury. However, he has yet to fully establish himself as a starting goalie. Benning would’ve taken a huge risk by trading Miller and going with an inexperienced tandem of Lack and Jacob Markstrom next season. There was more to Lack’s trade than just his experience. He’s eligible for UFA status next summer and re-signing him would’ve cost more than the rebuilding Canucks were willing to pay, especially with Miller under contract for two more years.
OTTAWA CITIZEN: Senators forward Mike Hoffman and Alex Chiasson filed for salary arbitration earlier this week, but recent history suggests they’ll reach a settlement with the Sens before their scheduled arbitration hearings.
CALGARY SUN: With the Flames development camp now completed, GM Brad Treliving turns his focus toward contract talks with forwards Lance Bouma, Josh Jooris and Paul Byron, who’ve filed for salary arbitration.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: The Jets re-signed defenseman Paul Postma to a two-year contract worth an annual cap hit of $887, 5000.
TORONTO STAR: William Nylander finally has some company on the Maple Leafs prospect list.