Updates on Craig Smith, Marcus Kruger and Bernie Nicholls, plus the latest on the sale of the Penguins and NHL expansion. 

Former NHL star Bernie Nicholls claims he's still suffering from the effects of concussions during his  career.

Former NHL star Bernie Nicholls claims he’s still suffering from the effects of concussions during his career.

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Former NHL star Bernie Nicholls claims he’s suffered ongoing memory loss, headaches and dizziness from concussions suffered during his career. Nicholls is among a group of several former players involved in a lawsuit against the league, claiming it failed to adequately protect them and keep them informed about the risks of continued head trauma.

SPORTSNET’s Elliotte Friedman reports Nashville Predators forward Craig Smith, who filed for salary arbitration, is seeking $4.75 million. The Predators are offering $3 million.

ESPN CHICAGO: Contract negotiations continues between the Chicago Blackhawks and center Marcus Kruger. Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman said there’s nothing new to report.

FORBES.COM: The sale price of the Pittsburgh Penguins could be inflated. Some suggest the club is worth $850 million, while its actual value could be $565 million.

THE HOCKEY NEWS: A weakened Canadian dollar could help Las Vegas and Seattle land NHL expansion franchises, while hurting the chances of Quebec City and the Greater Toronto Area.