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FORBES.COM: Eric Macramalla examines the NHLPA’s potential arguments in its grievance case with the Los Angeles Kings over Mike Richards’ contract termination.
TAMPA BAY TIMES: Lightning center Tyler Johnson is recovering on schedule from his broken right wrist. He suffered the injury during the 2015 Stanley Cup Final and hopes to be ready in time for the Lightning’s training camp, which opens on Sept. 17.
FOX SPORTS ARIZONA: Coyotes captain Shane Doan has no intention of waiving his no-trade clause and asking for a trade. A UFA at season’s end, he hopes to continue playing beyond 2015-16.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: That will depend upon his performance in this coming season. Doan turns 39 in October and age has been catching up with him in recent years.
THE HOCKEY NEWS: A nagging wrist injury has force defenseman Sami Salo to announce his retirement. In his 15-year NHL career spent with the Ottawa Senators, Vancouver Canucks and Tampa Bay Lightning, he tallied 339 points in 878 regular-season games, and 31 points in 102 playoff appearances. Salo missed all of last season because of his wrist injury.
NJ.COM: Concussion injuries could force Devils forward Ryane Clowe into retirement. He suffered four concussionss in the last two years, hasn’t played since Nov. 6 and has yet to commit to a comeback.
THE BUFFALO NEWS: Sabres rookie Jack Eichel has entered into an agreement with Bauer Hockey.
ESPN.COM: Edmonton’s Connor McDavid tops ESPN.com’s ranking of the top 100 NHL prospects for 2015-16.
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ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER: The Anaheim Ducks are installing a new, larger scoreboard in their home arena.
STLTODAY.COM: Single-game tickets for St. Louis Blues’ 2015-16 home games go on sale to the public on Aug. 20, 2015.
THE TENNESSEAN: Single-game tickets for Nashville Predators’ 2015-16 home games go on sale Sept. 5, 2015.
STAR-TRIBUNE.COM: Single-game tickets for the Minnesota Wild’s 2015-16 home games go on sale Sept. 19, 2015.