Updates on Sidney Crosby, Martin Brodeur, Tyler Johnson, Michal Rozsival and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
TSN’s Darren Dreger reports Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby has agreed to a six-year deal with Adidas, becoming their only global hockey athlete.
POST-GAZETTE.COM: Speaking of the Penguins, veteran winger Pascal Dupuis will be sidelined four-to-five weeks to an injury unrelated to his previous health issues (left knee surgery, blood clots). The Penguins also demoted defenseman Olli Maatta to their AHL affiliate in what is seen as a temporary move to become salary-cap compliant before the start of the season.
NORTHJERSEY.COM: The New Jersey Devils intend to honor former goaltender Martin Brodeur by retiring his number 30 and erecting a statue of him outside their arena. Brodeur’s number will be retired on Feb. 9, 2016.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: A fitting tribute to their greatest goalie in Devils history, one of the NHL’s all-time greats and a future Hall of Famer.
THE TAMPA TRIBUNE: Lightning star Tyler Johnson said he has no idea who the woman is who seemed to hint on The Jimmy Kimmel Show that she’d had a fling with him behind her now ex-boyfriend’s back.
ESPN.COM: has an updated listing of the NHL waiver wire.
NBC SPORTS: After being released from his professional tryout with the Toronto Maple Leafs, winger Devin Setoguchi signed with HC Davos of Switzerland’s National League A.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Best of luck to Setoguchi. Either this will help him in his efforts to return to the NHL, or he could enjoy a good career overseas.
TSN.CA: The Chicago Blackhawks have placed defenseman Michal Rozsival on long-term injured reserve.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: Former NHLer Sean Avery was recently arrested for possession of prescription drugs in Southampton, NY.