Updates on Phil Kessel, Marcus Johansson and more in this morning’s collection of NHL headlines. 

Phil Kessel brought the Stanley Cup to Toronto's Sick Children's Hospital.

Phil Kessel brought the Stanley Cup to Toronto’s Sick Children’s Hospital.

TORONTO SUN: As part of his day with the Stanley Cup, Pittsburgh Penguins winger and former Maple Leafs star Phil Kessel brought the trophy to Toronto’s Sick Kids Hospital on Monday.


SPECTOR’S NOTE: During his time in Toronto, Kessel devoted considerable time and money to worthy causes such as the Sick Kids Hospital. Even after leaving Toronto a year ago, it’s clear the city still has a place in his heart. 


THE WASHINGTON POST: Winger Marcus Johansson and the Washington Capitals have submitted their contract proposals two days before his schedule arbitration hearing in Toronto. Johansson is seeking $5.25 million per season, while the Caps are offering $3.85 million.


SPECTOR’S NOTE: A settlement between the two sides could see a deal worth around $4.5 million annually. 



THE BUFFALO NEWS:  It’s believed Zemgus Girgensons is seeking a two- or three-year deal from the Buffalo Sabres, but his performance last season indicates he’ll have a difficult time getting it. As for negotiations with defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen, the club is hoping to re-sign him to a long-term deal.


TSN:  Former Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov is ineligible to participate for Russia in this fall’s World Cup of Hockey.


SUN-SENTINEL.COM: The Florida Panthers believe recently-acquired forward Colton Sceviour has only just scratched the surface of his offensive potential.


THE STAR: Former Toronto Maple Leafs star Darryl Sittler claims the stick that was part of a Hockey Hall of Fame display commemorating his record-setting 10-point game was lost in a fire, sparking an investigation by the Hall.