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