NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – September 27, 2016
Marian Gaborik injured, Nikita Nesterov re-signed & more in this morning’s NHL headlines.
LOS ANGELES TIMES: Kings winger Marian Gaborik will be sidelined for eight weeks after suffering a foot injury during the World Cup of Hockey semifinal between Team Europe and Team Sweden.
TAMPA BAY TIMES: The Lightning re-signed defenseman Nikita Nesterov to a one-year, $725K contract.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: This leaves the Lightning with $5.5 million in salary-cap space, probably not enough to re-sign restricted free agent winger Nikita Kucherov and still leave sufficient room for other roster moves as required over the course of this season. The Lightning will get temporary cap relief by placing sidelined winger Ryan Callahan on long-term injury reserve, but he’s expected to return to action in late November. Something’s got to give, via trade or demotions.
CSN CHICAGO: Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (knee) probably won’t play in the club’s four preseason games.
NEWSDAY’s Arthur Staple reports UFA forward Steve Bernier signed a professional tryout offer with the New York Islanders.
PHILLY.COM: The Philadelphia Flyers sold nearly 18,000 season tickets for 2016-17, an increase of 1,700 over last season.
OTTAWA SUN: The Senators are finalizing a deal that will move their AHL affiliate from Binghamton, NY to Belleville, Ontario.
EDMONTON SUN: The Oilers introduced their first-ever team mascot.