NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 3, 2016
Updates on Niklas Hjalmarsson, James Wisniewski, Peter Mueller & Henrik Lundqvist in your NHL morning headlines.
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CHICAGO TRIBUNE: Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson faces a phone hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety today regarding a hit to the head of St. Louis Blues forward Ty Rattie on Saturday. He could face a potential suspension of up to five games and a $5,000.00 fine. Hjalmarsson has a previous suspension on his resume for an illegal hit on Jason Pominville in 2010.
TAMPA BAY TIMES: The Tampa Bay Lightning released defenseman James Wisniewski from his professional tryout offer.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I wouldn’t be surprised to see Wisniewski land with another NHL club before the start of the upcoming season. Perhaps a club in need of experienced blueline depth, such as the Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers, Detroit Red Wings or New Jersey Devils, might give him a call.
NBC SPORTS: After being released from a professional tryout with the Boston Bruins, forward Peter Mueller’s attempt at an NHL comeback could be over.
NEW YORK POST: Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist remains determined to win a Stanley Cup for the New York Rangers.