NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – June 2, 2018
Updates on Evgeny Kuznetsov, Shea Theodore, Rasmus Dahlin and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
NBC SPORTS WASHINGTON: Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov joined his teammates in practice on Friday, just two days after suffering an upper-body injury (left wrist, arm) during Game 2 of the 2018 Stanley Cup Final. Kuznetsov’s participation in Game 3 tonight in Washington (8 pm ET) remains uncertain as he’s a game-day decision.
LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL: Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore’s growing confidence has him thriving as one of his club’s offensive catalyst during the 2018 NHL playoffs.
SPORTSNET: Top prospect Rasmus Dahlin drew a big crowd at the 2018 NHL Draft combine in Buffalo this week. It’s expected the Buffalo Sabres, who hold the first-overall selection in the upcoming draft, will select the 18-year-old Swedish defenseman.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Sportsnet has the complete list of 104 players who took part in this year’s combine.
NHL.COM: Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill expects winger Valeri Nichushkin to return with his club next season. Nichushkin, whose NHL rights are owned by the Stars, spent the past two seasons playing in Russia.
TSN: Ottawa Senators assistant GM Randy Lee “is accused of inappropriately touching and making lewd comments toward a hotel shuttle driver while in Buffalo for the NHL’s scouting combine.”