NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – July 20, 2018
Latest on Mike Hoffman and Chris Chelios plus the latest notable contract signings and more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
OTTAWA SUN: Monika Caryk, fiancee of former Senators forward Mike Hoffman, is seeking the disclosure of cyberbullying allegations levied against her by Melinda Karlsson, wife of Senators captain Erik Karlsson.
Caryk swore out an affidavit in Toronto on July 12 denying the allegations, maintaining her innocence and desire to help the Karlssons discover who actually did this. Hoffman was traded last month to the Florida Panthers in a three-team deal.
THE DETROIT NEWS: Hall-of-Famer Chris Chelios is leaving the Detroit Red Wings organization to return to his hometown of Chicago to be closer to his aging mother. He spent two seasons (2014-2016) as an assistant coach and had since served as a team ambassador and special adviser.
WINNIPEG SUN: The Jets avoided salary arbitration with forward Adam Lowry, signing him to a three-year, $8.75-million contract.
NBC SPORTS: The Washington Capitals re-signed defenseman Madison Bowey to a two-year deal worth an annual average value of $1 million.
TRIBLIVE.COM: The Pittsburgh Penguins signed unrestricted free agent center Derek Grant to a one-year, $650K contract.
CALGARY SUN: The Flames placed restricted free agent defenseman Brett Kulak on waivers. He’s slated for an arbitration hearing on July 23.
If unclaimed, this tactic could buttress the Flames’ case that his value isn’t as high as his salary demands, which are currently unknown. Kulak earned over $650K at the NHL level on his previous contract.
LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL: The Vegas Golden Knights and the U.S. Army have reached an agreement that will allow the franchise to use its nickname. The Army has a parachute team also known as the Golden Knights.