NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – July 7, 2019
The Sabres sign Marcus Johansson, Rasmus Ristolainen gets a speeding ticket, and the Bruins sign Peter Cehlarik. Details in the NHL morning coffee headlines.
WGR 550: The Buffalo Sabres yesterday signed unrestricted free agent winger Marcus Johansson to a two-year, $9.5-million contract.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: This is a reasonable short-term deal with an annual average value is $4.5 million. For a club in need of secondary scoring, Johansson should provide a much-needed boost.
The 28-year-old is a skilled playmaker who can play all three forward positions. He’s exceeded 45 points in five of his nine NHL seasons.
Injuries are a concern, including two concussions in concussions in 2017 and 2018. When healthy, Johansson should be a solid addition to the Sabres offense.
THE BUFFALO NEWS: recently reported Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen was “fined $135,000 and faces a three-month suspended license for speeding in Finland.” The incident occurred on May 3, when Ristolainen was doing 50 mph in a 25 mph zone during a period of heavy traffic. It’s reportedly the most expensive speeding ticket ever in Finland,
SPECTOR’S NOTE: They don’t mess around with traffic fines in Finland.
Boston #Bruins have extended forward Peter Cehlarik to a 1 year / 2-way contract for the 2019-20 season.
Minor: $125,000 ($150,000 gtee)
— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) July 7, 2019