NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – September 24, 2019

by | Sep 24, 2019 | News, NHL | 2 comments

Updates on Brayden Point, Carey Price, David Krejci, and more in today’s NHL morning coffee headlines.

TAMPA BAY TIMES: Lightning center Brayden Point will join his teammates this week but last spring’s hip surgery could keep him out of the lineup until late October. Point signed a three-year contract yesterday.

Brayden Point sidelined by off-season hip surgery until late October (Photo via NHL Images).

SPECTOR’S NOTE: That might explain why Lightning general manager Julien BriseBois wasn’t panicking over getting Point under contract before the start of the season.

NHL.COM: Elias Pettersson has a four-point night (one goal, three assists) and Brock Boeser collected three assists as the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Ottawa Senators 6-4 in preseason play at Abbotsford, B.C.

TSN.CA: Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price sat out last night’s preseason contest against the Toronto Maple Leafs nursing a bruised left hand. He’s expected to return to the ice before the end of the week.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: No sense risking further injury in a meaningless preseason contest.

NBC SPORTS BOSTON: Bruins center David Krejci suffered a lower-body injury in the first period of last night’s preseason game against the Philadelphia Flyers. “I don’t think it’s serious,” Bruce Cassidy said after the game. “We’ll know more tomorrow.”

NJ.COM: New Jersey Devils winger Kyle Palmieri is considered day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

REVIEW-JOURNAL.COM: Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Nate Schmidt is working to reform the NHL’s PED testing as part of the current NHL CBA negotiations. Last fall, he received a 20-game suspension after testing positive for a trace amount of a performance-enhancing drug.

Schmidt cited environmental contamination and an expert testifying on his behalf at his appeal hearing claimed the amount found in his system was “the equivalent of a pinch of salt in an Olympic-sized swimming pool.” The Golden Knights supported Schmidt, saying in a statement they believed the presence of a banned substance in the defenseman was accidental and unintentional.

NBC SPORTS: Work has begun on a new arena for the New York Islanders at Belmont Park. The venue is expected to be ready for the 2021-22 season.

WGR500.COM: The Buffalo Sabres name Kevyn Adams as their VP of business admininstration. Adams spent 10 seasons as an NHL players from 1997 to 2008 and has had ties with the Sabres since 2009.


  1. Bolts, Kudos on getting Point signed to that great contract.

    I read a TSN article this morning re: Connor and comparables

    It stated Timo Mier contract as one to look at… one that shocked me when I first saw it

    4 @ $6M …. then walk to UFA

    What I hadn’t realized and TSN pointed out …. TM won’t go to UFA status because at the end of this contract 30/6/23 …. he’s still only 26 years old …. his birthday is later in the year

    So still RFA but his last year of the contract is $10 M …. so SJ has to give him a QO if $10 M to keep his rights

    Connor also will only be 26 in 4 years (later birthday as well) …. so a 4 year reasonable Cap contract with very big back end loaded Sal is not out of the realm of reality

    Again …. great contract Bolts

    For those comparing take home pay ……in his (Point) QO in 3 years would be the equivalent to $12.2 M gross Sal in Ottw/Min/Toronto ; and his COLA in the Bay is less than in Toronto

  2. Bruins are always quiet about their injuries, usually but not always the injuries tend to linger on for a long while