NHL Morning Coffee Headlines – October 3, 2017
Flames sign Jagr, Blue Jackets re-sign Anderson, latest waiver news & more in your NHL morning coffee headlines.
CALGARY SUN: The Flames yesterday signed free-agent right wing Jaromir Jagr to a one-year, bonus-laden contract. Jagr’s base salary is $1 million and he could also earn an additional $1 million in bonuses.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Flames’ lack of scoring punch on right wing was the reason behind the signing of the 45-year-old Jagr, who tallied a respectable 46 points in 82 games last season. It’s assumed he’ll be skating on one of the top two lines.
Jagrs not the dominant player he used to be but he still has solid offensive skills. He could become a complimentary player for young guns Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau.
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH: The Blue Jackets ended their contact standoff with forward Josh Anderson, signing him to a three-year deal worth $1.85 million per season.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: That contract was reportedly on the table since early-July, making his impasse with the Jackets a waste of time. Missing training camp and the preseason could adversely affect his early-season play.
TWINCITIES.COM: Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise (back injury) will miss the opening two games of the regular season.
PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE: Penguins winger Patric Hornqvist (hand surgery) appears unlikely to suit up for the club’s season opener on Wednesday.
THE WASHINGTON POST: Capitals winger Tom Wilson faces a disciplinary hearing for boarding St. Louis Blues forward Sam Blais during a game on Sunday.
THE DETROIT NEWS: Forward David Booth’s NHL comeback with the Red Wings was successful, earning a one-year, two-way contract.
NBC SPORTS: The Chicago Blackhawks placed defenseman Michal Rozsival (post-concussion symptoms) on long-term injury reserve.
The Philadelphia Flyers placed veteran winger Matt Read on waivers.
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL: Vegas Golden Knights owner Bill Foley said his team is ready to provide the city with “whatever support is needed” in the wake of Sunday night’s shooting massacre outside the Mandalay Bay hotel in downtown Las Vegas.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: My sincere condolences to the families and friends of the dead and my best wishes for quick recoveries for the injured.