Finally. It’s done. Here are your links for today:
Ray Shero announced Thursday that Cory Schneider won’t play in any preseason games and could miss the start of the regular season as he works his way back from offseason surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left hip. [NHL]
Ray Shero on Miles Wood, who was not a participant in the opening to training camp on Thursday: “I don’t think there’s a big gap, but there’s some philosophical issues that need to be worked out with how the system works.”
Devils players have reported to training camp and the fun gets underway soon.
The four-part, all-access look at the Devils training camp will premiere Sept. 26 on NHL Network. [NHL]
Deb Placey’s replacement has been hired:
Some big news to share as I begin a new chapter in my career and life. I am beyond thrilled to be heading to MSG Networks for my new role as the New Jersey Devils Game Host.— Erika Wachter (@ErikaWachter) September 12, 2018
I have loved… https://t.co/92YSlkTDVM
After months of speculation, hand-wringing and angst, the Senators finally traded Erik Karlsson … for this?
TRADE:— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) September 13, 2018
To San Jose #Sharks:
D Erik Karlsson
F Francis Perron
To Ottawa #Senators
F Chris Tierney
D Dylan DeMelo
F Rudolfs Balcers
F Josh Norris (rights)
2019 2nd RD pick *higher of two SJ own
2020 1st RD pick *conditional
2021 2nd RD pick *conditionalhttps://t.co/pOmLyOX15A
There’s no contract extension in place, so the Sharks have just one year of Karlsson guaranteed, but what a year it could be. It’s crazy to think that this time last year, Ottawa was getting ready to open camp coming off a surprise run to the Eastern Conference Final. And now this. [NHL] [TSN]
In a mild surprise, Auston Matthews was not named captain of the Leafs. Instead John Tavares, Patrick Marleau and Morgan Rielly will each be alternate captains this season. [NHL]
Aaaaaaand the Lou rule is gone!
Kyle Dubas says the 2018-19 #leafs can have facial hair. Says he believes players will be at their best if they can express themselves.— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) September 13, 2018
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