Here are your links for today:
Sami Vatanen to IR:
This is not the big trade you were looking for:
Elliotte Friedman writes in his “31 Thoughts” column that three moves are holding up the trade deadline excitement: Artemi Panarin in Columbus, along with Matt Duchene and Mark Stone in Ottawa. [Sportsnet]
Antoine Vermette has announced his retirement from the NHL after 14 seasons in the league. [NHL]
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