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The Devils have announced their 2019-2020 preseason schedule. Here are the details on the seven games they’ll play: [NHL]
Ray Shero stops by the Devils “Road to the Draft” podcast for a chat: [NHL]
No Trouba for you ... ba.
TRANSACTION: The Winnipeg Jets have acquired D - Neal Pionk and a first-round selection, 20th overall, in the 2019 NHL Draft from the New York Rangers in exchange for D - Jacob Trouba.— Winnipeg Jets PR (@WpgJetsPR) June 17, 2019
The top pending free agent defenseman is off the market: The Sharks have signed Erik Karlsson to an eight-year, $92 million contract. [TSN]
The Philadelphia Flyers: New GM, same fun ride.
Seven years, $50 million, $7.14M AAV.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 19, 2019
BREAKING: The #Flyers have acquired defenseman Justin Braun from San Jose in exchange for a second-round pick in this year's draft (41st overall) and third-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft.— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) June 18, 2019
David Clarkson’s contract could be on the move. Could his deal come back home?
David Clarkson has submitted his no-trade list to the Golden Knights, per sources.— Jesse Granger (@JesseGranger_) June 18, 2019
His contract still has 1 more year at $5.25M, which is troublesome for cap-strapped VGK. He submitted his list to Vegas, so they could move that contract during or near the draft. @TheAthleticNHL
Jumbo Joe will be back for next season:
At NHL Awards availability, Joe Thornton says he feels great and will return for 2019-20. He also says he isn’t thinking about just one more season, but even more as long as he feels good.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 18, 2019
Salary cap news:
Multiple teams I’ve spoken to are very concerned about this cap forecast. Many fear that when the NHL and NHLPA settle on an upper limit this week, it will be LESS than $82M for next season, or an increase of only slightly more than $2M. https://t.co/KZiHydOZSD— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 18, 2019
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