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A small update on Kyle Palmieri’s contract situation from Pierre LeBrun, who says that the Devils and Palmieri’s camp have begun “preliminary” discussions: “There’s no sense here an extension is in the works. In fact, a source suggested the conversation was more about the uncertain nature of the NHL landscape and the belief that it might be better to wait a bit before deciding what an extension could look like.” [The Athletic ($)]
Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment has hired a “chief diversity and impact officer” who will lead the organization’s internal and external diversity and inclusion standards, programs and initiatives. [Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment]
A contingent of Devils players, alumni and wives/girlfriends are leading the virtual RWJBarnabas Health “Running with the Devils 5K Run and Walk” in October. More details here if you want to get involved in the event, which raises money for RWJBarnabas Health’s Emergency Response Fund: [RWJBH.org]
The Stanley Cup Final is set. Game 1 is Saturday.
The Stanley Cup Final is set— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 18, 2020
Stars. Lightning. Here we go. pic.twitter.com/g3MHY5UwZg
Coyotes have a new GM:
It's official.— Arizona Coyotes (@ArizonaCoyotes) September 17, 2020
Welcome to the desert, GM Armstrong. https://t.co/udMrBPJ9FV
With Alex Ovechkin’s contract ending after next season, what will he be looking for in a new deal? Citing an unnamed source, Russian Machine Never Breaks reports that he may seek around $12 million per season. [Russian Machine Never Breaks]
ICYMI: Buffalo sends Marcus Johansson to Minnesota in exchange for Eric Staal.
The Habs sign defenseman Joel Edmundson:
Per Canadiens:— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) September 16, 2020
Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced today that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Joel Edmundson on a one-way, four-year contract (from 2020-21 to 2023-24) with a $ 3,500,000 AAV.
The 2021 World Junior Championship won’t have fans and will be held in a bubble in Edmonton, the IIHF has announced. [ESPN]
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